Vape the Best – Our Top Reviewed Batteries

Regardless of whether you’re a vaping veteran or are brand new to the hobby, you don’t want to waste your time with inferior products. We’ll be sharing some of our best user-reviewed products across a few different vaping categories to get you going.

Look – we get it. When it comes to vaping and your electronic cigarette components, batteries are far from the “sexiest” element. To appropriate a phrase of one of our favorite television characters (Saul Goodman, AKA Jimmy McGill) from our all-time favorite show (“Breaking Bad”): Batteries are like lawyers – you hope to never be in a position to need them, but man oh man, when you do…

So, appropriately enough, for our fifth and final article in our “Vape the Best” series, we’ll be focusing on the top user-reviewed batteries available on – check ‘em out!

LG HE4 18650 2500mAh (2 Pack)


These LG batteries earn the distinction of being our top-reviewed batteries on the entire store…and from a brand as reputable as LG, you know you’re getting a quality product:

“If you’re looking for an outstanding battery that’s built to perform with the most advanced devices of today, you’re going to adore using the LG HE4 18650 batteries. Where the HE4 battery really begins to shine is through its 2500mAh capacity, which will allow you to have longer durations of vape time before having to recharge. Furthermore, you know you’re getting an incredible battery when it’s made in China by LG. The LG brand has become known for its amazing products and quality, and has even become a household name due to its many products and popularity. There are a slew of batteries of the market, but there are none that perform quite like the HE4 18650 batteries by LG.”

Here are the official specifications:

  • Battery Capacity: 2500mAh
  • Nominal Voltage: 3.7V
  • Cutoff Voltage: 2.5V
  • Continuous Maximum Charge Current: 4A
  • Continuous Maximum Discharge Current: 20A
  • Maximum Discharge Current: 35A
  • Upgrade From LG 18650HE2

And check out this terrific review from Wendi:

“When I purchased my Sigelei 150 from the local B&M, I received a free pair of Imren batteries. It was cool, but I had just ordered a pair of Efest. I remember saying to the “Master Builder”, I shouldn’t have ordered them! My answer was, you can NEVER have too many batteries! Oh man, was he right! I now have several sets of “married” batteries, and 2 pair are LG’s. I knew LG made great products and I’m not surprised that their batteries are great too! I was thinking about buying another pair, that’s why I was on ecig, so I decided to also write another review ;) Awesome prices, awesome customer service & support too! Thanks Swenda! And Kathy~#YouRock!!!”

Samsung 18650 2000mAh 20R (2 Pack)

Samsung 18650

Even more so than LG, Samsung is a huge company whose products are widely respected around the world and are seen as among the best in their respective classes. Those who have owned a Samsung television know this pretty well, but does their high build quality extend to their batteries?

If our user reviews are any indication, that answer is a resounding yes, as these 18650 2000mAh batteries boast a perfect average of 5/5 stars on The official technical specs include:

  • Nominal capacity: 2000 mah
  • Nominal voltage: 3.6v
  • After a fresh charge: 4.2v
  • Max Continuous Rated Discharge: 22 amps (at 25 degrees C)
  • Cycle info: Drops to 60% after 250 full charge/discharge Cycles
  • Don’t discharge below: 2.5v
  • Standard Charge: CC/CV @ 1 amp / 4.20 volts +/- .05v, 100 mA cut-off
  • (Max) Rapid Charge: CC/CV @ 4amps / 4.20 volts +/- .05v, 100 mA cut-off
  • Weight: 45g
  • Height: 64.85 +/- 0.15mm
  • Diameter: 18.33 +/- 0.07mm
  • Operational Charging Temperature Range: 0 to 50 degrees C (best below 45 degrees C)
  • Operational Discharging Temperature Range: -20 to +75 degrees C (best below 60 degrees C)
  • You can store them for 1.5 years at -30 to + 25 degrees C, 3 months at 30 to 45 C and 1 month at 30 to 60 C (in other words, store them in a cool place and they’ll last longer)

Here’s what Derek had to say about these Samsung batteries in his June 2015 review:

“Lasts almost two days with moderate vape use. I don’t have anything to compare it to but as far as I can tell it’s preforming really well. Good thick plumes all the way to the end.”

Sounds like a winner to us!

Samsung 25R INR 18650 2500mah (2 Pack)

Samsung 25R INR

Are you starting to see a pattern here? If not, it’ll become clear by the time you see our fourth and final highest rated battery. Until then, let’s learn about what makes these Samsung babies some of our most popular sellers:

“If you’re looking for a great performing battery for your vaping device, then you’ve come to the right place and found the perfect product! This Samsung 25R INR 18650 Battery is the perfect choice for any regulated mod. It features a flat top design and has a 2500mAh capacity. With this type of capacity, you’ll get longer durations between your charges, giving you more time to vape!” 

“There are plenty of batteries out on the market, but it is worldwide known that the quality products Samsung produces is unrivaled. Samsung is a great brand, and we use many of their products today in our homes, and there are many vapers that feel that Samsung is the most trusted source when it comes to batteries for their mods. That being said, if you’re looking for a solid battery, the Samsung 25R INR 18650 2500mAh battery is an excellent choice.”

Technical specs:

  • Flat Top
  • Nominal Capacity: 2500mAh
  • Max Continuous Rated Discharge: 20 Amps (at 25 Degrees C)
  • Nominal Voltage: 3.6V
  • Full Charge: 4.2V
  • Cycle Info: Capacity Drops To 60% After 250 Full Charge/Discharge Cycles
  • Don’t Discharge Below: 2.5V
  • Standard Charge: CC/CV @ 1 amp / 4.20 Volts +/- .05V, 100 mA Cut-Off
  • (Max) Rapid Charge: CC/CV @ 4 amps / 4.20 volts +/- .05V, 100 mA cut-off
  • Impedance: 22.15 +/- 2 milliohms
  • Weight: 45g
  • Height: 64.85 +/- 0.15mm
  • Diameter: 18.33 +/- 0.07mm
  • Operational Charging Temperature Range: 0 to 50 degrees C (Best Below 45 Degrees C)
  • Operational Discharging Temperature Range: -20 to +75 Degrees C (Best Below 60 Degrees C)
  • You Can Store Them For 1.5 Years at -30 to +25 Degrees C, 3 Months at 30 to 45 C, and 1 Month at 30 to 60 C (In Other Words, Store Them In A Cool Place and They’ll Last Longer)

Here’s why these are Kyle’s go-to choice:

“These batteries are amazing they have great power all the way thru the charge and last all day long and some…I vape with these all day long in my Kanger Subox Nano and absolutely love them and the price is amazing for 2 batteries can’t get a better deal.”

LG INR HG2 18650 20A 3000mah (2 Pack)


Still having trouble seeing the pattern? Well, we guess it’s not so much a traditional pattern, per se…more of a trend. The trend being that two of the biggest electronic manufacturers in the world apparently know how to make some damn fine batteries. Is it surprising? Perhaps not…but LG and Samsung own our top four reviewed batteries on the site. Let’s learn a bit more about the INR HG2s from LG:

“The all new HG2 Battery is a delightful battery to use with your regulated mods, because it promotes superior quality and highly consistent – a perk that LG has become known for throughout their products. The LG HG2 Battery comes in an 18650 size, which is standard for most devices. It has outstanding battery life, with a capacity of 3000mAh. It also has a continuous current of 20A, if you’re using a mechanical mod, we strongly advise a battery with higher discharge current. Furthermore, the positive terminal on the HG2 has a flat top, which is more commonly accepted with today’s devices.” 

Specs include:

  • High Drain – 20A Constant Current
  • Model: LG 18650 HG2
  • Nominal Capacity: 3000mAh
  • Nominal Voltage: 3.6V
  • Full Charge Voltage: 4.2V
  • Operating Temperature (Cell Surface): Charge 0C – 50C / Discharge -20C – 75C
  • Weight (Max): 48.0g
  • Positive Terminal: Flat Top

Judy is a fan of the safety that name brand batteries like these provide:

“Best batteries for a great price! 3000 mah provides longer Vaping time. Authentic batteries are very important for safety. Always purchase batteries from a trusted vendor.”

Thanks as always for reading, especially if you caught the previous four pieces in this series! In case you missed them, here are links to our Best Reviewed E-Juice, Best Reviewed Starter Kits, Best Reviewed Mods, and Best Reviewed Coils. Again, as we mentioned up above, this is our last in this series, but we’ll have lots more great content in the very near future.

By Jerry Whitehead III

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