PAX 3 vs Firefly 2 Plus – The Battle of the beast

There are a lot of options available in portable vaporizers depending on the budget and the performance need. Two of the high-rated portable vaporizers which stand on the higher end of the price spectrum come with similar features and experience- Firefly 2 plus from the Firefly and the Pax 3 from the Pax labs. Both devices claim to be the best on the market, so it is fair to put them against each other to find out which is better than the other – PAX 3 vs Firefly 2 Plus.


Most of the vaporizers distinguish from each other based on the intricacies of the design. Some of the design specialists focus more on discretion, portability, and size. However, in the present, the focus is on capacity and battery life.

Usually, good chamber size and use time can result in a large and less discreet vaporizer. Both Pax 3 and Firefly 2 Plus have the optimal style and discretion to offer; however, they have managed to come with the super vape capacity.

The Pax 3 has a sleek and compact design and can fit into a pocket. The ornamentation is minimum and features X shaped LED on the main body, which serves as the leading indicator for the device, telling the information about the battery life and heating settings.

Pax 3 Vaporizer Basic Kit - Haze Smoke Shop, USA

The user can connect the Pax via Bluetooth to an app for more in-depth information and control. The device’s body is made of anodized aluminum, which stands to the trials and tribulations of daily use.

Much similar to Pax 3, the Firefly 2 plus is a discreet and stylish vaporizer as well. The device has a design on the body with straight lines and contrasting curves.  It comes with a minimalistic display that features an LED indicator light. The device features a two-button control system on the body. Moreover, the device is straightforward to use, but many users find it difficult to hold the buttons simultaneously. The device features a mobile app that increases the functionality of the device.

Firefly 2+ Plus Vaporizer - Haze Smoke Shop USA

Ease of Use

If the vaporizer hits the market but the user finds it difficult to use, something has gone wrong. It doesn’t matter how delicate the clouds are, but it doesn’t allow the user to use the device with use, then it isn’t a good vape.

The Pax 3 features the single-button control and LED “X” display. The display usually lights up in different ways to display additional settings. For instance, if the device lights up and pulses gently, the vaporizer activated and starts heating. Additionally, the vaporizer’s display corresponds to different temperature settings differently- one for the lowest setting, two for the following settings, and so on up to four.

Users can get to know the Pax 3 better if they connect the device with the smartphone app. The app allows users to understand what’s going on inside the vape but allows them to control the heating system.

The Firefly 2 Plus also comes with a minimalistic interface. It features two control buttons and an LED indicator light that are displayed on the device. The user must press both the buttons before the device start to heat up. This highlights that the device automatically can’t enter into the heating cycle while resting in the pocket and doesn’t waste the herbs and battery life.

At the same time, it also means that they should handle the device in a particular way during use. This device also comes with a compatible smartphone app that allows access to a broader range of temperature settings. Moreover, it also allows changing the heating activation to work with a press on a single button. Watch the below video for precise instructions.

Temperature Options - PAX 3 vs Firefly 2 Plus

Vaping offers new ways to enjoy dry herbs and concentrates. All this is possible with different temperature settings offered by different vaporizers. Lower temperature offers subtle vapors; on the other hand, higher temperature generates dense clouds.

The Pax 3 features four convection heating preset temperature settings including 360°F, 380°F, 400°F, and 420°F. The user can switch to the following temperature setting by holding down the main control button. However, you can connect the device to the app for more options.

The app doesn’t not only let users enjoy precise temperature control but also unlocks the new functions. The most interesting of these is boos mode. This setting allows the heating system to generate dense vapors. Another handy feature is the stealth mode that turns off the LED light on the body, ensuring lowkey vaping.

The Firefly 2 has kind of similar temperature range. The device comes with a convection heating system and offers a range of preset temperatures from 320°F to 420°F. The user can select settings from onboard control. Also, the user can connect the device to the smartphone app for added functionality. The app allows the user to use border temperature spectrum ranges from 200 °F to 420°F.

Vapor Quality - PAX 3 vs Firefly 2 Plus

All the vaporizer’s reputations rely on their vapor quality. Whether it’s a cheap vape or an expensive vaporizer, the most critical job of a vape is to provide decent vapor quality. The vapor quality describes how smooth, tasty, and cool the hits by the vaporizer are.

Despite the size, the Pax 3 produce excellent quality vapors. The vapors are smooth, tasty, and dense. Also, it has a fast heat-up time and hits the highest temperature in around 30 seconds. The device has a compact device, and yet it offers excellent cooling. The cooling effect is because of the device’s clever layout, which places the chamber at the bottom, away from the mouthpiece. Check out the video here to learn more about the  Pax 3.

The Firefly 2 plus, on the other hand, is all about the unique flavors it produces. The convection heating system is designed to get most flavors from the herbs. Each draw from the device lets the user enjoy authentic and different tastes of the herbal blend. Overall, the device allows users to enjoy dry herbs and concentrates in a way that they couldn’t with pipes or bongs.

Cleaning and Maintenance - PAX 3 vs Firefly 2 Plus

The Pax 3 is a compact and straightforward device, making it easy to clean. The things you need to clean the Pax 3 include rubbing alcohol. Cotton swabs and cleaning brush. You can use these to rub-down the mouthpiece, vapor path, and oven. The device doesn’t require disassembly at all.

Compared to many vaporizers, Firefly 2 requires frequent cleaning. However, the device is super easy to clean. Simply lift the lid, clean the chamber and glass air path with a cotton bud, and rub alcohol. Ensure the air path is free of any debris, and the vape will be as good as a new device.

Final Verdict

The Pax 3 is the latest from the Pax series, and it has come with a lot of improvements.  The compact build and stylish look make it a perfect choice for parties or wherever you need it. The device is ultra-portable and can fit in the pocket. Moreover, it has an aluminium construction that helps it stand up to trials of everyday use.

The Firefly 2 plus is a discreet and portent vape. It is the perfect choice for daily use. The vapor quality is impressive, offering flavors that other vaporizers cannot match. However, the restricted onboard could be turn off for many. On top of that, the dual button configuration can also be a turn-off for most users.

Both vaporizers are quite similar; both feature the kind of design that weighs style and portability more than ever. Both feature incredible heating systems, and both feature smartphone apps. However, Pax 3 single button operation makes it slightly better than the Firefly 2, but it doesn’t leave Firefly behind in the performance at all.