Utillian 420 vs Utillian 421 – Sibling Standoff

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The Utillian 420 was released in the middle of 2018 and quickly gained attention as one of the best budget portable vaporizers on the market due to the inclusion of features like a glass mouthpiece and digital display. Which, before the Utillian 420, were features reserved for more premium units. The Utillian 421 brings more to the table, now offering 6 pre-set temperature settings, along with an improved digital display and airflow control. So let’s dive right in and determine which Utillian is right for you.

Utillian 420 vs Utillian 421Utillian 420 vs 421 Review


Utillian 420 vs 421 mouth piece Vapor Quality

In terms of specs, these units look almost identical. The vapor path, chamber size, and mouthpiece are all the same size, the only noticeable difference is the airflow control.

Though both sub-100-dollar units surprised us with their vapor quality, the 421 kicks it up a notch with customizable air flow, allowing you to change the consistency of your hits to your preferred liking.

The undisputed winner in this category is the 421.

Utillian 420 vs 421 front displayManufacturing Quality

Both units have an anodized steel finish and feel sturdy in your hand. The 421’s finish is slightly cleaner, just a small upgrade from the older shell. But ultimately, they have the same specs.

The quality of both is fantastic, and you can really tell that time and effort have been put into the meticulously machined parts.

Utillian 420 vs 421 mouth piece detachedEase of Use

Both the 420 and the 421 are very simple to use. However, the 421’s display shows set and current temperature, as well as battery life. The 420 shows only the current temperature, and battery life when you turn it off. This simple change is huge for new users, as important information is easy to absorb.

Because of these small changes, we give this category to the 421.

Utillian 420 vs 421 with armor casePortability

Utillian has put time and thought into the size of their units. All of them are extremely portable. Though the 421 is slightly taller, both of these units are equally portable, although I’d give the slight edge to the 421 because of the extra battery life.

I usually can get 4-6 sessions out of the 420, and 6-8 out of the 421. The 421 has the advantage here.

Utillian 420 vs 421 usb slotBattery Life

The Utillian 421 has a small advantage here, as stated above.

Utillian made a slight improvement that comes with a noticeable difference. The winner here is the 421.

Utillian 420 vs 421 in handDiscreetness

Both units have mouthpieces akin to an e-cig mouthpiece that allows you to carry it in your hand with some added stealth.

The first iteration of the LED screen is slightly brighter, which isn’t a huge deal but gives a slight advantage to the 421.

Utillian 420 vs 421 temperature displayTemperature Flexibility

The 420 has 4 temperature settings with the option to boost each by 5 degrees, while the 421 has 6 temperature settings that cover a wide spread of temperatures.

While technically the 420 has more temperature settings, I still consider this a tie because there are pros and cons to both systems.

Utillian 420 vs 421 winnerSHOWDOWN

I think the unquestioned winner in the 421. For an extra couple of bucks, you get a better digital display and airflow control, which greatly enhances the experience, especially for new users. But, to be honest, both are fantastic small devices that would make an excellent traveling unit.

If you are looking to pick up either the Utillian 420 or the 421 you can grab one directly from our shop.

If you’d like to see how these 2 units stack up against the field, be sure to check out our Portable Vaporizer Ranking Chart.

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Milad is a gadget collector and master crafter extraordinaire. He loves taking things apart, marvel comics and 'Iron Man.'

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