The S6 looks just like the XIOAZHI, which is quite nice. I added a clip to mine, which completes it for me (check out my mods link, should work on the S6 too).
My XIAOZHI doesn’t tailstand though. Looking at the pics, I would have guessed the S6 switch boot protrudes too far. Must be the angle of the pics.
That was the rumor. I don’t know if I got lucky, but mine tailstands. I literally got it from fasttech yesterday. I will say though, the tolerance is pretty tight, because another millimeter or two and it wouldn’t be able to do it. Or at least be unstable.
I like the beam of the S3, smooth. A stiff switch was my only complaint but it has loosened nicely with use. My S3 lives in a tool bag banging around with pliers, wrenches, and screwdrivers and I’ve been most surprised by its very tough finish. Strangely, its cheap green button has held up to solvents such as carb cleaner that have melted many of my other buttons. Fits any battery I got.
I have Three S2's all 5c tints and two S6's.... I like both . The s6 IS a xiaozhi And it's my fav. of the two because it's just simple .No gouging out a flat spot on the body just to say something stupid on your light one has a 2100 4c xml nw . and the other has a 1700 nichia . it's a sweet light .one didn't tailstand but i fixed it and added a clip
both versions get lots of use . I like both better than the uf 2100, yezel z1 ,or the hd2011.
I owned one s2, two s3, and an m2. I sold the s2 because I prefer the size of the s3 and it takes protected pan 3400 batteries. I really like the m2 but it is not on your list. The m2 makes a great bike light. Convoy lights are awesome.
I have a D4 (/XIOAZHI/S6). I like its sleek clean look. Mine have a black tail-cap too.
No need for me to buy another of these lights. I used to drool over the S4 host… The open head design is a bit cool and unique. But according to this review and measurements, its just too tight for the batteries I use.
The S3 is also quite nice, but not something I would consider when I am perfectly happy with the S6.
The S5 is the lightweight by a quite a bit, so under Bort's reasoning, it's out.
On the other hand, the S2 is the heavyweight, but it's only about 8% heavier than the S6 or S3. And the S2 is 8% longer than the others. I don't think an 8% difference is all that big, so weightwise and lengthwise, it's a toss-up between the S2, S3, and S6.
Too long; didn't read? :evil: The S5 is a goner because it weighs so little.
Nothing wrong with the 2.8A version, IMO. That’s what Medium mode is for
I used to think that having an insane high relative to the light’s capability is silly, but it’s good to have, even if it’s only for a minute or two.
Just don’t leave it in candle mode, or it will probably turn into a Roman candle