Smok Nord 2 Review:The Best Pod Vapes

The SMOK Nord 2 is the long-awaited upgrade to the ultra popular Nord pod system of 2018. Because of its great looks, portability and excellent taste, the original Nord has actually long been SMOK’s most popular and finest selling pod vape. As great as it is, there’s constantly room for enhancement.

The Nord 2 brings a bunch of exciting and new upgrades, the most significant one varying wattage. The Nord 2 has an OLED screen and the wattage can be changed all the way as much as 40W. The Nord 2 also loads an updated chipset, a larger 1500mAh battery, and now features two pods and two coils: an RPM pod and a Nord pod.

I have actually been thrilled to get my hands on the Nord 2 since it was released. I love my original Nord and I still utilize it often. Is the Nord 2 good enough to take its location?

Box Contents

1 x SMOK Nord 2 Device
1 x RPM Pod (RPM 0.4 ohm Coil Preinstalled).
1 x Nord 2 Pod (Nord 0.8 ohm Coil Preinstalled).
1 x USB Cable television.
1 x User Handbook.

Specifications.

95mm x 30.5 mm x 20mm.
IQ-N Chipset.
1500mAh Battery.
4.5 ml Pod Capacity.
0.69″ OLED Display.
Variable Wattage.
40W Max. Output Wattage.
Button Triggered Firing.
Micro-USB Charging.

Style & Build Quality.

SMOK Nord 2 Front
On very first look, the Nord 2 and original Nord appearance very similar. They both have the exact same rectangle-shaped shape with rounded edges and the shape of the mouthpiece is similar, too. But upon closer assessment, I can see that there have been a lot of modifications.

The Nord 2 isn’t too much taller and broader than the original Nord however it’s absolutely larger. It’s also much thicker which is likely since of the 0.69″ OLED screen on the side of the Nord 2.

I got the ‘Red Stabilizing Wood’ panels on my Nord 2 and I have to state that I’m disappointed. It looks beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but it’s definitely not genuine wood; rather, it’s a glossy plastic panel made to look like there’s wood below it.

Plus, even with the thicker type than the initial Nord, the Nord 2 is still pocket friendly. It’s comfortable to use and feels good in my hand.

Develop quality is top-tier. The Nord 2 is perfectly put together and the pods fit snugly. One significant upgrade is the power button. It’s firm and clicky and has actually been improved from the easily activated power button on the original Nord. The black paint on the body of the gadget has actually held up well throughout my screening without any fading or cracking. The screen is also clear, bright and looks excellent.

SMOK Nord 2 Pods & Coils.

SMOK Nord 2 Pod and Coils
The Nord 2 comes with not one, however two pods: an RPM pod and a Nord pod. Each pod comes with it’s own coil preinstalled.

Both pods have a 4.5 ml capacity; an upgrade to the 3ml pods of the original Nord. The Nord 2 pods look very comparable to the Nord’s, however they’re broader and thicker. As a result, these pods will not suit the original Nord.

The pod pressure suits place and it’s rather a snug fit. It’s in fact a bit difficult to get rid of the pod, specifically if you have any ejuice on your hands. I will not grumble though; I ‘d rather have the pod be too tight than too loose and need to worry about it coming out unintentionally.

A minor gripe is that there’s no way to examine your ejuice level while the pod is placed. You’ll need to get the pod to check on your ejuice level.

The Nord pod has a light tint on the pod but the RPM pod is completely clear so it’s simple to tell the pods apart. The Nord pod likewise has ‘NORD’ composed on the fill plug while the RPM pod states ‘RPM’.

This rubber plug lies on the side of the pod. It’s very safe and I haven’t experienced any leaking whatsoever. The fill port is a decent size and permitted me to easily fill up the pods, no matter what kind of ejuice bottle I utilized.

The RPM pod comes with a 0.4 ohm mesh coil preinstalled. I utilized this coil with a 50/50 routine nicotine ejuice and it wicks fantastically.

The Nord pod comes with a 0.8 ohm coil preinstalled. Simply like the other coil, chain vaping and long draws didn’t phase this coil one bit.

How to Use the SMOK Nord

SMOK Nord 2 Screen
The Nord 2 uses SMOK’s new in-house chipset: the IQ-N chip. This is a variation of the IQ-R chip discovered on the RPM40 and the IQ-80 chip discovered on the RPM80 Pro. Thanks to this chipset, the Nord 2 can fire at as much as 40W.

To alter the wattage, press the fire button 3 times. Now you can push the fire button or hold it down to scroll the wattage upwards. The Nord 2 only changes the wattage upward so if you scroll past your preferred wattage, you’ll have to round robin from 40W and scroll back up to your preferred wattage.

The screen on the Nord 2 is little but it’s good and crisp. It shows your wattage, coil resistance, voltage, a puff counter, and a battery indication.

The Nord 2 is specifically button activated. When you press the fire button to take a draw, the wattage screen modifications to puff time so you can see the length of time of a draw you take.

A bothersome function is that the puff counter resets each time that you take out the pod. It makes no sense for the puff counter to reset, especially since you have to take out the pod to examine your ejuice level.

Battery Life

SMOK Nord 2 Laying Down 2
Battery life on the Nord 2 is impressive. It packs an integrated 1500mAh battery, a 400mAh boost over the initial Nord. I used this gadget exclusively as my only vape throughout my screening and it lasts longer than I expected.

Utilizing the 0.8 ohm pod at 14W I was able to vape two complete pods (that’s 9ml of vape e-liquid) on just a single charge. That’s crazy usage time and equates to just about two-three days of vaping. With the 0.4 ohm coil at 24W I was able to vape about a pod and a half which is around 2 days of vaping.

Compared to most other pod vapes, even ones with larger batteries, the Nord 2 lasted longer.

Performance

SMOK Nord 2 Performance
When I first utilized the initial Nord, I was blown away by how excellent the flavor was. Now with the Nord 2, I feel like I’m having deja vu! The Nord 2 is even more outstanding than the original. The taste is on the upper echelon of pod vapes, no matter which coil I use. Especially when it concerns fruit flavored ejuices, the flavor feels more crisp and in depth than any other pod vape that I have actually utilized.

The 0.8 ohm coil is my preferred and I get extremely good taste. I can securely say that this is one of the finest devices/best coils I’ve used for nicotine salts.

The 0.4 ohm coil, in spite of being a mesh coil, isn’t as delicious as the 0.8 ohm coil. It’s still super delicious and better than most other pod vape coils however it’s the less tasty among these 2 coils. I get a loose DTL draw with this coil. Routine nicotine ejuices taste great and I ‘d presume regarding compare the flavor with some sub-ohm tanks. Outstanding task by SMOK on these coils.

Verdict.

It appears like pod vapes have a brand-new top dog to take on. The Nord 2 gets whatever right from the style and size to the battery life and coils. The draw and flavor with the Nord pod and coil are terrific for nicotine salts; absolutely among the best performance you can get right now. Even the RPM pod and 0.4 ohm coil are terrific for routine nicotine ejuices and come close to the taste that I get with some sub ohm tanks– not a simple accomplishment to achieve.

The Nord 2 offers great performance and it lasts longer than its rivals– there’s very little more that you can request for from a pod vape.

The SMOK Nord 2 is the long-awaited update to the ultra popular Nord pod system of 2018. The Nord 2 also loads an updated chipset, a bigger 1500mAh battery, and now comes with two pods and 2 coils: an RPM pod and a Nord pod.

On very first look, the Nord 2 and initial Nord appearance really similar. The Nord 2 comes with not one, but 2 pods: an RPM pod and a Nord pod. The Nord 2 pods look very similar to the Nord’s, however they’re larger and thicker.

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