The SMOK Nord 2 is Nord’s successor and has proven to be the best vape pod mod system for beginners. It is a small, discreet pod mod system for those who are looking for a cheap and affordable vape pod without compromising the good puffs counter digital display.
In this review, I’ll describe the NORD 2 worthy elements for upgrading, and if you’re satisfied, you’ll know what to do when you find Nord 2 pod mod a decent vaporizer for light vaping.
SMOK Nord 2 Review
We all know pod mods are much sleeker and easier to use for anyone, whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced vaper. Everyone is equipped with pod mods as a requirement for cloud chasing and throat hits while keeping it as close as a pocket lint.
The most appealing aspect of pod mods is that they provide capabilities similar to large package vape mods, the least taste of them. But what makes them important is a significantly smaller design with no need for attachments or threading.
When getting back on track, the first glance at SMOK Nord 2 describes the portability and compactness that a modern pod mod can achieve from a reputable SMOK company. Although the first generation SMOK Nord was a huge success, the share well design becomes somewhat common after the Nord original appearance.
SMOKTech is taking the design and using it as a template for many other SMOK pod systems, including the SMOK RPM80, RPM40, and Novo 2. Anyway, the SMOK Nord 2 kit is the newest pod device and is considered the upgraded version of the SMOK Nord pod kit.
It has an upgraded power capacity and longer battery life than its predecessor Nord 1100mAh battery, which is enhanced to a 1500mAh massive capacity in Nord 2. You can increase your 4ml capacity from 3ml with an included section glass for the tank.
While everything gets some upgrades there you will find a choice for your favourite coil with desirable resistance. At the stock level, there are several options that you can select, a 0.8ohm MTL coil, 0.4ohm DTL coil or RPM coil that is between 1ohm to 1.8ohm resistance.
Each coil has an exclusive advantage for either (MTL) mouth to lung vaping or (DTL) direct to lung RPM vaping. It appears to be similar to Nord’s, with the exception of bumpy dimensions, but you get upgraded features for modern vaping.
The Nord v2 offers 4ml of capacity for e-liquid, which is more than ever, and it features a 0.69-inch OLED screen which is placed on the side of Nord 2. It can display wattage, battery, coil resistance and puff counts while also being integrated with safety features.
- Dimensions: (Height) 95 x (Width) 30.5 x (Thickness) 20 mm
- Display: 0.69-inch OLED screen
- Pod Cartridge: 4.5ml payload capacity
- Battery: 1500mah capacity
- Power Output: Lowest Up to 40W
- Load Resistance Range: 0.3ohm to 3.0 Ω ohm
- MTL Coil Nord DC Coil: 0.8Ohm MTL Coil
- DTL Coil: 0.4Ohm DTL Coil with RPM Mesh
- Wattage Adjustment with a Click: 1W to 40W
- Charging Voltage: 5V
- Charging Current: MAX 1.2A
- Charger Output: 5V/2A
- Input Voltage: 3.3V-4.2V
- Overcharge Voltage: 4.3V
- Output Voltage: 0.5V-4.0V
- Over-discharge Voltage: 2.4V
- Standby Current: <50uA
- Overcharge Current: 1.75A
Performance and Functionality
The SMOK Nord 2 functionality makes it an ideal pod with ultraportable compactness for refillable pods. This has been a big upgrade in performance from last generation 15W output to massive 40W boasts to level up to greater features and higher nicotine delivery compared to conventional e-cigarettes.
Nord 2 is an example of the quality and innovation of vape pods. The power is extraordinary with the addition of Nord MTL and RPM coils. These coils have featured higher performance with adjustable wattage. RPM coils are preferable for intermediate vapers, while standard Nord coils are everyone’s delight.
The single light-up button on the front of the Nord 2 is the only input that can take your wattage from 4W to ramping 40W, and not just that it adds up to all the functionality of the device including turn on and off, fire and combinations for desired settings.
Features of Nord 2
The SMOK Nord 2 internal battery has a massive 1500mAh, capacity that lasts a complete day.
It comes equipped with two pod cartridges, one with a Nord RPM coil and the other with a normal Nord Pod cartridge.
There is a selection of 9 different colours from Red, Black Cobra, 7-Color Oil, Gold, White, Resin, Black Stabilising Wood, and others.
The onboard IQ-N Chipset allows seamless controls for variable wattage from minimum 1W to massive leads to 40W.
Nord’s exceptional feature is a 0.69-inch OLED screen, which is the main highlight of the next-gen Nord pod mod.
The screen indicates charging, puff count, wattage, and details of coil resistance.
Due to the small and compact size, SMOK has offered multiple protection as usual.
- Discreet design modern pod mod
- Great battery life pod mod for full day usage.
- Solid vape design for excellent flavours.
- There is no complaint of leakage whatsoever.
- Comes with 2 pod cartridges, one is a Nord 2 RPM Pod Cartridge and the other is an MLT pod.
- It is a nice little companion to sub-ohm vaping.
- Could use additional buttons for ease of control.
- The procedure is hard to refill the pod or remove the pod cartridge.
- It lacks adjustable airflow controls.
- There is no USB Type-C charging port instead of USB Micro B.
- The puff counter auto resets when you remove the pod cartridge.
- Not compatible with last-gen Nord cartridges.
The Nord 2 pod device is easy to operate and has been loaded with many useful features. There is an OLED screen for pod vitals, battery level, mode selection, and more. The simple operation requires pressing the fire button five times to turn it on or off. Then afterwards, three clicks will make the wattage adjustments.
As per usual, there are several safety protections in place in Nord 2 including pod detection, 8-second cut off, low voltage, and short circuits for peace of mind. But to change the wattage there are no up or down buttons to adjust power, you’ll need to hold the fire button down, which then adjust the power-up, cycle back to 1W and go past 40 watts.
It’s not the quickest way to adjust the wattage, but it’s workable. The puff counter will reset itself after every pod is changed, which can be handy to help you keep track of how many puffs you are getting from each refill.
On the contrary, the inclusion of one MTL vaping cartridge with an attached coil and one RPM cartridge coil are the go-to solutions, indeed a way to taste your style. If you want to kick, then you will like high wattage RPM coils in the NORD 2 while for long-lasting battery life you can stick with a normal MTL coil for its versatile low wattage capacity.