SMOK Nord 2 Review

SMOK Nord 2 review

Today in our SMOK Nord 2 review, we’ll be examining the latest in pod system excellence.

Nord 2 Unboxing

The SMOK Nord 2 is the latest iteration of SMOK’s pod vape line. It wasn’t long ago that SMOK were considered kings of the sub-ohm scene, and we’re keen to see their future pod strategy. Here is our SMOK Nord 2 review for 2020.

With the SMOK Nord 2 they intend to show the world that you can demand a lot more from a pod vape system and shouldn’t accept limitations in power and function. Let’s take a closer look!

SMOK Nord 2 review breakdown:

  • Video Review
  • Box Contents
  • Specifications
  • Design & Build Quality
  • Features and Functions
  • How to Use
  • Pods & Coils
  • Battery Life & Charging
  • Performance
  • Verdict

In-depth video review

Box contents

  • 1 x Nord 2 Device
  • 1 x 2ml Nord Pod (0.8ohm coil pre-installed)
  • 1 x 2ml RPM Pod (0.4ohm mesh coil pre-installed)
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

Specifications

  • Zinc Alloy Body
  • 1500mAh Battery Capacity
  • Adjustable Wattage Range: 5W – 40W
  • 0.69″ OLED Display
  • 2ml Pod Capacity
  • Nord / RPM Coil Family
  • Puff Counter

Design & build quality

The SMOK Nord 2 is discreet and light yet solidly built.

Smok Nord 2 Close Up

SMOK’s pod outings of late confirm again and again that the company’s initial focus on boxy cloud mods was far from the only trick up their sleeves, and the Nord 2 seeks to become the new favourite device of anyone who leans towards discretion and flavour as key device features.

“Compactability” is the name of the game with the SMOK Nord 2, the unit weighing only 79g empty and standing at a height of roughly 9cm. It’s the very last word in pocket-friendly design.

The primarily plastic materials are a little less durable than on some other pod vapes such as the Voopoo DRAG S but still feel solidly built, available in a range of eye-catching resin and snakeskin designs.

A 0.69 inch OLED screen is one of the new, unexpected features in the Nord 2, displaying wattage, battery, coil resistance and puff-count, fitting neatly onto the side of the device.

A single light-up button on the front of the Nord 2 is the unit’s only input; one push to fire, three to change wattage and five rapid clicks to turn the device on and off again.

The unit charges via micro-USB port at the base of the vape, and charges from empty to full in little over an hour, with pass through tech allowing you to keep vaping while it charges.


Features & functions

OLED display and adjustable wattage make the Nord 2 a game changing pod vape.

Nord Smok 2 Features

The SMOK Nord 2 comes packed with significantly more battery capacity than the first Nord; 1500mAh compared to the original’s 1000mAh capacity, all contained in an incredibly lightweight and portable chassis.

Another new and very welcome feature is wattage control, boasting a 5-40W output which makes this small pod vape stand strong against such industry mainstays as the Innokin EZ.WATT.

Utilising the aforementioned adjustable wattage couldn’t be simpler; three rapid taps of the fire button will cause the wattage display to flash, and you can cycle through different settings by holding down the fire button.

Turning the power all the way up to 40W will drain the device a lot faster, but worry not – the Nord 2 charges from empty to full in roughly an hour and features pass through technology, allowing you to maintain infinite vaping while it’s plugged in.


SMOK Nord 2 – how to use/button functionality

The button combinations on the SMOK Nord 2 are as follows:

  • Powering on & off: Tap the fire button 5 times.
  • Changing wattage: Tap the fire button 3 times, then hold down to cycle through settings and release to confirm.

SMOK Nord 2 pods/coils

The two pods included with the Nord 2 grant you access to the full vape spectrum.

Smok Nord 2 Pods

The SMOK Nord 2 comes with two pods, a clear plastic one which fits the RPM DTL coil series and a darker shaded pod which fits the standard MTL Nord coils.

Both pods are extremely simple to refill; just locate the flexible hatch on the side of the pod and pull it open to permit access for an e-liquid bottle nozzle.

Changing coils is even easier; just pull the old coil out and dispose of it then push a new one into place, lining up the white part of the coil’s base to touch the side of the pod.

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The pods are held tightly in place via suction, so while they’re easy to remove you won’t have to worry about them slipping out of place. The coils are of excellent quality, delivering clear flavours and lasting at least a week based on our testing.

The unique duck-bill mouthpiece is a standout comfort feature of the Nord and RPM pods, both held very securely in place while also being simple to remove with a gentle tug.

The unorthodox mouthpiece helps to further break the mental/physical associations of finding nicotine relief by pursing your lips around a cigarette.


Battery life & charging

1500mAh and 40W potential output in a tiny, stylish package.

Smok Nord 2 Battery

The SMOK Nord 2 features an internal battery of 1500mAh capacity; that’s 50% more power than the previous Nord was carrying. 1500mAh is more than enough to get you through a solid day and night, and the device charges from empty to full in approximately 1 hour.

In the event you forget to charge it, the device is equipped with vital passthrough functionality, meaning you can vape while it’s charging.


Performance

The SMOK Nord 2 delivers consistently satisfying hits of vape with no spitback.

Vapour Performance

The duckbill design has a great mouthfeel and doesn’t collect excess lint and other pocket detritus.

The vapour itself is gentle and doesn’t burst out at you, reducing the likelihood of e-liquid spitback and making this a really nice moderate daily vape.

Those looking to cut loose and chase some serious cloudage can rely on the RPM pod to withstand the Nord 2’s 40W output. You may find the battery runs a little low when you spend a lot of time using the RPM pod at higher wattages, so if you’re looking for an all-day sub-ohm pod machine it may be better to investigate the SMOK RPM80.


The verdict

The SMOK Nord 2 is a nice and simple daily vape with enough features to explore the cloudier side of things.

Smok Nord 2 Verdict

The SMOK Nord 2 is a serious improvement on a classic, and allows SMOK to flex a little bit of their old sub-ohm strength while showcasing one of the year’s best MTL pod vapes.

The impressive wattage range and assortment of coil resistances ensure the Nord 2 avoids being pigeonholed as a ‘backup’ machine, able to stand throughout the day as your primary daily vape.

The Nord 2 is a brilliant pod vape that feels as comfortable in the office as it does at the bar after work or outside the gym. We hope you enjoyed this review of the SMOK Nord 2 and look forward to seeing you again for our next in-depth review!


Pros

  • Discreet
  • Stylish
  • Charing carry case
  • Great flavour
  • Habit-breaking

Cons

  • Slightly bulky

Enjoyed our SMOK Nord 2 review? Get more product reviews and advice

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SMOK Nord 2

£29.99
8.4

Design & Build Quality

8.2/10

Vapour Production

7.0/10

Performance

9.3/10

Flavour

9.0/10

Battery Life

8.5/10

Pros

  • Compact
  • Rapid Charge
  • Unique Mouthpiece

Cons

  • Plastic Design
  • Not Ideal For Sub Ohm
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