Smok Nord 2 Review – A Pod Mod That Delivers

The Smok Nord 2 Kit has some interesting options along with its gorgeous looks, so will it live up to the reputation of its little brother as the best of the best?
SMOK is a prolific e-cigarette manufacturer and one of the most famous and are obviously based in China, and really need no long introduction from me to the wider vaping community.

The manufacturer has been in the business for a long time and have many devices under their belts including pod systems like the RPM40, SMOK RPM80, Infinix 2, Trinity Alpha, Novo 2 and not forgetting the original Nord pod mod.

What Can We Expect From the SMOK Nord 2 Kit?

I can’t tell you how much I have been looking forward to getting my mitts on the Nord 2 vape kit after seeing all the promotional advertising for it.

As you can tell by the name of the kit, the Nord 2 – this is an updated version of their very popular original kit the Nord, so in my mind it has got big boots to fill!

The original Nord Kit was by far and still is SMOK’s best selling and most popular pod system of the last year, and it still a big favourite of mine!

 I use it much of the time with nic salt and CBD e-liquids.

SMOK has fully improved this updated version by including a new chipset to allow more power. They’ve also added a little OLED screen with which you are able to dial your preferred wattage up to 40w and the battery capacity is upped to that of the original.

The Nord 2 is also able to take advantage of different coils, to give you a varied vaping experience.

Or simply be a case of NO not another pod vape!

Is it going make the list of best pod mod vapes?

Let’s crack on with our in depth Smok Nord 2 review to find out.

This kit was kindly sent to us for review by SMOK, and as always my thoughts and views on this product are my own after a considerable testing period.

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Inside The Box

1 x Nord 2 Device

1 x Nord 2 RPM Pod Cartridge

1 x Nord 2 Nord Pod Cartridge

1 x USB Cable

1 x User Manual


Size: 95 x 30.5 x 20mm

Capacity: 4.5ml/2ml(TPD-UK)

Battery Capacity: 1500mah

Output Power: 1 – 40W

69inch OLED screen

Resistance Range: 0.3 – 3.0Ω

Nord DC 0.8Ohm MTL Coil

RPM Mesh 0.4Ohm DTL Coil

Wattage Adjustment with A Click:1W-40W

Colour Available: Red, Black Cobra, 7-Color Oil, Gold, 7-Color Cobra, White Cobra, 7-Color Resin, Black Stabilizing Wood, Red Stabilizing Wood

Design and Build Quality

Content of the kit includes; two pods, two coils (preinstalled), a micro USB cable and paperwork, I was sent the Red Stabilizing Wood version – not that the mod is made of wood lol, but it is nice and colourful.

SMOK Nord 2 Kit

Measuring in at 95mm by 30.5mm with at body thickness of 20mm with a pod attached the weight is around 80g, the Nord 2 is slightly thicker and just a hair taller than the original Nord.

The device is made, primarily, of a zinc alloy and plastic, and both the battery (body) and the pods are of good quality with a great design and manufacture with a hand comfort that matches is predecessor.


Straight out of the box, the device has plastic protectors on all 4 sides.

Looking into the deep clean pod bay you will see 2 spring contact pins and 4 hatch screws.

There are 2 depression slots inside on the front and back of the bay for your pod cartridge to click into place.

Both sides of the device have an airflow slot at the top of the bay.

On the bottom of the Nord 2 device you will find your micro USB port in white you will see they have printed “IQ-N Chip”.

With a 1500mAH battery capacity the SMOK Nord 2 is more powerful than its predecessor enabling up to 40w of power with the correct coil, with a coil resistance range of 0.3Ω to 3.0Ω.

On the backside of the mod you will see the usual safety marks, design info and Nord 2 branding.

One side of the device is plain, while the other you have a small 0.69inch OLED screen which contains basic mod information like remaining battery capacity, wattage etc.

The front of the device has one action/fire button along with the SMOK branding.

Smok Nord 2 and RPM Pods

The plastic pods that come with the kit are made of PETG with clear tanks and black tops they have a good quality of manufacture.

Both pods have side fill ports and replaceable coils.

One pod will take Nord coils and compatibles like the Reewape Ruok RBA, the other pod takes the RPM mesh coil options and the rebuildable SMOK RPM RBA.

Note: neither of the Nord 2 pods actually fit in either of the older pod systems because of the size difference.

If you are familiar with either the Nord or the RPM you will find that the mouth pieces of the each Nord 2 pod cartridges are similar in design, with the Nord mouth piece hole being slightly narrower than the RPM drip tip/mouthpiece.

The coil options SMOK has supplied and pre installed into each pod with this kit are:

RPM Mesh 0.4Ω DTL Coil best up to 25w
Nord DC 0.8Ω MTL Coil best up to 16w