Over the years, we have seen SMOK bring out more and more SMOK Nord kits. These are small vapes that pack a punch with both flavour and cloud. With each iteration of the SMOK Nord we see a few new features, or improvements from the previous.
This can make it pretty confusing. Do you need the newest SMOK Nord, or will an earlier addition work for you?
In this blog, we break down all the SMOK Nords, sharing their features, upgrades and what separates them from the rest of the collection.
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Starting with the latest, the SMOK Nord 4. The Nord 4 has the highest output of the collection and the biggest battery. Let’s break it down.
The SMOK Nord 4 has a simple and clear 0.96inch OLED screen. Using the screen and the buttons you can control the wattage, reset the puff count and check the battery life. You can also make adjustments to the airflow with the dual airflow wheel. Opening it wide can give you a nice airy vape.
The SMOK Nord 4 has an internal 2000mAh battery. This is the largest battery they have put in a SMOK Nord, but it also matches the output which is also higher. If you are using the RPM coils and vaping at around 20 watts then you can get a good few days life out of the battery.
The Nord 4 weighs 115g, which is 35g more than the original Nord and the Nord 2. When it comes to the size, it is still small, coming in at 104.9mm tall and 33.7mm wide. This is slightly bigger than the Nord 2 which is 95mm tall.
Just like with all the SMOK Nords you have lots of colourways and designs, including a leather series.
The SMOK Nord 4 uses RPM and RPM2 coils, making it a flavourful direct to lung device. While the early Nords could also be MTL options for newly ex smokers, the SMOK Nord 4 has a little more power, cloud and is better suited to those looking for a ‘pod mod’.
The SMOK Nord X fits somewhere in between the Nord 4 and the Nord 2. It has similar designs and the same iconic mouthpiece that sets the Nords apart from other pods on the market. Let’s take a closer look.
The SMOK Nord X has the same functionality as the Nord 2 and Nord 4 - I’m talking about the adjustable airflow and wattage. However, the wattage is limited to up to 60, which is slightly more than the Nord 2, but less than the Nord 4. The Nord X has a 0.96inch OLED screen which is crisp, clear and easy to read.
One thing that is different, and is kind of a functionality - it is waterproof, dust proof and shockproof. So you can vape in the bath or the hot tub now!
The Nord X has a built-in 1500mAh battery. If you vape at a lower wattage then you should be able to get a day or two out of this before you need to recharge. You can check the battery life on the screen.
The Nord X is 100 mm tall and 31 mm thick. It weighs 96 g, which is slightly more than the Nord and Nord 2, but less than the Nord 4. Lots of colours and styles to choose from, just like the others.
The SMOK Nord X uses the RPM and RPM2 coils. This means it is suitable for both DTL and a more restricted MTL vaping style. The collection of coils for the Nord X all offer fantastic flavour and vapor.
We first discovered the SMOK Nord 2 a few years back when we were in America. We were very quickly impressed and we couldn’t wait for it to make its way to the UK. There are a few differences between the SMOK Nord 2 and other Nords, from battery life to size. Let’s explore.
The SMOK Nord 2 has the same ergonomic mouthpiece found across the Nord series. It also has the ability to adjust the wattage, up to 40, which is more than the original but fewer than the Nord 4. You will be able to use the 0.69inch OLED screen to see your adjustments and battery life. This screen is slightly smaller than the Nord X and the Nord 4, but still clear and readable.
You’ll be able to adjust the airflow, reset the puff count and adjust the wattage on this pod. While there isn’t a huge amount of functionality, you can change between vaping MTL or DTL depending on the coil and pod installed.
The SMOK Nord 2 has a built-in 1500mAh battery. This will be sure to last you the day, depending on how often you are vaping of course and the wattage you are setting.
The SMOK Nord 2 comes in 9 different finishes. They all look pretty sleek and smart, there will certainly be a style to suit your tastes. The device itself measures just 95 x 30.5 x 20 mm, and weighs 80g making it the perfect pocket-sized kit.
With the SMOK Nord 2, you will be able to vape with different styles, such as mouth to lung and direct to lung. The coils you will get within the kit are 0.4ohm mesh coil and a 0.8ohm coil.
The 0.8ohm coil is ideal for someone who is just quitting smoking and is looking for a similar feeling to inhaling cigarettes. Whereas the 0.4ohm mesh will be perfect if you want to produce great vapour, experience heightened flavour and vape direct to lung.
The original SMOK Nord was really quite something when it came out. While it has aged a little, the functionality will suit some vapers perfectly. Not everyone is looking for a ‘pocket rocket’ like the Nord 4. Sometimes you just need a kit that can help you quit, and the SMOK Nord could certainly help there. Let’s look at the details.
The SMOK Nord doesn’t have a screen, or adjustable wattage. The output will be fixed up to 15W.
The Nord is powered by the internal 1100mAh battery. You can see the battery life by the flashing LED lights which show how much battery power is left before it needs charging.
Just like the other Nords, the original Nord comes in lots of different colourways. It weighs 80g and comes in at 94 x 30 x 18.88 mm. This makes it the smallest of the Nords, but there isn’t a huge amount in it when you compare the Nord 2 and the original.
The SMOK Nord has a few coil options including 0.6ohm mesh which is ideal for DL vaping and 1.4ohm ceramic for MTL and nic salts. The higher resistance coil option is a fantastic choice for those looking to replicate smoking and quit the cigs.
The SMOK Nord series quite literally has a Nord for everyone. If you are looking for something very basic that is perfect for salts liquid then there is no reason why the Nord wouldn’t suit you.
However, if you want to adjust your vape and alter the wattage for bigger clouds and a more tailored vape, try the Nord 2, X or 4. Then you could narrow your choice down by weight, size and whether you want it to be waterproof or not!