Last updated on August 1st, 2019
Is the new SMOK NOVO 2 Better Than the SMOK NORD? While best e-cig manufacturer SMOK has scores of excellent vapes, some products do compete with each other when it comes to style, ease-of-use and price point. The NOVO2 and the NORD are prime examples. To date, they are the two newest ultra-portable vapes from SMOK.
We’ve tested both and offer the pros and cons of each. This review will give you a good overview plus all the details.
Best Features of the NOVO 2 and the NORD
Why We Like the New NOVO 2
This lightweight, easy-to-use pod vape has been given a huge makeover. Greatly improved from the original, it now gives you more flavor and fuller vapor without any leaking.
7 EXCITING COLORS
The original NOVO only came with single colored Cobra designs. The new NOVO 2 has seven high gloss resin multi-colors.
New Coil Options
You now get a wide range of coil and resistance options. Although the kit comes with a Mesh 1.0ohm Pod and a dual coil 1.4ohm MTL Pod, the device is also compatible with the original NOVO sub-ohm coils.
Now, a new vapor channel adjusts the airflow and gives you fuller, tastier vapor with every draw.
Electronic Grooves Prevent Leaks
Many vapers complained that the first NOVO design had some leaking. SMOK listened and added electronic grooves to the pod/battery connection. No more leaks!
NOVO 2 New Charge Indicator
A nice improvement is the charge indicator light on the front of the battery.
You never knew if your battery needed charging with the original model. The new NOVO now indicates your battery charge level each time your take a hit.
- A Green Light means your charge is higher than 70%
- An Orange Light means the charge is between 30% and 70%
- A Red Light means your battery is lower than 30%
Why We Like the SMOK NORD
The NORD has been a winner with vapers from the start. The kit comes complete with the device, (battery + one pod), one 0.6ohm mesh coil for sub ohm vaping and a 1.4ohm coil for MTL vaping. There’s also the usual USB cable and instruction manual.
There are 13 colors, including both resin and prism designs.
The NORD has a powerful 1100mAh rechargeable battery which lasts for days and can also prevent leaking. There’s also a big pod with 3mL juice capacity and a button-triggered operation. The 0.6 coil gives you awesome vapor production and full flavor.
That's a lot of extra features for a device that’s about the same size and weight as the NOVO 2.
What Could Be Better With the NOVO 2?
There’s little to criticize with this compact pre-filled pod vape. My only gripe was that although the kit comes with 2 pods with the atomizer coil installed, neither of them are sub-ohm.
If you want to use high VG e-juices you need to purchase the original NOVO 0.8 sub-ohm coil pod which comes in a 3-pack. They are compatible with the new NOVO.
What Could Be Better With the SMOK NORD?
The e-liquid window is very small. Like the NOVO, (which has no window), you have to remove the pod to check your juice level before it runs out.
Even at the discount price from our preferred seller, the Nord is still a bit more costly than some other refillable pod vapes such as the Lost Vape Orion.
While both the SMOK NOVO 2 and the SMOK NORD are great for travel, the NOVO 2 is a bit smaller and does not have an activation button.
Both pod vapes are beautifully designed and you won’t get any leaking. Both are very easy to fill with any e-juice, although if you want to use high VG with the NOVO 2 you’ll have to buy an extra sub-ohm pod.
TIP: When filling any pod with vapejuice, always remember to let your e-liquid sit in the pod for at least 10 minutes before vaping. This allows the atomizer’s wick to fully saturate with e-liquid.
Vapor production is surprisingly voluminous with either model and the powerful batteries should last you for days. The NORD’s bigger battery size will give you larger clouds and a longer charge.
The NORD comes with 1 refillable pod, plus
- 1 x 0.6ohm mesh coil for sub ohm vaping
- 1 x 1.4ohm coil for MTL vaping
The NOVO 2 comes with 2 refillable pods.
- 1 x NOVO 2 Mesh 1.0ohm Pod
- 1 x NOVO 2 DC 1.4ohm MTL Pod
The coils are pre-installed within the pod.
Although the NORD is a little more costly, (by about $5) you can use any e-liquid including high VG e-juices (using the included sub-ohm coil).
It also has a more powerful battery and the pod holds 3ml of e-liquids.
Although we rate both models highly, we think the NORD has a few more features for a device that’s about the same size, weight, and price point as the NORD 2.
CN Rating for the SMOK NOVO 2
CN Rating for the SMOK NORD