[2020 Updated] SMOK Novo 2 Review for UK: A Better Pod than Nord?

Author: Alisa Yin / Category: Review / Published: Jan-10-2020

The SMOK Novo 2 is the inheritor of the popular Novo of 2018. The SMOK Novo 2 is a compact and lightweight pod system that delivers the purer and intense flavor. The SMOK Novo 2 packs nearly double the battery capacity at 800mAh versus the 450mAh of the original Novo. So you will get a higher output of 6 - 25W compared to the 16W of the original SMOK Novo. The SMOK Novo 2 kit comes with 2ml pods, the 1.0ohm pod for regular e-liquid and the 1.4ohm pod for nic salt. The SMOK Novo 2 is a less expensive and simpler version of the SMOK Nord kit. The SMOK Novo 2 is a draw activated MTL pod device with a fixed coil, ideal for beginners who are switching to vaping.

 

Price: £ 20.99 (at NewVaping)

Color: 7-color Resin,Black White Resin,Red and Yellow Resin,Blue Brown Resin,Green Red Resin,Yellow Purple Resin,7-Color Shell

SMOK Novo 2 Specifications

  • Battery Capacity: 800mAh
  • LED Battery Indicator
  • Replaceable pod: compatible with original Novo pods
  • Input Voltage: (3.3V–4.2V)
  • Charging Current: Max-0.55A
  • Overcharge Voltage: 4.3V
  • Overcharge Current: 1A
  • Output Wattage: (6 - 25W)
  • Charging Voltage: 5V
  • liquid Capacity: 2ml

SMOK Novo 2 Package Contents

  • SMOK Novo 2 Pod System
  • 1.4ohm Dual Coil MTL Pod Cartridge
  • 1.0ohm Mesh Coil Pod Cartridge
  • USB Charger
  • User Manual

Build Quality and Design of SMOK Novo 2

Almost nothing has been changed with the design of the SMOK Novo 2 compared to the original Novo. The SMOK Novo 2 measures only 88.3 x 24.5 x 14.5mm, weighs 4. grams. It is a small and compact pod system that fits comfortably in your hands. You can choose from 18 different designs. There are 8 resin-like editions (plastic panels, just look like resin).

The zinc alloy chassis with a marble-like finish gives the device a touch of class. The overall shape doesn’t have changes in this 2nd rendition which means that the duck-billed ergonomic mouthpiece retains all of the comforts the original Novo had. The SMOK Novo 2 features a draw-activated vape so you can simply vape on the mouthpiece. The SMOK Novo 2 is quite simple to use without any buttons.

SMOK Novo 2 Pods and Coils

The SMOK Novo 2 pods feature a curve that fits your lips perfectly. The mouthpiece made of the smooth and black plastic features the flat and wide shape that similar to the SMOK Nord. The SMOK Novo 2 pod cartridge is transparent. You can easily view the e-juice level without removing the pod. The filling method of the SMOK Novo 2 is the same as the SMOK Nord. Simply remove the pod from the device and fill the pod through the side port.

The SMOK Novo 2 kit comes with two pods in the box - a 1.4ohm dual coil pod and a 1.0ohm mesh coil pod. Those are non-removable coil pods so you cannot replace the coil. If the coil has expired, you will need to replace it with a new pod cartridge. The 1.4ohm pod delivers a restricted MTL draw for the notable flavor and throat hit while the 1.0ohm pod is more of a loose MTL vaping for much higher vapor production. We recommend you to use the 1.4ohm pod with nic salt and use the 1.0ohm pod with regular e-juice. Both of the pods will work perfectly with nicotine salt providing a more satisfying throat hit.

The SMOK Novo 2 pods are also compatible with the original Novo. There are also 6 other pods that compatible with SMOK Novo 2 (also compatible with the original Novo). You can purchase them for your Novo 2 separately.

  • Novo Pod Ceramic 1.4ohm: high-temperature resistance, long lifespan
  • Novo Pod Mesh 0.8ohm: fast-heating process, huge vapor production
  • Novo Pod 1.2ohm
  • Novo Pod 1.5ohm
  • Novo 2 Quartz Coil Pod 1.4ohm: fast heat-up time, intense flavor
  • Novo 2 DC DTL Pod 0.8ohm: intense throat hit, rich flavor

The Airflow of SMOK Novo 2 Pod:

The SMOK Novo 2 features the U-Shaped airflow. The airflow hole on each side of the Novo 2 Pod draws air in through the sides of the device, through the buttonhole of the pod and the coil to the mouthpiece.

You will get a different draw from different pod cartridge in the kit. The 1.4ohm pod features a tighter MTL draw and the 1.0ohm pod features a more airy MTL draw. The airflow is not adjustable on the SMOK Novo 2. The airflow is not too restricted or too loose. The SMOK Novo 2 is perfect for MTL vapers. Each pod feature a great draw resistance.


SMOK Novo 2 Battery and Output

The major improvement of the SMOK Novo 2 is the highly increased battery life. The SMOK Novo 2 features the same size as the original Novo but almost doubles the battery capacity. The 800mAh battery is sufficient for all-day vaping with moderate using.

The LED light on the device indicates the battery life.

  • Red light: battery capacity lower than 30%
  • Orange light: battery capacity between 30 and 70%
  • Green light: battery capacity over 70%

When the battery life is under 30%, the draw will get weaker and unsatisfying. We recommend you to charge your SMOK Novo 2 when in red light.


SMOK Novo 2 Review

The SMOK Novo 2 is impressive and awesome. It never leaked, it wicked rightly without gurgling, spit back or popping, the battery life is nice. t is easy to use without any button or mess about replacing coils, ideal for a total novice. But you still get free to choose your favorite e-liquid compared to a pre-filled pod system. If you are tired of changing coil or maintaining a pod, the Novo 2 will be a perfect pod kit and give you a great impression of how simple a vape kit can be.

Pros and Cons of SMOK Novo 2:

Pros:
Smooth and sleek, small and compact; feel heftier than other plastic pod systems
Draw-activated inhalation, easy to use, great for a beginner
The LED light indicates the battery life
Various of pod options for you to choose, compatible with original Novo pods
800mAh internal battery with USB charging for full-day vaping
The purer flavor and massive vapor with the mesh pod
Side filling design, no leak issues

Cons:
The coil is fixed and the pod is disposable, you cannot replace or change a coil
Airflow is not adjustable
The 1.4ohm MTL Pod is average, not terrible but not amazing either


SMOK Novo 2 VS SMOK Nord

The SMOK Nord and the SMOK Novo 2 are the two hot pod devices on the market. They feature a similar appearance and design. If you are hard to decide which one is best for you, you can refer to below to get an idea.

  • Performance
  • Inhalation 
  • Pos 
  • Battery 
  • Size 

The Novo 2 is more suitable for the e-juice with higher nicotine strength. The Nord is more of a pod vape for people who prefer a box mod. The SMO Nord can house the 70/30 high VG e-liquid with the 0.6ohm coil for massive cloud production. The SMOK Novo 2 is perfect for people who are making a switch from a Juul or cigarettes or someone looking for a discreet vape device using high nicotine e-liquid.

This is one of the biggest differences between Nord and Novo2. The SMOK Nord is a push-button vape while the SMOK Novo 2 features the auto-draw.

The SMOK Nord utilizes the changeable coils, you can replace and change the coil when it is expired. With the Novo 2, you have to chuck the entire pod when the coil in the pod starts burning.
The SMOK Nord is compatible with 0.6ohm mesh coil, 0.8ohm mesh coil, and 1.4ohm mesh coil. The Novo 2 has 8 coil options and is compatible with the pod of the original Novo.

The SMOK Nord is powered by 1100mAh battery while the Novo 2 with 800mAh battery. The battery life depends on the coil you use. You won’t be able to use the Nord through a full day with 0.6ohm coil, but with the 1.4ohm coil, the Nord will last an entire day. With the Novo2, you will have to charge frequently with 0.8ohm mesh pods, but the 1.4ohm and 1.5ohm pods will last all day.

The SMOK Nord features a bit more battery capacity than the SMOK Novo 2, but it is not much larger than the Novo 2. The Nord measures 94 mm X 30 mm X 18.8 mm while the Novo 2 measures 88.3 mm X 24.5 mm X 14.5 mm. The Nord is 80 grans and the Novo 2 is 43 grams. The Novo 2 is more portable and lightweight than the Nord.


Verdict

The SMOK Novo 2 is one of the best vape pod for new vapers. It is convenient and easy to use a pod system that fits perfectly in your hands. The 0.6ohm and 1.0ohm coil can use with high nicotine strength that will satisfy your nicotine carving. The pods with fixed coils are disposable and deliver intense flavor. If you are looking for a simple pod device or your first vape device, the SMOK Novo 2 is the perfect choice for you.

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