[2020 Updated] SMOK RPM40 Pod Mod Kit Review: Real DL Vaping

Author: Alisa Yin / Category: Review / Published: Feb-13-2020

The SMOK RPM40 Pod Mod Kit is one of the most successful starter kits on the market, which has been highly rated by many reviewers. The pod mod market has seen a huge inundation of new devices last year, which look like a copy of a copy with no actual difference but the brand name. Fortunately, SMOK RPM40 is not the case but a game master.

The RPM40 features a sturdy Zinc-Alloy mod with glossy finish and tapered mouthpiece, which are durable and top-notch. The RPM40 with a pod mod style shapes in a cuboid and is compact and easy to take anywhere. The 0.96-inch TFT display is a huge step of interface UI design for the pod mod system.

Powered by a built-in 1500mAh battery with the advanced IQ-R chipset, the SMOK RPM40 has variable wattage range from 1W to 40W and features a quick-firing time of 0.001s. It comes with a plastic 4ml capacity, side-filling pod, which features the push-fit system to avoid leaking.


Price: £ 22.99 (at NewVaping) - TPD Edition

Color: Bright Black, Prism Rainbow, Purple Red, Orange, Prism Gold, White, Green, Prism Chrome

SMOK RPM40 Pod Mod Kit Specification

  • Size: 25 x 25 x 99mm
  • Weight: 99g
  • Battery: Internal 1500mAh
  • E-Liquid Capacity: 4.3ml w/RPM Pod – 4.5ml w/Nord Pod
  • Output Wattage: 1-40w
  • Suitable Resistance: 0.2Ω-2.5Ω
  • Screen: Full TFT 0.96in Colour Display
  • Charging: Via Micro USB

SMOK RPM40 Pod Mod Kit Package Contents

  • 1 x SMOK RPM40 Device
  • 1 x RPM Standard 4.3ml Pod (With 0.4Ω Mesh Coil)/2ml for TPD
  • 1 x RPM Nord 4.5ml Pod (With Nord DC 0.6Ω Coil)/2ml for TPD
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

Build Quality and Design of SMOK RPM40 Pod Mod Kit


This SMOK RPM40 Pod Mod Kit shapes in a four-sided and is lightweight and ultra-portable. The body is made of sturdy zinc alloy with a glossy finish, looks compact but feels bulky and tough. The SMOK RPM40 only measures at 25 x 25 x 99mm, which fits perfectly in your hands. The edges are nicely rounded off making it comfortable to grip.

One side of the SMOK RPM40 acts as the control panel. It features a clicky square fire button, the TFT color screen, and two adjustment buttons. The fire button perfectly placed, which leaves enough space for a large screen display. The micro-USB charging port is at the base of the mod. The pod cartridge sits onto the top of the RPM40 and snaps into place. The chip will detect the pod and displays ‘Pod Attached’ on the screen when you install a pod. There are two non-adjustable airflow holes under the pod, providing the air intake for the RPM40.



The SMOK RPM40 is driven by 1500mAh large battery and capable of firing up to 80W at 0.0015s. It can be fully charged in 1.5 to 2h via the micro-USB port. The advanced IQ-R chip allows you to adjust the wattage and features multiple safety protections like short-circuits and low-voltage, along with an 8s second cutoff. The battery life depends on the wattage you choose. The higher wattage will drain the battery quicker than the lower wattage.


The innovative TFT screen is bright and clear, which allows you to change the color by pressing the Up button and Fire Button at the same time. The SMOK RPM40 is a button-activated device. You should press and hold the fire button when vaping. Press the Up or Down button to adjust the wattage from 1W to 40W without cycle options. Press the Up and Down buttons at the same time to lock the wattage setting, but you can still vape. Like most mods, you should click the fire button five times to turn on the device, and the TFT screen will show your vaping information like battery life, wattage, puff counter, coil resistance, voltage, and screen color.

SMOK RPM40 Pod Cartridge


The SMOK RPM40 Pod Mod Kit comes with two different pods in the box. The RPM Standard Pod has a 4.3ml capacity and is pre-installed with RPM Mesh 0.4ohm Coil; the RPM Nord Pod has a 4.5ml and is pre-installed with Nord DC 0.6ohm Coil. Both of the pods are placed inside the mod by magnetic connection, which is firm and stable. The two pods are easy to remove by simply pulling out from the mod and pressing back. Each pod features a rubber plug on the side that plus the e-liquid filling port. The wide mouthpiece is comfortable but not removable.

The new RPM coil and the Nord coil are mesh style and both are performing well. With the two sub-ohm coils and a variable wattage mod, the SMOK RPM40 is strictly a direct-lung vape. The 0.4ohm RPM Mesh Coil brings you a slightly warmer and huge vape cloud. The 0.6ohm Nord DC Coil offers a cooler vape with a more restricted lung hit. Both of the coils provide a satisfying flavor, while the 0.6ohm coil gives a much stronger flavor than the 0.4ohm coil.

How to Fill the SMOK RPM40 Pod:

  • Pull out the pod from the mod
  • Open the rubber plug on the side and reveal the filling port
  • Fill the pod with your favorite e-liquid
  • Close the rubber plug
  • Wait at least 5min to get the coil fully saturated if you use the coil for the first time

SMOK RPM40 Pod Mod Kit Review


The SMOK RPM40 Pod Mod Kit is definitely one of the best vape devices available on the market. It is a great follow-up to the SMOK Nord while featuring a more powerful performance and capability than the predecessor. It combines the versatility of a mod and portability of a pod. The small and compact design makes it an ideal vape device for on-the-go vape.

It is a Direct to Lung (DTL) Pod system with many good features of having a much larger pod capacity, an innovative color screen, variable wattage, and better battery life. The massive vapor production and excellent flavor make the RPM40 stand out. The SMOK RPM40 provides you both a low-wattage output and a sub-ohm vaping, which will satisfy your vaping needs! It is an excellent starter kit for beginners!

Pros and Cons of SMOK RPM40 Pod Mod Kit:


  • Good build quality
  • High e-liquid capacity
  • Bright and clear TFT screen display
  • Large battery capacity with good performance
  • The excellent flavor from both coils
  • Compact and solid, easy to take anywhere
  • Support DL vaping
  • 2h fast charging
  • Wide mouthpiece for more air intake


  • Hard to see the juice level
  • The airflow is non-adjustable
  • Different coils incompatible with different pods
  • No MTL coils included in the box
  • The fill port is small
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