The Smok Alike: An Indestructible Budget-Friendly Mod


by Thanush Poulsen

Updated: August 31, 2021

Smok Alike Kit desktop

Review Score: 88/100

Price Range:
Blue, Gold, Green, Gunmetal, Red
Wattage Range:
1W - 40W
Battery Capacity:
Pod Capacity:
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon


  • Long battery life
  • Highly durable


  • Difficult to monitor juice levels

Starting Price: $ 31.95

The Smok Alike kit is a pod mod starter kit with a 1,600 mah onboard battery capable of running up to 40w. 0.4 and 0.8 sub-ohm RPM coils are included in the kit, as well as a pod that can hold 5.5 ml of liquid. On top of the pod is a 510 drip tip. Another excellent feature Smok incorporated into this device is a large and vibrant 0.96-inch color screen.

Smok Alike Review

The 40w Smok Alike is a new pod vape kit from Smok that has caught a lot of attention as of late. It has excellent specifications. Not only can it fire to 40w, but it has a powerful battery suitable for all-day vaping, and the pods can hold a lot of liquid. Plus, it has a removable 510 drip tip and a colorful and large screen that is easy to discern. Additionally, it is one of the sturdiest and most portable pod mods on the market.

Smok Alike Kit desktop

The features Smok put into this are quite outstanding, but the best thing about the Alike is its price. At around $35, it is quite affordable. Customers will spend very little money on this device, but they will get a pod vape that is just as good as something that costs over $50.

Finally, this pod kit from Smok is very easy to use. The pods can be refilled in seconds, and the coils plug straight into them. When the pods are filled and have the wires inside, the user only has to push the pod onto the battery. Considering the low learning curve, this pod mod made by Smok is perfectly suited to people who have never vaped.

Opening the Smok Alike Starter Kit

The starter kit comes with the pod vape and an empty pod, as well as two RPM coils, a USB cable, and a user manual. Please read the manual before operating the device to develop a clear understanding of the pod mod kit and how it works.

SMOK Alike kit

Internal Building Quality and Design

The build quality of this pod kit is superior to that of many other pod mods primarily because of its IPX7 rating. This rating means that the pod vape is waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof. Since the pod vape is so rugged, it is ideally suited for people who live active lifestyles or who are engaged in a profession that requires a lot of time spent outdoors.

Battery Efficiency

The Smok Alike uses a 1,600 onboard battery with a 1A charge rate that is capable of operating for well over a day, depending on the settings. Since this pod vape only fires up to 40w, do not expect the battery to drain before the end of the day. On average, one charge should last around 12 hours.

Pods and Coils

The Smok Alike is capable of using all of the RPM wires, including the rebuildable RBA coil. Not only can it use the coils included in the kit, but it also can use the 1.2-ohm Quarts, the 0.6-ohm triple, and the 1-ohm single and 0.3-ohm mesh wires.

The pods hold 5.5 ml of liquid but in areas regulated by the Tobacco Products Directive, the pods can only have 2 ml of nicotine juice.

SMOK Alike pod

0.4 ohm RPM Coil

The 0.4-ohm coil produces excellent flavor, but it is not very good when high nicotine vape juice is being used. Use low nicotine content juices that contain less than three milligrams.

0.8 ohm RPM Coil

This coil is for direct to lung vaping and is suitable for daily use. To get the best results out of this coil, use liquid that contains between three and six milligrams of nicotine.

RBA coil

The body of the atomizer core is not very large, so users should not use a dense atomizer core. Instead, use 0.8-ohm heating wires that are loosely wound. Also, only advanced vapers should be utilizing this coil set up.

What coils are compatible with Smok Alike?

Adding to the experience is that it is compatible with several RPM coils as earlier stated. If the coils included with the starter kit are not your thing, they can be changed out for something better. For example, RPM 1.2ohm or the 1.0ohm coils work well with 50mg salt nicotine.

How to Use the Smok Alike

The Alike from Smok is very easy to use.

  • First, refill the pods by flipping up the tab on the side that has “RPM” written in capital letters.
  • Once the tap is open, pour the nicotine liquid into the pod kit using a bottle with a cone nosed tip.
  • Close the tab and then wipe away any excess juice.
  • Insert the coil into the bottom of the pod, and then put the pod onto the battery.

SMOK Alike x2

A USB port is at the bottom, and a tab protects it from dust and water. Use the firing button to turn on the vape, and cycle through the wattage by clicking on the up and down buttons beneath the screen.

Vaping Experience

The vaping experience with the Alike is phenomenal. The first thing anyone will notice about this pod vape is that it can rip huge clouds. All of the coils are capable of doing this. The flavor is also at a high level with either coil.

Additionally, this is a small vape that is portable and comfortable to hold. What makes this pod mod portable is that it is so small – smaller than the open palm of a hand. As for comfort, the vape’s grip is covered with soft leather.

Competing Products

Smok Alike Kit vs. the Smok Novo Kit

The Smok Novo is another pod mod kit, but this one is even more affordable than the Alike. But, its features are not as impressive as its rival. It holds 2 ml of nicotine juice, and it has a much smaller 450 mah battery.


Also, it is not as well built. However, it produces a respectable amount of vapor, and the flavor is excellent. The Smok Novo is a perfect choice for those who want an affordable pod vape with decent flavor and vapor. But, those who want something higher powered and indestructible should get Smok’s Alike.

Smok Alike Kit vs. the Voopoo Vinci Kit

The VooPoo Vinci is also a 40w pod mod, and it is roughly the same price as the Smok.

VD VooPoo Vinci R

The pods of both pod mods have the same liquid capacity, but the advantage of the Vinci’s pods is that they have large windows for monitoring juice levels. Also, the Vinci has a slightly smaller 1,500 mah battery.

Smok Alike Pod Mod Specifications

Dimentions: 77 x 43.2 x 23.4 mm
Wattage Range: 1W - 40W
Battery Capacity: 1600mAh
Display : 0.96 inch OLED
Resistance Range: 0.2ohm - 2.5ohm
Pod Capacity: 5.5mL
Colors: Blue, Gold, Green, Gunmetal, Red

Positives and Negatives

The Positives

  • Long battery life
  • Highly durable
  • Compatible with multiple coils
  • Affordable price

The Negatives

  • Difficult to monitor juice levels

Concluding Words about the Smok Alike Vape Mod Kit

The Alike from Smok is one of those vapes that is perfect for people who want something affordable. This pod mod kit is also great for people in the military, construction, and professions that are highly exerting thanks to its IPX7 rating.

Inserting and refilling the pods is effortless, plus it produces a lot of excellent vapor and flavor. Some might think it is underpowered, but all-in-all, it is a superb device worthy of the attention it has been getting.

Published: July 10, 2020Updated: August 31, 2021

Thanush Poulsen

Being a regular Sweden student, I discovered innovative ways of living healthier. And with my very first e-cigarette, I’ve got obsessed with all things digital. So vaping collided my interests in electronics, science, and health. I enjoy bringing people into the world of vaping through my reviews, guides, and best-of lists.


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