The Smok Nord 50W Pod System: A Starter Kit for Versatile Vapers

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by Christina Matthews

Updated: September 28, 2021

Smok Nord 50W Review

Review Score: 85/100

Price Range:
$31.95 - $41.95
Battery Capacity:
1 800mAh
Wattage Range:
50W
Colors:
Black Stabilizing Wood, Black Armor, Black Red Marbling, Fluid Black Grey
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Good RDL and MTL vape
  • Pods with high liquid capacity
  • Ergonomic and portable design

Cons

  • Side filling port
  • Cannot reset the puff counter

The more one can do with a vape the better. This latest pod mod from Smok is a vape that can do a lot thanks to its coil compatibility. It also has other features that make it worth buying, like pods with high liquid capacity, decent battery life, and an ergonomic and portable design.

Smok Nord 50W Review: How Does It Vape?

This device is really fun to vape, especially for those who want something for restricted lung vaping. With the airflow setting all the way open, the draws are very smooth and restrictive. For the best results with airflow open or halfway closed, use the 0.23ohm LP2 meshed coil.

Smok Nord 50W Colors

It works well with tighter airflow settings, too. Keep in mind that on those tight settings, it is better to get the higher resistance coils and vape them on lower wattages, but the 0.6 ohm Nord coil will do. When vaping like that, it makes for a pretty good mouth-to-lung vape.

The vape is also compatible with the RPM coils and pods, which are great for DL and mouth-to-lung vaping. However, these pods and coils are sold separately.

Vapor Production

It puts out a fair amount of vapor when taking direct lung hits with the 0.23 ohm LP2 coil. People who want a pod mod that can produce big clouds will be happy with the LP2 coil and this vape.

Safety Features

  • Atomizer Recognition
  • Low-Voltage Warning
  • Leak-Resistant Pod
  • 8 Seconds Cut-Off

Protections:

  • Lithium-Ion
  • Short Circuit
  • Over-Temperature

What Makes the Smok Nord 50W Different Than Its Predecessors?

Nord 50W Nord X Nord 4
Dimensions: 97 x 31 x 22.6 mm 100 x 31 x 23 mm 104.9 x 33.7 x 24.4 mm
Weight: 95 grams 96 grams 115 grams
Wattage Output: 50 Watts 60 watts 80 watts
Battery: 1,800mah 1,500mah 2,000mah
Pod Capacity: 4 to 4.5 ml 6 ml 4.5 ml

The Smok Nord 50W Kit

  • 1 Nord 50W Pid Mod
  • 1 Nord 50W LP2 Pod
  • 1 Nord 50W Nord Pod
  • 1 0.23ohm LP2 Meshed Coil
  • 1 Nord Regular DC Coil 0.6ohm
  • 1 Type-C Cable
  • 1 User Manual

Internal Build Quality and Design

Smok Nord 50W Black

The overall design and build quality are good. The body of the vape fits the hand comfortably, and it travels well. A good aspect of this device is the airflow control. It is a tab that slides back and forth and is easy to operate.

Battery Performance

This vape contains an internal 1,800 mah battery, which is pretty good for a device with 50 watt output. It should last most of the day if not taken above 45 watts. Also, it has a type-c charging port, which allows the battery to recharge much faster than it would otherwise.

The Screen

The Nord 50W uses a simple black and white screen that shows the wattage, battery power, resistance, and puff counter. It is easy to read in low and bright light conditions.

Smok Nord 50W Pod

The starter kits come with two pods that are side-filled and have the plug-and-play set up. The LP2 pod holds 4 ml of liquid, and the Nord pod holds 4.5 ml. They fit very securely to the mod, thanks to the magnetic connection.

The only thing not to like about these pods is the side fill port. Pods and tanks with anything but top-fill ports are very vulnerable to leaking, even those supposed to be leak-proof.

Compatible Liquid

Smok Nord 50W Pods

With the given coils in the starter kit, high vegetable glycerin liquids are better to use than 50/50 liquids. However, buying the rest of the Nord and LP2 coils will allow you to vape a fuller range of liquids.

How Long Do the Coils Last?

The coils should last over a week if they are primed correctly. The coils included in the kit should not be used with highly concentrated salt nicotine. Use freebase nicotine with three to six mg. If the coils are used with these liquids and are primed correctly, they will last a good and long while.

How to Use the Smok Nord 50W

The first thing to do is prime the coils.

  1. Put two or three drops inside and push them into the bottom until the edges of the coil align with the tabs on the bottom.
  2. After that, open the silicone tab on the side and fill the pod.
  3. Let the pod sit for five or more minutes so that the coil has time to absorb the liquid.
  4. Afterward, stick the pod on the mod and use the following button combinations to get started.

Button Combinations

  • Five clicks turn it on and off
  • Click three times to enter the wattage and then click through the wattage setting using the firing button
  • When the wattage level is selected, let go of the firing button the device will adjust accordingly

It is impossible to reset the puff counter. Instead, it resets on its own when it reaches 999 puffs.

Competing Starter Kit Products

Smok Nord 50W Kit vs. Vaporesso Luxe PM40 Kit

Vaporesso Luxe PM40 Colors

These products look almost the same, and they both are excellent products. The most obvious difference is in the coils.

The Luxe PM40 comes with two higher resistance coils, but there is no low resistance option with the Smok Nord.

One the Luxe PM40’s biggest advantages is that it has various power modes: F(t), power, pulse, ECO, and manual mode.

Smok Nord 50W Kit vs. Uwell Havok V1 65W Kit

Uwell Havok V1

The Uwell Havok V1 65w is a pretty good vape that provides warm and flavorful vapor. However, some issues significantly detract from the vaping experience.

  1. One, the boxy design makes it inconvenient to hold and transport. Pod mods should be ergonomically designed and not have sharp edges.
  2. That problem can be forgiven, but adjusting the airflow is also inconvenient, as the adjustment is on the pod, meaning that it has to be taken off to be changed.
  3. These vapes produce great clouds and flavor, but the Smok Nord has an edge because it is more ergonomic and easier to use.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Long Does the Smok Nord 50W Pod Last?

    The pods should last as long as the device if they are well taken care of. Take care not to drop them or use them in ways they were not intended for. Doing this will ensure they last a long time.

  • Where to Buy the Smok Nord 50W

    This vape is available on online vape stores. It is also worth looking into local brick-and-mortar vape stores to see if they have them.

  • How Do You Know When Smok Nord Coils Are Bad?

    Coils need to be replaced when the flavor starts to taste burnt. Once you experience this taste, throw the coil away and get a new one.

  • How Often Should You Replace Smok Pods?

    Pods do not have to be replaced often if they use plug-and-play coils. However, if the pod is cracked, leaks more than normal, or no longer holds the coil in place, it should be replaced.

Smok Nord 50W Specifications

Dimensions: 97 x 31 x 22.6 mm
Battery Type: Integrated 1,800 mah
Voltage Output Range: 0.5 to 4.0 Volts
Resistance Range: 0.2 to 3.0 ohm
Build: Zinc-Alloy
Side Mount Display Screen:
Adjustable Wattage Output:
Adjustable Airflow Control System:
Pod: 4mL Nord 50 Watt LP2
Coil: 0.23 ohm LP2 Meshed
Nord Pod: 4.5 ml Nord 50 Watt
Coil: 0.6 ohm Nord Regular DC
Magnetic Pod Connection:
Charging Type: Type-C USB Port
Colors: White Armor, Leather Blue, Black Stabilizing Wood, Black Armor, Black Red Marbling, Fluid Black Grey, Silver Carbon Fiber

Pros&Cons

The Positives

  • Good RDL and MTL vape
  • Pods with high liquid capacity
  • Good flavor
  • Ergonomic and portable design

The Negatives

  • Side filling port
  • Cannot reset the puff counter

Closing Thoughts About the Smok 50W Kit

The Nord 50W is a versatile device because it is compatible with LP2, Nord, and RPM coils. It also has decent battery life and an ergonomic form that makes it easy to hold and transport. The only complaints are the side-mounted refilling port and the puff counter that cannot be reset.

However, because of the shape of the mouthpiece, there was no way to put the refilling port on top. Also, it is a little bit weird to have a firing button that works as an adjustment button, too. But, after you get used to it, it’s not a big deal.

Overall, this is a great vape and is well worth getting. If you have any thoughts about this vape, let us know by leaving a comment.

Published: September 29, 2021
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Christina Matthews

I love the written word, and in my career as a journalist, I strive to provide the facts about everything I write about. There are too many false and alarmist stories out there about life and vaping mainly. My mission is to make e-cigarettes less scary to people with informative articles and extensive research on not only the possible evils of cigarettes and Big Tobacco, but the objective side of e-cigs.


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