The Smok Novo 2: New and Improved

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by Christina Matthews

Updated: July 14, 2021

Smok Novo 2 Review

Review Score: 87/100

Price Range:
$16.95 - $18.99
Battery Capacity Type:
800mAh
Wattage Range:
6W - 25W
Colors:
Green / Red, Yellow / Purple, Red / Yellow, 7-Color Rainbow
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Long-lasting battery
  • Pass-through charging
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • No adjustable airflow
  • Takes a long time to charge

The Smok Novo 2 is a new addition to the Novo line of vapes. It comes equipped with a larger battery, better coils, improved airflow, and a whole host of other improved features. This pod mod, with its upgrades, is the perfect choice for vapers who not only want an enhanced experience but an affordable and portable device, too.

This device is suitable for most vapers. It is effortless to use because the pods do not have to be wicked or have coils inserted. It also has a draw-activated firing mechanism.

People transitioning from disposables will be pleased with the Novo 2. Also, its improvements will make those who were not happy with the original version happy.

Smok Novo 2 Review: Why Are People Using This Vape?

The Smok Novo 2 has several outstanding features that make it a considerable improvement over its predecessor.

Mostly, those are tighter draws, a more powerful battery, and higher wattage output. It also has most of the typical features one wants to see in a pod, such as a portable design and lots of color options.

Vapor Production

This is not a vapor-producing pod mod; it was designed more for people who want strong throat hits and tight mouth-to-lung draws.

Smok Novo 2 Colors

The mod is no slacker when it comes to producing clouds, though. A 0.8 ohm pod has a respectable amount of vapor and makes for a good direct-to-lung draw. Also, the pods are very flavorful, which makes up for any lack of cloud production.

Power Modes

There are no power modes on this vape, making it ideal for people who want something simple and easy to use. Vapers who want power modes should look for a box mod with a good chip and battery.

Protection Features

All of the typical safety features are built into this pod mod, including overtime, short circuit, and low voltage protection. The battery light flashes different colors to let the user know if there is a problem.

The Differences Between Smok Novo and Smok Novo 2

The Smok Novo was not a bad device, but some customers and reviewers were not satisfied with the airflow. They thought it was too loose for a pod mod.

  • The Smok Novo 2 has much tighter airflow, and it produces better MTL drags and harder throat hits.
  • Additionally, the Smok Novo 2 produces a significantly higher 25-watt output, whereas the Novo did not shoot higher than 16 watts.
  • Finally, the Novo 2 has a higher capacity battery.
  • The Novo is suitable for people who like looser draws, but that is not what people typically want on these mods.

The Smok Novo 2 Pod System Starter Kit

Smok Novo 2 Starter Kit

This starter kit comes with all the necessities.
There are:

  • two mesh pods
  • two MTL pods
  • a USB cable
  • a user manual in addition to the device.

Putting four pods into the package was very nice of Smok. It will be a couple of weeks before the customer has to order new ones.

Also, be sure to read the user manual to understand the vape and its functions fully. This device comes with a 12-month warranty, and misusing it can void the warranty.

Design and Internal Build Quality

The build quality and design are what one would expect from a pod mod. Internally, everything is solid, as there are no strange sounds when it is vaped. As for the exterior design, it is small and has an outstanding form factor.

Smok Novo 2 Colors

Plus, there are a whole host of color options from which to choose. Some of the color schemes are awful, but there are colors to suit everyone’s fancy.

Smok Novo 2 Battery

This one is a significant improvement over the original battery. The Novo had a very small 450 mah battery that was good for 300 to 350 puffs.

The Novo 2 has a much larger 800 mah battery, and it can last significantly longer – around 600 puffs to be exact. On average, it can last two to three days. It is a good thing that the battery lasts so long because it takes two hours to charge.

But, it has pass-through charging, meaning it can be vaped while charging.

LED Battery Indicator

The vape has several lights that indicate battery life and problems with the mod.
The light is:

  • green when the device is fully charged
  • orange at between 30 and 70 percent
  • red when it is under 30 percent.

There are warning lights for a short circuit, overtime, and low voltage.

  • Short Circuit: White LED flashes five times
  • Eight Second Overtime: White light flashes five times
  • Low Voltage/Battery: Light flashes 15 times

The Novo Mesh 2 Pod

The pods are very well designed and easy to use. They have duck-billed mouthpieces that perfectly fit the lips, and there is a side fill port that is easy to access.

Checking the juice levels is easy too. All the user has to do is pull the pod up, look at the liquid levels, and then put it back in the connection. The process takes seconds. The connection is strong but not too strong, and there should be no issues with wiggling or the pod falling out.

The Novo Mesh 2 Pod

While the airflow is tight, it is not adjustable. However, this can be an advantage, depending on how one looks at it. For some, it makes the vape easier to use.

Different Coil and Pod Options

There are several different pods compatible with these mods, all of which are suited for different styles of vaping. The two pods included with the starter kit have 1.0 and 1.4-ohm resistances.

All together, Smok has seven pods that are compatible with the Nord 2 with a range from 0.8 to 1.5 ohms, which includes the Novo quartz coil pod.

All of their pods have a 2 ml capacity, which is ideal for a 25-watt vape. Smok Novo 2 replacement pods are easy to find, and they are available at affordable prices.

Compatible Nicotine Juices

The pods are mostly high resistance coils, and there is only one sub-ohm coil among them. Such coils require 50/50 vegetable glycerin to propylene glycol nicotine liquids.

The 0.8-ohm pod can use 60/40 or 70/30 liquids. However, even with the high VG/PG liquids, it still will not produce huge clouds like a box mod.

How Long Does a Smok Novo 2 Pod Last?

These pods can last a week or longer, depending on the frequency of use and the content of the liquids. Pods that are frequently hit will burn out faster. Also, super-sweet salt nic and regular liquids will burn out the coils faster.

How to Use the Smok Novo 2 Pods and Vape

Operation is simple and straightforward, as is the case with most pod mods. Assuming the device is already charged, grab a pod and fill it with nicotine liquid.

The fill port is located on the side. Open it and fill it with a syringe filled with nicotine liquid. Push the pod into the connection. To vape, inhale on the mouthpiece. It has automatic draw firing.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Vape and Cartridge

  • Charge the device
  • Select and fill the pod
  • Insert the pod into the vape
  • Inhale on the mouthpiece to start vaping

Competing Starter Kit Products

Smok Novo 2 vs Smok Novo X Starter Kits

Smok Novo X White

  1. The Smok Novo X has a few more bells and whistles than the Novo 2 kit.
  2. It has a screen that displays the battery life and the wattage level, and it has adjustable power settings and a firing button.
  3. Draw activation is also an option.
  4. The Novo 2’s most significant advantage over the Novo X is that it has much tighter airflow. The Novo X’s airflow is too open for a pod mod.
  5. As for the cost comparison, the Novo 2 is around seven to eight dollars cheaper, depending on the store.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the Novo 2 Kit Worth It?

    It most definitely is worth it. Besides tighter airflow, the Nord 2 is available at quite an affordable price, at around seventeen dollars. Even if someone buys it and does not like it, that person will not have wasted a lot of money. However, most likely, the buyer will like this vape and will not think he wasted his money.

  • Does the Novo 2 Have Pass-Through Charging?

    Yes, the Novo 2 has pass-through charging. Pass-through charging is when the vape can be charged while vaped. This feature adds an extra layer of convenience and improves the vaping experience significantly.

  • Why is My Novo 2 Blinking and Not Hitting?

    The most common reason pod mods blink and do not hit is that there is a connection problem. Most likely, the pod is not fully seated.

    Take out the pod and put it back onto the connection, ensuring it is fully connected. If that does not work, try cleaning the connection with a cotton swab. If it still does not hit, there is likely an issue with the battery.

Smok Novo 2 Specifications

Dimensions: 88.3 x 24.5 x 14.5 mm
Battery Capacity: 800mAh
Wattage Output: 6 to 25 watts
Voltage Output: 3.0 to 4.0 volts
Construction: Zinc-Alloy Chassis
Pod Capacity: 2 mL
Mesh Pod: 1.0 ohm
MTL Pod: 1.4 ohm
Safety Features: Overtime, Short Circuit, and Low Voltage Protection
Colors: Green / Red, Yellow / Purple, Red / Yellow, 7-Color Rainbow, Blue / Black, Black / White, Blue / Brown, Rainbow SPRAY, Rainbow SHELL Pattern

Pros&Cons

The Positives

  • Improved airflow over the original Novo
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Pass-through charging
  • Easy to use

The Negatives

  • No adjustable airflow
  • Takes a long time to charge

Closing Thoughts About the Smok Novo 2

The Novo 2 is a significant improvement over the original Novo pod system kit, mainly because it has tighter airflow and a more powerful battery. Additionally, it has all the other features a good pod mod should have, like a good design, comfortable mouthpiece, and decent build quality.

Overall, this is an excellent device that is great for people transitioning from cigarettes or disposable vapes. One of the complaints about this vape is that it takes two hours to charge, but it has pass-through charging.

Also, adjustable airflow would have been an excellent addition. Despite these two disadvantages, this is a fantastic vape well worth the money.

If you have used this vape, please leave a few comments below telling us what you think about it.

Published: July 19, 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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