Last updated on May 6th, 2021
The SMOK NORD 4 – Vape Pod Pen and Mini Vaporizer Combined
Portable pod vapes are still very popular, with new styles emerging weekly. The new Nord 4, designed by SMOK is very different. It’s a hybrid ultra-light vaporizer with more features than your basic, easy-to-use, vape pod mod.
The SMOK Nord 4 combines portability with versatility. This little pod vape is the first in its class – an ultra portable vape pen with a refillable pod and 2 replaceable atomizers – a 0.16ohm RPM 2 Coil (for dense vapor and intense flavors), and a 0.4ohm RPM Mesh Coil (for a gentle throat hit and excellent flavor).
A Step Up From the SMOK NOVO
SMOK loves to imitate itself. The company has several closed system pod vape devices that are similar in style and price.
The new SMOK Nord 4 looks exactly like the original SMOK Nord, but the new Nord 4 comes in 21 colors and has several new features.
Visual Look and Feel of the New SMOK NORD 4
There’s still the comfortable, curved mouthpiece and the button-activated firing system. It still qualifies as an ultra lightweight, very portable vape pod mod, weighing only 80 grams or just under 3 oz.
Step Up With New Power Features
The biggest difference with the SMOK Nord 4 is that the battery is now a powerful 2000mAh, and the pods now hold 4.5ml of e-juice.
That translates into the Nord 4 giving you well over a day’s worth of vaping before you have to recharge. It also means lovely clouds, even when using the 0.16ohm RPM coil.
Replacement coils are available for both the RPM and the RPM2 pods.
Other Features of the Nord 4
The Nord 4 has great features, including an Air-inlet Ring that adjusts the coolness of your vape. The clear OLED Display is on the side of the device. It displays current wattage, while the Up/Down button lets you adjust that wattage.
Safety Features in the SMOK NORD 4
A big criteria we have for rating a vaping device is whether it has adequate safety features. The SMOK Nord 4 gains points in that regard. Here’s what’s built-in the Nord 4:
- Short Circuit Protection
- 8 second Cut-off
- Low Voltage Protection
SMOK NORD 4 Basic Tutorial
The Nord 4 Kit comes in a shrink-wrapped box and all parts are nestled nicely in foam padded compartments. On the side of the box look for the laser sticker near the top of the box which verifies the product is genuine and not a clone.
The device comes charged, but I always recommend charging a new device for about a half hour when you first get it.
Use the Right E-Liquid With Each Atomizer!
Before you start filling the pod, decide whether you want to vape with the 0.16ohm RPM 2 Coil or the 0.4ohm RPM mesh coil atomizer.
As mentioned earlier, you’ll get slightly bigger clouds and fuller flavor with the 0.4 subohm coil.
Both coils work best with a higher VG e-liquid.
You should also know that subohm coils will deplete your pod’s e-liquid faster than other devices which use standard ohm coils.
A high nicotine “nicotine salt” e-liquid is NOT recommended for use with the Nord 4.
What’s the reason? Sub ohm atomizer coils, give you get a fuller vapor and consequently, more nicotine. Too much nicotine can make you nauseous!
SMOK also has a 1.4 ohm Ceramic coil, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Too many people who have tried it say it will give you a burnt taste.
Filling the Pod
If you have fingernail tips, opening the pod is easy. If you don’t, use a letter opener, paper clip or something pointy that will lift the lid without damaging the rubber.
Some people like to use an e-liquid injection bottle that has a handy slim tip, (shown above); however it’s not necessary with the Nord 4. I was pleased that the fill hole is bigger than most other vape pods. I use mostly Vaporfi’s e-liquids because the bottles come with needle-nose tips that make filling pods a breeze.
Once the pod is filled, wait a few minutes for the atomizer cotton to absorb the e-liquid. Do this every time you use a new atomizer. As an alternative, you can add 2 drops to the cotton tip side of the coil before you install it.
Best-E-Cigarette-Guide Rating for the SMOK NORD 4
We give the SMOK NORD 4 a 9.8 rating for the following reasons:
- This Pod Vape comes with 2 replaceable atomizer coils designed for 2 different vaping experience.
- It has a powerful 2000mAh battery.
- The pod holds a good amount of e-liquid.
- There’s an easy-to-read OLED screen that displays the Wattage
- The device has important safety features
- Some colors may be out of stock.
- It is recommended not to use Nicotine Salts with this vape mod.
If you’ve tried the SMOK NORD 4, let us know what you think by commenting!