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What's The Difference Between Nord 4 And Nord 5?

Published 6 February 2023, Updated 10 April 2024

What's The Difference Between Nord 4 And Nord 5?

What's The Difference Between Nord 4 And Nord 5?

SMOK has recently released the latest device in the Nord range, The SMOK Nord 5. The SMOK Nord 5 vape kit features a similar design to the SMOK Nord 4 but has some noticeable improvements. The main difference is that Nord 5 has just one pod that can only fit one coil type.


The SMOK Nord 5 and Nord 4 devices are available in 12 different colour options, eight standard colours and four leather series colourways.

OLED Screen

These Nord devices feature a small OLED screen that displays your wattage level, puff counter, battery level and much more on the side of the device, which is a convenient feature.

Fire Button

Like all the previous SMOK Nord devices, the device will typically have a small LED-lit button on the front, which is used to fire the device, change settings, and turn the kit on/off.

Adjustment Buttons

Both the SMOK Nord 4 and Nord 5 will also have two small buttons underneath the small OLED screen, allowing you to adjust the wattage level of the kit you are using to a higher or lower level of wattage.


The Nord 5 has more improved airflow technology. The SMOK Nord 4 features a rotating airflow that can be twisted to open or close the airflow holes for more or less. The Nord 5 device now features a sliding button on the front, allowing more or less airflow into the device, but this design is much more reliable and is easier to function.

Pod & Coil

The SMOK Nord 4 and Nord 5 have very similar pod system technology. The main difference is that the pods available for the Nord 4 will allow the user to use multiple different coils in the device with different pods. The Nord 5 features innovative child-proof technology to ensure safety, but this Nord 5 pod currently only works with the SMOK RPM 2 0.15 Ohm and 0.23 Ohm coils, which are ideal for DTL vaping.

Is Nord 4 better than Nord 2?

The SMOK Nord 2 has been a very reliable vaping device over the years, and the Nord range has only improved with much-needed upgrades. The Nord 4 now features a 2000mAh battery which is a considerably noticeable improvement, making the Nord 4 a better device than the Nord 2.

Power Output

  • Nord 2: The SMOK Nord 2 offers a variable wattage feature that allows you to change the wattage level from 1-40W and is best suited for MTL vaping.

  • Nord 4: The SMOK Nord 4 features a variable wattage option that can be adjusted from 5-80W, which is ideal for sub-ohm vaping.

Battery Size

  • Nord 2: The Nord 2 device has a 1500mAh battery, which can easily last for a full day of moderate vaping.

  • Nord 4: The Nord 4 vape kit houses a 2000mAh battery, which will roughly last for a day and a half of moderate vaping use before needing recharging.

Pod Design

  • Nord 2: The Nord 2 offers two different 2ml pod options that allow users to switch between the SMOK RPM coils and the Nord coils available to suit all different vaping styles.

  • Nord 4: The Nord 4 also offers two different 2ml pod options, but the difference with these is that they are only compatible with the SMOK RPM and RPM2 coils.

For more information, check out our guide on is the Smok Nord 4 good for beginners.


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