This is our complete SMOK Novo X 25W Pod System review.
SMOK has two incredibly popular pod vape product lines, the Nord and the Novo.
The Novo focuses on 25W pod systems, whilst the Nord features 80W pod systems.
Both lines now have 4 or 5 different models each, with SMOK aiming to improve the product just a little bit with each new release.
Today we’re looking at the SMOK Novo X, a 25W pod system, and the newest Novo pod system released.
Let’s get into the review…
SMOK Novo X 25W Pod System Review
Within this review, we’ll be covering the following areas on the SMOK Novo X:
- Color Options
- The Pod
- Where to Buy
- What’s Included in the Kit
- Overall Opinion
Before we get into our complete review of the quality and value of the SMOK Nord 4, let’s cover the specifications:
- Size: 92mm x 26.5mm x 16.5mm
- Weight: 50.2g
- Battery Capacity: 800mAh
- Standby Current: <50uA
- Input Voltage: 3.3V-4.2V
- Output Voltage: 0.5V-4.0V
- Output Power: 1W-25W
- Resistance Range: 0.4 Ohm – 3 Ohm
- Charging Voltage: 5V
- Charging Current: Max 0.68A
- Overcharge Voltage: 4.3V
- Over-discharge Voltage: 2.4V
- Overcharge Current: 1.75A
- Novo X 2mL DC 0.8 Ohm MTL Pod
- Novo X 2mL Meshed 0.8 Ohm Pod
- Pod Capacity: 2mL
- Filling Type: Side Fill
Here are some of the highlighted features of the SMOK Novo X:
- OLED Screen
- Puff Count & Battery Power Display
- 8 Second Cut Off
- Micro USB Charging
- Juice Window
Available Color Options
The SMOK Novo X 25W Pod System is available in 8 different color options, which are as follows:
- Silver Cobra
- Black Cobra
- Blue Cobra
- White Cobra
- 7-Color Cobra
- Black Stabilizing Wood
- Red Stabilizing Wood
- 7-Color Resin
The SMOK NOVO X 25W Pod System is the latest MTL-focused vape to be released by SMOK in 2020.
It’s the 3rd generation NOVO product that includes the original and also NOVO 2. This rendition boasts a brand new screen, power button, adjustable wattage, and coil. It’s also available in a wide range of colors that include the beautiful faux stab wood variations.
So how does it compare to previous renditions? Keep reading to find out!
SMOK was founded way back in 2010. They’re a China-based manufacturer and one of the top leading vape companies in existence. SMOK primarily produces beginner vape kits that include pods, tanks, pens, and also mods.
Their back catalog is humongous and comprises over 50+ different products. Furthermore, they boast over 80 million happy customers worldwide.
The SMOK NOVO X 25W Pod is slightly bigger and heavier than the previous two NOVO devices.
It measures 92mm by 26.5mm by 16.5mm and weighs 50 grams. It’s by no means cumbersome and I’d still consider it extremely portable. It contains an integrated 800 mAh rechargeable battery and can output between 1 to 25 watts.
This is the same as the NOVO 2, so no big changes there.
The SMOK NOVO X 25W Pod exterior feels better than previous renditions.
SMOK appears to have used a better grade of zinc alloy for the chassis. The front face features a modest 0.49″ inch OLED display screen that’s crystal clear. The power button below allows you to easily change your wattage and it round robins.
The draw is still breath-activated which is very convenient and handy if you want to finger vape it like a cigarette.
The SMOK NOVO X 25W Pod can be recharged via the MicroUSB port. It’s a shame they didn’t implement the much more modern and quick charging USB-C technology.
The recharge time is still relatively good and should last most vapers up to three days of usage. Various protections are pre-installed for your safety. This includes low voltage, short-circuiting, and an 8-second cut-off time.
The SMOK NOVO X 25W Pod comes with a new MTL coil that’s inside a closed cartridge system. It would have been nice to see SMOK introduce plug ‘n’ play coils for this kit as they’re much more economical.
The 0.8ohm Novo X DC coil produces a decent overall flavor and minimal clouds. The pull is rather loose considering it’s meant to be an MTL kit.
In my personal opinion, it performed similarly to the original 0.8 ohms Mesh NOVO coil.
The SMOK NOVO X 25W Pod can be bought right now for $29.88 USD from Eight Vape.
I think that’s a tad expensive and the asking price is also higher than the previous models. I honestly think you’re better off getting a SMOK NORD 2 unless you want something more restrictive.
The Nord 2 is robust, powerful, and also versatile. It’s also much cheaper!
The SMOK NOVO X 25W Pod comes in a long list of colors and patterns.
This includes black cobra, silver cobra, blue cobra, white cobra, 7-color cobra, black stab wood, red stab wood, and also 7-color resin. The packaging design is aesthetically pleasing and contemporary.
What’s Included in the Kit?
- Novo X Pod Vape (800mAh)
- Novo X 2mL DC 0.8 Ohm MTL Pod
- Novo X 2mL Meshed 0.8ohm Pod
- USB Charging Cable
- User Manual
Overall, the SMOK Novo X doesn’t quite live up to expectations. It wasn’t our favorite SMOK pod vape, nor our favorite Novo pod.
The main downfall of the Novo X is the fact that it doesn’t really offer anything different from any of the other Novo models. Whilst it still provides the same great build and color variety that all SMOK products show off, there isn’t anything new that quite justifies its current price.