Smok, a renowned company in the vaping industry, is known for its innovative pod systems, such as the popular Novo and Nord series. Smok Novo 5 is the latest iteration, promising battery life, power output, and performance improvements.
This review will explore the key features, design, performance, and overall vaping experience that the Novo 5 brings.
Design & Build Quality
Measuring 96mm x 29mm x 18.9mm, the Novo 5 retains the compact size and ergonomic design of previous Novo devices. The zinc alloy chassis feels solid and durable while weighing only 51g with a pod inserted.
The exterior of the SMOK NOVO 5 feels like soft white leather. Although it’s uncertain if it’s real leather, it is comfortable and luxurious.
The quality of the construction is evident in the fit and finish of the device. Smooth edges, a comfortable grip, and a polished finish contribute to the NOVO 5’s premium feel.
Battery Capacity: 900mAh
Power Range: 5-30W
Pod Capacity: 2ml
Resistance Range: 0.50-2.50
0.69inch OLED display
Operation: Firing Button / Draw-Activation
Charging: Type -c
Available in 14 types of attractive color options, you can choose a Novo 5 that matches your style.
The Novo 5 also features a max power output of 30W, adjustable in 0.5W increments. Let’s look at what else this impressive little pod vape can do.
Pod & Coils
The Novo 5 uses replaceable 2ml pods with bottom vertical coils and a clever side-fill port for easy e-liquid refills. It includes two 0.7ohm mesh coils rated at 15-25W.
The 0.7ohm coils work great, but the Novo 5’s high 30W output allows you to use the 0.8ohm and 1.0ohm coils for a slightly better vape, but the coil heads could last longer.
The Novo 5 provides a tight, limited lung hit, making it suitable for lower nicotine strengths like 6 milligrams.
Despite the limited airflow options, the flavor on these pods is fantastic, and it provides a nice throat hit, especially for those who enjoy a loose or restrictive direct lung draw.
Battery & Charging
The Novo 5 pod kit is powered by an upgraded 900mAh battery, a nice bump from the original Novo’s 450mAh capacity. With a 900mAh battery, the Smok Novo 5 offers decent battery life for vaping enthusiasts.
Of course, high wattages and excessive chain vaping will shorten the time between charges. The Type-C USB charging port delivers a 1.2A charge rate so the battery can be recharged in about 45 minutes.
The device also features a constant voltage output to ensure consistent performance throughout the battery’s life.
Performance & Vapor Quality
The Smok Novo 5 comes with a spare pod, charging cable, and manual, and both pods have a 0.7 mesh coil, 2ml e-liquid capacity, and top fill design. It has a display that shows the battery indicator, wattage, resistance, and puff counter.
It offers a fire button and auto-draw feature, allowing users to choose their preferred vaping method.
The auto switch on the SMOK NOVO 5 is extremely sensitive and requires minimal effort to activate, which some users may find convenient, while others may find too sharp.
However, the downside is that it is more suitable for traditional MTL vaping and has a lot of airflow even with the airflow control turned off.
Due to its limited airflow control, the Smok Novo 5 may not be the best option for those looking for a loose MTL (mouth-to-lung) or restrictive direct lung vaping experience.
How to Use Smok Novo 5 pod
The Novo 5 couldn’t be easier to use. Fill a pod, insert it into the battery, and start vaping. The auto-fill feature makes it super convenient. Press the fire button three times to cycle through the power settings to adjust the wattage up or down.
The side-fill pods make refilling e-liquid clean and mess-free. Coil replacement is quick and easy after a week or two of use. Everything about the Novo 5 is designed for portable, hassle-free vaping.
Pros Of Smok Novo 5
- Premium build quality
- Ergonomic Design
- Fully Adjustable airflow
- Easily top-filling Design
- Nice little screen
- Good for big clouds
- Perfect MTL Draw
- Comfortable mouthpieces
- Button or Draw activation modes
- Cross-compatible with Novo Series pods
- Long coil lifespan
- 14 colours available
Cons Of Novo 5
- The plastic is easy to scratch
The Smok Novo 5 kit is a pod system with a 0.7-ohm mesh pod, a good battery life, and a screen that displays battery, wattage, ohm load, and puff count.
Has an auto-draw or manual button with two activation modes for each option. The wattage can be adjusted from 1 to 30 watts, and the button can be disabled for draw activation mode.
It has a top-refilling design, an informative 0.69-inch OLED display, and a Type-C fast charging port that will take you into a new world of immersive vaping and fire up to 30 watts.
Smok has a real winner with the Novo 5. It takes what people love about the Novo series and adds more power and battery life.
The performance, flavor, and adjustability are impressive for a tiny, stealthy pod system. NOVO 5 could become a regular daily choice if the coil heads had better longevity.
It is a great device for those who prefer a loose or restrictive direct lung vape, with good flavor and all the necessary features, but not for strict MTL vapers.