Smok RPM40 Review

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This piece has some negative sides. Of course. But we shall start our SMOK RPM40 review with the positive ones and describe those right now. The SMOK RPM40 will find fans among the following groups of vapers:

Cloud chasers. The vape produces dense, flavorful vapor on the RPM 0.4-ohm coil and is perfect for direct-to-lung vaping. The Nord pod coil is also high.

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Busy hustlers. The ones who hate to distract for recharging their toys will love this 1500 mAh battery, which is also very small. It is just like an ordinary 18650.

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Also, it is easy to use almost intuitively: the ergonomic design makes it easy to wear and operate it wherever you are. SMOK RPM40 vape features rounded edges and comfortable positioning of a button. All you need to use your vape all day long on-the-go.

Design boasters. People who love posh things will get a sturdy cubic mod with several color variations and 10 cm of height. It is portable but gives a bulky feel in hand, because of the small size and substantial capacity for e-liquid

Self-starters. People who are not ready to spend half a fortune on a high-quality pod will be happy. The average market cost of this vape is 

Now, we shall speak about the specification of this piece in detail. 

SMOK RPM40 Main Specifications

SMOK is best known for the line of products with stunning cloud production. You have probably heard of SMOK TFV16 and SMOK Morph. Now, we are reviewing the RPM40 kit from SMOK. 

The SMOK RPM40 pod mod kit has two different refillable pods, packed with a separate coil each. One of them houses a PRM coil; another is designed for a Nord coil series. 

Also, the mod has an adjustable wattage system and a colorful screen with the ability to change its color. 


Inside a package, you get a SMOK RPM40 Device, an RPM Standard Pod in the capacity of 4.3 ml with the 0.4-ohm mesh coil, an RPM Nord Pod in the capacity 4.5 ml with 0.6 ohms, a USB cable, and a user manual. 

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Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 99mm
  • Weight: 99g
  • Resistance: 0.2 – 2.5 ohm
  • Wattage: 1-40 W
  • Battery capacity: 1500 mAh
  • Tank capacity RPM Pod: 4.3 ml
  • Tank capacity Nord Pod: 4.5 ml

Build Specifications and Design

As we’ve mentioned, SMOK RPM40 pod vape looks posh. It’s only 10 cm tall, but it looks and feels solid. Also, the choice of colors will make you happy. Besides the standard black version, the thing comes in chrome, purple, gold, rainbow, white, orange, and green. 

Note: most pods feature 2ml tank capacity, but not SMOK RPM40. It will give you 4 ml of capacity on both of its tanks, and, what is even more pleasant, for countries with Tobacco Products Directive it is possible to order 2 ml tanks. 

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There are two pods compatible with the system. They are easily removable. To take one away, you have to pull it off the device and press it back. 

Refilling made easier thanks to the rubber plug that opens for a refill. The wide mouthpiece on top (not removable) is very comfortable to take a draw with a substantial amount of vapor. 

The push-fit system makes the coils super easy to replace and remove. The leaking is prevented thanks to the tight seal. 

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SMOK RPM40 Coils

SMOK RPM40 features two coils, as mentioned before. The first one, mesh RPM pod in red color, has a resistance of 0.4 ohms. There is also a 0.6-ohm mesh coil and 1.2-ohm mesh coil for experimenting. Also, the company is planning to release a rebuildable tank, so you’ll be able to use any coil resistance. 

The Nord Pod in the black color option comes in resistance of 0.6 ohm. There are also a 0.8 ohm MTL coil and 1.4 regular one. 

Both SMOK RPM40 coils give a cloudy direct-to-lung vaping experience. You can use a finger to cover one of the two air slots to restrict a stream of vapor. And here’s the negative side of SMOK RPM40 vape – it’s quite hard to do it. 

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RPM 40 Functions

The information about all the current setting (wattage, battery life, etc.) and the menu is presented on the 0.96-inch screen. The screen nicely positioned and easy to read, thanks to the bright and sharp text. 

The icons display the level of the battery, wattage, puff count, resistance, and voltage. The two operational buttons below the screen will help to adjust the wattage. The display is multi-colored. You can change the color option by pressing the Fire and the Plus buttons simultaneously. 

Smok RPM40 Performance

RPM 40 is perfect for chain vaping. Even if you use it at the Max wattage setting the chances, you get a dry hit are close to zero. You get the super flavor as well. The coils are durable and wick fast and relentlessly. 

The PRM pod gives the best of two worlds – dense flavor, the thick vapor. Although to get the two, you should set the wattage level to 35W instead of 25W recommended. 

The Nord Pod works great at 25W, also 5W higher than recommended. The flavor is excellent. The vapor is also quite decent for this type of coil. 

The airflow has no extra sounds and is quite powerful (the SMOK RPM40 vape features two airflow slots), yet it is slightly restricted. It would be great if the SMOK RPM40 had some airflow adjustment functionality. 

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RPM40 Battery Life

Although the battery isn’t massive (it’s like a normal 18650 cell), it’s quite powerful, featuring 1500 mAh. When using the 0.4 coils, the battery will not last a whole day, although it has only 2h charging time and pass-through charging functionality. 

Summing Up

To sum up our SMOK RPM40 review, we want to say the following: with the large capacity, a colorful screen, long battery life, and adjustable wattage the SMOK RPM40 vape is undoubtedly a great pod.

The battery is also very durable – you may expect up to 6 months of highest-level performance, even if RPM40 SMOK pod is used daily. It is compact and features a stunning design that can convert vapers of different kinds into its fans. 


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David Brown

Smoker for 20 years, switched to vaping 5 years ago. Never felt better since then. The best decision in my life. Proficient in DIY e-juices and custom coil builds. Vape collection - Wismec Noisy Cricket, SMOK Majesty Luxe, Augvape Druga, Dr. Dabber Aurora, Vaporesso Revenger Favorite e-juices - American Patriots by Naked 100, Tobacconist by Element Absinthe , Cosmic Fog Chill'd Tobacco, Starry Night by Quiet Owl