Smok Solus 2 Review – How Does it Compare to the Original?

Posted by Pure E-Liquids on 6th Apr 2023

Smok Solus 2 With Pod

The Smok Solus 2 provides a very simple solution for vapers and offers an upgrade on the previous version. At a first glance, it’s the typical entry-level device that’s easy to use and affordable. With no tricky settings to navigate or knowledge of coils needed, you can quickly vape this on the go or activate it with ease at home. In this review, we will explain how to use the device, why this device may be right for you and how it compares to the original.

Smok Solus vs Smok Solus 2 - Key Differences?

There is a one-year gap between the release of the Smok Solus in 2021 and the Smok Solus 2 at the back end of 2022. Both are very affordable devices that have charging cables and one fixed mesh coil pod at 0.9 Ohms in the kit.

What’s more versatile about the newer version is the ability to reverse the pods. With the Solus 2, you can rotate the pod 180 degrees to achieve either a smooth mouth-to-lung draw or a tighter restrictive direct lung draw. And better yet, the Solus 2 has a type-c charging cable which refreshes your battery life much faster than the micro-USB cable with the Smok Solus.

At affordable prices, either are welcome first devices after switching from cigarettes or an economic upgrade if you need a change from more expensive disposable vapes! The Smok Solus and Solus 2 each have 700mAh battery capacities.

Smok Solus 2 Key Features And Specifications

Here is What You Need to Know About the Coils

The Solus and Solus 2 are only compatible with their 0.9 Ohm mesh coil pods. Because they’re fixed, you can’t update them with different resistances, which is a shame if you seek a different draw. Nevertheless, because the pod is reversible on the Solus 2, you do get alternative sensations by turning it. If you like a warm loose mouth-to-lung draw, it’s perfect on one side and offers a nice restrictive direct lung hit on the other.

Therefore, it depends on what kind of experience you want when vaping. If you don’t want to change the coils manually yourself and prefer to throw away the pod when the coil life starts to wane (roughly after two weeks with both kits), this is the ideal option. But if you want to try different resistances, there are other pod kit options out there with greater flexibility.

Smok Solus 2 – Is it a Design Upgrade?

Smok has put more effort into the design of the second version than the original Smok Solus. It has trendy yet discreet LED indicators on one side of the panel and a nice matte finish.

Available in six different colours, including professional black and grey, the Solus 2 is the ideal option while out and about or at the office. And yet, because it is not too flashy like some devices, Smok has created a device that looks easy on the eye but doesn’t draw huge attention to the vaper.

Both devices weigh the same at 32g and each has curved mouthpieces which are comfortable to vape. With side-fill plastic plugs, you can fill your device easily and they’re strong enough that they shouldn’t snap before needing to replace your pod with another. The pods' slot in place magnetically and are easy to grip, with USB slots at the bottom.

How to Use the Devices

Using either device is simple because they’re tailored to beginners. As we said before, there are no buttons to press. You just fill up your pod with vape juice to the appropriate level using the side fill port and allow it to steep for five minutes before adding it to the top of the battery. Each is auto-draw only, so you don’t need to use a fire button.

The key difference is the reversible nature with Solus 2 pods to get a different draw depending on what you prefer! Switching between mouth-to-lung and restrictive direct lung vaping is effortless with the Solus 2.

Any Disadvantages?

  • It would be useful to have different coil resistances to find the sweet spot when vaping


Other than the limited coil options, both are fantastic devices for new vapers and those seeking a run-of-the-mill vape. When you want to vape quickly and don’t want to fuss with adjusting the wattage, changing temperature or adjusting the airflow, the Solus 2 is perfect.

And because it looks as effortlessly cool as it performs, you don’t have to worry about looking out of place among friends or colleagues. It’s discreet enough and reliable enough to perform whatever the situation and charges quickly when needed.

Overall, we think it’s a great upgrade from a disposable vape and will save you money in the long run! If you have any questions about the Smok Solus 2, our customer service team is more than happy to help.

The Smok Solus 2 provides a very simple solution for vapers and offers an upgrade on the previous version. At a first glance, it’s the typical entry-level device that’s easy to use and affordable.