SMOK PRIV N19 Review

The SMOK PRIV N19 is a new mini mod that you can always rely on to get the job done when you need satisfaction and want it fast. Priced affordably and offering a unique combination of simplicity and power, the PRIV N19 is designed to be perfect both for those who are new to vaping and for anyone who wants to upgrade from a smaller device without adding a significant amount of complexity to the experience.

Is the PRIV N19 going to be the new vaping device of your dreams? We’re going to explore the ins and outs of SMOK’s new mini mod in this review. We’ll explain the features that make this device unique, and we’ll include step-by-step instructions on how to use the SMOK PRIV N19. Finally, we’ll explain what you need to do if your PRIV N19 has encountered a problem and isn’t working correctly. Let’s start with some basics.


How Much Does the SMOK PRIV N19 Cost?

The SMOK PRIV N19 is designed to be an appealing option for beginning vapers as well as a great step-up device if you’re currently using disposable vapes and want to upgrade to something that produces a bit more vapor and doesn’t have such high recurring expenses. Here’s what the SMOK PRIV N19 costs.

  • SMOK PRIV N19 Kit: Costs $23.95. Includes the SMOK PRIV N19 device along with the Vape Pen Nord 19 tank, two replacement coils, a charging cable, an instruction manual and a packet of spare parts.
  • SMOK Nord Coils: Cost $10.95 per five-pack. Depending on how you use your device and how heavily sweetened your e-liquid is, you can generally expect coils to last at least a few days each.

What Coils Work with the SMOK PRIV N19?

The SMOK PRIV N19 kit includes the SMOK Vape Pen Nord 19 tank, which uses SMOK Nord coils. There are several different Nord coils, though, and the PRIV N19 is only designed to work with a few of them. The SMOK PRIV N19 works with these Nord coils:

  • SMOK Nord Mesh 0.6-Ohm Coil
  • SMOK Nord Mesh MTL 0.8-Ohm Coil
  • SMOK Nord 1.4-Ohm Regular Coil

SMOK PRIV N19: Specifications and Features

What makes the SMOK PRIV N19 distinct from other vaping devices? We’ll begin this review with a list of the PRIV N19’s specifications and features.


  • Battery Capacity: 1,200 mAh
  • Charge Port: Micro USB
  • Wattage Range: 5-30 watts; available wattage settings depend on installed coil
  • Tank Capacity: 2.0 ml
  • Coil Resistance: 0.6, 0.8 or 1.2 ohm
  • Firing Style: Button-based firing


  • It’s as small as a traditional vape pen but has the battery life and advanced features of a box mod.
  • It’s as sleek as a pod vape, but it gives you the vapor production and flavor quality of a full-fledged glass vape tank.
  • It has an extremely simple interface, but it can grow with you because it offers increased vapor production for those who need it. A single button allows you to toggle between the four available power levels.
  • It uses a mesh coil to ensure maximum vapor production and minimum power draw.

How to Use the SMOK PRIV N19

SMOK PRIV N19 Manual

Now that you have a better understanding of the market position that the SMOK PRIV N19 occupies, it’s time to learn more about how SMOK’s famous mini mod works. Here’s how to use the SMOK PRIV N19.

How to Charge the SMOK PRIV N19

To charge the SMOK PRIV N19, connect the device to your computer using the Micro USB charging cable included in the package. SMOK also allows the use of a wall adapter with this device, but the charger must use a five-volt, one-amp current. When you connect the PRIV N19 to a power source, a battery indicator will appear on the screen. Wait for the indicator to fill, and at that point, the device is ready to use.

How to Fill the SMOK PRIV N19

SMOK PRIV N19 How to Fill

The SMOK Vape Pen Nord 19 tank included with the SMOK PRIV N19 uses a top filling system and has a twist-off cap. To fill the tank, unscrew the top plastic lid and place the tip of your e-liquid bottle in either of the two openings offset from the tank’s center airflow chimney. Add e-liquid until the tank is nearly full and replace the lid. Don’t fill the tank all the way to the top, or the tank could overflow when you screw the lid on.

If you’re filling the tank for the first time or have just installed a new coil, wait a few minutes for the cotton to become completely saturated before you begin vaping.

How to Vape with the SMOK PRIV N19

One of the biggest selling points of the SMOK PRIV N19 is how easy it is to use. It combines the best aspects of the single-button vape pens that used to be popular with mainstream vapers and the larger vape mods that offer increased performance but also have the downside of increased complexity. The SMOK PRIV N19 gives you the luxury of having four selectable power levels – but to keep things as simple as possible, its control scheme consists of just two buttons.

  • Turn the SMOK PRIV N19 on by pressing the fire button five times.
  • Press and hold the fire button to vape.
  • Press the adjustment button above the charging port to switch the device between the four available power levels of Min, Soft, Norm and Hard.

How to Replace the SMOK PRIV N19 Coil

After you’ve been using your SMOK PRIV N19 for a while, you’ll begin to notice reduced flavor quality as the coil begins to collect residue from your e-liquid. When the device begins to taste burnt, it’s time for a new coil. Here’s how to replace it.

  • Remove the tank from the device and unscrew the metal base. You’ll see the coil installed in the tank’s central chimney.
  • Pull the coil out of the chimney and push in a new one.
  • Replace the tank’s base and refill the tank. Don’t forget to wait a few minutes before vaping.

How to Fix Problems with the SMOK PRIV N19

One of the benefits of using a simple vape like the SMOK PRIV N19 is that, with such a user-friendly design, you can generally assume that the device will work exactly as you expect it to every time you use it. If something does go wrong, you’ll generally find that the solution is equally simple. Here’s how to resolve the three most common problems that you might experience with the SMOK PRIV N19.

SMOK PRIV N19 Not Charging

SMOK PRIV N19 Not Charging

When you connect the charging cable to the SMOK PRIV N19, a battery indicator should appear on the screen to confirm that the device is charging. If your SMOK PRIV N19 isn’t charging, here’s what you should do.

  • If you’re connecting the SMOK PRIV N19 to a wall adapter, make sure that the adapter produces a five-volt, one-amp current. If you’re not certain that the charger is compatible with the PRIV N19, charge the device with your computer instead.
  • Use a toothpick to remove any dust or pocket lint from the PRIV N19’s charging port.
  • Replace the charging cable. Because USB cables are so cheaply manufactured, they often stop working with no notice. You can charge the SMOK PRIV N19 with any Micro USB charging cable.

SMOK PRIV N19 Not Firing

If your SMOK PRIV N19 isn’t firing when you press the button, the solution is generally simple and might require a replacement part at the most. Here’s how you can fix the issue.

  • Charge the battery. Your SMOK PRIV N19 can’t work if the battery is dead.
  • Try turning the device off and back on by pressing the five button five times.
  • Remove the tank and clean the device’s threading with a cotton swab.
  • Make sure that the coil is pushed all the way into the tank’s chimney.
  • Confirm that the SMOK PRIV N19 supports the coil you’re using. Remember that although any Nord coil will fit in the PRIV 19, it only officially works with the three coils listed in this article.
  • Unscrew and reset the tank’s base, making sure that the threads aren’t crossed.
  • If your SMOK PRIV N19 still isn’t firing, replace the coil.

SMOK PRIV N19 Burnt Flavor

If you’ve been using your SMOK PRIV N19 for several days, it may start to produce a slightly burnt flavor as residue from your vape juice begins to collect on the coil. This is a completely normal situation, and you’ll find that it happens more quickly if the vape juice that you use is heavily sweetened.

When you’re no longer happy with the experience, you can restore your device’s original flavor by replacing the coil. When you disassemble the SMOK PRIV N19 tank to replace the coil, it’s also a good idea to rinse and dry the tank. Periodic cleaning removes any residual vape juice from the tank and ensures that you’ll always enjoy maximum flavor quality.