SMOK RPM40 vs. VooPoo Vinci Intro
The VooPoo Vinci pod system is a fully-featured pod system. It has a built-in 1500mAh battery powered by the impressive Gene.Ai chip. It has an intelligent coil resistance matching feature, auto and manual firing modes, dry burn protection, and can output 40W of power.
It comes with a 5.5ml capacity pod which utilizes VooPoo’s new PnP mesh coils. It comes with a 0.3-ohm and 0.8-ohm resistance coil in the kit.
It also features a 0.96″ TFT Color screen, with a Puff Curve mode display.
The SMOK RPM40 is almost identical in style and form. It also features a 1500mAh internal battery, a 0.96″ TFT color display, and can output 40W of power.
The RPM40 comes with two pods of 4.5ml capacity. One of which utilizes SMOK’s new RPM coils, and the other can use the popular Nord coils. It comes with an RPM Mesh 0.4-ohm coil and a Nord DC 0.6-ohm coil in the kit.
SMOK has also released an RBA section for the RPM pod, so you have the ability to use your own coils.
So which of these remarkably similar cuboid-shaped pod systems is actually the best? Let’s take a closer look.
When it comes to design, there’s no denying that these two pod systems are incredibly similar. However, as soon as you hold them in your hand, you’ll notice that the VooPoo Vinci just feels a little more polished compared to the SMOK device – which I guess will come as no surprise to most vapers.
VooPoo has also done a better job with the pod design. Not only does the mouthpiece feel a lot more comfortable to use than the slightly square RPM40 one, but the fill port is also easier to access.
Technically neither of these pod systems have fully adjustable airflow. However, VooPoo has again gone that extra mile with the design of the pods, so you can place them two different ways to block off the airflow. Thus giving you semi-adjustable airflow – well at least dual airflow options.
So we score round one of design to the VooPoo Vinci.
The VooPoo device also has the upper hand when it comes to capacity with a whopping 5.5ml for the Vinci pods, compared to a respectable 4.5ml for the SMOK’s RPM and Nord pods.
Both pod systems have excellent screens, fully adjustable wattage, and are insanely fast firing. But when it comes to features, there’s only one winner – and that’s the VooPoo Vinci.
The Vinci features GENE.AI chip has dry burn protection, which is great, but the best feature is the ability to change firing modes. The Vinci allows you to use auto-draw firing, manual firing, or both, and you can flick between modes with three clicks of the fire button. It’s also worth mentioning the auto-draw is excellent on the Vinci.
The SMOK RPM40 performs impressively with both the RPM40 and Nord coils. It definitely wins on the versatility stakes, especially as there is an RBA section available.
However, the VooPoo Vinci coils are just insane; the performance you get off of the coils just takes it up a gear. If you run both devices side by side, you’ll definitely notice the flavors are more prominent from the Vinci coils.
So we have to give the performance round to the VooPoo Vinci also.
When it comes to battery, both sport a 1500mAh internal battery, and there’s no noticeable difference in their longevity. They also both have 1A charging with comparable charge times – so we’ll call that one a draw.
While both pod kits come in at around the same price at most stores, the SMOK RPM40 does come with two pods and the ability to use two different sets of coils. There’s also a far greater range of coils to choose from, and the option to buy an RBA section. So we think the RPM40 just ever so slight pips it for value.
Overall these are two excellently matched devices that produce a stellar vape experience. However, if we had to pick between the two, we would go with the VooPoo Vinci every time.