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IQOS 3 DUO vs IQOS 2.4+: What makes the new generation better and is it even worth the money?

The latest version of the IQOS 3 DUO brings, in addition to significantly easier operation, mainly intelligent charging, thanks to which it is possible to use two cartridges in a row. This is a significant improvement in why it is more advantageous in comparison.


We have compared the latest IQOS 3 DUO with previous models, compared to IQOS 2.4+ it has significant improvements, for which we recommend buying it despite the higher price. The most significant change is the extended battery life with intelligent charging for two cartridges in a row. If you are also interested in the third model IQOS 3 Multi, read our previous comparison with IQOS 3

Comparison of all IQOS models in the catalog

IQOS 3 DUO enhancements

Read the review IQOS 3 DUO, in which we especially appreciated the fast charging, it is ready for the first use in as little as 1:50 minutes and the increase in the capacity of the charger up to 30 cartridges. The design has not changed compared to the older IQOS 3 (review) , all its advantages remain, replaceable covers, magnetic mounting of the heater, compatible accessories and simple operation. 


Comparison of IQOS parameters in the table

 Charging time  120 min 75 min 75 min
 Battery life cca 30 HEETS cca 20 HEETS cca 30 HEETS
Charging time: by one use 4:10 min 3:30 min 1:50 min
 Battery capacity 2900 mAh 2900 mAh 2900 mAh
 Battery life: in cycles 7 600 cycles 14 700 cycles 14 700 cycles
 Conector type micro USB micro USB-C micro USB-C
 Weight 119 g 121 g 121 g
 Dimensions 113 x 51 x 22 mm 115 x 46 x 23 mm  115 x 46 x 23 mm
 Temperature aprox 10-40°C  aprox 0-50°C  aprox 0-50°C
 Bluetooth yes yes yes
Essential colours      
 Aritcles on IQOS MAG Experiences Review Review
 Base price 50 € not available anymore 99 €
 Discounted price 39 € x 59 €
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Long-term experience

After prolonged testing, the daily benefits of IQOS 3 DUO are shown. We especially appreciate the extended life of the charger up to 30 cartridges. Two refills in a row are a nice improvement, but probably only for passionate smokers. Nevertheless, even this innovation will be appreciated by everyone, especially when the heater does not fit exactly and is not charged when returning to the charger, then the user is glad that he is still ready.


Compared to the basic IQOS 2.4+ model, the advantages of the newer IQOS 3 DUO are even more apparent. Apart from the luxurious appearance and many colors, the significantly shorter time that the user has to wait to charge the holder is decisive. It is also easier to operate, the heater can be inserted without thinking, it will fit into the charger by means of a magnet.


Not only women will appreciate the dozens of color variants of doors and heaters, and always one limited edition to the four basic colors white, gold, gray and blue.


Is IQOS 3 DUO worth comparing?

The IQOS 3 DUO is better in all respects than both older models. It can be recommended to anyone who does not have to look at the price. Its advantages will be seen over the basic IQOS 2.4+ model, but I would recommend thinking about the change to IQOS 3 owners, where it is not such a revolution, but accelerated charging and the certainty that the heater will always be ready is a fundamental change for us.

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