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IQOS Iluma Prime review

In September 2021, the list of tobacco heating systems was replenished with the new IQOS Iluma Prime. Following the trend of separating the device into a holder and a charging case, Philip Morris has once again beaten its competitors. Now there is no heating element in the tobacco heating system.

From now on, it is built into the sticks.

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What is IQOS Iluma Prime?

IQOS Iluma Prime is a tobacco heating system from Philip Morris, the so-called "IQOS 4". The new generation has brought to the recognizable brand a new tobacco heating technology, an incomparable design and special TEREA sticks that will open up a new, unique tobacco taste for any smoker.

Exceeding expectations, IQOS Iluma Prime showed the world a new stage in the development of tobacco heating systems - induction heating of sticks, which is different from heating with a chamber and using a blade / rod in the device on which the stick is mounted. The company has already patented the new technology and named it "Smart Core Induction System".

What it looks like - IQOS Iluma Prime?

In total, IQOS Iluma Prime has four main colors: jade, golden khaki, black obsidian and rose gold. Unlike the original IQOS Iluma model, Prime does not repeat the design of the old generation cases - now the device does not have any latches and covers.

The aluminum case is elegantly wrapped in a magnetic “blanket”, securely covering the holder behind it. This part is not only amenable to customization, but can be either leather or metal, fabric.

PMI should be given credit: the new IQOS Iluma Prime not only features a new holder design, but, like IQOS 3 DUOS, supports up to two sessions in a row. Several indicator lights are located right next to the button, and the interchangeable ring on the tip of the holder is also customizable, similar to the caps on previous models.

Characteristics of IQOS Iluma Prime

How many sticks can you smoke on a full charge?


How many sticks can you smoke in a row?


How long does one session last?

About 5 minutes

USB charging port type

Type-C | 2A

Time to fully charge

125 minutes with normal power adapter

How many degrees does IQOS Iluma Prime heat the stick?

350 °C

A heating element

Induction Chamber + Induction Stick

Main brand of sticks

TEREA™ sticks

Are there enhanced modes of operation?


Features of IQOS Iluma Prime and Regular Iluma

Unique "Smart Core Induction System" heating technology, split design, special vibration alarm system, Bluetooth support, auto power on, gesture control

Manufacturer company


Like other IQOS models, the device supports up to 20 sessions on a single battery charge and up to two sticks in a row. The average charging time from 0% to 100% is two hours, which, to be honest, is pretty good for a tobacco heating system.

In addition to the standard characteristics, which are already at a decent level, let's pay attention to three main features - communication via bluetooth, a gesture system and an induction heating system.

  1. With Bluetooth, everything is simple. Through a special mobile application, you can contact the device and find out its charge level, as well as enable or disable some exclusive features. A similar idea has already been implemented in IQOS devices, but now it has reached a new level.

  2. The auto power on (or auto heat) in IQOS Iluma Prime is included in the gesture control system. What does this mean? If you insert the stick into the holder, you do not need to press the button - the heating will start automatically. Also, with a few touches on the holder, you can find out how many puffs you have left. The accelerometer built into the holder, when the device is tilted, will illuminate the LEDs, also notifying about the operating time.

  3. The new heating system is the main success of the company. Induction heating technology (as in some cookers, for example) allows you to extract the maximum taste from tobacco without contaminating the device.

How IQOS Iluma Prime works. About tobacco induction heating technology