A Moss Green IQOS ILUMA Pocket Charger and Holder.

Feb 6, 2024

What's the difference between IQOS 3 DUO and IQOS ILUMA?

How advanced is the new IQOS ILUMA? Well, it’s got all the features you know from IQOS 3 DUO, such as:

  •       2 consecutive uses
  •       A fast-charging Holder
  •       Pocket Chargers with 20 uses

But what are the differences? Well, IQOS ILUMA and IQOS 3 DUO have unique features. 



IQOS ILUMA unique features

IQOS ILUMA Pocket Chargers have new colours and there are new accessories for them. New TEREA tobacco sticks have been designed for IQOS ILUMA with the taste you love and improved draw and generous vapour. 
But the biggest difference? It’s inside.
IQOS ILUMA’s SMARTCORE INDUCTION SYSTEM™ heats tobacco from within with a sealed stick with no blade. And no blade means:



  • No cleaning
  • No tobacco residue
  • No more broken blades
  • Easy insertion and extraction of TEREA tobacco sticks

But that’s not all. We’ve added advanced features.

  •      Autostart preheating as soon as you insert the tobacco stick
  •      Smart gestures  enabled by the IQOS app         
    • Double tap to feel how much of the experience is left
    • Lift the holder to check battery status


A Jade Green IQOS ILUMA PRIME Pocket Charger and Holder.


IQOS 3 DUO unique features
IQOS 3 DUO has unique colours and unique accessories. But those aren’t the only unique things about IQOS 3 DUO.

  •       It uses HEATCONTROL™  technology with blade heating. 
  •       Compact HEETS tobacco sticks with visible tobacco part. 

Visit our Compare page to get a detailed comparison between IQOS ILUMA and IQOS 3 DUO. Don’t miss this article too: IQOS ILUMA series: discover the difference between IQOS ILUMA, IQOS ILUMA Prime and IQOS ILUMA One?


IQOS ILUMA™ is designed to be used only with TEREA™ sticks. Do not use IQOS ILUMA™ and TEREA™ sticks with previous IQOS™ generations, as this may cause damage to your device.
Do not ingest or disassemble TEREA™ sticks. This product contains a sharp metal part which can cause serious injury if swallowed. Keep out of reach of children.
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