Xiaomi has launched yet another improved version of its popular MI Air Purifier 2S recently. The MI Air Purifier 3 is smarter than its predecessor in some ways. MI Air Purifier 3 is also better performing and efficient. Come let us see what new it has to offer in this Review..
- 1 Xiaomi MI Air Purifier 3 Review
- 2 MI Air Purifier 3 Review – Features
- 2.1 CHECK PRICE
- 2.2 Composite Filter
- 2.3 Smart App Control
- 2.4 Touch OLED Screen
- 2.5 Real Time Pollution Display
- 2.6 Improved Filter Quality
- 2.7 Greater Coverage Area
- 2.8 Better CADR
- 2.9 Enhanced Air Flow
- 2.10 More Refined Fan Design
- 2.11 More Fan Speed Levels
- 2.12 Lesser Noise
- 2.13 Compare – MI Air Purifier 3 Vs 2S Vs 2C
- 2.14 Conclusion
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Xiaomi MI Air Purifier 3 Review
The MI Air Purifier 3 is unique in a way no other air purifier that I’ve seen comes close to. The sheer number of features, sensors and smartness this air purifier brings on the table is unmatched. I mean there are air purifiers like Honeywell Air Touch i11 which compare well to MI, but at double the price. It is possible that in sometime MI may discontinue Air Purifier 2S. Mi Air Purifier 2C is also newly introduced with TRUE HEPA filter and is cheaper. Its cheaper as it does not have the OLED screen or mobile APP functionality. Just plain and simple air purification without any fuss!
MI Air Purifier 3 Review – Features
A composite filter which is easy to replace or clean. It consists of a pre-filter which traps hair, lint, larger particles and pet dander. The second layer is the H13 class TRUE HEPA filter. It eliminates 99.97% of PM2.5 and PM0.3 particles. It also removes pollen, spores of mold, ultra-fine dust and smoke. The innermost layer of activated carbon removes harmful gases like formaldehyde and foul odors.
Smart App Control
The MI Air Purifier too can be controlled via the MI Home App. The App shows the temperature, humidity levels, air quality etc. You can set the fan speed or change the mode of the air purifier like to night, favorite or auto. The OLED display indicates at each power ON, the % of filter life remaining. The filter life can also be viewed from the MI home App.
I would personally not advice to install any such App in your mobile. Chinese Apps are notorious for stealing user’s personal information. You never know! Just enjoy the features of the air purifier the old fashioned way. You would be able to perform all functions via the OLED screen anyhow.
Touch OLED Screen
Like its predecessor MI 3 also has an OLED screen. The difference here is that the screen is improved and touch enabled. The power button in MI 2S has been removed in MI 3. Now, the air purifier needs to be powered ON via the touch screen. The OLED screen displays the real-time air quality index, temperature, relative humidity and the current mode.
Real Time Pollution Display
MI Air Purifier was probably the first air purifier in India which introduced this feature. Keeping the prices still affordable triggered other brands to follow suit. Competition is always good you know. The MI Air Purifiers have a very sensitive LASER based particle sensor. You can think of it as the eyes of the air purifier. Its this particle sensor which through its LASER counts the particulate density in the air. This is reflected in the form of the pollution reading on the OLED screen.
I have myself felt that the accuracy and sensitivity of the particle sensor is excellent. Unless the sensor is broken or dirty, I find no reason of suspecting its reading.
Improved Filter Quality
The filter used in MI Air Purifier 2S was EPA Grade 12 filter. It is inferior to what MI Air Purifier 3 now has. MI Air Purifier 3 has a True HEPA filter of Grade H13. This broadly means that the air purifier is now able to trap the particles even better. The air purifier removes as much as 99.97% of particles from an air-tight room.
Greater Coverage Area
The newer version 3 boasts of a greater coverage area than before. Now the air of a room as large as 484 sq.ft. can be cleaned in 10 minutes. For this put the air purifier in maximum fan speed. MI Air Purifier 2S could cater to rooms sized 400 sq.ft.
CADR is a measure of volume of clean air which an air purifier generates in an hour. The more this value is, the better it is. CADR is measured for dust, smoke and pollen separately. Each air purifier has different ratings for all three of them. The CADR for particle/dust is generally referred to as CADR as we know it. MI Air Purifier 3 has a CADR of 380 m³/h. The corresponding value for MI Air Purifier 2S was 310 m³/h. An improvement of 22%.
Enhanced Air Flow
The MI Air Purifier 3 has a square top from where the pure air is released is square shaped. Earlier, the fan was narrower and circular in shape. The power button was placed on the edge of the fan cavity. Now only a mesh covers the fan from top. This means that there is no obstruction to airflow however less it was in MI Air Purifier 2S.
More Refined Fan Design
A better fan design creates a powerful centrifuge in the air like a torrent of sorts. A cylindrical design ensures that a 360° check on pollutants is possible. The fan sucks in air from all directions for cleaning it.
More Fan Speed Levels
You can now adjust the fan speed or the mode of operation from the touch panel of the OLED screen. Apart from the modes, you can set the fan speed to Low, Medium or High. In MI Air Purifier 2S one can only change the mode like sleep, auto or power from the power button. Although, the fan speed was changeable via the MI home App earlier also.
A slight improvement in the noise levels at highest fan speed is observed in MI Air Purifier 3. Down from 66 db(A) to 64 db(A).
Compare – MI Air Purifier 3 Vs 2S Vs 2C
Hope you found this MI Air Purifier 3 Review informative. So, now you see how feature rich the MI Air Purifier is. A host of functions, excellent filter quality, good coverage area and CADR are its highlights. Be social and share this post if you found it worthy…