Levoit makes some amazing air purifiers, and I’m proud to say that I have tested almost every device they made. In this review, I will compare the Levoit Core 400S with an older model, the Levoit Vital 100.
The Core 400S is a cylindrical air purifier; I like to say that it is the bigger brother of the Core 300S, while the Vital 100 is rectangular in shape. In terms of construction, they use differently shaped filters. The Core 400S has a cylindrical filter that is placed inside the bottom part of the device, while the Vital 100 uses a rectangular filter that covers almost the entire front side of the device.
I value that they both use high-quality filtration technology, consisting of a pre-filter, a True HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter. When it comes to differences, the Core 400S uses a nylon mesh pre-filter, while the Vital 100 uses a fibrous one. Additionally, the order of the filters in these two models is also different.
Regarding features, the Core 400S surpasses the Vital 100, offering an air quality sensor, air quality indicator, auto mode, VeSync smart app, voice control, and many more features.
|12.8 x 6.4 x 16.1 inches (32,5 x 16,2 x 40,8 cm)
|10.8 x 10.8 x 20.5 inches (27,4 x 27,4 x 52 cm)
|300 sq. ft. (28 m2)
|403 sq. ft. (37 m2)
|Pre-filter, Activated Carbon Filter, and True HEPA Filter
|Pre-filter, True HEPA Filter, and Activated Carbon Filter
|Filter Replacement Indicator
|up to 12 months
|38W (24W European Model)
|Operating Costs Ratings
|3 – Low, Medium, and High
|5 – Sleep Mode, Low Mode, Medium Mode, High Mode, and Turbo Mode
|Air Quality Sensor
|Air Quality Indicator
|41.9 – 63.4 dBA
|42.1 – 59.9 dBA
|Levoit Vital 100
|Levoit Core 400S
|Check Price on Amazon
|Check Price on Amazon
Which One Does It Better?
Levoit air purifiers are well-known for using high-quality filtration technology (except for some low-level devices). The same applies to these two models; they are equipped with amazing filters, making their results in our performance tests almost identical.
However, the Levoit Core 400S is quieter, consumes less power, has longer-lasting filters, and offers plenty of advanced options. These are the reasons why I have chosen the Core 400S as the winner in this comparison and consider it a better buying option than the Vital 100.
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