There is no doubt that the popularity of air purifiers has been growing over the years. Also, people generally increase their awareness of the importance of air quality and search more than ever for devices such are air purifiers.
The market is crowded with small air purifiers, and choosing the one that suits you best could be challenging. In this review, I will compare two tiny air purifiers, Philips Series 800 and Xiaomi 4 Compact. Most people have heard of these two brands, so I won’t dwell on that; I’ll only say that these are reliable and very popular brands.
The Xiaomi 4 Compact is characterized by plenty of advanced options and much larger room coverage, while the Philips Series 800 is characterized by a modern look, minimalism, and simple controls. The Xiaomi covers rooms up to 290 sq. ft., while the Philips covers rooms up to 176 sq. ft.
Both devices use three-stage filtration technology. However, the Philips does not use a True HEPA filter, which is I give a slight advantage to Xiaomi in terms of filtration efficiency.
Please keep reading and find out which of these two air purifiers showed better performance, which is quieter, which is equipped with more features, and, of course, which one is our recommendation for purchase.
Philips Vs Xiaomi Specifications
|Model||Series 800 (AC0830)||Compact 4|
|Dimensions||14.4 x 9.8 x 9.8 inches (36,7 x 25 x 25 x 25 cm)||Φ8.6 x 14 inches (Φ22.0 x 35.5 cm)|
|Room Coverage (4.8 ACH)||176 sq. ft.||290 sq. ft.|
|Filtration Technology||Pre-filter, NanoProtect HEPA Filter, and Activated Carbon Filter||Primary Filter, True HEPA Filter, and Activated Carbon Filter|
|Filter Replacement Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Filter Longevity||up to 12 months||6-12 months|
|Operating Costs Ratings|
|Working Modes||3 – Sleep Mode, Auto Mode, and Turbo Mode||3 – Automatic Mode, Sleep Mode, and Manual Mode|
|Air Quality Sensor||Yes||Yes|
|Air Quality Indicator||Yes||Yes|
|Noise Levels||41.8 – 62.8 dBA||41.3 – 60.4 dBA|
|In-Depth Review||Philips Series 800||Xiaomi 4 Compact|
|Price||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Which One Is Better?
Apparently, this was a very tight battle, and it was a bit challenging to determine which one won this comparison. However, details such as advanced options, smart features, larger room coverage, and having a True HEPA filter are the reasons I chose the Xiaomi 4 Compact as the winner in this comparison.
Although the Philips Series 800 won some tests and is slightly quieter, the nuances and some personal preferences were deciding factors in this comparison.
Essentially, this comparison could have been a draw; however, in every comparison, I try to choose a winner and thus make a choice easier for future buyers of air purifiers.
If you have questions regarding these two air purifiers, feel free to comment in the comment box below.