Shark HP102 Vs Levoit Core 300S – Hands-on Comparison (2023)

Lately, I’ve tried the Shark HP102 air purifier, which stands as a direct competitor to the Levoit Core 300S. Why? Because they share similar construction, filtration technology, and some built-in features.

However, despite their almost identical sizes, the Levoit Core 300S covers rooms of up to 219 sq. ft., nearly double the coverage of the Shark HP102’s 124 sq. ft. Both use a three-stage filtration technology, including a pre-filter, a True HEPA filter, and an activated carbon filter.

Shark HP102 Vs Levoit Core 300S - Hands-on Review
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Levoit’s filter lasts about 6-8 months, while the Shark’s is slightly more durable, lasting about 6-12 months. Yet, the replacement filter for the Shark is noticeably more expensive than the one for Levoit.

What I also like about both units are their air quality sensors, air quality indicators, and auto mode features. Additionally, the Levoit Core 300S has a smart app feature (VeSync app).

I performed thorough testing of these air purifiers, and you can find all the results in the table just below this paragraph. For a more comprehensive understanding of any specific test result, I recommend checking out individual reviews here on the Air Purifier First website. Trust me; it’s worth reading them!

Specs: Shark HP102 Vs Levoit Core 300S

Product ImageShark HP102Levoit Core 300S
ModelHP102Core 300S
Dimensions (inches / cm)8.7 x 8.7 x 14.6 inches (22 x 22 x 37 cm)8.7 x 8.7 x 14.2 inches (22 x 22 x 36 cm)
Weight (pounds / kg)5.85 lb (2.65 kg)5.95 lb (2.7 kg)
Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)Smoke 80 / Dust 91 / Pollen 94141 CFM / 240 m³/h
Coverage (4.8 ACH) 124 sq. ft. (11.5 m²)219 sq. ft. (20 m²)
Performance Ratings
Filtration TechnologyPre-filter, Activated Carbon Filter, and True HEPA FilterPre-filter, True HEPA Filter, and Activated Carbon Filter
Filter Replacement IndicatorYesYes
Filter Life6-12 months6-8 months
Power Consumption 24W26W
Operating Costs Ratings
Number of Fan Speeds4 – Speed 1, Speed 2, Speed 3, and Speed 45 – Sleep Mode, Speed 1, Speed 2, Speed 3, and Auto Mode
Air Quality Sensor YesYes
Air Quality IndicatorYesYes
Auto Mode YesYes
Smart App NoYes
Voice Control NoYes
Other FeaturesECO ModeDisplay BrightnessDisplay LockTimerDisplay OffDisplay LockTimer
Noise Level (low – high)41.7 – 56.5 dBA41.4 – 65.2 dBA
Noise Ratings
Best Suited For
Small Spaces
Children's Rooms
Smart Home Integration
In-Depth ReviewShark HP102Levoit Core 300S
PriceCheck Price on AmazonCheck Price on Amazon
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Which One Does It Better?

This was a turbulent battle. The Shark HP102 is a significantly better option for bedrooms or similar spaces due to its remarkably quiet motor. However, it comes with a steep price tag and performed slightly less impressively in performance tests when compared to the Core 300S.

Contrarily, the Levoit Core 300S not only outperforms its counterpart but also boasts plenty of advanced features. It can be connected to the amazing VeSync smart app and covers much larger rooms. All these are the reasons why I would always choose the Levoit Core 300S over the Shark HP102 air purifier

I would go with the Shark only if I planned to use it in a bedroom.

If you have any questions about these two air purifiers, please leave a comment in the comment section below the article.

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