Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier Review: Does It Actually Work?

I reconsidered my review of the Jinpus air purifier after using it for a few days and have confirmed that it does nothing to remove harmful pollutants.

Our Verdict





Operating cost


Value for money


Ease of use




I’m not sure how such an air purifier as the Jinpus GL-2013 may have that many positive reviews online. This air purifier DOESN’T WORK, and it won’t improve the air quality in your place.

Honestly, as soon as I unpacked the Jinpus GL-2103, I knew I couldn’t expect much better performance and a possible miracle from this device.

Jinpus GL-2103 is a very affordable device that consumes minimal electricity and has a coverage of 80 sq. ft. (7.4 m²). The Levoit Core Mini is rated for even smaller rooms but is a much better buying option than this Jinpus. 

Jinpus did very poorly on all performance tests. Even on the noise test, it performed worse than expected. All this, plus the lack of advanced options, the lack of filter reset indicators, and many other shortcomings is why I do not recommend the Jinpus GL-2013 air purifier.

I recommend looking for other air purifiers in the same price range or checking my best affordable air purifiers guide. Trust me, the Jinpus won’t improve the air quality in your place at all. If you have questions about this air purifier, please use a comment section at the end of the article.

What we really like?

  • What’s good about the Jinpus GL-2103 is the price, which is below many competitive air purifiers out there.

  • It uses low power, which is why you can easily attach it to a power bank.

  • The filter for the Jinpus is cheap and easy to replace.

What could be better?

  • The Jinpus GL-2103 has an ionizer built-in, but it’s not on the list of CARB-certified air purifiers.

  • Misleading marketing info on product pages.

  • Lack of features, only one fan speed, lack of power, inferior performance, and low airflow.

  • Jinpus doesn’t provide consumers with a proper warranty and support.


Manufacturer Jinpus
Model GL-2103
Dimensions (inches / cm) 4.92 x 4.92 x 7.64 (12.5 x 12.5 x 19.4 cm)
Filtration Technology HEPA Filter and Ionizer
Filter Life 3-4 months
Coverage (4.8 ACH) 80 sq. ft. (7.4 m²)
Number of Fan Speeds 1 – Speed 1
Noise Level 45.3 dBA
Efficiency Test 52% in a 120 sq. ft. room
Power Consumption 2W
Warranty No info

Full Review

Finally, it is Jinpus GL-2103’s turn to be tested. This air purifier is very small and very affordable. It is fascinating that many authoritative sites like NBC News and Health.com have ranked this product as one of the best products.

Looking at the specs, I’m not quite sure Jinpus could take such a place at the very top. But let’s leave that decision to the tests, which you can see below in this air purifier review.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - On The Desk
Jinpus air purifier is placed on a small desk. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

It is essential to mention that the Jinpus GL-2103 uses a 1x HEPA filter and an Ionizer as filtration methods. Besides, this model from Jinpus is identical to some other models that can be found on the market; one of them is Rigoglioso. It is not excluded that this is actually the same company that uses a different name. This review may refer to the Jinpus GL-2103 and all identical devices, which may be released under a different name.

According to the specifications presented by the manufacturer, this model is intended for rooms up to 80 sq. ft.

Maintenance costs are extremely low on this model. Whether this is enough to make this product a purchase recommendation, and whether there are any other virtues and flaws I will cover in this Jinpus Air Purifier review.


The Jinpus GL-2103 is a small, portable, and very likable device in terms of design. Many won’t even think it’s an air purifier. It reminds me a bit of a Bluetooth speaker.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - On The Office Desk
I placed Jinpus on the office desk. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

The air purifier is available in white color. I also like the blue light, which always lights up when the device is turned on.

Device Control

Jinpus is an absolutely minimal device. There are no advanced options or any unnecessary buttons. The device uses only one button for complete control.

There is almost no additional option except to change the working mode.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - Control Button
Button for control. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

The first press of the button turns on the device at maximum speed, the second switches the mode to sleep mode, and the third press turns off the machine.


Jinpus is circular in shape. The device is completely hollow on the underside. Still, when placed on a hard surface, this hollow part is entirely closed, and air can only pass through small openings on the side.

Jinpus draws air through openings at the bottom, which is then filtered and exits through openings at the top of the device.

Size and Dimensions

The air purifier weighs 1.14 lb. The dimensions of the device are 4.92 x 4.92 x 7.64 inches.

What’s in the box?

When you buy the device, you get 1x Jinpus GL-2103, 1x HEPA filter, 1x USB cable, and 1x user manual.

The packaging is standard, but the device does not come with everything you need. In my opinion, the big drawback is that the adapter does not come with the device, so you will be able to use it only if you connect it to a USB from a computer or laptop or if you buy an adapter. You can also connect the device to the adapter from a mobile phone or to the power bank.

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Features Overview

The Jinpus GL-2103 has no advanced options, as I mentioned in the previous section. Many options that, in my opinion, are mandatory for a serious air purifier are missing from this model.

Jinpus GL-2103 - Tiny Air Purifier
View from the top. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

One of those options is definitely the filter reset indicator. I think the lack of this option is a big problem and makes it harder for users to keep track of the time to replace the filter.

Sleep Mode

Jinpus uses sleep mode, which is essentially the second speed on the device. However, Jinpus, when switched to sleep mode, does not reduce the fan speed but simply dims the blue light.

Besides, when you switch the device to sleep mode, it will be set to turn off in 8 hours from the moment you switch it to sleep mode.


Jinpus uses an ionizer as an additional filtration stage. These are small brushes that you can easily see if you peek a little under the cover on the top of the device.

I don’t like that the Jinpus GL-2103 is not CARB-certified, which means that there is no confirmation that it does not produce an illegal amount of ozone. Therefore, I cannot claim that this device is not harmful and does not produce an unlawful amount of ozone. What I also don’t like is that the Ionizer can’t be turned off; it’s always on.

Jinpus advises that these little brushes be cleaned sometimes, especially if you notice that the device produces an unusual sound.

It Can Be Powered With a Power Bank

Since Jinpus uses a feeble motor, only 2W, and uses DC 5V for input, you can connect the device to almost all mobile phone chargers, as well as practically all USB ports. You can also connect it to a car jack or even to a power bank, and Jinpus will work without any problems.

Room Coverage and CADR

Jinpus GL-2103 is an air purifier designed for rooms up to 80 sq. ft. Based on the tests I’ve done, I don’t think this device is effective in rooms larger than 50 sq. ft. So I don’t know for which room I could recommend it.

While I was using it, the most practical thing for me was to use it on a random table. However, I am not sure how effective Jinpus was.

One of the options is to use this model in a car, but it is not an effective option without a carbon filter. I would instead recommend Autowit Fresh 2 air purifier for the car. I also tested this model. It showed a much better performance than Jinpus. It has many more options, and it uses a carbon filter.

Filtration Technology

Jinpus GL-2103 uses only one filter, a HEPA filter. The filter is located on the bottom of the device and is very small. This filter is responsible for filtering small particles of dust, pollen, odors, and similar small particles.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - Filtration
Jinpus uses a tiny filter. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

The significant disadvantage is that the device does not have a pre-filter. An even more significant disadvantage is that it does not have a carbon filter.

In my opinion, this is an inferior device when it comes to filtration. In addition to the HEPA filter, Jinpus uses an Ionizer. The Ionizer is located on the top of the device, below the control button. Jinpus is not CARB certified, and therefore I cannot guarantee that the Ionizer is entirely safe to use.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - Replacement Filter

Jinpus GL-2103 Replacement Filter

Always buy genuine filter for the best performance. Please change filter every 3-4 months to keep getting a high performance.

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How to replace the filter on the Jinpus GL-2103 air purifier?

The filter on Jinpus GL-2103 models is changed on average between 3-4 months. The device does not have a filter reset indicator, so you will have to take care of it yourself and hopefully replace the filter on time.

The process of replacing the filter is straightforward, and only a few steps need to be done.

Total time: 5 minutes.

Step 1

Unplug the device, then immediately turn it so that the underside is facing you.

Unplug the device, then immediately turn it so that the underside is facing you.

Step 2

Next, unscrew the old HEPA filter clockwise, and remove it from the device.

Next, unscrew the old HEPA filter clockwise, and remove it from the device.

Step 3

Now is a good time to vacuum inside the box where the filter is located or simply wipe off any dust with a cloth.

Now is a good time to vacuum inside the box where the filter is located or simply wipe off any dust with a cloth.

Step 4

Insert a new, unpacked filter into the device, and the whole process is complete.

Insert a new, unpacked filter into the device, and the whole process is complete.

Noise Test

Honestly, I was expecting a slightly less noisy motor from Jinpus. Primarily because the motor power is only 2W, and it uses only one motor speed.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - Noise Test
I used a special noise measurement tool to test Jinpus’ noise level. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

Because it uses only one fan speed, I finished this test very quickly. When turned on, Jinpus produces a noise of about 45.3 dBA. Since it has only one speed, and the sleep mode does not further reduce the motor noise, this is a bit of a disappointment. But, all in all, it’s not a big problem because the sound is bearable.

I would like to note that I had tested the Jinpus GL-2103 on a desktop for a while. In that close vicinity, the sound of the device sometimes seemed to bother me.

Performance Tests

Jinpus GL-2103 air purifier is designed for rooms up to 80 sq. ft. However, I tested it in a slightly larger room. It is one of the rooms where I tested many devices of similar specifications.

Also, I used Jinpus on my desktop for a while to get some subjective opinions about the product. And to be honest, I wasn’t overly thrilled with what Jinpus offered me. Just look at the test results below, and everything will be clear to you.

120 sq. ft. Room Test

I tested the Jinpus GL-2103 in a room of 120 sq. ft. This room is slightly larger than the recommended dimensions. I tested the device for 60 minutes at the greatest speed, which is actually the only available speed. Jinpus improved air quality by about 52% during that time, lowering AQI from 90 to 43.

# Starting Baseline After 60min
PM 2.5 67.4 32.2
PM 10 94.3 45.1
Particles 97762 46736
AQI 90 43

This result is not enviable, and this is not a device I would recommend to filter air. A much better choice could be the TaoTronics TT-AP001 I recently tested, or perhaps the Levoit Core 300, which is a far better choice but also slightly more expensive.

Operating Costs

The Jinpus GL-2103 is powered by a 2W motor. Which is very little, even for this type of device. It is tough to make a device with excellent performance and such low motor power. The Levoit LV-H128 uses a 6W motor, which is not much more than the Jinpus. Still, the Levoit mentioned above showed several times better performance in tests and has more options. Besides, it is not a much more expensive device.

Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier - Operating Costs
A motor. Photo: Airpurifierfirst.com / Milan Antonic

I believe that many can assume, based on this, that this device does not consume much electricity. Since the device has only one motor speed, it is unnecessary to calculate the power consumption by speed.

At Max Speed, the device consumes about 1.1W, which means that if you leave the machine running at this speed 24 hours a day, it will waste about $ 0.1 a month.

A higher cost, as with many air purifiers, is filter replacement. This device should be used on average for between 3 and 4 months. The price of a replacement filter is not high, so the overall cost for this device on an annual basis is not high.

Jinpus Warranty and Customer Service

Overall, I am not thrilled with the transparency and availability of information about the Jinpus brand. I found a Jinpus website where there is not much information about the company. Also, the address information is incorrect and incomplete.

I did not check the phone number and email because these are all sufficient indicators to conclude that customer support for Jinpus is not at an enviable level.

Also, I was unable to find warranty information anywhere. This information is not available on the site, on the Amazon listing, or in the user manual.

Because of these undefined issues, I suggest that if you decide to buy, you buy the product directly on Amazon and rely on their support instead of Jinpus support and the warranty they offer or don’t offer.

FAQ on Jinpus GL-2103

Does Jinpus produce ozone?

Jinpus produces ozone. The device is not CARB-certified, so there is no guarantee that it will not produce an unauthorized amount of ozone.

How often should the filter on the Jinpus GL-2103 be changed?

The filter on this Jinpus model needs to be changed on average between 3-4 months. However, if you notice that the filter is dirty, you can change it before the recommended time.

Can I use Jinpus in the car?

Yes, Jinpus can be connected to almost any power source supporting a USB port, so if you have such a port in your car, you can connect it without any problems.

2 responses to “Jinpus GL-2103 Air Purifier Review: Does It Actually Work?”

  1. Don Johnson

    I need the power adapter. Where can I buy this item.

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