Philips Series 800 Compact Air Purifier Review

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This air purifier has a professional-grade sensor that automatically monitors and purifies air, removing 99.5% of PM2.5, dust, allergens, bacteria, and viruses. It operates quietly in sleep mode and has a compact size that fits in any room up to 20 sq m. A 4-step color display indicator provides visual feedback on indoor air quality, and 3D air circulation technology ensures efficient purification. The purifier removes aerosols, including respiratory viruses, from the air passing through the filter.

The filter media has been tested for its 1 pass efficiency by a third-party lab with a 5.33 cm/s air flow. The filter was tested with NaCl aerosol according to the DIN71460-1 standard. The CADR (clean air delivery rate) has also been tested by a certified third-party lab according to GB/T18801-2015.

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Philips 800 Series Air Purifier - Removes Germs, Dust and Allergens in Rooms up to 49m², 3 Speeds, Sleep Mode (AC0820/30)

Philips Series 800 Compact Air Purifier
  • 22 watts
  • Noise level: 61 dB
  • Weight: 2.4 kg
  • Remove 99.5 Percent of ultrafine particles (PM2.5), dust, pollen, allergens, gases, bacteria and viruses
  • Air purification for rooms upto 20 sq m

Pros & Cons

Pros

✅ Sleek and modern design
✅ Good air quality indicator
✅ Quiet in sleep mode
✅ Built-in sensor that responds to the state of the room’s air quality
✅ Good size for a tabletop
✅ Good for kitchens, bathrooms and showers
✅ Aesthetic appearance

Cons

❌ Expensive compared to just a filter + fan
❌ No carbon filter included
❌ Lack of manual control options

Overall, the Philips air purifier is good, but not worth its price. It is recommended, but with reservations due to its lack of features, ineffectiveness in removing air impurities, and high price.

Features review

The Philips Series 800 air purifier is a minimalist device with basic options, but it has some advanced features that set it apart from other similar devices. It has an air quality sensor and indicator that displays the current air quality, and the Auto Mode automatically adjusts the operating mode and fan speed based on the air quality. The filter reset indicator helps keep track of when the filter needs to be changed, and Philips provides a 2-year worldwide warranty. The device doesn’t have a smart application, but it still offers good functionality and quality.

CADR and effectivness

The Philips 800 Series air purifier is recommended for rooms up to 176 sq. ft., with a CADR of 190 m³/h. In a room of 430 sq. ft., the air purifier can clean the air twice in one hour with 2 ACH. The air purifier is suitable for a bedroom, small living room, kitchen or other small room, and can also be used in a modern office.

Filtration steps

The Philips 800 Series air purifier uses 3-stage filtration technology to clean the air in a room. The first stage is a pre-filter that traps larger particles like dust and hair. The second stage is a NanoProtect HEPA filter that removes allergens, dust particles, and pollen from the air. The final stage is an activated carbon filter that neutralizes odors and toxic particles. The filter is cylindrical in shape and cannot be washed, but it is durable and can last up to 12 months. I recommend cleaning the pre-filter regularly to maintain a high level of filtration and using a genuine replacement filter when needed. The activated carbon filter is based on carbon pellets and is very effective in neutralizing unpleasant odors and toxic particles.

Performance test

According to “Air Purifier First” the performance test of the Philips Series 800 air purifier showed excellent results. In a room of 194 sq. ft., which is slightly larger than the recommended size of 176 sq. ft., the air purifier improved the air quality by 93% after 60 minutes of operation at maximum speed. Similarly, in a room of 320 sq. ft., the air purifier improved air quality by 91% in 60 minutes. The tests were conducted using a laser particle meter and the results were better than expected, despite the air purifier not using a True HEPA filter. Overall, the Philips Series 800 air purifier is highly recommended for rooms of recommended dimensions and slightly larger rooms. More details about the tests click here.

Operating costs

The Philips Series 800 air purifier uses very little energy, consuming less than an average light bulb. It has a 22W motor (max) that provides high airflow, making it suitable for slightly larger rooms than recommended. The electricity bill would increase by about GBP 1.5 per month if the air purifier is used 24/7 in Turbo mode. The cost of replacement filters, which are reasonably priced and need to be changed once a year, adds to the affordability of the annual maintenance of the device. Thus, the Philips Series 800 is one of the most cost-effective air purifiers in its class.

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Philips 800 Series Air Purifier - Removes Germs, Dust and Allergens in Rooms up to 49m², 3 Speeds, Sleep Mode (AC0820/30)

Philips Series 800 Compact Air Purifier
  • 22 watts
  • Noise level: 61 dB
  • Weight: 2.4 kg
  • Remove 99.5 Percent of ultrafine particles (PM2.5), dust, pollen, allergens, gases, bacteria and viruses
  • Air purification for rooms upto 20 sq m

Users reviews

As someone with allergies, I’ve found that having an air purifier is a must in a house with carpet. The dust and dust mites that accumulate can cause watery and irritated eyes for me. I was impressed when the purifier immediately kicked into turbo mode when I was cleaning the radiator and the air quality dropped. Sleep mode is quiet, so I can still use it while sleeping or watching TV. The occasional use of turbo mode can be loud, so I only use it when necessary. I do wish the cable was longer. However, it’s important to remember that air purifiers are not a substitute for proper home ventilation and I still need to open the windows daily for fresh air and oxygen

Conclusion

The Philips air purifier has pros and cons. Some users find it effective for their needs and like its sleek design, automatic sensor, and peace of mind for having a clean air environment. However, others find it to be overpriced for what it is, as it is just a filter and fan. Some users also find the LED levels to be insufficient in conveying the different modes, and the automatic sensor not sensitive enough. Additionally, the lack of a carbon filter and manual option between turbo and automatic modes is a negative aspect for some users. The product is considered okay for the price, but some users would have preferred to pay more for the ability to see particle count or control it through a smart device.

Last update on 2024-06-23 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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