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Top 7 air purifiers you can buy in India priced under Rs 15,000

|September 23, 2016 |Xiaomi, List, panasonic, Philips

"Here are the top affordably-priced air purifiers for your home"

With the ever increasing pollution levels in India, a need for a good air purifier is on the rise. However, the air purifier should not only function properly, but should also be affordable. Well, that’s what goes through the minds of most Indian consumers who are price-sensitive while making a purchase.

Related read: the ultimate guide to buying an air purifier

Xiaomi appears to be cashing in on the same and its recently-launched Mi Air Purifier 2 ticks all the right boxes. However, if you're interested in considering multiple options before zeroing in on one, we'be gone ahead and listed the top seven air purifiers which you can buy in India priced under Rs 15,000. Some of these air purifiers are available via both online and offline retail channels.

Livpure Fresh O2 130 Portable Room Air Purifier


Livpure has made a name for itself when it comes to water purifiers, but same can’t be said while speaking of air purifiers. However, the Livpure Fresh O2 130 comes across as a decent air purifier for its price. At Rs 8,999, it comes with a four-layer filter, covering a pre-filter, a cold catalyst filter, an activated carbon filter and a HEPA filter. Besides, it can cover around 215 sq. ft. area of space and comes with a decent CADR of 130m3/h. The Livpure Fresh O2 130 also features a touch panel on the top that sports LED indicators for air quality and filter replacement alert.

Technical specifications

· Power Consumption: 22W

· Noise: 30-35dB

· Net Weight: 1.7kg

· Dimensions (in cm): 21 x 21 x 31.5

· Filters: HEPA, Cold Catalyst, Activated Carbon, Negative Ion Generator

· CADR: 130 m³/h

· Air Quality Indicator: Yes

· Air Flow Control: Three Stage

· Sleep Mode: No

Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2


At Rs 9,999, the Mi Air Purifier 2 (review) is the only smart air purifier available in India priced under Rs 15,000. Incidentally, all other smart air purifiers from reputed brands are available at almost three times its price. The smart air purifier from Xiaomi comes with a set of three filters – pre-filter, EPA and an activated carbon filter. The company claims that the purifier is capable of filtering 99.7 percent of PM2.5 particulate matters in an hour. It comes with dual booster fans and is capable of purifying an area of about 400 sq. ft. The USP of the Mi Air Purifier 2 however, lies in the fact that it can be remotely controlled via an app called Mi Smart Home.

Technical Specifications

· Power Consumption: 4.8W

· Noise: 30dB

· Net Weight: 4.8kg

· Dimensions (in cm): 52 x 24 x 24

· Filters: Pre-filter, EPA, Activated Carbon

· CADR: 310 m³/h

· Air Quality Indicator: Via Mi Smart Home App

· Air Flow Control: Triple Stage

· Modes: Auto, Night, Silent

Dr Aeroguard SCPR 200 Air Purifier


The Dr Aeroguard SCPR 200 Air Purifier comes from the house of Eureka Forbes, a brand which has been doing quite well in the country since the last decade. This is a mid-range air purifier from the company and retails at around Rs 12,500 in India. The Aeroguard SCPR 200 has an effective coverage area of 200 sq. ft. which is marginally smaller than that of the Livpure Fresh O2. Nevertheless, it's suitable for use in the bedroom or even in a small living room. The purifier comes with four independent air ducts and boasts of a CADR of 120 m3/h. Just like many other purifiers of its class, Dr Aeroguard SCPR 200 comes with a Vita-ion filter that is capable of delivering 99.9 percent pure air.

Technical Specifications

· Power Consumption: 16W

· Noise: 40dB

· Net Weight: 3.2kg

· Dimensions (in cm): 18 x 18 x 50

· Filters: HEPA, Cold Catalyst, Vita Ion, Anti-Dust, Anti-Allergen, Anti-Microbial

· CADR: 120 m³/h

· Air Quality Indicator: Yes

· Air Flow Control: Single Stage

· Sleep Mode: Yes

Kent Aura Air Purifier


This is yet another product from a company that is primarily known for its water purifiers. The Kent Aura boasts a large coverage area of 270 sq. ft., which is nearly similar to that of the Mi Air Purifier 2. The CADR of this purifier though, is markedly lower than the Xiaomi one at 180 m3/h. The air purifier also has a turbo mode (similar to the Mi Air Purifier 2), wherein the device functions more efficiently to purify the air in about 5-10 minutes. The best part about the purifier is that it has an alarm that reminds you to replace its filter in time. It's priced quite attractively at Rs 12,500.

Technical Specifications

· Power Consumption: 45W

· Noise: 60dB

· Net Weight: 5kg

· Dimensions: 35 x 18 x 48.2

· Filters: HEPA, Activated Carbon, Ionizer

· CADR: 180 m³/h

· Air Quality Indicator: Yes

· Sleep Mode: Yes

Sharp IG-CL15E-W Air Purifier


Sharp has been in the air purifier business for quite some time and has a range of devices at every price point. Incidentally, Sharp is the supplier of air filters to many purifier makers worldwide, including the likes of Kent, Livpure etc. As compared to the Philips and Livpure purifiers, the Sharp has a comparatively larger coverage area of 170-250 sq. ft. That said, it consumes little amount of power thereby making it the cheapest to maintain in the long run. Apart from that, Sharp Air Purifier comes all three filters including pre-filter, HEPA and activated carbon; similar to the ones seen in the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2. It's among the very few options in this roundup available under Rs 10,000.

Technical Specifications

· Power Consumption: 15W

· Noise: 32-42dB

· Net Weight: 3.1kg

· Dimensions: 26.5 x 33 x 15.5

· Filters: Pre-filter, HEPA, Activated Carbon, Ioniser

· Air Quality: Yes

· Automatic Shut Off: Yes

· Child Lock: Yes

Panasonic F-PXJ30A Air Purifier


Just like Sharp, Panasonic is a reputed name in the air purifier category. Rather, both companies are quite well known for their industrial-grade air purifiers. This however, is a compact personal air purifier from Panasonic that is just about adequate for your room thanks to a maximum coverage area of 215 sq. ft. That aside, the purifier comes with a turbo mode, sleep mode and set of brightly lit LEDs for indicating the air quality at any given time. It's available at a retail price of Rs 11,799.

Technical Specifications

· Power Consumption: 30W

· Noise: 40dB

· Net Weight: 4.3kg

· Dimensions (in cm): 31.1 x 21 x 54

· Filters: Activated Carbon, Anti-Virus, Anti-Microbial

· CADR: 168 m³/h

· Air Quality Indicator: Yes

· Air Flow Control: Triple Stage

· Sleep Mode: Yes

· Turbo Mode: Yes

Philips Air Purifier AC 4025/10


This has been the most popular air purifier in India so far. Lack of competition, affordable price (~Rs 13,000), brand reputation and a compact size were the key selling factors for the Philips AC 4025/10. However, with the entry of Mi Air Purifier 2 it will definitely face some tough times ahead. It is not only priced higher than the air purifier from Xiaomi, but is also less efficient. Just for comparison the Philips Air purifier has a CADR rate of just 147 m³/h, whereas the Mi Air Purifier 2 can clean the air at the rate of 310 m³/h.

Technical Specifications:

· Power Consumption: 40W

· Noise: 36-54dB

· Net Weight: 4.5kg

· Dimensions (in cm): 33.3 x 18.6 x 51

· Filters: Pre-filter, HEPA, Anti-Dust, Anti-Bacteria

· CADR: 147 m³/h

· Air Quality Indicator: Yes

· Air Flow Control: Triple Stage

· Sleep Mode: Yes

There you have it - a roundup of top air purifiers for your home that rank high on the VFM factor. Which one would you go for?

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