It’s no secret that Xiaomi deals with a very wide range of products. In addition to phones, laptops and gadgets, he is also involved in smart home. From the Chinese giant, we can now buy everything from smart lighting to robotic vacuum cleaners to air purifiers. And that is what today’s review will be about. Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H is the latest model in this series and we will tell you what the secret of air purifiers actually lies, whether it makes sense to invest in it and what it can do in addition to the usual ones.
Review content Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H
The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H package does not contain anything extra and the package itself does not inspire you too much. Cheap looking paper box it clearly tells you that savings have been made here and in addition to itself cleaner, necessary filter, power cord and user manual you will not find anything else here. We would certainly welcome a better quality box, because there may be a scenario when you want to carry it. And the box just provided is not the best fit for this, and if you carry it without the box, it may be scratched.
Processing and appearance
The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H is probably most similar to the previous generation 2S. It is a tall box, but it has unobtrusive and minimalist design. It will please matt finish, so it works clean even after transfer. Look for no fingerprints or capillary scratches here. Thanks for your white color fits virtually anywhere. We had it in both the bedroom and the living room and study, and it didn’t look like a fist to the eye, which can be a problem with other cleaners. For comparison, we have the Ionic-Care cleaner, which looks funny compared to the one from Xiaomi.
- minimalist look
- matt finish
- touch OLED display
- easy filter replacement
On the upper side we find a grille with a fan and on the front there is a touch OLED display, through which the purifier can be operated. You can adjust the performance and view information about current pollution, Wi-Fi connection or current temperature. So if you don’t want to, you don’t need to connect it through a mobile application, which we would recommend. But about that in a moment. Access to the filter is very intuitive and you have it replaced in a few seconds. So if you have no experience with purifiers, Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H will be a suitable candidate.
Why have an air purifier at home?
You probably ask what is such an Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H air purifier at all good for. And we asked too, so there’s nothing to be ashamed of. We asked what a good air purifier is for when we keep order at home, luxuriate regularly and wipe off the dust. But if you want to have really good air at home, unfortunately it is not enough. It can be a source of dirt in households laundry dust, odors, mold, viruses and bacteria, cat and dog hair or cigarette smoke. And since we have a chihuahua at home and sometimes we like to smoke IQOS while writing, we were very curious about the result.
Air cleaning, laser sensor and noise
We are very pleasantly surprised by what the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H can conjure up. Specifically, we would stop for a moment at IQOS and its smell. Since we work from home and have a connected study with the living room, it happens that the smoke (or steam) gets to the places where the girlfriend is sitting. And from time to time she complains what else “Hulíme” and that it stinks. Since he comes home from work around 18:00, it usually means that more than ten of these small cigarettes were smoked in the room. The odor has completely disappeared since we put the cleaner between the living room and the desk. We don’t know it ourselves, but my girlfriend no longer complains. And that’s important. It is also located here laser sensorwhich allows the air purifier to detect particles up to 0.3 micrometers and evaluate air pollution on that basis. But it also has its disadvantages. If you have a humidifier or diffuser at home, for example, the cleaner may keep honking due to dirt.
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H disponuje HEPA filter class 13, while the previous generation 2S has an EPA filter. In normal use, it lasts 3 – 6 months depending on where you use the cleaner. We are not experts on this issue, so we cannot assess the differences, but of course this one is better. According to the manufacturer the HEPA filter can remove 99.7% of smoke, dust and other particles. If you turn on the purifier at full power, when it is quite noisy, by the way, you can clean the room in about 30 minutes. However, we rather recommend having it switched on constantly at a lower level. She is very quiet and still chases. During night mode, its noise reaches only 32 decibels. By the way, if you do not have air conditioning at home and you are hot, put the purifier to the air and put it to full capacity. He can do you cool down pleasantly.
Connections in a smart home
The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H can be controlled through the Xiaomi Home application and also works to a limited extent. Amazon Alexa a Google Home. We don’t currently have any of these devices at home, so we couldn’t test it. It is also worth mentioning the possibility of connecting to the Home Assistant. According to foreign tests, however, it is not a problem to set different scenarios, but the fact that you will freeze none of the assistants will communicate the current air quality.
Aplikace Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H
The Mi Home app is available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. If you have more products from Xiaomi, it is definitely a pleasure to use it. It’s very clear, simple and intuitive. All settings are lightning fast and we had the purifier connected in about half a minute. The only downside may be absence of the Czech language, but you really don’t have to be a skilled Englishman to use it.
You can see some different information about Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H as needed the current state of the filter and when it will need to be replaced. You can also set different time scheduleswhen to turn it on and when to turn it off, which works exactly. We usually put her to sleep around 22:00 and she got up at work around 6:00. Of course you see current air quality, room temperature and humidity. In addition, you can also choose performance. There is automatic mode, night mode and manual mode.
Mi Air Purifier 3 with True HEPA Filter
Price and availability
The Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H air purifier is available at most Czech e-shops. It can be found somewhere from CZK 3,500 up to CZK 5,000 in the most expensive stores. If you want to save money, bazaars sell around CZK 2,000, but it is often necessary to replace the filter, which costs CZK 899.
We ask ourselves whether an air purifier is a necessity. Honestly not. But if you like to be clean at home, you should think about it. It is our subjective opinion that if we had a bigger apartment, we would probably regret it. However, we live in a small 2 + kk, in which the smells from the kitchen, IQOS, quickly accumulate, we have a chihuahua in it and no matter how careful you are, you can’t help the occasional “stink”. And this is where the Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3H does a perfect job. Ever since we first turned on the purifier, most of the odors are a thing of the past, and that’s where its power lies. Rather, this review focused on how the air purifier is applicable in practice. We are not experts, so we conceived it a little differently and we hope that in a way that is easier for you to understand.
+ minimalist design
+ hilarious Mi Home application
+ very quiet
+ good price
– does not have an ionizer
– absence of Czech in the Mi Home application