Dyson TP02 vs TP04

In this Dyson TP02 vs TP04 review, we will compare two popular air purifiers from the Singapore-based brand for household appliances.

Both models can be used as an air purifier and cooling fan at the same time. But should you go with the first smart device of the TP series, the Dyson Pure Cool Link TP02? Or do the upgrades applied to its successor make the Dyson Pure Cool TP04 the better choice?

This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Coverage Area

Up to 37 m²

Up to 55 m²


410 l/s

290 l/s

CADR (Particles)

70 m³/h

90 m³/h

Working Noise

45 – 63 dB

32 – 63 dB

PM 2.5 Sensor




Comparison: Dyson TP02 vs TP04 – What are the Differences?

Coverage Area & Efficiency

Dyson recommends the TP02 for rooms with a surface area of up to 37 m² (400 ft²). The TP04 is suitable for rooms with a size of up to 55 m² (600 ft²). While both purifiers could be used in even bigger rooms, the Air Changes Per Hour (ACH) would decrease accordingly.

The TP02 and TP04 combine Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology with oscillation to project purified air evenly across the room. With the TP02, you are limited to 70 degrees oscillation. With the TP04, you can choose between 45, 90, 180, and 350 degrees.

Winner: TP04

Up to 37 m²

Up to 55 m²

Clean Air Delivery Rate

Removing up to 99.97% of pollutants and allergens including pollen, dust, and pet dander as small as 0.3 μm, both devices are certified for being asthma and allergy-friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Thanks to a layer of advanced carbon, they are also effective at capturing odors and gases. The TP02 does all this at a rate of 70 m³/h. The TP04, on the other hand, has a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 90 m³/h.

Winner: TP04

70 m³/h (Particles)

90 m³/h (Particles)

Watch how the Dyson Pure Cool Link TP02 can help improve the air quality in your home

Working Noise

Running at full speed, you won’t hear a difference between the two air purifiers. In sleep mode, however, the TP04 is undoubtedly the more quiet device with a noise level of just 32 decibels (dB) compared to around 45 dB for the TP02.

In total, there are ten different speed levels. The TP02 and TP04 can both be set to automatic mode, in which they will only run as fast and therefore as loud as necessary. Once air quality is back to healthy, they will decrease the fan speed accordingly.

Winner: TP04

45 – 63 dB

32 – 63 dB

Sensors & Display

Intelligent sensors provide the TP02 and TP04 with the current temperature, humidity, and pollution levels inside the room. Changes are detected almost in real-time and can be used as input for the automatic mode (see above).

With the TP04, the Air Quality Index (AQI) and details about PM 2.5, PM 10, VOCs, NO2, SO2, temperature, humidity, and filter life can be viewed on an LCD screen, as well as on your smartphone (see below). The TP02 only displays the current fan speed on an LED screen.

Winner: TP04

Yes / LED

Yes / LCD Screen

How to use auto mode on your Dyson Pure Cool TP04 tower purifying fan

Connectivity & Compatibility

Aside from changing settings on the device itself, there are three ways to interact with the TP02 and TP04. First, there is the remote which allows you to turn the purifier on and off, change oscillation, speed levels, set a timer, and activate auto or night mode.

You can also monitor and control them remotely from another room or even another part of the world using a Wi-Fi connection, your smartphone, and the Dyson Link app. Lastly, both the TP02 and TP04 support voice control via Amazon Alexa.

Winner: Draw

Yes / Amazon Alexa

Yes / Amazon Alexa

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Dyson TP02 vs TP04 comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two devices. At 196 x 196 x 1018 mm (7.7 x 7.7 x 4.4 in) and 3.8 kg (8.4 lb), the TP02 takes up slightly less space and is more lightweight than the TP04.

Winner: TP02

196 x 196 x 1018 mm, 3.8 kg

223 x 223 x 1054 mm, 4.98 kg


Conclusion: Dyson TP02 vs TP04 – Which is the Better Air Purifier?

While it did come in second in most rounds of this comparison, the Dyson Pure Cool Link TP02 is still a great choice if you are looking to buy your first smart air purifier that comes with automatic mode, connectivity capabilities, and all the other perks of modern devices.

That said, if you are looking for the better air purifier overall, the Dyson Pure Cool TP04 does have the upper hand with a higher coverage area, more oscillation angles, and higher CADR. The extremely quiet operation in sleep mode also makes it a great choice for bedrooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between TP02 and TP04?

The TP04 is an updated version of the TP02. It has a higher coverage area of up to 55 m² (600 ft²), offers up to 350 degrees of oscillation compared to 70 degrees for the TP02, and has a higher CADR at 90 m³/h. Both air purifiers can be controlled remotely via the Dyson Link app and support voice control via Amazon Alexa.

Find out how the TP02 keeps up with an even more advanced model of the TP series in our comparison Dyson TP02 vs TP07, or see how the TP02’s successor performs in our comparison Dyson TP03 vs TP04.


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