Levoit Core Mini vs 200S

In this Levoit Core Mini vs 200S review, we will compare the two entry-level devices of the Core series from the fast-growing American brand for small home appliances.

Both were designed to be lightweight, compact, and budget-friendly air purifiers for personal spaces. The Core Mini can even be used for aromatherapy, allowing you to add essential oils. But how else does it differ from the Core 200S, and which model is the right fit for you?

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

Levoit Core Mini

Levoit Air Purifier Core Mini, White

Levoit Core 200S

Levoit Air Purifier Core 200S, White

Coverage Area

Up to 7 m² (71 ft²)

Up to 17 m² (183 ft²)

CADR (Particles)

78 m³/h (45 CFM)

200 m³/h (118 CFM)

CADR (Formaldehyde)

?

?

Working Noise

25 – 44 dB(A)

24 – 48 dB(A)

PM 2.5 Sensor

No

No

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Comparison: Levoit Core Mini vs 200S – What are the Differences?

Coverage Area & Efficiency

Levoit recommends the Core Mini for small areas of up to 7 m² (71 ft²), while the Core 200S has an effective range of up to 17 m² (183 ft²). In both instances, the recommended room size is based on an assumed five air changes per hour (ACH) and a ceiling height of 2.4 m (8 ft).

Therefore, the two purifiers could be used in bigger rooms, with the amount of ACH decreasing accordingly. For example, if you expect only moderate air pollution and are thus content with two ACH, the coverage area would increase to 17 m² (178 ft²) and 42 m² (457 ft²), respectively.

Winner: Core 200S

Up to 7 m² (71 ft²)

Up to 17 m² (183 ft²)

Clean Air Delivery Rate

Levoit’s 3-stage filtration process kicks off with a pre-filter which takes care of large pollutants including dust, hair, and pet fur. Next, the Core Mini uses a HEPA filter to capture at least 97% of particles as small as 0.3 µm, for example, pollen and pet dander.

The Core 200S relies on an H13 True HEPA filter, which traps at least 99.97% of particles. In the last step, both use activated carbon to neutralize smoke and odors. The Core Mini does all this at a rate of 78 m³/h (45 CFM), while the Core 200S has a CADR of 200 m³/h (118 CFM).

Winner: Core 200S

78 m³/h (45 CFM)

200 m³/h (118 CFM)

Video Comparison of the Levoit Air Purifiers Core Mini and Core 200S

Working Noise

In sleep mode, the Core 200S operates at a noise level as low as 24 decibels (dB), slightly below the 25 dB of its competitor. Running at full speed, the admittedly less powerful Core Mini has the upper hand, causing just 44 dB compared to 48 dB.

There are three different speed settings available. Unfortunately, neither the Core Mini nor the Core 200S come with an automatic mode, so you will have to change the fan speed and thus the amount of noise generated manually.

Winner: Draw

25 – 44 dB(A)

24 – 48 dB(A)

Sensors & Display

The Core Mini and Core 200S are not equipped with any dust sensors that would allow them to scan their surroundings. You could either use a third-party device to track air quality for you, or simply observe at which speed level you start to feel a positive effect.

Consequently, there is no real-time information about the level of PM 2.5 and other pollutants visible on the display. In fact, the Core Mini only displays the current speed setting. The display of the Core 200S comes with some additional options, such as the ability to set a timer.

Winner: Draw

No / Yes

No / Yes

Video Review including a Smoke Box Test of the Levoit Air Purifier Core Mini

Connectivity & Compatibility

You can use a Wi-Fi connection, your smartphone, and the VeSync app to monitor and control the Core 200S remotely. This allows you to turn the purifier on and off, change the speed, create a schedule, view the remaining filter life, and more.

It is even possible to interact with the Core 200S using only your voice, which could come in handy when you have your hands full while cooking, for example. As it is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, it can be seemingly integrated with your smart home.

Winner: Core 200S

No

Yes / Amazon Alexa, Google Home

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Levoit Core Mini vs 200S comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two devices. With a weight of just 1.0 kg (2.2 lb), a base diameter of 164 mm (6.5 in), and a height of 264 mm (10.4 in), the Core Mini is both lighter and smaller.

Winner: Core Mini

1.0 kg, 164 x 164 x 264 mm

3.0 kg, 205 x 205 x 320 mm

Video Review including a Smoke Box Test of the Levoit Air Purifier Core 200S

Conclusion: Levoit Core Mini vs 200S – Which is the Better Air Purifier?

Unsurprisingly, the Levoit Air Purifier Core Mini could not match the performance metrics of its bigger brother. It is, however, exactly what it was intended to be: the brand’s lightest, most compact, and budget-friendly purifier to put on your desk or night stand.

That said, the winner of this comparison is undoubtedly the Levoit Air Purifier Core 200S. It has a higher coverage area and CADR, a more advanced HEPA filter, and can even be integrated with your smart home, a feature usually reserved for more expensive models.

Levoit Core Mini

Levoit Air Purifier Core Mini, White

Levoit Core 200S

Levoit Air Purifier Core 200S, White

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