Levoit Vital 100S vs 200S

In this Levoit Vital 100S vs 200S review, we will compare the two smart models of the Vital series from the fast-growing American brand for small home appliances.

Both designed to be especially effective at capturing airborne pet fur, they come with all the features you would want in a modern air purifier and can be seemingly integrated with your smart home. So which version is the right one for you?

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

Coverage Area

20 m² (219 ft²)

35 m² (380 ft²)

CADR (Particles)

240 m³/h (141 CFM)

416 m³/h (245 CFM)

CADR (Formaldehyde)

?

?

Working Noise

23 – 52 dB(A)

24 – 54 dB(A)

PM 2.5 Sensor

No

No

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Comparison: Levoit Vital 100S vs 200S – What are the Differences?

Coverage Area & Efficiency

Levoit recommends the Vital 100S for smaller rooms with a surface area of up to 20 m² (219 ft²), while the more powerful Vital 200S with its effective range of up to 35 m² (380 ft²) is also suitable for medium-sized rooms.

In both instances, the numbers are based on an assumed five air changes per hour (ACH) in a room with a ceiling height of 2.4 m (8 ft). Therefore, the Vital 100S and 200S could be used in even bigger rooms, with the amount of ACH decreasing accordingly.

Winner: Vital 200S

20 m² (219 ft²)

35 m² (380 ft²)

Clean Air Delivery Rate

Levoit’s 3-stage filtration system first utilizes a washable pre-filter to remove large pollutants including dust, hair, and pet fur. In fact, the U-shaped air inlet of the Vital 100S and 200S was created specifically to capture airborne pet fur with greater efficiency.

Next, an H13 True HEPA filter captures at least 99.97% of particles and allergens as small as 0.3 µm, before a layer of carbon neutralizes smoke, fumes, and VOCs. The Vital 100S does this at a rate of 240 m³/h (141 CFM), while the Vital 200S has a CADR of 416 m³/h (245 CFM).

Winner: Vital 200S

240 m³/h (141 CFM)

416 m³/h (245 CFM)

Video Comparison of the Levoit Air Purifiers Vital 100S and Vital 200S

Working Noise

The Vital 100S and 200S operate at an extremely similar noise level. At 23 decibels (dB) and 24 dB on the lower end, respectively, they are ideal for bedrooms or other quiet environments. Even when running at full speed, they generate just 52 dB and 54 dB of noise emissions.

Both can be set to auto mode, in which they will automatically adjust their fan speed based on the detected air quality. As soon as pollution levels start to drop again after a sudden spike, their fan speed and noise level will decrease accordingly.

Winner: Vital 100S

23 – 52 dB(A)

24 – 54 dB(A)

Sensors & Display

An infrared dust sensor inside the Vital 100S and 200S continuously scans the surrounding air for pollutants. In automatic mode, the gathered data is then used to increase or decrease the fan speed according to the pollution levels (see above).

Indicator rings on the display allow you to check the current air quality at a quick glance, with blue signifying very good and red being unhealthy. If you happen to be in another room, you can also view this information via the VeSync app (see below).

Winner: Draw

Yes / Yes

Yes / Yes

Video Review of the Levoit Air Purifier Vital 200S

Connectivity & Compatibility

You can use a Wi-Fi connection, your smartphone, and the VeSync app to monitor and control the Vital 100S and 200S remotely. This allows you to turn the purifier on and off, create a schedule, view the remaining filter life, and more – even when you are not at home.

Furthermore, the Vital 100S and 200S are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home and can thus be seemingly integrated with your smart home. Following that, all you need to interact with them is your voice.

Winner: Draw

Yes / Amazon Alexa, Google Home

Yes / Amazon Alexa, Google Home

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Levoit Vital 100S vs 200S comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two purifiers. At just 3.4 kg (7 lb) compared to 6 kg (13.2 lb), the 100S is significantly lighter, and also takes up less space.

Winner: Vital 100S

3.4 kg, 321 x 160 x 406 mm

6 kg, 396 x 217 x 502 mm

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Conclusion: Levoit Vital 100S vs 200S – Which is the Better Air Purifier?

While it might not be as powerful as its successor, the Levoit Air Purifier Vital 100S is still a great choice if you only have a rather small room to purify. It comes with the same connectivity capabilities as well as a much lower weight, making it ideal if you plan on using it in two rooms.

If you have a larger area to purify, or live somewhere with high pollution levels, opt for the Levoit Air Purifier Vital 200S instead. It has both a higher coverage area and Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR), and at the same time is almost as quiet as its smaller brother.


Find out how the Vital 100S performs against the entry-level model of the Core series in our comparison Levoit Vital 100S vs Core 300S.

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