Levoit Vital 200S vs Core 300S

In this Levoit Vital 200S vs Core 300S review, we will compare the most powerful model of the Vital series with one of the entry-level models of the Core series.

Originally designed to specifically fulfil the purifying needs of pet owners, the recently released Vital 200S quickly became popular among other users. Meanwhile, the Core 300S is one of the best-selling models on the market. So which one is the right fit for you?

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

Coverage Area

35 m² (380 ft²)

20 m² (219 ft²)

CADR (Particles)

416 m³/h (245 CFM)

240 m³/h (141 CFM)

CADR (Formaldehyde)

?

?

Working Noise

24 – 54 dB(A)

24 – 48 dB(A)

PM 2.5 Sensor

No

Yes

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Comparison: Levoit Vital 200S vs Core 300S – What are the Differences?

Coverage Area & Efficiency

With an effective range of up to 35 m² (380 ft²), the Vital 200s is suitable for small and middle-sized rooms. The Core 300S, on the other hand, is limited to smaller rooms with a surface area of up to 20 m² (219 ft²).

In both instances, these recommendations 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 200S and Core 300S could be used in even bigger rooms, with the amount of ACH decreasing accordingly.

Winner: Vital 200S

35 m² (380 ft²)

20 m² (219 ft²)

Clean Air Delivery Rate

Levoit’s 3-stage filtration first uses a pre-filter to remove large pollutants including dust, hair, and pet fur (the Vital 200S one is even washable). Next, an H13 True HEPA filter captures at least 99.97% of particles and allergens as small as 0.3 µm, for example, pollen and pet dander.

Finally, smoke, fumes, VOCs, and household odors such as cooking smells and pet odors are taken care of by a layer of activated carbon. The Vital 200S does all this at a rate of 416 m³/h (245 CFM), while the Core 300S comes with a Clean Air Delivery Rate of 240 m³/h (141 CFM).

Winner: Vital 200S

416 m³/h (245 CFM)

240 m³/h (141 CFM)

Video Review of the Levoit Air Purifier Vital 200S

Working Noise

You will barely notice the Vital 200S and Core 300S in sleep mode, where they both operate at a noise level of just 24 decibels (dB). When running at full speed, the Core 300S maxes out at around 48 dB compared to 54 dB for the Vital 200S.

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: Core 300S

24 – 54 dB(A)

24 – 48 dB(A)

Sensors & Display

While the Vital 200S relies on an infrared dust sensor, the Core 300S is equipped with a high-sensitivity laser dust sensor that can detect changes in the air quality up to ten times faster. The gathered real-time updates are used as input for the automatic mode (see above).

Indicator rings found on both displays indicate the current air quality at a quick glance, with blue signifying very good and red being unhealthy. More detailed information, especially in case of the Core 300S, is available through the VeSync app (see below).

Winner: Core 300S

Infrared / Yes

Laser / Yes

Video Review including a Smoke Box Test of the Levoit Air Purifier Core 300S

Connectivity & Compatibility

You can use a Wi-Fi connection, your smartphone, and the VeSync app to monitor and control the Vital 200S and Core 300S remotely. This allows you to turn the purifier on and off, create a schedule, view the remaining filter life, and more.

An even more convenient way to interact with both of the air purifiers is by using voice control. Thanks to their compatibility with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, the Vital 200S and Core 300S can be seemingly integrated with your smart home.

Winner: Draw

Yes / Amazon Alexa, Google Home

Yes / Amazon Alexa, Google Home

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Levoit Vital 200S vs Core 300S comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two devices. At just 2.7 kg (5.95 lb), the Core 300S weighs less than half the Vital 200S. In addition, it takes up less space than its competitor.

Winner: Core 300S

6 kg, 396 x 217 x 502 mm

2.7 kg, 220 x 220 x 360 mm

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Conclusion: Levoit Vital 200S vs Core 300S – Which is the Better Air Purifier?

The more powerful device of the two is undoubtedly the Levoit Air Purifier Vital 200S. If you live somewhere with rather high air pollution levels or simply need the higher coverage area due to the size of your room, it is the right choice.

That said, if your living conditions allow it, you should opt for the Levoit Air Purifier Core 300S instead. It comes with a more advanced sensor that allows it to better detect pollutants such as PM 2.5, operates at a lower noise level, and is significantly easier to move around.


Find out how the Vital 200S performs against the successor of the Core 300S in our comparison Levoit Vital 200S vs Core 400S.

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