Top budget air purifiers in India

By Swapnil Mathur | Price Updated on 23-Jun-2021

Considering how bad the air quality is, Air purifiers should be deemed an indispensable household gadget. As depressing as it may seem, it won’t be long before they might be placed, even rightfully so, besides your television or the sofa. Unfortunately, there’s no real solution for lowering the toxicity in the air outdoors,one can only hope to breathe purified, healthy air in controlled environments like their offices or homes. However, buying the best budget air purifier can be a daunting task as there are many things to consider like the type of filter technology used, size and grade of filters, Clean Air Delivery Rate and more. Making this task easier for you, here’s a list of the top budget air purifiers in India. Do note that this list of budget air purifiers are listed in no specific way.

Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    38 W
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    484ft2
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    64 dB
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    380 m3/h

The Mi Air Purifier 3 is one of the most affordable ways to improve ther air quality in your home. The Mi Air Purifier 3 features a 360-degree intake design which pulls air in through a true HEPA filter, only to expel it out the top. This design helps prevent the classic äir-bubble" effect. This means that the air being expelled from the air purifier isn't limited to a small bubble around the air purifier only, making it ideal for most rooms the size of up to 400 square feet.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 38 W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 484ft2
Noise Level (dB) : 64 dB
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 380 m3/h
Filter Type : HEPA, Pre-Filter, Activated Carbon
Dimensions : 24 X 52 X 24
Ionizer : NA
SHARP FU-A28E
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    48 W
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    150 SQ FT
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    47 db
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    168 CMH

Sharp has air purifiers across varying price points and its bare bones basic FU-A28E air purifier has the chops to remove impurities from the air. It features both, active and passive means of air filtration where the former is achieved using the company’s Plasmacluster technology that is aimed at eliminating odour, harmful gases, VOCs, and pathogens down to 0.01microns in size from both the air and the surface. Passive purification uses a HEPA filter that traps PM2.5 particles, house dust and pollen. There is also a pre-filter that stops heavier dust particles from entering and the HEPA filter, thus prolonging its working life. It is rated to work well in an area of 150 sq feet.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 48 W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 150 SQ FT
Noise Level (dB) : 47 db
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 168 CMH
Filter Type : HEPA
Dimensions : 385 X 380 X 128
Ionizer : NA
KENT Aura Room
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    45 W
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    270 sq ft
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    60 dB
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    180 CMH

Like regular mid-range air purifiers, the Aura has a HEPA filter that intercepts particulate matter from the air, and additionally, this filter apparently has an anti-bacterial coating. Another normal feature, the carbon filter will be able to take out bad odour from the room and cigarette smoke as well. The device isn’t huge, standing at about 500mm in height, it can take up a quiet corner of your room or office. It has a control panel on the top for various controls such as changing modes, setting fan speeds, and it also houses an indicator alarm when it’s time to change the filter. Along with the particulate matter meter shipped along with the purifier, the device has an in-built air quality monitor. Based on the quality displayed, you can either turn up or turn down the fan speed

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 45 W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 270 sq ft
Noise Level (dB) : 60 dB
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 180 CMH
Filter Type : Pre-Filter, HEPA, Activated Carbon
Dimensions : 35 x 48.2 x 18 cms
Ionizer : NA
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Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    29W
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    21m² ~ 37m²
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    NA
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    310m³/h

The Mi Air Purifier 2S features a similar design as its predecessor but gets a new OLED display to show the PM2.5 levels this time. The air purifier has a filter that is capable of clearing particulate matter down to 0.3~0.5 microns. Of course, it can reduce PM2.5 and PM10 levels as well. The device's cylindrical filter is composed of three layers and comes with a pre-filter, an H11-grade EPA certified filter, and an activated carbon filter that eliminates dust, pollen and harmful gases as well. The device claims to have a CADR of 310 cubic meter/h and is said to be effective for rooms up to 37-meter square. It can also be linked with the Mi Home app to enable IoT capabilities like remote monitoring and operation.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 29W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 21m² ~ 37m²
Noise Level (dB) : NA
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 310m³/h
Filter Type : 360-degree triple layer
Dimensions : 240 × 240 × 520
Ionizer : NA
Philips Series 1000 AC1215/20
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    50
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    677
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    33
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    270

Sitting on the portable side of air purifiers, the Series 1000 is equipped with a lot of essential features. The air purifier is capable of removing PM2.5 pollutants using the combination of its Vitashield IPS and NanoProtect Pro (HEPA) Filter. Apart from particulate matter, it also removes harmful gases such as formaldehyde and a few total volatile organic compounds (TVOC). There’s a real-time air quality check onboard and in the auto-mode, the fans will speed up whenever there’s a drop in the air quality. The air purifier claims to even remove bacteria and viruses.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 50
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 677
Noise Level (dB) : 33
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 270
Filter Type : Extra-thick NanoProtect TRUE HEPA Series 1 Filter
Dimensions : N/A
Ionizer : N/A
Honeywell Air Touch A5
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    NA
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    323 Sq Ft
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    46-60 dB
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    250

The Honeywell Air Touch A5 uses a HEPA filter and comes with a coverage area of 323 sq ft. The company says it has a CADR of 250 m3/hr and a new filter is supposed to last for 3000 hours. The air purifier doesn’t produce ozone and features a washable pre-filter that blocks larger dust particles, pet hair/dander and dust from entering the air purifier. The HEPA filter is paired with an activated carbon filter that removes allergens and gases like formaldehyde, VOCs and also odour.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : NA
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 323 Sq Ft
Noise Level (dB) : 46-60 dB
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 250
Filter Type : Pre Filter, HEPA Filter and Patented HivSiv filter
Dimensions : NA
Ionizer : Yes
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Honeywell Lite Indoor HAC20M1000W
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    48
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    250
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    N/A
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    210

The Honeywell air purifier can cover an area of up to 250 sq. ft and has a CADR of 210 m3/hr. The air purifier comes equipped with a HEPA filter, and features a three-stage filtration system that is said to remove more than 99 percent of pollutants from the air. It comes with a touch panel with functions like timer, auto mode, child lock, and sleep mode, along with three mode fan speed control. The filter is said to last for approximately 2200 hours and it consumes 48 watts of power at full speed.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 48
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 250
Noise Level (dB) : N/A
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 210
Filter Type : Pre Filter, HiSivTM filter and HEPA grade H11 filter
Dimensions : N/A
Ionizer : N/A
Samsung AX40K3020WU/NA
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    34 W
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    420 sq ft
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    45 dB
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    319 CMH

Samsung’s mid-range air purifier cleans air from rooms of up to 420 sq ft. It uses a HEPA filter and features a triple air purification with 3 step filtration system, which is said to be effective enough to capture 99.9 percent of ultra-fine particles. There is an S Plasma Ionizer, which is said to remove 99.7% of contaminants, bacteria and viruses from the air. It features four colour indicators to give an idea of how the air quality is.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 34 W
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 420 sq ft
Noise Level (dB) : 45 dB
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 319 CMH
Filter Type : Pre-Filter, HEPA
Dimensions : 41 X 57 X 26 cm
Ionizer : NA
Blueair Blue Pure 211
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    N/A
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    N/A
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    N/A
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    350

Blueir Blue Pure 211 air purifier features a High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestant (HEPA) filter that is said to cover an area of up to 540 sq. ft. It has a CADR of 350m3/h and comes with the company’s HEPASilent technology that is said to capture 99.97% of airborne particles, down to 0.1 microns in size. The device performs air changes 5 times in an hour and with the 360 degree air intake, draws air from all side to purify.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : N/A
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : N/A
Noise Level (dB) : N/A
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 350
Filter Type : HEPA Filter
Dimensions : 51.3 x 33 x 33
Ionizer : N/A
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Honeywell HAC35M1101G
  • Power Consumption (W)
    Power Consumption (W)
    52
  • Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    Coverage Area(sq.ft.)
    450
  • Noise Level (dB)
    Noise Level (dB)
    N/A
  • Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h)
    300

The Air Touch i8 can cover an area of up to 450 sq. ft and has a CADR of 300 m3/hour. It has a HEPA filter that is said to last for approx. 3000 hours and uses a three-stage filtration system with patented Honeywell HiSiv technology that is said to remove pollutants with more than 99% efficiency. It doesn’t produce ozone, the company says and has a washable pre-filter that removes larger dust particles, pet hair, and other larger particles.

SPECIFICATION
Power Consumption (W) : 52
Coverage Area(sq.ft.) : 450
Noise Level (dB) : N/A
Air Flow Rate (cubic m/h) : 300
Filter Type : Pre Filter, HiSivTM filter and HEPA grade H11 filter
Dimensions : N/A
Ionizer : N/A
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List Of Top Budget Air Purifiers In India

Product Name Seller Price
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 3 Tatacliq ₹10099
SHARP FU-A28E amazon ₹9300
KENT Aura Room flipkart ₹8435
Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier 2S flipkart ₹8596
Philips Series 1000 AC1215/20 flipkart ₹9000
Honeywell Air Touch A5 amazon ₹7399
Honeywell Lite Indoor HAC20M1000W amazon ₹8288
Samsung AX40K3020WU/NA amazon ₹13999
Blueair Blue Pure 211 amazon ₹20950
Honeywell HAC35M1101G amazon ₹14899
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