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Levoit Core 200S Air Purifier Review

Tested using Methodology v1.0
Reviewed May 13, 2024 at 01:24 pm
Levoit Core 200S Picture
7.2
Pets
7.5
Bedroom
7.0
Air Purification

The Levoit Core 200S is a budget-friendly air purifier with a compact design. It sits below the newer Levoit Core 300S in the company's lineup, with an even more compact body and less powerful motor. It also lacks an air quality sensor, though it does support voice commands made through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and you can control it remotely using the VeSync smartphone app.

Our Verdict

7.2 Pets

The Levoit Core 200S is decent for pet owners. It does a good job of capturing the smallest of airborne particles, like cat dander, though it isn't the best option for larger spaces. It also operates quietly, which is good if your pet is sensitive to louder noises.

Pros
  • Highly compact design.
  • Companion app integration.
  • Effective at trapping smaller airborne particles.
Cons
  • Slow air cleaning rate.
  • No air quality sensor.
7.5 Bedroom

The Levoit Core 200S is a good option for bedrooms. Its compact size lets you set it up almost anywhere in your bedroom. It also operates reasonably quietly, especially at lower fan speeds, and it features a display-off function, so you won't have to deal with any small bright lights while trying to get some sleep. Conversely, the air purifier also features a night light function.

Pros
  • Highly compact design.
  • Fairly quiet operation.
  • Companion app integration.
Cons
  • Slow air cleaning rate.
  • No air quality sensor.
7.0 Air Purification

The Levoit Core 200S is decent for general use. It isn't ideal if you're looking for an air purifier that's well-suited to larger spaces. It has a fairly slow air cleaning rate, but its compact dimensions make it an ideal option for smaller rooms. While there's no air quality sensor that would allow for real-time fan speed adjustment, it can be controlled remotely using the VeSync companion app and is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for totally hands-free operation.

Pros
  • Highly compact design.
  • Companion app integration.
Cons
  • Slow air cleaning rate.
  • No air quality sensor.
  • 7.2 Pets
  • 7.5 Bedroom

Performance Usages

  • 7.0 Air Purification
  1. Updated Apr 22, 2024: Review published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

This air purifier is available in three color variants: 'Black,' 'Gray,' and 'Cream White.' We tested the 'Cream White' model.

Let us know in the comments if you come across another variant of this air purifier.

Compared To Other Air Purifiers

This is a basic, budget-friendly air purifier with a compact design. The Core 200S is smaller than the mid-range Levoit Core 300S and lacks that model's built-in air quality sensor that would allow for automatic fan speed adjustment. However, it does offer good overall filtration performance, particularly for such a compact device, and is well suited to use in smaller residences where saving space is important.

Levoit Core 300

The Levoit Core 300 and Levoit Core 200S each have their own advantages. The Core 300 is the bigger, more powerful machine that's a little more efficient in larger spaces. Meanwhile, only the Core 200S has Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to make remote settings adjustments or set operating schedules. 

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Body
Height 12.7" (32.2 cm)
Width 8.0" (20.4 cm)
Depth 8.0" (20.4 cm)
Weight
6.7 lbs (3.1 kg)
Power Cord Length 76.5" (194.4 cm)
Wheels
No
Design
Display And Control
Filter Change Indicator
Yes
Air Quality Sensor Auto Mode
No
Remote Control
No
App
Yes
Display On/Off
Yes
Timer Function
Yes
Number Of Fan Speeds
4

Tapping the 'Display Off' button turns off all of the device's indicator lights and the night light. On that subject, the night light features two levels of brightness.

The VeSync companion app also allows you to remotely adjust the fan speed, set operating schedules, and send filter replacement reminders.

Design
Filter Configuration
Filtration Layers
3 Stage
Activated Carbon
Pellets

This air purifier has a three-stage filter system comprised of an ultra-fine nylon pre-filter, a 'True HEPA filter,' and a High-Efficiency Activated Carbon filter. You'll only need to clean the pre-filter with a soft dusting brush every two to four weeks.

You'll need to replace this filter assembly every six to eight months, and you can find a replacement here.

Performance
7.0
Performance
Particle Filtration
Air Cleaning Rate
380 mยณ/Hour
Average Final 0.3 ยตm Concentration
80 particles/L
7.8
Performance
Noise
Noise @ Lowest Fan Speed
33.6dBA
Noise @ Highest Fan Speed
54.7dBA