Philips AC3256/30 Air Purifier Review

Specifically designed to lower the level of allergy triggers, the Philips purifier helps you enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep thanks to highly innovative features. It delivers clean air at a rate of 367m3/Hr, capturing 99.9% of all bacteria and airborne particles such as pollen, pet hairs, dust and any other allergen.

Philips Air Purifier Review

philips air purifier review

What I like

  •  Great performance (high CADR)
  •  Silent operation
  •  Sturdy exterior
  •  Long lifespan

What I don’t like

  • Bigger and heavier than competition
  •  Quite expensive

What Are You Buying?

With the Philips air purifier, you are not just buying an appliance; you’re making your home safer and healthier for all residents. This especially applies to people who have hay fever, asthma or any breathing-related complications. Slightly heavier than your average purifier, the Philips weighs 10 Kg and measures 79.8 by 47.4 by 34cm. The 63.8dB purifier comes in white ABS Plastic, consuming 60 watts of power.

The purifier uses this sheer size and weight to provide the most sophisticated air filtration and purification technology in this century. It incorporates a VitaShield intelligent purification system that effectively eradicates 99.7% of all common airborne allergens and 99.99% bacteria and even viruses such as the H1N1. This includes particles ranging between 0.3 to 10 microns.

Quality wise, the interior houses an AC filter and an extra thick NanoProtect HEPA designed for state of the art purification and a much longer lifespan. The 367m3/Hr Clean air delivery rate can be applied effectively up to a 76 metres square room. This justifiably makes it more expensive than other purifiers.

With respect to noise levels, the Philips air purifier boasts of one of the most noiseless systems in the market. A night mode setting allows it to operate almost silently at night by reducing the speed of its fan and dimming its lights, enabling you to sleep entirely undisturbed. This also serves as a way to significantly minimise energy consumption.

  • Technology: HEPA + AC filter
  • Weight: 10kg
  • Size: 79.8 cm x 47.4 cm x 34 cm
  • CADR: 367 m3/h
  • Coverage: Up to a 76m2
  • Auto-off timer: Yes
  • Remote: No
  • Noise level: 63.8 dB

How Easy Is It To Use?

The purifier is certainly one of the easiest air purifiers to operate since its automated systems require almost no interaction. It works for a pre-set number of hours and automatically turns off after the set period. This allows users to decide whether to run it for one, four or eight hours.

In addition to full auto capabilities, the Philips can give an accurate reading of real-time indoor air quality feedback with its new AeraSense technology. This is an infrared sensor that shows the current quality of your air with a three stage coloured light indicator which is very simple to understand. Red is bad, purple means fair and blue shows excellent air quality.

Like any other appliance, the Phillips air purifier requires maintenance, albeit minimal. It has a small indicator that lets you know when it’s time to clean the filter. This is usually after a very long period of use.

However, if you use your purifier on a daily basis, regular cleaning and maintenance is required. It is also worth mentioning that the purifier is certified with the ECARF seal of quality, designating it as allergy friendly, and recommended for people breathing problems.

What Accessories Are Included?

Upon delivery and unpacking of your Phillips air purifier, you will find the following accessories in the box:

  • An air purifier
  • A user manual

Philips Air Purifier Key Features


  • It has an aesthetic and sturdy exterior.
  • It boasts of an unbeatable quiet operation.
  • It has an extremely long lifespan.
  • It has one of the most efficient air filtration.
  • It produces a clean, pleasant after smell.
  • It is easy to re-assemble.
  • It has full automation.


  • Bigger and heavier than most purifiers (10 kg).
  • More expensive to purchase and operate, but obviously you’re paying for quality.

Anything Else You Should Know?

The purifier is more suited to people with respiratory problems and those who require a consistently clean and pollutant free breathing environment. Since it effectively removes UFPs as small as 0.3 microns, you can breathe easy free from dust, pollen, bacteria, viruses and even harmful gases such as toluene, formaldehyde and TVOC.


Although bulky and expensive, the Philips air purifier uses every inch of its size to deliver higher quality performance. Malfunctions and breakdowns will be the least of your worries as it is built with durable components.

Also, by calculating your indoor pollution level, operation time and air flow in your home, the Philips purifier will give an accurate prediction of the filter lifetime. This makes it easier to know when it’s time to change the filter to keep your home free from allergens. All these properties make the Philips air purifier an expensive but reliable winner.

Where To Buy?

Philips Air Purifier Review
  • Performance
  • Comfort
  • Noise
  • Maintenance
  • Ease of Use


Although slightly heavier and bigger than its competitors, Philips AC3256/30 Air Purifier uses its sheer size and weight to provide the most sophisticated air filtration.

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