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Xiaomi Mi Smart Air Purifier 3 $224.10 Delivered @ Mi Official Store via Amazon AU

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Better than the previous GShopper Australia deal and with cashback through Cashrewards/Shopback etc.

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  • +3 votes

    What's the difference between this "3" and the one on their website "3H"?

    • +7 votes

      This one is actually a 3H (according to the Q&A: https://www.amazon.com.au/ask/questions/Tx1PEG5DJL97TY4/). Also there is no real difference, the 3 is the Chinese version and the 3H is the 'Global' one (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/8341164/redir).

      Also unlike GShopper deal, this should come with a proper Australian plug (and not just an adaptor).

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        Also of note the cord they use is a pretty standard "figure 8" plug - relatively easy and cheap to source a replacement instead of using plug adaptors which are not great. Also when using the app (or using the app to setup the purifier as a google home service) the Chinese version (3) needs to be connected to the MiHome app while logged in to the China region otherwise the app will be unable to find the purifier. Apparently Chinese and international versions can only communicate with the app (and subsequently google home) when set to the appropriate region due to some server reason.

        Of course these notes only apply to Chinese version (which you are likely to get outside of buying through mi-store-au), the international version through the official stock channel (mi-store-au or pcbyte only) doesn't have these problems - comes with AU power cord and worked flawlessly for me setting up on the app.

    • -4 votes

      H Is like a cut down version. It has no screen etc

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        TLDR: GET THE 3H

        2H is a cutdown version of 2S. 3H is a new version of the 2S. The number refers to the generation, the H is for HEPA (2H and 3H are the only ones that ship with the H13 filter, though all are compatible with the new filter).

        3H is similar/same dimensions as 2S and retains the particle sensor and dimmable OLED display. It has a completely reworked fan and ducting for significantly more flow and subsequently CADR and area covered. At the time I bought my 3H for $279 it had the lowest cost per area covered, at this price i'd be surprised if it didn't gain even more ground here against the other models. This is the best model in terms of features and coverage that comes with the H13 filter. If you want a H13 filter and this is big enough for you it is the one to get. Otherwise get the Pro and a H13 separate ($45-90) or a 2S (waste of time and money imo, when you add a H13 you're similar priced to the superior 3H).

        The naming convention is a little confusing.

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    is this unit the best value in terms of servicing/maintaining filters cost etc?

    what is room coverage? I assume a single room, not majority of the house right?

    • +2 votes

      definitely not whole house for this size. I don't have the exact figures but it's a single room.

      the HEPA filter it comes with is not widely available at the moment. Hard to say if maintenance will be cheap. But you can buy existing anti-formaldehyde filters from Kogan for $35 + shipping.

      The 2S is a bit cheaper than this if you can find it on special. I bought it for about $155 but I haven't seen it at that price since ebay switched to "eligible" items. The difference between 2S and 3 in functionality is not much.

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        Is it better to wait for 2S deal and save the money since there's not much difference between that and the more expensive 3?

        Sorry this was a question

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          there are small improvements in the 3, namely slightly wider coverage.

          https://www.gadgetdetail.com/mi-air-purifier-3-vs-mi-air-pur...
          https://www.gearbest.com/blog/new-gear/xiaomi-mijia-air-puri...

          You will have to decide for yourself whether those upgrades are worth the premium.

        • +1 vote

          I have both the 2S and the 3H. The 3H can filter more air at maximum mode than the 2S, is notably quieter than the 2S at an equivalent air volume, and is also capable of a much lower minimum filter volume/fan speed. In my opinion the 3H is worth it if you intend to use it in a bedroom and you can't tolerate the sound of a fan on all night every night, or if you have a very large open area you want to use it in and need the higher volume. The 3H also has manual low/medium/high settings you can select directly on the device, which the 2S doesn't have, so you can use most of it without connecting it to your WiFi or using any app if you don't want to deal with the server region locking the app has. Neither devices will filter a whole house because it can't filter air far away in other rooms through doorways & around corners, same as how a pedestal fan only circulates air in one room, but it's not too heavy to move from the bedroom to the living room and back every day.

          My opinion is the 3H is definitely an improvement over the 2S, but it would depend on the price difference between the 2S and the 3H if you think it's worth it or not.

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            @riumplus:

            The 3H also has manual low/medium/high settings you can select directly on the device, which the 2S doesn't have

            My 2S has Low (sleep), Auto, and Favorite (by default set to high) which you can cycle through on the device itself. You don't need an app to cycle through them. If your air is clean, Auto will be at low speed which is already inaudible.

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              @lostn: The 3H has those modes but it also has manual "low" "medium" and "high" modes to select from, with "low" being a bit higher than the normal silent mode. Basically it gives you more power levels you can manually select between without having to use the app, which frees up your favourite level so it can be something other than high.

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            @riumplus: Thanks for making it clearer. I love in a small bedroom and dun mind the sound. Think I’ll wait for a deal for the 2S especially if it’s about $100 cheaper.

      • +1 vote

        There is 3 different filters for these

    • +4 votes

      The HEPA-13 filter in this is under $50: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/520038

      It'll do 380m³/hour (on max) which works to be roughly a room 26m²-45m² in size, so it depends on the size of your house…

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        how often require to replace the filter too?

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          They say 6-12 months, but if you only use it during summer say then it should last longer. It provides a % filter remaining too, so you'll know when it needs changing.

          • +3 votes

            @f4te: Others have successfully reported cleaning the filter via vacuuming or with compressed air, then putting it back in using alfoil to cover the rfid tag on the bottom of the filter that reports to the main unit when it thinks it is 'full'.

  • +7 votes

    FYI a lot of people here would have existing Xiaomi Smart Home products designated for Mainland China. I bought an official Australian unit and can't add it to my existing smart home devices because my app has Mainland China as it's region.

    In order to control devices from different regions, I need to sign out and back in again, specifying a different region OR use a parallel app solution.

    In the end I swapped with my sister who bought from Gearbest.

    • +1 vote

      do they allow you to select Aus as the region now?

      When I set it up it wasn't an option, and nothing worked unless you selected mainland China anyway.

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      this!!! Such a PITA that i ended up configuring my iPad for using the Aussie products and kept the Mainland China ones on my iPhone. Defo not the best solution.

      • +1 vote

        I'll eventually get on to Home Assistant, which I'm hoping won't care about app region once the device is set up.

        • +1 vote

          I've got the 2 on HA, shouldn't matter as I think it's LAN control but you will need to get your device token which is generated when it's added to the app.

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      I have two 2s. It didn’t get linked to the existing Mi home last year when I bought but last night I found that it now connects to the app and I can remotely control the machines through app. Try today and let ozbargainers know.

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      If on Android you can use something like Clone app to run dual versions of a single app. I did this with Xiaomi home and had two versions for different servers.

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      For iOS Mi home app allow switching region without signing out

      But android XiaoMi Home app required resignin after changing region

      For me, I ended up using my iPhone for mainland server and Android for Australia server

      I only got the 2 robot S50 that are global version, everything else such as air purifier, light bulb, wifi socket etc are China version

      Besides, for simple control of XiaoMi products simply connect with google assistant and you can control them via google home app or google home voice command as well
      Eg. Ok google, turn on my Mi Robot

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      Yeah had that problem with my toothbrush. Lucky it's pointless to connect a toothbrush, but I haven't changed anything so I can see this getting a problem if I get the China one - which I will because I got the connections

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    Does this clean out the coronavirus?

    • +2 votes

      Nope, they're smaller than the 0.3 microns this filter can apparently get down to.

      • +1 vote

        its not a aresol airborne virus. its in droplets of saliva and contact with people who have it.

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      it will. because they now that the virus isnt airborne. its travels on droplets in spit ect.
      bit if u want to really make sure. get a air purifier with UV

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    I just bought from the last deal, ohwell! The cashback would of been sweet!

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      I'm in the same boat as you. AU Plug and Cashback as well is what we missed out on.

  • +2 votes

    I’m new to air purifiers. How frequent do you change the filters?(e.g. for this model)?

    (I saw from another post that it should be around 8-12 months… does it work like that for most air purifiers) Tq.

  • +2 votes

    Both myself and a friend have the Pro model. It does the job but auto mode never works properly. It always says the air is totally clean when it isn’t, so you need to set it to manual and turn it up.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah that's the one downside, it thinks a reading of 75 or below is good even though here that's considered "unhealthy for all". You can use the app and program in some automation though to turn them on if readings get above a certain level.

    • +2 votes

      Have you tried to pass wind in front of it to see if it turns itself on or not? You know just to see how it defines clean….

  • +1 vote

    They probably kept stocking these in for the bushfires, but then the sudden rains and floods has killed all the demand. Now they're trying to clear excess stock.

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    first time getting one, are they hard to setup/maintain with the filters and stuff?

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    Just bought one!

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    How do we use it? Can we run it 12 hours or what.

  • +1 vote

    I like mine, but it phones home to Ali Cloud in Singapore constantly. Transfers a couple megabytes during the course of a week.

    • +3 votes

      God I'm sick of this IoT era.

      Can I just have a damn fan without worries it's aggregating my data for sneaky Chinese companies.

      I'm sure it's just "harmless metrics", given China's stellar track record with human rights and data security.

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        Agreed. The filters have RFI chips too. I wonder what happens when it thinks the filter has 0% remaining. Reminds me of printer inks

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    Better deal than eBay ones too!!!

  • +1 vote

    This or Dyson purifier in terms of quality?

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      Wondering this also ~

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      The Dyson is a fan which includes a purifier for clean air flow. This is designed to cleanse a room. Different use cases.
      Lot of reviews out there and Dyson ranks low for the purifying function. If your environment is relatively clean and you don't mind high cost of ownership the Dyson might suit you. Or you just don't have physical space for a fan+dedicated purifier.

  • +1 vote

    Do we need air purifiers except for bushfires?

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      I also bought one during bush fire, not sure if it’s useful in other times unless to absorb smoke made in the kitchen occasionally.

    • +2 votes

      Also good for pollen if you suffer from hay fever

      You'd be amazed too how much stuff gets in the air when you're stovetop frying as well. If you overcook your steak this can get the room cleared faster than opening all the windows.

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      Yes, it grabs dust, smoke etc. Definitely can be helpful. Pollen is the big one.

  • -1 vote

    I just can't trust the quality and reliability.

    • +4 votes

      99% of the electrical appliances ar made in China and xiaomi is their top brand,
      if u don't trust them then what can u trust this days ?

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      massively cheaper than the other brands, now available with 1yr warranty, performed great for many in bushfire smoke - what more do you want? Imo get this or shell out $600+ for a Winix. Dyson is overpriced for the coverage area, phillips and breville perform terribly.

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      Ah so says the racist (profanity)

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    Price has gone up?

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    Had my mind set on the Philips AC1215 and just waiting on a sale, but interesting to see the comparison.
    https://www.digit.in/compare/air-purifier/xiaomi-mi-air-puri...

    Anyone with the Philips able to comment about this?

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    Anyone in ACT recently purchased a "Pro"?
    I threw out the box and my wife wants the box now to pack it away into storage… Will buy the box & packaging off you! DM me please!

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    Just had my order cancelled…

    We're very sorry to inform you that we won't be able to fulfill one or more items from the following order(s) due to a technical error.

    Also according to Amazon…

    "This order is part of a bulk cancellation for FBA items made at the request of the seller."

    So looks like a few others are going to be in the same position? Must've run out of promotional stock, even though it's still in stock…

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    Does this unit generate Negative ions and have Activated Carbon Filter like the AROVEC Mini Desktop Air Purifier
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Purifier-Activated-temperature-ind...

    And I think the Phillips one has a negative ions creation and carbon filter too? Anyone know how all this compares to this Xiaomi unit?
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Philips-Purifier-1000-AC1215-70/dp...

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      Negative Ions is a Goop Lap level idea that should not influence what product you buy. I believe the carbon filter is based on what filter you install in your Mi Air 3

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        The hepa filter included with the 3H incorporates a carbon filter. I believe the other replacement types do as well.

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