Philips AC3256/60
Air Purifier

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Price Tier
High
CADR m3/hour
367
No of filtration Stages
3
Room Size
up to 95 m2

What are we looking at?

The Philips AC3256/60 air purifier is a high-performance, premium air purifier in the top pricing tier. This is a powerful air purifier that is extremely effective at delivering clean, filtered air at a superior speed.

Able to handle huge spaces of up to 95 m/2, the Philips AC3256/60 air purifier can clean 99% of bacteria within 1 hour. It comes fitted with a 3 stage filtration process as follows; Preliminary Filter, Carbon Activated Filter and True HEPA Filter. If you’re not sure what these mean, check out our filter gide here!

How loud is it?

The Philips AC3256/60 air purifier has 3 modes of operation which are; General, Allergen and Sleep mode. On sleep mode the lights dim and the noise is reduced to just 33db. This is quiet enough to operate whilst sleeping without being disturbed in the night and is comparable to noise levels in a library. General mode can be used during the day without distracting the user from other daily activities and we would suggest using Allergen mode when rapid filtration is needed. 

Design

The Philips AC3256/60 air purifier is the largest on our list, measuring 80 x 48 x 34cm. Despite this, we believe it is one of the best looking, with a slightly futuristic, high tech feel. The user interface is controlled with touch-sensitive buttons and large numerical displays which are very easy to read.

A huge advantage of this air purifier is that it comes with an inbuilt air quality monitor which displays real-time PM2.5 data so that the user can monitor the quality of the air at all times. Stand-a-lone monitors like this usually cost over £100 on their own. 

Room Coverage

The Philips AC3256/60 air purifier can handle large spaces of up to 95 m/2 or around 1020 ft/2. Is it here that this air purifier stands out from the rest. If used in smaller spaces this machine would be extremely efficient, cleaning the air rapidly.

Working in parellel with the inbuilt air quality sensor, the Philips AC3256/60 air purifier can react automatically to changes in air quality. Boosting filtration when pollution increases and reducing power when the air is low in contaminants. It is extra features like these that, for us, justify the premium price tag.

Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR)

The Philips AC3256/60 air purifier has a CADR of 367 m3/hour which beats the other air purifiers on our list hands down. This is by far the highest CADR in our top 6 and it’s this performance which helps justify the premium price. If you’re not sure what we mean by CADR, check out our guide here!

If you have the budget to accommodate this device then it is certainly one of the best air purifiers available on the market today. The exceptional CADR rating, inbuilt air quality monitor with automatic reaction to the air quality around it sets the  Philips AC3256/60 air purifier apart from it’s competition!

Verdict


  • Real time air quality monitor

    Displays live PM2.5 data

  • Excellent CADR Rating

    Can clean 99% of bacteria within 1 hour

  • Reactive to air quality

    Will boost power automatically with increases in detected pollution

  • In the top pricing tier

    Premium air purifier with a premium price tag

  • Largest air purifier on our list

    A larger machine to accommodate the extra power


Comparison Table

Levoit Air Purifier with True HEPA & Active Carbon Filters, Compact Purifiers Filtration with Night Light, No Ozone, PM Eliminator Cleaner for Allergies, Home, Pets Dander, Smokers, Cooking, LV-H132
Pro Breeze 5-in-1 Air Purifier - True HEPA Filter, Active Carbon, Cold Catalyst & Negative Ion Generator - Allergies, Smoke, Mold, Dust, Odours, Germs, Pets, Pollen (CADR 218, 430 sq ft)
Vax AP02 Air Purifier, White
Honeywell HPA710WE Premium Air Purifier True HEPA Allergen Remover with Smart LED Air Quality Sensor, 33 W
Philips AC3256/60 Air Purifier Anti-Allergen with NanoProtect S3 Filter, 60 W
Title
Levoit Air Purifier
Pro Breeze Air Purifier
Vax AP02 Air Purifier
Honeywell HPA710WE
Philips AC3256/60 Air Purifier
Description
Levoit Air Purifier with True HEPA & Active Carbon Filters, Compact Purifiers Filtration with Night Light, No Ozone, PM Eliminator Cleaner for Allergies, Home, Pets Dander, Smokers, Cooking, LV-H132
Pro Breeze 5-in-1 Air Purifier - True HEPA Filter, Active Carbon, Cold Catalyst & Negative Ion Generator - Allergies, Smoke, Mold, Dust, Odours, Germs, Pets, Pollen (CADR 218, 430 sq ft)
Vax AP02 Air Purifier, White
Honeywell HPA710WE Premium Air Purifier True HEPA Allergen Remover with Smart LED Air Quality Sensor, 33 W
Philips AC3256/60 Air Purifier Anti-Allergen with NanoProtect S3 Filter, 60 W
Price
£101.77
from £24.99
£129.00
£375.99
£348.99
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
742 Reviews
110 Reviews
103 Reviews
31 Reviews
168 Reviews
Automatic Timer
Air Quality Sensor
CADR
68 m3/hour
218 m3/hour
129+ m3/hour
187 m3/hour
367 m3/hour
Room Size
86 ft/hour
45 m2/hour
87 m2/hour
50+ m2/hour
95 m2/hour
Levoit Air Purifier with True HEPA & Active Carbon Filters, Compact Purifiers Filtration with Night Light, No Ozone, PM Eliminator Cleaner for Allergies, Home, Pets Dander, Smokers, Cooking, LV-H132
Title
Levoit Air Purifier
Description
Levoit Air Purifier with True HEPA & Active Carbon Filters, Compact Purifiers Filtration with Night Light, No Ozone, PM Eliminator Cleaner for Allergies, Home, Pets Dander, Smokers, Cooking, LV-H132
Price
£101.77
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
742 Reviews
Automatic Timer
Air Quality Sensor
CADR
68 m3/hour
Room Size
86 ft/hour
Pro Breeze 5-in-1 Air Purifier - True HEPA Filter, Active Carbon, Cold Catalyst & Negative Ion Generator - Allergies, Smoke, Mold, Dust, Odours, Germs, Pets, Pollen (CADR 218, 430 sq ft)
Title
Pro Breeze Air Purifier
Description
Pro Breeze 5-in-1 Air Purifier - True HEPA Filter, Active Carbon, Cold Catalyst & Negative Ion Generator - Allergies, Smoke, Mold, Dust, Odours, Germs, Pets, Pollen (CADR 218, 430 sq ft)
Price
from £24.99
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
110 Reviews
Automatic Timer
Air Quality Sensor
CADR
218 m3/hour
Room Size
45 m2/hour
Vax AP02 Air Purifier, White
Title
Vax AP02 Air Purifier
Description
Vax AP02 Air Purifier, White
Price
£129.00
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
103 Reviews
Automatic Timer
Air Quality Sensor
CADR
129+ m3/hour
Room Size
87 m2/hour
Honeywell HPA710WE Premium Air Purifier True HEPA Allergen Remover with Smart LED Air Quality Sensor, 33 W
Title
Honeywell HPA710WE
Description
Honeywell HPA710WE Premium Air Purifier True HEPA Allergen Remover with Smart LED Air Quality Sensor, 33 W
Price
£375.99
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
31 Reviews
Automatic Timer
Air Quality Sensor
CADR
187 m3/hour
Room Size
50+ m2/hour
Philips AC3256/60 Air Purifier Anti-Allergen with NanoProtect S3 Filter, 60 W
Title
Philips AC3256/60 Air Purifier
Description
Philips AC3256/60 Air Purifier Anti-Allergen with NanoProtect S3 Filter, 60 W
Price
£348.99
Prime Status
Star Rating
Reviews
168 Reviews
Automatic Timer
Air Quality Sensor
CADR
367 m3/hour
Room Size
95 m2/hour