Water is life spring, 60%-70% human body is composed of water, and every single day human body requires 2-2.5L water. As industry and urbanization advance, our water resources are badly polluted and this results in many diseases. So we have to take this seriously and solve it.
Water purification technology is advancing very fast, more and more families have their own water purifiers or way to get purified water. And of course there are many water purifiers available on market, some excellent, some bad, some expensive, some cheap, some are easy to install, some are difficult to install. It has now become an important question that how to choose the right wate purifier. So we are going to review Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II and hope to give users something for reference.
Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II is made by Yunmi, a Xiaomi company. Yunmi launched Water Purifier I last year, and launches Water Purifier II this year. The Mi Water Purifier I is designed to place atop the cupboard, and the Mi Water Purifier II is designed to place beneath the cupboard, except this difference, both generations look almost same. Of course, Mi Water Purifier II is not just designed to be beneath the cupboard that simple, it is more than we imagine. It not just features more advanced water purification technology, but also generates much less wasted water at faster pace.
The Mi Water Purifier II Package List: Water Purifier II * 1, PP Foam Filter * 1, Coconut shell activated Carbon Filter * 1, RO Anti-penetration Filter * 1, Backward Coconut shell activated Carbon Filter * 1 and a box of accessories: Stainless steel faucet * 1, 3 way Ball Valve * 1 etc.
Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II goes with different and more accessories so that users don’t need to buy them separately. This saves users time and effort.
Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II and Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier I differ in water output. The Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier I requires users to manually choose tap-water and purified water. The Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II only output purified water, which is simpler.
The faucet that goes with the Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II shows great manufacturing details, and looks pretty good. Xiaomi claims the Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II applies 304 stainless steel that obeys China’s GB18145 Standards.
The faucet is not the most common-seen one. This faucet has indicators at the bottom as shown above. The blue color means normal water, but orange colors means abnormal water, and the flashing orange color means flushing. This flashing feature makes Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II more savvy.
In order to help users save more work, a 3 way ball valve comes in.
The filters on Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II are same as those on Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier I.
As it is 4-level filter, the first level is high quality PP foam filte, the second level is coconut shell carbon filter, the third level is RO anti-peneration filter and the fourth level is backward coconut shell carbon filter. A 4 level filter set makes the water more purified and taste better. It is estimated that the first level filter for $10 should be replaced every 3 months, so the annual cost is $40; the second level filter for $11 should be replaced every 6 months, so the annual cost is $22; the third level filter for $78 should be replaced every 18 months, so the annual cost is $52; the fourth level filter for $11.5 should be replaced every 6 months, so the annual cost is $23. The total annual cost is $137. This cost should vary based on how often and how much it is used.
Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II almost remains the design of the first generation, no matter the indicators, the logo etc. The small differences are noted in 2 places. One is the cover for the filter set, the color for Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier I is grey, and the color for the II is light blue. The other difference is the indicator wire.
It is easy to get Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II installed, users can follow the user guide. One thing should be noted here is the filterset will cough for 2 times during installment, and it means the filterset is installed correctly.
Here is when the filterset is installed.
We get Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II installed without any expert guiding us. Hereafter follows the photos showing how the expert does.
Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II requires 10 minutes to flush and clean the filterset after installment, like Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier I, and then it can be used normally. Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II output purifiered water faster and with less wasted water.
Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II can even be managed through the Xiaomi Smart Home App.
The Xiaomi Smart Home App will alert user of a new device found, and then user just pair or link it accordlingly. User may need to reset the WiFi settings for Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II for the first installment.
The App not only shows the TDS value, but also shows the purification status, the filterset remaining, the tap-water volume and purified water generated etc.
In order to show the main differences between the Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II and the I, we will use 2 bottles of 500ml, one for the purified water, one for the wasted water.
The wasted water generated by Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II is one third less than that by the Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier I.
The left is the wasted water generated by Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier I, the right is by Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II.
We use TDS pen to test the water quality for the water generated by Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II and I, and a purchased spring water. The result shows both the water of Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier I and the purchased scores 8ppm for TDS, while Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II scores 3ppm for TDS.
Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II is priced at 1999 Yuan ($313), and available on Mi.com in China. If anyone interested in Xiaomi Mi Water Purifier II, the best way to get it is Amazon.