Philips AC1715 clean air for all sizes of homes (air purifier review)

The Philips AC1715 is part of an extensive range of well-made air purifiers that cover from 48m2 to over 100m2 is a new attractive cylindrical design.

Our review unit is the AC1715 using the new Philips Air+ app. Despite its diminutive size, it is capable of 300m3/h and rooms to 78m2 (8.8, x 8.8m).

Let’s look at the Philips air purifier range (all room sizes assume 2.4m ceilings)

  • 800-series for rooms up to 48m2 from $269
  • 800i-series 49m2 $299
  • 1000-series 78m2 $349
  • 1000i-series 63m2 from $349
  • New 1000i-series 78m2 from $449
  • 2000i-series 98m2 $599
  • 3000i-series 135m2 $799
  • 5000 series air purifier and dehumidifier 104m2 $999
  • Air Performer 7000 series 70m2 $799 (Dyson fan purifier style)

Most HEPA air purifiers can remove 99.97% of 3um (hair is about 70um) so we use Breathe easy this spring (air purifier guide) to review them.

Australian review: Philips AC1715 (1000i-series) air purifier

WebsiteProduct Page and Manual
FromHarvey Norman, David Jones, Bing Lee, Myer, JB Hi-Fi, Good Guys
Warranty2-year ACL
Country of originChina
CompanyPhilips (Est 1891) is a Dutch multinational with interests in lighting, consumer lifestyle, consumer healthcare, and commercial health equipment. This is from the Philips Domestic Appliance Division.
MoreCybershack’s Philips news and reviews

We use Fail (below expectations), Pass (meets expectations) and Exceed (surpasses expectations or is the class leader) against many of the items below. We occasionally give a Pass ‘+’ rating to show it is good but does not quite make it to Exceed.

You can click on most images for an enlargement.

First impression – fresh and modern – Pass+

It is a 360° air purifier that sucks air in from all around (I like this design as it is very space efficient) and expels it from the top. It is small at 273mm round x 486 (H) x about 4.1kg.

At the top is a touch control panel.

App – Pass+

While you don’t need an App to operate it, many Philips products now have companion Apps. It adds value by advising the Qir Quality Index for your location, PM 2.5 count and Allergy risk. It also allows for a smarter device than you can get with button operations. Thinks like schedule, voice assistants, IFTTT, filter life and more.

You can opt-out of any direct marketing contact.

Placement – Exceed

As it is a 360° filter, you can place it anywhere as long as it is not flush with a wall. Like all 360°, it is best in the centre of the action.

CADR and area – Pass+

The Philips range covers small to large rooms. The Philips AC1715 has a 300m3/h CADR and is rated up to 78m2 (8.8 x 8.8m).

A typical room has a 2.4m ceiling

  • 3 x 3m – 22m3
  • 5 x 5m – 60m3
  • 5 x 10m – 120m3
  • 10 x 10m – 240m3

CADR of at least two times air turnover per hour means it can handle larger rooms quite well.

Fan Speeds/noise/Power Watts – Pass+

It has

  • Auto – varies
  • Sleep – 20dB – 3W
  • Fan one – 30db – 5W
  • Fan two – 40dB – 15W
  • Turbo – 53dB – 25W

These are all well within limits and won’t affect sleep. Power use is negligible.

Filter – Pass+

It is an all-in-one filter model FY1700/30 that includes the pre-filter, HEPA 13 MERV rating and Activated carbon layers. It suggests replacement at 8000 hours (one year of 24/7 use). Replacement costs approx. $110, and it is readily available at retailers and online.

You should note that all Philips replacement filters are very well-priced.

You can gently vacuum the filter to extend its life. A red filter light shows when the filter is at the end of its life.

CyberShack’s view – Philips AC1715 (1000i-series) air purifier is good value and a good performer

This is a no-nonsense, great-price air purifier with an optional App that adds quite a lot of value by showing AQI and enabling voice assistance.

It, and the rest of the Philips range, get our unreserved buy recommendation.

  • Features: 85 if you add the Apps value
  • Value: 90 – well-priced
  • Performance: 85 – it lacks any air agitation mechanism, so it only draws from nearby air
  • Ease of Use: 90 with the App
  • Design: 85 – will fit in anywhere, but the 360° design means its best placed centrally

Philips AC1715 intelligent air purifier








Ease of Use





  • No-nonsense air purifier with App smarts
  • Will handle larger rooms than specified
  • Reasonable replacement filter costs
  • App adds great value via AQI


  • None really