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Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart Review

Extensive controls, smart home integration, and easy operation provide a trouble-free humidifier experience
Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart
Credit: Levoit
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Price:   $80 List | $79.99 at Amazon
Pros:  User-friendly interface, control through smartphone, easy to clean
Cons:  Expensive, average performance
Manufacturer:   Levoit
By Genaveve Bradshaw and Hale Milano  ⋅  Jun 20, 2022
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  • Humidifying Performance - 35% 6.0
  • Ease of Cleaning - 35% 9.0
  • Operating Cost - 15% 8.0
  • User Friendliness - 15% 9.8

Our Verdict

The Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart is one of our top choices for convenience thanks to its easy-to-use control buttons, a clear digital display, consistent performance, and key features that make operating and cleaning it a breeze. This convenience comes at a cost, though, as the purchase price is similar to other high-performing options. The Levoit hit our performance benchmarks but also stood out with its user-friendly interface, ease of cleaning and filling, and ability to pair with smartphones and smart home devices. If you're looking for a small home appliance that provides the benefit of a humidifier with minimal hassle or maintenance, this model is for you.

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Pros User-friendly interface, control through smartphone, easy to cleanPowerful, accurate humidistat prevents over-humidification, convenient remote control, easy to cleanInexpensive, easy to clean, easy to useExceptional output, low lifetime operating costsEasy to clean, self-regulating evaporative humidifying
Cons Expensive, average performanceSomewhat on the expensive sideNot the most powerful, no advanced featuresConfusing user interface, prolonged cleaning processRequires replacement filters, filter can get moldy if left unattended for too long
Bottom Line Extensive controls, smart home integration, and easy operation provide a trouble-free humidifier experienceA powerful model with all the bells and whistles you could want, perfect for those looking for high-end performanceThe perfect budget model for smaller rooms (less than 150 square feet)With excellent performance ratings and low operating costs, this is one of our favorite modelsThis is a good choice if you appreciate the simplicity of evaporative humidifying
Rating Categories Levoit Classic 300S... Levoit LV600HH Honeywell HUL520B Levoit Classic 200 Honeywell HCM-350
Humidifying Performance (35%)
6.0
9.0
5.0
8.0
6.2
Ease of Cleaning (35%)
9.0
7.0
8.0
6.5
8.5
Operating Cost (15%)
8.0
6.0
10.0
8.0
6.0
User Friendliness (15%)
9.8
8.0
7.5
6.0
7.0
Specs Levoit Classic 300S... Levoit LV600HH Honeywell HUL520B Levoit Classic 200 Honeywell HCM-350
Weight 4.3 Ibs 4.9 lbs 3.0 lbs 3.5 lbs 9.6 lbs
Dimensions 9.6" × 7.5" × 13.4" 11.3" x 7" x 10.5" 8.5" x 8.5" x 9.5" 13.8" x 7.8" x 5.8" 18.6" x 10.4" x 13"
Tank Capacity 1.2 gallons 1.6 gallons 0.5 gallons 1.1 gallons 1.0 gallons
Humidification Technology Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Ultrasonic Evaporative
Estimated Lifetime Cost $119 $159 $56 $99 $203
Estimated Annual Electricity Usage 65.7 kWh 65.7 kWh 43.8 kWh 87.6 kWh 87.6 kWh

Our Analysis and Test Results

The Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart offers multiple features enhancing the user experience and providing consistent performance. When it comes to convenience and usability, this model is one of our top choices, and has one of the highest overall performances model in our comprehensive testing process. However, other similarly priced options performed better at a high-end price point, although these may sacrifice ease of operation or cleaning. Read on to see where it shined in each of our individual test categories.

Performance Comparison



Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart humidifier
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Humidifying Performance


The Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart maintained a standard performance in our humidifying tests, with its mediocre maximum output balanced by a high consistency rating. It brought our 150 square foot (the size of an average bedroom) testing room to the ideal 45% relative humidity in 90 minutes. It reached a maximum humidity of 50.3% at the end of our testing period, placing it near the middle of our humidifier lineup. This model boasts many features common among other premium models, including a self-regulating humidistat that enables set-it-and-forget-it usage, without risk of oversaturating the air. You also have the option to add essential oils to an included aromatherapy pad, enabling it to perform as a double-duty diffuser.


According to manufacturer instructions, the Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart should be placed at least 12 feet from walls to avoid issues with the built-in humidity sensor. Our testers noticed a slightly higher reading from the built-in humidity sensor when compared to the industrial humidity meter used in our testing process.

Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart humidifier - the levoit classic 300s easily met our performance benchmarks but...
The Levoit Classic 300S easily met our performance benchmarks but was not a standout performer in raw power.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Ease of Cleaning


The Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart was a standout performer in its hassle-free cleaning, which earned it high marks thanks to a removable lid on the water tank that provided unfettered access to clean all areas of the tank with ease. The advantage of a removable lid enabled our testers to see and reach in and clean all the corners and crevices of the tank. Even our testers with larger hands had no issues reaching inside the tank for cleaning. This model was also the only one we tested that included a cleaning brush in the package, adding the ability to clean the tank more thoroughly.


The manual recommends never using a dishwasher, detergents, or immersing the base of the unit in water when cleaning. Instead, it instructs users to follow a detailed process involving swirling water in the tank and soaking components in a white vinegar solution for a total of 30-40 minutes. It took our testers a full 45 minutes, including the soaking time, to follow the instructions step by step. However, the fully accessible water tank and removable parts make it easy to access all areas that need to be cleaned.

The fully removable lid allows for complete access to the water...
The fully removable lid allows for complete access to the water reservoir.
The cleaning brush allows for easy cleaning of the Levoit Classic...
The cleaning brush allows for easy cleaning of the Levoit Classic 300S.

User Friendliness


Again, the Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart distinguished itself from competitors in its usability. It had near-perfect marks in our interface and controls evaluation and perfect marks in our refilling and emptying test.


The body of the Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart has four buttons controlling the power, sleep, light (two brightness settings), and intensity (auto, low, medium, and high). A digital screen in the center of the device displays the current humidity level, device settings, and, if empty, a no-water indicator.

Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart humidifier - individual control buttons and a digital screen display current...
Individual control buttons and a digital screen display current settings and enable easy operation.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

While this model does not come with a remote control, you can pair it to your smartphone via the VeSync app. The app is downloadable for free from your phone's app store. The app is straightforward to use, and after connecting to your Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart, you can control the light, intensity, timer, and scheduler, as well as view the current settings and humidity percentage from your smartphone. If enabled, the app will also send notifications to your phone when the device needs to be cleaned or refilled. If you're looking to expand your range of smart home devices, you will be pleased to find that the Levoit Classic 300S also pairs with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, enabling you to control humidifier settings with your voice.

Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart humidifier - the vesync app offers complete control of the levoit classic 300s...
The VeSync app offers complete control of the Levoit Classic 300S and can function as a remote control.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Filling and cleaning the 300S is easy, thanks to several key features and a unique design element. While the 1.2-gallon and 7.5-inch high water tank is larger than others, two recessed handles located on either side of the tank make carrying and holding it easy, even when full. Furthermore, thanks to the completely removable tank lid that yields a 6-inch opening at the top of the tank, it's easy to fill from most sinks. The top-filling nature prevents the need to ever flip the tank for filling or installation, and our testers were pleased to note no spills or splashes when carrying the full tank or reinstalling it on the base of the unit.

Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart humidifier - the levoit classic 300s's recessed handles and lid supported...
The Levoit Classic 300S's recessed handles and lid supported comfortable carrying of the tank without any splashes, even when full.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Operating Cost


The Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart is on the more expensive side of most models in our review.


Its power consumption is average and economical, using 0.03 kWh per hour — a middling performance for our annual electricity usage test.


Its higher than average list price is the main contributor to its overall operating cost performance, with an estimated lifetime cost of $119. In our opinion, this feels rather steep for a humidifier unless you don't expect to use it very often.


Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart humidifier - we loved the user-friendly and smart-home features of the levoit...
We loved the user-friendly and smart-home features of the Levoit Classic 300S.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Should You Buy the Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart?


Offering premium and ergonomic features, we feel the Levoit Classic 300S Ultrasonic Smart is a top choice for users who want a stress-free humidifying experience. If you're looking for an option that takes as little time as possible away from your day for programming, filling, and cleaning, this is the model for you.

What Other Humidifiers Should You Consider?


You might consider another model if you're shopping on a budget or are in the market for the most powerful version out there. This model is one of the more expensive that we tested and is less powerful than other products in our comparison. For a truly powerful and high-end humidifier, the Levoit LV600HH offers many of the same features with higher performance. For those on a budget, the Levoit Classic 200 is a full-sized model that will meet your needs and go easy on your wallet. For those who only need light humidification for a small area, the Honeywell HUL520B is a great choice that offers high performance in a smaller package at a smaller cost.

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