Coway AP-1012GH Quick Review

Not a very popular model in the air purifier industry, Coway AP-1012GH is nonetheless well-fixed together with perfect balance in terms of air flow distribution and practical features. With majority of the owner raving bout Coway AP-1012GH filtration performance and usability. What can this 4-stage filtration air purifier achieve than the other more established and renowned air purifiers in the market? Read through our Coway AP-1012GH review below.
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Coway AP-1012GH Specification

ProductCoway AP-1012GH
35 x 62.8 x 21.9 in
(88.9 x 159.5 x 55.6 cm)
Weight16.8 lb (7.6 kg)
Coverage (up to)256 sq. ft. (24 m2)
Dust free (CADR)165 cfm (280 m3/h)
Pollen free (CADR)165 cfm (280 m3/h)
Smoke free (CADR)165 cfm (280 m3/h)
Airflow speed
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
HEPA filter
3 year
+- 54.99
Carbon filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Carbon Filter
1 year
19. 99
Ionizer/ TechnologiesIonizer
UV-light/ PCO
Other filter
All-in-one filter
- Lifespan
- Replacement cost ($)
Optional/ Addon
Noise level30 - 51 dB
Power consumption88 W
Timer/ Scheduler1, 4, 8 hours
More color options
Auto mode
Air qualityAQ indicator
Filter change indicator
Wi-Fi/ BTBluetooth
Remote control
Child lock
Warranty3 years
Email/ Phone support
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Key features

  • 4-stage filtration
  • Permanent pre-filter
  • Long-lasting 3-years HEPA filter
  • Carbon filter
  • Optional Ionizer
  • 3 speed + Auto mode
  • Front Air quality indicator that changes color based on room air quality
  • 3 pre-set timer (1, 4, 8 hours)
  • 3 years warranty

Coway AP-1012GH review

  • Covers all ground with its comprehensive 4-stage filtration.
  • Above average CADR and purifying coverage.
  • Ionizer is an optional feature that can be disable.
  • HEPA filter can last to an amazing 3 years lifespan.
  • Auto mode and timer comes standard in the unit.
  • Up to 3 years warranty.
  • Loud fan noise at high speed.
  • No way to disable the front circle air quality indicator light.
  • Poor support with limited information on website and customer service.
Coway AP-1012GH dimension
35 x 62.8 x 21.9 in
(88.9 x 159.5 x 55.6 cm)
Coway AP-1012GH weight
16.8 lb (7.6 kg)

Featuring a standout black gloss exterior, most owners that we know of are happy with Coway AP-1012GH Smart inside out. Not only you will be fascinated by the modernly designed exterior, there is a front circle AQI (air quality indicator) that will change color according to the room air quality. Likewise controls are located at front, just underneath the AQI that allows easy fan speed change, ionizer activation, timer and filter reset. Inside the air purifier you will find a 4-stage filtration that consist of a pre-filter, HEPA filter, carbon filter and Ionizer. Last but not least, Coway AP-1012GH Smart is also ENERGY STAR rated, AHAM certified and comes with 3 years warranty.

Airflow effectiveness and purifying coverage

Coway AP-1012GH Smart is an average priced air purifier so naturally it has an average purifying coverage and airflow delivery rate. It can cover medium sized room like dining area, office or master bedroom. CADR for dust, pollen and smoke also return at a satisfying level. Carrying on with the purifying performance, Coway AP-1012GH Smart advanced 4-stage purifying provide comprehensive filtration against air-borne particles within its radius. Any kind of airborne contaminants and allergens example pollen, mold, dust mite and pet dander would be contained by the air purifier and hinder from further distributing.

Noise level and power consumption

Not the most quiet unit you would find, Coway AP-1012GH Smart will generates little to loud noise that could be annoying for some. Noise level is quite soft at low fanspeed, average at medium fanspeed and needless to say loud at high fanspeed. Put next with fairly identical range household appliances, the noise level generated is comparable to a shaver.

As for power consumption, ENERGY STAR Coway AP-1012GH Smart electricity usage is at minimal to modest level determined by the operating fanspeed. When compare with other hNERGY STAR household appliances, Coway AP-1012GH Smart all-round power usage is also relatively modest.

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Final thoughts on Coway AP-1012GH Smart

In short, if you do not mind the few cons listed below, Coway AP-1012GH Smart is a fantastic air purifier that would impressive you both in and out. Do note at the date this post is revised, Coway AP-1012GH Smart is listed as discontinued model so limited availability is expected.

Covered against
Coway AP-1012GH VS Dust



Coway AP-1012GH VS Pollen



Coway AP-1012GH VS Hair

Hair/ Pet hair


Coway AP-1012GH VS Dust mite

Dust mites


Coway AP-1012GH VS Mold/ Mildew

Mold/ Mildew


Coway AP-1012GH VS Pet dander

Pet dander


Coway AP-1012GH VS Virus/ Germ

Virus/ Germ


Coway AP-1012GH VS Tobacco smoke

Tobacco smoke


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Coway AP-1012GH VS Smoke/ Gas

Smoke/ Gas


Coway AP-1012GH VS Odor



Coway AP-1012GH 4-stage filtration and purifying applicable area is fantastic when pit against allergens, microorganisms. It is highly effective on household airborne contaminants e.g. hair, dust. On one hand against micron-size contaminants, Coway AP-1012GH 3 speed airflow intake/ outtake + is remarkable at catching dust mites, pollen, mold, spores, mildew, fungi, germs and pet dander.  On odors and smokes, Coway AP-1012GH filtration is inadequate in coping with chemicals, cooking odors, detegent odors, VOCs, tobacco smokes, cigarette, radon and ammonia.

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