Best RO water purifiers in India under 15000 (2019)

Best RO water purifiers in India under 15000 (2019)

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There are many water purifier brands in India, enough to confuse you. So if you ask me which is the best water purifier brand in India in 2019, my top pick would be Havells brand. Even though Havells introduced their water purifier line in mid-2018, I believe it is a quality product backed by a strong service support. I have been personally using it and I am very satisfied with it. Kent is the market leader and naturally makes the cut among Top 3. I would also recommend the virtually unheard brand, Nasaka.  I have also consciously left out some well known brands such as Pureit because either the service or the product quality is not up to the mark. I will never recommend to you something that I will never buy for myself.

 Water purifiers come in many varieties, most common which is just RO or RO+UV (ultra violet). This could be very confusing to the buyer, especially with plenty of choices available in the market. Water purifiers with RO+UV is slightly expensive compared to only RO purifiers.

Criteria to keep in mind before purchasing a water purifier:

  • Source of water
  • After sales-service
  • Cost (Initial and maintenance)
  • Storage capacity
  • Warranty
Since, cost is one of the top 5 factors, we will help you to find the best water purifier in India that fits your budget while keeping your family healthy.

Please read Best Water Purifier Guide in India (2019): Do you really need it? Truth revealed before proceeding with this article to know what are the important things to keep in mind before buying a water purifier.

We understand that most people are busy to read detailed reviews. Hence, we have prepared a comparison table which shows top 5 water purifiers including key features and their rating

If you would still like to read detailed reviews, please use the navigation from the below table of contents to read reviews of only the product you are interested in. 

You should also check our

1) Top 5 water purifiers under Rs 10K and 

2) Top 5 gravity water purifiers in India


Product
Key Features
Our Rating
1. Havells Max, 7L
Havells water purifier

1. Corner, wall mount or table top


2. Pre-filter included


3. 7-stage purification


4. Error alerts and indicators available

2. Kent Ace Mineral, 7L
Kent Ace water purifier

1. In-built TDS controller


2. Filter change and UV failure alarms


3. 3-years service included

3. Livpure Envy Plus, 7L
LivPure Envy Plus

1. 7-stage purification


2. Tray to place glass


3. Pre-filter included


4. TDS upto 2000

4. Havells Pro, 7L
Havells Pro

1. Corner, wall mount or table top


2. Pre-filter included


3. 6-stage purification


4. Error alerts and indicators available

5. Nasaka Tulip S2, 8L
Nasaka Tulip S2

1. Adds back minerals and maintains pH


2. TDS upto 2000


3. Cartridge replacement indicator


4. 6-stage purification

Our work does not end with helping you to select the best water purifier! We want you to know what happens next. Please see the below review.
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1. Havells Max RO + UV, 7L

Havells water purifier

Havells introduced its line of water purifiers just few months ago and they are already garnering good reviews from customers. Havells introduced 5 RO+UV models and one UV model under its water purifier line.

It boasts of enhanced features such as adding trace minerals, adjusts pH and revitalizes water molecules. It performs these through additional cartridges besides carbon and sediment filters.

Havells water purifiers do not need a separate external pre-filter. They all come fitted with Membrane Performance Enhancer internally which performs the same function as a pre-filter.

Check this detailed video on service and maintenance of Havells water purifiers, a video by FilterKart.  

PROS
  • 7-stage purification process
  • Designed to fit well in corners or on a wall or table top
  • Error alerts for UV and pump failure
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    Process indicators such as tank full alerts
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    Auto corrects pH level and adds trace minerals
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    Does not need separate pre-filter
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    Includes 1-year extended warranty at a small price
CONS
  • Traditionally seen as electrical company, new entrant to water purifier
  • ​Maintenance cost is relatively high . You need to buy extended warranty or spend separately for consumables. Maintenance would cost roughtly Rs 5,000 per year



2. Kent Ace Mineral RO+UV+UF, 7L

Kent Ace water purifier

Kent is the market leader when it comes to water purifiers. They have a wide range of products at all price points.

Kent Ace has a compact design and best suited for wall mounting, either with or without a stand.

Kent deploys an in-built patented TDS controller unlike most other brands where it is found outside. This means that no manual back flush is necessary.

PROS
  • 5-stage purification process
  • In-built TDS controller
  • RO+UV+UF
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    1-year warranty for all mechanical and electrical parts, and also for RO and UF membrane. 6 months warranty for sediment, carbon and post-carbon filters
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    3-years service at no extra cost
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    Filter change alarm and UV failure alarm
CONS
  • 15L per hour purification rate, so 2x times water wastage
  • Similar to Havells, maintenance is on the higher side. It could cost up to Rs 5,000 per year

3. Livpure Envy Plus RO+UV+UF, 7L

LivPure Envy Plus

LivPure is a well known brand with a wide range of water purifiers.

The RO water purifiers come with different storage sizes and stages of purification.

Some of the models are equipped with taste enhancer or mineralizer. Livpure models are typically suited for wall mounting.

PROS
  • 7-stage purification process
  • RO+UV+UF+ Taste enhancer
  • Shutter tray to place bottle or glass while filling water
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    12 months warranty
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    Comes with external pre-filter
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    Can handle TDS up to 2000
CONS
  • Almost all models have opaque body thus rendering it impossible to see water level
  • After 1-year either AMC required or need to pay for service

4. Havells Pro RO UV, 7L

Havells Pro

As mentioned above, Havells is a new entrant to the water purifier line of products. However, it is receiving pretty good reviews already. Among the 5 UV+RO, this is the only model besides above mentioned Max RO model that is priced around Rs 15K.

The remaining 3 models come with advanced features and priced above Rs 20K. Even in Amazon, these 3 models at priced at just below Rs 20K mark.

While the Max model has an extra revitalizer cartridge, the Pro model lacks this, hence the slightly lower price. Havells water purifiers do not need a separate external pre-filter.

They all come fitted with Membrane Performance Enhancer internally which performs the same function as a pre-filter.

PROS
  • 6-stage purification process
  • Designed to fit well in corners or on a wall or table top
  • Error alerts for UV and pump failure
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    Process indicators such as tank full alerts
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    Auto corrects pH level and adds trace minerals
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    Does not need separate pre-filter
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    Includes 1-year extended warranty at a small price
CONS
  • Traditionally seen as electrical company, new entrant to water purifier
  • Either AMC required after 1st year or would need to spend separately on maintenance

5. Nasaka Tulip S2 RO+UV,8L

Nasaka Tulip S2

Nasakaa is a Japanese brand owned by Okaya Power group which also owns the famous Microtek inverter brand.

 It is predominantly a battery manufacturer but also manufactures water purifiers. This is a fairly unknown brand in India but is a good performer. Hence, we have included this brand in our list.

PROS
  • 6-stage purification process
  • Includes antiscalant (polyphosphate balls) which removes scaling and unpleasant odour
  • Proprietary ORPH+ technology which helps to maintain pH level, and adds back minerals
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    Works well for TDS upto 2,000
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    LED display indicating replacement of cartridges
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    Attractive price point for the features provided
CONS
  • Relatively unknown brand, perhaps needs more advertising
  • Opaque body hence water level is hidden

6. Kent Grand Plus Mineral RO +UV/UF, 8L

Kent Grand plus mineral

Kent is undoubtedly the market leader when it comes to water purifiers but competition is heating up with bigger brands entering the turf.

They have a wide range of products at all price points. Kent Grand Plus supports all types of water sources.

Kent deploys an in-built patented TDS controller unlike most other brands where it is found outside. This means that no manual back flush is necessary.

PROS
  • 5-stage purification process
  • In-built TDS controller
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    RO+UV+UF
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    1-year warranty for all mechanical and electrical parts, and also for RO and UF membrane. 6 months warranty for sediment, carbon and post-carbon filters
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    3-years service at no extra cost
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    Filter change alarm and UV failure alarm
CONS
  • 20L per hour purification rate, so 2x times water wastage
  • Maintenace cost is relatively high compared to other brands

7. Blue Star Majesto MA4BSAM02 RO+UV, 8L

Bluestar Majesto

Blue Star traditionally an Air Con company also made its foray into the water purifier segment. It has 9 products under its belt, some of them with RO+UV and some of them without UV.

The price ranges from Rs 9K to -hold your breath- Rs 46K. All the models come with Aqua Taste Booster.

PROS
  • 6-stage purification process
  • Blue Star uses Dow's membrane called Filmtec, which is one of the best in world
  • It can handle TDS of upto 2,000
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    Can be installed as wall mount or on table top
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    Child lock feature in tap to prevent accidental spillage
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    Tank full indicator
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    Available in 3 colours
CONS
  • After 1st year AMC would be needed which might prove to be costly
  • Alarms for filter change would have been useful

8. Kent Pride Mineral RO Water Purifier, 15L

Kent Pride Mineral

Kent is undoubtedly the market leader when it comes to water purifiers but competition is heating up with bigger brands entering the turf.

They have a wide range of products at all price points. Kent Grand Plus supports all types of water sources.

Kent deploys an in-built patented TDS controller unlike most other brands where it is found outside. This means that no manual back flush is necessary.

PROS
  • 5-stage purification process
  • In-built TDS controller
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    RO+UV+UF
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    1-year warranty for all mechanical and electrical parts, and also for RO and UF membrane. 6 months warranty for sediment, carbon and post-carbon filters
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    3-years service at no extra cost
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    Filter change alarm and UV failure alarm
CONS
  • 20L per hour purification rate, so 2x times water wastag
  • ​Relatively high cost for maintenance

​9. Conclusion

​You would have noticed that many well known brands are missing in this list. Well, I would recommend only those products which I don't purchasing myself. The last thing I would do is recommend sub standards products. 

For instance, see the below comment I received in Quora. This person had issues with this brand and had to replace membrane 4 times a year. Whoa! Isn't that scary? Exactly, for this reason you will always see some well known brands missing in my list.

Thanks to my RAZOR process that helps me to sieve out brands that do not meet our quality.

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