TCL Breeva A3 Smart Air Purifier Review: Features, Performance, and More

Are you looking for a powerful air purifier that packs modern features such as connecting to your smartphone and an external light?

Then the TCL Breeva A3 is just what you need! This is currently the largest model in this series – part of their recent Indiegogo-funded success story, alongside its predecessor, A2.

It boasts several advanced characteristics including breevaShield™ system technology – which makes it stand out from other brands. Get ready to see if it has everything necessary on par with expectations; all within this review!


  • The TCL breeva A3 is an affordable and efficient air purifier designed for use in rooms up to 246 sq. ft.
  • It features a 3-stage filter and an optional breevaShield that can be activated on demand.
  • This air purifier offers excellent performance and a range of advanced features, and it is also energy-efficient, which can help save money on energy bills.
  • TCL offers a 12-month warranty on this product.

TCL breeva A3 Specifications

Manufacturer TCL
Model breeva A3
Dimensions 25 x 25 x 48 cm (9.8 x 9.8 x 18.9 inches)
FiltersPre-filter, HEPA H13 Medical Grade, Activated Carbon Filter and breevaShield Technology
Filter Longevity3-6 months
Fan SpeedSpeeds 4 – Sleep Mode, Speed 1, Speed 2, and Speed 3
Coverage(4.8 ACH) 246 sq. ft.
Power Consumption38W


The TCL breeva A3 air purifier has a modern, slick look. Its plastic is solid and its construction is superior in quality. What’s unique about the design of this device is that it consists of two sections: the lower part which contains the filter and perforated material, and the top section with motor power for optimal filtration capabilities. Unrivaled technology at your fingertips!

The ambient lighting in the middle glows a warm, inviting yellow that amplifies your air purifier experience. For those slick surfaces, there’s a non-slip mat at the bottom to keep it steady and secure. And let’s not forget about its appearance! The breeva A3 stands out for its sleek black color and modern design – perfect for adding some sophistication to any ambiance.

TCL Breeva A3

Controls and Indicators

Conveniently placed on the top of A3 air purifier, are a set of user-friendly control buttons. To make it easier to distinguish if an option is activated or not, these power controls have been enhanced with clear light indicators that form in a neat, horizontal line.

After linking the device, the power switch indicator remains continually illuminated but with half its usual brightness.

Sensitive and intuitive to the touch, these buttons are more than large enough for user convenience. With their precision and accuracy, you will have no difficulty using them!

The device has nine keys, including power, mode, timer, filter reset indicator, air quality signifier button, and more. Additionally, the device features a BreevaShield switch as well as a child lock and ambient light.

To toggle the lights of the control board on/off, hold down the Wind Speed button for 3 seconds. Once you’ve done that, each time you touch any other button panel it will light up at 50%. If no action is taken within 10 seconds, those lights will deactivate again.

Size and Dimensions

Measuring 25 cm x 25 cm x 48 cm (9.8″x 9.8″x 18.9″), the breeva A3 air purifier is not super tiny, but far from being bulky either – making it a great choice for those that want an efficient device without sacrificing too much space in their home.


The TCL breeva A3 air purifier is your go-to for premium, advanced filtration. Not only does it come with the standard features seen in other air purifiers on the market – like four fan speeds and a timer setting – but also some unique ones that make this model stand out from others! These special options are sure to take you (and your space!) one step closer to feeling refreshed, clean and comfortable.

Laser Dust Sensor and VOC Sensor

TCL Breeva A3 - filter

Air purifiers are essential for a healthier living environment, but not all of them will do the job properly. Models like Winix 5500-2 and C535 have powerful odor sensors, yet they fail to detect dust levels – crucial if you want your air to stay clean at all times!

With an A3 air purifier cap, there’s no need for a separate motor – the laser dust sensor is in just the right spot. Nestled inside and close to the primary filter, all of your incoming airflows will pass through it easily! This clever placement adds convenience while still providing you with plenty of clean air.

Air Quality Indicator

The air quality indicator, working in tandem with intelligent sensors, provides an instant readout of your indoor environment. If the light is white then the air quality has been deemed optimal; yellow signals a moderate level and red means it’s time to take action as pollution levels have exceeded safe guidelines.

Automatic mode

For added convenience, the smart sensor has an automatic mode that adjusts fan speed based on real-time air quality readings. This means you don’t need to worry about manually changing settings or monitoring your environment – it’s all done for you!

The auto mode makes air purification effortless; simply choose from speeds 1, 2, or 3 and let the device do all of the work for you. Opting into this setting grants peace of mind as there is nothing else you have to think about!

breevaShield Technology

The A3 air purifier is enhanced by BreevaShield technology. With an integrated ionizer and UV-C light, it actively works to ensure your room’s air is cleaner than ever before. This one-of-a-kind tech takes filtration up a notch for healthier breathing every day!

To be honest, the traditional filter was enough for my needs – so I didn’t explore this alternative too much. To gain a better understanding of filtration technology, take a peek at the section below!

Ambient Light

Breeva A3 brings a subtle yet powerful touch to the atmosphere of your home, with its warm ambient light. My own experience was that I had no need or desire to turn off this soft yellow glow once it was in my bedroom – and all without having any extra effort necessary for operating it! Feeling like you’re still missing something? Connecting Breeva A3’s app on your phone will let you take things one step further by adjusting brightness intensity whenever desired.

Child Lock

Keep your device safe and secure with Child Lock! Simply press and hold the dedicated button for 3 seconds to keep any little hands from making accidental adjustments or powering off. It’s great protection against unexpected changes on your gadget that could have otherwise been avoided!


Are you always forgetting to switch off your TCL Breeva A3 Air Purifier? With the timer option, it’s never been easier. Set a time of 1-8 hours and go on with life without worrying about manually turning it off!

Smart App

Ensure energy efficiency while connecting seamlessly through Smart Apps like Alexa or Google. Download the TCL Home App to access more advanced options that will make using this air purifier even simpler than before!

Room coverage and CADR

The Breeva A3 has the capacity to purify the air in spaces up to 246 square feet. In my experience, I’ve found this device works exceptionally well for even slightly larger rooms–even better than its recommended size! During testing, I used it mainly in a living room that was greater than what was suggested; and I couldn’t be more pleased with the powerful performance of this incredible machine!

Filtration technology



  • Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 1″D x 1″W x 1″H
  • Item Weight: ‎10.65 Pounds
  • Control Method: Touch
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Basic 3-in-1 filtration

Clean, better air is essential for our quality of life. That’s why TCL breeva A3 uses a 3-in-1 filtration system packed into an oval shape that works hard to capture up to 99.97% of pollutants and allergens while also neutralizing any odors or gases in your space!

The large pre-filter catches debris like pet fur and dust so it doesn’t wear out the H13 HEPA medical filter quickly – making sure you get clean air at all times from now on!

TCL breeva A3 employs an oval-shaped, threefold filtration system with a hollow interior that is the most fundamental filter in the appliance.

The pre-filter is the initial stage of filtration, and its main objective is to capture hefty dirt particles, pet fur, and any other sizable debris; this helps prolong and sustain the effectiveness of your HEPA filter.

Once the air has passed through the first stage of filtration, it is then funneled into an H13 HEPA medical filter. This type of filter can effectively capture up to 99.97% of airborne contaminants and allergens in its wake.

The third and final level of filtration is the activated carbon filter, which successfully eliminates any disagreeable gases or odors.

Noise Test

The TCL breeVa A3 uses four distinct speeds to offer a range of options – Sleep Mode, Speed 1, Speed 2, and Speed 3. Through this broad selection of settings, users can customize their experience for maximum results.

I’m a big fan of the sleep setting and appreciate when an air purifier has this feature. On the A3, all indicators reduce their brightness by 50% in sleep mode. What’s especially noteworthy about the Breeva A3 is that it takes things one step further with its brilliant night-time yellow color to make sure you get a good night’s rest!

The union of sleep mode and night light is perfect for a bedroom or any other dark room to get gentle ambient lighting with clean air.

While the A3 is still commendable with its decibel level of 41.8 dBA in sleep mode, it would be ideal to have an even quieter environment. When running at maximum speed, this machine produces up to 65.8 dBA – a considerable volume for any household or workspace. With a slight reduction in noise when idle, the experience could potentially be more tranquil and productive than ever!

Speed Value (dBA)

Sleep Mode 41.8 dBA

Speed 1 46.5 dBA

Speed 2 60.7 dBA

Speed 3 65.8 dBA

Performance Tests

With its capacity to maintain a steady temperature in areas up to 246 sq. ft., the Breeva A3 handled even larger rooms with great finesse! To further confirm this, I created a thorough test for this model that solidified my belief telling me it was made for more than just small spaces.

320 sq. ft. Room Test

To test the TCL breeva A3, I conducted an experiment in a 320 sq. ft. room and set it to its maximum velocity for 60 minutes. The results were extraordinary as the air quality improved by 94%! Without any prior adjustments, my AQI dropped from 107 to 6 within this short duration of time – proving that the A3 is truly capable of providing powerful filtration and clean air quickly and efficiently

Operating Costs

The engineers behind the TCL breeva A3 air purifier have demonstrated their superior skill, as this machine is able to produce an impressively high airflow with only 38W of power! What’s more, its motor operates at maximum efficiency. I am thoroughly impressed by it.

Ready to go? The A3 requires only 1.2W in standby mode and 28.8W on Speed 3! Take a look at the table below for more details about energy consumption across all speeds.

If we were to operate the A3 breeva at its peak velocity for 24 hours a day, it would cost an estimated 2.5 USD per month – as calculated by this analysis.

Speed Power Usage (W)

Stand-by 1.2W

Sleep Mode 2.4W

Speed 1 5.8W

Speed 2 17.7W

Speed 3 28.8W


I was immediately impressed with the TCL A3 air purifier when I unpacked it, as it has excellent performance and technical specifications. It also offers several advanced features that make it easy to use on a daily basis. In my tests, the breeva A3 performed very well and had a reasonable power consumption.

However, it should be noted that it can be a bit loud at the highest speed. This air purifier is a great choice for large rooms, such as living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens. It is also suitable for use in other rooms.

If you need a smaller device for a smaller room, the breeva A2 is a similar, highly performing air purifier that is slightly smaller and more affordable. Overall, I highly recommend the TCL breeva A3 air purifier. I believe it will satisfy many future customers.

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The author is an Air purifier expert with overall knowledge of air and ionizers.