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- Rated 3 stars
- Aquaguard Reviva NXT
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- DesignEditor: 60%
- ServiceEditor: 40%
- PriceEditor: 50%
- Brilliant Design
- Great Filters
- Suitable for all types of water
- Lacks LED/LCD Info Screen
- Poor after sales service
Aquaguard Reviva NXT RO+UV+MTDS Review: Aquaguard Reviva NXT is one of the latest series of water purifiers from Eureka Forbes. These water purifiers are equipped with the latest water purification technology and designed elegantly that can blend with any kitchen decor of your choice. Aquaguard Reviva NXT is offered in 3 variants; Aquaguard Reviva RO+UV+MTDS, Reviva NXT RO and Reviva NXT UV.
Aquaguard Reviva NXT is a stylishly designed and technologically advanced water purifier from Eureka Forbes. Built on the next-gen aesthetics and sporting a modern design that adds to the decor of your kitchen and your home. Equipped with dual RO+UV technology, with an MTDS regulator that gives you pure water with great taste.
I had a chance to get my hands on the Aquaguard Reviva RO+UV+MTDS water purifier and here’s my review that gets you insights on the device and explains the differences of the variants of Reviva NXT.
Build: Aquaguard Reviva NXT is made with high quality food grade, non-toxic, engineering grade plastics. Such plastic is considered nontoxic and BPA free, this keeps the water bacteria free even when stored for longer duration, however, it is not recommended to store purified water for more than 48 hours. The water purifier can only be wall mounted and it does not eat up
the kitchen real estate, thanks to its W369 x D235 x H498 (mm) dimensions that make it look really neat & tall. The body corners are neat, elegant without any wire clutter, sharp corners or gaps between the side panels. The large 8.5 liter water tank is well built and sufficient to hold water for the entire day. The push type water dispenser placed at the bottom of the water purifier feels sturdy and is well built. The net weight of the water purifier varies based on the variant as higher variants have additional filters equipped with the device, the base model Reviva NXT UV weighs 5.3 kgs and the top end model Reviva NXT RO+UV+MDTS weighs 7 kgs. I’m surprised that Aquaguard Reviva doesn’t have an inbuilt stabilizer to handle voltage fluctuations, which is quite common with competing brands.
Technology: Aquaguard Reviva NXT series of water purifiers are offered in different variants and the water purification methods are different for each variant, this enables users to choose the product based on the requirement without paying premiums for unwanted filters. Here’s a snapshot of water purification methods for each variant of Aquaguard Reviva
Aquaguard Reviva UV: Suitable only for tap water (municipal or corporation water)
- Chemi Block
- Mineral Guard
- UV Chamber
- Taste Enhancer Cartridge
Aquaguard Reviva RO: Suitable for tap and bore well water
- Chemi Block
- Membrane Life Enhancer
- Reverse Osmosis (RO) Cartridge
- Taste Enhancer Cartridge
Aquaguard Reviva RO+UV+MDTS: Universal water purifier that is suitable for any source of water (bore well or tap or water tankers), this variant is equipped with all the filters seen in Reviva UV & RO and the following additional filters
- MTDS Regulator – Multi TDS regulator that adjusts the water purification process as per the source of water.
Here’s how each of the filter works within the water purifier
- iFilter: Removes suspended particles such as dust, dirt, mud and sand from water.
- Chemi Block: Reduces chlorine, chemicals, organic impurities, bad taste and bad odor from water.
- Mineral Guard: This is a micro controller based electronic impulse producer to prevent scaling on UV quartz glass tube
- UV Chamber: Ultra Violet (UV) disinfects the water by eliminating waterborne disease causing bacteria, viruses and protozoa.
- Reverse Osmosis (RO) Cartridge: Reduces TDS, hardness, pesticides and heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic etc.
- Taste Enhancer Cartridge: Removes residual organic impurities and enhances the original taste of water. The carbon polishes the water giving it a sparkling look, making it pure and great to taste.
The high-end version can handle water TDS levels up to 2000 ppm with average water recovery of approximately 25% (that means 25% of water is purified e.g. 100 liters of input water can yield 25 liters of drinking water), this is on par with many domestic water purifiers, however, A.O Smith and Blue Star water purifiers can recover water up to 30%. Purified water flow rate is impressive at 15 liters per hour and has a maximum capacity of over 280 liters per day. The 11 W UV lamp isn’t really powerful but just sufficient and has a life of 8000 burning hours.
Design: Aquaguard Reviva NXT is one of the most stylishly designed water purifier from Eureka Forbes, it is nice to see manufacturers focusing on the design aspect as most of the consumers do not want to a spoiler hanging around in their expensive kitchen. Aquaguard Reviva NXT looks tall and neat with the black front panel, the device is easy to use and the intelligent alert interface indicates the different functions of the water purifier, like purification process, service alerts and more. Given its high price point, lack of a digital LCD/LED screen may not go well with many consumers. The manual water flush port is thoughtfully placed below the water purifier and it doesn’t show out to make the device look clutter free.
Service & Price: Eureka Forbes is one of the largest and oldest water purifier brands in India and is well known for its PAN India service network, however, with growing demand for water purifiers, the service satisfactory levels have drastically dropped in many towns and cities if not all of them. Many consumers are venting their anger on social media and other e-commerce portals or poor quality of service, but, if you are living in any of the metros, any good local technician can fix the device. Eureka Forbes offers AMC (Annual Maintenance Contract) at different price points starting from ₹ 2,000 to ₹ 5,000 wherein you get 2 periodic services plus any replacements if required, this can be a ripoff if the service network isn’t great at your place. Aquaguard Reviva NXT is retailing at ₹ 16,840.00 and is available online at Amazon.in from ₹ 16,000.00, customers are eligible for the same manufacture warranty and free installation when purchased online.
Conclusion: Aquaguard Reviva NXT is a stylishly designed and technologically advanced water purifier from Eureka Forbes. Built on the next-gen aesthetics and sporting a modern design that adds to the decor of your kitchen and your home. Equipped with dual RO+UV technology, with an MTDS regulator that gives you pure water with great taste. I would recommend buying this only if you are picky about Eureka Forbes water purifiers, else, there’s plenty of choice out in the market from Blue Star, A. O.Smith, Pureit and other brands at better price and service levels. Check out our top 10 rated water purifiers in India.