Philips AquaTrio vs Speedpro Max Aqua

comparison philips aquatrio vs speedpro max aqua
Two comparable Philips vacuum cleaners. Or not? © Vacuumtester.com
In short: the Philips AquaTrio and the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua are both upright vacuum cleaners with a mopping function. The main difference is that the new AquaTrio actually scrubs the floor, while the SpeedPro Max Aqua only wets the floor with a wet mop pad.

The new Philips AquaTrio series was recently launched. It is a cordless stick vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a mopping function. But, didn’t Philips already have such a vacuum cleaner? Correct! The Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua series.

I wonder if the Philips AquaTrio is a good successor to the SpeedPro Max Aqua. In this Philips Aqua Trio vs SpeedPro Max Aqua comparison I list the biggest differences and similarities. Good to know: I have tested both stick vacuums extensively: all specifications are based on my own experiences.

Philips AquaTrio vs SpeedPro Max Aqua: differences

When you see both stick vacuum cleaners, it is clear that there are major differences between these Philips stick vacuum cleaners. For example, the AquaTrio has a large water reservoir and I do not discover an LCD screen with the SpeedPro Max Aqua. Let’s list the differences.

Mopping function: Mopping versus moistening

Let me start with perhaps the biggest difference: the mopping function. Both vacuum cleaners are stick vacuum cleaners with a mopping function. So you can not only vacuum the floor, but also mop it. However, there is a difference in the type of mopping function.

The Philips AquaTrio is equipped with a floor brush with two roller brushes. These brushes actually scrub the floor.

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The floor brushes of the Philips AquaTrio. © Vacuumtester.com

Philips AquaTrio

A stick vacuum that can actually scrub the floor.
🇺🇸 In the United States available at Amazon and Ebay

If we look at the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua, there is only a wet mop pad. It allows you to vacuum and mop in one pass, but it’s actually wetting the floor instead of mopping.

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The mop pad of the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua. © Vacuumtester.com

Maintenance: manual vs automatic cleaning

The Philips AquaTrio has a very special function: it is a stick vacuum cleaner that can clean itself. When you place the vacuum cleaner in the charging station, you can use the AutoClean function. This automatically cleans the brushes.

With the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua, you have to clean the mop pad manually. In my Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua review, I discovered that you get several mopping pads with the vacuum cleaner.

Weight: AquaTrio much heavier

In terms of weight, there is a big difference between stick vacuums. The Philips AquaTrio weighs more than 4 kilograms (4,224 kilograms to be precise). This is with an empty water tank, so it could even weigh more than 5 kilograms. That is a lot heavier than the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua: it weighs only 2.7 kilograms.

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Weight Philips AquaTrio (l.) vs. Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua (r.). © Vacuumtester.com

Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua

A lightweight stick vacuum cleaner with mopping function.
🇺🇸 In the United States available at Amazon and Ebay

Suction Power/Airflow

In all my vacuum cleaner reviews I test the suction performance with a vacuum tester and an air speed meter. This allows me to compare vacuum cleaners in terms of suction power and airflow. You can view my measurements in the overview below:

MeasurementPhilips AquaTrioPhilips SpeedPro Max Aqua
Suction Power4 kPa5 kPa
AirFlow25.8 m/s13.2 m/s
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aquatrio vs speedpro max aqua suction power
Philips Aquatrio (l.) vs Speedpro Max Aqua (r.) suction power measurement during my reviews. © Vacuumtester.com

Noise level

With a cordless stick vacuum cleaner, the noise level is often a lot higher than a traditional vacuum cleaner with a bag. If we look at the noise level of these Philips stick vacuum cleaners, it is therefore no surprise that they cannot be labeled as the best quiet vacuum cleaner. For your information: I only speak of a silent vacuum cleaner at a noise level below 60 decibels.

With 76 decibels, the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua is a noisy stick vacuum. During the Philips AquaTrio 9000 Series review, I measured a noise level of 66.9 decibels, which is close to the quietest upright vacuum cleaner I’ve ever tested: the Tineco Pure S11 One.

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The sound level of the Philips AquaTrio. © Vacuumtester.com

Philips AquaTrio

The Philips AquaTrio has a noise level of 66 decibels, which is relatively quiet for a stick vacuum.
🇺🇸 In the United States available at Amazon and Ebay

Battery life: Philips Max Aqua series wins

Both the AquaTrio and the SpeedPro Max Aqua are cordless stick vacuum cleaners. They work with a battery, which must be charged in order to vacuum. I fully charged the batteries of both vacuum cleaners to see how long they last.

The Philips AquaTrio has a maximum battery life of 46 minutes. However, if we look at the battery life of the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua, that is 65 minutes. This is even longer than I measured during the Dyson V15 Detect review.

Reading tip: at Vacuumtester.com we compared the Dyson V11 with the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua. Discover the differences in the Dyson V11 vs Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua comparison.

Dust container: 0.4 vs 0.6 liters

An important factor of cordless vacuum cleaners is the capacity of the dust container. You want to avoid having to empty the vacuum cleaner constantly. The 0.4 liter dust container of the Philips AquaTrio is slightly smaller than that of the 0.6 liter Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua.

Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua

The Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua has a battery life of 65 minutes and a 0.6-liter dust container.
🇺🇸 In the United States available at Amazon and Ebay

Operation: foot control vs LCD screen

The last big difference is the handling. The Philips AquaTrio is equipped with a handy LCD screen. This not only allows you to keep an eye on the battery life, but also to determine the water supply while mopping.

The Philips AquaTrio is equipped with a handy LCD screen. This not only allows you to keep an eye on the battery life, but also to determine the water supply while mopping.

I do not discover an LCD screen with the SpeedPro Max Aqua. Use your feet to determine the amount of water. With a foot pump you can moisten the mop pad, after which you can mop the floor.

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You operate the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua with your feet. © Vacuumtester.com

Philips AquaTrio vs SpeedPro Max Aqua: similarities

Although there are many differences, there are also some similarities between the two stick vacuums. So they are both wireless, bagless and equipped with a mopping function. Let’s list the similarities.

Vacuum and mop in one movement

Both the AquaTrio and the SpeedPro Max Aqua are upright vacuum cleaners with a mopping function. Although the way of mopping is different, you can vacuum and mop the floor in one movement with both vacuum cleaners. Both stick vacuums are therefore equipped with a water reservoir that you have to fill with water.

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The water tank of the Philips AquaTrio. © Vacuumtester.com

In addition, they both come with an extra brush for carpet. This makes the vacuum cleaners also suitable for homes with carpet.

Wireless vacuuming

The Philips stick vacuum cleaners are both wireless. They are equipped with a battery that you have to charge in order to vacuum. Both vacuum cleaners have a clickable battery. This allows you to easily exchange the battery for a full battery, if you have an extra battery.

Washable filters

Both the Philips AquaTrio and the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua have a washable filter. You can easily rinse it under the tap, after which you can use it again. It is important that the filter is completely dried before you put it back in the vacuum cleaner.

Bagless vacuum cleaners

After all, they are both bagless vacuum cleaners. They are equipped with a transparent dust container, so you can easily keep an eye on how full they are. You can empty the vacuum cleaners above the trash can, but preferably do this outdoors. A disadvantage of bagless vacuum cleaners is that you quickly come into contact with dirt. View the differences between vacuum cleaners with or without a bag.

Philips Aqua Trio vs SpeedPro Max Aqua specifications

Now that we’ve covered all the differences and similarities of the Philips Aqua Trio and SpeedPro Max Aqua, it’s interesting to put them side by side. View all important specifications in the overview below.

philips aquatrio 9000 series
Philips AquaTrio
philips speedpro max aqua
Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua
Suction Power4 kPa5 kPa
Airflow25,8 m/s13,2 m/s
Weight4,2 kilograms2,7 kilograms
Noise level69 decibels76 decibels
Capacity0,4 liter0,6 liter
PriceFrom $ 849From $ 499
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Watch the measurements in the video below.

Conclusion: Philips AquaTrio vs SpeedPro Max Aqua

The big question is, of course, which is better: the Philips AquaTrio or the SpeedPro Max Aqua? The answer to this question depends, among other things, on your needs and your budget. Let me start by saying that they are both good upright vacuum cleaners.

To help you make the best choice, I have made a decision aid below.

Choose the Philips AquaTrio if:

  • you also want to scrub the floor
  • you don’t want the hassle of cleaning the vacuum cleaner
  • you prefer a silent vacuum cleaner
  • you have enough space for a complete charging station

Philips AquaTrio

A powerful stick vacuum cleaner with mopping function that actually scrubs the floor.
🇺🇸 In the United States available at Amazon and Ebay

Choose the Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua if:

  • you want to vacuum and mop in one movement
  • you don’t want to have to empty the vacuum cleaner too quickly
  • you want to be able to vacuum wirelessly for a long time
  • you don’t want to pay too much money

Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua

Vacuum and mop for over an hour in one movement.
🇺🇸 In the United States available at Amazon and Ebay
In summary: both the Philips AquaTrio and the SpeedPro Max Aqua are upright vacuum cleaners with a mopping function. However, the AquaTrio is a vacuum cleaner that can actually scrub the floor. The AquaTrio can clean itself and has an LCD screen. The less luxurious SpeedPro Max Aqua is a lot cheaper.
Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar is the founder of Vacuumtester.com and is a true vacuum cleaner guru. With more than 10 years of experience in the world of electronic devices, he knows better than anyone what is important in a vacuum cleaner. When a new vacuum cleaner appears, he is eager to test it extensively.

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