Hisense vs Midea vs Haier AC

hisense vs midea vs haier

The hot weather in Malaysia forces most Malaysians to have air conditioners in their homes.

China brands such as Hisense, Midea, Gree and Haier are becoming more popular due to their affordable pricing and long warranties.

This article compares the pros and cons of Hisense, Midea, and Haier air conditioners to help you decide which is the right conditioner for your home. 


HisenseMidea Haier
Horsepower1.0HP to 2.5HP1.0HP to 2.5HP1.0HP to 3.0HP
PriceRM850 to RM2200RM950 to RM2150RM850 to RM3000
Unique featureAuto clean, Golden FinTwinFlap, Air Magic,Golden FinUVC sterilization
Energy EfficiencyUp to 5 starsUp to 5 starsUp to 5 stars
Warranty3+7 years2+5 years3+10 years


Hisense was established in September 1969. Initially, its main product was TV. Hisense Air Conditioning Co Ltd is founded to manufacture air conditioners.

Midea started in 1968 and began to manufacture electric fans in 1980. Five years later, it produced its first Midea air conditioner. Air conditioners are always the company’s core business, but it also manufactures other home appliances.

Haier was founded in 1984 and focused on manufacturing refrigerators. It acquired Qingdao Air Conditioner Plant and Qingdao Freezer in 1991. In 2009, it was the world’s fourth largest refrigerator producer in terms of sales with a global market share of 6.3%.



hisense tugs ac

Hisense R32 Inverter Air Conditioner (TUGS) has a 5 stars energy rating by Suruhanjaya Tenaga. 

It has a built-in Plasma Generator to eliminate bacteria and formaldehyde. The aircon uses golden fins for both its blower and compressor unit, giving the best cooling performance.

It is super quiet and comes with accurate temperature control.

This model comes with 3 years general warranty and 10 years compressor warranty.


midea airstill ac

Midea AirStill air conditioner is rated 5 stars on its energy efficiency, and it features a soft and gentle wind blow. 

It has the world’s first TwinFlap with tiny holes designed to provide comfortable cooling. Furthermore, it has a total of three air dispersion outlets to provide uniform cooling in all directions.

For its cooling coil, it also uses gold fins instead of blue ones, which makes it more durable.

This model comes with 2 years general warranty and 5 years warranty on the compressor.


haier uvcool ac

Haier UV Cool R32 Inverter Aircon is a fast cooling air conditioner with strong air flow. It has built-in UV light sterilisation.

Haier air conditioners have the longest warranty among these three brands. It offers 3 years general warranty and 10 years compressor warranty.


In terms of pricing, Hisense, Midea, and Haier are significantly more affordable than Japanese and Korean-branded air conditioners such as Panasonic and Samsung. 

Air conditioners from these brands usually start at RM800+, which is about 15 to 20%cheaper than those from non-China brands.

There are a wide variety of budget inverter and non-inverter air conditioners to suit different budgets.

Hisense’s official store has air conditioners starting at RM800+, while

The cheapest Midea and Haier air conditioners on Shopee are RM999.

Customer Reviews

The Hisense 1HP Non-Inverter Air Conditioner scores 4.9 out of 5 stars. It has sold over 7500 units and received more than 4000 reviews. Many customers praise the air conditioner for being great quality, cool, and good value for money.

Midea brands are another hot-selling air conditioner on Shopee. Tens of thousands of units have been sold. Customers love it because it is cheap, cool and silent.

Haier air conditioners are not as popular as Hisense and Midea. Many customers praise its affordability and powerful blower.

Overall, all three air conditioners are great because of how affordable they are. The Haier warranty period is extra long, making it ideal for cautious buyers.


China air conditioner brands are generally cheap and perform well. Spare parts are harder to find compared to usual brands like Panasonic, Acson and Daikin

Therefore, you should perform regular service on it and use it carefully to avoid breakdowns.

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