This is a review of the Midea Oasis aircon range which is
one generation before the latest Opal range by Midea.
3 x Oasis 9K BTU MS11MI-09
21K BTU M3OA-21CDN1-QC4 (2 ticks from NEA)
Midea provides 2 years warranty on parts including labour
and 6 years on compressor which means it covers only the compressor from the
3rd year onward.
As I purchased this unit from Gain City during a promotional
period, it comes with an extended 5 years installation warranty which effectively
means an extra 4 years on top of Midea’s 1 year installation warranty.
Warranty however do not cover the remote and filters
The system can be connected to an existing wireless network
or set up as a separate wireless network (WiFi Direct) and can be controlled through a mobile phone app. It can also be remotely controlled on mobile
networks (3G/LTE) through Midea servers.
Note: Midea has stop producing Oasis range with WiFi
support so if the dealer says the unit they are selling are WiFi enabled/ready, get that written in black and white.
High Density Filter
A piece of additional high density filter that is placed on the
wire mesh filter. It can be removed and cleaned just as a
A hydrophilic fin evaporator that washes away dust and grease
on the evaporator through condensed water.
The louver will remain open with fan mode to dry out the
coil and pipes up to 15 minutes to prevent mould formation for better unit life
span after the unit is turned off. It is activated by default.
It can be overridden by pressing the power off button
twice. However, take note of the following statement by Midea
Manual overriding (by pressing “power off” twice) of the
self-cleaning function may have unfavorable consequences and promote mould formation
that requires maintenance servicing not covered under the original product
Ionizer than removes airborne germs, bacteria, dust, haze
particle, pollen, smoke viruses from indoor air. To activate, press and hold the
'Sleep/Fresh' button on the remote each time you turn the unit on.
Will only be able to confirm if this actually works after
using it for a while.
3D Air Flow
Both the vertical and horizontal louvers can swing
When activated the temperature sensor on the remote controller will replace the blower’s. Hence it is important where the remote is placed to provide a more accurate reading for the system to match the set temperature
This is another function that needs to manually activated each
time you turn the unit on.
Blower / Fan Coil / Indoor Unit
In terms of quality, the units are very much on par with any
branded aircon that I have purchased before. Although the previous Luna range from
Midea do have quality issues this Oasis range is of a much better
Lifting up the cover to change the filter don’t feel as
flimsy as the Luna and so do the filters itself.
It has a white LED indicator which shows the set temperature as well as the indicator for the following functions - Fresh, Defrost, Run, Timer
I find the ‘Defrost’ status on the blower pointless as it will hardly
ever lit up in Singapore. I also find the ‘Run’ indicator to be redundant as the
temperature indicator is already sufficient to show that the unit is running.
It is also disappointing that position of the horizontal louvers are not 'remembered' and will swing to its default position each time the unit is turned on.
The remote however do feels cheap. It looks different from
the conventional squarish design that most aircon comes with.
It is light and very plasticy. Although the display
screen is LED back lit, the buttons however are not and are flushed with the
bezel so it makes it harder to fiddle in the dark.
The remote has a built in temperature sensor which will be activated when the 'Follow Me' feature is activated therefore where the remote is placed matters as the system depends on the reading on the remote in regards to the set temperature. This is a very useful feature. However, do take note that the remote needs to be within range else it will not be able to send the info required by the blower so you could end up with a room too cold or too warm. How you place the remote matters too as the remote IR transmitter is design in such a way that it was meant to work with you holding the remote up pointing to the blower. Therefore placing it flat down facing up may cause it not be able to transmit the signal over to the blower. To overcome this, place the remote facing down instead.
The on/off timer on the remote can be set up to 24 hrs in an increment of 1/2 hr. There is no cancel button though, so if you have already set the timer, you have to either take a pin to press the 'Reset' button or pressing the timer button repeatedly until it reverts back to '0'. Good thing is, you can simply press and hold the button will increment automatically.
Some button has dual role in where pressing and holding the button for 2 seconds will activate the other function.
One thing I find the remote is lacking in remembering some of the common features that I believe many would use like 'Fresh'.
It also comes with a sleep mode where the temperature will be increased by 2 degrees after each hour and then turned off after 7 hours. Take note that pressing other button will cancel this off even though the remote is still showing that it is active. This to me is a defect.
Compressor / Outdoor Unit
With a rating of 2 ELS ticks, when used for 8 hours a day, it will cost approximately $859 annually.
I turned them on daily for 8 hours minimum and mostly 2 blowers at the same time and my whole electricity bill comes up to about $80/per month. This is inclusive of all other electrical devices including fridge, TV. washer and dryer etc.
I have been using the aircon close to a year and so far, no service calls needed.
In terms of cooling power, it does so very well even with 3 blowers turned on at the same time. Even with a set temperature of 26-C, the room still feels very cool.
Both the blowers and compressor are very silent, even before the 'Silent' feature on the remote is turned on.
Cost. Easily 1/4 cheaper than competitors.
Quality is good for a China made product
As silent as it gets.
Some settings on the remote is not stored
Remote feels cheap.
Not enough information on the manual.
WiFi no longer supported.