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Waterdrop WD-FC-01 vs Wingsol Faucet (WS-FM001-PAC) Side-by-Side Comparison

Can’t decide whether the Wingsol WS-FM001-PAC is worth buying over the Waterdrop WD-FC-01? This short guide can help you choose!

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Two faucet-mount water faucets, the Waterdrop WD-FC-01 and Wingsol Faucet (WS-FM001-PAC), held side-by-side by a reviewer for comparison purposes.

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There’s a lot to like about the Wingsol WD-FC001-PAC. It’s very affordable, and for the price, you get a solid stainless steel housing and a fairly capable filter cartridge (according to the ads, anyway).

While the stainless steel housing sure is a nice addition, in our performance tests, the Wingsol didn’t do well. It’s one of the very few models in our database that didn’t manage to get a perfect score in the chlorine test section. Though it’s able to remove the vast majority of the chlorine in the water, there’s still a trace amount of the chemical left in the water that our test kit picked up.

Its flow rate in filtration mode is decent at 0.9 GPM.

On the other hand, the Waterdrop WD-FC-01 also promises great filtration performance … and it delivered!

Besides having a perfect test score in the chlorine filtering test, it’s also one of the fastest-working filters in our list at 1.29 GPM (second only by a small rounding error to the Waterdrop WD-FC-06, which currently tops our chart at 1.3 GPM).

Its scoring in the build quality isn’t high due to its plastic construction. But Waterdrop definitely did a good job designing and manufacturing the filter. Besides the material, we found no major flaw or issue with the unit we received.

Overall, between the Wingsol WS-FM001-PAC and the Waterdrop WD-FC-01 … the latter should be a much better choice for your home!

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent chlorine filtration efficiency.
  • High filtering flow rate.
  • Unique design and installation system.
  • Replacement filter is readily available.
  • Durable stainless steel construction
  • Easy installation with slip-on, rotating collar
  • The handle for the routing valve is easy to use
  • Comes with up to 9 faucet adapters to fit different types of faucets
  • While unique, the installation system of the filter is hard to figure out.
  • Plastic construction makes long-term durability a concern.
  • Filtering performance is lower than other models we tested
  • We found rusting within the inner components of the filter, despite it being made from stainless steel

Key Specs

Filtering flow rate
1.29 GPM
0.9 GPM
Capacity
320 gals
320 gals
Qualifications
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and NSF/ANSI Standard 372
NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and 53
Dimensions
L6 x W2.5 x H4.3 inches
L5 x W2.7 x H5 inches
Weight
0.7 pounds
1.4 pounds
Warranty
1-year
1-year

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$19.88
$41.69

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
9.2
9.2

Chlorine Test

9.5
9.5
The color chart with two used test strips stuck to it is held to the right of the Waterdrop WD-FC-01.
Two test strips showing the control to the left (measuring the chlorinated water we pumped through the filter) and, to the right, is the result of the filtered water produced by the WD-FC-01.
The color chart with two used test strips stuck to it is held to the right of the Waterdrop WD-FC-01.
Waterdrop WD-FC-01 Faucet Water Filter Chlorine Test 2
The Wingsol WS-FM001 filter is mounted on a faucet. To the left is the color pad with activated test strips.
Two activated water testing strips on the result color pad. The strip to the left is from the control sample, and the strip to the right is from the filtered water sample.
The Wingsol WS-FM001 filter is mounted on a faucet. To the left is the color pad with activated test strips.
Wingsol Faucet Water Filter Chlorine Test
Before
10+ mg/l
10+ mg/l
After
~0.1-0.5 mg/l
~0.1 - 0.5 mg/l

Flow Rate Test

9.0
9.0
Duration
20 secs
20 secs
Amount
0.43 gallons
0.3 gallons
Flow Rate
1.29 GPM
0.9 GPM

Design

Overall Design Scoring
9.1
7.9

In the Box

The content of the Waterdrop WD-FC-01’s shipping box laid out on a white table.
The full content of the Wingsol WS-FM001’s shipping box.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the Waterdrop WD-FC-01 are marked to the side, length (5 inches), width (2.2 inches), height (5.2 inches).
The dimensions of the Wingsol WS-FM001 filter. Its length is 5 inches, width 2.7 inches, and height 5 inches.
Length
6.0" (15.2 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Width
2.5" (6.4 cm)
2.7" (6.9 cm)
Height
4.3" (10.9 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Weight
0.7 lbs (0.3 kg)
1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)

Build Quality

8.3
7.2
The disassembled parts of the Waterdrop WD-FC-01 faucet-mount water filter. The connection port on both parts is visible.
The Waterdrop WD-FC-01’s modular design allows it to be disassembled into two compact pieces via a port.
The disassembled parts of the Waterdrop WD-FC-01 faucet-mount water filter. The connection port on both parts is visible.
The fully-assembled Waterdrop WD-FC-01 water filter, with the filter compartment locked onto the main housing.
The silver, metallic Wingsol WS-FM001 faucet-mount water filter is laid on a grey table.
The silver, metallic Wingsol WS-FM001 faucet-mount water filter is laid on a grey table.
The two nozzles of the Wingsol WS-FM001 faucet-mount water filter.

Filter Piece

10
8.0
The filter piece of the Waterdrop WD-FC-01. The exterior is made from grey polyester material, which is soaked with water.
The filter piece of the Waterdrop WD-FC-01. The grey polyester membrane on the outside is soaked after being flushed.
The Powdered Activated Carbon (PAC) filter block of the Wingsol WS-FM001 water filter.
Filter Model
Waterdrop WD-FF-01A replacement filter
WS-FM001-PAC replacement filter
Filtration Process
Activated carbon with polyester membrane; mineral core
Powdered Activated Carbon
Certifications
NSF/ANSI 42
ANSI Standard 42 and 53
Filter Capacity
320 gallons
320 gallons

Routing Valve

8.2
10
The silver handle of the routing valve. Printed on the handle are “Pure” and “Tap” with arrows, denoting turning directions.
The silver handle of the routing valve. Printed on the handle are “Pure” and “Tap” with arrows, denoting turning directions.
The silver plastic twist ring at the top of the WD-FC-01 filter.
The rotating handle of the Wingsol WS-FM001 water filter’s routing valve.
Type of Valve
Rotating
Rotating

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
10
9.7

Installation

10
10
The Waterdrop WD-FC-01 with a yellow faucet adapter attached to its mounting port through the silver plastic twist ring.
The Waterdrop WD-FC-01 with a yellow faucet adapter attached to it via the plastic twist ring.
A metal faucet adapter is fixed onto the mount of the Wingsol WS-FM001.

Ease of Use

10
9.0

Leak

10
10

Maintenance

10
10
The Waterdrop WD-FC-01’s filter in the center, with the housing and pieces of the filter compartment surrounding it.
The filter will last roughly 3 months under normal usage.
The PAC filter block alongside the many disassembled pieces of the Wingsol WS-FM001 water filter.
Filter Indicator
No
N/A
Replacement
3 months
6 months