In this post, DC16 refers to Dyson DC16 Root 6 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, and DC31 refers to Dyson DC31 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner.
Below are some of the differences between Dyson DC16 and DC31 Handheld Vacuum Cleaner, you will also find the improvements in D31.
Dyson DC16 vs DC31
1, Power Mode
DC31 has two dual power mode while DC16 has only one.
2, Suction Power
DC31 has stronger suction.
DC16 offers a suction power of 36 air watts while DC31 offers two – 38 airwatts or 65 airwatts.
3, Battery Life.
DC31 improves the battery life, but not much.
DC16 runs up to 6 minutes per charge while DC31 runs 10 minutes in regular mode or 6 minutes in high speed mode.
4, Bin Capacity
DC16 has a larger bin.
DC31 has a 0.09 gallon bin while it is 0.21 gallons for DC16.
5, Way to Empty Bin
To empty DC16 bin, you have to remove the bin, then dump the dirt. For DC31, you just hold the unit over a trash bin, then press a button, the contents will fall out from the bottom.
DC31 is a bit lighter.
DC16 weighs 3.3 pounds while DC31 weighs 2.9 pounds. Because of the lighter weight, it is easier to vacuum with the DC31 than DC16, and it reduces the ache in your hand, wrist and arm.
7, Weight Distribution
DC16 is somewhat unbalanced while DC31 has better weight distribution and is more comfortable to use.
DC31 is slightly smaller.
Dimensions of DC16 are 18.3″ x 4.3″ x 8.9″ while the dimensions of DC31 are 12.7″ x 4.5″ x 8.07″ (HxWxD).
The battery charger stand of DC16 can be wall-mounted while the charger of DC31 cannot.