Here are some key difference between Shark NV80 and NV355 to help you find out which one is better for your home cleaning needs.
NV355 vs NV80
According to product description, the dust bin on NV80 has a capacity at three times that of the original Navigator that has a 2.4 dry quarts capacity.
The NV355 dust cup holds 2.2 dry quarts (to the fill line), 4.4 dry quarts (completely filled).
So, the dust chamber on NV80 is larger.
Portable Lift Away Canister
The vacuum canister on the NV355 is detachable for more portable cleaning, this Lift Away design allows you to turn the upright unit into a handheld vacuum.
While the NV80 does not have this lift away feature.
Dust-Away Bare Floor Attachment
The NV355 includes a Dust Away Bare Floor Tool with a Microfiber Pad for hard floor cleaning, while the Shark NV80 does not come with these accessories.
The NV355 comes with an 8-inch Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, and Pet Hair Power Brush.
While the NV80 comes with a 5.5-inch Crevice Tool, 16-inch Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, and Pet Hair Power Brush.
Pet Power Brush
The Pet Hair Power Brush on Shark NV80 and NV355 are different. The one on NV355 has a transparent cover. You can see that from the image below.
The NV355 comes with one extension wand while the NV80 comes with 2 cleaning wands: one without handle and one with handle.
The handle on the NV355 is detachable while the NV80 has a fixed handle that cannot be removed.
The NV355 is white with silver while the NV80 is white with gold.
have Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology and HEPA filtration to trap and hold 99.9%+ of dust and allergens inside the vacuum, and expel cleaner air;
features the swivel steering for easy maneuvering around obstacles and corners;
motorized beater bar with brush off switch;
5 year warranty.
Overall, while deciding between these 2 Shark upright vacuum cleaners, the bin size and the lift away design are 2 key things to consider.
For more portability, choose the NV355 that has the lift away pod; for larger bin, buy the NV80 that is equipped with Shark’s largest capacity dust cup.