The Shark Rocket can works as an upright or like a handheld while the Shark Navigator Lift Away can be used as an upright or a portable canister vacuum cleaner.
The Navigator Lift Away features Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology and HEPA filtration that help improve your indoor air quality. And it also has the suction control function for different cleaning needs. While the Shark Rocket does not feature these.
But the Shark Rocket is more compact, and comes with wall mount for easy and compact storage.
Here are some other difference between Shark Rocket and Lift Away:
Shark Rocket vs Shark Navigator Lift Away
|Shark Rocket||Shark Navigator Lift Away|
|Design||Upright / Handheld||Upright / Lift Away Canister|
|Cord Length||From 27 feet to 32 feet, depends on the model you buy, HV300 = 27', HV301 = 30', HV302 = 30', HV302Q = 30', HV300W = 32'||25 - 30 feet depends on the model you purchase|
|Technical Specifications||120V., 60Hz, 500 Watts, 4.2 Amps||120V., 60Hz, 1200 Watts, 10 Amps|
|Bagged or Bagless||Bagless||Bagless|
|Dust Bin Capacity||0.472 dry quarts|
smaller than the Navigator Lift Away
|1.2 dry quarts to the fill line and 3.0 dry quarts real usable capacity|
|Brushroll Speeds||2 speeds, slow and high speeds for cleaning different surfaces||one speed|
no control to regulate the suction.
allows you to turn down the airflow when a light suction is needed.
|Weight||under 8 pounds||Full unit weighs 12.5 lb, the canister alone is 7.5 lb.|
|Dimensions||46" x 9.8" x 10.5" (H x W x D)||45.2” x 11.4” x 12.4”|
HEPA and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology Traps 99.99% of Dust
|Manual Height Adjustment||No|
no way to adjust the height of the vac manually to match carpet's/rug's pile height.
No height adjustment for brush roller
|Color||Orange and Blue||Lavender|
|Cost||Shark Navigator Lift Away is cheaper than the Shark Rocket.|
|Warranty||5 year||5 year|
|Manual||Shark Rocket Manual Download Link from Official Site||Download Shark Navigator Lift Away Manual from Official Site|