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Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Models Comprison

Things you may want to know about before making a purchase, because many other people concern about them.

First, all of the Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners are bagless and battery powered. All of them do NOT operate while charging, which means you cannot use it to vacuum with cord attached.

Second, all of the Dyson cordless units use Trigger type On/Off design, Dyson claimed that such design can save battery power and then extend running time. However, with this design, you have to keep pressing the trigger when in use. Some people like such design while others does not like it because they feel it cause finger fatigue. So you’d better try it before buying if you never had one. Test it at local stores, or borrow one from friends or neighbors if possible.

Third, though the battery pack on the unit is replaceable, you have to use a screw driver to unscrew 2 (on V6) or 3 (on V7,V8,V10) phillips screws to remove the battery pack. So this is not a design that allows you to have a second battery pack to conveniently swap to use in your daily cleaning jobs. For those who prefer a cordless vacuum with 2 swappable batteries, please think over.

Now, if you decide to buy one but get confused by the various similar models, here are some info that may make it clear. We list major difference between them.

Dyson Cyclone V10 vs V7 vs V8

Vacuum CleanerV10 CycloneV7V8
MotorDyson digital V10 motor spins at up to 125,000rpm Dyson digital V7 motor spins at up to 107,000rpm Dyson digital V8 motor spins at up to 107,000rpm
Cyclone Technology14 concentric array cyclones2 Tier Radial cyclones with 15 cyclones. 2 Tier Radial cyclones with 15 cyclones.
Bin Size0.2 gallons (Model Motorhead has only 0.14 gallons)0.14 gallons 0.14 gallons
Cleaner HeadTorque Drive Cleaner Head (Motorhead has Direct Drive Cleaner Head ) Direct Drive Cleaner Head Direct Drive Cleaner Head
Power Modes & Suction Power3 power modes, 16AW on low, 33AW on medium, 151 AW on max 2 power modes, 21 AW on Powerful mode, 100 AW on Max mode2 power modes, 28 AW on Powerful mode, 115 AW on Max mode
Battery25.2V, 20.8A,2600mAh,66 Wh,7 cell Lithium-ion Battery, takes 3.5 hour to fully charge. Runs up to 60 minutes on low, up to 35 minutes or so on medium, about 7 minutes on high.21.6V,16.2A, 2100mAh,46Wh,6 cell Lithium-ion Battery, takes 3.5 hour to fully charge. Runs up to 30 minutes on low, 6 minutes on high.21.6V,18.5A, 2800mAh,65Wh,6 cell Lithium-ion Battery, takes 5 hour to fully charge. Runs up to 40 minutes on low, 7 minutes on high.
Filtrationone piece filter, HEPAHEPA or Standard (Absolute and Motorhead) HEPA

About V6. Though it is the lowest price one of the four. But its running time on low setting is the shortest one, bin is the smallest, tools are harder to switch.

V7 use the direct drive cleaner head, has better brush bar power than the V6 and longer running time on low setting, but suction power on low setting is down from 28 air watts to 21 air watts compared to V6.

V8 has greater suction power than the V7, 28 air watts versus 21 air watts on previous model at low setting, 115 air watts versus 100 air watts at high setting. And it provides 10 minutes longer running time on low setting. But the change on the battery also increase its charging time, the other models only require 3.5 hours to recharge while the V8 needs 5 hours to fully charge.

V10 provides the most powerful suction on the max mode, much greater than the previous models. Its design is different from the previous models, such as the hygienic point and shoot empty mechanism, adding one more power mode, the one piece filter to replace the pre-motor filter and post motor filter. It can run up to 60 minutes with a non motorized tool on low setting(16 air watts is not strong enough for most vacuuming jobs), but the running time on medium (33 air watts suction power) and high setting(151 air watts) are not better than the V8 low setting(28 air watts) and high setting(115 air watts). One more thing you should know about the Cyclone V10 — with the redesign on the unit, you have to remove the tools/wand before emptying the bin. The previous models do not require you to remove tools/wand to empty. It seems the new design is not as convenient as the older models, but for the old models, there is also chances to open the dust bin accidentally, then spill dust.

Buy the V6 if you just want to try a Dyson cordless vacuum.

V7 or V8. The V7 is a little cheaper than the V8. Buy the V7 if you want 1.5 hours shorter charging time. Choose the V8 if you want better suction power and longer running time.

Buy the V10 if you have enough budget, and need one with larger bin, and the most powerful suction for occasional intensive cleaning.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute vs Animal vs Motorhead Cordless Vacuum Cleaners

The Cyclone V10 has some redesign compared to previous models, such as adding one more power mode, hygienic “point and shoot” empty mechanism, one piece filter to replace dual filters. It provides much more suction power at max mode than the V6,V7 and V8 models.

The V10 Absolute and Animal is the same except for color and accessories. The Motorhead is different from the above versions, it has a small dust cup and it does NOT come with the new Torque drive cleaner head, instead, it includes the Direct drive cleaner head like the previous generation.

Vacuum CleanerBin CapacityWeightColorIncluded Tools
V10 Absolute0.2 gallons5.9 lbsBlue,Copper,BlackTorque drive cleaner head,Soft roller cleaner head,Mini Motorhead,Mini soft dusting brush,Combination
tool,Crevice tool,Docking station,Charger
V10 Animal0.2 gallons5.9 lbsPurpleTorque drive cleaner head,Mini Motorhead,Mini soft dusting brush,Combination tool,Crevice tool,Docking
V10 Motorhead0.14 gallons5.5 lbsRedDirect drive cleaner head,Combination tool,Crevice tool,Docking station,Charger

Dyson V7 Absolute vs Motorhead vs Animal vs HEPA Cordless Vacuum Cleaners

Not all of the V7 cordless models feature HEPA filtration; the color of the cyclone part and the wand is the obvious thing that makes them different from each other; the model that comes with more tools are more expensive.

Vacuum CleanerHEPA FiltrationColorIncluded ToolsOfficial Price
V7 AbsoluteNoBlack/RedDirect drive cleaner head,soft roller cleaner head,Mini Motorhead,Mini soft dusting brush,Combination tool,Crevice tool,Docking station,Charger$349.99 (2019-02-28)
V7 MotorheadNoFuchsiaDirect drive cleaner head,Combination tool,Crevice tool,Docking station,Charger$249.99 (2019-02-28)
V7 AnimalYesIronSoft roller cleaner head,Mini Motorhead,Mini soft dusting brush,Combination tool,Crevice tool,Docking station,Charger$299.99 (2019-02-28)
V7 HEPAYesWhiteDirect drive cleaner head,Combination tool,Crevice tool,Docking station,Charger$239.29 (2019-02-28)

Compare Dyson Ball Compact vs Small Ball what’s the difference?

Both of these 2 Dyson upright vacuum cleaners are small and lightweight, they are lighter to carry up/down stairs and around your home, and save more storage space than a Dyson’s full size upright vacuum such as the Dyson Ball and Cinetic Big Ball. But with less suction power, smaller dust cup.

They are similar but not identical to each other.


Suction Power
The Ball Compact has a suction power of 128AW versus 150AW on the Small Ball.

Both are light, the Ball Compact weighs 11.6 lbs whereas the Small Ball weighs 12.15 lbs.

Cord Length
The Ball Compact has a cord length of 25ft. versus 31ft. on the Small Ball.

Ball Compact dimensions are 30.1″ x 11″ x 13.9″.
Small Ball dimensions are 31.8″ x 11.0″ x 14.1″ .

The handle on the Small Ball is detachable whereas the Ball Compact handle is not removable.

Suction Control
The Small Ball has a suction control slider on the cleaner head whereas the Ball Compact has no suction control.

The Ball Compact features Whole-machine HEPA filtration whereas the Small Ball does not feature HEPA filtration.

Two tiers of cyclones increase airflow for powerful suction and capture fine dust.
Washable lifetime filter.
0.21 gallon bin capacity.
Self-adjusting cleaner head adjusts between carpeted surfaces and hard floors automatically.
Extendable handle collapsed for compact storage.
One button press to empty bin.
Backed by 5 year limited warranty.
ON/OFF button is located on body of the vacuum.

If you are an allergy sufferer, the HEPA filter might be the biggest thing you want to take into consideration, the Ball Compact should be better since it has Whole-machine HEPA filtration.

Compare Dyson Ball vs Small Ball Upright what’s the difference?

The Dyson Ball upright is full size whereas the Small Ball upright is smaller, lighter to carry and saves more storage space than the full size Ball. If you are deciding between these 2, the Ball fits those big house whereas the Small Ball is for smaller space. Below is the comparison info that provides more details.


The Ball is much heavier, it weighs 17.32 lbs versus 12.15 lbs on the Small Ball.

Suction Power
The Ball has a suction power of 270 air watts whereas the Small Ball has 150 air watt suction power.

Dust Cup Capacity
The Ball has a much larger bin, it holds up to 0.55 gallons while the Small Ball holds only 0.21 gallons.

Suction Control
The Small Ball has a suction control slider on top of the cleaner head, it seems that the Ball does not have this slider.

The Ball features HEPA filtration whereas the Small Ball does not.

Cyclone Technology
The Dyson Ball features Radial Root Cyclone technology while the Small Ball uses 2 Tier Radial cyclone.

Cord Length
The Ball has a 30ft. cord versus 31ft. on the Small Ball.

Max Reach
The Ball has a max reach of 51ft versus 42ft on the Small Ball.

Dimensions (HxWxD)
The Ball is bulkier, its dimensions are 42.4″ x 13.4″ x 15.4″ whereas the Small Ball dimensions are 31.8″ x 11.0″ x 14.1″.

The included accessories vary depending on which versions you buy.

They have self-adjusting cleaner head that automatically adjust for hard floors and carpeted surfaces;
ball technology for easy steering;
hygienic bin emptying that only requires a button push;
5 year limited warranty;
both cleaner head can be detached for removing blockage;
washable filters.

If you know more info about the Dyson Ball and Small Ball upright vacuum cleaners, please share.

Dyson V8 vs V6 what’s the difference?

Dyson V6 Absolute vs V8 Absolute

Dyson just added a new vacuum – the Dyson V8 to its cordless vacuum cleaner familiy, this new vacuum looks similar to its predecessor – the battery driven V6. However, they are not identical to each other, there is design changes and improvements on the V8.
Below is some main differences between the Dyson cordless V6 and V8.

The Dyson V8 is powered by the Dyson digital motor V8 that is claimed to generate more powerful suction power than the Dyson digital motor V6 that powers the Dyson V6 vacuum.
The Dyson Digital Motor V8 operates at 425W while the Dyson Digital Motor V6 runs at 350W.

Suction Power
The Dyson V8 generates 115 air watts max suction power versus 100 air watts on the V6.

Battery and Running Time
Dyson V8 is powered by the new Nickel Cobalt Aluminum lithium-ion batteries whereas the V6 uses Nickel Manganese Cobalt Lithium-ion Battery.
According to Dyson, the new battery chemistry enables V8 to runs longer than the V6.
Based on the info provided by Dyson, the V8 can run up to 40 minutes with the small attachments like the crevice tool and dusting brush at standard mode, up to 30 minutes when using with mini motorized tool and soft roller cleaner head, up to 25 minutes when using with the direct-drive cleaner head. At max power mode, the V8 runs up to 7 minutes with any of the tools.
At standard mode, the V6 runs up to 20 minutes with the crevice tool and dusting brush attached, up to 17 minutes when using with the mini motorized tool, up to 16 minutes with the motorized floor tool and hard floor head attached. At max mode, it runs up to 6 minutes with any of the accessories attached.

Battery Life Indicator
The V6 only has a blue light to warn about low battery whereas the V8 now has a batter life indicator that tells the remaining battery power.

Charging Time
On the manual, it shows that the V8 needs 5 hours to fully charge whereas the V6 takes 3.5 hours to fully charge.

Dust Empty System
This is another big change.
With the new bin emptying design – hygienic dirt ejector on the V8, you can just pull and lift upwards the red lever to empty the bin without touching any dirt.
There is rubber collar that scrape off the mess that built up and stuck inside.
The V6 uses bottom empty dust cup, you press a red button to open the bin base to release the dirt. It does not have the mechanism that allows you to lift up the cyclone part to scrape off the collected mess. Sometimes you may have to use your finger to remove dirt and debris that stuck inside the bin.

Noise Level
According to Dyson, the V8 is quieter than V6.
This attributes to acoustic design improvements – acoustic engineered airways, post filter media, open cell foam, closed cell foam, acoustic felt, and acoustic baffle.
These regulate air flow paths, absorb vibrations, muffle sound, therefore reduce noise volume.

Dust Cup Capacity
Both have a small size bin, however, the V8 has a bit larger bin, its bin capacity is 0.14 gallons whereas the V6 holds up to 0.11 gallons.

The V8 is heavier. For example, the V8 Absolute weighs 5.75 lbs whereas the V6 Absolute weighs 5.1 lbs.

Dimensions (HxWxD)
The dimensions of V8 are 9.8″ x 49″ x 8.8″
The dimensions of V6 are 9.8″ x 47.5″ x 8.2″

You can download manuals to learn more if you like.
Dyson V8 Absolute Manual
Dyson V6 Absolute Manual

If you have any experience with these Dyson battery driven vacuum cleaners, please share below.

Compare Dyson DC56 vs V6 what’s the difference?

We will discuss the difference between Dyson DC56 and V6 within this post.
Dyson V6 vs DC56

Motor Type: Dyson Digital Motor V2 vs V6
The Dyson Hard DC56 use Dyson Digital Motor V2 whereas the V6 use the Dyson Digital Motor V6.
Dyson Digital Motor V2 – 200W, is a single-phase brushless DC motor, spins up to 104,000 revolutions per minute
Dyson Digital Motor V6 – 350W, this power-dense motor uses digital pulse technology and a neodymium magnet to spin at up to 110,000 rpm. I

Cyclone Technology: Root Cyclone technology vs 2 Tier Radial Cyclones
The DC56 features Root Cyclone technology whereas the V6 use 2 Tier Radial Cyclones.
DC56’s Root Cyclone technology has 6 cyclones that generate high centrifugal forces, up to 70,000 times the force of gravity, that cause dust and particles to be flung out of the airflow and into the bin.
The V6’s 2 Tier Radial cyclones has 15 cyclones, arranged across two tiers, work in parallel to increase airflow and capture more fine dust.

DC56 does not use HEPA filter.
V6 feature whole machine HEPA filtration which captures particles as small as 0.3 microns that makes the air that leaves the machine is cleaner than the air you breathe.

Suction Power
Both have dual power modes, the V6 generate more suction power in max power mode.
DC56 – 28 AW in normal mode and 65 AW in max power mode
V6 – 28 AW in normal mode and 100 AW in max power mode

Battery Life
DC56 – 15 minutes in normal mode, or 6 minutes in max power mode
V6 – 20 minutes in normal mode, or 6 minutes in max power mode

Bin Capacity
Both have a small dust chamber.
DC56 holds up to 0.09 gallons versus 0.11 gallons on the V6.

Cleaner Head Options
DC56 has only one cleaner head option – the Double-edge cleaner head, it combines suction and a wet wipe, this cleaner head is designed specifically for cleaning hard floor.
V6 family includes a few models, you can choose a Motorized cleaner head, or a Soft roller cleaner head, or a Direct-drive cleaner head.

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