Hoover Linx BH50010 vs Shark Navigator Freestyle Cordless SV1106 which is better for your needs?

These 2 cordless stick vacuum cleaners are similar, we’ll compare them side by side below to help you buy the right one.

Some key difference that may influence your buying decision.

Battery Type
The Hoover Linx uses Lithium Ion battery while the Shark Navigator Freestyle uses nickel–metal hydride battery.

Charging Time
The Linx takes less than 4 hours to charge while the Navigator Freestyle takes 4 to 7 hours to fully charge.

Charging Base
The Shark SV1106 includes a charging base for charging while the Linx does not have a charging stand.
Some people like the charging base while others hate it because they think it is cumbersome and inconvenient.

The Shark Navigator Freestyle carries one year limited warranty while the Linx carries 2 year warranty.

Battery Life Indicator
The Hoover Linx BH50010 features a battery-fuel gauge that allows you to see how much power it has left while the Shark does not have.

Control Button
The power control of the Linx is on the handle while it is on the top of the floor nozzle on the Shark.
One for fingertip control and one for foot control (or you can bend down to press it using your hand).

Some users said that the swivel feature on the Shark Navigator Freestyle makes it more maneuverable than the Linx.

More details, read the comparison table below.

Compare Shark Navigator Freestyle vs Hoover Linx

 Shark Navigator Freestyle Cordless SV1106 Stick VacuumHoover Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner BH50010
Shark Navigator Freestyle Cordless SV1106  Stick Vacuum
Price$179.99 at Hoover.com on September 11, 2014
Bagged or BaglessBaglessBagless
Dirt Bin Capacity Not SpecifiedNot Specified
Clear Dirt Cup YesYes
Battery Life IndicatorNoFuel Gauge
shows you the remaining battery power
Fully Charge IndicatorYes, there is a blue charging light.Yes
Power SourceBattery OperatedBattery Powered
Battery TypeSV1106 is powered by NiMH battery.Lithium Ion
Power10.8 Volts or 14.4 Volts18 Volts
Run Timeapproximately 12 minutes while brush is on, and 17 minutes on bare floor cleaningabout 15 minutes
Replaceable BatteryYesYes
Charge Timeabout 4 to 7 hours less than 4 hours
Motorized BrushrollYesYes
Brushroll On/OffYesYes
Washable FiltersYesYes
HEPA FiltrationNoNo
Weight7.5 lbs7.3 pounds
Nozzle Width10"11"
Height AdjustmentNoSelf Adjust, No Manual Settings
Brushed Edge CleaningNoYes
HandleFixed, not foldingFixed
Cleaning WandNoNo
Speed optionsbrush on high speed
brush off low speed
brush On or Off
Swivel FeatureYes, swivel steering for easy maneuvercan swivel, but does not swivel very much, like 30 degree or so
ColorWhiteBlack and Glacier Blue
Vacuum Height46 inches43.5 inches
Full Bin IndicatorNoNo
Charging BaseYesNo
Warranty1 year limited warranty2 year limited warranty
ManualDownload ManualUser Guide

According to our research online, more people likes the Hoover Linx over the Shark SV1106.

Please share your reviews on Hoover Linx BH50010/Shark Navigator Freestyle SV1106 below if you own these vacuum cleaners.

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