Top 4 Best Alternatives To The Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaners

April 9, 2019, 6:34 a.m.

Introducing the Dyson vacuum cleaners

Dyson has been producing one of the best cordless vacuum cleaners on the market for a long time. 

The prices on the oldest models Dyson V6 start with ~$200 and ends up at around $700 for the latest and most intelligent model - Dyson V11 Torque Drive. 

Let's be honest, there are no alternatives for the latest Dyson V10 and V11 on the market. They did become the best in this niche for the price and cleaning performance. 

Let's have a quick look at the newest models: 

The Dyson V10 is powered by the Dyson digital motor. It generates the suction power of a full-size vacuum. In high power settings, it delivers 150 AW. 

It also has a 760 ml dustbin that is a big one for a cordless machine. The Dyson V10 generates enough power to provide deep cleaning on carpet flooring even on medium power settings. The cleaner is perfect for pet hair. 

The built-in battery lasts up to 60 minutes before the vacuum needs to recharge. 

The V10 and V11 might be the only cordless vacuum cleaners that provide deep cleaning on all types of carpet flooring even high-pile ones. 

The Absolute version comes with two main cleaning heads: soft-roller one for hardwood floor cleaning and the Torque drive cleaner head that agitates dust and dirt from carpets. 

The Dyson V11 is equipped with a display that shows estimated battery level and allows switching between three cleaning modes: eco, auto, boost. 

Also, it has the same torque drive head inside which you will find a floor detection sensor that boosts up suction power once it identifies carpeted surface. 

Even though, the Dyson V10 has one of the most powerful motors in the industry, the V11delivers 185 AW in the boost mode. 

Aside from the display, more suction, and floor detection, the Dyson V11 provides longer cleaning even with a motorized brush and makes less noise than the V10. 

Other than that, the Dyson V11 has the same design, same dustbin size, charging dock, and filtration system as the Dyson V10. 

When it comes to older versions like the Dyson V6, V7 and V8, there are alternatives on the market that can compete with Dyson. Let's have a look at the best of them.


Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Alternatives Comparison Chart

Model name Tineco A10 Tineco A11 Shark ION F80 (IF281) Roidmi F8 Storm
Battery life (standard mode) 25 min 30 min 40 min 55 min
Max mode 7 min 14 10 min 10 min
Batteries in the box 1 (Hero); 2 (Master) 2 2 1 battery pack
Suction power (AW) 100 AW 120 AW 100 AW 115 AW
Suction power (Pa) N/A N/A N/A 18,500
Dustbin size 400 ml 600 ml 320 ml N/A
LED lights yes yes yes yes
Charging time 3 h 3 h 3.5 h 2.5 h
Battery capacity 2,000 mAh 2,500 mAh N/A 2,500 mAh
Wall-hanging design no yes yes yes
Power settings 2 2 2 3
HEPA yes yes yes yes
Weight 5.03 lbs 5.5 lbs 8.7 lbs 3.75
Warranty 12 months 24 months 60 months 24 months

Tineco A10 

The Tineco A10 offers 2 models: Hero and Master. We have already talked about Tineco vacuum cleaners and what are the differences between the A10 and A11 series vs. Hero and Master. In short - Master models come with extra accessories including a LED-light soft-roller head for hardwood floor cleaning. 

The Tineco A10 series comes equipped with a detachable battery (one in the Hero, Master includes two). You can use one battery while the other one is charging. Two batteries provide longer runtime which makes the Tineco A10 suitable for bigger households. One 2,000 mAh battery gives you 25 minutes of runtime in normal mode and 7 - in max mode. The master option gives you twice more time. 

The motor delivers 100 AW in a max mode which is enough to provide carpet cleaning, but the Tineco would not deep clean your carpets, keep that in mind. 

The A10 is equipped with a 4-stage filtration system including HEPA. It makes the Tineco safe for everyone who suffers from an allergy or asthma. 

The main machine's parts are detachable and can be washed. The A10 has a 400 ml dustbin which is a bit small and highly recommended to empty after each use. 

Tineco has a power switch-lock to keep the trigger in "on" position as long as you need to. 

The vacuum is lightweight, it is only 5.03 lbs. The dual charging powerhouse stores almost all the accessories that come in the box with the cleaner. 

There are two cleaning head: one is for carpet cleaning, it has stiff bristles, and the other one is for bare floor. Both have LED lights that help to see dust everywhere. Please note, the Hero version comes with a multitasker power brush (the one for carpet), while the Master has the soft-roller as well. The vacuum comes with a 2-year warranty. 

Tineco A11

Both of the Tineco A11 have two 2,500 mAh batteries in the package that provide 30 minutes of runtime in regular mode and 14 min in max mode each. 

Same as with the A10 series, the A11 has one or two heads in the box with LED lights. The Hero comes equipped with a carpet-related one, while the Master has two brushes. 

The dustbin is bigger, it holds 600 ml of dust and also recommended to empty after each cleaning cycle. The A11 is equipped with a 4-stage HEPA filtration. Unlike Dyson's filters that have to be washed and get dry for about 24 hours before is ready to be used again, the Tineco's filter is easier to clean. All you need is to get rid of the dust using the filter cleaning tool, and the vacuum is ready to go again. 

The powerful motor delivers 120 AW in max mode, and it can be compared to the Dyson V8 in terms of cleaning performance especially on carpet. 

The vacuum has the dual charging powerhouse that works the same as the one that comes with the A10 series. It holds almost all of the 16 pieces of accessories in one place. 

Unlike Dyson's power button that has to be held all the cleaning time, the Tineco has a power switch lock that keeps the trigger in "on" position. 
The Tineco A11 comes with a one-year warranty. 

Shark ION F80 (IF281)

The Shark ION F80 has MultiFLEX technology. It gives the ability to bend the wand to get to hard-to-reach areas easily. Thanks to this feature, you can fold the vacuum over for compact storage while the batteries are charging. 

It has 2 detachable batteries that both last up to 80 minutes. 

Shark does not specify this, so we assume, the filter is not HEPA which means the vacuum is not suitable for those who suffer from an allergy or asthma. 

The dustbin holds about 300 ml of dust which is one the smallest size. 

The head has LED lights. 

Roidmi F8 Storm

The Roindmi F8 Storm delivers up to 18500 Pa of suction in max mode. The brushless DC motor generates 115 AW in max mode.

The machine comes equipped with a detachable 2,500 mAh battery that gives you up to 55 minutes of runtime in a standard mode and about 10 minutes in high power settings. 

The vacuum is equipped with a 4-stage filtration system including HEPA. It makes the F8 Storm perfect for those who suffer from an allergy and asthma. 

The vacuum cleaner has two main cleaning heads: the soft-roller for hardwood flooring and the other one has bristles for carpet cleaning. Though the soft roller bar does an excellent job of picking up dirt efficiently on both surfaces. 

The head is flexible and adjustable, it helps to reach even the tightest places. Automatic searchlight in the dark by a photosensitive sensor tracks dust in dark places. 

Unlike other wall-hanging designs when you have to unscrew the holder to make the vacuum be holding on a wall, the F8 has a magnetic holder. 

The coolest part of the Roidmi F8 Storm - its app. The app shows battery level, cleaning time, alert when the dustbin needs to be emptied, and the filter has to be changed. The APP also tells you the calorie consumption index for doing the cleaning.


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