Dyson V11 Review: What Makes It The Best In The Industry?

April 2, 2019, 1:36 p.m.

Dyson released its latest and most powerful vacuum cleaner - Dyson V11. It has three versions: Torque Drive, Animal, and Absolute. We will talk about the differences between the three options. So far, it is the best intelligent cordless vacuum cleaner on the market. You curious why?

Let's compare the Dyson V11 vs. Dyson V10. Are the extra features worth paying more? 

Features Dyson V11 Absolute
Dyson V11 Torque Drive

Dyson V10 Absolute
Power Watt 185 W 150 W
Battery Life 70 min 60 min
Charging Time 270 min 210 min
Dustbin Capacity 760 ml 760 ml
HEPA Filter Yes Yes
Washable Filter Yes Yes
Suction Power 28,000 Pa N/A
Battery Type Nickel Cobalt Aluminum Nickel Cobalt Aluminum
Noise Level 68 dB 75 dB
Working Modes Eco, Auto, Boost Eco, Auto, Boost
Weight 6.68 lbs 5.90 lbs
Nozzle Width 9.8 in 10.1 in
Length 50.6 in 49 in
Warranty 24 months 24 months
LCD Display Yes No
Countdown Timer Yes No
Dynamic Load Sensor (DLS) system Yes No
Price ~$598 ~$499

The Dyson V10 and V11 battery life

  Low power settings Medium power settings High power settings
Dyson V10 46-61 minutes 26-30 minutes 5-9 minutes
Dyson V11 66-81 minutes 39-43 minutes 8-14 minutes


The Dyson V11 looks very similar to its predecessor - the Dyson V10. Same dustbin that opens up the way the Dyson V10 does. It has the cordless stick body with trigger power controls, in-hand dust bin, and versatile cleaning heads and attachments. It comes in three color options: Nickel & Blue, Copper, and Nickel & Purple. 

Dyson V11 the newest and the best cordless vacuum cleaner on the market

Cleaning performance

Dyson V11 Absolute cleaning performance

Since the Dyson V10 has a powerful motor that provides excellent cleaning performance, the Dyson V11 has even more airflow. It delivers 28k Pa, which is crazy for a cordless vacuum. 

It has good suction not only on high power settings but even on medium power.  The Dyson V11 performs better at picking the smallest particulars on carpet. 

Even though it has stronger suction, the Dyson V11 makes less noise when working compared to the Dyson V10. 

The Dyson V11 performs flawlessly on carpet thanks to the strong suction, a sensor that recognizes surface and a torque cleaning head. It does a great job on hard floor as well. 

The most extended battery

It is another thing that has changed. 

The Dyson V10 works for about an hour with a suction attachment on low power; the V11 works up to 60 minutes when using the torque drive head on low power. 

With a fluffy roller, it lasts up to 14 minutes on max mode, about 40 minutes on medium power settings and the whole 66-80 minutes on Max mode depending on the accessory you use. 

As expected, with the extended battery life, you get 4.5 hours of recharge time compared to 3.5 hours in the Dyson V10. 
Also, because of the battery, the Dyson V11 weighs one pound more than its brother. 

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The Dyson V11 Review & Tests

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The difference between Dyson V11 versions

Dyson V11 Torque Drive, Animal and Absolute versions: the differences explained

Dyson offers three V11 models: Dyson V11 Torque Drive, Dyson V11 Animal, and Dyson V11 Absolute.

Unfortunately, the Absolute option is not available on the US market and apparently not going to be anytime soon, but you can get it if you live in Europe for around $740. The Torque Drive option is not on sale on the European market. The Animal version is available to buy anywhere in the world. 

What's in the box with the Torque Drive? 

  • Extension Wand
  • Toque Drive Cleaning Head
  • Mini motorized tool (useful when the V11 is used as a handheld, it provides better cleaning performance on fabrics, pet hair, etc.)
  • Combination Tool
  • Crevice Tool
  • Mini Soft Dusting Brush 
  • Stubborn Dirt Brush
  • Docking Station
  • Charger.

V11 Torque Drive vs. V11 Animal: what is the difference? 

Two things make the V11 Torque Drive different from the Animal option: the screen type and accessories in the box. 

The Animal lacks a soft dusting brush which is not a big deal in our opinion. You can buy it separately.  

Another noticeable thing is different: the LCD and LED displays. The V11 Torque Drive has an LCD screen that allows choosing cleaning modes. If there is a lack of suction or the filter needs cleaning, the screen shows how to rectify the problem. You can also see estimated battery life with a helpful countdown timer. It lets you know when the battery needs to recharge. 

The Animal option comes with an LCD screen. It is more basic than the LED one. It also allows choosing between cleaning modes and shows battery level indicator but with no countdown timer. 

Dyson V11 Torque Drive vs. V11 Absolute

As we said before, the Dyson V11 Absolute is not available on the US market. How much the US misses? 

The Dyson V11 Absolute has all the same extra tools that the V11 Torque Drive comes with. Also, the Absolute version has a soft roller cleaning head that works better on hard floors. The Torque Head does a superb job on bare floor as well, yet it might be struggling with big debris like cereals but performs much better than the one that comes with the Dyson V10. The Absolute version has the same LCD screen with a countdown timer. 

The Animal version also does not include the soft roller brush. 

If you need the soft roller, you can buy it separately. 

Dyson V10 vs. V11: what has changed?

  • Battery life

Both models suppose to work the same one hour on eco mode, but is there any significant difference between both? 

  Low power settings Medium power settings High power settings
Dyson V10 46-61 minutes 26-30 minutes 5-9 minutes
Dyson V11 66-81 minutes 39-43 minutes 8-14 minutes

Low power settings: V10 lasts approximately ~55 minutes with a fluffy head and less with a torque head. 
V11 performs up to 80 minutes with a fluffy head, 65 minutes with the torque head.  
Medium power settings:  V10: 26-28 minutes, depending on the tool you are using. V11 lasts about 39-43 minutes.
High power settings: V10 runs about 5-10 minutes; the V11 lasts up to 14 minutes (with the fluffy head), and 8 minutes with the Torque head. 

Please note, that with the longer battery life you get a heavier one making the V11 weight one pound more. The V11 also needs 4.5 hours to recharge when the V10 got it in 3.5 hours. 

  • Screen

The Dyson V11 comes equipped with a display. The V10 lacks thereof. 

  • More air power

Dyson claims the newest model provides 20% more of cleaning power than the Dyson V10. 

  • Accessories in the box

The V11 Torque Drive comes with all the same accessories that Dyson V10 Animal plus it has a stubborn dirt brush. 
The Dyson V10 Absolute also has a soft roller for bare floor but lacks the stubborn dirt brush. The Dyson V11 Absolute comes with an extra soft roller and the stubborn dirt brush. 

  • The sensor that indicates floor type 

The Dyson V11 has the same Torque Head that comes with the Dyson V10. In terms of cleaning performance, they are the same, and only the newest one has a sensor inside that recognizes carpeted surface. It boosts up suction power when the head touches carpets. 

Let's get into the price and where to get the latest Dyson vacuum cleaner

You can get the Dyson V11 Animal on Amazon for around $600. 

The Dyson V11 Torque Drive model will cost you ~$700.

Pros of the Dyson V11

  1. Reasonably lightweight
  2. Sensor detects flooring type
  3. Long battery life even with a motorized head
  4. The screen allows toggling between cleaning modes and shows estimated battery level
  5. The strongest suction power in the industry
  6. HEPA filter makes it ideal for people with allergy
  7. Has three cleaning modes for different cleaning needs.

Cons of the Dyson V11

  1. Price. The vacuum is pricey but worth every penny because of the new features it has
  2. Short battery life on the Boost cleaning mode.

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