Last update 4th July 2020
Dyson vs Shark – A hard choice for years
It is very difficult for many users to decide whether to opt Dyson advanced cordless vacuum the Cyclone V10 model or to buy a Shark cordless vacuum to save a huge amount of money.
So, in this post, we will look at the key value and benefits of Dyson Cyclone V10 model, and compare this model with Shark cordless unit in performance and price value. In the end, you can decide which brand is a better deal for your home.
Dyson Cyclone V10
Dyson Cyclone V10 is a new design, compared to the Dyson V8 series. The key difference of these 2 series is that Dyson V10 has a straight configuration to achieve better airflow (20% to 25%) compared to Dyson V8.
Besides, the model cyclone V10 has a new cleaner head with a motor placed inside the brushroll. It is claimed that this torque cleaner head can pick up 20% finer particle than the V8.
In reality, Dyson Cyclone V10 can pick up what is left after using any cordless Shark vacuum. This benefit is a vital point for allergic sufferers.
Interestingly, this model has up to 3-speed settings. You still have to trigger to give the airflow. The maximal running time is 60 minutes and the lowest running time is 15 minutes (max speed).
Dyson Cyclone V10 is very lightweight, it is about 5.85 lbs and not top-heavy at all.
With these major improvement, the unit price is very expensive for a cordless vacuum you may afford. It ranges from $400 -$500 depending on the model (Animal, Absolute, basic motorhead).
Shark cordless vacuum
Shark has a wide array of cordless vacuum units with a more breathable price. Generally speaking, a cordless Shark vacuum price is just 1/3 to 1/2 of a Dyson unit.
Unlike Dyson cyclone V10, Shark cordless vacuum usually applies a removable battery pack, which is handy for charging or upgrading running time. A cordless shark vacuum can run for 40 minutes up to 80 minutes (2 battery packs).
While the price is much cheaper, the performance of Shark cordless vacuum is very satisfying. You can clean from ceiling to the floor, upholstery, under furniture…without difficulty.
A lot of Shark cordless vacuum uses a Duoclean brushroll which can clean all floor types. On the contrary to Dyson model, you have to switch the cleaner head from hard floor cleaner to carpet cleaner when using a Dyson unit. This is a great plus point in terms of convenience.
The cleaning effectiveness is highly rated and the support of Shark customer service is also outstanding.
The most popular issue of the Shark cordless vacuum is that it is top-heavy.
You will notice this difference clearly when using as a hand-held cleaner. This is not good for users with wrist pain.
Should you choose Dyson Cyclone V10 or Shark vacuum?
The answer to this question is varied depending much on your budget, your perceived value of each model. Although Dyson model is very powerful and well constructed, its price tag is a big barrier to consumers.
Shark cordless vacuum performance is great and the price is affordable. However, its top-heavy shortcoming is a major downside. Hopefully, in the future, this issue can be resolved.