dyson v8 absolute 1Dyson V8 Cord-Free Vacuum Cleaner is new cordless vacuum cleaner from Dyson. It was first released in the UK and now it is being offered in the US, too. Dyson V8 follows design philosophy of Dyson V6 and introduces few very important improvements.

Date: July 30, 2016.

Dyson V6 Cord-free vacuum cleaner is (or was) available in 10 or so, models, that differ in available cleaning tools, level of filtration and similar. For more information about Dyson V6, please check Dyson DC35, DC44, DC59 And V6 Handheld Cordless Vacuums Comparison article.

When it was introduced in UK, Dyson V8 was available in two versions: Absolute and Animal. Since the differences between these models are minimal (for example, Animal model lacks Soft Roller Cleaner Head), we will focus on the differences between V8 Absolute and V6 Absolute cordless vacuums - after all, these two generations are spaced by 2 years of development and testing by Dyson and listening to the V6 users and what they have to say about it.

At the moment of writing this article, both Dyson V8 Absolute and Dyson V6 Absolute are available in the US.

Just like V6 Absolute, Dyson V8 Absolute can be used as lightweight cordless upright vacuum cleaner, or due to dimensions and light weight, as stick vacuum cleaner. By removing extension tube/wand (in few seconds) it converts into handheld cordless vacuum cleaner.

Due to the available cleaning tools, it can be used for cleaning of various surfaces at home, car, boat or similar.

Following table show main similarities and differences between Dyson V8 and V6 Absolute vacuums:

Vacuum Model Dyson V6 Absolute Dyson V8 Absolute
Photo dyson v6 absolute 2   dyson v8 absolute 2
 Motor Type Dyson Digital Motor V6  Dyson Digital Motor V8
Cleaner Head Type  Direct Drive Cleaner Head   Direct Drive Cleaner Head
 Soft Roller Cleaner Head Yes  Yes
 Post Motor Filter  Yes  Yes
 Combination Tool  Yes Yes
 Crevice Tool Yes  Yes
 Mini Soft Dusting Brush  Yes  Yes
Additional Tool For Homes With Pets  Mini Motorized Tool  Mini Motorized Tool 
Battery Lithium-ion Lithium-ion 
Operating Time Up to 20 minutes Up to 40 minutes
Max. Power Mode 6 minutes 7 minutes
Motor 350 W 425 W
 Max. Suction Power 100 Air Watts 115 Air Watts
Bin Volume 0.11 gal 0.14 gal
Charging Time 3.5 hours 5 hours
Weight 5.1 lbs 5.75 lbs
Dimensions (HxWxD) 9.8 x 47.5 x 8.2 inches 9.8 x 49 x 8.8 inches
 Dyson V6 Cord Free Brush Bar Comparison 75% more power 150% more power
 Amazon.com Link Dyson V6 Absolute Dyson V8 Absolute

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As one can see in the table, Dyson V8 is slightly larger and heavier, but it has larger dirt bin, stronger motor, more durable battery and it cleans better.

Dyson V6 Cord Free Vacuum has Motorized Cleaner Head, while Dyson V6 and V8 Absolute have Direct Drive Cleaner Head, with V6 Absolute having 75% and V8 Absolute having 150% more brush bar power. When combined with stronger suction, it leads to better and improved cleaning.

Both V6 and V8 are true HEPA vacuum cleaners with excellent air filtration - very important for people with issues like asthma and allergies.

They also come with practically same additional cleaning tools, that help them to clean various dry surfaces and to clean hard to reach areas and tight spaces, corners and stairs.

Being powered by fade-free lithium battery, maximum operating time of V8 absolute is up to 40 minutes, using attachments like crevice tool and similar. If powered cleaning attachments are used, then operating time is decreased - up to 30 minutes with the Soft Roller Cleaner Head, and up to 25 minutes with the Direct Drive Cleaner Head.

Other main Dyson V6 improvements are reduced noise levels, up to 50% compared with V6, and improved hygienic dirt ejector.

Price - Dyson V6 and V8 are high-end cordless vacuum cleaners with many, very useful features and they dictate the price.

If you need just a second or third vacuum cleaner at home, for a small and quick cleaning, Dyson V6 and V8 are overkill and waste of money.

If you need cordless vacuum cleaner which can be used as an emergency vacuum cleaner in the kitchen or in the kids' room, but also can be used to vacuum entire home or apartment, from floor to ceiling, then consider Dyson V8 Absolute vacuum cleaner.

For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Dyson V8 Absolute Amazon link (link opens in the new window).

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