Updated 22 Nov 2018

Dyson

V8 Absolute

Snapshot: The Dyson V8 Absolute is a stick vacuum cleaner with a 0.4L bin bin. How well does it clean your floors and carpet?

V8 Absolute
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$999

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Test results

Overall score
83
Hard floor
?/10
Carpet quick clean
?/10
Full carpet clean
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good hard floor cleaning.
  • Good quick carpet cleaning.
  • Very good thorough carpet cleaning.
  • Excellent pet-hair removal.
  • Easy to use.
  • Acceptable at corner-and-edges cleaning.
  • Good hand-held cleaning.
  • Has HEPA filter.

But

  • Small bin.

How we test

We’ve run out of our test carpet and the manufacturer doesn’t make it anymore, so we had to source new carpet. This means we’ve had to re-test some previously tested models so all our results are comparable.

Our overall score comprises:

Hard floors (30% of overall score) – uses the power head (or hard floor head if included) to pick up a variety of materials such as cornflakes, potting mix and flour.

Carpet (quick 15% and thorough 10 % of overall score) – for our “quick” carpet clean score, we rub a precise amount of dust into a piece of test carpet and then, using the standard brush head, pass the vacuum over it four times and weigh the collected dirt. For our “full” carpet cleaning score, we make a further six passes and weigh the dirt collected.

Pet hair (15% of overall score) – we rub pet hair into a piece of test carpet, then use the standard brush head to vacuum it up with 10 passes and weigh the collected hair.

Ease of use (30% of overall score) – assesses the movement of the main cleaning head, looking at the vacuum’s ability to clean under low furniture, as well as versatility and mobility, ease of emptying, control use and what on-board tools are provided.

We no longer include corners and edges and handheld performance as part of our overall score, but we do note how well each model performed these tasks by giving them a good, acceptable or poor rating.

Key data

More test results

Corners & edges
Acceptable
Hand-held cleaning
Good

Model

Avg price
$999
Standard head type
Brush head
Hard floor head
Yes
Crevice tool
Yes
Upholstery tool
Yes
Reliability
88%
Satisfaction
76%

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
74
Weight (kg)
2.5
Bag/bin volume (L)
0.4
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery voltage
21.6
Claimed charge time (hours)
5
Measured running time (minutes)
8

Features

Hand-held option
Yes
Can be stored on charger
Yes
HEPA filter
Yes
Variable power
Yes, 2 speeds
Bin full indicator
Yes

More Info

Availability
-
Notes
-

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