Updated 15 Sep 2017

Dyson

V8 Animal

Snapshot: The Dyson V8 Animal cordless vacuum comes with plenty of accessories. But how well does it clean floors?

V8 Animal
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$950

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Test results

Overall score
82
Carpet cleaning
?/10
Corners and edges
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Hard floor
?/10

Good points

  • Good carpet cleaning.
  • Excellent pet-hair removal.
  • Very good hard-floor cleaning.
  • Very good corners-and-edges cleaning.
  • Excellent car-cleaning ability.
  • Easy to use.
  • Can be used as a hand-held.
  • Has power heads for carpet (including wide and narrow versions).
  • Has crevice tool, upholstery tool and dusting brush.
  • Has HEPA filter.

But

  • Short running time at maximum power.

How we test

Overall score includes:
Carpet: 30%
Hard floor cleaning: 10%
Corners and edges: 15%
Pet hair: 15%
Ease of use: 30%. Assessed head movement, versatility around low furniture, tools and general versatility, mobility, ease of removing dustbin, charging, and ease of using the controls.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$950
Type
Cordless
Head type
Power

More test results (/10)

Car cleaning
9.0

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
72
Reach (m)
n/a
Weight (kg)
2.5
Bag/bin
Bin
Bag/bin volume (L)
0.3
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery voltage
21.6
Claimed charge time (hours)
5
Running time (minutes)
8

Features

HEPA filter
Yes
Variable power
Yes, 2 speeds
Hand-held option
Yes
Wand suction control
n/a
Crevice tool
Yes
Upholstery tool
Yes
Dusting brush
Yes
Programmable time
n/a
Programmable day
n/a
Return to charge
n/a
Remote control
n/a
Stairs detect
n/a
Virtual wall
n/a
Wall mountable
yes
Adjustable head
n/a

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Notes
-
Availability
-

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