After lots of tests and vacuuming with our Dyson VA absolute we are ready to do a review so let’s get started as far as pickup power I was very impressed in general with the standard Motorhead cleaner head it did fantastic with all sizes of debris on carpet and did just as well with fine debris on hard floors however when vacuuming hard floors with larger debris you really need the absolute version which comes with the soft brush or fluffy cleaner head because the standard motor had really isn’t built for large debris on hard floors the soft brush is made for hard floors and it does an amazing job with everything from fine dust to large debris so as far as pickup ability I give the v8 super high marks as long as you’re using the best cleaner head for the job moving on to power the v8 has a low and a high power setting on low power our tests showed that the v8 had just a little more power than the new v10 at nine hundred and sixty-four feet per minute of airflow on low power.
Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
The Dyson v8 was able to pick up the debris from the eight-inch crevices on our crevice pickup test which is something that not many vacuums can do so even on low power the Dyson v8 has a lot of pickup power on high power the airflow jumped to seventeen hundred and fifty-two feet per minute measured at the wand this is pretty high as demonstrated by being able to pick up not just the debris from the eighth-inch crevice but the much harder to get quarter-inch crevice as well and it did so in just three passes again very few vacuums on the market can do that moving on to battery life.
The battery life is complicated for the Dyson v8 because it depends on if you’re using it in low or high power as well as what cleaner had you have attached for example on low power with no attachments the Dyson v8 ran for continuous 42 minutes and 48 seconds in our tests on low power with the cleaner head attached that number drops a little to thirty-three and a half minutes on high power with the cleaner head attached you get about nine minutes of continuous runtime one thing to keep in mind is that in real life you’ll probably get more vacuuming time than those numbers suggest because of the trigger mechanism which means that you’ll only be wasting battery.
When you’re actually pressing the trigger as far as weight and maneuverability the Dyson v8 absolute is better than any other cordless I’ve tried although the new v10 is only a few ounces heavier I like the feel of the v8 better maybe it’s because it’s more compact with a smaller dust bin but in any case, I actually prefer vacuuming with the v8 over the v10 even though they are very close to being the same experience the bin is about 16 ounces or 2 cups which is decent for a cordless vacuum but not as good as the 3 cups on the v10 so yeah I love the VA and I think it’s superior to any cordless I’ve tested so far with the exception of the Dyson v10.