Clean Up with Dyson: V8 Animal vs V8 Absolute

Clean Up with Dyson: V8 Animal vs V8 Absolute

Clean Up with Dyson: V8 Animal vs V8 Absolute

No one likes to spend hours cleaning the house when there are better things to do like shopping, catching up with friends, or playing your favourite sport. Now there’s a fast and effective way to clean your home thanks to Dyson!

Dyson’s range of vacuum cleaners boast powerful suction, reliable filtration, and simple-to-use mechanisms. Some Dyson models are market-leading due to their compact and portable design. If you’ve already got half a mind to purchase a Dyson vacuum cleaner, we’re here to help you make an informed decision. Let’s start by comparing two of Dyson’s popular models: the Dyson V8 Animal and the Dyson V8 Absolute.

Features Dyson V8 Animal Dyson V8 Absolute
Floor Types Suits all floor types Ideal for hard floors, also works on carpets
Perfect For Deep cleaning carpets and picking up pet hair Everyday dirt and mess
Powered By Dyson Digital Motor V8. Spins at 107,000 rotations per minute. Dyson Digital Motor V8. Spins at 107,000 rotations per minute.
Suction Power 115AW 115AW
Filtration Type Whole machine HEPA filtration that captures allergens & expels cleaner air. HEPA filtration that captures allergens & expels cleaner air than the air you breathe.
Power Modes

2 Power Modes:

  • Powerful (longer, day-to-day clean)
  • Max (up to 7 mins of high power)

2 Power Modes:

  • Powerful (longer, day-to-day clean)
  • Max (up to 7 mins of high power)
Run Time Up to 40 minutes Up to 40 minutes
Dust Capacity 540ml 540ml
Dust Disposal  Hygienic dirt ejector that doesn’t require you to touch the dirt. Hygienic dirt ejector that doesn’t require you to touch the dirt.
Included Accessories

Direct drive cleaner head, Combination tool, Crevice tool, Mini motorised Tool, Mini soft dusting brush, Drop-in dock

Direct drive cleaner head, Combination tool, Crevice tool, Mini motorised Tool, Mini soft dusting brush, Drop-in dock, Soft roller cleaner head

Cost RRP $799 RRP $699

FAQs:

What’s the difference between the Dyson V8 Animal and V8 Absolute?

The main difference between the Dyson V8 Animal and V8 Absolute is that the V8 Animal is designed to powerfully suck up and eliminate pet hairs. The V8 Absolute, however, includes the Soft Roller Cleaner Head that the V8 Animal does not have. Softer and more gentle on hard floors, the Soft Roller Cleaner Head is ideal if your home is primarily hard floors.

The Dyson V8 Animal is perfect for pet owners.

Which one is better for my household needs? 

If you have pets that regularly shed fur and hair, the Dyson V8 Animal is the perfect fit. The V8 Animal powerfully lifts pet hair and is strong enough to remove ground-in dirt from carpets. Do kids running around on your carpets making you nervous? Don’t worry; the V8 Animal is designed to help clean up any household mess.

 

Is the floor in your home largely hard floors, such as floorboards or tiles? If you’ve answered ‘yes’, then the V8 Absolute is more favourable due to the Soft Roller Cleaner Head. It’s perfect if you need to clean up without any worries, while still being softer and more gentle on hard floors.

The Dyson V8 Absolute includes the Soft Roller Cleaner Head that’s gentle on hard floors.

What surface types could I clean up with the V8 vacuum cleaners?

The Dyson V8 Animal suits all floor types, whereas the V8 Absolute is ideal for hard floors, but also works on carpets.

How long can I vacuum cordlessly?

Both the Dyson V8 Animal and V8 Absolute can cordlessly vacuum for up to 40 minutes. This gives you plenty of time to easily manoeuvre yourself and the vacuum cleaner to clean several rooms in your home. If you choose to get the maximum cleaning power, both models provide up to 7 minutes of high power.

How long does the battery take to charge? 

Both the V8 Animal and V8 Absolute require up to 5 hours to gain a full battery charge.

Clean up every corner in the handheld mode.

Our recommendations

Whether you’re cleaning up daily mess or cleaning up your home in one go, the Dyson V8 Cordless vacuum cleaners are hard to beat. Powerfully and quickly achieve your cleaning needs in under 40 minutes. The hard part now is deciding while model you’ll choose. If you’re after an all-rounder cordless vacuum cleaner that can clean all floor types, sucks up all visible dirt, fibres, and pet hairs, then the Dyson V8 Animal is for you.

Still unsure? 

Speak to our friendly Betta staff in store and try out the Dyson V8 vacuum cleaners for yourself.