So you’re in need of an affordable, high-quality stick vacuum cleaner? Then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve done all the research and quality testing for you, so you don’t have to! I mean, who wants to spend hours researching vacuum cleaners? Let’s break down Viomi A9 vs Dyson V8.
This review is all about the pros and cons of the Xiaomi Stick Vacuum (Viomi A9). I share the ease of use, effectiveness, battery life, vacuum specs, and attachments and then compare it to the popular Dyson V8!
Is Xiaomi a good brand vacuum?
The Xiaomi Viomi A9 made Amazon’s choice list and is ranked in the top 8 for vacuum cleaners sold on Amazon. Xiaomi, a global company producing quality products at honest pricing based in China. Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.
Is a stick vacuum worth it?
Stick vacuums are super lightweight and easy to maneuver, which makes them easy to use and clean with minimal effort. They are ideal for quick clean-ups, whether it’s rice, flour, or crumbs on the kitchen floor, and by the front door, or a quick clean-up before your friends come over. Most of us don’t like spending hours on our weekend cleaning. I’d much prefer to do small cleans throughout the week as needed to keep my home clean and tidy.
Viomi A9 Vs Dyson V8 Stick Vacuum Specs
Let’s compare the key specs of the Viomi A9 vs Dyson V8.
Here are the specs if you’re interested! Read on below for my review on quality, price and effectiveness.
- Bin volume: 0.4L
- Charge time: 4 hours
- Weight: 1:54kg
- Up to 60 minutes of run time
- Total power: 120AW (On high setting)
Moving onto the Dyson V8 specs.
- Bin volume: 0.54L
- Charge time: 5 hours
- Weight: 2.5kg
- Up to 40 minutes of run time
- Total power: 115AW
Viomi A9 Vs Dyson V8 Stick Vacuum Price
The Xiaomi stick vacuum in my opinion is the best value option for those not wanting to fork out $800 for a top-of-the-line vacuum. This cordless vacuum, although affordable, doesn’t skimp on quality! Affordable and effective, win-win!
Down below I have compared some of the top-rated stick vacuums in the market to compare price points.
As you can see, the Xiaomi Viomi stick vacuum has killer reviews of 4.4 out of 5 whilst being the most affordable option at $299 (AUD).
- Xiaomi Viomi A9- from $299 with 4.4 rating on Amazon’s website
- Dyson V8 – From $499 with 4.6 rating on Dyson’s website
- Samsung Jet 60 Pet Stick – From $499 with a rating of 4.5 on Samsung’s website
- Shark Cordless Vacuum – From $399 with a rating of 4.6 on Shark website
Viomi A9 Vs Dyson V8 Ease of Use
Not many of us enjoy spending our weekends vacuuming the house. That’s why it is imperative it is as easy and efficient as possible, so you can get back to enjoying your relaxing time off.
I personally found the Xiaomi stick vacuum cleaner super easy to maneuver around corners, and tight spaces, and the additional attachments are great for cleaning all areas of your home. Emptying the dustbin is painless, simply detach it, hover it over your bin, and open the lid. If you have loads of pet or human hairs laying around or a super dusty old home like mine, you can expect to empty the dustbin every 5 or so cleans.
One of my favorite features of the Xiaomi stick vacuum cleaner is the flashlight on the brush head. It guides you to where the dirt, dust, and hair are.
I was actually a bit horrified the first time I used it as it really highlights how dirty your wooden floors can get! It’s also great for use under the bed or in dark corners, or simply dim the lights to let the Xiaomi guide you to where it needs a good vacuum.
As a Dyson V8 user previously, I must say I much prefer how you don’t have to hold down the power button on the Xiaomi as you do with the Dyson. My finger would always ache after a long clean with the Dyson! With the Xiaomi you simply press it on and when you’re done press it off.
Lastly, when it comes to stick vacuum cleaners in general, you can’t beat how convenient they are for quick cleans. Spill some flour in the kitchen?
Or crumbs collecting under the dining room table?
Grab your stick vacuum from its handy wall attachment and clean up in seconds without the hassle of a heavy vacuum that you have to find a power socket nearby to start it up!
Oh and I almost forgot to mention, the Xiaomi stick vacuum is super lightweight (1500 grams), lighter than the Dyson V8 (2500 grams), and quiet, meaning you don’t fatigue after the whole house cleans.
Viomi A9 Cleaning Effectiveness
The Xiaomi has high engine power and 120 air watts of suction, meaning it handles any debris with ease. I found that it works on a variety of surfaces such as hardwood floors, carpets, tiles, and rugs. Switch between low gear, medium gear, and high gear depending on the suction required for the surface you are cleaning.
I found the cleaning effectiveness to be incredibly comparable to the Dyson V8.
Another advantage of the Xiaomi Viomi A9 is the five-stage air purification. One of these stages is the HEPA12 system, which separates up to 99.9% of contaminants from clean air and collects them in a container with a capacity of 0.4 liters.
This is great for others out there like me that suffer from hay fever and allergies. I need to keep my home as dust free as possible to avoid setting off my hay fever.
How long does the Battery Power Last?
I found the Xiaomi to have a very reasonable battery life. It lasts for approximately 10 Minutes at Max Power, 30 Minutes at Medium Power, and 60 Minutes at eco power.
This beats the Dyson’s V8 max battery life of 40 minutes.
Stick vacuum cleaners are designed more for quick cleans rather than the whole house, thorough cleans. Although possible, you may just need to take a coffee break if it runs out, can’t complain about that though!
Every time I use the vacuum I always put it on charge to ensure it is fully charged for the next clean.
What are others saying about the Xiaomi Stick Vacuum?
When I was deciding what cordless vacuum cleaner to purchase, I relied heavily on other people’s reviews and experiences. I’m sure you reading this are the same, that’s why you’ve landed on my blog! I have grabbed some Amazon reviews that I relied heavily on when deciding to purchase the Xiaomi Viomi A9.
- 4.4 out of 5 on Amazon, top 5 in Amazon vacuum cleaners
- “For anyone wanting to get a Dyson on a budget, this is probably comparable being a user of Dyson previously. Easy to clean, good suction and vacuums up really well for the price you pay.”
- “I’ve used various cordless vacs, all sorts of brands and this by far hands down is the best vacuum I’ve used so far in terms of suction, ease of use, easy to clean, and battery life is good”
- “I purchased this because I needed something for floorboards and rugs with a dog. This vacuum is the best. Easy to use great battery and love the light on the front. I now vacuum in the dark as it is so Satisfying! The reviews said it was loud, but it’s not and some complained about the bin size, but again this is not an issue if you have a rubbish bin nearby to empty it into. I can’t speak more highly of this vacuum for the price”
- “it’s light and easy to maneuver. It’s flexible, it goes around corners.”
What are the cons of the Viomi A9?
I’ve spoken a lot about the pros of the Xiaomi, but are there any negatives? I have found there are far more pros than cons but here are my only dislikes.
Firstly, I find the brush head to be slightly smaller than a Dyson or a bagged vacuum cleaner, so less surface area is covered when vacuuming.
And lastly, I find that the suction power is not as powerful as bagged vacuums when taking the brush head off to clean window sills or tight spaces.
The Wrap Up: Viomi A9 vs Dyson V8
And there you have the ultimate review of Viomi A9 in comparison to the Dyson V8.
The Viomi A9 vs Dyson V8 went head to head to battle it out for the best vacuum cleaner.
In my personal opinion, you just can’t beat the price of the Viomi A9. Plus it is lighter and has a longer battery life. For anyone looking for the perfect stick vacuum, look no further the Xiaomi Viomi A9 is the perfect choice that you won’t regret.
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