Dyson V8 vs Dyson V10

Dyson’s have an extensive range of cordless vacuum cleaners with a lot of advanced and versatile cleaning tools. The extensive product lineup of Dyson gives a fierce competition to any other vacuum stick available in the market.

Dyson launched Dyson V10 in 2018, which is an upgraded version of Dyson V8. V10 was so powerful that Dyson announced to stop making the corded vacuum. V8 and V10, both come in three model iterations that are Absolute, Motorhead, and Animal.

In this article, We have compared different features of Dyson V8 vs Dyson V10, so you can determine which vacuum stick is better for you.

Cleaning Accessories

Dyson V8 vs Dyson V10, both come with many cleaning tools that help in effective cleaning of different surfaces e.g bare floors and hardwoods. The cleaning accessories of both vacuum sticks are pretty much similar and include fluffy brush roll, combination tool, wand, charger, wall mount, crevice tool, dusting brush and a mini motorized tool.

The only difference is in cleaning brush head, V8 comes with a direct drive brush roll, while V10 comes with a torque drive brush roll.

The direct drive brush roll is best for carpeted surfaces and its ideal to collect the fine debris. Its fast-spinning head helps to suck the dirt from the carpet and target large debris.

Torque drive cleaning head is also great for cleaning of the carpeted floor. However, it’s also suitable for cleaning of hard surface floors. Dyson V10 is a good choice for you if you need to clean both hard surfaces and carpeted floor.

Design differences

clean aesthetics and size and dimensions of both sticks are fairly similar. The V10 vacuum stick is a little bit taller than Dyson V8. It’s also 0.15 lb. heavier as compared to V8. Both have an on/off switch that can turn off to save the battery while taking a break. You can also easily switch both of them between handheld vacuum and a stick vacuum.

Dyson V10 used more advanced and innovative Radial Root cyclone system that may increase suction power. The size of dustbin is also bigger in V10 as compared to V8. The dust cup of Dyson V10 is bigger than V8.

The placement of the dustbin and cyclone system is also different in both versions. In V8 they were placed perpendicular, while in V10 they are placed in a parallel position. This design difference gives V10 a more straight and streamlined looked. Hence it’s easy to move the Dyson V10 stick in the corners or clean the hard to reach places.

Suction power

Dyson V8 uses a Dyson digital motor V8 that helps in the suction of dirt and debris. Dyson V10, on the other hand, uses an improved version of the motor, Dyson digital motor V10. It has 20% more suction power and helps in picking up dirt particles and debris.

Battery and runtime

Both versions are cordless and use battery which is recharged once charging is depleted. The battery of Dyson V10 can last for 60 minutes while Dyson V8 offers a 40 minutes battery timing.

However, battery timing also highly depends on the setting. Using the vacuum on a max mode or higher setting may reduce the battery timing. The maximum battery time can be achieved if you are using a non-motorized tool. Dyson V10 takes only 3.5 hours to charge completely, while Dyson V8 takes 5 hours to charge.

If you have a big house that takes more vacuuming time, then it might be a good idea to invest in Dyson V10 because of it’s longer battery life.

Multi-floor cleaning

If you need to clean types of floors then instead of buying multiple cleaners for each floor you can buy Dyson V8 or V10. Due to their versatility, they can be used to clean multiple floors including bare floors, carpeted and hard floors.

The animal version of both models can be really helpful for pet owners. It helps in cleaning the hairs of pet from the floor or carpet.

Performance comparison

Both vacuum cleaners work great on low and high pile carpets. However, Dyson V10 perform better while cleaning hardwood floors as compared to V8.

Dyson V8 provides the same cleaning performance as V10 when it comes to surface debris pickup.

With its more suction power, Dyson V8 perform slightly better from Dyson V8 in deep cleaning. 

Maintenance cost

The maintenance cost of Dyson V10 is $0 per year while Dyson V8 will cost you $30 per year. Both vacuum sticks come with a lifetime washable HEPA filter and central filter. You only need to change them if they are damaged or lost. Otherwise, you can just wash them with cold water every month and then air dry them for 24 hours.

The battery of Dyson V8 comes with only 2 year months guarantee. After that, you might need to change the battery. However, that’s not the case with Dyson V10 because according to Dyson’s founder, James Dyson battery of Dyson V10 will last for 15 years.


Filtration feature is really helpful if anyone in your house is suffering from any allergies or asthma. Both vacuum sticks use HEPA-standard filters that are known to capture 99.97 percent of particles in the vacuum. They keep allergies off from your air and give a cleaner air back into your home.

Which one should you buy?

Dyson V8 and Dyson V10 have a lot of common functionalities. Dyson V10 offers some performance improvements and advanced features as compared to its predecessor.

If you are looking for a more powerful vacuum cleaner, larger capacity, longer battery life, less charging time, a longer run time, stronger suction power, larger dustbin and torque drive cleaning head for cleaning hard surfaces, Dyson V10 is the best choice for you. However, it may cost you a couple of hundred bucks on top.

If what you are looking for is an affordable cordless vacuum cleaner, with good performance as compared to other available vacuum cleaners in the market, Dyson V8 is a good option.