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Dyson V8
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Pros

Lightweight build
Easy to use

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    2.0 (67)
  • Value for Money
    1.1 (68)
  • Ease of Use
    2.9 (65)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    2.3 (68)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    2.9 (61)
  • Pet OwnerYes (37) · No (29)
  • Battery Life
    1.2 (67)
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james1950l
james1950l
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Battery only lasts 5 minutes

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Battery only lasts 5 minutes!! Feels like it’s going to break in your hand while using it. After 6 months the battery failed and the spinning attachment broke so Dyson sent me a new replacement battery but same problem only last 5 minutes. It takes 2 full charges (4 hours) to vacuum my small 1 bedroom apartment. Other than that it does work well at vacuuming floors.

Purchased in for $800.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Paul
PaulMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Battery longevity

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Use vacuum on all types of floor surfaces. Cleans well when in operation. Problem is that battery does not last as long as it states. Whole house cannot be cleaned in one hit. Even replacing the battery did not extend time to its full capacity. Vacuum does not present value for money.

Purchased in for $500.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Michael
MichaelSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 7 reviews
  • 3 likes

Useless don’t buy it

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The suction is only half as good as my old Miele. The dust clogs the filter up every few minutes. It’s constantly stopping because of said clog up with only a quarter full in the catcher. It’s cheap plastic charging station is clumsy. You have to constantly change the head pieces for different floor areas. It’s actually the worst product I’ve ever purchased. I expected so much more with all the hype. Waaaay over rated.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $700.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Peter
PeterWestern Australia
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Basically useless

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Poor suction unless used on max setting which limits battery life to less than 10 minutes. Always leaves dirt behind and has a tendency to flick dirt around, requires multiple passes to achieve a less than ideal clean. Battery takes way too long to charge considering runtime (definitely not on a par with other battery powered tools). Inlet of vacuum clogs far to easily. This is the 3rd and last Dyson we will ever buy, just doesn't work.

Purchased in at RetraVision for $699.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
1/5
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May as well have bought a cheap knock off

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Terrible, doesn't operate on wooden floors without jumping all over the place and not picking up dirt. I've contacted customer service multiple times and been ignore and dismissed. Awful company.

Purchased in for $799.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Carley B.
Carley B.
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

12 months battery life max

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Do not buy a Dyson! The battery not lasting is a known issue. Dyson replaced my battery first time, then the same problem happened and they are now refusing a replacement.
$800 vacuum cleaner now has a 2 minute battery life, and takes hours to charge.

Purchased in for $799.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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amiganut
amiganutPerth, WA
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

the worst vacuum we have owned my v6 still out performs this one

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we bought the animal version as we have visiting dogs which loose some fur but when using it for even minor bits of fur it starts surging as it has a bad blockage spot where it catches the fur just before entering the canister this is the 3rd dyson we own and is definitely putting me off purchasing another

Purchased at The Good Guys for $700.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
2/5
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SLA
SLA
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Worst design ever

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this is supposed to be for animal hair but the most useless vacuum cleaner I have ever had. Hair gets stuck in the tube every second and this stops functioning.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Going Broke
Going BrokeMelbourne
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Dyson V8 Animal stopped working after 3 months.

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Purchased a V8 Animal in mid November and was using it early Feb and it stopped working mid use with 3 blue lights showing. Online chat not helpful with problem. Lasted a bit over 2 months with normal use. Over rated over hyped. Suction is quite poor compared to a normal vacuum just get a normal one with a power head

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $635.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
2/5
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marilyngogogo
marilyngogogoGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 7 reviews
  • 6 likes

Very stupid, lack of consideration on design

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Dyson is very expensive product but it's idea isn't good. Product change often for money like mobile phones. I'm complaining it is vacuum cleaner did not stated version on the main body, only on the removable stick, very confusing which model? Either v6 or v7 or v8 or v10? It seems not very smart of design.

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Reviewer
Reviewer
  • 2 reviews
  • 3 likes

Overpriced rubbish

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I bought the V8 animal in June 2018. To illustrate how bad the suction is - it struggles to pick up a cotton thread from the carpet on max suction! Useless on hard floors, as it just pushes the dirt around. The product is expensive, has short battery life and doesn’t clean the floors anywhere near as well as my old corded vacuum which I now use because the Dyson is ineffective. I have to use on max suction and that only lasts 5mins, even then dirt just gets stuck in the stick, rather than even making it up into the bin/dust canister. This product is not robust, made with flimsy plastic that has cracked. I would not buy any Dyson product again.

Purchased in at Harvey Norman for $597.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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colin Riley
colin RileyGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Hopeless as a vacuum cleaner.

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It fires even small particles across the floor and refuses to pick up almost anything. Its ok on carpets but hard floors forget it. I have a cheap Chinese corded vac that is so much better. At $900 its so overpriced. The battery on full power is hopeless. On low power it wont pick anything up.

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $899.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Brian
BrianSouth West, WA
  • 6 reviews
  • 7 likes

Over-rated, over priced, under performance

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Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $499.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Wendy
WendyMid North Coast, NSW

Most expensive piece of crap I have ever brought

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Timber floors and 1 mat. Last 10 to 30 minutes now only 18 months old and keeps shutting down. Only used 1 or 2 times a week. Payed about $700 to $800. Never again will I get a Dyson.

Purchased in for $700.

Value for Money
1/5
Ease of Use
1/5
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Beema41
Beema41South-Eastern Region, NSW
  • 4 reviews
  • 4 likes

Poor Build Quality

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The vacuum works ok but it’s build quality is sadly lacking. The battery failed far too early and the filter gets blocked easily, causing the vacuum to have a asthma attack. Now there is a large crack through the body of the vacuum that has affected its performance. Contact with Dyson found me negotiating with an arrogant customer service operator who basically refused to offer any support other than trying to sell me another $800 unit. When this one eventually dies I’m going for an LG.

Purchased in at Bing Lee Physical store for $800.

Build Quality
1/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Questions & Answers

Lauren B
Lauren Basked
V8 Animal

We have hardwood floors throughout our house but we also have a long haired dog. I know the V8 animal is designed for pets and we are very open to that fact, however my question is, would the standard Dyson V8 do the job just as well [or close to as well] given the hard floor consideration or do you really only recommend the animal or animal plus version even with hard floors? Huge thanks!

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Can't put the top back into the canister. Any ideas?

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Indi
Indi

Did you ha e to change the battery?

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Why isnt a crevice tool included in the V8 origin package?

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Hi Di, each models machine variation will have different accessories included with the machine. The Dyson V8™ Origin just happens to be a model with less attachments.

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Dyson V8

Details

As of December 2020, the Dyson V8 is the highest-rated cordless and stick vacuum cleaner on ProductReview. As well as being the highest rated, the V8 is also more afordable than other Dyson cordless and stick vacuum cleaners - such as the V11, which is around $300 more expensive.

Features:

  • The V8 series includes 4 different vacuum cleaners, with a $100 difference in price
  • Two power options: Max Mode for extra power, which is good for tough clumps of dirt or pet hair; and Powerful Mode, which allows for longer usage, but may provide a slighlty weaker suction
  • A 5-hour charge provides up to 40 minutes of use

Points of praise:

  • Some reviewers purchased the Dyson V8 after owning the V6 and reported noticing an improvement. Although they didn’t claim to be unhappy with the V6, many said that the V8 was more powerful and picked up a larger quantity of dirt and dust.
  • The highest power setting (Max Mode) latest longer than expected. One reviewer was pleased that they could vacuum their whole apartment while still having plenty of battery life left.
  • The vacuum was lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, meaning that people could clean hard-to-reach crevices and corners of the house.
  • Three large, shedding dogs proved to be no match for this vacuum cleaner. A happy reviewer mentioned that they could finally remove the mess their dogs had left behind.
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CategoryStick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersStick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersStick & Cordless Vacuum CleanersStick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners
Price (RRP) $699.00$799.00$749.00$799.00
Bin Capacity0.54 L0.54 L0.54 L0.54 L
HEPA FilterYesYesYesYes
Weight2.6 kg2.6 kg2.6 kg2.6 kg
Attachments Direct drive cleaner head, Combination tool
TypeCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Charging Time5 hours5 hours5 hours5 hours
Running Time 40 min40 min40 min40 min
Suction (Air Watts)115 AW115 AW115 AW115 AW
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)2 year(s)
Release date
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