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Dyson V8
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Pros

Lightweight build
Easy to use

Reviews

  • Build Quality
    3.8 (44)
  • Value for Money
    2.3 (43)
  • Ease of Use
    4.1 (43)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.6 (43)
  • Product is used
  • Noise Level
    3.5 (40)
  • Pet OwnerYes (22) · No (19)
  • Battery Life
    2.2 (41)
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Gardner
GardnerWatson 2602, ACT
  • 4 reviews
  • 1 like
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4th Dyson might be our last Dyson

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We've had the really big and heavy Dyson upright replaced with a smaller and lighter Dyson upright, and now we've replaced our long dead Dyson stick vacuum with a new Dyson V8.

The plastics have inconsistent colours, to the point that it looks like a reject.

The main issue is that it is purchased as a wall mount vacuum. The wall mount has oblong holes for securing it to the wall, but Dyson have failed to provide rubber grommets. The Dyson Service Center said "you have to go to your local hardware store and work out how to mount it" That's ridiculous.

I understand different wall types, but there are a couple of common types and supplying the grommets at a minimum seems like the only reasonable level of quality product.

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Purchased in at Dyson for $499.

Build Quality
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Pet OwnerNo
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You can store/charge your machine without using the wall dock as an option

Gardner
Gardner

That's hilarious. Just lie it down on the floor somewhere near an electrical socket.

At least you didn't offer to resolve it just for me, when it is in my opinion a fault in service to all your customers.

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Deeb
DeebPerth, WA
  • 9 reviews
  • 7 likes

Good vacuum terrible customer service

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Purchased in for $700.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Charmaine
CharmaineVictoria
  • 8 reviews

Powerful Vacuum

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This Vacuum has great power and is easy to charge and has a few useful tools. The 2 things I would like to be changed in a new model is the button that you have to press for it to stay on, it's exhausting holding that button continuously while vacuuming, it should have been hold down and it would get pressed and then you can vacuum and when you are done, you should be able to release the button. Also another battery would have been super useful to increase cleaning time.

Purchased at The Good Guys.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Fran
Fran
  • 2 reviews
  • 2 likes

Battery needs to last longer

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I can never finish the whole house because the battery dies. Always returning to old vacuum cleaner to finish the job. After leaving the Dyson on charge overnight, you would think that it could last at least 1 whole hour.

Purchased in .

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Hi Fran, from a full charge, this machine can achieve a run time of up to 7 minutes on max mode. On standard mode, a run time of up to 30 minutes with a motorised floor tool attached, or up to 40 with a non-motorised floor tool.

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Boon
BoonCentral West, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Dyson stated out good then stopped

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Initially the Dyson worked well then for no reason it would only last a couple of minutes on high but will last 20 minutes on low speed.
Changing filters did not help.

Purchased in at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
1/5
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Happy sole
Happy soleVictoria
  • 2 reviews

Dosen't pick very well and hard to lean

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The animal Dyson I have has been back to the store I purchased it from and back to Dyson. It has been returned for two reasons the head was sticking and still dose and cleaning it is very difficult

Purchased in at The Good Guys for $900.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
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Miffy
MiffyCentral Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews

Highly maneuverable but ordinary suction

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I like the fact that it's light weight and very manoeuvrable and is great for using in the car BUT when you use it on Max mode for awesome suction the battery drains ridiculously quickly. The regular suction mode is very ordinary. Not worth the $ I paid.

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Robert D.
Robert D.Kingston 2604, ACT

Good cordless vacuum

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We use our V8 cordless as a quick tidy up vacuum in addition to a weekly vacuum with our more powerful corded vacuum.We live in an apartment and find the convenience of the Dyson to vacuum crumbs from around dining area and kitchen great.The down side is battery only lasts 2/3 years and replacement around $150 is something that you need to factor in as the Dyson is reasonably expensive to start with.This is our 2nd Dyson cordless replacing a v7 motor head same problem 3 year battery failure! Probably look at a cheaper alternative next time! So overall very pleased with performance not so much with the value!!

Purchased in for $579.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Sax
SaxSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 8 reviews
  • 9 likes

I persevered but I only got 2.5 years

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Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Electronics for $799.

Build Quality
2/5
Value for Money
2/5
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SteveVB
SteveVBMelbourne
  • 18 reviews
  • 14 likes

Useful vacuum, but has drawbacks.

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Purchased in at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $600.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
4/5
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Mary and Steve
Mary and SteveGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

Great suction but battery life is poor.

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We have owned our V8 Absolute for 4 years and use it daily on soft and hard floors - the absolute comes with a changeable hard floor head and pet hair head. It sucks great on all surfaces but we are now on our third Dyson battery as they keep failing after about 14- 16 months of use. A new battery run time is about 15 minutes on high suction and 30 minutes on low - during 12 months of use battery life slowly reduces to about 10 minutes on high and 20 minutes - at the 16 months we only get 1 minute on high or 2 minutes on low. New original Dyson batteries cost $109 each. Pretty frustrating for such an expensive vacuum.

Purchased in for $899.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
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Lisa
LisaSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Disappointed

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So disappointed with the V8 Dyson Stick, had a V6 Animal for a few years as I had two dogs. One of the small wheels broke on the head, and this couldn’t be fix. So I brought buy a new head, with a few months after that the battery stopped charging. I decided to up grade and buy the V8 after spending money on the old one to have it not work. When I first got the V8 it was great, better suction, more power and could get most of the house done. A few years on and now can only vacuum half of the house as the battery goes flat very quickly. Only thing to do is buy another battery, so over spending so much money on the Vacuum & to have to true around a few year later and buy parts.

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $899.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Donna
DonnaSydney, NSW
  • 3 reviews

Battery crap

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Battery does not last long. It died in less than 2 years. I can't find my receipt so I end up calling them after 2 years which is out of warranty already. I have to pay for battery. I am not happy to pay so I refused. I will never buy Dyson anymore unless they fix the issue with battery.

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $540.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
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Poor battery life and one year battery warranty

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Works well however battery stopped charging after 2yrs10 months. Dyson said I hadn’t ‘looked after’ the battery properly..all I have done is vacuum. New battery only has 1 year warranty. Should be better for $800

Purchased for $800.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
2/5
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Marina
MarinaGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC
  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Not Happy

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I bought a very well recommended product and after 3 and half years of use, the battery does not last more than 5 mins on max mode, the small motorised head has fallen apart and I can't use it and the carpet floor cleaner has bits of plastic breaking off. I have a small house at 14 sqaures and most of it is tiles and floor boards. At $800 I was expecting this to last a bit longer. I have had other brands of cleaners and have never had issues like this. I originally bought this to make vacuuming easier with a cordless product. Not sure if I will buy another one if I can get cheaper cleaners out there with same specifications.

Purchased in at JB Hi-Fi for $799.

Build Quality
3/5
Value for Money
3/5
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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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  • Award Winner 2019
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  • 2018
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4.2
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  • Discontinued
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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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