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Dyson V15 vs. Outsize vs. V11 vs. V10 vs. V8

With the recent launch of the Dyson V15, it may be begging the question—is it worth the money? Should you spring for the V15, go for an older model, or upgrade your Dyson?

We’re here to help you sort through the confusion and find the best Dyson for you.

Dyson V15 vs. Outsize vs. V11 vs. V10 vs. V8
Dyson V15 (2nd from right) vs. Outsize (far right) vs. V11 (2nd from left) vs. V10 (far left)

This comparison is going to look at the Dyson V15 vs. Outsize vs. V11 vs. V10 vs. V8. It’s a lot to cover so let’s dive in!

Dyson V15 Detect
Dyson V15 Detect
  • Suction: 230 AW
  • Run Time: ~60 mins.
  • Dustbin: 0.77 L
  • Weight: 6.8 lbs.
  • Cleaning: 99%
Dyson Outsize
Dyson Outsize
  • Suction: 220 AW
  • Run Time: ~120 mins.
  • Dustbin: 1.89 L
  • Weight: 7.85 lbs.
  • Cleaning: 99%
Dyson V11
Dyson V11
  • Suction: 185 AW
  • Run Time: ~60 mins.
  • Dustbin: 0.77 L
  • Weight: 6.68 lbs.
  • Cleaning: 99%
Dyson V10
Dyson V10
  • Suction: 140 AW
  • Run Time: ~60 mins.
  • Dustbin: 0.77 L
  • Weight: 5.8 lbs.
  • Cleaning: 99%
Dyson V8
Dyson V8
  • Suction: 115 AW
  • Run Time: ~40 mins.
  • Dustbin: 0.54 L
  • Weight: 5.75 lbs.
  • Cleaning: 96%

Prefer to watch rather than read? We’ve got the our complete Dyson V-series comparison video below:

🧪 Performance

When evaluating the performance of any of these Dysons we look at a combination of factors:

  • Cleaning Performance — how well it cleaned a mix of debris on three different floor types
  • Motor Performance — how strong is the suction

Cleaning Performance

These cleaning tests are designed to test a vacuum’s full range of cleaning performance, from large debris to small. We perform a total of 12 debris tests, using four different flooring types and four types of debris.

TestV15Outsize V11V10V8
Hardwood100%99%99%100%89%
Low Pile Carpet99%99%100%99%99%
High Pile Carpet99%100%99%99%98%

We test on engineered hardwoods, low pile carpet, and high pile carpet. The scores below indicate an average score across all flooring types, by model.

Overall Cleaning Scores

V15

99%

Outsize

99%

V11

99%

V10

99%

V8

96%

On each of those floor types, we test rice, dry cereal, kitty litter, and sugar.

  • Rice 
  • Dry Cereal 
  • Kitty Litter 
  • Sugar
Cleaning test debris types
Testing Debris – From left to right: Rice (3 oz.), Kitty Litter (3 oz), Cereal (1 oz), Sugar (3 oz)

Dyson V15 Performance

Hardwoods

100%

Low Pile Carpet

99%

High Pile Carpet

99%

The performance of the V15 Detect was simply fantastic, flawless on hardwood floors and also great for carpet. In addition, the laser light combined with onboard particle sensors were both really cool features to see exactly what I was cleaning.

Dyson V15 hardwood floor tests
Dyson V15 hardwood floor tests

Because it generates so much suction power, depending on carpet / debris type, you might not always be able to use the highest suction power. However, having the variable suction modes solves for this.

MORE: Click here to see full cleaning tests of the Dyson V15 Detect.

Dyson Outsize Performance

Hardwoods

99%

Low Pile Carpet

99%

High Pile Carpet

99%

Overall performance on the Outsize was excellent. It’s biggest issue is that it’s capable of too much suction. As a result, depending on your carpet type and the debris you’re cleaning you may need to raise / lower the gate (on the cleaning head) and adjust suction strength.

During our initial test we ran on Boost mode, which created so much suction that it pushed cereal forward instead of removing it.

Dyson V11 Outsize high pile carpet cleaning tests
Dyson V11 Outsize high pile carpet cleaning tests

We elected to re-run to test modifying the suction level, gates, and our physical approach to cleaning, all of which resulted in a near flawless cleaning performance.

MORE: Click here to see full cleaning tests of the Dyson Outsize.

Dyson V11 Performance

Hardwoods

99%

Low Pile Carpet

100%

High Pile Carpet

99%

The Dyson V11 had great results during our cleaning tests and it captured nearly 100% of debris from all floor types.

We ran all tests with the High Torque cleaning head. Even on hardwood floors, the High Torque cleaner head was able to get over the top of cereal and avoid flinging lighter debris all over the lane.

Dyson V11 hardwood cleaning results
Dyson V11 hardwood floor cleaning tests

MORE: Click here to see full cleaning tests of the Dyson V11.

Dyson V10 Cleaning Performance

Hardwoods

99%

Low Pile Carpet

99%

High Pile Carpet

100%

With the V10, we saw pretty consistent results relative to what we saw with the V11. The performance was good on all floor types and against all debris types we tested—overall solid performer.

Dyson V10 hardwood floor cleaning tests
Dyson V10 hardwood cleaning tests

We tested the V10 Absolute in our review, which includes both the Torque Drive cleaner head and the Fluffy soft roller head. Having the Fluffy cleaning head really does make a notable difference on hard surface flooring. It’s better at getting on top of large debris, and also protecting more delicate floors.

MORE: Click here to see full cleaning tests of the Dyson V10.

Dyson V8 Cleaning Performance

Hardwoods

89%

Low Pile Carpet

99%

High Pile Carpet

98%

The performance of the V8 was solid on low pile and high pile carpet and hit a few minor snags when cleaning large debris from hardwoods.

Similar to the Outsize, the cleaning head just wasn’t able to get on top of the debris on hardwoods and it only cleaned 58% of the cereal we dropped.

Dyson V8 hardwood cleaning performance test
Dyson V8 hardwood cleaning tests

To effectively clean large debris on hardwoods, you would likely want to to go with a version of the V8 that includes the Fluffy soft roller head or simply buy a standalone version.

MORE: Click here to see full cleaning tests of the Dyson V8.

Run Time Tests

While Dyson provides an estimated run time for each vacuum, that doesn’t always reflect real world performance.

Dyson V15 vs. Outsize vs. V11 vs. V10 vs. V8
Dyson V15 (2nd from right) vs. Outsize (far right) vs. V11 (2nd from left) vs. V10 (far left)

We tested each Dyson vacuum to get a more exact run time. Tests were completed using all available suction levels and using the primary multi-surface cleaning head.

Dyson V15

  • Eco: 68:30
  • Auto: 45:30
  • Boost: 8:55

Dyson Outsize

  • Eco: 81:05
  • Auto: 48:05
  • Boost: 7:15

Dyson V11

  • Eco: 82:45
  • Auto: 47:40
  • Boost: 7:30

Dyson V10

  • Low: 49:40
  • Medium: 26:50
  • Boost: 5:30

Dyson V8

  • Normal: 31:40
  • Max: 8:20

Motor Performance

Each motor spins well over 100K RPMs, which would be more than sufficient for most cleaning tasks.

The V10, V11, Outsize, and V15 all spin at up to 125,000 rpm and the V8 caps off at 110,000 rpm.

More RPM (revolutions per minute) equates to stronger suction, consistent suction, and improved overall cleaning performance.

How do they clean?

All of these cordless stick vacuums have a similar approach to how they clean. They each use cyclone systems to create fade-free suction power.

The V8 has a two-tier, 15-cyclone system that uses the power of cyclonic centrifuge to spin dirt, dust, and debris—collecting particles as small as 0.3 microns.

Dyson V8 vs. V11 cyclones
Dyson V8 vs. V11 cyclones

In comparison, the V10, V11, and V15 models all use a two-tier, 14-cyclone system.

Cyclones on the Dyson V15
Cyclones on the Dyson V15

The cyclones are also reoriented to be in-line with the dust bin, extension wand, and cleaning head, helping to produce better airflow and stronger suction.

The Dyson Outsize steps up to 18 cyclones, but as we saw in the performance tests…more cyclones doesn’t necessarily mean more suction (V15 has 230 AW of suction vs. Outsize’s 220 AW).

Cyclones on the Dyson V11 Outsize
Cyclones on the Dyson V11 Outsize

Moreover, there is definitely a point of diminishing returns on suction power vs. what it’s capable of cleaning. At a certain point enough is enough. Based on our tests, that point seems to be around 185 AW.

The Dyson Motors

Here’s a quick view of how the motor looks on each of these Dysons.

Dyson V15

Dyson V15 cyclones

Outsize

Dyson V11 Outsize motor

Dyson V11

Dyson V11 motor body

Dyson V10

Dyson V10 motor

Dyson V8

Dyson V8 motor

🔰 Performance Compared

Here’s a quick look at how each of these models performed during our standalone reviews. These scores are based on a combination of design, cleaning performance, usability, size, features, specs, and more.

Dyson V15

99%

Dyson Outsize

97%

Dyson V11

96%

Dyson V10

96%

Dyson V8

95%

Want to read more? Click here to read the full review for each of these models:

🧬 Design

Next, let’s tackle the overall design. Similarly, all of these Dyson models are cordless stick vacuums that can run as a stick vac or a handheld vac.

Other similarities include:

  • Quick-release attachment system
  • Trigger on/off system
  • 3 Modes: Eco, Auto, and Boost
  • Assortment of tools and attachments
  • Variety of cleaning heads
  • Washable filter

Differences include:

  • Click-in battery: V15, Outsize, and V11 only
  • Run time: Longest run time is the Outsize at 120 minutes, shortest is the V8 at 40 minutes
  • Cleaning heads: varies by model
  • Inline configuration: Includes all models except Dyson V8
  • Digital display: Includes all models except Dyson V8 and V10
  • Onboard debris sensor: V15 only

We’ll touch on all of these differences below, so for now, let’s just talk about the biggest design difference, which is the inline configuration.

Inline Configuration

The Dyson V15, Outsize, V11, and V10 all use the updated inline configuration. This allows for a larger dust bin capacity and a straighter shot into the dust bin for stronger suction and better air flow.

Dyson in-line configuration vacuum comparison
Inline configuration (bottom) vs. traditional configuration (top)

The Dyson V8 uses a more traditional configuration that has a more compact dust bin and puts it slightly below the wand.

Traditional vs. Inline

This redesign increases suction power by and dust bin size in the V10, V11, Outsize, and V15 vs. the V8. The in-line design, motor, and cleaning head performance result in notable differences in suction power.

Dyson V8 vs. V10 dust bin canister review
Dyson V8 vs. V10 dust bin canister review

However, it does make those modes little longer and more awkward to carry around as a handheld.

The V8 has a center of gravity that is closer to the handle and may be more comfortable for extended handheld cleaning sessions.

Suction Power Compared

Below is a comparison of the suction power in air watts:

V15

230 AW

Outsize

220 AW

V11

185 AW

V10

145 AW

V8

115 AW

Dust Bin Size compared

The dust bin size also changes between these models—exact sizes are listed below:

V15

0.77 L

Outsize

1.89 L

V11

0.77 L

V10

0.77 L

V8

0.54 L

With the older configuration, the V8 has the smallest dust bin listed here (approx. 2.25 cups) and the Outsize has the largest (approx. 3.75 cups).

Dyson V15 dust bin
Dyson V15 dust bin

The V15, V11, and V10, all have the same size dustbin (approx. 3.25 cups), 1 cup more than the V8, and about half a cup less than the Outsize.

Size & Dimensions

Although there are five models represented here, the size is similar between all models.

The one exception being the Outsize, which is designed as an XL cordless, with a larger body, heavier weight, wider cleaning head, and larger dust bin capacity.

Dyson V11 Outsize compared to the V11 Torque Drive
Dyson V11 Torque Drive (on right) vs. Outsize (on left)

The exact size of each model is listed below:

Dyson V15

  • Length: 49.6″
  • Width: 9.8″
  • Height: 10.3″
  • Weight: 6.8 lbs.

Dyson Outsize

  • Length: 50.63″
  • Width: 12.5″
  • Depth: 11.7″
  • Weight: 7.85 lbs.

Dyson V11

  • Length: 50.6″
  • Width: 9.8″
  • Depth: 10.3″
  • Weight: 6.68 lbs.

Dyson V10

  • Length: 49.2″
  • Width: 9.5″
  • Depth: 10.1″
  • Weight: 5.8 lbs.

Dyson V8

  • Length: 49″
  • Width: 9.8″
  • Depth: 8.8″
  • Weight: 5.75 lbs.

Accessories & Parts

Let’s talk about what each model comes with. Among each different model of Dyson V-Series vacuum lies a secondary sub-model variant.

  • Example – Dyson V11 (parent model) Torque Drive (sub-model variant)
  • Example – Dyson V10 (parent model) Absolute (sub-model variant)

Availability of the sub-model varies by the parent model, retailer, and country. However, there are definitely more prominent sub-models that are the most common. We’ve included those below.

The core parent models include:

  • Dyson V15
  • Dyson Outsize
  • Dyson V11
  • Dyson V10
  • Dyson V8

Sub-model variants would include labels like:

  • Absolute: comes with the most tools and attachments, notably includes both the Fluffy soft cleaner head and a multi-surface cleaner head, ex. Torque Drive, High Torque, Direct Drive, etc.
  • Animal: comes with tools designed for pet owners or anyone who just needs a deeper more versatile clean. Typically, includes the same tool set as the Absolute (excluding the extra Fluffy soft cleaning head).
  • Motorhead: basic tools only and generally the lowest cost
  • Torque Drive: includes the High Torque cleaning head only, designed for multi-surface cleaning. Currently only available with the V11.
  • Fluffy: includes the Fluffy cleaning head, designed for hard surface flooring
  • Detect: uses smarter technology to help detect debris for more efficient cleaning. Currently only available in the V15.

When you combine a core parent model with a selected sub-model variant, you get the complete model name, like the Dyson V10 Animal, or the Dyson V11 Torque Drive, or the Dyson V15 Detect.

What’s in the box?

Below is a fairly standard set of attachments, tools, and accessories included. Shown here is the set of tools with the Dyson Outsize.

The contents of the box includes:

  • Cleaning head (varies by model)
  • Crevice tool
  • Combination brush
  • Dusting brush
  • Motorized mini cleaning head
  • Wand clip
  • Click-in battery (comes with the V15, Outsize, and V11 only)
  • Charger
  • Wall mount
Accessories for the Dyson V11 Outsize
Accessories for the Dyson V11 Outsize

Below we’ve included a Dyson model comparison table. This shows the accessories included with the most common and popular variants for each of the major V-series models.

AccessoryV15OutsizeV11V10V8
WandYesYesYesYesYes
Charger YesYesYesYesYes
Wall mountYesYesYesYesYes
Direct Drive brushrollNoNoNoMotorhead onlyYes
Fluffy brushrollYesNoSome modelsAbsolute onlySome models
Torque Drive brushrollNoNoNoAbsolute & Animal onlyNo
High Torque brushrollYesNoYesNoNo
High Torque XL brushrollNoYesNoNoNo
Combination toolYesYesYesYesYes
Crevice toolYesYesYesYesYes
Dusting brushYesYesYesYesYes
Mini-motorized toolYesYesYesYesYes
Clickable BatteryYesYesYesNoNo

Here’s a rundown of common parts and accessories:

Charger

Dyson V15 charger

The charger is designed to plug into the back of the battery, or the back of the vacuum itself, depending on which model you have.

*Included on all models

Wall Mount

Dyson wall mounts - V Series

There are slight variations on the design of each wall mount, but each one is designed to screw into a wall for hanging your vacuum (since the V Series vacs cannot stand on their own). In addition, each mount can hold up to two tools on the bottom.

*Included on all models

Wand

Dyson wand for stick vacuums

The wand of each vacuum is generally a different color from other models or sub-model variants. Dyson uses variations in color to distinguish different types of vacuums.

*Included on all models

Direct Drive Brushroll

Dyson Direct Drive Cleaning head for V6, V7, and V8 vacuums

The Direct Drive cleaning head is designed for multi-floor cleaning and uses short spiral bristles to get the job done.

*Included on the V8 and V10 Motorhead only

Torque Drive Brushroll

Dyson Direct Drive Cleaning head for V6, V7, and V8 vacuums

The Torque Drive cleaning head is an upgrade to the Direct Drive head and has more bristles, but a similar design, also intended for multi-floor cleaning.

*Included on the V10 Animal & Absolute only

High Torque Brushroll 1.0

Dyson V11 Torque Drive cleaning head

The Torque Drive cleaning head is an upgrade to the Torque Drive head and has more bristles, but a similar design, also intended for multi-floor cleaning.

*Included on the V11 only

High Torque XL Brushroll 2.0

The High Torque XL brushroll (shown on the right) is 25% wider than the original High Torque on the V11, covering a 12.5″ cleaning path and allowing you to clean more area faster.

*Included on the Outsize only

High Torque Brushroll 3.0

Dyson V15 High Torque head

The third version of the High Torque cleaning head is similar to the 1.0 and 2.0 versions, but now also includes polycarbonate teeth to help prevent hair tangles.

*Included on the V15 only

Fluffy Brushroll 1.0

Dyson V10 soft fluffy cleaning head

The original Fluffy cleaning head is designed for hard surface flooring and does a better job of capturing larger debris, using two rotating foam brushes that spin in opposite directions. This head isn’t standard on many models, but it can be bought separately.

*Included on Fluffy, Absolute, & Detect sub-model variants

Fluffy Brushroll 2.0

Dyson V15 Fluffy soft cleaning head

The newer Fluffy cleaning head has is a more low-profile brushroll, which is also washable. It also incorporates a laser that shines on the floor to help reveal particles that need to be cleaned.

*Included on the V15 only

Crevice Tool

Crevice tool included with the Dyson Ball Multifloor 2 vacuum

All of the models listed here come with some variety of crevice tool, although exact length may vary. This tool is good for cleaning in small cracks and crevices.

*Included on all models

Combination Tool

Dyson V11 Outsize combination brush

All of the models listed here come with some variety of combination tool, although the exact design may vary. This tool has a soft dusting brush on the end or can be retracted to reveal a wider crevice tool. Good for car interiors, upholstery, or other small messes.

*Included on all models

Dusting Brush

Dusting Brush included with the Dyson Big Ball Multi Floor canister vacuum

Some models also include a wider dusting brush. This tool uses long soft bristles with a wide-mouth opening handy for good cleaning performance on furniture, appliances, or other hard surface areas.

*Models may vary

Mini-motorized Brush

Dyson V11 Outsize mini motorized brush

The mini-motorized brush is a smaller version of a spiral bristle cleaning head and uses a small motor to spin an internal brushroll and capture debris.

*Models may vary

Hair Screw Tool

Dyson V15 Hair Screw tool

As a replacement to the mini-motorized brush, the V15 includes a Hair Screw tool. This tool has the same basic function, but uses a tapered screw design to better pull hair into the system and prevent tangles.

*Included on the V15 only

Other Accessories

This list of tools and accessories may feel exhaustive and is it, but Dyson offers even more standalone accessories. Many of these are purchased separately, but some are included with specific packages.

We’ve listed some of the common extras below:

  • Wand – Wands available in different colors, including: yellow, pink, red, titanium, blue / nickel, gold, purple, copper, black
  • Mattress tool – Used for cleaning the surface of a mattress
  • Up-top adapter – Acts as a joint between a cleaning head and the extension wand for hard-to-reach high spaces
  • Dyson tool bag – Stores all of the Dyson accessories in one spot with exterior pockets and an open top; handy to keep in the car
  • Multi-angle brush – Used to clean at a 90 degree angle from the extension wand; is useful for cleaning tops of furniture or ceiling fans
  • Dusting brush – Used for gentle dusting; the same brush as listed above.
  • Mini soft dusting brush – A smaller version of the traditional soft dusting brush with a long and narrow body.
  • Stiff bristle brush – Hard bristles are used to clean dried-in dirt or mud from surfaces

👍 Usability

Now let’s talk usability. All of these Dysons are user friendly, but still, some models are more user friendly than others.

What increases the overall usability of a Dyson?

We break it down into a checklist of features. Here are the 10 most important usability features across these models.

#1. 2-in-1 Design

All of the Dysons V Series stick vacuums double as handheld vacuums, which essentially eliminates the need to have a separate handheld.

Dyson V10 and Dyson V11
Dyson V10 & V11 in handheld mode.

#2. Quick Release Attachments

This is a pretty standard way to attach Dyson tools, but it is fast and intuitive.

The crevice tool on the V8 is attached by a quick release button
The tools attach by a quick release button

Red accents on the buttons make it simple to quickly understand where tools snap into place.

#3. Laser light brushroll

The Dyson V15 is the only vacuum in this review that has this feature, but the laser light brushroll is super insightful and interesting.

Dyson V15 laser in the dark
Dyson V15 laser in the dark

It is designed into the Fluffy cleaning head and gives you a better view of small debris as you clean (while also not negatively impacting overall run time).

Dyson V15 laser under lit conditions
Dyson V15 laser under lit conditions

As you might expect, the laser light is more noticeable in lower-lit environments, but still a nice addition even with abundant lighting.

You can see the comparison in the photos above.

#4. Click-In Battery

The click-in battery is a great feature, especially if you want to swap between multiple batteries or if you just struggle to find a spot to charge the battery.

Click the battery into the base of the V11 Outsize
Click the battery into the base of the V11 Outsize

The click-in battery lets you charge the battery separately from the rest of the vacuum which helps saves space.

#5. Point & Shoot Dust Bin

The way you empty each dust bin is also a little different between these five models.

Dyson V15

Emptying the Dyson V15 dust bin

Dyson Outsize

Emptying Dyson V11 dust bin

Dyson V11

Emptying Dyson V11 dust bin

Dyson V10

Dyson V10 dust bin

Dyson V8

Dyson V8 dust bin

All models, excluding the Dyson V8, use a “point-and-shoot” style which allows the dust bin door to swing open and you “shoot” the debris right into the trash can.

On the V8, it’s a little different and you pull a trigger above the cyclone, which releases the debris down below.

#6. XL Dust Bin Capacity

While we’re talking dust bins, let’s also touch on capacity. The Dyson Outsize is the only mode with a capacity of up to 3.75 cups of debris.

Dyson V11 Outsize vs. D11 Torque Drive vs. V8 dustbin
DUST BIN COMPARISON: Dyson V11 Outsize (right) vs. D11 Torque Drive (center) vs. V8 (left)

#7. Onboard Sensors

The Dyson V15 Detect is the only model listed here with an onboard particle sensor.

Dyson V15 particle sensor
Dyson V15 particle sensor

This sensor detects particulate size and reports cleaning performance on the digital display.

#8. Digital Display

The digital display is yet another feature that sets each of these models apart from one another, as not all Dysons include it.

All models that have a digital display have it located in the same spot, the back of the handheld unit.

Here are the details about the digital display, per each model:

Dyson V15: This vacuum has the most advanced display that can communicate:

  • Particulate count and size that has been cleaned
  • Cleaning mode
  • Estimated run time
  • Maintenance alerts
Dyson V15 display
Dyson V15 display

Dyson Outsize: This vacuum has a similar display compared to the V15, however, it does not report particulates removed (due to the lack of the sensor).

  • Cleaning mode
  • Estimated run time
  • Maintenance alerts
Dyson V11 Outsize – LCD changing modes

Dyson V11: This vacuum uses the same display as the V11 Outsize and communicates the same data as well:

  • Cleaning mode
  • Estimated run time
  • Maintenance alerts
Dyson V11 cleaning mode selection
Dyson V11 cleaning mode selection

NOTE: The Dyson V11 Animal does NOT include the LCD screen. Instead, it includes simpler LED light indicators.

The Dyson V10 and V8 do not have digital displays.

#9. Washable Filters

All of the Dyson in this review use a washable filter. You’ll want to wash them once a month in cold water and allow them to air dry for up to 24 hours.

Dyson V6, V7, and V8 all have a central washable filter.
All Dyson vacuums in this comparison have a central washable filter (V8, V10, V11, Outsize, and V15)

As long as it’s not damaged the washable filter is good for the life of the vacuum.

#10. Washable Brushroll

Right now, the Fluffy brushroll on the V15 Detect is the only washable brushroll. Being able to wash the whole brush can help it last longer and prevent debris buildup.

Dyson V15 Fluffy soft cleaning head
Dyson V15 Fluffy soft cleaning head

🔧 Maintenance

The maintenance for any of these V Series cordless vacs is all pretty similar.

Basic maintenance tasks include:

  • Empty the dust bin
  • Wash the filter (about once per month)
  • Charge the battery (easiest with the click-in battery on the V11, Outsize, or V15)
  • Replace the battery as needed (3-5 years for the V8, 15 years on all other models compared in this review)
  • Clear the brushroll of any clogs or tangles
  • Wash the Fluffy cleaning head(V15 Fluffy only)

Battery

Each of these models come with slightly different strengths of batteries. The stronger the battery, the longer the run time.

Click-in battery on the Dyson V15

Here’s a closer look at exactly how long you can expect each Dyson to last, according to the manufacturer:

BatteryDyson V15Dyson OutsizeDyson V11Dyson V10Dyson V8
Capacity3,600 mAh3,600 mAh3,600 mAh2,600 mAh2,800 mAh
Charging Time4.5 hours4.5 hours4.5 hours3.5 hours5 hours
Run Time60 minutes120 minutes60 minutes60 minutes40 minutes
Click In BatteryYes; 1 includedYes; 2 includedYes; 1 includedNoNo
Est. Life15 years15 years15 years15 years3-5 years
Replacement CostCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck Price

Keep in mind, though, that if you’re using motorized tools or running in “Max mode,” the run time will be less.

📰 Specifications

SpecsDyson V15Dyson OutsizeDyson V11Dyson V10Dyson V8
TypeStickStickStickStickStick
ManufacturerDysonDysonDysonDysonDyson
ModelV15OutsizeV11V10V8
Length49.6"50.63"50.6"49.2"49"
Width9.8"12.5"9.8"9.8"9.8"
Depth10.3"11.7"10.3"10.1"8.8"
Weight6.8 lbs.7.85 lbs.6.68 lbs.5.8 lbs.5.75 lbs.
Floor TypeAll (indoor)All (indoor)All (indoor)All (indoor)All (indoor)
Dustbin Capacity0.77 L1.89 L0.77 L0.77 L0.54 L
Click In BatteryYes; 1 includedYes; 2 includedYes; 1 includedNoNo
Run TimeUp to 60 minsUp to 120 minsUp to 60 minsUp to 60 minsUp to 40 mins
CordlessYesYesYesYesYes
BaglessYesYesYesYesYes
ReturnsVaries by retailerVaries by retailerVaries by retailerVaries by retailerVaries by retailer
Warranty2 Year limited2 Year limited2 Year limited2 Year limited2 Year limited
PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck PriceCheck Price
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🥇 Which Dyson is Best?

So you’ve made it this far— still not sure which model is right for you? See quick summaries below to help make your decision easier and get to cleaning.

Dyson V15 Detect

Read Review

Dyson Outsize

Dyson V11 Outsize stick vacuum

Read Review

Dyson V11

Read Review

Dyson V10

Dyson V10 Animal cordless stick vacuum

Read Review

Dyson V8

Read Review

Should you buy the Dyson V15 Detect?

I would recommend the Dyson V15 Detect to people who:

  • Want to know exactly what they’re cleaning – The internal Piezo sensor is an insightful feature. In addition, it makes the vacuum smarter in how it adjusts its cleaning as well as how it displays the data right on the digital display. It also has the floor laser, which makes it easier to see finite dust and other particles on the floor. When you can see more, it’s easier to clean more.
Dyson V15 Detect
Dyson V15 Detect

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Should you buy the Dyson Outsize?

I would recommend the Dyson Outsize to people who:

  • Want XL coverage – If you have a large area to clean and want to do it often and fast, the Dyson Outsize is a good option. It uses a brushroll that is 25% wider, has double the run time, stronger suction, and the largest dust bin. It’s basically just MORE vacuum.
V11 Outsize cleaning large debris from carpet
V11 Outsize cleaning large debris from carpet

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Should you buy the Dyson V11?

I would recommend the Dyson V11 to people who:

  • Want a good value – With the launch of the V15, the V11 becomes the new value buy. It lacks the Piezo sensor and laser on the cleaning head, but still has fantastic cleaning performance and is user-friendly. I have no real qualms with the Dyson V11 and for an all-around good vacuum cleaner, it checks a lot of boxes for me.
Dyson V11 Torque Drive cordless stick vacuum cleaner review
Dyson V11

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Should you buy the Dyson V10?

I would recommend the Dyson V10 to people who: 

  • Want a more budget buy – The Dyson V10 has a lot of the same features as the V11, like an assortment of accessories, 60-minute run time, and solid cleaning performance. The main thing you’re giving up is the digital display screen on the back, but if you’re more about performance don’t need all the bells-and-whistles, the V10 is a good option.
Dyson V10 cordless vacuum
Dyson V10 Absolute shown

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Should you buy the Dyson V8?

The Dyson V8 is a still a good vacuum… when you can find it. Over the last year or so the V8 seems less and less stocked at many retailers.

And when it is available, it tends to be listed at odd prices that make it a tough sell when compared to other (more widely available) models.

Dyson V8 cordless vacuum
Dyson V8 cordless vacuum

For most consumers, I think the V10 would be a better buy, providing 20 extra minutes of run time, in-line configuration, a larger dust bin, and upgraded tools.

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The Last Word

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Updates

  • April 2, 2021 – Initial comparison published.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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6 Comments on “Dyson V15 vs. Outsize vs. V11 vs. V10 vs. V8”

  1. Are the hair screw tool and the high torque cleaner head with anti-tangle comb attachments for the V15 compatible with the V11 Animal?

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  2. You have a picture near the beginning with four vacuums and labled

    ” Dyson V15 vs. Outsize vs. V11 vs. V10 vs. V8″

    But that is not what is in the picture! The order is different and there is no V8. Please provide a picture with all five vacuums correctly labeled.

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    • Originally I labeled it, but it was super long, so I deleted it. I guess I should have left it in. Adding it back now.