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Samsung Jet 90 vs. Dyson V11

This Samsung Jet 90 vs. Dyson V11 comparison takes a closer look at two popular, high-end cordless vacuums. Which is best for your home? Let’s find out now.

Samsung Jet 90
Samsung Jet 90
  • Suction: 200 AW
  • Run Time: ~43 mins.
  • Dustbin: 0.8 L
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs.
  • Cleaning: 98%
Dyson V11
Dyson V11
  • Suction: 185 AW
  • Run Time: ~82 mins.
  • Dustbin: 0.77 L
  • Weight: 6.68 lbs.
  • Cleaning: 99%

Table of Contents

🧪 Cleaning Tests

First things first, let’s talk about the performance of the Samsung Jet 90 compared to the Dyson V11. Both of these are higher-end models and we expected pretty good performance from both prior to our performance testing.

Dyson V11 (left) vs. Samsung Jet 90 (right)
Dyson V11 (left) vs. Samsung Jet 90 (right)

Did they get the job done?

To find out, we put each vacuum through a 3-part performance test where we looked at 3 different factors.

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

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.

Dyson V11 (top) vs. Samsung Jet 90 (bottom)
Dyson V11 (top) vs. Samsung Jet 90 (bottom)

The following scores are a reflection of the total percentage of debris removed in our tests by weight.

Floor TypeSamsung Jet 90Dyson V11
Hardwood100%99%
Low Pile Carpet97%100%
High Pile Carpet97%99%

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

Overall Cleaning Scores

Samsung Jet 90

98%

V11

99%

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)

Samsung Jet 90 Cleaning Performance

The Samsung Jet 90 did really great on all three floor types we tested it on, with results ranging from 97-100%.

Hardwoods

100%

Low Pile Carpet

97%

High Pile Carpet

97%

For these tests, we started each run on regular power, but noticed that it repeatedly clogged while removing the cereal, especially on carpet. In these instances, the cereal would get backed up and end up being spit back into the testing lane.

Samsung Jet 90 - cleaning hardwoods
Samsung Jet 90 – cleaning hardwoods

To fix this, we increased to max suction and the vacuum was able to remove all debris much more effectively.

You can still see a bit of debris on the carpet in the “after” photo below, but as I mentioned, it’s really not that much.

Samsung Jet 90 - cleaning low pile carpet
Samsung Jet 90 – cleaning low pile carpet

MORE: Click here to see full cleaning tests of the Samsung Jet 90.

Dyson V11 Cleaning Performance

The Dyson V11 was equally as impressive as the Samsung Jet 90 in many regards.

Hardwoods

99%

Low Pile Carpet

100%

High Pile Carpet

99%

Cleaning performance ranged from 99-100% on all foor types and against the standard range of debris types. Each of these tests were run using the High Torque cleaning head.

Dyson V11 hardwood cleaning results
Dyson V11 hardwood floor cleaning tests

I will add here that the V11 didn’t seem to have the same issue with cereal clogs that we noticed on the Jet 90 tests. It easily handled all debris types on all floor types.

Dyson V11 Outsize cleaning low pile carpet
Dyson V11 Outsize cleaning low pile carpet

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

Motor Performance

Although the motors are designed differently from each other, both the Samsung Jet 90 and the Dyson V11 have strong motors that can generate effective suction.

Samsung Jet 90

200 AW

Dyson V11

185 AW

The Jet 90 generates a bit higher suction than the V11, but I would say it’s quite close.

Run Time Performance

The run times vary between the Jet 90 and V11 and we also noticed a discrepancy between how long the manufacturer said each vacuum should run and how long it actually ran.

Dyson V11 (left) vs. Samsung Jet 90 (right)
Dyson V11 (left) vs. Samsung Jet 90 (right)

With either of these vacuums, there are three different suction levels to choose from—Low, Medium, and High on the Jet 90 and Eco, Auto, and Boost on the V11.

Samsung Jet 90

  • Low: 43:30 mins
  • Medium: 24:00 mins
  • High: 10:00 mins

Max Run Time: 60 mins*

Dyson V11

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

Max Run Time: 60 mins*

*This max time is the number listed by the manufacturer.

The run times when running at max suction (High / Boost mode) were similar between the two models, but in more economical suction modes (Medium / Auto or Low / Eco) Dyson takes a clear lead in run time.

Even though both manufacturers put the estimated run time around 60 minutes, Dyson is the winner for this category.

🧬 Design

The Jet 90 and V11 feel similar as far as overall design goes. They both have a:

  • Multi-floor cleaning head
  • Click-in cleaning tools
  • Extension wand
  • In-hand dustbin (about the same capacity)
  • 3 suction levels
  • Washable filter
  • Click-in battery
  • Solid cleaning performance

Samsung Jet 90

Samsung Jet 90 cordless stick vacuum
Samsung Jet 90 cordless stick vacuum

Dyson V11

Dyson V11 Torque Drive cordless stick vacuum cleaner review
Dyson V11

Some of the differences between these two models include:

  1. Digital display
  2. Alternate cleaning heads
  3. Suction power
  4. Run time

#1. Digital display

The Dyson V11 includes a digital display on the back of the in-hand portion of the vacuum. This display can quickly communicate what cleaning mode you’re in, estimated remaining run time, and any active maintenance alerts.

Dyson V11 on vacuum display
Dyson V11 LCD display and cleaning modes

By comparison, the Jet 90 does not have a digital display anywhere on the vacuum. This is certainly a nice feature for Dyson and something I would have liked to have seen on the Samsung as well.

#2. Cleaning Heads

The big difference here is that the Jet 90 comes with two cleaning heads, one for hard surface flooring (Soft Action) and one for multi-floor cleaning (Turbo Action).

Samsung Jet 90

Includes:

  • Turbo Action (multi-floor)
  • Soft Action (hard surfaces)
Samsung Jet 90 Turbo action brush
Turbo Action (multi-floor)
Soft Action (hard surfaces)

Dyson V11

Includes:

  • High Torque 1.0 (multi-floor)
Dyson V11 Torque Drive cleaning head
High Torque 1.0 cleaning head (multi-floor)

The V11 only comes with one cleaning head which is the High Torque 1.0 cleaning head, designed for multi-floor cleaning.

You can purchase the Fluffly cleaning head separately from Dyson or a third-party version of something similar. But it will cost you a little extra on top of the initial sticker price.

#3. Suction power

Samsung Jet 90

200 AW

Dyson V11

185 AW

We slightly touched on this above, but the Samsung Jet 90 technically has a bit more suction power than the Dyson V11. That being said, the extra suction doesn’t seem to have a real impact on performance.

In fact, the V11 actually performed slightly better overall.

#4. Run time

While both the Jet 90 and the V11 state that they’ve got a 60-minute run time, we noticed that the Dyson performed better and had longer run times, especially in modes that used lower suction levels.

I will also point out here that Samsung uses a traditional on / off switch while Dyson uses the trigger style.

The Dyson trigger only powers the vacuum when you’re holding down the button, while Samsung’s on / off switch would provide continuous power until you switch it off.

However, in our run time tests we continuously depressed the trigger from start to finish. So there was no extra benefit for Dyson.

Size & Dimensions

Samsung Jet 90

  • Length: 44.7″
  • Width: 9.8″
  • Depth: 8.5″
  • Weight: 6.2 lbs.

Dyson V11

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

These two stick vacuums are pretty similar in size, but with a few notable differences. Overall, the width, depth, and weight are comparable, but the V11 is quite a bit taller than the Samsung.

Dyson V11 (left) vs. Samsung Jet 90 (right)
Dyson V11 (left) vs. Samsung Jet 90 (right)

And furthermore, the Samsung has a telescoping handle meaning that it can extend or collapse between 36.6 – 44.7″.

This can be a nice feature for shorter users or more compact storage, but not really that great if you’re super tall.

Taller users would likely be more comfortable with the Dyson V11 over the Samsung.

Accessories & Parts

The Samsung comes with a simpler set of tools and accessories. The complete list of parts and accessories includes:

  1. Samsung Jet 90 stick vacuum
  2. Wand (telescoping)
  3. Turbo Action cleaning head
  4. Soft Action cleaning head
  5. Crevice tool
  6. Mini-motorized tool
  7. Combination tool
  8. Pivot tool
  9. Click-in battery (qty: 2)
  10. Charger
  11. Storage stand
  12. User guide
Accessories included with the Samsung Jet 90 cordless stick vacuum
Accessories included with the Samsung Jet 90 cordless stick vacuum

The list on the Dyson is a little different, but still pretty exhaustive in terms of providing a well-rounded selection of tools.

  1. Dyson V11 stick vacuum
  2. Wand (non-telescoping)
  3. High Torque 1.0 cleaning head
  4. Crevice tool
  5. Mini-motorized tool
  6. Combination tool
  7. Soft dusting brush
  8. Stubborn dirt brush
  9. Click-in battery (qty: 1)
  10. Charger
  11. Wall mount
  12. User guide
Dyson V11 cordless vacuum - accessories
Dyson V11 Torque Drive accessories

Where are the differences?

These lists really show a good picture of what each model comes with so what are the big differences? The main differences can be highlighted with a couple of specialty tools.

Samsung Jet 90 action brush cleaning head

Cleaning heads: The Samsung comes with 2 cleaning heads, instead of just one. The addition of the Soft Action cleaning head is good for hard surface cleaning cycles like hardwoods, tile, vinyl, etc.

WINNER: Samsung Jet 90

Dyson V11 - soft dusting brush

Dusting brush: Dyson also comes with a soft dusting brush for cleaning hard surfaces, like furniture or automotive interiors.

WINNER: Dyson V11

Dirt brush: The Dyson also comes with a dirt brush that uses stiffer bristles for breaking down ground-in dirt.

WINNER: Dyson V11

Samsung Jet 90 - pivot tool

Pivot tool: Samsung includes this unusual pivot tool, which allows attached tools to rotate 90° and pivot to access hard-to-reach areas.

WINNER: Samsung Jet 90

Click-in battery for the Dyson V11

Battery: Both models include a click-in battery. However, Samsung’s storage stand allows you to charge 2 batteries at the same time. However, you’ll need to purchase that battery separately.

WINNER: Samsung Jet 90

Dyson wall mount
Samsung Jet 90 vacuum in stand

Storage: The Dyson includes a single wall mount that allows the V11 to hang from the wall.

Samsung’s design is a freestanding unit that lets the vacuum sit upright anywhere. The telescoping wand is also a nice feature here if you need to collapse the vacuum to fit in a closet or cabinet.

Both storage solutions can also hold 2 attachments.

While there is a certain level of preference here, for most consumers I think Samsung’s storage stand is clearly the better choice.

WINNER: Samsung Jet 90

👍 Usability

Overall setup and usability of the Jet 90 vs V11 were both comparable. Out of the box, all parts quickly click together and you can choose the tools you need for handheld or stick vacuum use.

Here’s a view of what each vacuum looks like in handheld mode. As you can see, the size and design are similar, with both vacuums being easy to manage and handle.

Mini-motorized tool on the Samsung Jet 90
Mini-motorized tool on the Samsung Jet 90
Dyson V11 handheld mode
Dyson V11 in handheld mode

Overall, I was happy with the usability of both vacuums as handhelds or stick vacuums.

As I mentioned above, the Jet 90 includes 2 batteries instead of just 1 so that does get some bonus points for usability. There’s also charge time to consider.

Charging the Jet 90 takes 3.5 hours and the V11 takes about 4.5 hours.

Maneuverability is good on each of these vacuums. The Samsung and Dyson are equipped to make turn turns and can lay nearly flat, with similar-sized dust bins (approx. a 0.8 liter capacity).

Samsung Jet 90 cordless stick vacuum
Samsung Jet 90 cordless stick vacuum
Dyson V11 cordless vacuum - fully reclined
Dyson V11 cordless vacuum fully reclined

Maintenance

Maintenance is simple with the Jet 90 and the V11. The Dyson has the added benefit of displaying maintenance alerts on the back of the vacuum if you want a clear display of maintenance needs.

Necessary maintenance tasks for these models include:

  • Empty the dust bin
  • Wash the filter (about once per month)
  • Charge / replace the battery
  • Clear the brushroll of any clogs or tangles

Emptying the dust bin is a little more convenient on the V11 since it’s just one swift motion. The bin on the Jet 90 takes two hands to separate and it can be a little messier.

Samsung Jet 90

Emptying the dust bin on the Samsung Jet 90

Dyson V11

Emptying Dyson V11 dust bin

📰 Specifications

SpecsSamsung Jet 90Dyson V11
TypeStickStick
ManufacturerSamsungDyson
ModelJet 90V11
Length44.7"50.6"
Width9.8"9.8"
Depth8.5"10.3"
Weight6.2 lbs.6.68 lbs.
Floor TypeAll (indoor)All (indoor)
Dustbin Capacity0.8 L0.77 L
Click In BatteryYes; 1 includedYes; 1 included
Run TimeUp to 60 minsUp to 60 mins
CordlessYesYes
BaglessYesYes
ReturnsVaries by retailerVaries by retailer
Warranty1 Year limited2 Year limited
PriceCheck PriceCheck Price
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🥇 Which vacuum is best?

Alright, so all things considered, should you buy the Samsung Jet 90 or the Dyson V11?

Both of these vacuums are lightweight, 2-in-1 models with an assortment of handheld tools, an extensions wand, and an in-hand dust bin.

Samsung Jet 90

Samsung Jet 90 stick vacuum

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Dyson V11

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Should you buy the Samsung Jet 90?

I would recommend the Samsung Jet 90 to people who:

  • Want the soft roller cleaning head: If you have a lot of hardwoods or tile flooring, the soft roller cleaning head is a really great tool. You can buy something similar after-market from Dyson for the V11, but it’s nice that Samsung includes it in the box.
  • Want two batteries: The Jet 90 only includes 1 battery in the standard package, however, you can purchase extra batteries. With an extra battery you can enable dual charging on the storage stand. Allowing you to charge one battery within the vacuum itself and one on the stand base.
  • Want solid performance: On all floor types, the Jet 90 really did a great job of cleaning all debris we threw at it, averaging about 98% overall. If you want an all-around good performance, the Jet 90 gets it done.

Click here to check the Samsung Jet 90 price.

Should you buy the Dyson V11?

I would recommend the Dyson V11 to people who:

  • Want a digital display: The Samsung lacks any kind of digital display screen. Including this on the V11 tells a lot of good information like estimated remaining run time, cleaning mode, and any relevant maintenance alerts.
  • Excellent cleaning performance: The cleaning performance of the V11 is fantastic on all three floor types we tested it on and even though it technically has less suction than the Samsung, it actually has better performance (albeit very slight, 99% vs. 98%).
  • Don’t need the Fluffy cleaning head: Unfortunately, the V11 does not include the Fluffy cleaning head, which can be a useful tool for cleaning hardwoods. That being said, the performance was still excellent cleaning hardwoods with the High Torque 1.0 head so it’s hardly at a disadvantage.

Click here to check out the Dyson V11 price.

ChangeLog

April 16, 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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