The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is a versatile cordless stick vacuum. It delivers superb performance on bare floors and clears an impressive amount of debris on low and high-pile carpet. It can also be easily reconfigured into a handheld vacuum and comes with a very wide assortment of tools and accessories, including a flexible crevice tool and a turbo brush. However, its mainly plastic construction doesn't feel especially robust.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is great for vacuuming bare floors. It clears pet hair, small debris like rice, and bulky debris like cereal with very little difficulty. Its lightweight construction also makes it very maneuverable, and it comes with a wide assortment of tools and accessories. On the downside, it doesn't feel very sturdily built. There are also a lot of parts that need to be cleaned regularly. Thankfully, its bagless design and washable filters result in a near-total absence of recurring costs.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is a very good option for low-pile carpet. It does a fantastic job of sucking up pet hair and clears an impressive amount of fine debris like baking soda and larger material like sand. Its bagless design and washable HEPA filter also keep recurring costs to a minimum. That said, some components feel a little flimsy, and there are several parts that need to be regularly cleaned.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is good for high-pile carpet. While it struggles a little bit with fine debris like rice and larger material like sand on this surface type, it still manages to clear pet hair without an issue. It also comes with a wide variety of tools and accessories. On the downside, its mainly plastic construction doesn't feel all that solid. There are also quite a few parts that need to be cleaned regularly, but as long as it's maintained regularly, recurring costs shouldn't be a worry.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is a fantastic option for dealing with pet hair. It easily clears pet hair from a wide variety of surface types, while its handheld configuration makes it easy to clean pet beds. Its washable HEPA filter also traps allergens as you clean, which is good if you have a heavily shedding pet. You can also remove the brushrolls from its turbo brush as well as its bare floor and carpet vacuum heads, allowing for easier removal of hair wraps. However, there are still quite a few parts that need to be cleaned regularly.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is great for vacuuming stairs. Its lightweight design makes it easy to pick up and carry up and down long flights of stairs, and it can be easily reconfigured into a handheld vacuum for tackling tighter spots. It does an outstanding job of clearing debris on bare floors and offers impressive performance overall on carpets too. However, its build quality doesn't seem the most sturdy, with some parts feeling as though they could crack if dropped.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is a great option for cleaning the inside of your car. It can be easily reconfigured into a compact cordless vacuum and comes with a very wide assortment of tools that can help you clear debris in hard-to-reach areas, including a crevice tool and a turbo brush. In addition, since it's cordless, you don't need to worry about parking your car close to an electrical outlet while vacuuming it. However, it doesn't feel especially sturdy and lacks any on-board tool storage, so you need to make sure you have everything at hand if you're away from its charging rack.
The Dyson V10's build quality is alright. Just like the Dyson V8 Animal and Dyson V7 Animal, it's mostly made of plastic, but does have a lightweight metal wand. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel particularly sturdy in places, especially its clear plastic dirt compartment, which feels like it could crack if you were to drop it. Thankfully, parts clip together easily, making routine maintenance a quick and simple process.
The Dyson V10 has quite a few parts that need to be cleaned regularly. Consider the JASHEN V16 if you want a stick/handheld vacuum with fewer maintenance requirements.
Any part washed with water needs to air dry for at least 24 hours before using it again.
The Dyson V10 incurs virtually no recurring costs, which is outstanding. The filter is expected to last the lifetime of the vacuum as long as it's maintained. However, if any parts break or need replacing, you can purchase them directly from Dyson's website.
The Dyson V10 is alright to store. The included rack station holds the vacuum upright when not in use. It also allows you to store up to two tools directly on the station. Unfortunately, the vacuum itself lacks any sort of on-board tool storage capability, unlike the Dyson V15 Detect's wand clip.
The Dyson V10's dirt compartment is okay. It's larger than that of the Dyson V8 Animal, but it's still fairly small and needs frequent emptying. Luckily, there's an indicator that lets you know when the compartment's full. Consider the Dyson Outsize Absolute+ if you're looking for a cordless stick vacuum with a larger dirt compartment.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is a cordless vacuum with a range limited only by its remaining battery life and the room left in its dirt compartment. However, its extension hose is quite short, which can make it a hassle to clean hard-to-reach spots in its handheld configuration.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is impressively portable. It's lighter than the Dyson V11 Animal, and it doesn't feel very heavy in your hand. It also has a carrying handle, which makes it easier to bring with you to different rooms.
The Dyson V10's battery performance is decent. In its most energy-efficient 'Suction 1' mode and without any attachments fitted in place, it can last just over an hour on a single charge. However, in its high-power 'BOOST' mode with the motorized head fitted in place, it supplies roughly 10 minutes of runtime, so you need to work quickly when dealing with stubborn messes. That said, it's worth noting that battery life can vary somewhat noticeably in the real world. Luckily, there are three LED lights on the vacuum's body that let you know when your battery is running low.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute has a few extra features. It has three power modes that change its suction: 'Suction 1', which has the longest battery life, 'Suction 2', which is a balanced mode to clean bare floors and carpets, and 'BOOST' mode, which is for intensive ground-in dirt cleaning. There's also a filter light as well as a blockage light indicator. Unlike the Dyson V12 Detect Slim however, it isn't capable of automatically changing its power mode when it's on carpet or when it detects high levels of debris on the ground.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute comes with a lot of tools that easily clip onto the wand, hose, or vacuum. The hard bristle brush can retract to become the upholstery brush while the flexible crevice tool can extend and connect to the small dusting brush. There's also a harder bristle brush for stubborn dirt as well as a 180-degree extension cleaner, which can help you clean high-up places. The vacuum also features a turbo brush for tackling debris on fabric surfaces and an extension hose for cleaning hard-to-reach spots.
You can use the Dyson V10 as either a stick vacuum or in its handheld mode by detaching the wand.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute delivers outstanding performance on bare floors. It can pick up pet hair as well as small debris like rice without too much difficulty. However, while it can clear most bulky debris like cereal, some of this material can get stuck at the entry point near the head, especially when using the soft brush roll head. It should also be noted that this issue also happens with the motorized brush roll, but less frequently. If you prefer a stick vacuum that's even better on bare floors, look into the Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is excellent on low-pile carpet. It can easily pick up pet hair, most fine debris like baking soda, and an amazing amount of larger debris like sand. It also doesn't lose suction performance as its dirt compartment fills up with debris.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is great on high-pile carpet. It easily clears pet hair and does a decent job of sucking up both fine debris like baking soda and larger material like sand, though you still might need to make an extra pass to collect everything. If you're looking for a vacuum with even better performance on high-pile carpets, try the Samsung Jet 90 Complete.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute has good suction power at its floorhead. Its soft roller head sits against the contact surface pretty tightly, resulting in a fairly tight seal and strong crevice cleaning performance. Using it with its multi-surface floorhead, which doesn't create quite as tight a seal, results in the following suction measurements, which are notably lower.
The Dyson V10 has good maneuverability. Thanks to its lightweight design and plastic wheels, it can be easily moved around a room. However, since there's no on-board tool storage, you need to make sure you have the brush you want to use nearby. When cleaning under a couch or table, the filter can get in the way if you're not crouched and can hit your wrist. The vacuum can also get stuck on rug tassels, even on its lowest suction power setting. Thankfully, it can easily climb over or onto electrical cables and thick rugs.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 also comes in several other variants with a different amount of brushes and tools included. They also have different wand colors, but we expect our results to be valid for the other color variants as well. We tested the 'Absolute' variant, and you can see its label here.
|Model Name||Parts Included||Wand Color||Notes|
|Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute||Soft roller vacuum head, motor vacuum head with motorized brush roller, small dusting brush, crevice tool, dirt brush, 180-degree pivot extender, soft bristle brush, crevice tool, extension hose, motorized brush (with removable mini brushroll)||Orange or Pink & Purple||Discontinued|
|Dyson Cyclone V10 Animal||Motorhead, mini motorized tool, combination tool, mini soft dusting brush, crevice tool||Purple|
|Dyson Cyclone V10 Motorhead||Motorhead, combination tool, crevice tool||Red|
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The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is a cordless stick/handheld vacuum that comes with a wide variety of tools and brushes to help you get the job done. When compared to similar Dyson vacuums like the Dyson V7 Animal or the Dyson V11 Animal, it has generally similar performance on all surface types, although it tends to do just a bit better on bare floors. However, it lacks any on-board storage for its tools and it has more parts that require regular cleaning compared to some other Dysons.
The Dyson V7 Animal and the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute are two similar stick/handheld vacuums with a few differences. Thanks to its more powerful suction motor, the Cyclone V10 Absolute does a significantly better job on bare floors, and it's a bit better on low-pile carpet as well. It has a longer battery life, and it comes with more tools and brushes for more specialized cleaning tasks. The V7, on the other hand, is easier to maintain, it has a slightly bigger dirt compartment, and it's somewhat better on high-pile carpet too.
The Dyson V8 Animal and the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute are very similar stick/handheld vacuums with a few minor differences. While these two vacuums are very similarly matched in terms of their performance on bare floors as well as carpet, the V8 Animal is a bit lighter and easier to maintain. However, the Cyclone V10 Absolute comes with more tools and brushes. Its battery takes a lot less time to charge, and its dirt compartment, while small, can hold slightly more than the V8 Animal.
The Dyson V11 Animal and the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute are two stick/handheld vacuums with different purposes. The V11 Animal has fewer maintenance requirements, is easy to store, and its dirt compartment holds more debris. The V11 Animal also features a more powerful suction motor, but this doesn't necessarily correlate to real world performance. While it does do slightly better on high-pile carpet, the V10 offers slightly better performance on bare floors as well as low-pile carpet and comes with more tools and brushes, including a dedicated bare floor soft roller floorhead. The V10's battery charges much faster too.
The Dyson V12 Detect Slim is better than the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute. The V12 has a far more advanced power adjustment function, as it can automatically increase its suction setting when used on carpet or when it detects an area with a high concentration of debris. It also performs slightly better on bare floors, clears away more pet hair on upholstered surfaces, and weighs less, making it easier to maneuver. That said, the V10 does a better job on low-pile carpet and has a bigger dirt compartment that won't need emptying as often.
The Dyson V15 Detect is a better overall vacuum than the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute. The V15 clears more debris on bare floors, low-pile carpet, and high-pile carpet. It's also easier to store thanks to its included wand clip, which allows you to hang two different tools on the vacuum. Meanwhile, the V10 is lighter and takes much less time to charge despite offering similar overall runtime.
The LG CordZero A9 A916BM is a little better than the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute. The LG comes with a second battery that gives it a longer maximum runtime if you keep it charged and performs better on bare floors and high-pile carpet, especially in regards to fine debris. However, the Dyson incurs virtually no recurring costs, comes with more attachments, and is more effective on low-pile carpet.
The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is a better vacuum for most uses than the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute. The Samsung has a slightly better performance on bare floors and is much better on high-pile carpets, where it clears more debris like sand and baking soda. It recharges faster and has a manual surface type adjustment feature. On the other hand, the Dyson picks up more debris from low-pile carpets and also incurs fewer recurring costs.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is better than the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate. The Dyson incurs virtually no recurring costs, has a bigger dirt compartment, comes with more tools and brushes, and delivers better performance on low and high-pile carpet. It also charges substantially faster, and while it's maximum runtime is shorter than that of the LG, that can vary in the real world. Meanwhile, the LG is marginally more effective on bare floors.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute and Dyson Ball Animal 2 are differently-designed vacuums intended for distinct use cases, so one might be a better fit for you, depending on your exact needs. The cordless stick/handheld V10 is much lighter and is a lot more maneuverable. It's also easier to assemble or attach different tools thanks to the use of easy-clip mechanisms. Conversely, the Ball Animal 2 has a virtually indefinite runtime, fewer parts that need to be regularly cleaned, and a vacuum head that automatically changes height to suit different surface types.
The Shark Rocket Pet Pro with MultiFlex IZ163H is slightly better than the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute for most use cases. The Shark feels better-built, has fewer parts that require regular maintenance, is equipped with a surface type adjustment function, is easier to maneuver, and delivers better overall performance on bare floors. Meanwhile, the Dyson is lighter, has a longer maximum battery life, and comes with more tools and accessories.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute and Samsung Jet 70 Pet each have advantages, so one might suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Dyson has a longer battery life, comes with a wider array of tools and attachments, is slightly more effective in clearing away debris in cracks and crevices, and has a less unwieldy miniature turbo brush attachment. However, the Samsung charges faster, has fewer parts that need regular cleaning, feels lighter in your hand, and performs better on high-pile carpet.
The Miele Triflex HX1 and Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute are fairly evenly matched, and you may prefer one over the other depending on your needs. The Miele is better-built, easier to maintain, more maneuverable, and performs significantly better on bare floors. Meanwhile, the Dyson has a larger dirt compartment, a slightly longer maximum battery life, and far more tools and accessories.
The Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister and Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute are differently-designed vacuums that serve different purposes. The Cinetic is a corded canister vacuum that has a practically unlimited runtime. It's a little easier to maneuver than the V10 and has a larger dirt compartment too. Conversely, the V10 is a cordless stick vacuum with a virtually unlimited range. It's a lot lighter, comes with more tools and accessories, and delivers superior performance on all surface types.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute and Dyson Outsize Absolute+ each have their advantages, so one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The V10 is noticeably lighter, more maneuverable, and delivers superior performance on low-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Outsize has a larger dirt compartment that doesn't need to be emptied as often and has a longer total battery life thanks to its included second battery. It also has a docking station with room for two accessories and a wand clip that can hold two additional tools, which makes it a bit easier to store.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is more versatile than the Dyson Omni-glide. The V10 has a larger dustbin, a longer maximum battery life, ar more tools and accessories, and performs better on bare floors. It can also be used to clean carpeted floors, unlike the Omni-Glide. However, the Omni-Glide is lighter, more maneuverable, and incurs fewer maintenance requirements.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute and Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless each have their own advantages, so one may suit you better than the other depending on your needs. The Dyson is lighter, has a longer maximum battery life, comes with more tools and accessories, and delivers better performance on carpeted floors. Meanwhile, despite being heavier, the Shark is notably easier to maneuver, has fewer parts that require regular maintenance, feels better-built, comes with a larger dirt compartment, and performs better on bare floors.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute does better in more situations than the JASHEN V16. The Dyson is more effective at picking up all kinds of debris on everything from hardwood floors to shag carpeting, comes with more tools and accessories, and recharges much faster. The JASHEN, meanwhile, is a little bit lighter and has fewer parts that require regular maintenance.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is a better vacuum for cleaning carpeted surfaces than the Shark ION F80. The Dyson easily picks up more pet hair as well as small and large debris from low to high-pile carpet. It's lighter, its dirt compartment is slightly larger, and it has virtually no recurring costs. It also comes with a lot more tools and brushes than the Shark. However, the Shark is better at cleaning bare floors, it feels better built, and it's easier to maintain. It's also able to maneuver around a room more easily than the Dyson.