Samsung Jet 90 Complete Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Feb 19, 2021 at 09:03 am
Samsung Jet 90 Complete Picture
8.3
Bare Floor
7.5
Low-Pile Carpet
7.9
High-Pile Carpet
9.0
Pets
9.0
Stairs
8.4
Cars
Vacuum Type
Stick/Handheld
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is a lightweight cordless stick/handheld vacuum. It has an incredible performance on bare floors and is very good at clearing pet hair from all surface types. The battery can provide up to an hour of continuous use, which is great, but its performance really depends on what settings and tools you use, and it can be depleted in as little as 10 minutes. This vacuum comes with two different brushrolls for bare floors and carpets, which helps give it a more versatile performance, but you have to manually switch between them. There's also a storage rack included, so you don't need to mount it on a wall. Unfortunately, it's not the easiest to maintain.

Our Verdict

8.3 Bare Floor

The Samsung Jet 90 is impressive on bare floors. It easily clears pet hair and debris from bare surfaces like hardwood and linoleum flooring. Recurring costs are low, and it has good maneuverability. However, it has demanding maintenance needs and its build quality is just okay.

Pros
  • Easily picks up pet hair from all surface types.
  • Long maximum battery life.
  • Reconfigurable as a handheld vacuum.
Cons
  • Demanding maintenance needs.
  • Minimum battery life is roughly 10 minutes.
7.5 Low-Pile Carpet

The Samsung Jet 90 is good for cleaning low-pile carpets. It has no problem with pet hair and picks up most larger debris like sand. However, it struggles with fine material like baking soda. It has good maneuverability, but it's not the easiest to maintain and it has a somewhat plasticky build quality.

Pros
  • Easily picks up pet hair from all surface types.
  • Long maximum battery life.
  • Reconfigurable as a handheld vacuum.
Cons
  • Demanding maintenance needs.
  • Gets stuck on rug tassels.
7.9 High-Pile Carpet

The Samsung Jet 90 is very good on high-pile carpets. It can clean up pet hair without issue. It sucks up a good amount of debris, but it may take a few passes to completely clear sand and baking soda from these surfaces. It has demanding maintenance needs, but no parts that need to be replaced regularly, so recurring costs are very low.

Pros
  • Easily picks up pet hair from all surface types.
  • Long maximum battery life.
  • Reconfigurable as a handheld vacuum.
Cons
  • Demanding maintenance needs.
  • Gets stuck on rug tassels.
9.0 Pets

The Samsung Jet 90 is an outstanding choice for cleaning up after pets. It easily clears pet hair from all surface types. You can use it in a handheld mode with a tool or brush attached to clean furniture or even your pet's bed. It's also equipped with a HEPA filter, which is great if you're concerned about allergens. However, it's difficult to maintain.

Pros
  • Easily picks up pet hair from all surface types.
  • Long maximum battery life.
  • Reconfigurable as a handheld vacuum.
  • Equipped with an allergen-trapping HEPA filter.
Cons
  • Demanding maintenance needs.
  • Minimum battery life is roughly 10 minutes.
9.0 Stairs

The Samsung Jet 90 is a fantastic choice for cleaning stairs. It offers versatile performance and is very portable. Its range is virtually unlimited since it's cordless. Also, you can use it in a handheld mode, and it comes with a variety of tools, including a turbo brush. Unfortunately, it's not the easiest vacuum to maintain.

Pros
  • Easily picks up pet hair from all surface types.
  • Long maximum battery life.
  • Very portable.
  • Reconfigurable as a handheld vacuum.
Cons
  • Demanding maintenance needs.
  • Minimum battery life is roughly 10 minutes.
8.4 Cars

The Samsung Jet 90 is great for cleaning car interiors. It's very portable and has practically unlimited range since it's cordless. You can use it in a handheld mode, which is useful for far-away areas like your car. Overall, it delivers a good performance on low-pile carpets, although it struggles a bit with fine debris like baking soda.

Pros
  • Long maximum battery life.
  • Very portable.
  • Reconfigurable as a handheld vacuum.
Cons
  • Demanding maintenance needs.
  • Minimum battery life is roughly 10 minutes.
  • 8.3 Bare Floor
  • 7.5 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.9 High-Pile Carpet
  • 9.0 Pets
  • 9.0 Stairs
  • 8.4 Cars

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The Samsung Jet 90 has an alright build quality. It's mostly made of plastic, but feels fairly sturdy and has a premium look. The wand is also plastic and has a metallic finish. However, the dustbin and motor head, which are made of clear plastic, feel like they could break if dropped.

Assembling the vacuum is easy and intuitive. The charging station is easy to put together, but you may need to look at the instructions.

5.5
Design
User Maintenance

The Samsung Jet 90 is difficult to maintain. There are quite a few parts that need to be removed and serviced regularly. Luckily, they're all fairly easy to access.

  • Dirt compartment: Push the release button on top of the dirt compartment to remove it. Pull out the micro filter and take out the cyclone filter by twisting counter-clockwise. Empty the dustbin over a garbage can. You can also wash it with water.
  • Cyclone: After taking out the dirt compartment, twist the cyclone filter counter-clockwise to remove it. When necessary, you can use the soft bristle brush to clean dust off of the metal grill. It can also be washed with water once a month.
  • Micro filter: This is located inside the dirt compartment. Remove the dirt compartment first, and then pull it out. You should dust the micro filter regularly, and it can be washed with water once a month.
  • HEPA filter: Twist to unlock and remove. You can remove any dust and debris from this filter as-needed. It shouldn't be washed with water.
  • Soft brush head: Push the button on top of the head to unlock, then slide it out. When necessary, you can clean the brushroll with a cloth or towel.
  • Turbo action brush head: Remove the same way as the soft brush head. Use scissors to cut away any tangled hair when necessary.
  • Motorized brush tool: Use the crevice tool to clean this part.

Any part that you wash with water should be allowed to dry thoroughly, out of direct sunlight, before being put back in the vacuum. There's an LED light on the handle to indicate when there's a clog, brushroll obstruction, missing filter, or when the vacuum isn't assembled properly.

8.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
Unidentified
HEPA Filter Part Number
VCA-SHF90/XAA

The Samsung Jet 90 has amazingly low recurring costs. The manufacturer doesn't specify any replacement interval for the filters, and they shouldn't need to be replaced if they're properly maintained. The manufacturer sells new HEPA filters on its website, so you can replace it if it gets lost or damaged.

6.7
Design
Storing
Height
37.20 in (94.5 cm)
Width
10.04 in (25.5 cm)
Depth
16.14 in (41.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
No
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The Samsung Jet 90 is okay to store. It comes with a charging station that holds the vacuum upright without being mounted to a wall. The rack is fairly narrow. It's deeper than many storage stations, so it sticks out farther from the wall than the rack for the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate. It can hold two tools, so you need to find somewhere else to store the rest of them. The station also has space to charge two batteries at once, but you need to buy the second battery separately because it's not included. There's room to store the power cable behind the station.

6.9
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.13 gal (0.50 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Samsung Jet 90 has an adequately-sized dirt compartment. It holds a little less debris than the manufacturer advertises, but it's still not a bad size for a stick/handheld vacuum. It's made of see-through plastic and has a max fill line so you can see when it's full.

Design
In The Box

  • Samsung Jet 90 Complete
    • Vacuum body
    • Dirt compartment
    • HEPA filter
    • Cyclone filter
    • Micro filter
    • Battery
    • Telescopic wand
    • Turbo action brush head
    • Soft brush head
    • User guide
  • Tools and brushes
    • Motorized tool
    • Flexible tool
    • Crevice tool
    • Combination soft bristle brush and upholstery tool
  • Charging station
    • Charging station base
    • Charging station stand
    • Charging cable for stand
    • Wall anchors and screws

10
Design
Range
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A

As a cordless vacuum, the Samsung Jet 90 has an unlimited range as long as it has battery life remaining and room left in its dirt compartment.

8.0
Design
Portability
Total Weight
6.13 lbs (2.78 kg)
Weight In Hand
3.97 lbs (1.80 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The Samsung Jet 90 has great portability. It's light and doesn't feel very heavy in your hand when you use it as a stick vacuum. It also has a carrying handle to make it easier to carry up and down stairs or between rooms.

7.4
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
10 min.
Maximum Battery Life
61 min.
Recharge Time
140 min.
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

The Samsung Jet 90 has a satisfactory battery performance. If you use it on the 'LOW' power setting with the combination tool attached, it provides roughly 60 minutes of continuous use, which matches the advertised maximum battery life. Set to 'Max' mode with the 'Turbo Action Brush' and wand attached, it lasts for only about 10 minutes. The vacuum takes roughly two and a half hours to recharge. There are three indicator lights on each side of the battery, and when all three are solid blue, it's fully charged. It should be noted that battery performance can vary with real-life usage, so you may have different results.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
Manual

The Samsung Jet 90 has an on/off button and power adjustment controls on top of its handle. There are three suction power settings: 'LOW' 'MED', which is the default setting, and 'MAX'. There's no automatic surface type adjustment feature, but it comes with a soft brushroll for bare floors and a 'Turbo Action Brush' brushroll for carpets. You can manually switch between them to adapt to different floor types.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
Yes
Turbo Brush
Yes
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
Yes
Soft Bristle Brush
Yes
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
Yes
Ceiling Fan Tool
Yes
Pet Grooming Tool
No

The Samsung Jet 90 comes with a variety of tools and brushes that clip onto the vacuum or wand. It has a combination upholstery tool and soft brushroll tool. There's also a flexible tool that you can clip on before attaching another tool or brush. It has an articulated joint you can use to adjust the angle of the tool, which helps clean out-of-reach spots like ceiling fans or high-up shelves. There are also two brushrolls you can switch between when you're using the vacuum in its stick configuration.

Design
Alternative Configuration

You can use the Samsung Jet 90 as a stick vacuum, or reconfigure it into a handheld mode by detaching the wand.

Performance
9.6
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
94 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "MAX"

The Samsung Jet 90 has a fantastic performance on bare floors. With the soft brushroll equipped, it has no issues sucking up pet hair, cereal, and rice. Its ability to pick up smaller debris like rice drops slightly when the dirt compartment is half full, but overall it has a very consistent performance.

8.0
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
86 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
81 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
65 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
65 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "MAX"

The Samsung Jet 90 has a very good performance on low-pile carpets. With the 'Turbo Action' brushroll attached, it easily clears pet hair and a good amount of larger debris like sand. However, it's not as good at picking up fine material like baking soda.

8.6
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
75 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
72 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
74 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
72 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "MAX"

The Samsung Jet 90 has an excellent performance on high-pile carpets. It easily sucks up pet hair but struggles a bit more with debris. Its performance stays quite consistent as its dirt compartment fills up, with only a slight drop, but it may take a few extra passes to completely clean a shaggy carpet or rug.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Ok
Under Low Table
Ok
On Furniture
Excellent
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Excellent

The Samsung Jet 90 has good maneuverability. It doesn't weigh very much and the suction power settings on the handle are easy to reach. The wand is telescopic, so you can adjust its length. The tools make it easy to clean furniture, although you may need to crouch to reach under low-lying couches and coffee tables. However, it's a bit annoying to have to manually switch the brushroll when you move from cleaning bare floors to carpets and vice versa. It can also get caught on rug tassels and fluffy carpets.

Automation
0
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
No
Schedule Programming
No
Boundary Markers
No
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
No App

The Samsung Jet 90 doesn't have any automation features.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is available in two color variants, 'Titan Silver' and 'Aqua Chrometal'. We tested the 'Titan Silver' variant, but we expect the other color variant to perform similarly to our model. You can see the label of the unit we tested here. It's sometimes sold with a 'Clean Station', which contains a large internal dirtbag and allows you to automatically empty the internal dustbin, but we haven't tested it yet.

If you come across another variant or your model is different, please let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Samsung Jet 90 is a stick/handheld vacuum with a free-standing storage and charging rack, similar to the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate. It has a long maximum battery life and is very good at clearing pet hair from both bare floors and carpets. However, if you want to adapt it to different surface types, you need to manually switch the brushroll, which can be a bit inconvenient. If you want to see other options, check out our lists of the best cordless vacuums, the best lightweight vacuums, and the best car vacuums.

Dyson V11 Animal

The Samsung Jet 90 Complete and the Dyson V11 Animal are very similar vacuums, but the Samsung is better for most uses. The Samsung picks up more large debris like cereal from bare floors and has a slightly better overall performance on high-pile carpets. On the other hand, the Dyson is significantly easier to maintain and has longer maximum battery life.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute

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 like baking soda from low-pile carpets and also incurs fewer recurring costs.

Miele Triflex HX1

The Miele Triflex HX1 is a better vacuum than the Samsung Jet 90 Complete for most uses. The Miele has a much better build quality, fewer recurring costs, and is easier to maintain. Its performance on bare floors is somewhat better and it has an automatic surface type adjustment feature. On the other hand, the Samsung delivers a significantly better performance on high-pile carpets, where it's more effective at picking up fine debris like baking soda.

LG CordZero A9 Ultimate

The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is a better vacuum than the LG CordZero A9 Ultimate for most uses. The Samsung is much better at cleaning high-pile carpets and comes with a turbo brush, which is useful for cleaning fabric-covered furniture. It also recharges about twice as fast and has a much bigger dustbin. On the other hand, the LG has somewhat longer-lasting battery life.

Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless

The Samsung Jet 90 Complete is a better vacuum than the Shark Vertex Lightweight Cordless. The Samsung delivers much better performance on carpets and has longer maximum battery life. Nevertheless, the Shark has a better build quality and is significantly easier to maintain.

Shark Wandvac System WS620

The Samsung Jet 90 Complete and the Shark Wandvac System WS620 have different strengths, and you may prefer either one depending on your needs. The Samsung does a better job of cleaning bare floors. It also has a bigger dirt compartment and a better battery life. On the other hand, the Shark does a better job of cleaning carpets. It's also more portable, and its storage rack takes up less space.

BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet

The Samsung Jet 90 is a better vacuum than the BISSELL Adapt Ion Pet. The Samsung has a better overall performance on both bare floors and carpets. It also has a bigger dirt compartment and longer maximum battery life. On the other hand, the BISSELL is similarly good at clearing pet hair from all surface types and is more maneuverable.

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