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Tineco PURE ONE X Tango Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Nov 23, 2021 at 10:31 am
Tineco PURE ONE X Tango Picture
8.3
Bare Floor
6.5
Low-Pile Carpet
6.4
High-Pile Carpet
8.8
Pets
8.9
Stairs
8.2
Cars
Vacuum Type
Stick/Handheld
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The Tineco PURE ONE X is a cordless stick vacuum. Its built-in dirt sensor allows it to change its suction power level on the fly depending on the kind of debris it sucks up, and it also comes with a relatively wide assortment of tools. It clears pet hair without issue on various kinds of surfaces and has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter. However, while it also does a fantastic job clearing debris on bare floors, its performance on carpets is mediocre. You also can't remove its battery, reducing long-term longevity, and it has quite a few parts that need regular cleaning.

Our Verdict

8.3 Bare Floor

The Tineco PURE ONE X is great for bare floors. It clears pet hair as well as small and bulky debris without issue. Its bagless design and washable pre-motor and allergen-trapping HEPA filters mean that recurring costs are very low. It also has a fairly long battery life, but unfortunately, its battery isn't designed to be removed. There are also quite a few parts that need regular cleaning, and its small dustbin needs frequent emptying.

Pros
  • Exceptional performance on bare floors.
  • Cleans pet hair on most surface types.
  • Long maximum battery life.
  • Low recurring costs.
Cons
  • Feels somewhat flimsy in places.
  • Many parts require regular cleaning.
6.5 Low-Pile Carpet

The Tineco PURE ONE X is an alright option for low-pile carpet. It doesn't have any trouble sucking up pet hair and clears the majority of larger debris, but it struggles quite a bit with sucking up particularly fine debris on this surface. In addition, it has many parts that need regular cleaning, though thankfully, it incurs low recurring costs. Parts of its mainly plastic construction also feel somewhat cheap.

Pros
  • Cleans pet hair on most surface types.
  • Long maximum battery life.
  • Low recurring costs.
Cons
  • Feels somewhat flimsy in places.
  • Struggles with fine debris on carpeted surfaces.
  • Many parts require regular cleaning.
6.4 High-Pile Carpet

The Tineco PURE ONE X is passable on high-pile carpet. It sucks up pet hair quite easily and does a relatively good job dealing with larger debris, but it's likely to take several passes to fully clean finer material. Its lightweight construction makes it fairly maneuverable, though it's worth noting that since it lacks a brushroll on/off switch, it can occasionally get stuck on high-pile rugs or rug tassels.

Pros
  • Cleans pet hair on most surface types.
  • Long maximum battery life.
  • Low recurring costs.
Cons
  • Feels somewhat flimsy in places.
  • Struggles with fine debris on carpeted surfaces.
  • Many parts require regular cleaning.
8.8 Pets

The Tineco PURE ONE X is an excellent choice for pet owners. It does a fantastic job of cleaning pet hair on a wide variety of surface types. It also has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter. The brushrolls for both floorheads and its turbo brush are easily removable, allowing you to clear any tangled hair wraps with minimal effort. However, while it incurs minimal recurring costs, it does have quite a few parts that need regular cleaning.

Pros
  • Cleans pet hair on most surface types.
  • On-board HEPA filter.
  • Removable brushrolls for all attachments.
  • Low recurring costs.
Cons
  • Feels somewhat flimsy in places.
  • Many parts require regular cleaning.
8.9 Stairs

The Tineco PURE ONE X is amazing for vacuuming stairs. Its lightweight construction makes it easy to pick up and carry, and you can quickly reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum for clearing debris in tight spots. Its cordless design also ensures that you don't need to worry about tripping over an electrical cord while climbing or descending staircases. It also performs exceptionally well on bare surfaces like hardwood, though its performance on low and high-pile carpeted surfaces is mediocre.

Pros
  • Exceptional performance on bare floors.
  • Cleans pet hair on most surface types.
  • Low recurring costs.
  • Lightweight cordless design.
  • Relatively wide assortment of attachments.
Cons
  • Feels somewhat flimsy in places.
  • Struggles with fine debris on carpeted surfaces.
  • Many parts require regular cleaning.
8.2 Cars

The Tineco PURE ONE X is a great option for vacuuming the inside of your car. Its cordless design allows you to clean all parts of your car's interior without needing to stay close to a power outlet. You can quickly reconfigure it into a compact handheld vacuum for clearing debris in smaller spaces. It comes with a turbo brush to clean messes on fabric-lined surfaces, not to mention a crevice tool for cleaning debris in tight corners, as well as a combination upholstery tool/dusting brush.

Pros
  • Cleans pet hair on most surface types.
  • Low recurring costs.
  • Lightweight cordless design.
  • Relatively wide assortment of attachments.
Cons
  • Feels somewhat flimsy in places.
  • Struggles with fine debris on carpeted surfaces.
  • Many parts require regular cleaning.
  • 8.3 Bare Floor
  • 6.5 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 6.4 High-Pile Carpet
  • 8.8 Pets
  • 8.9 Stairs
  • 8.2 Cars
  1. Updated Nov 23, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 18, 2021: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The Tineco PURE ONE X is reasonably well-made. It's mainly made of plastic, though its wand is metal. The plastic used in its construction could feel sturdier, particularly its clear plastic dustbin. The lock for the door to its HEPA filter compartment can also open unintentionally. However, its included assortment of attachments is quite solid, and the vacuum itself is easy to disassemble for regular maintenance.

Out-of-the-box setup is fairly simple, only requiring that you plug in its charging station.

5.5
Design
User Maintenance

The Tineco PURE ONE X has many parts that need periodic cleaning.

  • Dirt Compartment: You can empty the dirt compartment by pressing the release latch at the front of the bin to unload its contents over a trash bin. You can also detach it from the main body by pressing the switch under the trigger. It can be wiped out with a damp cloth whenever necessary, but make sure not to wash it under water since there's a dirt sensor on the inside
  • Mesh Filter: The mesh filter is located inside the dustbin. You can remove it by opening the dustbin door then twisting it counterclockwise within its housing. You should clean it after every use with a damp cloth.
  • Pre-Filter: The pre-filter is inside the dustbin, and you can remove it by pulling on the small release tab. You should clean it after every use with the included pre-filter cleaning attachment, which lets you use the vacuum itself to clean the filter. Put the pre-filter into the cleaning tool, insert the backup filter into the vacuum, and run it on 'MAX' suction. You should also wash the pre-filter under water once a month.
  • HEPA Filter: The HEPA filter is found in a compartment above the vacuum handle. You can access it by pulling off the top cover then pulling it from its housing. You should wash it under running water every three months.
  • Brushroll: You can access the floorhead's brushroll by unlocking its brushroll cover using a coin, which allows you to pull it out. No specific maintenance interval is given, but you can use the included cleaning tool to clear any stuck-on debris.
  • Mini Power Brush: You can remove the turbo brush's brushroll by unlocking the brushroll cover using a coin, which allows you to pull it out. No specific maintenance interval is given, but you can use the included cleaning tool to clear any stuck-on debris. Make sure not to wash this brushroll under water.
  • Dust Sensor: You can clean the dust sensor by removing any attachments fitted to the vacuum then wiping the suction inlet down with a damp cloth. No specific maintenance interval is given, but the manufacturer recommends doing this regularly so suction performance isn't affected by debris buildup.

You must air dry any part that's washed with water or with a damp cloth for at least 24 hours before using it again.

8.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
Pure One X Filter
HEPA Filter Part Number
Pure One X HEPA

The Tineco PURE ONE X Tango has low recurring costs.

  • HEPA Filter: The HEPA filter should be replaced every year.
  • Pre-Filter: The pre-filter has a service life of six months.

You can buy a replenishment kit from the manufacturer that includes:

  • 1x HEPA filter
  • 2x Pre-filters

6.9
Design
Storing
Height
45.75" (116.2 cm)
Width
6.89" (17.5 cm)
Depth
9.45" (24.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
No
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The Tineco PURE ONE X Tango is fairly easy to store. It has a rack station to hold it upright, which also features a clip-on storage rack for its soft-bristle dustbin brush and turbo brush.

Note: The width of the vacuum and storage rack is 4.53" (11.5 cm).

6.4
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.07 gal (0.25 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Tineco PURE ONE X has an unremarkable dirt compartment. It isn't very big, but it's made of clear plastic and has a max fill line, allowing you to gauge how full it is at a glance.

Design
In The Box

  • Tineco PURE ONE X Tango cordless stick vacuum
    • Vacuum body
    • Dirt compartment
    • Wand
    • Pre-filter cleaning tool
    • 2x Pre-filter
    • 1x HEPA filter
    • 1x Mesh filter
    • User Guide
  • Various tools and brushes
    • Full-size LED multi-tasker power brush floorhead
    • Full-size LED multi-tasker power brushroll
    • Soft-roller power brush floorhead
    • Soft-roller power brushroll
    • Turbo brush
    • Turbo brush brushroll
    • Combination upholstery tool/dusting brush
    • Crevice tool
    • Hair cleaning tool
  • Charging station
    • Dock station
    • Clip-on tool storage rack
    • Power supply
    • 2x screws
    • 2x anchors

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

The Tineco PURE ONE X is cordless, so its range is limited only by the room left in its dustbin and its remaining battery life.

8.3
Design
Portability
Total Weight
5.11 lbs (2.32 kg)
Weight In Hand
3.22 lbs (1.46 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The Tineco PURE ONE X is impressively portable. It's lighter than alternatives like the Simplicity S65S, making it easier to pick up and carry from room to room.

7.0
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
11 min
Maximum Battery Life
75 min
Recharge Time
194.5 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
No

The Tineco PURE ONE X offers decent battery performance. Using it in its 'Auto' suction power mode without any attachments yields a runtime of over 70 minutes while running it in its high-power 'MAX' suction mode with its wand and primary floorhead drops its battery life to a little over 10 minutes. It's in line with the manufacturer's advertised battery life of 12 to 70 minutes. Unfortunately, while the vacuum charges faster than alternatives like the JASHEN V16, its battery isn't removable. Its indicator light starts flashing red when its charge is low, though you can pair it with your smartphone to monitor its battery status in greater detail.

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

The Tineco PURE ONE X has a couple of quality-of-life features. You can change its suction power mode between the default 'Auto' and the high-power 'MAX' by pressing a button on top of its handle. There's also a 'Manual' suction power mode that allows you to use a slider to adjust its suction power with a little more precision. In its 'Auto' suction power mode, its onboard dust sensor detects the type of debris being sucked into the vacuum and allows it to change its suction power level to match. There's also a trigger lock that keeps the vacuum on without requiring that you hold the trigger down, which is good for longer cleaning sessions. You can also pair this vacuum with your smartphone and use its companion app to monitor its battery life, look at cleaning reports, and check reminders for its filter status.

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

The Tineco PURE ONE X Tango comes with a few attachments. There's a secondary floorhead with a soft brushroll for cleaning bare floors, a crevice tool for clearing messes in tight corners, a combination upholstery tool/soft-bristle dusting brush, and a turbo brush to help clean messes on fabric surfaces. It also comes with an attachment for cleaning its pre-filters as well as a hook-blade hair cleaning tool.

Design
Alternative Configuration

You can use the Tineco PURE ONE X as a handheld vacuum by removing its wand.

Performance
9.8
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
101%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
99%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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)
N/A
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 Tineco PURE ONE X delivers exceptional performance on bare floors. It easily cleans pet hair as well as small and bulky debris like rice or cereal.

6.4
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
97%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
71%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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)
25%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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 Tineco PURE ONE X's performance on low-pile carpet is unremarkable. It sucks up pet hair without issue, but it does leave some larger debris like sand behind. It also really struggles with cleaning up fine debris like baking soda.

6.3
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
97%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
73%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
0%
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)
22%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
N/A
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 Tineco PURE ONE X has mediocre performance on high-pile carpet. It has very little trouble sucking up pet hair and clears most large debris like sand. However, it has a hard time sucking up fine debris like baking soda on this surface type.

7.0
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Ok
Under Low Table
Ok
On Furniture
Excellent
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Excellent

The Tineco PURE ONE X is decently maneuverable. Its lightweight construction makes it easy to push around, and it can easily be reconfigured into a handheld vacuum and fitted with different tools to clear debris on furniture. However, it doesn't have a brushroll on/off switch, so its floorhead can sometimes get stuck on rug tassels. Its rotating head also doesn't articulate quite as smoothly or as responsively as some other stick vacuums.

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

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Tineco PURE ONE X is available in two variants, which differ only in included attachments. We tested the 'Tango' variant, which comes with more tools and accessories. You can see our test unit's label here.

Model Name

  Included Accessories Notes
PURE ONE X Tango   Full-size LED multi-tasker power brush, upgraded soft-roller power brush, upholstery tool/dusting brush, turbo brush, crevice cleaner  
PURE ONE X   Full-size LED multi-tasker power brush, upholstery tool/dusting brush, turbo brush, crevice cleaner  

Let us know in the discussions if you come across another variant of this vacuum, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Tineco ONE X is a cordless stick vacuum. It delivers exceptional performance on bare floors, beating out alternatives like the JASHEN V16 on this surface type, and has an automatic suction power adjustment feature that's rare for a vacuum at its price point. However, its battery isn't removable, and it struggles with cleaning up fine debris on carpeted surfaces.

If you're looking for other options, see our recommendations for the best cordless stick vacuums, the best hardwood vacuums, and the best cordless vacuums for pet hair.

Dyson V11 Animal

The Dyson V11 Animal is better than the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango for most uses. The Dyson has less demanding maintenance requirements, incurs virtually no recurring costs, has a bigger dustbin, is easier to maneuver, and performs notably better on low and high-pile carpets. Conversely, the Tineco is lighter, charges faster, and clears more debris on bare floors.

Dyson V15 Detect

The Dyson V15 Detect is better than the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango. The Dyson has less demanding maintenance requirements, incurs virtually no recurring costs, has a bigger dustbin, uses a removable battery, is easier to maneuver, and performs better on carpeted surfaces. Meanwhile, the Tineco is lighter.

Wyze Cordless Vacuum

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is better for more uses than the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango. The Wyze has fewer parts requiring regular maintenance, incurs virtually no recurring costs, has a larger internal dustbin, has a removable battery, is easier to maneuver, and performs better on low and high-pile carpet. The Tineco takes less time to recharge, has a longer maximum battery life, features an automatic suction power adjustment function, comes with more tools, and clears more debris on bare floors, especially bulkier material like cereal, which can get stuck in the entry to the Wyze's dustbin.

Simplicity S65S

The Simplicity S65S and Tineco PURE ONE X Tango each have advantages, meaning one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Simplicity has far fewer parts requiring regular maintenance and a dustbin that's roughly twice as large. It's also easier to maneuver and clears more debris on low and high-pile carpets. Meanwhile, the Tineco has an automatic suction power adjustment feature, comes with far more tools and accessories, and clears more debris on bare floors. It also charges faster and has a much longer battery life, though, unlike the Simplicity, the Tineco's battery isn't designed for removal.

JASHEN V16

The Tineco PURE ONE X Tango is better than the JASHEN V16. The Tineco is lighter, has a longer maximum runtime, features an automatic suction power adjustment function, and clears far more debris on bare floors, especially bulky material like cereal. Meanwhile, the JASHEN is easier to maintain, incurs virtually no recurring costs, has a larger dustbin, and uses a removable battery.

Dyson V8 Animal

The Dyson V8 Animal is better than the Tineco PURE ONE X Tango. The Dyson has less demanding maintenance requirements, incurs virtually no recurring costs, has a larger-capacity dustbin, is easier to maneuver, and delivers significantly better performance on low and high-pile carpets. It also uses a removable, replaceable battery, though the Tineco charges faster and has a longer runtime. The Tineco also has an automatic suction power adjustment feature.

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