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Wyze Cordless Vacuum Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Review updated Feb 07, 2023 at 01:21 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Feb 07, 2023 at 01:21 pm
Wyze Cordless Vacuum Picture
7.9
Bare Floor
8.1
Low-Pile Carpet
8.4
High-Pile Carpet
7.2
Pets
8.7
Stairs
8.0
Cars
5.7
Workshop

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is a basic entry-level cordless stick vacuum. Similar to the other vacuums in Wyze's lineup, the Wyze Robot Vacuum and Wyze Handheld Vacuum, it packs a lot of features into a budget-friendly package, including HEPA filtration, a relatively powerful suction motor, and an LED info display at the back of its body. It's also very lightweight, making it a cinch to maneuver in tight spots. However, that affordable price point is reflected in its somewhat fragile build quality.

Our Verdict

7.9 Bare Floor

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is good for cleaning bare floors. It does a superb job of cleaning pet hair and small debris like rice. However, while it cleans the majority of bulky material like cereal, this type of debris can still get stuck at the entry of its dirt compartment or in its cyclone. There are also quite a few components that need regular cleaning. Still, it's easy to maneuver, incurs virtually no recurring costs, and offers decent overall battery performance.

Pros
  • Superb pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Incurs virtually no recurring costs.
  • Easily clears away small debris.
  • Decent overall battery performance.
Cons
  • Bulky debris can clog the entry to the dustbin.
  • Feels a little fragile in places.
8.1 Low-Pile Carpet

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is a great option for low-pile carpet. It sucks up pet hair as well as fine and large debris with very little difficulty. It's easy to maneuver and offers decent battery performance in lower power settings. That said, it has many parts that need periodic cleaning and some components that feel a little fragile.

Pros
  • Superb pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Incurs virtually no recurring costs.
  • Impressive overall performance on low-pile carpet.
  • Decent overall battery performance.
Cons
  • No brushroll on/off switch.
  • Feels a little fragile in places.
8.4 High-Pile Carpet

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is great for cleaning high-pile carpet. It's very effective in sucking up pet hair, not to mention fine and large debris. It also incurs virtually no recurring costs, though it does have a couple of parts that need regular cleaning. Its lightweight construction isn't the sturdiest, but it's very lightweight and consequently quite maneuverable. However, it lacks a brushroll on/off switch, so it can occasionally get stuck on high-pile carpets or rug tassels.

Pros
  • Superb pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Superb overall performance on high-pile carpet.
  • Incurs virtually no recurring costs.
  • Decent overall battery performance.
Cons
  • No brushroll on/off switch.
  • Feels a little fragile in places.
7.2 Pets

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is a decent option for dealing with pet hair. It sucks up pet hair without issue on most floor types and has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter. You can remove its brushroll for easier clearing of hair wraps. Unfortunately, some parts of its mainly plastic construction feel flimsy, and many components need regular cleaning. On the downside, it doesn't come bundled with a turbo brush, and its upholstery and crevice tools are impractical for cleaning larger upholstered surfaces.

Pros
  • Superb pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Onboard HEPA filter.
  • Incurs virtually no recurring costs.
Cons
  • Feels a little fragile in places.
  • Can't clean liquid spills.
  • No turbo brush included in the box.
8.7 Stairs

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is excellent for vacuuming staircases. Its lightweight cordless design makes it easy to carry up and down long flights of stairs, and you can quickly reconfigure it into a handheld vacuum to clean tight spots. It delivers great overall performance on a mix of surface types too. Some parts of its mainly plastic construction feel a little fragile.

Pros
  • Lightweight construction.
  • Superb overall performance on high-pile carpet.
  • Incurs virtually no recurring costs.
  • Impressive overall performance on low-pile carpet.
Cons
  • Feels a little fragile in places.
  • No turbo brush included in the box.
8.0 Cars

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is a great option for vacuuming the inside of your car. It can be reconfigured into a compact handheld vacuum and delivers impressive performance on low-pile carpet. Its cordless design allows you to clean all parts of your car, even if you're parked far from any electrical outlets, and its lightweight construction makes it easy to pick up and carry. It comes with a combination upholstery tool/soft bristle brush and a dedicated crevice tool for clearing debris in tight corners. While a motorized turbo brush isn't included in the box, one can be purchased separately.

Pros
  • Lightweight construction.
  • Incurs virtually no recurring costs.
  • Impressive overall performance on low-pile carpet.
Cons
  • Feels a little fragile in places.
  • No turbo brush included in the box.
5.7 Workshop

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum isn't intended to clean workshops. It can't deal with liquid spills, and heavier, harsher workshop debris like wood or metal shavings can damage its internals.

Pros
  • Lightweight construction.
  • Incurs virtually no recurring costs.
Cons
  • Feels a little fragile in places.
  • Can't clean liquid spills.
  • Not intended for heavy-duty debris.
  • 7.9 Bare Floor
  • 8.1 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 8.4 High-Pile Carpet
  • 7.2 Pets
  • 8.7 Stairs
  • 8.0 Cars
  • 5.7 Workshop
  1. Updated Feb 07, 2023: We've updated the text in the review to account for the new tests and scoring methodology inย Vacuum Test Bench 1.0ย andย  Vacuum Test Bench 1.1.
  2. Updated Oct 26, 2022: This vacuum's suction force has been retested with a more accurate manometer. The test results for the 'Maximum Suction' and 'Normal Suction' fields have been updated. All relevant scores and text have been updated.
  3. Updated Aug 18, 2022: Updated 'Tools And Brushes' field to include a link to Tineco PURE ONE S11 as an alternative with a greater variety of bundled attachments.
  4. Updated Jul 29, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  5. Updated Mar 18, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  6. Updated Oct 07, 2021: Review published.
  7. Updated Oct 04, 2021: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is only available in one color variant: 'Steel Grey with Wyze green accents', and you can see our test unit's label here.

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

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is a basic, budget-friendly cordless stick vacuum. It comprehensively outperforms relatively affordable alternatives like the JASHEN V16 or Simplicity S65 on most surface types and is very lightweight and easy to maneuver. However, it isn't the best choice for dealing with bulky debris like cereal, which can get stuck in its cyclone.

If you're looking for an alternative, check out our recommendations for the best cordless stick vacuums, the best cordless vacuums for pet hair, and the best cordless vacuums.

Dyson V8

The Dyson V8 and the Wyze Cordless Vacuum each have their advantages, so one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Dyson comes with more tools and brushes in the box and delivers better performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Wyze has a longer battery life and performs better on high-pile carpets. Its main floorhead also has headlights to help you see what you're cleaning under chairs or couches.

Dyson V15 Detect

The Dyson V15 Detect is better than the Wyze Cordless Vacuum. The Dyson has a longer maximum battery life, has more tools and brushes, and performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpet. The Wyze, meanwhile, has fewer parts that require regular maintenance and weighs slightly less.

Tineco PWRHERO 11

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is a little better than the Tineco PWRHERO 11, though both are pretty evenly-matched. The Wyze incurs practically no recurring costs, has a slightly longer battery life, is easier to maneuver, and delivers better performance on carpets. Meanwhile, the Tineco charges faster, struggles less with bulky debris, has a bigger dustbin, and has an upholstery tool that's better-suited to handling pet hair on furniture.

Tineco PURE ONE S11

The Tineco PURE ONE S11 and Wyze Cordless Vacuum each have advantages, and one might suit you better depending on your budget and needs. The Tineco has a larger dustbin and delivers better performance on bare floors. The Tango variant of the S11 also comes with more tools and accessories, including a secondary soft roller floorhead and a miniature turbo brush. However, the Wyze is lighter, has a longer maximum battery life, is easier to maintain, and does a better job cleaning low and high-pile carpet.

Tineco PURE ONE X

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is better for more uses than the Tineco PURE ONE X. 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.

Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is better for more uses than the Hoover ONEPWR Evolve Pet. The Wyze is lighter, easier to maneuver, does a better job of trapping fine allergens, makes less noise, performs better on low-pile carpets, and you can configure it as a handheld vacuum for cleaning hard-to-reach areas. It also has a longer maximum runtime, though the Hoover's battery pack charges faster. The Hoover is also better-built, does a better job dealing with small debris, and has a larger dustbin.

Roborock H6 Adapt

The Roborock H6 Adapt and Wyze Cordless Vacuum are fairly evenly matched vacuums, though one may suit you better than the other depending on your exact needs. The Roborock has a longer battery life, a carpet detection feature, more tools and accessories, including an extension hose, and struggles much less with bulky material like cereal on bare floors. Conversely, the Wyze has fewer parts that need to be cleaned regularly as well as a bigger dustbin. It also performs better on high-pile carpet.

Simplicity S65

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is slightly better overall than the Simplicity S65. The Wyze is easier to store, feels lighter, has a longer maximum battery life, and delivers better performance on low and high-pile carpet. Conversely, the Simplicity has fewer parts that need regular cleaning, has a larger dustbin, does a better job on bare floors, and charges faster.

Dyson V11

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum and Dyson V11 each have advantages, and one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Wyze is notably lighter and clears more debris on low and high-pile carpet. Conversely, the Dyson has a longer battery life, a larger dustbin, and is more effective in dealing with bulky debris like cereal on bare floors.

JASHEN V16

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is better than the JASHEN V16. The Wyze weighs slightly less, has a longer maximum battery life, is easier to maneuver, and performs notably better on all surface types. Meanwhile, the JASHEN charges a little faster and comes with a motorized turbo brush in the box.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Stick/Handheld

Build quality is passable. The vacuum is mainly made of plastic, though its detachable wand is aluminum, and the floorhead wheels are rubber. It has an LED screen that displays the percentage of remaining battery charge and the current suction power mode. There are a couple of more notable weak points. The back of its floorhead scratches easily, which you can observe on our test unit. Also, while the clear plastic dirt compartment isn't too fragile, it could still break if you drop it.

Out-of-the-box assembly is simple, requiring only that you put together the few included parts and mount its docking station to a wall. Most of its parts attach with easy-clip mechanisms. You can also remove its battery.

7.5
Design
User Maintenance

This vacuum has a few parts that need regular cleaning, with most being easy to access.

  • Dirt compartment: You can remove the dustbin by pressing its release button and then lifting it free, which isn't especially hard. A separate latch opens the bottom of the dustbin so you can empty it over a trash bin once it reaches max capacity.
  • Cyclone filter: You can just lift the cyclone filter out of the dustbin without any tools. There's no specific maintenance interval you need to follow, but make sure to clean up any tangled hair or bulky debris that doesn't fall to the bottom of the dirt compartment.
  • HEPA filter: You can use a knob at the bottom of the dirt compartment to rotate the filter and dislodge any stuck-on debris without opening anything up. That said, you'll still probably need to clean it manually with fresh water if there's any stubborn dust or debris left on it. Make sure to let it dry completely before putting it back in place. It's also worth noting that the rubber gasket at the top of the filter can fall out of place pretty easily, so make sure not to lose it when taking the filter out.
  • Brushroll: The brushroll can be removed by pressing the green release button on the side of the floorhead. From there, it's pretty easy to pull or cut away any tangled hair by hand or with scissors, as the bristles aren't too closely spaced.

10
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number No bag
Filter Part Number Wyze Cordless Vacuum HEPA Filter
HEPA Filter Part Number Wyze Cordless Vacuum HEPA Filter

Recurring costs are minimal. No replacement interval is specified for its HEPA filter in the Quick Start Guide. That said, a two-pack of replacement filters is listed on the manufacturer website.

6.9
Design
Storing
Height
42.91" (109.0 cm)
Width
9.84" (25.0 cm)
Depth
9.65" (24.5 cm)
Cord Storing
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
No
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

This vacuum is fairly easy to store. Its wand doesn't collapse, but it does have a rack station that holds the vacuum upright and has room for two attachments. Using its rack station changes its dimensions as follows.

  • Height: 46.46" (118.0 cm)
  • Width: 9.84" (25.0 cm)
  • Depth: 9.25" (23.5 cm)

6.9
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
Yes
Volume
0.09 gal (0.35 L)
Full Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The dirt compartment is adequately sized. It falls on the smaller end of the scale for a stick vacuum, with a similar capacity to the LG CordZero A9, so it needs regular emptying. However, its clear plastic construction makes it easy to check its fill status at a glance.

Design
In The Box

  • Wyze Cordless Vacuum
    • Vacuum body
    • Dirt compartment
    • 1x HEPA filter
    • Cyclone
    • 1x Battery pack
    • Quick Start Guide
  • Attachments
    • Vacuum floorhead
    • Brushroll
    • Crevice tool
    • 2-in-1 soft-bristle brush/upholstery tool
    • Aluminum wand
  • Mountable rack station
    • Rack station
    • Mounting screws
    • Charging cable

10
Design
Range
Cordless
Yes
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A
Minimum Wand Length
1.12 ft (0.34 m)
Maximum Wand Length
3.12 ft (0.95 m)
Total Range
N/A

This is a cordless vacuum, so its range is limited only by its remaining battery life and the room left in its dirt compartment.

8.4
Design
Portability
Total Weight
5.06 lbs (2.30 kg)
Weight In Hand
3.04 lbs (1.38 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

This vacuum is impressively portable. It weighs even less than alternatives like the Samsung Jet 60 and has a built-in carrying handle to make it easier to lift and hold.

7.2
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
11 min
Maximum Battery Life
56 min
Recharge Time
278 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

Battery performance is decent. Using it in its most energy-efficient 'ECO' mode in conjunction with its 2-in-1 combination tool yields roughly an hour of runtime, while running it in its high-power 'TURBO' mode with its wand and main floorhead drops its battery life to about 10 minutes. This lines up with its advertised battery life of 10 to 50 minutes, though it's worth noting that real-world battery life can still vary somewhat depending on the mix of floor types in your home. The LED touchscreen display on the vacuum's body lets you monitor the battery's remaining charge.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
Yes
Easy On/Off
Yes
Head Surface Type Adjustment
None

This vacuum has a couple of quality-of-life features. Its floorhead pivots for better maneuverability and features headlights to help you see when cleaning in darker areas. There are three suction modes that you can swap between by tapping on the LED touchscreen: the energy-efficient 'ECO' mode, the default 'MEDIUM' mode, and the high-power 'TURBO' mode. The touchscreen also shows a "Blockages or Brushroll" warning if the brushroll gets jammed or if a piece of debris becomes wedged in place.

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

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum has a few tools and accessories. There's a 2-in-1 combination tool that can be used as an upholstery tool or as a soft-bristle brush, as well as a crevice tool for clearing messes in tight corners. Its wand doesn't extend or collapse, but you can still use it to increase your reach. Unlike the Tineco PURE ONE S11, it doesn't come with a secondary soft roller for cleaning bare floors. While it isn't included in the box, you can purchase a motorized turbo brush from Wyze's website.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No

You can use the Wyze Cordless Vacuum as a compact handheld vacuum by detaching its wand.

Performance
7.5
Performance
Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Setting Used "TURBO"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 83%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 76%
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) 98%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 98%
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

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum has good performance on bare floors in its 'MEDIUM' mode. It's capable of dealing with small debris like rice without an issue. However, it struggles a little with bulkier debris like cereal. Some of this kind of material can get stuck at the entry to the dustbin, and clearing cereal with its primary floorhead can pulverize it, scattering fragments around as you clean, but also making it easier to pick up later. Clearing bulky debris with its combination tool doesn't crush the material, so even more intact debris can get caught in the cyclone.

7.9
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "TURBO"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 78%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 77%
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) 81%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 78%
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

Debris pickup on low-pile carpet is very good with the vacuum in its high-power 'TURBO' mode. It does a fantastic job cleaning fine debris like baking soda. It also does a decent job of dealing with larger materials like sand.

8.9
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "TURBO"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 90%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 89%
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) 77%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 76%
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

This vacuum delivers excellent performance on high-pile carpet in its 'MEDIUM' power setting. It easily cleans larger materials like sand and fine debris like baking soda, though you might need to make an extra pass to collect every last bit.

10
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
100%
Low-Pile Carpet
99%
High-Pile Carpet
100%

Pet hair pickup on floors is remarkable. This vacuum has no issue clearing away hair on bare floors or low and high-pile carpet with its floorhead.

7.6
Performance
Suction
Maximum Suction
6.7 inHโ‚‚O (1.68 kPa)
Setting Used For Maximum "TURBO"
Normal Suction
3.0 inHโ‚‚O (0.74 kPa)
Setting Used For Normal "MEDIUM"
Hose Diameter
1.2" (3.0 cm)

This vacuum has good suction power. The manufacturer advertises its motor to output 150AW, similar to the Samsung Jet 60, and is fairly potent for a vacuum in this price bracket. This lets it lift debris embedded in carpet fibers and in cracks and crevices.

8.5
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
69.2 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
76.6 dBA

This vacuum is pretty quiet. It's not much louder than lower-powered models like the Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner Light, so it won't be disruptive for people in other rooms, though it can mask the sound of nearby conversation if it's running in the same room.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum is easy to maneuver. Its lightweight construction makes it easy to push and pull around, even in cramped environments. The LED strip on its floorhead helps you see what you're cleaning in dark environments, and it's easy to switch between different attachments. You may need to rotate the handle when crouching to clean under tables and chairs to ensure that the floorhead lies flat against the ground. In addition, since there's no brushroll on/off switch, it can get stuck on rug tassels. Thankfully, the LED touchscreen does display a warning if the brushroll gets jammed.

5.0
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test

This vacuum does a poor job of handling pet hair on upholstered furniture when used with its default set of attachments. Its upholstery tool isn't all that effective for dealing with strands of hair on fabric, while its crevice tool has too narrow a nozzle to be practical for this kind of use. The mini motorized attachment offered on Wyze's website will improve its performance in this respect.

Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

This vacuum does a great job of sealing in dust. Its filter does have a HEPA rating, and that's reflected in how little in the way of particulate matter escapes from its exhaust.

7.5
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

The Wyze Cordless Vacuum does a good job of dealing with debris in cracks and crevices. It may not have a soft roller, which would generate an even tighter seal with the ground, but its relatively strong suction motor helps it draw out debris from shallow and medium-depth crevices. You'll want to use the crevice tool to clean deep cracks.

4.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

This vacuum's impact on dried-on stains is minimal. Its floorhead can slightly chip away dried-on dirt, but there's no dedicated mopping floorhead to allow it to scrub away messes.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
No
Water Pickup Post Test
Automation
0
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Pathing Algorithm
No Pathing Algorithm
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
No
Navigation Control Buttons
No
0
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
No App
iOS Availability
No
Android Availability
No
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
No
App Scheduled Start
No
App Cycle Control
No
Navigation Control within App
No