Wyze Handheld Vacuum Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Jun 14, 2021 at 10:02 am
Wyze Handheld Vacuum Picture
7.4
Bare Floor
7.4
Low-Pile Carpet
7.7
High-Pile Carpet
8.6
Pets
8.4
Stairs
8.4
Cars
Vacuum Type
Handheld
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is a cordless, handheld vacuum. It comes with a fairly wide assortment of tools and accessories and has a relatively long battery life for a cordless handheld vacuum. It offers good overall performance on a wide variety of surface types too. Unfortunately, it has a small dirt compartment that needs emptying quite frequently. You can only purchase it from the manufacturer's website.

Our Verdict

7.4 Bare Floor

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is decent for cleaning bare floors. It does a fantastic job of sucking up pet hair and small debris like rice but struggles somewhat with bulkier debris like cereal. It's also fairly sturdily built and easy to carry around. Its relatively alright battery life should also give you enough time to deal with most messes on a single charge, though that can vary with real-world use. While it comes with a reasonably wide assortment of accessories, you can't use most of the included tools if you lose its included attachment adapter. Its dirt compartment is also very small.

Pros
  • Fantastic pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Good build quality.
  • Relatively wide assortment of tools and accessories.
Cons
  • Can struggle with larger debris.
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • Need adapter in order to use most tools.
7.4 Low-Pile Carpet

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is a satisfactory option for cleaning low-pile carpet. It clears pet hair without an issue, but it might be necessary to take one or two extra passes to clean fine debris like baking soda or larger material like sand from this surface type. It isn't too demanding in terms of regular maintenance, and recurring costs are low, with the filter assembly being the only part that needs periodic replacing. However, its small dirt compartment needs frequent emptying.

Pros
  • Fantastic pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Good build quality.
  • Relatively wide assortment of tools and accessories.
Cons
  • Can struggle with larger debris.
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • Need adapter in order to use most tools.
7.7 High-Pile Carpet

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is good for cleaning high-pile carpet. It sucks up pet hair and larger debris like sand with little issue but can have a harder time clearing fine material like baking soda. Its lightweight design and included extension hose make it fairly maneuverable, too, while its dense plastic construction feels sturdy. Its maximum battery life of over 30 minutes is particularly notable for a handheld vacuum, but this can vary in the real world.

Pros
  • Fantastic pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Good build quality.
  • Relatively wide assortment of tools and accessories.
Cons
  • Struggles slightly with fine debris.
  • Small dirt compartment.
  • Need adapter in order to use most tools.
8.6 Pets

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is an excellent choice for cleaning up pet hair. It clears shed hair easily on almost every kind of surface type and comes with a HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean. It's also well-built, decently easy to maintain, and incurs few recurring costs, as only its filter assembly needs replacing periodically. Unfortunately, it lacks a turbo brush or a dedicated pet grooming tool.

Pros
  • Fantastic pet hair cleaning performance.
  • Good build quality.
  • Relatively wide assortment of tools and accessories.
  • On-board HEPA filter.
Cons
  • Need adapter in order to use most tools.
  • Lacks a turbo brush.
8.4 Stairs

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is great for dealing with messes on stairs. Its cordless design and compact, lightweight construction make it easy to carry up and down staircases. It delivers good overall performance on a variety of surface types too. However, while it comes with a fairly broad assortment of tools, you have to make sure not to lose the included attachment adapter to keep using them. It also lacks a turbo brush to clear messes on upholstered surfaces.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Lightweight construction.
  • Relatively wide assortment of tools and accessories.
Cons
  • Need adapter in order to use most tools.
  • Lacks a turbo brush.
8.4 Cars

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is impressively well-suited to cleaning the inside of your car. Since it's cordless, you don't need to worry about staying close to an electrical outlet. It delivers good performance on low-pile carpet and comes with a wide selection of tools and accessories, including a crevice tool for tackling messes in tight corners as well as a short extension hose to slightly extend your reach, though it lacks a turbo brush.

Pros
  • Good build quality.
  • Lightweight construction.
  • Relatively wide assortment of tools and accessories.
Cons
  • Need adapter in order to use most tools.
  • Lacks a turbo brush.
  • 7.4 Bare Floor
  • 7.4 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.7 High-Pile Carpet
  • 8.6 Pets
  • 8.4 Stairs
  • 8.4 Cars

Test Results

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Design
7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum feels well-built. It's mainly made of solid-feeling plastic, though its clear plastic dirt compartment feels a little flimsy and could crack over time. That said, it still feels more solid than the eufy HomeVac H11's dirt compartment. No assembly is needed out of the box, and removing its dirt compartment or pulling out its filters are simple processes. Unfortunately, you won't be able to use the extension hose, crevice tool, or soft bristle brush if you lose the included attachment adapter.

7.0
Design
User Maintenance

This vacuum isn't too hard to maintain.

  • Dirt compartment: The dirt compartment can be emptied by pressing the quick-release button near the bottom of the part. You can completely remove it by rotating it against the vacuum body. It needs frequent emptying, and you can clean it out with water if necessary.
  • Filters: The lint screen and HEPA filter are located inside the dirt compartment. You can twist the assembly out of its housing, then pull out the HEPA filter from inside the pre-filter lint screen. Both filters should be cleaned with water within their estimated two to three-month service life.

All parts you clean with water should be left to dry for at least 24 hours before putting them back in the vacuum.

7.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
Wyze Handheld HEPA 11 Filter
HEPA Filter Part Number
Wyze Handheld HEPA 11 Filter

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum's recurring costs are low.

  • Filters: The filter assembly should be replaced every two to three months. It can be purchased directly from the manufacturer website.

7.4
Design
Storing
Height
2.95" (7.5 cm)
Width
2.95" (7.5 cm)
Depth
14.76" (37.5 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
No
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

This vacuum is fairly easy to store. It isn't especially big and comes with a draw-string carrying pouch, though the bag isn't big enough to hold the vacuum and all of the included accessories at once.

3.1
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.03 gal (0.10 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
No
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum has a small dirt compartment that needs to be emptied frequently. Thankfully, it's larger than that of the BISSELL AeroSlim.

Design
In The Box

  • Wyze Handheld Vacuum body
    • Dirt compartment
    • 1x HEPA 11 filter
    • 1x Pre-filter lint screen
    • Attachment adapter
    • Crevice tool
    • Soft bristle brush
    • Hose
    • Draw-string storage bag
  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable
  • Power adapter for USB cable
  • Quick start guide

6.6
Design
Range
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
1.50 ft (0.46 m)

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is cordless, so its range is limited only by the remaining battery life and the room left in its dirt compartment. That said, its included hose is very short, which can make it tricky to clean hard-to-reach areas.

9.4
Design
Portability
Total Weight
1.23 lbs (0.56 kg)
Weight In Hand
1.23 lbs (0.56 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

This vacuum is fantastically portable. It's similar in weight to alternatives like the BISSELL AeroSlim and is easy to carry around.

6.2
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
11 min
Maximum Battery Life
33 min
Recharge Time
157 min
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
No

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum's battery performance is okay. It supplies over 30 minutes of runtime when used in its default power setting, which drops to a little over 10 minutes if you run it continuously in its Max Power Mode. However, this can vary in the real world. It features a trio of battery indicator lights, allowing you to check the estimated remaining charge at a glance.

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

This vacuum has a a few quality of life features. You can increase its suction power by quickly pressing the easily-accessible main power button while the vacuum is on. Holding the button down turns the vacuum on or off.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
No
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
No
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

This vacuum comes with a relatively wide assortment of tools and accessories. Its upholstery tool can be fitted directly to the vacuum, but the rest of the included accessories can only be attached using the included adapter. These include a crevice tool for tackling messes in tight corners and a soft bristle brush for dusting off delicate surfaces. You can use the included extension wand to make it easier to clean hard-to-reach areas.

Design
Alternative Configuration

You can only use this vacuum in a handheld configuration. You can use its attachment adapter and crevice tool to clean tight spots or fit the extension hose in place to extend your range.

Performance
7.7
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
48%
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 power"

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum delivers good performance on bare floors. It sucks up pet hair and small debris like rice without an issue. However, it struggles somewhat with bulkier material, like cereal.

7.7
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
70%
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)
67%
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 power"

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum does a good job of cleaning debris on low-pile carpet. It easily sucks up pet hair and does a relatively good job of dealing with debris like baking soda, though you may need to do an extra pass to clear it all. It has a slightly harder time dealing with larger debris like sand, but its performance in this respect is still fair overall.

8.0
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
95%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
84%
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)
0%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
56%
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 power"

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum delivers impressive performance on high-pile carpet. It clears pet hair and most larger debris like sand. However, it can struggle slightly when it comes to fine material like baking soda.

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

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum has good maneuverability. While it isn't well-suited to cleaning large areas, the included assortment of tools and accessories make it easier to clean hard-to-reach areas, like the crevices between couch cushions or underneath tables.

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 Wyze Handheld Vacuum is only available in one color variant: 'Black', and you can see its label here.

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

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is a compact cordless vacuum designed for spot cleaning. It's similar in size to vacuums like the BISSELL AeroSlim or eufy HomeVac H11 with longer maximum battery life, an onboard HEPA filter, and slightly better performance when clearing bulkier debris like cereal.

If you're looking for alternatives, take a look at our list of recommendations of the best handheld vacuums, the best handheld vacuums for pet hair, and the best car vacuums.

HoLife HM036E

The HoLife HM036E and Wyze Handheld Vacuum each have their strengths, so one might be a better fit for you compared to another. The HoLife can be used to clean up liquid messes, though we don't currently test for this, and you should thoroughly clean the vacuum following this kind of use. The HoLife also struggles much less with bulky debris such as cereal and has a larger dirt compartment. Meanwhile, the Wyze has a suction power adjustment feature, a longer maximum battery life, and struggles less with larger material like sand on high-pile carpets.

Black+Decker dustbuster AdvancedClean+ Pet

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum and Black+Decker dustbuster AdvancedClean+ Pet perform better under different use cases, so one may be a better fit than the other, depending on your needs. The Wyze is smaller, lighter, delivers slightly better performance on low and high-pile carpets, and has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter. Despite taking much less time to recharge, it also has a similar battery life to the Black+Decker, though this can vary in the real world. However, the Black+Decker clears debris more effectively on bare floors, comes with a turbo brush, and has a bigger dirt compartment that doesn't need emptying as often.

Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is better for most use cases than the Black+Decker dustbuster CHV1410L. The Wyze is more compact, easier to carry around, has a much longer maximum battery life, and comes with more tools and accessories, as well as a HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean. It also clears debris more effectively on low and high-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Black+Decker has a much bigger dirt compartment and incurs fewer recurring costs.

Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+

The Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ is better for most uses than the Wyze Handheld Vacuum. The Shark is easier to maintain, has a larger dirt compartment, and comes with a turbo brush for cleaning messes on upholstered surfaces. It also clears debris more effectively on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. That said, the Wyze incurs lower recurring costs, is easier to store, lasts longer on a single charge, and comes with an extension hose to extend your reach.

Shark ION W1 WANDVAC

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is better than the Shark ION W1 WANDVAC. The Wyze delivers better performance on bare floors and high-pile carpet, comes with a broader assortment of tools, lasts longer on a single charge, and has a larger dirt compartment. Meanwhile, the Shark has virtually no recurring costs and does a better job of sucking up fine debris, like baking soda, from low-pile carpet.

eufy HomeVac H11

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is better than the eufy HomeVac H11. The Wyze has a HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean, a power adjustment feature to boost suction power, and more tools. It also does a better job of clearing debris on almost every kind of surface type.

BISSELL AeroSlim

The Wyze Handheld Vacuum is better for most uses than the BISSELL AeroSlim. The Wyze has a larger dirt compartment, an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, more tools and accessories, and delivers superior overall performance on bare floors, low-pile carpet, and high-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the BISSELL has virtually no recurring costs.

iRobot H1

The iRobot H1 and Wyze Handheld Vacuum have their advantages; one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The iRobot has a bigger dirt compartment that needs emptying less often, a turbo brush for dealing with messes on upholstered surfaces, and superior performance on low and high-pile carpet. The Wyze does a better job of cleaning bare floors, is less demanding in regular maintenance, and incurs fewer recurring costs. It's also more maneuverable thanks to its smaller size.

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