Dyson Micro 1.5kg vs. Dyson V7 (Which Is Better?)

Confused between the Dyson Micro 1.5kg vs Dyson V7?

Worry not we’ll make sure you know which one to get of these two by the end of this vacuum cleaner comparison.

Let’s take a look at which of these two Dyson vacuum cleaners is a better model.

Dyson Micro 1.5kg vs. Dyson V7

If you don’t want to read the whole comparison here’s a quick summary for you:

Get the Dyson V7 if you want a portable and powerful vacuum cleaner. However if you need a more portable one Dyson Micro 1.5kg is would be a good choice. You also can clean tight spaces with its small cleaning head.

Dyson Micro 1.5kg

What We Like

  • Extremely Portable
  • Incredibly Lightweight (3.3 lbs)
  • Great for Tight Spaces
  • Smaller Cleaning Head
  • Protects Hard Floors from Damage

What We Don’t Like

  • Short Battery Life
  • Small Dust Canister (0.2 Gallons)
  • Noisey at Highest Setting

Weighing only 3.3 pounds / 1.5 kilograms this portable vacuum cleaner is extremely lightweight. Furthermore its cleaning head is 45% smaller than that of other cordless vacuum cleaners making it perfect for small spaces.

With the same nylon-covered brush bar that protects hard floors from damage as the Dyson Omni-glide the Dyson Micro 1.5kg also has a nylon brush bar.  

Unless you live in a large home you’ll need to regularly interrupt cleaning sessions to empty the dust canister or recharge the battery because of the short battery life and the small dust canister. Dyson V11 Outsize can be a great choice if you need a larger vacuum.

Because the battery cannot be swapped out you may want to consider buying the Dyson Micro 1.5kg if you need a battery option. 

With its highest setting the noise produced by this vacuum can be compared to a truck traveling at 40 mph.

Dyson V7

Dyson V7 Vacuum Cleaner

What We Like

  • Excellent Suction Power
  • You Can Lift It Overhead
  • A Portable Vacuum Cleaner

What We Don’t Like

  • Short Battery Life (30 Mins)
  • Can’t Cover Large Spaces (Small Battery)
  • Small Dustbin (0.54L)

Dyson’s latest V11 series boasts more power than the current handstick – it’s the best right now. There are however significant differences in pricing; the Dyson V7 models offer excellent suction power and are significantly less expensive.

In fact Dyson’s handsticks including the V7 are more versatile and convenient than a traditional corded vacuum because you can use them anywhere. Additionally you can lift the vacuum cleaner overhead so you can remove cobwebs from the ceiling. Fast stylish and portable it is the ideal cleaner for cleaning car interiors upholstery and stairs.

Because its battery lasts for no more than 30 minutes the V7 cannot fully cover large spaces… unless you are prepared to completely recharge it before continuing. The V7 cannot accomplish a thorough deep cleaning in a single pass of our one-bedroom test space which takes on average about 45 minutes.

Dyson handsticks may be the cheapest handsticks on the market but they still carry a higher “Dyson premium” than alternatives. It is advisable to look into models from companies such as Electrolux Bissell or Shark.

A single charge won’t be sufficient for more than one-bedroom apartments. For those with larger homes Dyson’s V8 can provide you with up to 40 minutes of fade-free power. Other options include Dyson’s latest models. Another option might be to get a handstick from a company like LG which has two battery packs.

It does not have a large dustbin despite being an excellent hand stick. Considering the small capacity of 0.54L you’ll probably need to empty it after every session or two regardless of the job. If you have carpet on every wall or pets in your house you might want to consider buying a vacuum cleaner with a large dustbin.


Dyson V7 has great suction power and still a portable vacuum cleaner that you can lift overhead and clean anywhere you like. However it does come with a small battery that lasts only for 30 minutes. Also it has a small (0.54L) dustbin that you’ll have to empty multiple times if you’re cleaning a bigger area. (Along with having to recharge it because of the smaller battery.)

The Dyson Micro 1.5kg also has a small dustbin and short battery life but it does give you more freedom for cleaning tight spaces with its smaller cleaning heads. It’s more portable than the Dyson V7 as well.

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