Dyson Micro 1.5kg vs. Dyson V8 (Which Is Better?)

Facing difficulty and unable to decide between the Dyson Micro 1.5kg vs Dyson V8?

Let’s compare them together and see which one of these Dyson vacuum cleaners offers more value and is easy to use.

Dyson Micro 1.5kg vs. Dyson V8

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

Compared to the Dyson Micro 1.5kg the Dyson V8 is easy to maneuver lightweight and portable.

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

Dyson cables are known for their durable and lightweight designs so it’s no surprise that the Dyson Micro 1.5kg has a sturdy look. The motor and eight cyclones are controlled by a large handle attached to the motor which produces suction. The 0.05-gallon / 0.02 liter dust container sits beneath the handle allowing microscopic dust particles to remain in the canister. 

In place of the trigger two buttons are located on the front of the motor housing to turn the vacuum on and off. On the Dyson Omni-glide an Eco mode is activated by one button whereas a boost mode activates the maximum suction.

With the Dyson Micro 1.5kg a single cleaning head and brush bar are included with the brush bar equipped with soft nylon to capture large particles without hurting your floors and an anti-static carbon fiber filament to defy static.

Dyson’s Lightest Vacuum measures 3.3lbs/1.5kg making it the lightest Dyson vacuum they have made. As with other Dyson cordless vacuums you can use two separate attachments directly on the dust canister of the Micro 1.5kg either a mini motorized tool or a combination tool.

If the cleaner is used on the Eco mode for up to 20 minutes or on the Max setting for five minutes Dyson claims the battery could last that long. Additionally to the Micro 1.5kg you can store it upright with the docking station.

Despite its small size and low weight the Dyson Micro 1.5kg can pull up dust crumbs and even cereal on Eco mode and Max mode despite its powerful suction.

81db is the maximum suction sound level of the Dyson Micro 1.5kg vacuum when switched on and 74db when switched to Eco Mode.

Dyson V8

What We Like

  • Excellent Suction Power
  • Bin’s Easy to Empty
  • Lightweight and Portable
  • 2-in-1 Design
  • Easy to Maneuver

What We Don’t Like

  • Short Battery Life (30 Mins)
  • Takes a Long Time to Charge
  • Small Dustbin (0.54L)

Whether pets or human hair are embedded in the carpet this vacuum cleaner is capable of thoroughly cleaning it. Although it is the oldest Dyson handstick the stick is still as effective as ever. For a typical one-bedroom apartment the battery lasts for 40 minutes but larger homes will need to be topped off.

The Dyson V8 will do a lot more than mop your floors. It will take care of your home for many years to come. There’s more to it than floors. It can do all kinds of chores such as cleaning cobwebs from your home or cleaning the cushions and sofa of your car.

Despite its age the Dyson V8 does not come cheap. The Dyson V10 and V11 hand sticks are significantly more expensive than the older Dyson V7 series. When sales are on V8 can be priced less than some other cordless vacuum cleaners on the market. However even when discounted the machine will still be more costly than some.

With the V8 you might be able to clean an average one- and two-bed house in one pass with its rated running time of 40 minutes. Considering the Dyson V10 and V11 are great options if you have a large household or consider going with a cordless which has better battery life.

When a big sale is in progress we recommend Dyson V7s for those not able to spend the extra money on the V8 but if you can’t get one when it’s discounted. Another alternative if you want something even cheaper is to look at brands like Electrolux Bissell and Shark.

With its 0.54L capacity the V8 might fill up quickly in large homes with wall-to-wall carpeting. Pets might also need frequent emptying in these homes. It might be necessary to invest in the newer Dyson hand sticks or a vacuum with a larger dustbin if you think the small bin won’t be able to handle the load.


Dyson V8 is an easy to maneuver lightweight and portable vacuum cleaner that lasts longer than the Dyson Micro 1.5kg.

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