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Dyson vs LG Cordzero (2020): Which Cordless Stick Vacuum Is Better?

While wired vacuum cleaners are a staple in many households, one can’t help but feel “tied down” when using it, especially if you want to clean tough to reach corners. Cordless vacuums, on the other hand, give homeowners the agility and flexibility to clean parts of the home where wielding corded options or dragging extension cords are simply cumbersome.

Dyson is one of the leading brands when it comes to cordless vacuum cleaners. The company already boasts several models, including the highly-rated Dyson V11 range. Meanwhile, Seoul-based LG has been getting plenty of attention since it released the LG Cordzero A9. Both cleaners offer a handheld mode, powerful suction, and a plethora of attachments. But which device will make your life easier and better?

Dyson vs LG Cordzero Comparison Chart

ModelDysonLG Cordzero
 Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, BlueLG Cordzero A9 Ultimate, Two Batteries, for Hard-Floor, Carpet, Mattress, Car (A907GMS) Cordless...
PriceCheck PriceCheck Price
ModelsDyson V7, Dyson V8, Dyson Cyclone V9, Dyson V11LG Cordzero A9
Available Sub-modelsYesYes
Vacuum TypeCordless stick vacuumCordless stick vacuum
Best Selling ModelDyson V11 TorqueLG Cordzero A9 Ultimate
Bin Capacity25.6 oz13.5 oz
Cleaning Path9.8″10.2″
Handle Length49.7″44.1″
Handheld OptionYesYes
HEPA FilterYesNo
Washable FilterYesYes
Pet Hair FriendlyYesYes
AttachmentsMultiple brushes and toolsMultiple brushes and tools
BatteryLithium-ion battery2 Lithium-ion batteries
Runtime60 minutes80 minutes
Warranty2 years1 year

Available Models

Between Dyson and the LG Cordzero, consumers will find an extensive catalogue of cordless stick vacuum cleaners.

Dyson and LG offer several models of their cordless vacuum cleaners.

Dyson’s success when it comes to cordless vacuum cleaners is easy to see. A look at its catalog shows several models—each with variants of its own—that boast a diverse set of features.

Budget shoppers, for instance, will find the entry-level Dyson V7 a nice introduction to the conveniences of owning a cordless vacuum cleaner. The V7 is equipped with a powerful digital motor for suction, and hygienic bin emptying for hassle-free cleaning.

Meanwhile, the Dyson V8 makes a strong case for the health-conscious. The $399.99 vacuum cleaner features a filtration system that traps 99.99% of particles up to 0.3 microns small. There’s also the Dyson Cyclone V10, a large-capacity option that offers up to 40% more bin capacity, along with a Cyclone technology that takes a cue from nature’s most powerful forces.

But the Dyson V11 takes the cake when it comes to the brand’s vacuum cleaners. The machine comes with a bin capacity that’s 150% bigger than the V10. The Dyson V11 is available in four different models, too.

Just like Dyson’s catalog, the LG Cordzero A9 is available in several models as well. You can choose from the A9 Ultimate, Charge, Charge Plus, Kompressor, and Limited. All variants include a 5 Step Filtration System for better cleaning and are powered by two lithium-ion batteries for extended runtime.

Design

Dyson’s cordless vacuum cleaners and the LG Cordzero both share the same design components.

Dyson’s V11 series (left) come in vibrant colors whereas the LG Cordzero A9 (right) opts for more refined finishes.

Appearance-wise, Dyson’s cordless vacuum cleaners all share the same design DNA. While the colors and dimensions do vary from one model to another, much of the aesthetic and functional elements are similar. For every Dyson cordless stick vacuum, you get a cleaning head, wand, and a detachable handheld unit for added flexibility. This handheld unit includes a nifty LED display that shows cleaning modes, battery life, and even filter maintenance reminders.

The LG Cordzero A9 strikes a similar balance between design and function. Like Dyson’s vacuum cleaners, you have the three key components: the pivoting cleaning head, a height-adjustable wand, and removable handheld units. However, there are is no LED display on the LG Cordzero. Instead, you get simple one-touch controls for switching the cleaner on and off or changing the power levels.

Dyson’s best unit, the V11, is available in purple, blue, gold, and red. Except for the matte red, LG Cordzero’s color options, on the other hand, are more refined. You can choose from elegant vintage wine, iron grey, and matte silver finishes. And because both are convertible to handheld units, Dyson and LG’s cordless vacuum cleaners can also be used for cars.

Cleaning Performance

Dyson’s top-rated V11 range features cleaners with more powerful suction and a larger bin capacity. Nonetheless, the LG Cordzero still offers comparable filtration.

Here’s a look at the Dyson in action, and the washable filters of the LG Cordzero

When it comes to power and cleaning performance, it only makes sense to pit the best of what both brands can offer. For Dyson, the V11 Torque remains its top-rated model. Meanwhile, the LG Cordzero A9 Ultimate is the consumer favorite among Cordzero A9 models.

Although both vacuum cleaners run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, the Dyson V11 Torque boasts more powerful suction power, thanks largely to its use of the proprietary Hyperdymium motor. The Torque offers up to 185 AW of suction power in its Boost mode compared to the Cordzero A9 Ultimate’s 140 AW in its Turbo mode. By these numbers alone, it’s hard to imagine you’re using cordless vacuum cleaners.

The Dyson V11 Torque and LG Cordzero A9 features three power modes, washable filters, and cyclonic action. Both devices also make use of HEPA filters. However, the overall filtration system differs. Dyson V11 employs a whole-machine filtration system that’s fully sealed to trap particles while expelling cleaner air. Combined with the 14 concentric cyclones its motor generates, you get a ton of force to fling around microscopic particles and suck them into the bin. And when it comes to bin-capacity, it’s hard to outdo the Dyson V11 series.

Meanwhile, LG’s cordless vacuum cleaner makes use of a 5-step filtration system to help keep allergens at bay. At its simplest, this technology primarily filters out larger dirt particles first before fine dust. And while it doesn’t boast of multiple cyclonic actions as the V11 Torque does, its filtration system is just as good, even meriting the British Allergy Foundation’s seal of approval.

Attachments and Tools

While both vacuum cleaners have multiple attachments, the LG Cordzero has the innovative Power Drive Mop for simultaneous vacuuming and mopping.

The Dyson V11 can be turned into a handheld device for cars (left). On the right, the Power Drive Mop nozzle for the LG Cordzero.

Dyson and LG both take a modular approach to their stick vacuum cleaners. Users can choose from multiple nozzles, cleaning heads, and attachments that modify what the cleaner can do depending on need.

The Dyson V11 Torque’s main attachment is the High Torque cleaner head that features robust nylon bristles to remove dirt across multiple surfaces, including carpet and hard floors. Meanwhile, the stubborn dirt brush attachment does what its name implies — clean tough to remove stains in doormats and carpets both at home and even in your car. There are more specialized tools as well, including a soft dusting brush useful for cleaning flat surfaces like keyboards, and a crevice tool for tough corners and narrow gaps.

Homeowners also stand to benefit from the different nozzles available for the LG Cordzero A9. Out of the box, it comes with the Power Drive Nozzle that works across multiple types of surfaces. Like the Dyson V11, you also get specialized attachments like the flexible crevice tool, mattress tool, and multi-angle tool that offers a 360-degree swivel head. But perhaps its biggest edge over the Dyson V11 is the compatible Power Drive Mop that allows you to vacuum and mop at the same time.

Verdict

The Dyson V11 series of cordless stick vacuums are reliable choices for those with deep pockets. The LG Cordzero, on the other hand, is a less expensive option with great filtration and longer runtime.

There’s a reason why Dyson has so many cordless vacuum cleaner models — they work. People are largely satisfied by the performance of these lightweight cleaning machines, and they’re constantly being improved with each new model. It’s definitely a reliable brand if you’re looking for that ‘cordless experience’. For those with deep pockets, then the top-of-the-line Dyson V11 series is the way to go. But which model? Well, the V11 Torque or Animal will do for most homes. However, if you need a larger bin capacity, then the Dyson V11 Outsize is the better option.

That being said, you can take the LG Cordzero A9 as a value-for-money alternative. It’s not cheap but it isn’t as expensive as Dyson’s V11 series either. The Ultimate model, in particular, offers a plethora of tools plus the same handheld flexibility as its competitor. There’s even an innovative Power Drive Mop if you want to vacuum and mop at the same time. Its suction power isn’t as good as what the Dyson V11 series offers but it comes with a certified filtration system, so that should appease most health-conscious buyers. And if you live in a large home, you’ll definitely appreciate the LG Cordzero’s longer runtime compared to the Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners.

FAQs

📌 Are Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners better than the LG Cordzero?

Dyson’s line of cordless vacuum cleaners are powerful machines and depending on the model, offer more suction power than the LG Cordzero. However, some of the cheaper Dyson vacuum cleaners may not have as many features as the LG Cordzero.

📌 How long does it take to charge the Dyson V11 Torque and the LG Cordzero A9 Ultimate?

The Dyson V11 Torque takes about eight hours to charge while the LG Cordzero A9 has a recharge time of a little over six hours.

📌 Are the Dyson V11 Torque and LG Cordzero A9 Ultimate self-emptying vacuum cleaners?

No, the cordless vacuum cleaners from Dyson and LG are not self-emptying.

📌 Can the Dyson and LG Cordzero vacuum different surfaces?

Yes, Dyson and LG’s cordless vacuum cleaners come with nozzles and attachments that can work across multiple surfaces including but not limited to carpet, hardwood, tile, rug, and concrete.

Last update on 2020-11-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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Mari Bassig
Mari Bassig

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