Product Comparison: Dyson V6 Absolute vs Dyson V6 Animal

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General Specifications
V6 Absolute
V6 Animal
About the Product
Dyson V6 Absolute Bagless Cordless Stick Vacuum: This versatile stick vacuum is equipped with 2 cleaner heads for use on carpets and hard floors. The mini motorized tool removes pet hair and ground-in dirt from furniture, car seats and other tight spaces.
Dyson V6 Animal Cord Free Vacuum: This high-performance stick vacuum comes with a mini motorized tool for removing pet hair and ground-in dirt for a thorough clean. The wand easily detaches for handheld cleaning and the docking station charges the vacuum so it's ready to use.
Key Specs
Vacuum Type
Filter Type
Washable lifetime filter
Multi Surface
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Dyson V6 Absolute Cord-free Vacuum
  • I LOVE the maneuverability that this sweeper has. I can go completely around, under, over or any other direction I want by simply turning my wrist and it follows almost by instinct.
  • 2 Filters - Rinse clean every month - easy maintenance.
  • Even on the lowest setting, the V6 Absolute picks up things that other vacuums do not. The "fluffy" roller attachment is great on hardwood floors, especially those with a finish where dust is clearly visible and tends to collect.
  • Easy to empty and clean; No dealing with filters, bags, etc.
  • It has 2different speeds regular and max for those tougher spots.
  • The head needs to be 50% wider (it's like mowing your yard with a 12" wide machine)
Dyson V6 Animal Cord-free Vacuum
  • Washable filter, so it's good for people with allergies.
  • Obviously, it’s nice that it’s cordless. You can get around the whole house without have to unplug and move it to a closer location.
  • The cordless system is fantastic!
  • Suction is amazing, almost as good as my Dyson Ball Animal vacuum, and I have not seen any decrease in suction so far.
  • The main vacuum attachment (the largest head) is still so small. You spend more time covering all of the spots.
Size & Weight
9.8 in.
9.8 in.
47.5 in.
48.3 in.
8.2 in.
8.7 in.
5.1 lbs.
4.96 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Dyson V6 Absolute Cord-free Vacuum
  • It is compact and very light. I would give it a 5 star rating for that coupled with the fact that it also has a decent number of accessories for different tasks which is helpful as well.
  • Excellent at being compact and love that I can hang it up in the broom closet where it lives and gets charged at the same time.
  • It's lightweight, and very easy to carry upstairs.
  • It's small and easy to manuver and can be converted to a smaller hand held.
  • It's light weight and easy to dump the dust in the garbage. It also is the quietest vacuum I've ever used which is great.
Dyson V6 Animal Cord-free Vacuum
  • Light, agile, and powerfull.
  • Light, maneuverable, Extreme sucking power, easy to clean.
  • Very easy to use and light weight.
  • It is very light weight and only requires 1 hand to use.
Bin Capacity
0.12 gallons
0.105 gallons
Full Indicator
Washable Filter
Wet And Dry Usage
Number Of Speed Settings
Adjustable Suction Power
Attachments Included
Combination tool, Crevice tool, Soft dusting brush, Mini motorized tool, Soft roller cleaner head
Combination tool, Crevice tool, Mini motorized tool, Soft dusting brush
2 Tier Radial™ cyclones, Direct-drive cleaner head, Balanced for floor to ceiling cleaning, Converts for handheld cleaning, Hygienic bin emptying, HEPA filtration to capture allergens
Hygienic bin emptying, 2 Tier Radial™ cyclones, Direct-drive cleaner head, Balanced for floor to ceiling cleaning, Converts for handheld cleaning
What customers say about "Features"
Dyson V6 Absolute Cord-free Vacuum
  • It does pick up pet hair very well on bare floors or carpet.
  • Excellent Floor Cleaner. Great floor attachment and there is a floor duster attachment as well. Cleans carpets and hard floors perfectly.
  • 2 power settings: Max and Normal mode. 5-6 minutes run time on Max, 20 minutes in Normal mode.
  • The V6 Absolute has most of the attachments you need. The only thing I needed to get was an extension hose for when I wanted to use it for dusting purposes.
  • Soft brush tool is fantastic on hardwood, tile and loop weave carpet/rugs (gently brushes the crumbs up).
  • The enclosed dock should come with mollies/wall anchors and screws. Pretty cheap on Dyson’s part.
  • Small bin fills up rapidly especially with bulky dirt like fur. Fur/fuzz gets stuck near the top, and the bin is too narrow (while installed) to reach there with your fingers.
Dyson V6 Animal Cord-free Vacuum
  • Dyson's easy accessory latches make changing out attachments easy and fast.
  • The bristles seriously get so much dirt and dust out of the carpet. We have fairly long carpeting and even the parts in the house that have been pressed down so much they’re stuck like that, the bristles still manage to somewhat get in there.
  • It comes with a lot of attachments and can be stored easier than an upright vacuum.
  • The attachments included are perfect for my needs; the dusting attachments has made my life so much easier!
  • Dust bin opens from the bottom (Huge flaw for the Animal version of this since hair gets stuck and is impossible to get out.)
  • Not collapsible or extendable. It has one extension tube and you either hook it up or take it completely off.
  • The wall holder/ charging station does not have enough holders for the four attachments included forcing me to create a storage place/ tote for the extra attachments.
21.6 volts
21.6 volts
21.6 amperes
16 amperes
Battery Charge Time
210 min.
210 min.
Maximum Runtime
20 min.
20 min.
What customers say about "Power"
Dyson V6 Absolute Cord-free Vacuum
  • Very powerful suction - no loss of suction.
  • The suction from this one blew my mind I was pulling so much hair from a shaggy rug with very limited traffick.
  • Wish the battery indicator light was more noticeable.
  • The battery does get quite warm. For better battery maintenance, it is recommended that you wait until it has cooled down before putting it back on the charger.
  • The charge time. 3 and a half hours for a full charge is to much even in my extremely small place i have to vacuum in sections.
Dyson V6 Animal Cord-free Vacuum
  • Has decent Power, even comes with a boost mode (which is most likely what you will always have it on).
  • The suction strength compared to prior dyson models is amazing.
  • Run time is actually only supposed to last around 8 mins per charge. (Instructions actually rate this at 8, I have gotten more time than that but not much more)
  • The battery dies after a few minutes. I have a dog and kids and vacuum at least every other day, so it’s not a big issue. But I wouldn’t be able to do the entire house on one charge.
  • Battery life is not that long, on average (without using the max power feature) I can go about 10-20 minutes depending on what attachment I am using.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
399.99 $

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