Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner reviews

Dyson V7 Animal is a sweet spot, suitable for most of the home and its affordable price is unbeatable.

last update: 14th November 2018


Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick is a refresh unit (May 2018) from Dyson brand. Despite Dyson has introduced the latest model called Dyson Cyclone V10 (you can read here) in March, the V7 Animal has just arrived on the market. This model is aimed at users who are looking for a robust cleaning cordless stick at a much more affordable price. Dyson V7 Animal features 30 minutes run time, 2 suction mode, more power than the Dyson V6, a full set of additional tools and HEPA filtration. Let’s have a look at this model and compare with Dyson V8 and other brands such as Shark Ionflex cordless stick, Deik cordless stick… so you can choose a better version for your home.
Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick reviews


What are the best benefits of Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick?

  • The balance between price and performance. Dyson V7 has more suction power on the bar roller (75%) than the Dyson V6. The unit has HEPA filter and a lot of tools such as turbine tool, the combo, crevice and motorized head. This model is priced reasonably for a vacuum unit.
  • High quality. Dyson brand is famous for the high-quality design and better cleaning efficiency than competitor brands.

How does Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick work?


Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick has the same construction with some other cordless models from this brand: a 2-in-1 bagless stick unit. Dyson V7 Animal use the V7 digital motor which results in better suction power than V6 (but not as high as V8 series). The unit is optional to detach and use for above surface cleaning such as cleaning ceiling, upholstery, stair, auto-detailing…

Technology and features of the model

  • Cordless design
  • Lightweight – only 5.82 lbs.
  • 30 minute run time – enough for whole home cleaning
  • 2 cleaning modes: normal and max mode
  • HEPA filtration – better for breathing
  • Size: 8.2 x 9.8 x 49 ’’

There is another version of Dyson V7 which is also very popular: Dyson V7 motorhead, this unit is cheaper however you should notice the Motorhead does not include a washable HEPA filter and a motorized upholstery head and mini soft dusting brush like comes with the V7 Animal.

Dyson V7 Animal Cordless Stick compared with other models 

You can compare Dyson V7 Animal, Dyson V8 Animal, Shark Ionflex 2X cordless in the below table. Generally speaking, each model has its own advantage.

Dyson V7 Animal vs V8 Animal

Dyson V7 Animal has a sweet price plus sufficient runtime and suction power to clean the house. Dyson V8 Animal has a better suction power which is a better choice if you have to deal with a lot of dirt and hair on daily basis. Both of them have the same accessories and lightweight. Besides, you should notice that Dyson cordless models use non-removable battery type, therefore, it is not possible to upgrade the runtime like Shark model.

Dyson V7 Animal vs Shark Ionflex 2X

Shark Ionflex 2X cordless IF251 is a direct competitor (which is pitched at the same price range). This unit can give you infinite run time at most because you can remove the battery for charging while using another. It is a nice option for users who need to clean a bigger footage at once. This model uses washable foam filters (not HEPA) therefore if you have breathing issue, Dyson cordless is a better option.

Comparison table of Dyson V7 Animal, Dyson V8 Animal, Shark Ionflex 2X IF251

Dyson V7 AnimalDyson V8 AnimalShark Ionflex 2X cordless IF251
Size8.2 x 9.8 x 499.9 x 8.9 x 4910.4 x 13.4 x 45.9
Weight5.285.758.7 lbs
Motor power75% more than Dyson V6150% more than Dyson V6Comparable to Dyson V8
Run time (casual mode)30 mins40 mins40 mins/ battery
Run time (max mode)6 mins8 mins11 mins
Charge time3.5 hrs4.0 hrs4.0 hrs
Dust bin size0.5 L0.5 L0.3 dry quarts
FiltrationHEPAHEPAWashable foam filters
ToolTurbine tool, the combo, crevice and motorized head.Combination tool , Crevice tool, Mini motorized tool, Soft dusting brushDuster Crevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool, Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, 2(2) Batteries, (1) Charger, (1) Charging Dock
BatteryLi-ion, non-removableLi-ion, non-removable2 battery packs (Li-ion) removable
Running mode2 modes2 modes2 modes
PriceRange of 300Range of 400Range of 300

Rating and customer feedback 

As a new released unit, Dyson V7 Animal does not have a lot of ratings or feedback at the moment. However, you can look at Dyson V7 motorhead customer ratings and reviews here to get the point, as both models have the same motor and share a lot of technological similarities.


Dyson V7 Animal is a nice option for limited budget users who are looking for a premium, high-end cordless home vac from authentic and reliable brand like Dyson.


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