Shark APEX vacuum review – Shark ultimate model

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Last update: 22nd February 2019


Shark APEX vacuum is Shark most advanced upright vacuum cleaner series that is released by the end of 2017. This series is featured by Shark 5 best-advanced technologies, which make it the best upright vacuum cleaner for home use in 2018.

In this detail reviews, we will cover the best benefits and compare this Shark Apex vacuum series against some biggest brand such as Dyson to see the difference between these rivals.

Check how much you can save when buying Shark APEX vacuum below

shark apex vacuum review


Main benefits of Shark Apex vacuum cleaner

Clean deeper on thick carpets and rugs

shark duoclean brush designShark Apex vacuum cleaner clean deep down to the carpet foundation thanks to the combination of a bristle brush with a soft brush roll in a single cleaner head (Shark called duoclean technology).

The hard bristle will remove embedded dirt and pet hair which other casual upright vacuum cleaners fail to perform. The soft brush roll will pick up larger debris, cat litter, powder… This design is an innovation of vacuum brush head in 2017.

3-in-1 vacuum cleaner

The Shark Apex vacuum cleaner can work as a full-size upright unit, a canister unit or a handheld unit. The canister can be detached by a press button, allowing you to clean hard to reach area such as under furniture, table…

Easy swivel steering, run smoothly on many surfaces

shark active glide wheels

Shark Apex vacuum has a unique wheel design (Shark called Active-Glide technology) which allowing the vacuum cleaner to run smoothly on carpets, rugs, bare floor and to transverse from one-floor type to another without losing suction

Ultimate air filtration

shark apex advanced filterShark Apex vacuum use advanced air filtration system (advanced sealed air technology plus HEPA filter), which will emit 10x fewer particles than HEPA standard. At the moment, Shark Apex vacuum is the only unit reaching this level.

Quiet when running

The vacuum unit uses noise reduction technology, therefore it is much quieter when running. As measured in reality, Shark Apex has a lower noise than Dyson Ball Animal 2 (around 65 dB) (read more:  silent vacuum reviews in 2019)

Powerful suction capacity

Shark Apex vacuum can be regarded as the strongest upright vacuum cleaner when talking about suction power.

The unit uses a high motor power (1350 watts) to give the phenomenal suction. For a quick comparison, Dyson Ball Multi floor 2 (Dyson strongest upright unit) uses a 1200 watts motor.

It can be implied that Shark Apex vacuum can deliver the suction power from equal to higher than Dyson strongest model.

Highlighting specifications of Shark Apex vacuum

  • Type: upright, bagless vacuum cleaner designed for all floor types cleaning
  • Weight: 16 lbs
  • Cord length: 30 ft
  • Dust cup capacity: 1.5 dry quarts
  • Technologies: duoclean technology, active glide, noise reduction, LED lights on handle and nozzle, fingertips control, advanced sealed air system plus HEPA
  • Warranty: 7 years limited
  • Attachments: varied by models
    • AX950: Dust Brush, Pet Tool, Duster Crevice Tool
    • AX951: Dust Brush, 2-in-1 Duster Crevice Tool, Pet Tool, Multi-Flex Extension Wand, Accessory Bag
    • AX952: Motorized Pet Tool, Pet Tool, 2-in-1 Duster Crevice Tool, Dust Brush, Accessory Bag
  • Read more: Compare AX950, AX951 and AX952 with the instruction how to choose a suitable unit.

Pros and Cons of Shark Apex vacuum cleaner

  • Work very well on different surfaces, especially the ability to remove pet hair embedded in carpets
  • Smooth running and maneuvering
  • Powerful suction capacity
  • One of the best upright quiet vacuum cleaner
  • Easy to clean the roller
  • Advanced air filtration system (rinsable HEPA filter)
  • a bit heavy (16.3 lbs)
  • a bit short hose

Compare of Shark Apex vacuum with Dyson Multifloor 2

Let’s compare side-by-side Shark Apex vacuum AX951 vs Dyson Ball Multi-floor 2 to see the difference between them.

Comparison Shark APEX Duoclean Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 
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Suction power 1350 watt motor 1200 watt motor, 245AW
Input power 120 volt, 60 Hz ,11.3 amps 120 volt, 60 Hz ,11.67 amps
Noise level quiet medium
Dust bin 1.5 dry quarts 0.42 Gallons ( 1.68 quarts)
Cord length 30ft 31ft
filtration advanced HEPA

10X more filtration than HEPA


(varied by models)

Motorized Pet Tool
Under-Appliance Wand
Anti-Allergen Dust Brush
Pet Multi-Tool
Duster Crevice Tool
Accessory Bag
combination tools
stair tools
Special features
APEX active glide self adjusting brush head
Powered lift away canister cyclonic technology
Noise reduction
Duoclean brush head
 Advanced sealed air system + HEPA
Dimension 12 x 9.8 x 46” 41.93 x 15.59 x 13.39”
Weight 16.3 lbs. 15.6 lbs
Warranty 7 years limited 5 years limited


Shark Apex vacuum series is the most advanced, well-engineered upright vacuum cleaner that is optimized in many aspects to deliver an “all-in-one” vacuum cleaner for home use. Despite this is the newest series, it is on discount at the moment.

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