Dyson V15 vs Philips 8000 Series (Aqua)

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There are currently two vacuum cleaners that seem to have a lot in common: I’m talking about the Dyson V15 and the Philips 8000 series. They are both powerful stick vacuums, equipped with lighting on the mouthpiece and battery life of about 60 minutes.

Recently, I was regularly asked to compare these vacuum cleaners. When I came across the ‘ad battle’ below during a YouTube search for “Dyson V15”, I decided to get started right away!

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In this Dyson V15 vs Philips 8000 series I look at the differences and similarities. Because there are definitely differences. For example, the Dyson V15 has an LCD display, while you can also mop with the Aqua variant of the Philips 8000 series.

Dyson V15 vs Philips 8000 Series: the differences

Before I put the vacuum cleaners next to each other, it is good to briefly consider the following. The Philips 8000 series consists of two different versions: a vacuum cleaner with and without a mopping function.

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The Philips 8000 Series Aqua has a mopping nozzle, with which you can vacuum and mop the floor at the same time. In this Dyson V15 vs Philips 8000 comparison I also include the Aqua version.

Battery life, laser technology, operation and noise level, capacity

The biggest difference is of course the mop function, provided you go for the Aqua version from Philips. The Dyson V15 does not have a mopping function: you can only vacuum with it. Regardless of which 8000 series you pick, there is also a difference in battery life: you can vacuum for 70 minutes on a full battery with the Philips vacuum cleaners. With Dyson this is 60 minutes with normal use.




In addition, there is also a difference in the operation of the vacuum cleaner. The Dyson V15 has an LCD display near the handle. Here you will receive information about exactly what you are vacuuming and information about, for example, how many minutes you can still vacuum. The Philips vacuum cleaner does not have this.

The Dyson V15 has an LCD display near the handle. Here you will receive information about exactly what you are vacuuming and information about, for example, how many minutes you can still vacuum.

Laser technology

The Dyson V15 is also equipped with laser technology: this makes dirt on the ground more visible and the chance that you forget something is a bit smaller. Watch how this works in the video below.

One of the most important factors of a vacuum cleaner is the noise level. If we look at the Dyson V15, there is a noise level of 73 decibels. With the Philips 8000 series this is 84 decibels.

Finally, there is also a difference in the capacity of the dust container: the Dyson V15 has a slightly larger dust container with 0.77 liters than the Philips 8000 (0.6 liters).




Biggest differences:

  • The Dyson V15 does not have a mop function; the 8000 Aqua does
  • The Philips 8000 series lasts 10 minutes longer (70 minutes)
  • The V15 stick vacuum has an LCD display that shows information
  • The Philips 8000 series make more noise (84 dB)

The similarities in a row

It’s not for nothing that I put these two stick vacuums next to each other: there are also a lot of similarities between these vacuum cleaners. For example, you can vacuum cordless with both vacuum cleaners and they are both a bagless vacuum cleaner. Discover here more about the advantages and disadvantages of a bagless vs bagged vacuum.

Lighting, wireless, battery life and weight

Both vacuum cleaners have an illuminated nozzle. I just indicated that the Dyson is about laser technology when looking at the differences between the Dyson V15 vs Philips 8000 series. At Philips, it’s LED lighting.

Both vacuum cleaners are a cordless vacuum cleaner: they do not have a cable, but a rechargeable battery. In addition, they are also both a bagless vacuum cleaner.

One of the important factors of a cordless vacuum cleaner is the weight: both vacuum cleaners come close to each other. The Dyson V15 weighs 2.74 kilograms, the Philips 8000 Series 2.7 kilograms.

Biggest similarities:

  • Both vacuum cleaners are cordless and bagless
  • Both the V15 and 8000 series have an illuminated mouthpiece
  • The vacuum cleaners both weigh about 2.7 kilograms

Conclusion Dyson V15 vs Philips 8000 series

Let’s list all the specifications of the Dyson V15 and the Philips 8000 Series (Aqua).

Dyson V15Philips 8000 SeriesPhilips 8000 Series Aqua
Battery life60 minutes70 minutes70 minutes
Mop functionXX
Dust container capacity0,77 liters0,60 liters0,60 liters
Noise level73 decibels84 decibels84 decibels
Weight2,74 kilograms2,7 kilograms2,7 kilograms
LCD displayXX
Suction brush lighting
Laser technologyXX
FiltersULPAMicrofilterMicrofilter

With the above data, it becomes clear that there is no specific model that emerges as the best vacuum cleaner. They both have their pros and cons.

Where with Dyson you enjoy an LCD screen and laser technology in the mouthpiece, with the Philips 8000 Series you benefit from the ability to mop (Aqua) and a longer battery life.

Nevertheless, there are ‘best choices’ to be made in specific situations.

Choose the Dyson V15 if:

  • You especially want to tackle allergens at home: the LCD screen provides information about what you are inhaling and it is equipped with a ULPA filter (read what a HEPA filter is)
  • If you want to buy a quieter vacuum cleaner: with 73 decibels, the Dyson is slightly quieter than the Philips stick vacuum cleaners. Note: this is still not silent.
  • Want to empty the vacuum cleaner less often: the Dyson V15 has a slightly larger dust capacity.

Choose the Philips 8000 series (Aqua) if:

  • You want to vacuum for longer periods of time: the battery of the Philips 8000 series lasts 10 minutes longer than that of the Dyson V15.
  • Also want to mop your floor: the Philips 8000 Series Aqua is equipped with a mopping nozzle.
  • Have a smaller budget: Philips vacuum cleaners are often a lot cheaper than Dyson vacuum cleaners.

I hope my comparison helped you make a choice. Are you also considering the Dyson V11? Check out my Philips SpeedPro Max Aqua vs Dyson V11 comparison.




Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar is the founder of Vacuumtester.com and is a true vacuum cleaner guru. With more than 10 years of experience in the world of electronic devices, he knows better than anyone what is important in a vacuum cleaner. When a new vacuum cleaner appears, he is eager to test it extensively.

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