With the introduction of the new Henry stick vacuum cleaner, Numatic can be seen as a serious competitor to Dyson. The stick vacuums are both cordless, in the same price range and both have a motorized floor brush.
Still, there are a lot of differences between the Henry and a Dyson stick vacuum. If you’re in doubt between the Henry Quick or a Dyson V8, V11, V15 or any other model, you’ve come to the right place. Find out the biggest differences in this Henry vs Dyson comparison.
Henry vs Dyson: Suction Performance
Let’s start with the suction performance comparison of the two brands. In all my vacuum cleaner reviews I test the suction performance on different floor types (wood floors and carpet) with different dirt sizes. In addition, I also check the suction power in kPa (kilopascals) and the airflow in meters per second.
Both suitable for all floor types
In the Henry Quick review I found out that the stick vacuum is suitable for all floor types. This while only one floor brush is included. However, you have the option here to manually switch off the motorized brush, but more on that later.
Because Dyson has many different suction brushes, it is also suitable for all floor types. However, Dyson scores better when it comes to floor protection. There is the well-known fluffy brush: a very soft floor brush that reduces the chance of scratches and stripes on your wooden floor.
Suction Henry Quick gets close Dyson v8
As I just mentioned, always check the suction power in my reviews. I do this with a custom made vacuum tester. The suction power is measured in Pascal1Pascal (Unit), Wikipedia.org. Because I’ve tested a lot of Dyson stick vacuums, I know better than anyone which model comes close to the Henry Quick.
The measurement results of the Henry Quick are close to my measurements during the Dyson V8 review. In the overview below you can see that both the suction power (kPa) and the Airflow (m/s) are close to each other.
|Specification||Henry Quick||Dyson V8|
|Suction power||5 kPa||5 kPa|
|Airlfow||13.2 m/s||10.3 m/s|
Other Dyson vacuum cleaners have a stronger suction power, with the Dyson V15 being the standout. In the Dyson V15 review I measured a suction power of no less than 10 kilopascals.
Henry vs Dyson: Usability
Which stick vacuum cleaner is easier to vacuum with? Ease of use is an important part when choosing a specific vacuum cleaner. In order to compare the ease of use, we will consider the following factors:
- Battery life
- Weight & Ergonomics
- Noise level
Accessories: Dyson more versatile than Henry
If there is a vacuum cleaner brand known for its versatility, it is Dyson. In my publication on all Dyson parts I have even described more than 30 different attachments.
This is a completely different story with the Henry Quick. You can only use the Numatic stick vacuum with a motorized brush, a crevice tool and a flat dusting brush. However, with the motorized brush of the Henry Quick you do have the option to switch off the roller brush.
Quite a different story when I compare this to the content I discovered with the Dyson V8 Absolute+.
Battery life: Henry lasts as long as the best Dyson
An important comparison is of course also the battery life. After all, we are dealing here with cordless stick vacuums. I discover clickable batteries at both brands. This is very convenient: you can easily replace them or exchange them for a full battery if necessary.
Of all the cordless vacuum cleaners that I have tested, I have mapped out how long the battery lasts. The Henry Quick has a maximum battery life of 57 minutes in normal mode. This corresponds to Dyson’s showpiece: the Dyson V15.
However, I would like to pay extra attention the this: both stick vacuums can be hung on the wall. Where the Dyson charging cable can be integrated with the wall holder, this is not possible with the Henry Quick. You have to manually insert this into the vacuum cleaner. I think this is a disadvantage.
Where the Dyson charging cable can be integrated with the wall holder, this is not possible with the Henry Quick.
Weight & Ergonomics: Henry is heavier, but has an extension
The manufacturer states the weight on every vacuum cleaner package. Yet I always weigh the vacuum cleaners in my reviews. I always weigh a stick vacuum with a vacuum cleaner rod and the suction brush. And in the case of the Henry Quick, also with the pod in the dust container.
At 3.4 kilograms, the Henry Quick is a bit heavier than the average Dyson. The heaviest Dyson I’ve had in my hands was again the Dyson V15 with 3 kilograms. And this one is even a little less than half a kilo lighter than the Henry Quick.
However, I must mention that the Henry stick vacuum certainly does not feel heavy. This is also mainly due to the extra extension for the handle. With this you can easily vacuum above your head, for example the ceiling, without it feeling very heavy.
Noise level: both noisy
Let me be clear: we are dealing here with cordless stick vacuums. It is generally known that these are not quiet choices. Do you want a silent vacuum cleaner? Then you will really have to move to a traditional vacuum cleaner on wheels (with bag).
The Henry Quick produces an average noise level of 75.5 decibels. The quietest Dyson from my research is the Dyson V8 with 71.3 decibels. The Dyson that makes the most noise is the Dyson Micro with 76 decibels. The Henry Quick is therefore roughly in line with Dyson vacuum cleaners in terms of noise level.
Operating: Dyson has a trigger button
On to the operation of the Henry and the Dyson. There are certainly noticeable differences. A Dyson is controlled with a trigger button, with the exception of the Dyson Micro and the Dyson Omni Glide. You have to keep such a trigger button pressed while vacuuming. The Henry Quick does not have that: there you will find a button on the top of the vacuum cleaner to turn it on and off.
Both the Henry and Dyson stick vacuums have a turbo function: this allows you to boost the suction power if necessary. What makes the Henry Quick unique is that you can switch off the roller brush manually. Dyson does not offer this option.
What makes the Henry Quick unique is that you can switch off the roller brush manually. Dyson does not offer this option.
In addition, some Dyon stick vacuums have an LCD screen that provides information; the Henry Quick stick vacuum does not have this.
Henry vs Dyson: Maintenance
Perhaps the biggest differences are in the area of maintenance. The Henry Quick is a stick vacuum cleaner with a bag: it is equipped with pods that allow you to empty the vacuum cleaner dust-free. A Dyson stick vacuum does not have this.
This has both advantages and disadvantages. The dust bag (pod) of the Henry Quick makes it possible to keep the stick vacuum cleaner clean and easy to empty. Perfect for people who quickly suffer from an allergic reaction.
The dust bag (pod) of the Henry Quick makes it possible to keep the stick vacuum cleaner clean and to empty it easily
On the other hand, you are forced to buy new pods from Numatic every time. This is not necessary with a Dyson stick vacuum. I do have to point out that the pod of the Henry Quick also serves as a filter. With Dyson you also have to replace the Dyson filter regularly.
Henry vs Dyson: Design
I’ve been noticing lately that many stick vacuums are “trying to be a Dyson” in terms of design. This is certainly not the case with the Henry Quick. Numatic has chosen to implement the Henry jacket in the new stick vacuum. Good to know: the vacuum cleaners are also available in gray or pink.
Both stick vacuums are well finished, using good materials. For example, if we look at the vacuum cleaner rod, it is made of metal in both cases.
Where there is a noticeable difference is the size of the vacuum cleaners. And especially the length. The Henry Quick is a bit longer than the Dyson V15. Even without the extra extension, it is a lot longer.
Both the Henry Quick and the various Dyson stick vacuums are not adjustable in length. If you’re not very tall, I can imagine that the Numatic Henry Quick might feel a bit big and long. I am 1.78 m tall: vacuuming with the Henry Quick is no problem for me.
Henry vs Dyson: price
Finally: the price and availability of both vacuum cleaners. Dyson is known for its high prices. For example, if we look at the new Dyson V15, you pay 750 dollars for it. However, there are also ‘cheaper’ Dyson vacuum cleaners.
Henry Quick more expensive than comparable Dyson V8
Since I concluded earlier in this article that the Henry Quick is the closest thing to the Dyson V8 in terms of performance, it’s fair to compare prices with it. The Henry Quick has a price of 439 dollars. This is a bit more than the Dyson V8 that costs 399.
Conclusion: is Henry better than Dyson?
Now of course the big question is: is a Henry vacuum cleaner better than a Dyson? In my comparison it becomes clear that the Dyson V8 performs almost as well as the Henry Quick stick vacuum. You do have more different accessories at Dyson, which can be useful if you are looking for a versatile vacuum cleaner.
The Henry Quick is the best choice for people with a dust allergy. Thanks to the pods, you can empty the vacuum cleaner easily and dust-free, without releasing fine dust. You should keep in mind that you regularly have to buy new pods.
In terms of price, Dyson is quite a bit more expensive, unless you consider the comparable Dyson V8. This one is a little bit cheaper than the Numatic Henry Quick. However, this price difference is so little (39 dollars), that in my opinion this should not be the decisive factor.
- 1Pascal (Unit), Wikipedia.org