Dyson and Shark are vacuum manufacturers with great reputations when it comes to a well-designed product with top features and a desirable result but their devices appear to be very different machines, even if they are essentially trying to do the same job. An example of this is seen with the Dyson Cinetic big ball animal upright and the Shark Rotator NV752 lift away; both claim to offer a tough clean with great tools on different surfaces but they are clearly very different machines. This guide will compare the two machines in key areas to see just how alike or how different they really are.
Suction and Power
Suction and power are two of the elements that buyers tend to look for the most because if a vacuum does not have the ability to suck up all the dirt and hair with ease then it is not worth buying. Dysons immediately stand out in this area because of claims about no loss of suction and the Dyson big ball is an appealing option with its cinetic system of 35 high frequency oscillating tips for microscopic dust. The problem is that power isn’t everything if it struggles with basic tasks and some buyers say that large bits of debris can get caught up. The Shark model, meanwhile, takes a different approach by providing a 3-in-1 model with a powerful lift-away pod that promises to offer the “power of a full-size vacuum in the palm of your hand”.
Tools for Different Jobs
Both machines appear to have strong suction and good motors but they have different ways of dealing with dirt through the different tools. Both are designed to deal with pet hair on carpet as well as hardfloors – the Shark NV752 using the TruePet mini motorized brush and the Dyson Animal the tangle-free turbine tool – but the Shark also has a hardfloor genie while the Dyson has a stair tool. The problem with the Shark model is that it can take a while to switch between attachments. This is not a problem for the Dyson, which has self-adjusting cleaner head with 20% more brush bar power for a more effortless clean.
Maneuverability and Reach
Whether the tools are ideally suited to the task or not, the vacuum need to be able to reach into all the tight spaces where they are required. Both of these products are designed with maneuverability and reach in mind – both having long cord lengths and a form of swivel steering – but there is a clear difference between the two. While the Shark Rotator uses “extreme under furniture reach” and an LED light on the nozzle for illumination, the Dyson Big Ball struggles to fit in the same spaces because of the size of that big ball.
Hygiene and Filtration
The idea of hygiene may be lower down the list of priorities for many buyers but it is still comforting to know that all the dirt, dust and allergens that a vacuum picks up can be dealt with in a clean and efficient manner. This is another area where these models differ from each other greatly – while Shark make a point of highlighting the use of anti-allergen Hepa filters, which can be washed and reused, Dyson boast about the fact that they have no filters at all, which is part of the reason behind the claim of no clogging or loss of suction. The best approach is down to personal preference but it should also be noted that some buyers have also criticized the Dyson model for the difficulty in emptying out the “hygienic” dirt canister.
Comparing the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Upright and the Shark Rotator NV752
As you can see, both of these machines start out in similar places by providing an upright vacuum cleaner with strong suction, plenty of tools for different tasks, swivel steering and their own approach to hygiene but there are some clear differences between them too. The Shark takes this maneuverability to a higher level and focuses on filters and 3-in-1 cleaning options while the Dyson relies upon its bulk, cinetic system and self-adjusting features for what should be an easier approach. The best approach ultimately comes down to personal preferences between the different systems, features and the use of tools and understanding which of the limitations you can best deal with.