Is GTech Really Better than Dyson?

The home appliances market is flooded with leading brands vying to top the other with advanced technology and features that aim to make home cleaning a tad bit more convenient. Regardless of where you live, you most likely would have bought a vacuum cleaner in the last few years.  

Cordless vacuum cleaners are a rage these days because there is no hassle of plugging and unplugging or the wires snagging over every second object. GTech and Dyson are the most popular brands, but the two take very different approaches. Is GTech better than Dyson? How do they compare?

 Here’s a breakdown of the features and the benefits to help you choose.

Let’s dig in.

GTech MK2 AirRam

The GTech MK2 has a portable design and a collapsible handle that makes it convenient to store as it does not require a lot of space. Being cordless, it makes your life much easier as there is no need to look for a socket wherever you go to plug it in and get started with your cleaning chores. 

It is an upright vacuum specifically designed for floor cleaning, so it doesn’t replace your hoover. It is lightweight to render a smooth vacuuming experience for floor area, whether it is carpeted or hard floor.

You can run it on hard floors or carpets without the need to change any settings. It weighs 3.5 Kg and features advanced technology like the new bin, headlights, and the edge-cleaning technology that makes it easier to clean difficult areas. It sports a 22V Lithium-ion battery that promises 40 minutes of run time after a 4-hour charge. Rather than relying on the conventional suction power system, it involves a brush bar and a fan to put the dust and debris into a bin. 

Considering the price, it’s a pretty fair deal. It has LED indicators that indicate how much battery is left. So, you’ll know how much time is left until your battery needs a recharge.

Dyson V8 Animal

Like its competitor, Dyson V8 is also a cordless machine, which means freedom from having to go around looking for sockets or entangled wires. It is a sleek portable unit, much like the MK2 but much lighter. It weighs 2.6 kg.

While MK2 is an upright vacuum, the V8 is more like a handheld device with a detachable handle. It sports a Nickel cobalt battery that promises 40 minutes of run time after a 5-hour charge in a suction-only mode. 

Dyson V8 features a 540 ml bin that can be emptied with just a push of a button. Dyson, however, scores over GTech with the accessories. It comes with a mini soft brush, a combination tool, a crevice tool, a direct drive cleaner head, and a convenient docking station. 


Both GTech and Dyson V8 offer superior cleaning performance in their respective rights. The MK2 is explicitly designed for floor cleaning and does so exceptionally well. Whether it is the hard floor or carpet, the MK2 glides smoothly across floors offering a spotless cleaning experience. What’s more you don’t even need to change the setting when switching from carpeted floor to hard floor. If you are a pet owner, though, the GTech may not be the right one for you. 

The Dyson V8 is a more versatile machine with a powerful suction motor that makes heavy-duty jobs, including pet hair removal, get easy and effortless.

Final Thoughts

Both GTech and Dyson V8 offer good cleaning experience in their own right, and the right one depends on your specific need. If your home cleaning is mostly going to be about cleaning floors, GTech MK2 is the perfect match. However, if you’re looking for something to clean rugs, upholstery, windows, walls, cupboards, etc., Dyson V8 is a clear winner.