Tineco vs Dyson: comparison of stick vacuum cleaners

Tineco and Dyson are the two top of the line brands when we talk about cordless stick vacuums. Dyson has stayed at the top ever since its establishment in 1991. Tineco, on the other hand, has yet to mark its first anniversary. But the founders have been in the technical developments of robotic cleaners for over 20 years.

But the real question is, which is better? While there might not be a specific winner, we felt the need to jot down the differences. We’ve compared three of Tineco’s best models with Dyson’s. The comparison of all three models is conducted that falls in the same price range.

  • The flagship Tineco Pure One S12 Plus vs Dyson V11 Torque Drive model.
  • Tineco A11 Master vs Dyson V10 Absolute.
  • Tineco A11 Hero vs Dyson V8 Animal.

Let’s find out the Tineco vs Dyson differences in more detail. 

What are Tineco and Dyson?

Tineco and Dyson are world-leading brands in all types of vacuums. They stand against multinational companies in producing cordless vacuums. Their cordless vacuums are generally preferred over others.

Tineco and Dyson stand side by side in the market. They both provide adequate performance and have unique features. However, one is definitely better than the other. And we’re here to found out which one.

What kind of vacuums do they produce?

Tineco and Dyson essentially produce multiple types of vacuums. Tineco has two product lines; smart and cordless vacuums. Their features and functions are entirely different. For example, Tineco S12 has integrated artificial intelligence to control the operations smartly. Every operation is smart like:

  • Suction control
  • Battery management
  • Noise optimization
  • Self-cleaning filter
  • App integration

Dyson’s has a long list of machines in different vacuum lines. For example, they offer a wider range of devices in each of the following vacuum categories.

  • Cordless stick
  • Upright
  • Canister
  • Handheld

Differences between Tineco and Dyson vacuums

The main difference is in functionality and cleaning. Both Tineco and Dyson vacuums are optimized for cleaning low and high pile carpets. However, the Tineco is more suited to hardwood floors. And the Dyson is more suited for pet owners. Moreover, due to their low run time, Dyson vacuums are recommended for apartments and small homes.

Technologies used by Tineco and Dyson

Tineco uses Smart Battery Management, Smart Noise Optimization, and Smart Suction. It also makes use of whole machine filters and high power digital motors. Whereas, the Dyson uses 14 cyclonic actions, a HEPA filter, and its own Dyson digital motor.

DLS vs iLoop:

The Tineco uses an iLoop sensor to detect dust. iLoop is a special technology that automatically adjusts power when transitioning between surfaces. In a nutshell, you won’t have to manually press any buttons to change the power settings. Dyson has the Dynamic Load Sensor, which performs the same function as the iLoop technology.

Tineco Pure One S12 Plus VS Dyson V11 Torque Drive

Tineco Pure One S12 Plus:

Tineco Pure One S12 Plus review
  • Automatic suction adjusting feature.
  • Smart battery saving options.
  • Noise as low as 71 dB.
  • The filter does not need washing.
  • LED display and buttons at the fingertip.

Dyson V11 Torque Drive:

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  • Digital motor that gives 40% more suction.
  • HEPA filtration.
  • 14 cyclones with force greater than 79,000g.
  • Adaptive and intelligent.
  • LCD screen and runtime statistics.

Bare floor performance and pet hair

There isn’t much competition when it comes to bare floors. Both the Tineco and the Dyson are exceptional at bare floor cleaning. The Tineco uses its powerful motor to bring up dust and debris.

While the Dyson V11 Torque Drive has its 14 cyclones and digital motor, both vacuums work great against hardwood, laminated, linoleum, and vinyl flooring.

With the Tineco, pet hair cleaning remains satisfactory. The powerful 150W motor can certainly pick up pet hair from carpets. However, it doesn’t include any special pet hair tools or brushes.

The Dyson V11 is pretty decent for lifting pet hair. The unit comes with a mini motorized tool included. This tool, along with the pet multi-tool, can be used to remove pet hair effectively.

Related: Dyson V11 review: Torque Drive vs Animal

Digital motor and Smart technology

With Tineco’s iLoop sensor you’ll get deeper cleans. The sensor automatically adjusts the suction power in real-time to easily tackle every kind of hidden dust.

Dyson’s auto mode allows the machine to intelligently shift the suction gears and adapts to the type of floor.  Apart from that, you can switch between “Boost mode” for deep and quick cleaning, and “Eco mode” for lighter cleanings that will consume less power.


Tineco S12 has a small LED near the handle that indicates numerous data points. You’ll get to know the current battery-life, suction mode currently in operation, or any alerts along with the amount of dust and dirt drawing through the vacuum. Depending on the amount of dust flowing through the hosepipe, the vacuum adjusts the suction power according to the situation.

Dyson V11 has an LCD screen on top of the machine. You’ll get to know the current suction speed and performance, malfunction reports and current battery juice that helps you better understand how your machine is doing the operation.


You can transform v11 into a small handheld vacuum to clean hard to reach areas such as couches, car seats or sofa. With Tineco S12 you’ll get access to data on your smartphone whereas Dyson is missing that feature.

Tineco A11 Master VS Dyson V10 Absolute

Tineco A11 Master:

  • 60 mins runtime, 20% more than others.
  • 120W suction power for deep cleaning.
  • 4 stage filtration system.
  • 50% larger dustbin- very high capacity.
  • 7 special cleaning tools, including a pet hair tool.

Dyson V10 Absolute:

  • Multiple cyclonic actions for powerful suction.
  • Transforms into a handheld vac.
  • 60-minute runtime and 3.5 hour charging time.
  • High power suction and carpet performance.
  • Charging dock and multiple accessories.

Bare floor performance and pet hair

Hardwood and vinyl don’t pose a challenge to the Tineco A11 Master. We tested the Tineco on cereal, litter, rice, and sugar. It gave a near-perfect performance on most substances. However, on cereal, the Tineco wasn’t very efficient. It only gave 40% of its full performance.

As for the Dyson V10, hardwood was a breeze. It worked on all types of debris, even cereal. Most of Dyson’s vacuums use multiple cyclones to suck up dirt and waste. This is what gives it the ultimate suction power. However, if you try to vacuum a big pile of cereal, the Dyson starts clogging. We wouldn’t recommend running the Dyson over larger debris.

The Tineco A11 Master features multiple tools, including a pet hair removal brush. This brush has hard bristles that untangle pet hair and makes lifting easier. Even with iLoop technology, pet hair performance is a bit unsatisfactory.

However, Dyson V10 is a whole different story. The Dyson V10 Absolute is optimized for pet hair, with or without its tools.

Suction power and motor

Tineco A11 Master works surprisingly well on both low and high pile carpets. It has a digital motor with 450W that provides up to 120 air watts of suction power. This model uses iLoop technology to transition its suction power for bare floors and carpet.

But when we talk about V10, it has a clear edge over its competitor A11 Master with a Max setting option to operate at 150 watts.

Filtration and other features

The Tineco A11 uses a HEPA standard 4-stage filtration system. This system takes up debris and removes it from the exhaust air. With the multi-level filtration, the Tineco is able to maintain indoor air quality.

The Dyson features similar filtration as well as handheld usability. Because of this, you can practically use the Dyson as a handheld vac. This means you can clean on top of furniture and stairs. It’s a handy tool and makes for the best portable vacuum unit.


So far we have found both models competitive in every feature except the two. V10 is relatively superior in terms of suction power but will cost you more than A11.

Tineco A11 Hero VS Dyson V8 Animal

Tineco A11 Hero:

  • Digital motor with 450W input.
  • Highly efficient and silent.
  • Includes Max mode for deeper vacuuming.
  • Amazing performance on hardwood floors.

Dyson V8 Animal:

  • 40-minute runtime and 4-hour charging.
  • Whole machine filtration.
  • Fade free power for 8 minutes on Max mode.
  • 150% more power as compared to predecessors.
  • Reliable with excellent customer support.

Tineco A11 Hero and Dyson V8 Animal include all of the good features. The only difference is the runtime and accessories. The Dyson comes with specialized pet hair tools. So if you’re a pet owner and want something affordable, then this is the product for you.

Handheld operation

You can use A11 as a mini-motorized handheld vacuum to clean areas that are attended by obstacles. Users with a need for remote cleaning appreciate handheld operation as it allows them extra maneuverability and convenience to deep clean hard to reach areas. Whereas, Dyson lacks handheld features in this comparison.

Bare floor performance and pet hair

With the Tineco A11 Hero cordless stick vacuum, bare floors pose no obstacle in your everyday cleaning. The Tineco uses a 450W motor with a suction power of 120W. With this, there is no debris that the Tineco can’t overcome.

If you use the Dyson V8, however, you get twice the power. This vacuum provides 150% more brush power than any of its predecessors. This means it can lift up cereal and larger debris very well.

The Dyson gave 100% performance on low pile carpets. But this same number was reduced to 97% on high pile carpets. 97% is still a lot, but as compared to the Tineco it falls just a bit short.

With its multiple pet hair removal tools and intense suction, Tineco leads the rest. But just like the A11 Master, this unit doesn’t function without its accessories. Luckily, the Tineco comes with multiple pet tools. So you can use those for removing pet hair.

For the Dyson V8 Animal, pet hair is a specialty. It’s not just in the name- the Dyson has a motorized brush roll for removing hair. It has high brush power, intense suction, and various technologies.

Battery timings and suction power

Max suction mode is a special feature that makes the scene on both the Tineco and the Dyson. In this suction mode, the vacuum maximizes its suction power. This uses up more of the battery but also gives the perfect suction for carpets. The Tineco A11 Hero is able to last 24 minutes while on max power. However, the Dyson is unable to hold up for even 8 minutes on this setting.

In terms of battery operation, Tineco takes the lead because it lasts for 60 minutes. It also comes with 2 detachable batteries. Whereas the Dyson only lasts for 40 minutes on a full charge.


You can transform A11 into a small handheld vacuum to clean hard to reach areas such as underneath the furniture or car interior. Whereas, Dyson lacks handheld features in this comparison. In terms of battery, Tineco beats Dyson with a good 20 minutes difference.

Final thoughts

There are a lot of brands on the market. But they have yet to produce something as spectacular as Tineco and Dyson. Both of these brands have something very unique to offer. Tineco vacuums are suitable for powerful cleaning needs and bare floor performance. And Dyson is the sensei of pet hair cleaning.

But ultimately, the choice lies in your hands. We urge you to choose the vacuum which you can afford. But always remember that less price means fewer features. You don’t want to waste money if you will be getting a mediocre vacuum cleaner.

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  1. Useful information, thanks. Just recently found out about Tineco. It seems a worthy competitor to Dyson vacuums

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