Dreame T20 cordless vacuum cleaner: Strong upgrade in crowdfunding

The Super Early Bird Perk for $199 is already completely gone. The Early Bird offer starts at $219.

Xiaomis subsidiary Dreame manufactures very good, powerful and high-quality battery vacuum cleaners for comparatively little money. This premise has continued with every new model. Even for the Dreame T20, which has now entered crowdfunding, the household manufacturer is not demanding enormous sums. An upgrade model of its predecessor V11 that leaves hardly any wishes unfulfilled.


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  • Dreame T20 cordless vacuum cleaner
  • with additional, exchangeable battery
Dreame T20 vacuum cleaner scope of delivery
The scope of delivery when ordering by means of Super Early Bird Peak.

Technical data: Comparison to Dreame V11

Anyone who asks now how the T20 differs from its direct predecessor, the V11, is not wrong to ask. In fact, the T20 is an optimized version of the V11 – strong!

Dreame T20

Dreame T20

Dreame V11

Dreame V11 cordless vacuum cleaner product picture

Suction power 25.000 pa (150 AW) 25.000 pa (150 AW)
App no no
Display yes yes
Wipe function no no
Operating Volume n.A. 65, 69, 73 dB (depending on suction stage)
Battery 2700 mAh, exchangeable 3000 mAh
Working time 70 min on lowest suction level (but two batteries), 10 min on highest level 90, 30, 10 min (with increasing suction level)
Charging time 4 h 4 h
Suction stages three three
Dust chamber 0.6 l 0.5 l
Dimensions n. A. 122,1 x 20,2 cm
Weight 1.7 kg as handheld vacuum cleaner 1.6 kg as handheld vacuum cleaner, 3.9 kg completely removed
CE mark expected yes yes

Dreame T20: The V11 in even better

At first glance, you might think you are looking at V11, which was released only a few months earlier. Dreame has been doing it that way since day 1, they base their new models on predecessors. They have optimized suction power and cyclone technology, installed a display or improved their floor nozzle and roller. If the model on which the other models are based is well developed, this is a good strategy for all sides. And as of September 2020, it is a good system, also for consumers.

Dreame T20 vacuum cleaner product pictures comparison predecessor
On the left the T20, on the right the V11.

So the T20 was modelled on the V11. The following points have been optimized in the new model:

  • now with exchangeable battery (can also be delivered with two batteries)
  • floor roller specially designed for carpets
  • automatic adjustment of the suction stages
  • HEPA filters can be taken apart and cleaned under the sink
  • Dust chamber enlarged by 0.1 l
  • Working time reduced from 90 min. to 70 min., but second battery

The first point is also the most welcome one: a replaceable battery not only gives the device a longer life, but also allows its owner to charge another battery on the wall mount while using the device. Or both at the same time.

Dreame T20 vacuum cleaner charging station
Above you can see the separately chargeable spare battery.

Automatic carpet detection

The floor nozzle has been optimized in such a way that it can detect via sensors on the underside what kind of surface it is on (hard floor or carpet) and automatically adjusts the suction level and thus the suction power. We know this type of detection from the Dyson V11 Absolute. The roller itself has also been modified and is now very reminiscent of the powerful Torque Drive of the Dyson top model. The design is to be specially designed so that long (animal) hair does not get caught in it so easily.

Dreame T20 vacuum cleaner carpet detection floor nozzle

Using the display and control element below, you can also choose between three suction levels yourself.

Dreame T20 vacuum cleaner display choose suction stage
Let the vacuum cleaner decide for itself or determine the suction level at the touch of a button.
Dreame T20 vacuum cleaner dust chamber washable
The dust chamber has been enlarged and can be cleaned under the sink.

Assessment and outlook: The new flagship model

Praiseworthy Dreame, praiseworthy. Everything that was missing from the already very strong V11 and was criticized on a high level has now been implemented and optimized by Dreame. The step towards the replaceable battery is welcome from the consumer’s point of view, as Dyson also recognized a few months ago and many other manufacturers will still notice.

In October, Xiaomi’s subsidiary will send the new, so far strongest cordless vacuum cleaner model to the supporters of the crowdfunding campaign. It is not yet clear what the official launch price for the market release will then be. But since we are dealing with an upgrade of the V11, which costs about $300, I would estimate the Dreame T20 with exchangeable battery above $350 for us in this country. Accordingly, an early purchase of the model is much more comfortable for the wallet.

Dreame T20 cordless vacuum cleaner

I see in this model a serious contender for the battery vacuum cleaner throne. What does Dreame himself say about the T20?

Dreame T20 cordless vacuum cleaner Dreame statement

Surprise. 😉 What do you think of the new model?

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I'm interested in Gadgets, that make our life at home easier - especially when it comes to cleaning the floor or the windows. I was able to test about fifty robot vacuum cleaners since now.

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Comments (8)

  • Profile picture from mikkel laursen
    06.09.20 um 15:04

    mikkel laursen

    I have booked a t-20 but quite concerned as no Chinese vaccum cleaners have ever been delivered on time. Looks like a dodgy way of getting early funding for other projects,

    • Profile picture from Tim
      08.09.20 um 13:10

      Tim CG team

      Hi mikkel, I wouldn't worry about that, you shot a nice price and Dreame is a trustworthy company. I'll get mine this way, too 😉

  • Profile picture from David Scott
    09.09.20 um 02:17

    David Scott

    I’m living in Australia,does the cleaner come with an Australian plug and work on 240v /50hz?

    • Profile picture from Maike
      09.09.20 um 10:18

      Maike CG team

      Hi David, Dreame sends an Adapter with the Vacuum cleaner, there are more information about that in the specifications on Indiegogo as you can see in the screenshot 🙂

      Comment picture of Maike
  • Profile picture from Jan Martin
    09.09.20 um 14:35

    Jan Martin

    Will it be possible to charge the vacuum cleaner without the wall charger, just by using the cable?

    • Profile picture from Tim
      09.09.20 um 15:00

      Tim CG team

      I'm sure that you will be able to do that

  • Profile picture from Guest
    11.09.20 um 10:08


    Noise levels are very high. Did you test that?

    • Profile picture from Tim
      11.09.20 um 11:15

      Tim CG team

      No, we have not been able to test the Dreame T20 yet.

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