Review: Dreame V9 battery vacuum cleaner with 20.000 pa suction power

On Xiaomi’s sales platform Youpin you will find a new, exciting product every day. This powerful battery-powered vacuum cleaner was again produced by a third party – and again by a different manufacturer than the previously known Roidmi, Jimmy or Deerma. Optically the Dreame V9 (similar to “Dream”) is very close to the previous Xiaomi vacuum cleaners.

The Dreame V9 has the highest suction power of any battery-powered vacuum cleaner to date. We’ve tested whether it’s enough for the throne.

Dreame V9 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Performance

Technical data: Comparison with the top models

Xiaomi and its third party suppliers have already produced a number of products that can vacuum – and have convinced us in the tests so far. With a suction power as high as that of the newly emerged Dreame, it measures up directly to the company’s own top models.

Dreame V9 Roidmi F8 Jimmy JV51
Suction power 20,000 pa 18,500 pa 17,000 pa
Noise level 68 dB 75 dB (at highest suction level) 75 dB (at highest suction level)
Battery 2500 mAh 2500 mAh 2500 mAh
Working time 60 min. (depending on vacuum speed) 55 min. 45 min.
Charging time 3-4 h 2.5 h 5 h
Dust chamber 0,5 l 0,4 l 0,5 l
Dimensions 115.0 x 26.0 x 22.5 cm 119.1 x 25.9 x 15.8 cm 127 x 23 x 22 cm
Weight 1.5 kg 2.5 kg (as manual vacuum cleaner: 1.5 kg) 1.46 kg
CE mark no no no
Features three vacuum levels two vacuum levels, LED lighting, app integration two vacuum levels

The fundraising possible on Xiaomi’s Youpin sales platform, a crowdfunding-based financing system for the battery-powered vacuum cleaner, was a complete success. Within a few hours, the financing target had already been reached. This is not unusual for Xiaomi products, but it also shows the strong interest in the battery-powered vacuum cleaner. With a suction power of 20,000 pa, it finally puts a value on the scoreboard that no vacuum cleaner from China has reached so far.

Scope of delivery

Since we wanted to test the Dreame for you as soon as possible (there were a lot of questions from your side), we ordered the Chinese version directly for testing. We refer to it here. But there will also be an international version soon, which comes with an EU charging cable as well as an english manual. In the scope of supply you will find:

  • Suction pipe
  • Floor nozzle with intake hood
  • Vacuum head with 0.5 l dust chamber and rechargeable battery
  • Wall bracket with screws
  • mite top
  • two attachments for different areas
  • CN charging cable with EU adapter (included)
  • Chinese manual
Dreame V9 Vacuum Cleaner Scope of Delivery
The scope of delivery is quite generous.

Also the packaging is quite chic, of course a bit bigger. If you want or have to, you can also simply transport the vacuum cleaner in the bus. Although it’s not necessarily usual to think of a battery-powered vacuum cleaner as a gift, the packaging definitely doesn’t put a spoke in the wheel when it comes to the idea.

Dreame V9 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Packaging
The packaging of the Dreame V9.

Design and workmanship

Since the model is brand-new, a rather penetrating plastic smell could also be noticed. Apart from that, unpacking the V9 is really fun: The workmanship is again on a high level known from Xiaomi, the processed plastic is even more appealing than that of the Roidmi F8. Even a closer look reveals no manufacturing flaws, simply a mature model in terms of workmanship, which makes its handling even more fun.

Dreame V9 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Assemble Parts
The individual parts are simply put together – as is usual with other models.

The Dreame V9 is like almost all models nowadays a 2-in-1 model, i.e. the battery-powered vacuum cleaner can also be quickly converted into a hand-held vacuum cleaner.

Dreame V9 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Design
You need the handle with battery and dust chamber, no matter if you use it as a hand-held or a dismantled vacuum cleaner.

Since these are two highly discussed topics around vacuum cleaners: The battery is fixed, so it can’t be replaced. Also a CE mark is not available, but this is probably also due to our China version and can change with the International version.

Charging time

Three small LEDs on the handle indicate the current battery status. This allows you to see when the vacuum head with battery needs to be plugged in.

Dreame V9 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Recharge battery
The charging cable must be plugged into the handle.

During the charging time of almost 4 hours, these LEDs can also be used to determine when the battery is fully charged. Fortunately, our Chinese version comes with an EU adapter, so you don’t have to buy one here.

Dreame V9 Performance: Lots of technology for little money?

68 dB are not a real house number, but they are quite loud. Telephoning undisturbed or watching TV at the same time? Difficult. This minus point is at the expense of the 20,000 pa high suction power. The V9 achieves 100,000 roations per minute, a value similar to that of the Dyson V10 Absolute. This comes to 125,000 rotations, costs up-to-date however also $600 – and thus over $400 more than the Dreame V9.

Dreame V9 battery-powered vacuum cleaner
The Dreame V9 offers 100,000 rotations per minute.

In contrast to other models, the Dreame V9 has three vacuum levels instead of two, which not only varies the suction power but also the working time. This is 60 minutes in energy-saving mode, 28 minutes in normal vacuum mode and 8 minutes in maximum vacuum mode. For the 2500 mAh battery, a cooling system for the battery has been installed so that it doesn’t give up so quickly.

Dreame V9 Battery Vacuum Cleaner vacuum levels
Three different vacuum levels? Great!

As with the Roidmi F8, the Dreame gives you the feeling that you hardly have to do anything yourself during the vacuuming process – the V9 literally pulls its owner behind it. This really makes vacuuming fun and you don’t feel like you’re really working.

The only real flaw in the handling: The button on the handle with which you start the vacuuming process must be pressed continuously. Normally you press the button once to start (the battery-powered vacuum cleaner vacuums continuously) and once to stop. If I find it personally inconvenient, you can of course see it differently.

Dreame V9 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Hand Vacuum Cleaner Handle
The button on the handle must be pressed continuously so that the vacuuming does not stop.

However, there is already a solution from the Chinese side. If you own a 3D printer, you can simply force your vacuum cleaner to vacuum continuously. Here in the video you can see how it works:

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On hard floors as well as on carpets the V9 makes an appealing figure, you wouldn’t believe how much dust and dirt can be pulled out of such a carpet besides the lint. What is often a problem with battery-powered vacuum cleaners, the Dreame makes up for with its high suction power in combination with the floor roller.

Dreame V9 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Hand Cleaner Design
The Dreame V9 also cuts a fine figure on carpets with its high suction power and floor roller.

The dust chamber

The collected dirt and dust passes through up to five filters until it hits the HEPA filter. It can be washed out as usual. The 0.5 l dust chamber, which has to be emptied every now and then for more intensive cleaning, is of average size.

Fortunately, this works very easily and completely without direct contact with the contents of the chamber. Practical for allergy sufferers like me. The dust chamber cannot be removed from the handle, but is opened at the bottom and has to be emptied over the garbage can.

Dreame V9 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Dust Chamber
The dust chamber is completely sufficient, but bigger is almost always better here.

Attachments of the Dreame V9

The latest trend among the new vacuum cleaners from China? Mite control. Since I would like to spare you a lecture about house dust mites, interested parties can inform themselves about this topic in the articles about the Jimmy JV11 hand vacuum cleaner or JV51 battery-powered vacuum cleaner. Only this much: Mites are mainly found in bed or in textiles and are not good for allergy sufferers.

Dreame V9 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Attachments
The three different attachments serve different areas of application.

That’s why Dreame thought of it, since we include a mite attachment in the scope of delivery, as all manufacturers do in the meantime. This was announced with built-in UV light, which kills mites more effectively.

However, after a short inspection one has to realize that this was probably only a marketing gag. There are no corresponding lamps on the top of the mite that could emit UV light. Too bad. How well the mite top works is difficult to understand and certainly not after such a short test phase, so long-term experience will follow at this point.

Dreame V9 Vacuum Cleaner Hand Vacuum Cleaner Design
The various attachments are attached to the hand-held vacuum cleaner, but can also be fitted with a suction tube.

The hand vacuum cleaner is generally very practical and in connection with the high suction power a real support in the household, if you want to vacuum something quickly. He also cut a fine figure in the car, but I didn’t realize beforehand that this had such an urgent need for cleaning.

Preliminary conclusion: buy Dreame V9?

We wanted to give you some first results because of the many questions about this model, of course the Dreame V9 has to prove itself in the long-term test. We will continue to add to this test article. But what can be said after three days already:

It is difficult to find critical or negative words, the Dreame V9 cuts a good figure in almost all evaluation criteria and scenarios. Because it is also more than $50 cheaper than the daughter competitor Roidmi F8, but has more suction power and otherwise comparably strong values, we are dealing here with an absolute top model.

The Dreame lacks the practical LED lights as in the Roidmi F8 or Dibea Dw200 Pro, these would be the icing on the cake on a really strong and powerful battery vacuum cleaner.

Since the wall mount, the mite top and a soon to be released international version are still important factors in the evaluation of the vacuum cleaner, this article is continuously extended. But there is little doubt that the vacuum cleaner will make it to number 1 of our Top 5 of the best battery-powered vacuum cleaners.

  • very high suction power
  • handling
  • Processing and Design
  • also suitable for use on carpets
  • three suction stages

 

  • Operating volume could be lower
  • The button on the handle must be pressed continuously.
  • no LED lights

 

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Comments (21)

  • 24.12.18 um 14:01

    The Ferreira

    wish to see a video about the use and performance of this compared to older version 🤔🤔🤔

  • 01.02.19 um 12:52

    Marco polo

    I like the concept

  • 04.02.19 um 20:51

    Kobe

    Can you confirm the dust bin capacity on aliexpress it’s saying it’s 0.5l

    • 05.02.19 um 13:09

      Maike Editorial staff

      @Kobe it seems to be so according to the shop pages. We do not yet have a test copy to fully confirm this though.

  • 12.02.19 um 03:26

    Christian

    Any ideas of a comparison for the Dreame vs roidmi f8 storm?

    • 12.02.19 um 10:45

      Tim Editorial staff

      @Christian
      the Roidmi f8 Storm is on its way to us to be reviewed. In the upcoming article we will compare the vacuums with each other 🙂

  • 12.02.19 um 22:25

    Lechu

    I’m on the way to buy this vacuum. I think it is very good option for vacuuming. If only Hepa filter would be washable …

  • 24.02.19 um 12:48

    Remo

    Link does not work

    • 26.02.19 um 09:41

      Maike Editorial staff

      @remo
      thank you for the remark

  • 25.02.19 um 16:12

    lel

    it can use accessories form other vacuums the dreame v9?

    • 26.02.19 um 09:35

      Tim Editorial staff

      @lel
      can’t really say without a test, but I would think that it should be possible to at least use the same filters.

  • 20.03.19 um 14:38

    Simon

    Hi 😉

    I would like to know the following:
    – Does it charge on docking station? Do you need to connect power cable direct to the main unit or it allows you to connect power cable to the docking station?
    – Does it have washable HEPA filter?

    • 21.03.19 um 09:57

      Tim Editorial staff

      @Simon
      you gotta connect the head of the cleaner, as you can see in the picture. And yeah, the HEPA is washable 🙂

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  • 21.03.19 um 13:11

    PanSg

    1. Are the filters inside the dust chamber removable? And washable?
    2. Since you said that the dust chamber is permanently attached to this handle and motor, hence it is not washable?

  • 21.03.19 um 14:03

    PanSg

    What does this illustration means? The attachment brush is use as a screw driver to remove the separation system?
    Have you tried? I’m concerned on how to clean the dust chamber.

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    • 22.03.19 um 14:18

      Tim Editorial staff

      @PanSg
      regarding your questions: The dust chamber is removable and washable. What you see on the photo is that you can just make the handling better by using this attachement. You can clean the chamber by taking every thing out of the chamber after emptying the rubbish over the dust bin.

      • 22.03.19 um 14:33

        PanSg

        I’ve been searching YouTube videos but can’t find the vlogs how to remove/separate the dust chamber from the handle /battery/ motor.
        Is it really feasible?

  • 21.03.19 um 15:53

    Simon

    Hello again…

    I’m still wonder about the docking station. As I understand you, the only way to charge Xiaomi Dreame V9 is to plug the cable to the main unit.

    But on the attached picture, it is visible that the power cable is attached to the docking station…

    I’m still wonder if it is possible to charge Xiaomi Dreame V9 on the docking station (not to always manually plug the cable into the main unit)?

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    • 22.03.19 um 13:49

      Tim Editorial staff

      @Simon
      I checked it. You can only charge the vacuum cleaner with the cable in the main unit. At the docking station you only find a possibilty to put the cable through to reach the main unit. But there is no other way of charging directly by the dock.

  • 21.03.19 um 18:00

    Muth Tudor

    Hi, i am courious how well will it do against the Roidmi F8 expecially on a carpet test. From what i can see this Dreme V9 doesn’t have a carpet brush and on carpets (short, medium and even long hair) that brush could make all the difference. I think on hard floor the dreame would win but would loose on carpets. Please try it if you have both vacuums. Ty

    • 22.03.19 um 13:46

      Tim Editorial staff

      @Muth Tudor
      you’re right about that, but the suction makes the winner in this case, even on carpets. We have both vacuums here and come to this conclusion. Thanks for your interest!

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