Review Dreame V9 battery vacuum cleaner with 20.000 pa for $197.99

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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

Dreame V9P

Many of you asked what the Dreame V9P was all about. This is the international version with english manual and EU-Adapter.

Dreame V9P Battery Vacuum Cleaner
The new Dreame V9P is “only” an international version of the V9.

Otherwise there are only optical differences.

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 or US adapter
  • 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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Tim

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 (44)

  • Profile picture from The Ferreira
    24.12.18 um 14:01

    The Ferreira

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

  • Profile picture from Marco polo
    01.02.19 um 12:52

    Marco polo

    I like the concept

  • Profile picture from Kobe
    04.02.19 um 20:51

    Kobe

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

    • Profile picture from Maike
      05.02.19 um 13:09

      Maike CG team

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

  • Profile picture from Christian
    12.02.19 um 03:26

    Christian

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

    • Profile picture from Tim
      12.02.19 um 10:45

      Tim CG team

      @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 🙂

      • Profile picture from Mike
        06.05.19 um 17:35

        Mike

        @Tim: @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 🙂

        Christian, what about mentioned test? I can't find it!

  • Profile picture from Lechu
    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 …

  • Profile picture from Remo
    24.02.19 um 12:48

    Remo

    Link does not work

    • Profile picture from Maike
      26.02.19 um 09:41

      Maike CG team

      @remo
      thank you for the remark

  • Profile picture from lel
    25.02.19 um 16:12

    lel

    it can use accessories form other vacuums the dreame v9?

    • Profile picture from Tim
      26.02.19 um 09:35

      Tim CG team

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

  • Profile picture from Simon
    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?

    • Profile picture from Tim
      21.03.19 um 09:57

      Tim CG team

      @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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    • Profile picture from vincent
      02.04.19 um 22:50

      vincent

      Yes I confirm it can be charged on the dock station.
      There are 2 connections, one on the cleaner and one on the dock station.

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  • Profile picture from PanSg
    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?

  • Profile picture from PanSg
    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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    • Profile picture from Tim
      22.03.19 um 14:18

      Tim CG team

      @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.

      • Profile picture from PanSg
        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?

  • Profile picture from Simon
    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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    • Profile picture from Tim
      22.03.19 um 13:49

      Tim CG team

      @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.

    • Profile picture from Vincent
      02.04.19 um 22:55

      Vincent

      As explained above, there are two connections: one on the cleaner and one on the dock station

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      • Profile picture from Indigo
        26.05.19 um 11:55

        Indigo

        Hi vincent,
        Do you know if it will stop charging when it's fully loaded?

  • Profile picture from Muth Tudor
    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

    • Profile picture from Tim
      22.03.19 um 13:46

      Tim CG team

      @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!

  • Profile picture from Alexei
    21.05.19 um 08:44

    Alexei

    Hello!
    How do you think, which model is better overall: Dibea F20 Pro, Proscenic I9, Dreame V9 or Dyson V7?
    I'm leaning to Proscenic I9 but there's so little information about it.

    • Profile picture from Tim
      21.05.19 um 10:26

      Tim CG team

      @Alexei
      it isn't possible to say that at the moment, cause we didn't test the F20 Pro yet – but we're gonna! Till then we can only guess. From my point of view, I'd say the Dreame V9 makes it. The F20 Pro should have more power, but usually the processing of the Dibea-cleaners is worse than the processing of the cleaners of Xiaomi-partners.

      • Profile picture from Alexei
        22.05.19 um 09:00

        Alexei

        Thank you for your comment, Tim!
        What could say about other models (Dyson V7 and Proscenic I9)? In retail stores in my city Dyson V7 costs almost the same as three other models but I have no clue how the suction power of all these models compares to each other.
        Also, what would you say about the Proscenic I9? The design and tech specification of this model look the most advanced. It has a vertical charging station without the need to mount any hangers on the wall, Also, it has a detachable battery. Via emails I was told by the Proscenic staff that it has a 0.8L dust bin which is very good. What confused me was the description that its motor can make "80,000 revolutions per minute, produces a suction power up to 22,000 Pa" while in your review of Dreame V9 I read that it can make 100,000 revolutions but its suction power is less, only 20,000 Pa.

        • Profile picture from Tim
          23.05.19 um 11:23

          Tim CG team

          @Alexei the suction power is as said in the test here. Unfortunately I didn't test one of those two models you're asking for. I have some experience with both producers and can say – with a look at the specs – they can't compete against the Dreame

  • Profile picture from Alexei
    26.05.19 um 01:30

    Alexei

    Thank you, Tim!
    Although, looking at the specs and pictures, I thought that Dreame V9 is an inferior model in comparison to Proscenic I9 and Dibea F20 Proю

  • Profile picture from Tim
    04.06.19 um 12:13

    Tim

    Hey, are you also gonna test the new Xiaomi Mijia? It looks very much the same but it got quite a bit more power and i like the docking station design…

    • Profile picture from Tim
      04.06.19 um 13:43

      Tim CG team

      @Tim

      to be honest, I'm not really sure about this cleaner, if it's interesting enough to be featured on the blog and invest time in it. The cleaner doesn't really have a new feature and sounds like many other models. Do you think it would be useful to test it?

      Greetings, Tim

  • Profile picture from alex
    07.06.19 um 17:40

    alex

    @first: thanks for your great reviews! I‘m just wondering: actually sometimes you can choose between „dreame V9“ and „dreame V9P“ p is for the „pro“ Version. I can‘t find any information about the difference. Do you know, what‘s the difference between those versions? Thank you so much!

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    • Profile picture from Tim
      12.06.19 um 14:26

      Tim CG team

      @Alex, actually we asked Roidmi for this "V9P" and didn't get an answer yet. It seems to be a Pro-Version with another design, but the technical data doesn't tell us what's new. So please give us a few days to check that out, you'll be able to read something about it here.

      • Profile picture from alex
        14.06.19 um 20:30

        alex

        thank you!!

        • Profile picture from Marco
          19.06.19 um 10:27

          Marco

          Hi Alex, I asked MC-TECH Store (store that sells the dreame on Aliexpress) and their answer was that only the color is diffrent, nothing more.

          Kind of strange to call a model 'PRO' if only the color differs.

          Regards,
          Marco

  • Profile picture from Tim
    19.06.19 um 11:23

    Tim CG team

    @Marco & @Alex

    that is not quite correct. I have updated the article with new information: the Dreame V9P (Pro) is an international Version of the Dreame V9 with englisch user manual 🙂

    • Profile picture from alex
      20.06.19 um 10:26

      alex

      @Tim: perfect – thank you so much!!

  • Profile picture from Roby
    12.07.19 um 14:37

    Roby

    Ciao, posso chiederti se è meglio Dreame V9p o Jimmy jv83? Sono molto indecisa…la jv83 ha parecchi accessori la dreame V9p mi piace esteticamente e mi sembra di qualità migliore come materiali…quale mi consigli?

  • Profile picture from Yat Ali
    10.10.19 um 03:27

    Yat Ali

    Hi, my concern would be the battery life. It is not removable, thus if the battery would lose its ability to keep power (like many laptop batteries), how can you replace it? Do xiaomi just sell seperate battery part? Or I will have to change the whole main/head unit.

    • Profile picture from Tim
      11.10.19 um 10:47

      Tim CG team

      Hi @Yat Ali, not removable means not removable. You will have to remove the whole head of the cleaner, yes. Kind regards, Tim

    • Profile picture from Gabriel
      17.11.19 um 16:40

      Gabriel

      I don't have a Dreame V9 model yet, but I'm pretty sure we could change just the batteries. I think it has 18650 batteries.

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