Review Jimmy JV83 battery-powered vacuum cleaner for 219€

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After the Xiaomi third party “Dreame” has raised the bar for maximum suction power with the V9 to 20,000 pa, another Xiaomi relative has to follow suit. Vacuum cleaner manufacturer Jimmy has already launched quite interesting models on the market with the JV71, JV11 and JV51 models, especially the JV51 convinced us in the test. Can Jimmy catch up with Dreame with the Jimmy JV83 battery-powered vacuum cleaner?

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner

Technical data: Comparison with the top models

Jimmy JV83

Jimmy JV83 product image

Dreame V9

Dreame V9 product image

Roidmi F8

Roidmi F8 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Product Picture

Suction power 20,000 pa 20,000 pa 18,500 pa
Noise level 82 dB (very loud) 68 dB 75 dB (at highest suction level)
Battery 7 x 2500 mAh 2500 mAh 2500 mAh
Working time 60/ 30/ 11 min. (depending on suction level) 60 min. (depending on suction level) 55 min.
Charging time 4-5 h 3-4 h 2.5 h
Dust chamber 0,5 l 0,5 l 0,4 l
Dimensions 119.5 x 25.5 x 21.2 cm 115.0 x 26.0 x 22.5 cm 119.1 x 25.9 x 15.8 cm
Weight 3.44 kg 1.5 kg 2.5 kg (as manual vacuum cleaner: 1.5 kg)
CE mark presumably no no no
Features three suction levels three suction levels two suction levels, LED lighting, app integration

Jimmy, Dreame, Roidmi: Who’s winning the race? Based on the technical data, you can already see: 20,000 pa suction power is the current maximum for models from China, 60 minutes of working time (at the lowest of three suction levels) is enough even for larger apartments and the 0.5 l dust chamber is also a size with which you can work very well.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Roidmi F8
Jimmy JV83 vs. Roidmi F8: Who will win the race?

Also 100,000 rotations per minute correspond to the standards of the better models. For comparison: The new Dyson V11 reaches 125,000 rpm, but costs more than twice as much (~$600). Unfortunately, manufacturers of vacuum cleaners are not obliged to specify the suction power, otherwise we could compare the Dyson vacuum cleaner also from this point of view. However, we are still trying to find comparison models, so a lot will follow in the future.

Scope of delivery

The packaging is nothing special, a typical brown cardboard as we know it. I’ll save you a photo here. It doesn’t get much more interesting with the scope of delivery either. There you will find:

  • Floor nozzle
  • suction head
  • mite top
  • Vacuum cleaner hose with connecting part
  • three different attachments for different applications
  • Battery (must be inserted before use)
  • Wall bracket including two screws and dowels each
  • CN charging cable (EU adapter required)
  • Instruction manual in Chinese
Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Scope of Delivery
The scope of delivery is really lavish, everything and more is included.

If you have the impression right now that you have already read this list during earlier battery vacuum cleaner tests, you are not wrong. The scope of delivery is very generous, but there are no surprises. Recently, battery-powered vacuum cleaners always come with a vacuum hose that makes the use of the vacuum cleaner a little more versatile. This way, for example, it is easier to get into more twisty corners and to higher ceilings thanks to the newly gained range.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Hose
Boioioioing! The suction hose provides more reach with the various attachments.

Of course, we wanted to test the battery-powered vacuum cleaner for you as soon as possible, so we didn’t receive the International version, but the China version shortly after the product was introduced. But if you order now at GearBest, you will also get an international version with EU charging cable (or EU adapter) and english manual.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Wall Mount
The supplied wall bracket is the usual plastic construction. The charging cable cannot be permanently installed.

Design and workmanship

First impression when unpacking: cool choice of colours! This is something for everyone! Second impression: Ui, the plastic used is a bit cheap. It’s funny actually, when we liked the Jimmy JV51 so much in terms of workmanship.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Logo
Design good, workmanship meeh. We know that better from Jimmy.
Jimmy JV83 Battery vacuum cleaner attachment workmanship
Ouch. It’s cheap plastic.

The floor nozzle quickly comes to the fore, which is at least visually appealing with the red-blue roller above the intake hood. We already know this from the other Xiaomi subsidiaries, albeit in different colours. Their models now all come with the same roller.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Roidmi F8 Floor Nozzle
Colourwise different, but otherwise hardly any deviations: The bottom rollers of the F8 and JV83.

With the dimensions 119.5 x 25.5 x 21.2 cm the vacuum cleaner is suitable for most people, but I already read in the comments that some of you over 2 m size have problems with battery-powered vacuum cleaners. On average, people between 1.70 and 1.90 m tall should not have back pain with the Jimmy.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Click Locks
The individual parts of the vacuum cleaner are packed together with a click closure.

The very high weight of 3.44 kg is noticeable, which does not necessarily make handling any easier. One wonders above all where the weight comes from when it comes to cheap processing.

Jimmy JV83 Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Roidmi F8
Size comparison: The Jimmy JV83 is significantly higher than the Roidmi F8.

If you want to use the vacuum cleaner for a longer period of time (several years), you can be happy first: The battery is replaceable, so you can use a new one if the old one is worn out. Disadvantage: The coverage of accessories is not the best with Jimmy. So you have to search at least longer and possibly wait longer until you have found and ordered a new battery. At least if you look for originals. You should be able to completely empty up to seven batteries until the vacuum cleaner gives up.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Battery
The battery must be inserted before the first use, this is conveniently exchangeable.

Performance of the Jimmy JV83

After a charging time of just over 4 hours, the battery-powered vacuum cleaner is ready for use for a working time of 60 minutes. Since the vacuum cleaner has three different suction stages, the battery life varies accordingly. The hour running time applies accordingly to the lowest suction level, on the second one comes to half an hour and with the maximum suction power of 20,000 pa it is only 11 minutes. This allows you to cope very well with rooms up to 150 m² (depending on the degree of dirt, of course).

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Suction Steps
The suction level can be changed using the button above the handle.
Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Operation Button
The suction process is started and stopped via the button, which is pressed like a pistol.

I don’t find the handling with the battery-powered vacuum cleaner quite so pleasant due to the weight, but with the movable floor nozzle you can easily get into the corners, which a vacuum robot can’t do all. On carpets it is better to use a different attachment, the roller is not necessarily suitable for this. But with the suction power you can get the most out of even thicker carpets.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Performance
The suction power of 20,000 pa is particularly noticeable on hard floors.

Of course, there is also a but: the operating noise level of 82 dB is so high that one almost has to ask oneself whether the purchase will not be more of a torture than a relief. For comparison: people talk at an average volume of 60 dB, the average battery vacuum cleaner at 65 dB is only just above that. Accordingly, a value above 80 dB is a record-breaking negative value.

The two lower suction levels are much quieter (65 and 72 dB), so you can vary them depending on the situation. But quiet is still something else.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Dust Chamber
Emptying the 0.5 l dust chamber is contact-free. Simply empty it over the trash can.

Jimmy JV83 as a hand-held vacuum cleaner: Four attachments for many applications

The JV83 is (as always today) a 2-in-1 model, which means that the vacuum cleaner can also be used as a hand vacuum cleaner. The individual click closures allow you to simply remove the suction pipe and place the desired attachment (depending on the application) on the head of the vacuum cleaner. As a hand-held vacuum cleaner, the Jimmy can work for either 40, 20 or 9 minutes. Logically, the highest value belongs to the lowest suction level and vice versa.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Attachments
Four attachments are included, each suitable for a different purpose.
Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Suction Head Design
The attachments can be placed on the suction head with or without hose.

As usual, a large number of attachments are included in the scope of delivery. A mite attachment is also included, which will be particularly pleasing for allergy sufferers. For more information about mites take a look at the article about the Jimmy JV11. To put it briefly and roughly: house dust mites cause allergic reactions in allergy sufferers and like to nest in textiles such as pillows or duvets.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Mite Hand Vacuum Cleaner
Allergy sufferers will be delighted with the mite attachement.
Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Mite Hand Vacuum Cleaner
House dust mites are particularly found in textiles such as pillows or duvets.

The mite top works without UV light, so the mites are “only” sucked out of the textiles, but are not killed when they are placed on the textile. If you would like to learn more about UV light, take a look at our article on the Jimmy JV11.

Conclusion: Buy Jimmy JV83 battery-powered vacuum cleaner?

Of course, the battery-powered vacuum cleaner has the current maximum suction power, a long working time and a replaceable battery, but the Dreame V9 simply came out earlier with these top specs. I also miss the LED lights of the Roidmi F8 on the Jimmy, which I wouldn’t want to miss on any battery-powered vacuum cleaner. The price doesn’t make the euphoria necessarily bigger.

Jimmy JV83 Battery Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Roidmi F8 Tim
And the winner is … Roidmi F8!

Apart from the high volume, the Jimmy JV83 lacks the real technical innovation. A little gimmick, even a mini-feature with a touch of new appearance make a new model much more attractive than the improvement of technical values – which is fine, of course. But otherwise Xiaomi and its partner companies are used to more innovation. If you like, Jimmy “only” followed the Dreame V9 with the JV83. Whining at a high level, but that’s how it feels.

The Jimmy JV83 is definitely not a disappointment, but a good to very good home help. But to compete with the two top models from Roidmi and Dreame, I miss the innovation of the device.

Do you share my opinion or do you disagree?

  • high suction
  • large scope
  • long working time

 

  • price
  • Processing: cheap plastic vacuum cleaner
  • high weight
  • very high operating volume

 

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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 (5)

  • Profile picture from Tom
    23.06.19 um 19:09

    Tom

    Hello, is the weight really 3.5 kg?
    I believe that all three xiaomi motor head should weigh the same. By three, i mean Roidmi, Dreame & jv83.
    I assume all should weigh about 1.5 without accessories and 2.5 with.

    • Profile picture from Tom
      28.06.19 um 18:40

      Tom

      Any update per above?

      • Profile picture from Tom
        02.07.19 um 10:58

        Tom

        You have several mistakes in this review, and these are not being corrected nor comments being addressed.
        This is disappointing.

        • Profile picture from Tim
          03.07.19 um 13:42

          Tim CG team

          @Tom
          Hi Tom, that was what the scale said, sorry for not being able to tell you more than that. But that was the result of the full cleaner. Please name other mistakes. Do you have the cleaner at home or are you just assuming? Kind regards, Tim

  • Profile picture from Tom
    03.07.19 um 21:17

    Tom

    Thank you for the update.
    I only have at home the Dreame v9, it weighs on my scale exactly 2.5 kg including the long connector and brush. I read that Roidmi f8 weighs the same, that is why i was so curious about the new Jimmy weighing 3.5. However i do not have it, so I can not tell.
    Per inaccuracies, I think the comparison Table should state that Dreame is weighing 2.5 with the connector and brush.
    I will add a picture later on for reference.
    Thank you for the response.

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