Vacuum cleaner enthusiasts have been comparing the Tineco S12 vs. Dyson V11 lately. But I guess you haven’t even heard of Tineco before. Tineco is a new company owned by ECOVACS, maker of some of the most amazing yet affordable robovacs.
Tineco made an impression on the vacuum cleaner industry when they launched the Pure One S12 sometime last year. The said model is believed to brush shoulders with the likes of new-generation Dysons, such as the V11.
Read on as we compare all the good stuff inside these two cordless vacuum cleaners.
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1. Dyson V11 Torque Drive
The Dyson V11 has three modifications: Absolute, Animal, and Torque Drive. The only difference between these models is the accessories they are supplied with.
For instance, the Torque Drive model includes a soft dusting brush that the Animal does not include. The Absolute, on the other hand, comes with a Soft Roller Head that the Torque Drive and Animal lack.
The said attachment performs incredibly well on bare flooring. Unfortunately, the company has confirmed that the Dyson V11 Absolute is not going to be available in the US market. But for those who want the Soft Roller Head, you can buy it separately on Amazon for less than a hundred bucks.
- The Dynamic Load Sensor allows the machine to recognize carpeted surfaces so that it boosts up suction power to the max level.
- There are three cleaning modes to choose from: Eco, Auto, and Boost.
- 185 AW of suction power on Boost mode.
- Equipped with a high-quality HEPA filter and a fully sealed system.
- 0.7-liter dustbin capacity
- Runs for 60 minutes in Eco mode
- The LED screen makes it easy to switch cleaning modes.
- The screen displays the remaining cleaning power in real-time.
- The Torque Drive head has a powerful brushroll that spins 60x per second. It is ideal for all floor types, particularly carpets.
- The biggest con to this vacuum cleaner is the price.
- Being able to remove battery could have given its user the ability to purchase extra batteries.
2. Tineco Pure One S12
The Pure One S12 Series comprises four versatile and sophisticated cordless vacuum cleaners: the S12 M Lite, S12 M, S12, and S12 Plus.
The S12 is the standard model of the series and offers many of the features and accessories found in other modifications. What sets the S12 apart from the others is its long battery life, auto cleaning tool, and elaborate digital display.
The Tineco S12 incorporates AI tech; thereby, it takes vacuuming to another level. Features aside, this stick vacuum looks sleek and modern, as though it came from the future.
- The iLoop Dust Sensor measures the dust (as tiny as 15 µm) in the airflow and then triggers the vacuum to adjust the suction power to deal with various quantities of dirt.
- 150 AW of suction power on its highest setting
- The touch-based slider provides incremental suction options from Max to Low and anything in between.
- View device work logs, including battery life, suction power, filter health, and Wi-Fi signal through the LED display.
- The Dust Monitoring Loop switches between red and blue, depending on the quantity of dust detected by the sensor.
- The Smart Filter Self-Cleaning Tool makes the filters almost maintenance-free, as it cleans them quickly without rinsing.
- Equipped with a pre-motor filter and a HEPA post-motor filter
- The vacuum features a sealed system for optimum protection against allergens.
- Clean the pre-motor filters with ease using the Smart Filter Self-Cleaning Tool.
- 100 minutes of cleaning time (inclusive of the second battery)
- Generates 68 decibels only on its lowest setting
- The dustbin capacity could have been bigger.
What is the Biggest Difference Between the Tineco S12 vs. Dyson?
The Tineco S12 has a multifunctional charging dock
Both the Tineco Pure One S12 and the Dyson V11 come with a charging dock that you mount against the wall.
However, the charging station of the Dyson V11 is rather simple and unattractive compared to that of the Tineco S12.
As for the Tineco S12, you could dangle some of your favorite accessories, as well as charge the main body and the extra battery simultaneously.
The Tineco S12 has a detachable battery
Dyson has not implemented this technology until today, although many of its users wish their machines have this feature.
With an extra battery, you don’t have to wait for hours for the battery to top up before you can use the vacuum again. If you were to deplete the battery on the vacuum cleaner, you could have it charged while you use the extra cell.
You can control your Tineco S12 via an app
The TIneco S12 is the first cordless vacuum cleaner that you can personalize using your smartphone.
Aside from changing the suction settings, you may also view certain statistics regarding your vacuum cleaner.
The Dyson V11 is the king of suction power
The Dyson V11 generates 185 AW on its highest setting and 26 AW on its lowest setting. Meanwhile, the Tineco S12 generates nearly the same suction power as the Dyson V10, which is the predecessor of the Dyson V11.
Dynamic Load Sensor vs. iLoop Dust Sensor
The iLoop Dust Sensor in the Tineco S12 is the counterpart of the Dynamic Load Sensor in the Dyson V11.
However, the Dynamic Load Sensor only works for carpets. The iLoop Dust Sensor, on the other hand, boosts the suction power of the Tineco S12 regardless of the floor type.
Tineco S12 vs. Dyson V11 – Face to Face Comparison
The Dyson V11 features an “in-line configuration.” The motor, dust bin, and cyclone array are aligned to maintain inertia and maximize the suction power. Similar to the Dyson V10, its impeller spins at an outstanding 125, 000 rpm (revolutions per minute).
Dyson engineers made improvements to the design of the motor, as well. The V11 comes equipped with a triple diffuser, and the rotating blades are now thinner and longer with a slightly different S-shape. These changes increase airflow efficiency and suction power.
Dyson claims that the V11 achieves 185 AW, which is 20% more powerful than the previous model. What Dyson offers is the highest suction of any stick vacuum we have seen so far. The least power the Dyson V11 produces is 26 AW during Eco mode.
The high suction power of the Dyson V11 may not be apparent on bare floors, but we promise it would be a different story when it comes to carpeted surfaces. This model is an excellent all-rounder for family homes with many carpets.
The best thing about the Dyson V11 is the Dynamic Load Sensor. To aid in your usage, it detects when the machine is on a carpet or hard surface. The information goes directly to the suction system so that the vacuum can adjust itself to match the floor that it is cleaning. You are using the Auto mode when you are using the said system.
Furthermore, the Dyson V11 has three power settings: Auto, Boost, and Eco. Typical stick vacuums drain faster when vacuuming a carpet, but the V11 only turns the max mode on only when it is dealing with a textured surface.
Tineco Pure One S12
If the Dyson V11 has Dynamic Load Sensor, the Tineco S12 has the iLoop Dust Sensor that recognizes big messes and automatically boosts the suction power to provide deeper cleaning. This system makes the Tineco S12 energy-efficient because you don’t always have to set the highest power setting.
If your floors are filthy, it will boost the suction power regardless of whether or not it is carpet. But if your floor is not that dirty, it will conserve the battery life by not giving more than is needed.
The Tineco Pure One S12 is also a powerful stick vacuum cleaner that works well on all floor types. The impeller of the unit has overlapping vines that allow it to spin at a whopping 125, 000 rpm (revolutions per minute.) As for the motor and power, it generates 150 AW, which is the equivalent to the Dyson V10. The Tineco S12 is running at the least power at 13 AW.
The Tineco S12 may have lost to Dyson V11 in this category, but it is the second most robust stick vacuum cleaners in the market to date. This unit works well wherever it is, cleaning pet hair, dander, dust, mold spores, among others.
While the Dyson V11 has three power settings, the Tineco S12, on the other hand, has a touched-based slider — something we have not seen before. The slider allows you to choose incremental suction options. Drag your finger up to Max down to Low, and virtually anything in between. The power increases if you swipe up and vice versa.
Adding to that is a capacitive touch bar that engages the vacuum into Auto mode when pressed. The Auto mode is taken out as soon as you use the slider again.
Filtration and Bin Capacity
Dust mites love to hide in thick carpets. That is why you need a high-quality HEPA filter to trap these minute arachnids along with other allergens before the vacuum returns the air into your home. The problem with some bagless vacuum cleaners is that they are adept at capturing dust, but not so much at keeping it trapped in the collection bin.
Nevertheless, this isn’t a problem with the Dyson V11, as it comes equipped with a high-quality HEPA filter and a fully sealed system to make sure no mite or dust can escape once captured.
This model has a traditional setup where you will have to pull out the filter, wash it using cold water, and let it air-dry for at least 24 hours. Since the V11 is a smart vacuum, it will remind you whenever it needs some rinsing. As for the collection bin for the Dyson V11, it has a capacity of 0.7 liters, which is equivalent to three cups of dry debris.
Overall, both the Dyson V11 and the Tineco S12 features excellent HEPA filtration and a fully sealed system. These two competitors only differ in the way you keep their filters well-maintained. In the end, the winner in this category boils down to personal preference.
Tineco Pure One S12
The level of filtration is another thing to love about the Tineco Pure One S12. The unit comes with a pre-motor filter and a HEPA post-motor filter.
The HEPA filter is an excellent choice if you or someone in your family has asthma or airborne allergies. HEPA filters are particularly adept at eliminating minute substances, such as pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. In addition, the vacuum has a sealed system. Thus, the air will go through those filters before they are exhausted from the machine.
Cleaning the filters of the Tineco S12 is a breeze. Simply rinse the HEPA filter in cold water and pop it back in as soon as it has dried completely. However, cleaning the premotor is more straightforward, thanks to the Smart Filter Self-Cleaning Tool. This device cleans the filter for you, which is another game-changer for stick vacuum cleaners. You don’t have to get your hands wet or dirty. Since there is an extra pre-motor filter on the deck, you just pop it in the machine while the other is being cleaned.
Moreover, the S12 has a 0.6-liter bin capacity that opens up with a push of a button. The bin is smaller than the V11, but it doesn’t mean it can only suck up the small stuff. Unfortunately, there is no scraping mechanism to the S12 like there is on the Dyson V11.
Dyson cordless stick vacuums have always been at the vanguard of battery innovations, boasting of the highest run-times in the market. According to the manufacturers, they are concentrating their efforts on producing cordless vacuum cleaners that will soon outperform and replace corded models.
The Dyson V11 equips a 3,600mAH lithium-ion battery with nickel-cobalt aluminum cathodes to deliver 20% more suction power. According to James Dyson, founder of the company, the Dyson V11 battery should last up to 15 years. Hence, using a built-in battery, instead of a removable cell, should not concern its owners.
The cell has a maximum run-time of 60 minutes in Eco mode. The run-time reduces to 40 minutes during Auto mode and 12 minutes during Boost mode. Unless you are dealing with stubborn stains, you should conserve battery power by running on Eco mode.
Although the Dyson V11 may tout the same run-time as its predecessor, the V10, you should be able to get more cleaning done without putting extra time. Dyson engineers have put a lot of effort into developing improved suction power and fade-free battery performance.
Moreover, a full charge would take 4 hours and 30 minutes with a completely drained battery. But because Dyson uses a built-in battery only, you have to wait for the unit to charge completely before you can use it again.
Tineco Pure One S12
You get two 2,000mAh lithium-ion batteries for the Tineco Pure One S12, as well as the ability to swap batteries when the other is running low.
Unlike the Dyson V11, you don’t have to wait for the machine to finish charging. Get the charged battery from the dock and put that into the unit so that you can continue vacuuming. This convenience is something many people wish their Dysons have.
Each cell can power the Tineco S12 for 50 minutes on its lowest setting, which is impressive for a stick vacuum. Since the S12 comes with two interchangeable batteries, your vacuum cleaner will give you double the battery life. Therefore, you will get a total of 100 minutes of cleaning time.
There won’t be any problem vacuuming in large spaces for an extended period. At the end of the day, you pop the machine back on the dock, and it will automatically charge the unit and extra battery, too. Each cell takes 3 hours to charge.
LED Display and App Integration
The Dyson V11 also has an LED display located at the rear of the vacuum. The screen of the V11 shows the battery life with a countdown of how many minutes and seconds the unit has left before it drains completely.
Thus, you can plan your cleaning tasks carefully without experiencing unexpected cases of a dead battery. There are also controls on the screen, so you can easily switch between cleaning modes whenever necessary.
Tineco Pure One S12
One of the coolest features of the Tineco Pure One S12 is its LED display. There is a giant blue ring, which the manufacturer calls the Dust Monitoring Loop, that will turn red when the sensor detects large quantities of dust in the airflow. But if the sensor detects less dust, it will remain vividly blue.
The display also has three trouble lights. You will know if there is tangling in the brushroll, blockage in the airflow blockage, or an error with the dust sensor. Also, there is a green battery icon that will tell you it has got a charge. There is a suction power indicator, as well.
Moreover, there is a Wi-Fi indicator, as there is an app that comes with the S12. Yes, another unique addition to the S12 is the smart app integration. The control panel of the Tineco S12 integrates with the Tineco app, which works via Wi-Fi at 2.4 gigahertz frequency.
Activate the latch so that you won’t have to keep your hand on the trigger to keep the vacuum turned on. With the lock, you can adjust the suction power manually from a distance. But other than that, it doesn’t show much apart from the filter condition and battery level.
As for this department, all these features of the Tineco Pure One S12 slightly edges that of the Dyson V11.
The Dyson V11 generates 78 decibels during Boost mode, which is comparable to a washing machine.
The sound level did not surprise us, considering it has a powerful motor. Nonetheless, tests show that the V11 generates between 70 to 75 decibels during Auto mode and Eco mode.
Tineco Pure One S12
The Tineco Pure One S12 is the vacuum cleaner you might want to consider using if you don’t want to disturb your pets or wake your kids up at night.
With the brushroll spinning, it generates between 68 to 71 decibels. The Tineco S12, in particular, doesn’t produce a high pitch sound, unlike the Dyson V11.
Maneuverability and Portability
The flexible extension wand is among the features that make the Dyson V11 a maneuverable machine. The wand smoothly guides the multi-surface cleaning head into various spots, including tight spaces underneath furniture.
Likewise, the unit comes with an auto-adjust cleaning nozzle. When you set the Dyson V11 to Auto mode, its advanced floor sensing tech will cause the vacuum to adjust the height of the brushroll to accommodate the floor being cleaned. This feature is handy if you need to clean various floor types at the same time.
At 6.68 pounds, you should not have any trouble pushing the Dyson V11. The handheld version is even lighter, allowing you to carry the unit with ease for an extended period.
Tineco Pure One S12
The Tineco Pure One S12 is a maneuverable stick vacuum cleaner, as well. While it weighs roughly the same as the Dyson V11, it doesn’t feel as bottom-heavy.
The ergonomics of the design itself makes the vacuum easy for you to pick up and move around.
The Direct Drive Head also features a swivel joint, allowing smooth movement in various directions. This feature is invaluable when cleaning small areas with furniture.
The cleaning head also has LED lights, allowing you to see clearly what is in front of you.
Assembly and Accessories
Both the Dyson V11 Torque Drive and the Dyson V11 Animal come with the same set of accessories. The only difference between the two models is that the V11 Torque Drive includes a soft dusting brush.
Aside from the main body, here is a list of the parts and accessories that make up the Dyson V11:
- Extension wand — You may also use the wand to extend your reach when using the Dyson V11 in handheld mode.
- Torque Drive Cleaning Head — The primary cleaning head that uses spiral bristles to dig up and capture debris from the floor.
- Mini motorized tool — This attachment gives is handy when cleaning pet messes on upholstery.
- Combination tool — The versatility of this tool makes it suitable for cleaning sofas, car seats, and furniture.
- Crevice tool — Use the crevice tool for capturing debris in every nook and cranny of your home, such as in between couch cushions.
- Mini soft dusting brush — This brush uses soft bristles, providing an excellent dusting tool that doesn’t damage sensitive furniture.
- Stubborn dirt brush — The bristles are further apart and feel much firmer, making it perfect for scrubbing grime on hard surfaces.
- Docking station and charger — Hang the Dyson V11 at the docking station when not in use. The station can also hold two of your favorite attachments.
Tineco Pure One S12
The difference between the Tineco S12 vs. Dyson V11 is that you get so much more. There are tools that you don’t expect you need, but you will soon figure out how much of a life-saver they are.
The following are the tools and accessories that come with the Tineco Pure One S12:
- Extension wand — Attach the wand to use the Tineco S12 in an upright stick vacuum mode.
- Direct Drive Head — This cleaning head comes with LED lights to increase visibility in low-light areas.
- Mini motorized tool — Use this tool to pick up pet hair from upholstery quickly.
- Pre-motor device — Pull hair off the brushroll with this device.
- Combo tool — This tool is an extendable brush that goes out to the front and can also be pulled back.
- Smart Filter Self-Cleaning Tool — This device cleans the pre-motor filters the easiest and quickest way without having to make your hands dirty.
- Fine dusting brush — Clean fragile objects, electronics, and lighting with this brush.
- Crevice tool — Dust and debris from tight spots can’t get away with this tool.
- Long crevice tool — This attachment can bend to some extent, allowing you to clean behind objects where a regular crevice tool can’t reach.
- Wall-mounted charging dock — Charge your unit, as well as the extra battery in the wall mount.
- Two pre-motor filters
- Extra lithium-ion battery
Frequently Asked Questions
Tineco S12 vs Dyson V11: what is a more powerful cordless vacuum?
Tineco S12 vs Dyson V11: what one to choose for a large house?
The run time is what makes the Tineco a real winner compared with Dyson V11. While the latter vacuum lasts for 60 minutes, the S12 Plus will clean up to 100 minutes. Besides, Tineco S12 Plus is equipped with LED lights to provide better visibility on hard-to-reach places.
Will Dyson cope with old stubborn spots?
Should I hold the power switch button manually all the time on Dyson V11 and Tineco S12?
Tineco s12 Plus has a switch button lock, and Dyson V11 Torque Drive uses Trigger lock system.
Should I fully charge my cordless vacuum after every use?
Just hang your vacuum on the dock and it will both store and recharge the battery.
There are many things to like about the Tineco Pure One S12 and the Dyson V11. Both these premium models are excellent at picking up pet hair, as well as handling super-fine dust on carpets and bare flooring.
We appreciate that the Tineco S12 is suitable for everyone in the family. Anyone, be it young or old, can use this vacuum cleaner with ease due to its ergonomic design and maneuverability.
The filtration system also makes this unit safe health-wise.
- But among all the wonderful features of the Tineco S12, the most outstanding feature has to be the detachable battery. If you have a large home to clean, you don’t want to spend hours waiting for your vacuum to complete a charge.
The multi-colored digital display and smartphone integration are exciting features to boot. With a range of smart features, it senses and adjusts on the fly!
The Dyson V11 is also an excellent stick vacuum cleaner that will bring sophistication into your home.
At 185 AW on Boost mode, it boasts of the strongest suction power among cordless vacuum cleaners.
The digital motor of this unit is second to none in terms of power and durability.
We also like that the multi-surface cleaning head moves seamlessly across various floor types.
However, these workhouses are expensive, no doubt. But if we are going to talk about value for your money, we believe you get so much more with the Tineco S12 vs. Dyson V11.
But if you are into getting the strongest stick vacuum cleaner, the Dyson V11 would be the best money can buy.