Makita vs. Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaner. Which is Better

Cordless vacuums are often not considered as reliable as corded vacuums because they are hardly capable of a deep clean. However, Dyson and Makita offer superior product lines, be it corded or cordless vacuums. 

Dyson is unprecedented in terms of reliability and performance unquestionably while Makita is a pretty decent yet cheaper competitor of the Dyson vacs. But we all know it’s not easy to stand against Dyson, the appliance wizard. 

So let’s see how well the cordless vacuum by Makita compares against Dyson.


The Dyson Cyclone V10 has proved by its performance that bigger is not always better. It delivers a performance that puts most corded vacuums to shade. This cordless vacuum comes with a fully sealed filtration system that sucks particles as small as 0.3 microns which renders it certainly the right choice for deep cleaning. 

It has 3 power levels that significantly increase the suction strength. Also, the multitude of cleaning heads ensures a hassle-free clean-up even for the smallest corners. On top of everything, this machine which offers monstrous strength is surprisingly very quiet, unlike most cordless vacuums. 

Anyway, we can rave about the Dyson for another 10 minutes but you got the point. Let’s talk about the Makita Compact Cordless Vacuum which is not as powerful as the Dyson but serves its purpose well. 

This vacuum is well suited for quick cleaning of spills on tiles or wooden floors. It has decent suction power but is not sufficient for carpets or deep cleaning rather it is more of an occasional spill cleaner. 

The Makita Cordless vac supports both trigger mode as well as slide switch mode which really is convenient for operating. Moreover, we also get a flat head attachment for better maneuverability but it’s not as versatile as the Dyson.

The cordless vacuum by Dyson is surely a winner if you’re looking for more power in a compact machine. However, it can be an overkill if you’re in search of a machine that’s more of a pick-up-and-go type. In that case, Makita will serve you well. 


Dyson’s cordless vacuum is powered by a mighty brushless motor. It features the Dyson digital motor V10 which has enough power to draw 99.97% particles out from carpets and so, with other surfaces, the cleaning power isn’t even a question. 

The brushless motor system allows a lot of energy saving and vacuum noise is pretty much muffled at power level 1 and 2 as well. So it’s stellar in every aspect.

Likewise, the Makita cordless vacuum cleaner is powered by a brushless motor too. The powerful Makita-built motor is engineered to deliver up to 49 CFM which provides greater suction strength and allows you to efficiently clean up spills in less time. The vacuum functions on an efficient power management system that allows it to last longer than most cordless vacuums.

The Makita motor is no comparison to the Dyson V10 which is built to provide corded-level power and efficiency.

Run Time

The Dyson V10 has a significantly longer run time than the Makita cordless vacuum. It boasts up to 60 minutes of run time on a single charge which is more like a dream for battery-powered vacuums but yeah, Dyson is unrivaled for a reason. 

The 60-minute run-time is possible when you’re using non-motorized tools but it can easily last up to 40 minutes on power mode 1 and 20 minutes on power mode 2. And just keep in mind that the trigger mode allows energy conservation to a great extent so the vacuum will last you an entire apartment cleaning spree easily. 

On the contrary, the Makita cordless vacuum lasts for around 13 minutes only which did not come off as a surprise actually. It is quite common for cordless vacuums to have a very short run-time. It’s the Dyson that’s getting our expectations high. And also, since the Makita isn’t a deep clean vacuum, the short run-time isn’t much of an issue anyway.


The Dyson V10 is slightly on the heavier side at 5.88 pounds in contrast to the Makita cordless vac which is a super lightweight machine weighing only 2.7 pounds. 

The Dyson V10 is a heavy-duty machine with versatile cleaning heads, a more powerful motor, and terrific battery life. The 5.8 pounds is nothing as compared to its power which is equivalent to corded vacuums that are usually 60 pounds and over. 

Makita is a go-to vacuum for smaller jobs that require limited power and keeping that in view, the 2.7lbs. weight is just fine.

Cleaning and Disposal 

The problem with cordless vacuums is they usually require frequent disposals due to their small storage capacity. But thankfully, that’s not the case with either Makita or Dyson.

Dyson V10 has a 40% bigger bin than the previous V8 model which renders it sufficient for big cleaning sprees. Similarly, the Makita is also advertised to have an increased storage capacity for a longer time between disposals. 


The terrific performance of the Dyson V10 comes at a price of $650+ while the Makita will cost you $300 only. 

Most people find the Dyson to be priced unreasonably. However, with the kind of power it delivers, I think it’s pretty fair. 

Similarly, the Makita is a very basic and efficient cordless vacuum but it cannot compare to the Dyson in terms of power so comparing the price will be unfair as well.

Final Word

The Makita vacuum is everything you’d hope for in a cordless vacuum. A pretty standard run-time, lightweight, and quick surface clean-ups. But the Dyson V10 goes well beyond the expectations and delivers the power you’d typically expect from a corded vacuum cleaner. Both of them are excellent machines individually so the decision is entirely yours to make.