Shark NV200 vs NV800 : Which one the best?

I was surprised a few days ago that I only did an article about Shark NV800. What a waste! So, here I am. Today, I will bring to you another pair to think about: Shark NV200 vs NV800.

I believe Shark is familiar name, right? They have been in this market for decades and one of the most well-known multiplayer in the field. They offer an assortment of vacuum cleaners which have good quality at reasonable prices. It seems these words “good quality” and “cheap” can’t click well together, yet Shark pulls it off and has been people’s favorite for a long time now. Shark has a variety of vacuum lines in hand, many of which are best-sellers. Customers have lots of options but this also leads to another headache. Shark models usually look alike and it is said that you have to dig deeper into their inner to know exactly what differentiates them. Therefore, in order to get these information, keep on reading.

In case you need more selections, we have another article: Shark NV680 vs NV800.

Shark NV200 vs NV800: Comparison And Review

The Shark has continually proved it is abreast with the constant technical improvements through its line of innovative products. Shark reinvents the brush roll of its previous Rotator models and you can see it in the NV800. The name of the NV200 is Shark DuoClean Slim upright vacuum, a pretty old model in the line. Meanwhile, the NV800 is a member of the “Shark DuoClean Powered Lift-away Speed” family. The major difference between these two is the DuoClean roller. Although they come from the same vacuum line, each has its own pros and cons. Today, we shall have a look at both of them in details. Those who interest in Shark NV200 vs NV800 should take note.

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Shark NV200 DuoClean Slim Upright Vacuum (Gray)
  • DuoClean Technology features a bristle brush to deep clean carpets, and an additional soft brushroll to pull in larger particles and directly engage floors for a polished look
  • Powerful and lightweight. Portable and versatile at only 14.1 lbs.
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology + a HEPA filter. Traps 99.9%* of dust and allergens inside the vacuum.
  • Powerful LED headlights on the nozzle spot hidden debris throughout your home.
  • Advanced Swivel Steering provides excellent control while maneuvering around furniture.
Shark NV800 Rotator Powered Lift-Away Speed Vacuum with DuoClean (Blue)
  • DuoClean technology features a bristle brush to deep clean carpets, and an additional soft brushroll to pull in larger particles and directly engage floors for a polished look.
  • Powered Lift-Away Technology allows you to lift the canister away and deep clean hard-to-reach areas while still delivering power to keep the brushroll spinning.
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology and a HEPA filter to trap dust and allergens inside the vacuum.
  • Pet Multi-Tool. Designed to capture embedded pet hair on all surfaces.
  • Powerful LED headlights on the nozzle allow you to spot hidden debris throughout your home.

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The Design

You can easily distinguish Shark NV200 vs NV800 as they have different designs and shades. Both are slim and tall cleaner, which is beneficial for working and storage. Yet, each comes with different shades. We have the NV200 with white and red (mainly), while the NV800 has silver with blue. Shark NV200 and NV800 share the same height, around 30 inches. In addition, both include LED lights to illuminate areas which desperately need your cleaning attention. However, one of its major difference in design is the Lift-away function because only the NV800 comes with this feature. With this function, you can easily carry the machine around and even up and down stairs.

The Portability

Both Shark NV200 vs NV800 are pretty heavy, yet good thing is that the NV200 is much lighter than the other. It can be hard for you to carry a 20-pound item around the house and turn it around obstacles. Knowing this issue, Shark equipped them with swivel steering feature which makes them highly maneuverable. Besides, their nozzle heads are equally a bit narrow and low-profile, which allows users to get to tight places, such as under low-profile furniture. Additionally, both Shark NV200 vs NV800 have wheels to lessen the weight, which makes it easier to push the machines. Especially, we have to take the NV800’s lift-away mode into account. This functions comes in handy for their enhanced portability. The NV800 allows you to lift the canister away and deep clean hard-to-reach areas while still delivering power to keep the brushroll spinning.

The Cleaning Performance

Shark NV200 may be the older version, yet it is clever to know exactly which one will suit your house. Having more advanced technologies and more feature may be a good thing, but if you can’t make the use of them, so what’s the point? Let’s see whether the NV200 or NV800 fit your needs and pocket more.

The Features:

  • Both Shark NV200 vs NV800 are armed with Shark’s well-known Never Loses Suction technology. It explained that the technology ensures the machine can continually provide strong suction over an extended length of time. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about abrupt loss of air flow like many other products.
  • Both feature LED headlights on the floor nozzle, which allows you to spot hidden dust in dark areas and makes sure so dirt left behind.
  • Even though the NV200 is pretty old, like the NV800, it also comes with HEPA filtration system and the Anti-Allergen Complete Seal technology. This combination is great for removing fine dust and allergens in your house, up to 99.97% statistically. The air is return fresh and safe for your health. You must consider these two if any family member is suffering from allergy symptoms or simply you want to avoid the bad quality air around the house.

The Difference:

  • Like I mentioned above, only NV800 features lift-away with 3-in-1 mode. It means the vacuum can function as upright, lift-away or canister cleaner. In the upright mode, the two brushrolls on the nozzle head will spin and the soft roller sucks up the large debris, while the soft one picks up find dust. By pressing Lift-away release button, you can detach the canister section from the vacuum in order to clean stairs, upholstery, drapes and so on. With canister mode, the cleaner can clean floors as well as elevated surfaces. Whereas, the NV200 don’t come with this feature, which is a pity.
  • Only the NV800 is equipped with DuoClean technology that feature two different brushrolls, soft and stiff ones. These brushes will spin in harmony to remove fine and tough dirt at the same time.

The Accessories

Shark NV200 has 12” crevice tool and pet multi-tool.

Shark NV800 comes with pet multi-tool and duster crevice tool.

The Price

Because of being equipped with more advanced technologies, the NV800 costs higher than the NV200.

Shark NV200

Shark NV800

The Feedbacks

Shark NV800 receives hundreds of positive feedbacks on the Internet. People are satisfied with its performance. It showed fantastic result on lifting off and being able to go under the bed and furniture. Also, people left comments like “Incredible suction” under the comment section. However, its short cord is a pity.

The NV200 is rated 4.1 out of 5 stars. In general, people love it and some even say “The best vacuum I have ever had”. Thanks to “Never Loses Suction” technology, the air flow goes strong for hours. It is totally worth the money. Yet, with that weight but no lift-away mode, it is a bit stiff when some customers wanted to do the job on stairs.

The Conclusion

All in all, both Shark NV200 vs NV800 can deal with multiple tasks. They may show different performance due to some different features. The NV800 is equipped with more convenient features, which I have shown above. However, if you know exactly what your house needs, being expensive or cheap is not big deal, right?