Shark NV502 vs NV352 : Which One Is The Best

People acknowledge of their living environment. That is because it can affect negatively or positively on our health and moods. It is true that people will feel irritated or annoyed if their houses are messy. Therefore, making your house tidy and dust-free is really crucial. However, people nowadays are too busy with their social life and don’t have much time to clean the house. Traditional methods like mopping or weeping are not sufficient to eliminate dust, dirt or hair on floors or in the air. And, here vacuum cleaners come to the rescue. These machines feature lots of advanced technologies which will make household chores much easier. Vacuum cleaners help in improving efficiency and are eco-friendly in nature. Hence, they prevent dust allergies in asthma patients. In other world, the surrounding air’s condition will be improved greatly.

The problem is that there are so many brands and products in the market. One brand usually produces an assortment of models in order to meet a variety of requirements. Shark is exemplary. They offer an endless collection of vacuum cleaners. Yet, siblings in the same vacuum line usually resemble each other and Shark only adjusts a few details to make them different. Because of this, customers usually get confused as they don’t know how to differentiate them if only looking at their appearance. If you are in familiar state, I have a considerable number of articles comparing pairs of Shark models. Today, I put Shark NV502 vs NV352 neck to neck for an honest comparison and review. Let’s take a look at how they resemble and what makes them different from each other.


Below I will discuss the similarities and differences between Shark NV502 vs NV352. First off all, you have to know that they come from different vacuum lines. We have Shark Rotator Lift-away Professional NV502 and Shark Navigator Lift-away NV352. If you want to have more choices, kindly remind you that I have already done lots of other comparisons with these cleaners. For Shark NV352: Shark NV352 vs NV501, Shark NV350 vs NV352, Shark NV352 vs NV353, Shark NV351 vs NV352, Shark NV352 vs NV356E and Shark NV352 vs NV360. In case of Shark NV502, I have Shark NV356E vs NV502, Shark NV502 vs NV552 and Shark NV501 vs NV502.

Shark Rotator Lift-Away Professional Upright Vacuum (NV502)
  • Shark Rotator PRO Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner
  • 1200 Watts of Power
  • Never Loses Suction Technology
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology
  • Lightweight and Ultra-Quiet
Shark Navigator Upright Vacuum for Carpet and Hard Floor with Lift-Away Handheld HEPA Filter, and Anti-Allergy Seal (NV352), Lavender
  • Lift-Away: Press a button to lift the canister away and easily clean hard-to-reach areas.
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology and a HEPA filter trap dust and allergens inside the vacuum.
  • Powerful and lightweight upright vacuum. Portable and versatile at only 12.5 lbs
  • Brushroll shutoff allows for both deep carpet and gentle bare floor cleaning
  • Swivel Steering for excellent control to maneuver around furniture

Last update on 2020-06-06 PST - Details

The Design

Shark NV502 vs NV352 have completely different look. The Rotator seems like thinner and more sophisticated compared to its brother. While the NV352 comes with lavender, the NV502 is available in a red and white combination. Both of them are designed with Lift-away function. However, only the NV502 includes a canister caddy which enable users to lift the canister away and easily clean hard-to-reach areas. In addition, compared to the NV352, the NV502 has larger dust cup which can hold 1.3 dry quarts to the fill line and 3.1 dry quarts of real usable capacity. Meanwhile, the NV352 holds only 1.2 and 3.0 dry quarts respectively. In addition, the NV502 has wider cleaning path.

The Portability

Shark vacuums always offer great maneuverability. Thanks to Swivel Steering technology, Shark NV502 vs NV352 are able to move around the room at ease. Talking about weight, the NV352 is a bit lighter than the NV502, 12.5 and 15.5 pounds respectively. Luckily, thanks to the lift-away design, you are able to move the vacuums to clean ceilings, curtains and stairs. Moreover, the NV502 is equipped with longer power cord (5 ft longer) than the NV352. A longer cord means you can work in a larger space without having to plug and unplug many times.

The Cleaning Performance

Both Shark NV502 and NV352 own special features which make them a perfect choice for your house. They are probably not high-end products, but what they showed was beyond expectation. Believe me, they won’t be on the list of best sellers of Shark for nothing. Let’s see whether they live up the hype.

  • It’s worth mentioning again. Shark NV502 and NV352 are equipped with Lift-away function. You can just press a button and clean hard-to-reach positions such as ceilings, stairs or curtains.
  • The combination of HEPA filters and Anti-Allergen Complete Seal technology never disappoint. It is able to traps 99.97% of dust and allergen inside the vacuum. The air which comes out of the machines are fresh and healthy.
  • Like many other Shark vacuums, Shark NV502 and NV352 are designed with Never Loses Suction technology. Shark guarantees you with no interruption during clean-up jobs. The suction power remains strong for years.
  • Both have suction release collar to adjust the suction power.
  • Between these two, only the NV502 comes with premium pet power brush. It means you have a machine to deal with hairs, especially pet hair without the need of purchasing another pet hair expert.
  • Only the NV502 is designed with LED lights on the head. Therefore, you won’t have any problem cleaning in dark areas, such as under bed or corners.

The Accessories

Shark NV352: handle with stretch hose, accessory holder, extension wand, detachable canister, motorized floor brush nozzle, 24” crevice tool, dusting brush, turbo brush and wide pet upholstery tool.

The Shark Rotator Pro NV502 comes with a Dusting Brush, Crevice Tool, Premium Power Brush, Car Detail Kit, Straight Suction Nozzle and Canister Caddy.

The Price

With all the improvements, it’s understandable that the NV502 comes with higher price. The gap is not big though. However, both of them are affordable so it will be perfect for low- and middle-income families.

Shark NV502

Shark NV352

The Feedbacks

Shark NV352 is #1 best seller in terms of commercial indoor upright vacuums. It receives 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon to prove its popularity. People agreed it was one of the most powerful, lightweight and versatile upright vacuums on the market. However, many people still complained its heavy top-easy to tip over.

Shark NV502 receives 4.4 out of 5 stars with up to 66% of customers rating 5 stars on Amazon. In general, all customers were satisfied with the NV502’s performance. They praised the NV502 for its fantastic suction power. It did a wonderful job on even the toughest surface. In addition, it was ultra-quiet. Nevertheless, some people, especially the older, found this machine a bit heavy.

The Conclusion

To be honest, even though Shark equipped them with a few different details, their performances are almost the same. Yet, if you have a pet at home, the NV502 will be better idea.

Dear ! My name is Kendra Dibbert, a Shark vacuum cleaner expert. If you have any questions about this brand. Please contact me via the mailbox.

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