(Review) Corvan K18 vs Dyson V11: Which One’s For You?
Cordless vacuums have become a must-have cleaning tools in many homes in Malaysia. They are reliable, convenient, and can be found across various pricing options. Brands like Dyson, Corvan, Airbot and Dibea continue to compete to offer us their best inventions. In this article, we will look at two of the most popular models, the Corvan K18 and the Dyson V11, compare them and suggest if they are right for you.
Corvan 11.11 Sale Special
If you’re looking to get a K18, then you won’t need to wait long. This 11.11, Corvan is offering big discounts on the K18 and their other products. We’ve compiled their promos in the page below. Check it out!
Corvan K18: Made for Malaysians
The Corvan K18 is a flagship cordless vacuum cleaner from the Malaysian brand, Corvan. Primarily, it was designed to be a high-end vacuum but priced comfortably for the Malaysian market. According to its Shopee product page, it has sold over 2,800 units since its launch in March 2022, and garnered an excellent user rating of 4.9 stars.
Here are some key performance specs of the Corvan K18. For a brief review of the Corvan K18, check our cordless vacuum recommendation page.
- Max Suction Power: 201AW.
- Max Operation Time: 50 minutes.
- Charging Time: 4 hours.
- Power Levels: 3.
- Dustbin Size: 800ml.
- Unique Features: Spin mop, digital touchscreen.
- Price: Around RRP RM1,499.
The most prominent feature of the Corvan K18 is the motorised twin-mop which allows you to mop and vacuum at the same time. That’s a feature that you won’t find in the vast majority of cordless vacuums in the market. At the same time, the K18 also offers great performance in terms of its battery, suction power and features a good sizeable dirtbin with digital display. All at an affordable price for Malaysians.
Dyson V11: Worth the Price?
The Dyson V11 is a top-notch device that many have hailed as the best cordless vacuum anywhere in the world. The problem? It’s pretty expensive, especially for Malaysians. It was launched in March 2019 and is available in 2 models: Absolute+ and Fluffy.
- Max Suction Power: 185AW.
- Max Operation Time: 60 minutes.
- Charging Time: 4.5 hours.
- Speed Levels: 3.
- Dustbin Size: 760ml.
- Unique Feature: High torque big vacuum head, LCD screen.
- Price: Around RRP RM2,999.
The best feature of the Dyson V11 is its strong suction level, high torque motorised vacuum head with big fluffy brush, great battery capacity, and its sturdy construction design, making use of ABS, polycarbonate and aluminium.
Comparing Corvan K18 Against V11
OK, now that we know a little bit about both of these models, let’s compare them on each relevant metric. *Price may vary.
Both are user replaceable so if you want, you can load a new battery to extend its operations. Also, no need to worry about having to take it to a professional in case anything happens to the battery as you can just replace it.
Although the V11 is only partially washable, we find the filters are similar enough that it won’t make much difference in the long run. Both are 6-stage sealed HEPA.
Both offer crevice, 2-in-1 (combination) and bed vacuuming or mini head, although the mini head of V11 is motorised.
One obvious difference is here is that the V11 is double the price of the K18. So, the question is: does the V11 offer qualities worth spending an additional RM1500?
K18 can go higher but it may not be necessary for most cleaning jobs. However, it does make cleaning slightly quicker.
The V11 is 40ml lesser but it’s not a big difference.
Charging & Operation Time
The V11 offers 10 more minutes (at lowest setting). This is assisted with the larger battery of the V11 (3600mAh vs 2200mAh). But whether this makes a difference depends on your cleaning habits.
The Corvan K18 is more convenient in this regard as it comes with an independent charging station, so there’s no need to drill anything into your wall.
The Dyson V11 offers a high torque intelligent brush that automatically adjusts power across different floor types, together with a big fluffy soft roller. The Dyson K18 though is not intelligent but combined with the high suction power and anti-tangle brush, is a pretty decent head for most regular cleaning jobs. No complain here.
This is where Corvan K18 shines: it not only vacuums but also mops and you can do it at the same time. The motorized twin mops offer enhanced cleaning with auto water dispensing to make your floors squeaky-clean. The Dyson V11 has no such feature but undeniably, has more cleaning tools although both have 2 motorised heads: mops and vacuum for Corvan and 2 types of vacuum heads for Dyson.
The Corvan K18 does capitalize on the 2-hand system of the Dyson V11 by offering a simple 1-hand point and shoot dirt disposal, which is more convenient.
The K18 is smaller and lighter than V11 (0.5 kg less) but this is subject to the user’s preference. Yet the K18 feels pretty solid when we held it. Worth noting that the extra weight of V11 may be due to the aluminium used.
Both offer a digital display although only the K18 is a touch screen, and both allow you to set and view suction levels, view blockage reports and battery levels. However, the V11 can give you a precise time of remaining battery in hours and minutes, as well as filter reminders. On the other hand, with K18, you won’t need to constantly press the trigger to vacuum: press once, and it will stay on.
V11 comes with more cleaning tools (particularly its mini head is motorised), but the K18 tools are sufficient in our opinion.
Conclusion: Which Should You Get?
Short answer: either is a fine choice and both are recommended by us. What we wanted to share here is simply prima-facie, one-to-one empirical measurements. Other factors that are not presently taken into account, and your own experience with the product (how you use it and what for) will also play a role.
Overall, though Dyson V11 is no doubt still a market leader, we find that the K18 is an excellent choice for a high performing vacuum that won’t create a hole in your wallet (especially in this economic climate!). That’s what it’s designed for and it certainly meets that expectation. But make no mistake: it’s not just an option for when you don’t have the budget to spend on V11, the Corvan K18 is a great choice all on its own. So, can we call the K18 one of the best cordless vacuums in Malaysia? Yes, beyond any doubt.