LG CordZero 2-in-1 vs Dyson DC35– Handstick Battle Round

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* This post is brought to in collaboration with LG and Social Soup.

My mum lent me her Dyson DC35 Handstick so I could put it to the test against the LG CordZero 2-in-1 Handstick.

Here’s how they stacked up.


LG CordZero 2-in-1: Sleek design, in shiny black with red panelling, the CordZero is a pretty cool looking piece of equipment. The handle is very comfortable, and is easy to use with either your left or right hand (or two hands if you need to). The power button is very easy to reach while you’re holding the vacuum, and the whole design feels very ergonomic.

Dyson DC35: The Dyson handstick range is quite futuristic in design, with a squat and squarish base, and a long skinny arm. Quite funky, in a far out kind of way. Heavy to use in your non-dominant hand.

Result: Draw.

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LG CordZero 2-in-1 Handstick vs Dyson DC35 – The Battle Round.

Ease of use

LG: Simply lift the CordZero off its charging base, press the power button and you’re good to go. The CordZero is also able to stand up on its own, so if you need to stop vacuuming (to move furniture around or attend to a kid-related situation), you can just stand it up without needing to prop it up against something.

Dyson: The Dyson has a bit of a trick to it to detach it from its charging pack; you need to press two release buttons at the same time, which could be challenging for some people (like my mum!). The charging pack is designed to be mounted on the wall, and doesn’t stand up by itself, which is a bit of a pain if you need to stop mid-vacuum. The Dyson has a trigger type power button that you need to keep holding down for the vacuum to work. I found this easy enough at first, but it didn’t take long for my trigger finger to start to hurt. I imagine this could be quite tricky for older people, or people with arthritis.

Result: LG CordZero 2-in-1

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My lovely assistants for this experiment.

Battery life

LG: The CordZero comes with a dual battery pack, with each pack having enough juice to last 30 minutes at regular power, or 20 minutes at high power. The beauty of the dual battery pack is that while you’re using the vacuum, the other power pack is charging, and then when you put the vacuum back on the charging base that one charges too. I was able to vacuum my three bedroom house thoroughly without ever running out of battery.

Dyson: The DC35’s battery only lasts for a 15 minute burst on normal power, or 6 minutes on max power. This is long enough to clean up localised areas, but certainly not long enough to vacuum a whole house, or even a whole room.

Result: LG CordZero 2-in-1

Suction power

LG: The CordZero surprised me with its suction power, and performs very well on hard surfaces like floorboards and tiles. It slows a little on shaggy carpet, but still performs well for a battery powered device. As the CordZero gets fuller, it does lose suction a bit.

Dyson: The Dyson definitely has superior suction power, and performs equally well across all floor surfaces. I didn’t notice any loss of suction at any time.

Result: Dyson DC35

Handheld function

LG: The CordZero’s handheld vacuum pops out easily with the click of two buttons on the side. This little dustbuster style vacuum has all the power of the handstick, but can get into much tighter places. It also has a convertible attachment built in – you just flick out the extension, then push up the brush attachment. Great for skirting boards, blinds and furniture. The handheld vac is great for the car as well!

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CordZero handheld with built-in attachments.

Dyson: The DC35 comes with a range of attachments to get into different nooks and crannies. The only issue I found was the length of the wand, which can make cleaning in confined spaces like the car a bit tricky. It’s also quite difficult to have to keep your finger on the trigger when cleaning the more awkward spots. Plus the short battery life means you’ve only got maximum 15 minutes!

Result: LG CordZero 2-in-1


LG: The CordZero Handstick is really easy to move around the house, with a 180 degree swivel head and lightweight design. The only issue I found was that the slightly rounded shape of the head meant that I couldn’t get right into tight corners.

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Not so great in tight corners.

Dyson: The Dyson’s smaller, squarer head means it can get into tighter, more awkward spots than the CordZero, and the long-reach ‘wand’ means you can vacuum from the floor all the way up to the ceiling, to get cobwebs or dust. Pretty cool.

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Square head fits corners better.

Result: Dyson DC35

Other notable features

Anti-tangle: The LG CordZero has an anti-tangle roll bar which prevents hairs from getting wrapped around it. The DC35 doesn’t, and I had to pull hairs out of the bar after just 10 minutes of cleaning.

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CordZero Anti-Tangle roll bar vs Dyson DC35 roll bar.

LED lights: The LG CordZero has cute little headlights which help to light up the area you’re vacuuming, great for cleaning under sofas and beds.

Noise: The Dyson DC35 is quieter than the LG CordZero 2-in-1.

The Verdict

These two vacuums are pretty evenly matched, but for me, the anti-tangle roll bar, the significantly longer battery life and the versatility of the handheld vacuum make the LG CordZero 2-in-1 Handstick the winner.

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The Winner – LG CordZero 2-in-1 Handstick.

Disclosure: I was gifted a CordZero 2-in-1 Handstick for the purposes of this campaign, thanks to LG and Social Soup. All opinions are my own.

Do you own a cordless vacuum? How do you find it?


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