Onson Vacuums – A Review + Comparison Between Models

Who remembers when vacuuming the house was a huge upheaval? When you’d nearly put your back out, pushing a heavy machine around the house that would practically suction itself to the ground – just to provide that extra level of challenge.

Today, products like Onson Vacuums make this much easier than it ever has been before. This company is known for its powerful, light, and affordable vacuum cleaners that are completely cordless and small enough to be hung on a wall to charge.

The result? A vacuum cleaner that is always charged, always ready to go, and always within reach. It’s little heavier than a broom (and far less unwieldy) and there’s no cord to drag across your room/knock everything over.

And that’s not even the most convenient option from Onson. This company also makes robotic vacuum cleaners that can literally handle the process of cleaning your home for you.

In this post, we’re going to take a look at three impressive vacuum products from Onson so that you can better understand which is right for you and just how they make your life easier.

What You Need to Know About Onson Cordless Vacuums

Onson Vacuums Logo
Photo Credit: Onson.com

As mentioned, Onson are known for their excellent cordless range of vacuum cleaners. These work by using batteries that are built into the handle of the device, which can then be hung on a wall-mounted charger in many cases to recharge.

The entire body of any Onson stick vacuum cleaner is built into the handle: that means the cylinder for storing the dirt that gets collected, the motor for generating the power, and the battery. Because all of this is so close to your hand, you will have no problem wielding that weight.

Any Onson stick vacuum is going to offer a step change in terms of the convenience of using these devices and cleaning your home. For some people – especially those that aren’t physically strong – this can be little short of life changing.

And simply put: this is technology that just wasn’t available before. Compared with the hulking vacuum cleaners of yesteryear, you’re getting something significantly more powerful that can fit into a single hand and hang off of a wall. The power and efficiency of motors has improved to this extent.

And this is where Onson cordless vacuum cleaners in particular have the advantage, too. This technology is new, and as such, it has been expensive. Companies like Dyson and Shark charge a huge amount of money for these stick vacuum cleaners, which left a lot of people out of the loop. This was a trendy product to have that many people raved about, but that few could afford.

Then along came Onson and companies like it: making these products extremely affordable. Even though there are some affordable cordless stick vacuums, many are not cheap. However, due to the slightly lesser brand recognition, you can get an Onson stick vacuum cleaner for less than a third of the price of a comparable option from the likes of Shark. And as any Onson vacuum reviews shows, these products are no less well-made (which is true for some brands).

This means that everyone can now benefit from all that convenience and power, which results in a genuinely higher quality of living.

BUT it also means that all those components need to fit into a relatively small amount of space and not get too hot to handle. This of course introduces some serious limitations in terms of the potential performance.

Pros and Cons of Onson Vacuums vs Corded/Canister Vacuums

Onson Cordless Vacuum

Before making the choice as to whether an Onson cordless vacuum cleaner is right for you, it’s useful to first consider how the features actually impact the experience of using the device and whether this is right for you.

There are a number of trade-offs you make with any Onson stick vacuum, and it’s useful to understand these.

The first is the power of the motor. The ONSON Powerful Suction Stick Vacuum 4 in 1 Handheld Vacuum for Home Hard Floor Carpet Pet Hair is a model that comes with just a 120W motor. While this is a good motor compared with some models from other manufacturers, it is considerably less powerful compared with a corded canister vacuum from the likes of Miele (though these are admittedly more expensive). The C1 Classic from Miele, for example, comes with a 1,200W motor and markets itself as being suitable for hard wood and short pile carpet. Compare this with the 120W motor here that is marketed as being suitable for “carpet pet hair” and hard wood.

The truth is that any serious amount of pet hair will present a challenge for this smaller device and you should keep that in mind. If you have a large home and large family, then you might find that you miss that extra power that comes from bigger, heavier alternatives. That said, a lot of the benefit in the case of this particular model comes from the attachment brush that helps to dislodge and remove pet hair.

Another consideration is the loss of battery size in an Onson Stick Vacuum. While the ONSON Powerful Suction Stick Vacuum 4 in 1 Handheld Vacuum for Home Hard Floor Carpet Pet Hair is marketed as having a “super long life” battery, the truth is once again a little less impressive. With this product, you are getting around 32 minutes of running time, after 4-5 hours of charging. Ask yourself whether you will be able to clean the entire home with this kind of vacuum cleaner in a single charge, and many people will have to answer “no.” That is, unless you live in a small studio apartment, or perhaps a care home.


Onson Stick Vacuum CleanerThe ONSON Cordless Vacuum, Stick Vacuum Cleaner with 20Kpa Super Suction, 80000 RPM High-Speed Brushless Motor which is more expensive does not solve this issue, as it likewise only offers 30 minutes of charge.

The solution might be to invest in a system that has a removable battery – which is true of the Onson Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Powerful Suction Stick Vacuum 4 in 1 Handheld Vacuum for Home Hard Floor Carpet Pet Hair model.

Is that a problem? Does that mean you should write off your Onson stick vacuum?

Absolutely not! What it does mean, is that you need to change the way you approach vacuuming.

Because these vacuums are always charged, they are always “ready to go.” They can be picked up at any time and used in a couple of minutes. That means you don’t need to set aside several hours to vacuum the whole house, but rather simply vacuum each room as needed. You can vacuum your kitchen in literally 5 minutes, then place the unit back on the charger. If your child should drop their dinner at lunch time, then you can grab the vacuum and clean that up too!

Because the Onson stick vacuum is cordless, it’s easy to carry it to the room where it’s needed. Likewise, it’s easy to vacuum up dirt in the crevices of your stairs, or to even take it outside to clean your car.

For many, the advantages of a stick vacuum far outweigh the drawbacks. However, you need to change the way you think about your cleaning, and the way you approach it.

At the same time, because the Onson cordless vacuum cleaners are so affordable, you could consider the option of combining one of these stick vacuum cleaners with a much larger option from the likes of Miele.

Likewise, you can use a robotic vacuum cleaner on top of these other options and devise an entire fleet for cleaning your home!

So, let’s take a look at some specific examples and see which options will suit your home.

Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, ONSON Powerful Suction Stick Vacuum 4 in 1 Handheld Vacuum for Home Hard Floor Carpet Pet Hair

Onson Vacuum Cordless Stick 4 in 1

In this first cordless Onson vacuum review, we’re looking at one of the more basic options. This model comes with a 120 watt motor that is designed to work with hard floors and short-pile carpet (although it says “carpet” as a general statement, we would advise against medium or thick pile). To be more specific, the stick vacuum is able to generate 11kPA of suction.

This Onson stick vacuum is extremely light at just 6.6 lbs (3kg) in total. It can provide up to 30 minutes of vacuuming (though for higher powered work this might fall down to 20 minutes) and takes 4-5 hours to charge. What makes up for this is the wall-mounted charging base which simultaneously stores the vacuum while also charging it. This fantastic feature means that you can grab the vacuum whenever you need it, and you’ll be ready to go.

The 0.5 liter “large” dust cup may not truly be fitting of that description but it is very easy to open and close when getting rid of dust and dirt. In fact, all pieces can easily be removed to be cleaned and dusted manually. This is a great feature, seeing as the roller can occasionally get tangled in hair.

The wand is removable, meaning that you can attach dust tools directly to the handle itself, making for an even more compact and light vacuum cleaner. Other features include LED lights, and a specially designed V-shaped roller brush seen on more expensive products from bigger brands.

In short, the ONSON Powerful Suction Stick Vacuum 4 in 1 Handheld Vacuum for Home Hard Floor Carpet Pet Hair is a relatively low-powered device that will need frequent charging. But it’s extremely light weight and thoughtful design mean that these issues aren’t nearly as troubling as they might be. This all adds up to a wonderful experience that saves a lot of time and effort and results in a clean home!

ONSON Cordless Vacuum, Stick Vacuum Cleaner with 20Kpa Super Suction, 80000 RPM High-Speed Brushless Motor

Onson Stick Vacuum Cleaner

Next is the ONSON Cordless Vacuum, Stick Vacuum Cleaner with 20Kpa Super Suction, 80000 RPM High-Speed Brushless Motor. This is essentially the “upgraded” version of the previous entry and comes with an impressive 80000rpm speed brushless motor that is over twice the speed of the previous model. This 250w performance however sees no loss in battery life due to the bigger lithium battery. The battery is once again detachable too, so you can keep it constantly charged. High efficiency filtration claims to capture 99.99% of all microscopic dust particles, and the wand is once again removable to allow for a number of tools and attachments.

At just 3lbs (1.4kg), this model is even lighter but it is also a little bulkier and doesn’t come with the wall mount. More power, lighter weight, slightly less convenient charging!

If you’re willing to shell out a bit more money for an upgraded version of the previous Onson vacuum, it could certainly be well worth it. Considering how much money you’re saving especially when compared to other premium models such as the Dyson V8 or the Miele C2, you’re still saving lots of money.




Robot Vacuum, GOOVI by ONSON 1600Pa Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Onson Robot Vacuum

And now for something completely different!

The GOOVI from Onson is entirely different from an Onson stick vacuum as it is actually a robotic vacuum cleaner. This means it will vacuum your home while you go about your business, and is perfect for absorbing dust, debris, and dirt without the effort.

Robotic vacuum cleaners work by using sensors that detect walls and edges. They then use this as a cue to turn, and follow an algorithmic route around any space to optimally clean the surface area of your carpet.

This particular model is fantastic value given the wide range of different features on offer, and the impressive performance. Combined with the infrared technology and computer vision, the GOOVI also has anti-drop and anti-collision technology to help ensure it can survive any accidents. The robotic vacuum cleaner works quietly and has an impressive 2600mAh battery life so it can work for the long haul.

With 1600Pa suction, the vacuum is certainly powerful enough to get the job done and the low-profile means it can even fit under sofas and tables to clean where you can’t reach!

That said, a robotic vacuum cleaner won’t be able to easily reach all points in your home, can’t travel up or down stairs, and doesn’t have quite the storage or power as a handheld unit. This is why they work best when combined with other options.


To conclude, Onson make a fantastic range of stick vacuum cleaners, as well as robotic cleaners. These are devices that can together make the job of keeping your home clean and tidy that much simpler, which in turn means you clean more often and your home stays looking cleaner.

Of course, there is a trade-off when you opt for lighter and smaller units. What you gain in convenience, you may lose in efficiency and performance. But the key is to understand that this is a new approach to cleaning your home. When you start cleaning in shorter bursts, you’ll realize just how more easily this can fit into your lifestyle and how much cleaner your home looks throughout the year as a result.

This technology simply wasn’t available a few decades ago, and now thanks to ONSON, it is affordable for anyone. Robotic vacuum cleaners take the concept one step further, and if you can afford to combine a robotic vacuum cleaner with your stick vacuum cleaner… then you will have a fantastic whole-home solution!

FAQs About Onson and Onson Vacuums

Q: Who makes/manufactures Onson vacuums and where are they manufactured?

A: Onson makes and manufactures their vacuum cleaners. They are a startup company who’s goal is to make affordable and smart vacuums. Onson vacuums are manufactured in China. Read more on their ‘About Us’ page here. 

Q: How do I clean the filter on an Onson Stick Vacuum?

A: You can use water and lightly rinse the filter. If you have stubborn particles, hair, or something else that won’t come off, you can gentle brush it while rinsing it with water. Just ensure that filter is completely dried before you re-use the vacuum. How often you’ll need to clean it will vary based on how frequently you vacuum.

It’s also worth noting that Onson recommends that you change the filter every 3-6 months or so.

Q: How do I charge the Onson Cordless Stick Vacuum?

A: Simply plug the power adapter into your wall and connect it to the main unit. You can’t use the vacuum while it’s charging, so that’s something to keep in mind.

Q: What does the green blinking light on my Onson Cordless Vacuum mean?

A: The battery has 3 green lights signifying the status of the battery. 3 for full, 2 for roughly half, and 1 when low. When one indicator light is green, it means that it’s low and needs to be charged. Power off the vacuum and charge it for the required time (4-5 hours) and try to use it after it’s been charged. When charging, the indicator lights will flash green.

Once fully charged, it should display 3 green solid lights.

Laura Smith is an author and philanthropist; runs several trust funds and teaches people in different forums the importance of developing actionable solutions, to help in the conservation of energy while limiting environmental degradation. She is passionate about everything tech and has written different reviews on a myriad of electrical gadgets. Technology and environmental degradation are a major challenge around the globe today, and many companies produce gadgets without a guideline on how to dispose of, after they have served their purpose. Laura has thus dedicated her life to finding eco-friendly solutions in the disposition of electrical gadgets in the middle of technological advancements.

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