CATEGORY : Upright Vacuum Cleaners

Shark Apex AZ1002 VS. Shark Navigator NV356E

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7.7
Winner:

Shark Apex AZ1002

Reasons to buy Shark Apex AZ1002:

  • button icon DuoClean Technology for cleaning all floor-types.
  • button icon Powered-Lift Away to extend reach of the cleaner-head.
  • button icon Zero-M self-cleaning Brushroll delivers nonstop hair removal.
  • button icon Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology & HEPA-filter.
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7.4
Runners Up:

Shark Navigator NV356E

Reasons to buy Shark Navigator NV356E :

  • button icon Powerful suction for superior cleaning.
  • button icon Deep cleans carpets & picks-up pet-hair.
  • button icon Powerful, lightweight, Portable & versatile.
  • button icon Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology + a HEPA filter.
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
DRAW :
USABILITY
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DESIGN
WINNER :

Shark Apex AZ1002

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CONCLUSION
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Comparison Winner
Shark Apex AZ1002

Reasons why we like it:

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COMPARISON – Shark Apex AZ1002 VS. Shark Navigator NV356E

PERFORMANCE

Suction Power

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

300 Air-Watts.

Yes

270 Air-Watts.

Commercial

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

This device features a high-performance power motor and large-capacity bin which makes it perfect for commercial use.

Yes

This device can be used commercially because it’s very powerful and provides consistent power since it’s corded.

Automatic Rewind

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
No

No

Multi Floor Cleaning

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

The Dual Brushroll System deep-cleans carpets and delivers a polished look on hard-floors.

Yes

It includes a Brushroll Shutoff button that allows for easy switching between carpet and bare-floor cleaning.

Speed

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

Its dual-motor spins at up-to 125,000 rpm.

Yes

The brushes spin at 6,500 RPM hence providing a high-speed cleaning force.

Vacuums & Mops

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
No

No

Removes Pet Hair

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

The Zero-M self-cleaning Brushroll delivers nonstop hair removal. In fact, this technology works by removing hair wrap from the Brushroll while cleaning.

Yes

Uses a Brushroll setting to pick up hair, pet-fur and fibers. It also comes with a Pet Power Brush attachment that helps to remove pet-hair on all floor-types.

Run Time

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

The Shark-APEX is corded and will provide longer run-times using a direct power supply.

Yes

This device is corded and will provide longer run-times using direct power.

Quiet Operation

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

It uses Noise Reduction Technology to reduce noise and soften pitch while under operation.

Yes

It emits 77dB of sound which makes it a bit quiet compared to other vacuum-models. The NV356E is also pretty quiet in hard-floor mode.

Deep clean Carpets

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

The Dual Brushroll system deep-cleans carpets in-order to remove ground-in dirt.

Yes

Use the Brushroll-setting to deep clean your carpets. You can also use the suction release feature to adjust the amount of suction and optimize cleaning of certain high-pile carpets and area rugs.

Battery Charge Time

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
No

No

USABILITY

Wash and Dry

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
No

No

Easy to Clean and Maintain

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

This device is very easy-to-clean and features a Zero-M self-cleaning Brushroll and washable-filters that facilitate for easy maintenance.

Yes

Yes and it comes with washable filters.

Easy to use in hard-to-reach places

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

It uses Lift-Away Technology to extend the reach of the motorized cleaner head so that you can easily clean under furniture and above the floor. It also features several attachment-tools that can be used to clean into hard-to-reach areas.

Yes

With the push of a button, the Lift-Away technology allows you to lift the canister away and easily clean hard-to-reach areas. It also includes several attachment-tools that can be used to clean high-up places and under furniture.

Easy to maneuver

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

With Active-Glide Technology, this device can smoothly maneuver over hard floors and carpets while maintaining a powerful suction.

Yes

It’s an ultra-lightweight and steerable upright vacuum which makes it very easy to maneuver while cleaning.

DESIGN

Bagged

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
No

No

Bagless

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

Yes (with No clog bagless-system).

Yes

Yes

Cordless

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
No

No

Lightweight

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

It weighs approximately 17.1-lbs which make it lightweight and easy to move or carry while cleaning.

Yes

This device is only 14.6-lbs which make it very lightweight and easy to move when cleaning.

Transforms to a handheld Vacuum

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

With Powered-Lift Away Technology, you will be able to detach the canister for easy handheld-cleaning under furniture and above the floor with just the push of a button.

Yes

It features an instant-release wand that turns it into a handheld device for cleaning up high or under furniture.

Wattage & Motor Strength

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

It uses 1350-Watts of power coupled with a strong dual-motor system.

Yes

The vacuum motor provides 1200-watts of power& it has a stronger motor.

Bin Size

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

The dust cup holds 1.5 dry-quarts to the maximum-fill line. It also features an easy, bottom-empty design for quick removal of debris.

Yes

1.1-Gallons.

Anti-Allergy Seal

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

With Advanced Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology incorporated into the HEPA-filter, this device will trap 99.99% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum.

Yes

This vacuum is also equipped with an Anti-Allergen Complete Seal system and a HEPA-filter that trap dust and allergens.

LED Lights

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

The LED-lights on the handle and floor nozzle provide visibility in dark-spaces so as to spotlight hidden debris while cleaning.

No

Modes of Power

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

3 power-modes of: (high-pile carpet, low-pile carpet and bare-floor mode).

Yes

2-modes (Brushroll-setting & bare-floor setting)

Charging Station

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
No

No

Attached Accessories

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

Mini Motorized Pet Brush, Pet Multi-Tool, Anti-Allergen Dust Brush, MultiFLEX Under-Appliance wand & Duster Crevice Tool.

Yes

Hard-Floor Hero Attachment, Pet Power Brush, Dusting-Brush & Crevice-Tool.

Build-up Quality & Durability

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

This vacuum-cleaner is produced with a combination of durable plastics, like ABS and PP, along with some metal and rubber components.

Yes

It’s made of durable ABS and PP plastics coupled with some metal and rubber components.

Price & Affordability

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

It is somehow expensive.

Yes

This cleaning-device is affordable.

Shark Apex AZ1002

CONCLUSION

PROS

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

• Active-Glide Technology. • Noise Reduction Technology. • LED lights on the handle and floor-nozzle. • Zero-M® self-cleaning Brushroll for hair removal. • Powered-Lift Away to extend reach of cleaner-head. • Dual Brushroll system for cleaning all floor-types. • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology & HEPA-filter.

Yes

• A Stronger suction. • Easy to clean coupled with washable filter. • Powerful, lightweight, Portable and versatile. • Deep-carpet-cleaning & gentle bare-floor cleaning. • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology + a HEPA filter. • A long 30-feet cord for increased versatility when cleaning. • Hard Floor Hero attachment picks-up debris & fine-particles from bare floors. • Instant-release wand allows for cleaning up high or under furniture.

CONS

Shark Apex AZ1002
Shark Navigator NV356E
Yes

 It lacks an auto-rewind cord.

Yes

 This device is not cordless.  It is heavy because of the long cord.

Overall Winner

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