Shark handheld vacuum CH950UKT vs Shark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK

The CH950UKT is Shark's signature pet hair handheld, while the WV270UK is a recent model with boost mode.

Shark makes a few handheld vacs to fulfil different purposes. Its CH950UKT is dubbed as the pet hair wizard with a large capacity and motorised head. The WV270UK is similar to the other Shark WandVacs with its slim body and light weight, but it has boost mode for stronger suction. We’ve put the 2 against each other so you can see which one’s right for your home.

Shark CH950UKT vs Shark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK

Shark CH950UK

What owners think about Shark vacuums

Owner rating★★★★★
Owner value for money rating★★★★★
Owner reliability rating★★★★★
Would recommend87%

Round 1: Performance

Shark CH950UKTShark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK
Hard surface cleaning★★★★★★★★★★
Carpet cleaning★★★★★★★★★★
Pet hair cleaning★★★★★★★★★★
Crevice cleaning★★★★★★★★★★
Finder rating★★★★★★★★★★

The CH950UKT wins here. It’s one of the better handhelds at cleaning pet hair on carpet and sofas, with the motorised tool that snags even the thinnest of strands. The WV270UK does a decent job with fur, but only excels once you hit boost mode. The CH950UKT’s capacity means you can pick up a lot more debris on all surfaces than the WV270UK, which clogs very quickly (especially with bigger rubbish). The WV270UK’s boost mode is excellent, but will wear the battery down quickly. Both are very good at cleaning crevices.

Round 2: Convenience

Shark CH950UKTShark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK
Capacity (litres)0.450.1
Dirt release button
Charging dock

It’s a mixed bag when it comes to convenience. The CH950UKT outshines the WV270UK with its capacity, so you can pick up more in 1 session. However, its dust chamber is tougher to empty, whereas the WV270UK can be flicked open. The CH950UKT doesn’t have a charging dock either, and is tougher to store due to its larger size.

Round 3: Charge time and run time

Shark CH950UKTShark WandVac 2.0 WV270UK
Charge time (hours)43.5
Run time (minutes)1015

The CH950UKT has a short run time of 10 minutes, while the WV270UK can surpass 15. Though, the CH950UKT will clean more in that time given its better suction.

Overall winner:Shark CH950UKT

The pet hair model wins because of its performance and capacity. One of the most annoying things with any handheld is when it spits up mess you’ve just cleaned up, and the WV270UK will do that if cleaning large debris. The CH950UKT is great for pet owners, but as a general cleaner too.

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