This is our verdict of the Tineco PURE ONE S12 based on several hours of research of reviews from both experts and users.
The Tineco Pure ONE S12 is one of the high-end cordless vacuums because it offers various advanced functions, such as the iLoop dust sensor and the LED display screen. Those are just a few of its advanced features.
To dig deeper, the Tineco Pure ONE S12 can automatically adjust its suction power. Compared to other cordless vacuums, such as the Dyson V11 Absolute and the Dreame V11, they can adjust suction power depending on the floor type. However, the Tineco Pure ONE S12, adjusts suction power depending on the density of the dirt. So if there is a lot of dirt on the floor, it will automatically increase its suction. This allows the Tineco Pure ONE S12 to provide a thorough and efficient cleaning. It also has a manual mode, hence, you get to choose a lower or higher suction mode. However, the auto mode might be better since it optimizes the battery life because it automatically increases suction on areas where it is only necessary, thus, saving the battery.
Another unique feature of the Tineco Pure ONE S12 is that it has a visual representation of its cleaning progress. It has a colored band around the outer rim of the vacuum’s head which turns red when it detects dirt and turns blue when it has already cleaned the area. It assures you that the Tineco Pure ONE S12 is doing its job and lets you know which areas have clean or dirty floors.
The LED screen of the Tineco Pure ONE S12 is larger compared to its other competitors because the screen dominates the top of the vacuum’s head. It shows you the percentage of the remaining battery, the suction level, WiFi connection, blockages or errors, and the iLoop sensor status. Moreover, the Tineco Pure ONE S12 also has a designated app that shows you the same information that can be seen on the LED screen plus the cleaning history, total dust particles accumulated, and the status of the dustbin. However, you might not find the app very useful for everyday cleaning since it only shows you the status of the Tineco Pure ONE S12.
When turning on the Tineco Pure ONE S12, you must press the trigger switch. You can either constantly press the trigger the entire time like in the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute or you can enable the lock feature so that you won’t have to press the trigger for a long time. The lock feature is helpful if you are uncomfortable pressing the trigger switch constantly.
You also won’t have to worry about the remaining battery of the Tineco Pure ONE S12 even if you are cleaning a large house because it comes with two batteries. If the battery is already drained while you are still cleaning, you can easily replace it with a fully charged battery so that you can still continue cleaning. You can also charge the two batteries at the same time using its dual charging dock.
The Tineco Pure ONE S12 has several attachments to choose from so that you can choose the right nozzle that applies to what you are cleaning. It has an LED multi-tasker power brush, mini power brush, automatic pre-filter cleaning tool, 2-in-1 dusting brush, soft dusting brush, crevice tool, and flexible long crevice tool. However, the Tineco Pure ONE S12 doesn’t include a soft roller brush. If you have hard floors, you might want to separately buy the soft roller brush which works great on hard floors, or buy the Tineco Pure ONE S12 EX Pro that already comes with a soft roller brush.
Below the nozzle, it is equipped with wheels which make it easier to maneuver and move around your house. There are also LED lights in front of the nozzle that illuminate the area you are cleaning which is helpful especially when you are cleaning in dark corners. However, if for instance you just want to take a quick break, you can’t make the Tineco Pure ONE S12 stand on its own. So you either lay it down or lean it against a wall or furniture.
Compared to other cheaper cordless vacuums, the Tineco Pure ONE S12 has a slightly larger dust bin but for its price. Therefore, you might have to empty the bin frequently if you have a house that is prone to dirt or if you have a heavy shedding pet. Moreover, the bin has a pre-filter located inside the container which might make it challenging when emptying the bin. The pre-filter can cause some dirt to fall out of the bin so you might have to use your hands, which means you may get a bit dirty.
Overall, the Tineco Pure ONE S12 is an all-around cordless vacuum because of its various cleaning attachments and also advanced features. Because of this, its expensive price might be justified and worth it.