Able to optimise itself automatically for different floor conditions, the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI is a responsive and very powerful cordless vacuum cleaner, that did well in all of my tests. It’s also light for such a powerful cleaner, making it easier to use than many rivals. Its auto-empty station is very handy, sucking out dust with no spillage, making this a great choice for those with dust allergies. It is very expensive, though.
- Dust free emptying
- Powerful suction
- Adapts to floor type
- Second floor head not strictly needed
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On the one hand, AI seems quite scary and threatens to take over all of our jobs; on the other hand, it’s an extremely useful technology in the right hands, providing automatic learning and adjustment on the fly. With the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI, I’ve seen AI in a cordless vacuum cleaner for the first time.
With AI Clean, this vacuum cleaner can adapt brush roll speed and vacuum power based on the floor type sensed. With many tools, light body, dual batteries and a very useful self-empty station, this is a high-end vacuum cleaner for all jobs.
Design and features
- AI mode
- Cleanly ejects into bin
- Compatible with SmartThings
Many cordless vacuum cleaners fall into the trap of providing a lot of accessories but nowhere to keep them. That’s happily not the case with the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI. In the box, there’s a caddy with a carry handle that can take all of the accessories that you’re not currently using.
In the box, there’s a dusting brush, extendable crevice tool, pet tool, floor brush, slim LED brush (for hard floors) and an angle adaptor, so that the vacuum can clean the tops of cupboards. That’s enough choice there to tackle any job.
My only question is, is the slim floor head really needed? The regular floor brush has a brush and roller, so can deal with hard floors and carpets alike, and changing heads is just a faff. This is one accessory, I believe, that would make it into a cupboard and never see its way out.
I love the extendable wand. A part of regular plug-in vacuum cleaners for years, I’ve seen a growth in the number of cordless cleaners that have them, including the Ultenic FS1. Adjusting to suit people of different heights, it makes the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI more comfortable to use for all.
With the wand and a floor head attached, the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI can be charged in the bundled stand-up dock and auto-emptier. As with the previous model, the Samsung Bespoke Jet, the dock takes a 2-litre bag, which is big enough to take four full loads of the vacuum cleaner’s 0.5-litre bin.
Realistically, that means a bag will last between four and six weeks, depending on how much dirt there is in your home.
Dropping the vacuum cleaner into the dock turns the self-emptying on, sucking dirt out of the cleaner, spinning its central filter to loosen hair. I found the emptying incredible, removing all the dirt and leaving nothing behind. Cleverly, when I removed the vacuum cleaner, the front flap shut, so no dust escapes. If you’ve got people with allergies, this auto-empty system is a must-have.
Samsung provides two batteries in the box: a larger 100Wh model and a smaller 55.54Wh battery.
One battery can be charged in the vacuum’s handheld unit, the other in a separate charger. It would be neater if the charging dock could have a charging slot for the second battery.
Using the smaller battery drops the weight of the vacuum, so it’s a svelte 2.9kg. That does make detail cleaning easier, or even raising the vacuum cleaner to dust around the tops of walls, but I’m still not convinced by the need for two capacities. I found that I’d just end up using the battery that was installed, switching when one ran out, rather than switching batteries based on the task at hand.
In handheld mode, the bin can be removed to access the filter and clean out the insides. This can be done regularly, but the connection to SmartThings means that the self-diagnosis mode can help prompt you to do this.
SmartThings also lets you change some settings, such as the default power mode that the vacuum cleaner turns on it: handy if you’re constantly scrolling through the options.
In handheld mode, the vacuum cleaner has four power modes: min, mid, max and jet. Add a floor brush, and you get the AI mode, too. AI uses machine learning to detect the floor type it’s on, adjusting suction and brush speed on the fly.
It’s clever, and I could hear the difference as I moved from carpet tiles to hard floor and then to regular carpet. I don’t think it’s quite as reactive as cleaners with dust sensors in them, such as the Dyson Gen5detect or the Shark Stratos IZ420UKT.
I will say that the light body makes the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI extremely easy to push around and manoeuvre.
I like the battery meter on the back, which shows the live battery status in minutes, so I can tell how long I have left to clean.
- Very high suction
- Cleans effortlessly
- Good battery life
I measured the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI’s performance in AirWatts, measuring at the handle. On Min, I registered a gentle 38AW (good for basic dusting), upping to 70AW on Med power (good for most floor types), and jumping to 300AW on Jet, which is plug-in cleaner levels of performance.
Such high suction is good for using tools on big spills or where dust needs to be sucked out of crevices. Lining up rice granules next to a tape measure, I could suck grains up from 3cm away, making jobs like this faster than with a cleaner with lower suction.
Moving on to my regular tests, I sprinkled 20g of flour onto the carpet. I then ran the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI through the middle of the mess, forwards and backwards, in its AI power mode. From the image below you can see it was a clean sweep.
I then tackled the mess with Min power at the bottom and Jet at the top. Cleaning from both modes was impressive, with the lower power mode leaving just a bit of dirt behind. I did find that the high suction power on Jet made the vacuum a little hard to push on carpet.
Weighing the bin before and after, I found that the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI collected 95.65% of my dust, the remainder either stuck in the wand or floor head. That is an excellent result and only just behind the Gen5detect.
Next, I combed cat hair into the floor, and used the AI mode to remove it. All traces of hair were gone, which is impressive.
Moving on to human hair, the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI picked up the mess and, once the cleaner had been run for a few more seconds, all but one strand of hair was gone, rather than being tangled around the head.
I then moved on to the tough edge test, sprinkling 10g of flour right to the edge of the room on carpet tiles. On AI mode, the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI didn’t quite adapt enough to suck up everything.
I had to put the cleaner on Max mode to pick up pretty much everything, with the final trace of dust taken care of with the crevice tool. Overall, the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI collected 96.5% of dust, which is impressive.
On the hard floor, I sprinkled 20g of rice on the floor, and then vacuumed it up on AI mode. All grains were removed for a 100% collection.
I tested battery life with the larger battery at 51m 13s on low power, 31m 18s on medium power and 12m 18s on Jet. Switching to AI power, I moved around, vacuuming the Trusted Reviews Lab, which has different floor surfaces. With this test, I managed 27m 52s, which is impressive. Adding in the smaller battery, should add around another 15 minutes of runtime on AI, which would give close to 45-minutes of cleaning time – definitely enough to tackle an average house.
Testing sound, I found that most of the noise came from the floor head. On carpet, the vacuum cleaner is a little loud on low power (72.3dB) but not much louder on Jet (75.8dB).
Should you buy it?
You want power, a lightweight body and easy emptying: Light, easy to use and very powerful, the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI can empty itself with no dust spillage.
You want something cheaper: The auto-empty station adds to cost, and you can get cleaners that suck up dirt as well for less.
It is expensive, but the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI is very powerful. And, that power doesn’t come with more weight. In fact, it’s one of the lightest cordless vacuum cleaners that I’ve tested, making it a pleasure to use. A big component of cost is the empty station. As this cleans out the vacuum with no dust spillage, it’s a very useful tool if you have a dust allergy.
For a more responsive cleaner and one for hard floors, the Dyson V15 may be a better choice; for combination floors, a lighter body and excellent dust emptying, the Samsung Bespoke Jet AI is great. Check out my guide to the best cordless vacuum cleaners for more choices.
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