The list of the best-rated robot vacuum cleaners in 2020 is based on a comparison of popular robot vacuum cleaners by key characteristics, such as motor power, working attachments, navigation, battery capacity, functionality, and several other options. The list of the most high-quality and functional robot vacuum cleaners includes 4 premium devices and 3 budget models.
- Xiaomi Roborock S5 Max;
- iRobot Roomba i7;
- 360 S7;
- Ecovacs Deebot ozmo 950.
- Xiaomi Mi Roborock Sweep One;
- Ecovacs DeeBot OZMO 930;
- iLife A9.
These robots are multifunctional. They always perform high-quality wet and dry cleaning on various floor coverings. Premium vacuum cleaners have strong suction power (from 2000 PA), advanced navigation (laser rangefinder or video camera), and the ability to work with a compiled scheme of the rooms via a mobile app. The app’s functions are expanded, some of them are: room cleaning, virtual borders building, and others. So, let’s start with the best robot vacuum reviews.
|The name of the functions||Xiaomi Roborock S5 Max||iRobot Roomba i7+||360 S7||Ecovacs Deebot ozmo 950|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5200||3300||3200||5200|
|Working time (min)||150||75||120||200|
|Charging time (min)||240||120||150||300|
|Rated power (W)||58||N/A||30||N/A|
|Suction power (PA)||2000||1700||2000||1500|
|Cleaning area (sq. m)||250||185||200||350|
|Noise level (dB)||60||68||55||66|
|Side brushes (Qty)||1||1||1||2|
|The recommended size of the house||Medium, large||Medium, large||small, medium, large||Medium, large|
|Cleaning mode||quiet, balanced, turbo, max, zoned cleaning, power boost on carpets||auto, local, power boost on carpets||auto, region||normal, max, max plus|
|Trash can capacity (ml)||460||500||550||430|
|Automatic dirt removal (self-cleaning)||No||Yes||No||No|
|Water tank capacity (ml)||280||–||150||240|
|Fence height (mm)||20||20||20||20|
|Types of carpets||Low and medium pile||low and medium pile||low and medium pile||low and medium pile|
|Type of floor||Ceramic and marble tiles, linoleum, wood, parquet||parquet, wood, marble and ceramic tiles, laminate, linoleum||wooden floor, ceramic tiles||ceramic and marble tiles, wooden floors, laminate, parquet, linoleum|
|Type of map sensor||LDS||Camera and odometer||LDS||LDS|
|Drop / break sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|The indicator of fullness of the container||No||Yes||No||No|
|Navigation and control|
|Mapping / route Planning||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|IR remote control||No||No||No||No|
|Wi-Fi App / Smartphone||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Wi-Fi Frequency (GHz)||2.4||2,4/5||2.4||N/A|
|Amazon Alexa Support||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Google Assistant Support||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Magnetic / Optical Virtual Walls||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Features of the app|
|Digital blocked area||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cleaning the area||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Saving the room map||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Manual control of the robot||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Recharge and resume cleaning||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic return to the charging dock||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Other technical characteristics|
|Kit||water tank, dish Mat, user manual, power adapter, charging dock||self-cleaning base, 2 dirt removal bags, power cord, dual-mode barrier for virtual wall, additional high-efficiency filter, additional side brush||power adapter, filter, charger, water tank, napkin, English manual, cleaning agent||charging dock, 4 side brushes, 2 high-efficiency air filters, 2 floor cleaning attachments, cleaning tool|
Xiaomi Roborock S5 Max
This device is the best buy robot vacuum cleaner in 2020. Designed for all types of cleaning of any hard floor coverings, as well as the low-pile and medium-pile carpets. A powerful motor with a suction force of 2000 PA and a turbo brush does not leave a trace of dust that falls into the capacious dust collector (460 ml). The trash can is equipped with a HEPA filter that can be easily washed.
The robot navigates in space using LDS and SLAM technology which builds a high-precision scheme of the room. The memory function helps the device to memorize up to 3 room schemes, which makes Xiaomi Roborock S5 Max a great device for working in multi-level houses. The vacuum cleaner is perfect for cleaning large apartments, a capacious lithium-ion battery of 5200 mAh is designed to supply the device with a charge for 150 minutes of operation. In comparison with other models, Roborock has a feature called a no-mop zone, it is quite a useful function, the vacuum cleaner ignores all carpet coverings, leaving them dry. There is also a smartphone app that includes the following modes and options: virtual restriction, carpet protection, the schedule of cleaning, and others.
Roborock S6 also deserves the title of the best model. It has similar characteristics, but the container for liquid is slightly smaller and there is no option no-mop zone, but you can be creative and place virtual walls in the app where it is necessary.
iRobot Roomba i7
Unlike Xiaomi, Okami, and 360 models, this vacuum cleaner from the American company iRobot is designed exclusively for dry cleaning. A special feature of the device is its working unit with two rollers-extractors that clean various floor coverings and do not wind the hair around. The quality of cleaning is provided by an adjustable suction force, depending on the type of flooring and the degree of contamination. iAdapt 3.0 navigation based on an overview video camera is responsible for the spatial orientation of Roomba i7. You can download a mobile app to work with the scheme of your house and configure cleaning parameters. Up to 3 schemes are stored in its memory, as in Roborock S5 Max and 360 S7 robots.
The i7+ version differs from the standard i7. The i7+ has a base station with automatic cleaning of the dust collector. When the robot arrives for charging, the station pulls garbage from the dust collector into its large 12-liter container.
The robot is not at the top of the list because the cost is high, and the new Roomba s9+ is even more expensive. It is too expensive even for a smart vacuum cleaner that performs dry cleaning perfectly.
360 S7 model from a Chinese producer has similar functions, characteristics, and design as Xiaomi. The vacuum cleaner has a washer at the top, one end brush, the same principle of dry cleaning, and the suction force (2000 PA). Only the battery is smaller — just 3200 mAh, this characteristic makes the vacuum cleaner similar to Okami u100. The smart assistant even repeats the carpet protection function, which ignores them and keeps dry. Wet wiping of the floor is also simplified – a pallet with a 150 ml container is supplied for direct wetting of the cleaning cloth. There is a mobile app to control the device, you can view saved schemes of rooms (remembers up to 10 schemes), you can send the vacuum cleaner to any of the cleaning rooms, set virtual borders, and much more.
Its main feature is memory function and carpet protection.
Ecovacs Deebot ozmo 950
Ecovacs Deebot ozmo 950 is a floor vacuum robot that can perform wet and dry cleaning simultaneously. The low height of the robot allows the device to clean under low furniture. Navigation is based on Smart Navi 3.0 technology and includes a laser range finder and IR sensors. Dry cleaning is performed with two side brushes and a turbo brush. The main brush is more convenient comparing to Deebot ozmo 930, and it can change positions, thus increasing the quality of cleaning on carpets due to the shock absorption of the brush. Its motor power is 1500 PA, it makes this robot inferior to the vacuum cleaners in the list, but the suction force is quite enough for cleaning carpets with low and medium pile. Moreover, the robot overcomes high obstacles. Ecovacs Deebot ozmo 950 collects garbage in 430 ml container. Wet cleaning is performed using OZMO technology.
After filling the container tank with 240 ml, you can use the option of washing the floors. The intensity of wet wiping is regulated by an electronically controlled water pump. Water is distributed evenly over the microfiber due to special sensors. You can increase or decrease the water level depending on the degree of contamination or the type of floor covering via a mobile app. The functionality of the smartphone app is also expanded, you can also set virtual borders, view a scheme of the room, select rooms for cleaning, program a schedule, and so on.
There are simplified requirements for vacuum cleaners in the middle price category. It is not obvious that budget robots are not very different from premium devices, but they are inferior to expensive vacuum cleaners. The smart vacuum cleaner must have a motor from 1000 to 1500 PA, perform both dry and wet cleaning of the floor, including a separate container or a module. A smartphone app is used to control the robot, models with remote control are becoming less popular nowadays. There are no doubts that the device should build a scheme of the room and navigate not only by IR sensors.
|The name of the functions||Xiaomi Mi Roborock Sweep One||Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 930||iLife A9|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||5200||2600||2600|
|Working time (min)||150||90||90|
|Charging time (min)||240||240||300|
|Rated power (W)||58||25||22|
|Suction power (PA)||2000||1000||1000|
|Cleaning area (sq. m)||250||120||200|
|Noise level (dB)||68||70|
|Side brushes (Qty)||1||2||2|
|The recommended size of the house||Средний, большой||Маленьких, средних||Маленьких, средних|
|Cleaning mode||тихий, сбалансированный, турбо, макс, зонированная очистка, усиление ковра и три режима мытья полов||авто, интенсивный, индивидуальный||auto, spot, edge, max|
|Trash can capacity (ml)||500||450||600|
|Automatic dirt removal (self-cleaning)||No||No||No|
|Water tank capacity (ml)||140||240||300|
|Fence height (mm)||20||18||15|
|Types of carpets||low and medium pile||low pile||low pile|
|Type of floor||wood, tile, laminate, marble tile, ceramic||laminate, marble and ceramic tiles, linoleum, wooden floor||laminate, marble and ceramic tiles, linoleum, wooden floor|
|Type of map sensor||LDS||LDS||Camera and gyroscope|
|Drop / breakage sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|The indicator of fullness of the container||No||No||No|
|Navigation and control|
|Mapping / route Planning||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|IR remote control||No||No||Yes|
|Wi-Fi App / Smartphone||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Wi-Fi Frequency (GHz)||2.4||2.4||2.4|
|Amazon Alexa Support||Yes||Yes||No|
|Google Assistant Support||Yes||Yes||No|
|Magnetic / Optical Virtual Walls||Yes||No||Yes|
|Features of the app|
|Digital blocked area||Yes||Yes||No|
|Cleaning the area||Yes||Yes||No|
|Saving the room map||No||No||No|
|Manual control of the robot||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Recharge and resume cleaning||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Automatic return to the charging dock||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Other technical characteristics|
|Kit||adapter, a docking station for charging, a water tank, a unit for washing floors||Docking station for charging. Two side brushes. Suction element (nozzle). Module with a microfiber cloth. Brush for cleaning the dust collector.||charging dock, adapter, water tank, additional MOP cloth, cleaning tool, two additional side brushes, remote control (with batteries), additional HEPA filter|
Xiaomi Mi Roborock Sweep One
Mi Roborock Sweet One, also called Roborock S5 – is “the younger brother” of Roborock S5 Max. With the same power of 2000 PA, its navigation is based on lidar and a capacious battery of 5200 mAh, the robot differs in functionality. There is no option of saving schemes in memory in Sweep One. Wet cleaning is performed with a cloth that is wetted from a 150 ml container. The robot is controlled with the MiHome app, including the following options: virtual walls, cleaning schedule, power adjustment, so all the necessary functions of the best robot according to customer reviews.
Ecovacs DeeBot OZMO 930
DeeBot OZMO 930 is an improved model that has just appeared on the market but has already received good user reviews. These are devices with the navigation system Smart Navi 3.0. The vacuum cleaner is slightly inferior to its competitor in battery capacity of 2600 mAh, but Roborock S50 battery is twice as large as 5200 mAh. But DeeBot OZMO 930 is a more multi-purpose device: the robot has several attachments which you can change depending on the cleaning area: turbo brush or suction attachment for different types of floor coverings. The wet cleaning is implemented better on this device. In addition to the 240 ml water container, OZMO system can control the water supply to the napkin using an electric pump. It is controlled like most top robot vacuum cleaners via the app, which provides access to zone restriction, mode selection, fluid control, and other options for user convenience.
DeeBot OZMO 930 is one of the best budget robot vacuum cleaners for wet cleaning for such coverings as laminate and parquet.
Unlike Roborock E352, iLife A9 robot vacuum cleaner includes 4 premium options. First, the user can choose from 2 types of turbo brush-a rubber roller for working with smooth floor coverings and a bristle brush for carpets. Secondly, iLife A9s is equipped with an overview video camera and a gyroscope, so the cleaning of the room is not carried out by random passages from obstacle to obstacle, but along a pre-built route with control of its location, cleaned and dirty areas. Third, the scheme of the room is displayed on the smartphone. Fourth, the electronic control system is responsible for wetting the napkin during wet cleaning. The only thing that makes iLife weaker than its predecessor is the battery capacity, which is 2600 mAh, but it can be easily called one of the best robot vacuum for carpet and dry cleaning.