Roborock comparison chart 2020 – do they have water tank?

Roborock Robot Vacuum Cleaner comparison chart of 2020

How Roborock comparison chart will help you? The Roborock company is famous for offering premium robot vacuum cleaners. Now, the new Roborock S5 Max, which has been presented at IFA, 2019 in Berlin, goes on sale. Compared to the previous popular models Roborock S50 and Roborock S6, the Roborock S5 Max take the cleaning performance to the new level with some advanced features, such as adjustable water output, larger water tank, AI-powered recharging, etc. Now, let’s make a detailed Roborock comparison chart about the popular Roborock vacuum cleaners and see which one you should choose.

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What are good in Roborock robot vacuum cleaners?

Our Roborock comparison chart will guide you to choose the best of Roborock vacuum cleaner based on your needs.

  • Most of the robots in the model line have the longest-lasting battery. The Roborock S4, S5, and Roborock Xiaowa E3 work for the whole 150 minutes. The latest models can do cleaning for up to 180 minutes.
  • Resumption. It makes the robot cover even more cleaning area in one cleaning cycle. All of them resume cleaning after recharging.
  • All of them can sweep and mop at the same time.
  • The Roborock S4, S5, S5 MAX, S6, and Xiaowa E3 have one of the strongest suction power in the industry thanks to which the cleaners pick up even the smallest particulars on carpet.

Carpet boost. Only a few models in the industry can identify carpets, and Roborock produces most of them. This feature helps to provide deeper cleaning on carpet flooring automatically and saves battery life. Other robot vacuums that support carpet boost either twice or three times expensive than the Roborock or do not have strong suction to ensure deep cleaning on thicker carpets.

Restricted area support. Not all the robot vacuum cleaners that are based on the LDS laser support virtual boundaries. Those that are equipped with a gyroscope or camera (except some latest models) don’t have this feature. The Roborock S4, S5, S5 Max, and S6 have this option.

Avoid carpets when mopping. The new model S5 Max supports no-mop zones to avoid carpets in mopping mode. The Roborock S4, S5 and S6 also can do so by setting no-go lines.

Zoned cleaning. The same as with the restricted area, this feature is a rare thing. Supported by the Roborock S4, S5, S5 Max, and Roborock S6.

Washable HEPA. It makes the filter last longer. Most of the filters can’t be washed. The Roborock robot vacuums are safe for those who suffer from an allergy or asthma.

20 mm barrier cross height. It makes the robot perfect for thicker carpets. Only a few high-end models that come with a price tag of $500+ can climb an obstacle this tall.

Mapping. Thanks to mapping the robots build an accurate map and know your floor layout. The Roborock S4, S5, S5 Max, and S6 create a high-precise map.

Tracking in real-time. You can watch the robots building a map in real-time.

Price. With the given price tag each of the Roborock models offers great high-end features and provides great performance especially on carpet. These are the robot vacuum cleaners with the strongest suction power, the best climbing ability, carpet boost, mapping, and a reasonable price.

Scheduling by room. Since the newest model divides the map into separate rooms, the Roborock S4, S5 Max, and S6 support cleaning in a particular room or two at a specific time.

What are the Roborock vacuum cleaner models?

At this moment, Roborock made 5 different models of robot vacuum cleaners (sorted by release date):

  1. Roborock S5
  2. Roborock Xiaowa 
  3. Roborock S6 
  4. Roborock S6 Pure
  5. Roborock S4 
  6. Roborock S5 Max

In 2018, Roborock launched a new product, the Roborock Xiaowa Lite, a budget robot vacuum with strong suction and random cleaning pattern (currently is no longer available to buy). A little bit later they improved this model and called it the Roborock Xiaowa (without “Lite” ending). The Roborock Xiaowa has stronger suction, gyroscope navigation, and wet mopping function.

The Roborock Xiaowa series also can be named as Xiaowa E2, E20, or E25, which is the same model, the difference is only in color, is available in white and grey colors.

The Roborock Xiaowa E3 (or E35) is a third generation of the Xiaowa series and has strong suction of 2,000 Pa.

Roborock also released the newest model – the Roborock S6 in May 2019. It is an improved version of the Roborock S5. Luckily we managed to test both: the Roborock S5 and the Roborock S6.

In September 2019, the company launched the latest model — Roborock S5 Max. It has a bigger water container, some additional features, and promises to provide an even better cleaning experience.

In September 2019, the company released a new budget model for those who do not necessarily need mopping — the Roborock S4.

The Roborock S4, S5, S5 Max, and Roborock S6/Pure use LDS (laser distance sensor or Lidar) for mapping and navigation when the Roborock Xiaowa E2 and E3 use a dual-gyroscope positioning and navigation system. The LDS is more precise than the gyroscope, so the Roborock S5 and Roborock S6 have better navigation and create a more accurate map than the Roborock Xiaowa series (Roborock comparison chart).

Let’s talk about similarities and what is different between each robot vacuum of the Roborock model line ( Roborock comparison chart).

Roborock model comparison chart

Get a full details on Roborock comparison chart of 2020.

ModelsRoborock S6Roborock S5Roborock S5 MaxRoborock S4Roborock E35Roborock E25Roborock C10
ColorsWhite, black, rose goldWhite, black, rose goldBlackWhite, black, rose goldWhite, blackWhite, blackWhite
NavigationLaser / Smart MappingLaser / Smart MappingLaser / Smart MappingLaser / Smart MappingSensors / Smart MappingSensors / Smart MappingBump & continue
Smartphone ControlYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
MopsYesYesYesNoYesYesNo
MappingYesYesYesYesNoYesNo
Zone CleaningYesYesYesYesNoNoNo
Battery5,200 mAh5,200 mAh5,200 mAh5,200 mAh5,200 mAh2,600 mAhUnknown
Cleans2,700 sq. ft.2,600 sq. ft.2,600 sq. ft.2,700 sq. ft.150-200 m²120-150 m²Unknown
Dust Bin480 ml480 ml480 ml480 ml640 ml640 ml640 ml
SuctionUnknown2,000 PaUnknownUnknown2,000 Pa1,800 Pa1,600 Pa

Choose the right one from Roborock Robot comparison chart? 

For those who want a robot to mop and sweep but not going to pay $400+ on flagship models, go with the Roborock Xiaowa E2, the white version will cost you $250 which is fair enough for the given features. 

If your home is covering with carpets, but you still want a robot that can do mopping as well, consider getting the Roborock Xiaowa E3. It is ideal for carpet flooring, has strong suction and longer battery life. With long battery life, the Xiaowa E3 is suitable for big homes.

If you live in a big home, have carpets, need mopping, and want the machine with mapping and efficient navigation, go with the flagship Roborock S5. It is a powerful vacuum, suitable for big homes (thanks to 150 min on running), supports restricted areas and zoned cleaning. Also, it identifies carpet flooring and has a good climbing ability, which makes it ideal for carpet flooring.

For those who do not necessarily need mopping and don’t have thick carpets but still want to get a smart machine with the features high-end models have, the Roborock S4 is the great pick. It is not suitable for thick carpets but has an amazing design, long battery life, smart options and performs great on thin carpets and bare floors.

Finally, if you are okay with spending $600 on a high-end model, live in a multi-level house, and want some additional features the Roborock S5 does not have, get the Roborock S6. It has selected room cleaning, which is a useful feature when you want the robot only clean in a specific room. Also, it stores three maps, while the Roborock S5 only does one. The robot is perfect for pet hair thanks to the cleaning brush that has detachable parts. The Roborock S6 is a flagship machine with a reasonable price tag.

Key differences – Roborock comparison

  • Suction power. The Xiaowa E2 delivers 1,800 Pa; the Xiaowa E3, Roborock S4, S5, S5 Max, and Roborock S6 – 2,000 Pa.
  • The Roborock S4 only sweep, other vacuums in the model line do mopping and sweeping.
  • Navigation. The Xiaowa, Roborock S6, S4, S5, and S5 Max follow a smart algorithm moving in straight Z-shaped lines.
  • Battery life. The Xiaowa E2 battery lasts ~100 minutes; E3, Roborock S6, and Roborock S5 – ~150 minutes; the Roborock S4 and S5 Max — 180 minutes.
  • Mapping technology. The Xiaowa E2 and E3 are equipped with a dual-gyroscope and LED motion tracking sensors to map a house and identify areas that have already been cleaned. The Roborock S4, S5, S5 Max, and S6 use the LDS system to map out a house.
  • With the Mi Home and Roborock app, you can create virtual block offs to keep the robots from wandering off. It is related to the Roborock S4, S5, S5 Max, and Roborock S6. Virtual boundaries are not available for the Xiaowa E2, E3.
  • Zoned cleaning. To clean a specified zone, you can draw a rectangle on the created map. The robot will stay within the specified area. This option is available for the Roborock S4, S5, S5 Max, and S6. The Roborock S6, S5 Max, and S4 also support room cleaning by choosing the room you need on a created map.
  • All the machines use a washable HEPA filter that lasts longer than non-washable HEPA. The HEPA filter catches up to 99.9% of allergens and dust.
  • All the robots from the line recognize carpeted flooring and boost suction power to ensure deep cleaning.
  • Climbing ability. The Xiaowa, Roborock S5, S5 Max, and Roborock S6 have larger wheels and can climb an obstacle up to 20 mm (0.8 in) tall which makes them suitable for thicker carpets. The Roborock S4 can cross a 15 mm (0.6 in) obstacle.

Roborock comparison chart – Roborock Xiaowa Plus vs Roborock S5

  Main FeaturesRoborock Xiaowa Plus (E3)Roborock S5
Mapping / Path planning yes yes 
Mapping Sensor Type gyroscopeLDS
High-Precision Map noyes
Recharge & Resume yesyes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes yes 
Noise Level 60 db 68 db 
LCD Display nono
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes yes 
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 2000 Pa 2000 Pa 
Сleaning Area 2153 ft2 / 200 m22691 ft2 / 250 m2
Recommended Home Size small, mediummedium, big
Cleaning Modes silent, standard, strong, maxquiet, balanced, turbo, max, zoned cleanup, carpet boost and three mopping modes
Dustbin Capacity 640 ml480 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal nono
Wet Mopping yes yes 
Water Tank Capacity 150 ml140 ml
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm0.79 in / 20 mm
HEPA Filter yes yes 
Washable Filter yesyes
Сarpet Floor Types low-pile, medium-pilelow-pile, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types ceramic tile, marble tile, vynil, laminate, linoleum, woodhardwood, tile, laminate, vynil, marble tile, ceramic
  Battery
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh5200 mAh
Run time 150 min 150 min 
Charging Time 240 min240 min
Rated Power (Watts) 58 W58 W
  Control
Scheduling yes yes 
IR Remote Control nono
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes yes 
Wi-Fi Frequency Bands2.4 GHz2.4 GHz
Amazon Alexa Support yes yes 
Google Assistant Support yes yes 
Magnetic/Optical Virtual Walls yes yes 
  App Features
Real-time tracking yesyes
Digital Blocked Area noyes
Zoned cleaning noyes
Multi-floor maps nono
Manual movement control yesyes
Selected Room Cleaning nono
  Sensors
Carpet Boost yes yes 
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes yes 
Dirt Detect nono
Full Bin Indicator nono
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 6.61 lbs / 3 kg7.72 lbs / 3.5 kg
Robot Width 13.78 in / 35 cm13.78 in / 35 cm
Robot Height 3.54 in / 9 cm3.78 in / 9.6 cm
In the box charging dock, power cable, cleaning brush.adapter, charging dock, water tank, mopping pad, English user manual
Warranty 12 months12 months

Roborock S5 Max vs Roborock S50 vs Roborock S6 – Roborock comparison

 Roborock S5 MaxRoborock S50Roborock S6
NavigationLDS + SLAMLDS + SLAMLDS + SLAM
Max suction2000Pa2000Pa2000Pa
Working noise60dB65-67 dB58dB
Selective room cleaningYesYesYes
Battery capacity5200mAh5200mAh5200mAh
Runtime180 minutes150 minutes150 minutes
Sweeping and moppingYesYesYes
Recharge and resumeYes (AI-powered)YesYes
Climb capability2cm2cm2cm
Dust box capacity460ml480ml480ml
Water tank capacity290ml140ml140ml
Adjustable water supplyYes (in the app)NoYes (in the water tank)
Removable main brushYesNo (non-removable)Yes
Amazon Alexa/ Google home controlYesYesYes
APP controlRoborock appMi Home appMi Home app
Number of sensors141314
Height9.65 cm9.65 cm9.65 cm

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