Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Guide: iRobot Roomba vs Neato vs Samsung Powerbot vs Shark Ion vs Xiaomi vs bObsweep vs ILIFE vs ECOVACS DEEBOT vs eufy

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With so many brands and models of robo vacs on the market, how do you find the right one for you?

What we’ve done here is put together a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Guide.

We’ve provided some of the most relevant information on some of the most popular or latest robo vacs from each brand.

Brands we cover include iRobot, Neato, Samsung, Shark, Xiaomi, bObsweep, ILIFE, ECOVACS, and eufy

You should be able to find one that’s good for you.

Let’s take a look at them!

 

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Guide: iRobot Roomba vs Neato vs Samsung Powerbot vs Shark Ion vs Xiaomi vs bObsweep vs ILIFE vs ECOVACS DEEBOT vs eufy

Of the above brands, our top brands and models of robo vacs are:

Best Affordable Robo Vacs

Best High Quality/Premium Robo Vacs

* Note – this is not the full range of robo vacs from each brand. It is a selection of what we think are the most popular, latest or better models from each brand

 

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Guide: Which To Get

Xiaomi

The 2nd Generation model is the upgraded model over the 1st generation model.

It is a 2 in 1 vacuum and mop, whereas the 1st generation is a vacuum only.

The 2nd generation has slightly better suction, navigation and cleaning technology over the 1st generation.

So, assuming the price is suitable for you, the 2nd generation model is for you if you want an upgraded model.

Shark Ion

In terms of the Shark models…

  • You’d get the Shark 720 if you want a robot vac that works with a remote.
  • You’d get the Shark 750 is you want a robot vac that works with a smartphone app and through voice control with the Amazon Alexa.

eufy

If price is your main consideration, the 11S offers great value as a robotic vacuum with good suction power. It is hand remote controlled.

bObsweep

The pet models are upgraded models of the Standard model (they have all the Standard model + more)

You’d get the PetHair Plus if you want a more powerful upgraded version of the PetHair. Both are vacuum and mop 2 in 1 units.

The bObi Pet is slightly different to both those models having touchscreen buttons on the vacuum. It has a mini mop attachment.

The bObi Classic is similar to the bObi Pet.

We think both the PetHair Plus and bObsweep Pet present good value for money for pet owners – the PetHair Plus in particular.

The bOb Classic present OK value for a regular robotic vacuum.

ECOVACS

The N79S offers pretty good value as a more affordable robo vac, so you may want to start there if price is important to you.

It’s smartphone app controlled, and Alexa voice activated.

It’s a vacuum only.

Samsung

The Samsung models are advanced robotic vacs that are smartphone controlled.

iRobot Roomba

In terms of the Roombas, In general, the 800 and 900 series Roombas are 5x more powerful, and in some cases up to 10x more powerful than the 600 and 700 series Roombas.

The 690 is the most basic model of them all – being app connected, and able to be used on floor surfaces of all types.

The next step up is the 890 with up to 5x the suction power (of the 600 and 700 series’), and it also comes with a high efficiency filter and tangle free brush rollers.

The next step up is the 960 which has up to 15 minutes more run time (75 minutes max), ability to do multi room cleaning, ability to recharge itself automatically and resume cleaning, provides a clean map report of areas cleaned, and provides a level of custom cleaning preferences.

The 980 is the most advanced model with a run time of up to 120 minutes, up to 10x the suction power (of the 600 and 700 series’), and the ability to increase power on deep and plush carpet surfaces.

So, generally – power, run time, and additional cleaning settings and features are added as you progress through the models. The 960 and 980 also have slightly larger dust container capacities as well as newer technology.

ILIFE ‘V’ Range

The V Range are not smartphone app controlled or Alexa voice activated. They are controlled with a hand remote or push button.

The V8s is the most advanced model, then the V7s, then the V5s, followed by the V3s Pro which is the most basic.

The V3s Pro is a robo vac only.

The V5s Pro is a robo vac and spot mop, with a more advanced Max motor.

The V7s Pro is a robo vac and spot mop, which has smart dust bin technology.

And, the V8s has LCD front display/button technology, along with bigger water and dust containers.

Overall, we would say the V3s Pro probably offers the best value for money when you look at it’s price and performance. It’s basic, but it’s quite affordable.

We would say to look at the iRobot Roomba 690, 890, 960 and 980 models before you buy the ILIFE robo vacs. iRobot make some high quality/good value robo vacs which you can compare to these ILIFE models.

One of the good things about the iRobot Roombas is the latest models are able to be controlled by an App, and are Smart Home Connected to Google Assistant and Alexa.

ILIFE ‘A’ Range

The V Range are not smartphone app controlled or Alexa voice activated. They are controlled with a hand remote or push button.

The A4s and A6 are the more basic and affordable models. These are the ones to look at if a lower price is your preference.

The A7 and A8 are more advanced with the A7 being app controlled, and the A8 having advanced room mapping and cleaning capability.

Neato

These are smartphone app controlled robo vacs, with Alexa voice control as well.

The D3 is the most basic of the Neato models, and the D7 is the most advanced.

The models also tend to increase in price from the D3 up to the D7.

For the most features and the best filtration system, and longest battery life – go the D6 or D7.

If a more basic model better suits what you are after, the D3 or D4 may be better options.

The D5 is somewhere in between, and is probably our pick for the best value and best performing of all the models (but this is just our opinion)

 

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Guide: Differences

Xiaomi

  • The 2nd generation is a 2 in 1 vacuum and mop, whereas the 1st generation is a vacuum only
  • The 2nd generation has division area cleaning, whereas the 1st generation doesn’t
  • The 2nd generation has carpet turbo charging
  • The 2nd generation has anti collision flexible glue
  • The 2nd generation has LDS(ultra long distance) recharge mode, and the 1st generation has Identification code (static distance)
  • The 2nd generation has a Double compass electronic compass, whereas the 1st generation has a Single compass electronic compass
  • The 2nd generation has 2000pa max suction, whereas the 1st generation has 1800pa max suction
  • The 2nd generation has a Washable filter, whereas the 1st generation has a standard filter
  • The 2nd generation has 2cm climbing ability (over floor rises), whereas the 1st generation has 1.5cm climbing ability

Shark Ion

The difference with the Sharks is in the way you can control them remotely:

  • The 720 has a remote control that allows for recurring cleaning scheduling
  • The 750 is Wi-Fi connected for optional cleaning and scheduling from your smartphone or with voice control through the Shark skill for Amazon Alexa (Alexa sold separately).

eufy

11S

  • Has 1300Pa max suction power
  • Has a 0.6L dust container
  • Runs at a 55dB sound level
  • Product height is 2.85 in
  • Has a climbing height of 0.63 inches
  • No boundary strips
  • Comes with a remote (no Smartphone app control, or Alexa)

bObsweep

PetHair Plus

  • Is a vacuum and wet/dry vac
  • Has 1100 mL Dustbin
  • Has extra long main brush
  • Has 4x boosted cleaning
  • Comes with the blOck Plus for sectioning off areas the vac can’t go in 
  • Has a FullCommand™ Remote Control with comprehensive remote controlling
  • Comes up with trouble messages on the vac
  • Has LCD screen
  • Has auto recharge
  • Has scheduling
  • Has stair and obstacle sensors
  • Has UV light
  • Has filter
  • Has checkup system
  • Has mop attachment

bObi Pet

  • Is a vacuum and wet/dry vac
  • Has two tier cleaning brush
  • Comes with the blOck Plus for sectioning off areas the vac can’t go in 
  • Has a FullCommand™ Remote Control with comprehensive remote controlling
  • Comes up with trouble messages on the vac
  • Has Illuminated Touch screen buttons and not a LCD screen
  • Has auto recharge
  • Has scheduling
  • Has stair and obstacle sensors
  • Has UV light
  • Has filter
  • Has checkup system
  • Has Mini mop attachment
  • Has a 75 minute run time

bObi Classic

  • Is a vacuum and wet/dry mop
  • Has bristle and rubber cleaning brushes
  • Has 80 touch sensors
  • Has a 3.4 inch low profile unit height
  • Has a washable dustbin
  • Has illuminated touchscreen buttons
  • Has a Remote Control with comprehensive remote controlling
  • Comes up with trouble messages on the vac
  • Has Illuminated Touch screen and not a LCD screen
  • Has auto recharge
  • Has scheduling
  • Has stair and obstacle sensors
  • Has UV light
  • Has filter
  • Has checkup system
  • Has Mini mop attachment

ECOVACS

  • The N79S has a battery runtime of around 100 minutes, and works with 2.4G Wifi only
  • It’s a vacuum only

Samsung

Does not work with WiFi, Smartphones and Alexa

  • R7010 – 20x Power, No WiFi to work with Alexa, no point cleaning, has manual scheduling, has a combo brush, has a medium dust container

Does work with WiFi, Smartphones and Alexa

  • R7040 – 20x Power, Does have WiFi to work with Alexa, no point cleaning, has auto scheduling scheduling, has a combo brush, has a medium dust container
  • R7065 – 40x Power, Does have WiFi to work with Alexa, no point cleaning, has auto scheduling scheduling, has a combo brush, has a medium dust container
  • R7070 – 40x Power, Does have WiFi to work with Alexa, no point cleaning, has auto scheduling scheduling, has a self clean brush, has a medium dust container
  • R7090 – 40x Power, Does have WiFi to work with Alexa, has point cleaning, has auto scheduling scheduling, has a self clean brush, has a medium dust container
  • R9250 – 50x Power, Does have WiFi to work with Alexa, has point cleaning, has auto scheduling scheduling, has a combo brush, has a large dust container. 
  • R9350 – 70x Power, Does have WiFi to work with Alexa, has point cleaning, has auto scheduling scheduling, has a combo brush, has a large dust container.

iRobot Roomba

  • Price – obviously prices can change, but from cheapest the most expensive, it goes 690, 890, 960, 980
  • Power – using the 690 as a base mark, the 890 and 960 have up to 5x more suction power, and the 980 up to 10x more suction power
  • Run Time – the 690 and 890 have up to 1 hour runtime, the 960 75 mins and the 980 120 minutes
  • Dirt Container Capacity – the 690 has a 0.6 liter capacity container, the 890 has a 0.62 liter capacity container, both have a .82 liter capacity container
  • High Efficiency Filters – the 690, 960 and 980 are the only vacs with higher efficiency filters for catching more dust/allergens
  • Tangle Free Rollers – the 690, 960 and 980 are the only vacs with Tangle Free brushes as opposed to the standard brushes
  • The 690 and 890 have iAdapt 1.0 Navigation
  • The 960 and 980 have iAdapt 2.0 Navigation + Visual Navigation for entire level coverage (the vac remembers different room patterns on one level of your house)
  • Multi-Room Cleaning – the 960 and 980 are the only vacs that have the ability to remember different rooms on one level of the house and clean them accordingly
  • Recharge and Resume – the 960 and 980 are the only vacs that have the ability to recharge, and then resume cleaning automatically until the cleaning is done
  • Clean Map Reports – the 960 and 980 are the only vacs that show reports on your app of what areas they have cleaned, number of passes and more cleaning related info
  • Custom Cleaning Preferences – the 960 and 980 are the only vacs that have custom cleaning preferences to choose from such as power settings, number of cleaning passes and more
  • Dual Mode Wall Barriers – all come with 1 x Dual Mode Wall Barriers, except the 980 which comes with 2 wall barriers
  • Deep Carpet Cleaning – the 980 is the only vac that automatically increases it’s power on thicker and deeper carpets

ILIFE V Range

  • The V3s Pro is a vacuum only
  • The V5s Pro is a vac and spot mop machine, and has a Max motor (with a bit more power), and is slightly more quiet than the V3s Pro
  • The V7s Pro is a vac/mop, has the smart bin technology that let’s you know when the dust container is properly installed, and has a slightly larger spot mop cloth
  • The V8s has the front LCD display and control buttons on the vac/mop machine, and has the larger dust container and spot mop cloth

ILIFE A Range

  • The A4s has mini room mode for better cleaning of certain small rooms in your house, and has Gen 1 Cleaning System
  • The A6 uses the Electrowall for isolating the cleaner from certain areas, and Gen 2 Cleaning System
  • The A7 is App controlled, and has Gen 3 Cleaning System, and has an extra cleaning mode which is path mode
  • The A8 has Smart Panoramic Navigation for quick mapping and cleaning of areas, a Gen 3 Cleaning System and can resume cleaning after docking and recharging, and i-Voice technology that tells you what the vacuum is doing while cleaning, and resumes cleaning after docking and recharging

Neato

  • The D3 has a standard filter, a combo brush, and up to 60 minutes charge
  • The D4 has a high performance filter, combo brush, No Go Lines, 75 minute battery life and Quick Charging
  • The D5 has an Ultra performance filter, combo brush, a side brush, and a 90 min battery life
  • The D6 has an Ultra performance filter, Spiral combo brush, Side brush, No Go Lines, Multiple Floor Plans, 120 min battery life and Quick Boost Charging
  • The D7 has an Ultra performance filter, Spiral combo brush, side brush, No Go Lines, Multiple Floors Plans, 120 min battery life, Zone Cleaning, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Wifi, Manual Drive Remote Control and Quick Boost Charging
  • These are smartphone app controlled robo vacs, with Alexa voice control as well.

 

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Guide: Similarities

  • Each are robotic vacuums
  • Each automatically clean your house 
  • Each can be controlled remotely
  • Each can be used for all floor surfaces – carpet, and hard floors 
  • Each have a main sweeping brush
  • Each have an edge sweeping brush which sweeps debris away from edges and corners
  • Each have different cleaning modes
  • Each have cliff and object cleaning sensors
  • Each have rechargeable batteries
  • Each automatically re-dock and re-charge
  • Each use dust containers for cleaning debris
  • Each have dust filters
  • Each come with warranties

 

Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Comparison Guide: Reviews

 

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