A robot vacuum cleaners would be a great addition to your home. Robot vacuums with their small size does not take up too much additional space in your home and are a great help to your cleaning routines. Two robot vacuum cleaners brand namely Roborock S5 and Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner are and compared, mentioned a lot. In this post, we made a detailed review for you.
But First: are Roborock and Xiaomi the same company?
Roborock and Xiaomi are different company. However, Xiaomi is an investor and strategic partner of Roborock. The first robot vacuum device (the Xiaomi Mi Robot) actually was produced by Roborock company but was released under the Xiaomi brand. But after that Roborock started producing robots under its own brand. Roborock still helps Xiaomi to develop vacuum cleaners. Xiaomi seems helping Roborock in utilizing software. Roborocj products use Mi Home and other applications.
|Xiaomi Mi Robot (maybe the best-selling and most-known Xiaomi robot)||Roborock Xiaowa Series that includes E25/E35 and E35. These are Gyroscope-guided robots that can mop and sweep, have decent suction power and long battery life. Actually one of the best in its price range.|
|Xiaomi MiJia 1S (one of the newest robots that has a Lidar and also visual sensor to navigate around)||Roborock S5/S55/S51/S50, which is the same model but with different color options.the the S5 models are best-selling products.|
|Xiaomi MiJia STYJ02YM (a high-end model that can mop and sweep)||Roborock S6 its high-end robot vacuum that is the quietest in the model line, supports no-go lines, zoned cleaning, and room cleaning|
|Xiaomi MiJia 1C (a budget model that also can sweep and mop but has no Lidar).||Roborock S4 has the same features as the S6 but lacks mopping and has reduced climbing ability of 15 mm/0.6 in instead of 20 mm/0.8in.|
|Roborock S5 Max the latest robot vacuum with the most mopping features such as a bigger water container, no-mop zones, scheduling for mopping, etc|
Both devices have many similar features. However, The Xiaomi Mi Robot is a budget option for those who do not need extra features or not going to use the app as much. It is good for homes with low-pile or with no carpets at all. The Roborock S5 can be used in big homes with more than one level. It is capable of cleaning low and medium-pile carpets as well as some hard floor areas.
Differences between Roborock S5 and Xiaomi Mi Super Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Eventhough Roborock S5 and Xiaomi Mi Super Robot seem the same products, both devices vary in terms of features listed below.
The Roborock S5 has higher suction power
The Roborock S5 has stronger suction with 2,000 Pa. Xiaomi Mi Super Robot Vacuum Cleaner produce 1,800 Pa.
The Roborock S5 is less noisy.
The Xiaomi Mi Super Robot Vacuum Cleaner create nearly 70 dB noise whereas the S5 has noise level between 60 dB and 65 dB
The Roborock S5 has better climbing ability than Xiaomi Mi Super Robot Vacuum Cleaner
The Roborock S5 can cross an obstacle up to 20 mm height while the Mi Robot manages to get through carpets that are no thicker than 15 mm.
The Roborock S5 is more efficient in cleaning time.
The Xiaomi Mi Super Robot Vacuum Cleaner and the S5 both use a spinning invisible laser to map out your home, and other than the placement of the laser very little is different, though I have seen some tests that show that the newer S5 is more efficient in terms of cleaning time.
The Roborock S5 is more effective in carpet cleaning.
The S5 with upgraded mechanism in wheels is suitable for low and medium-pile carpets; the Mi Robot can only be used on low-pile ones.
Also, another nice feature of the Roborock is carpet identification. The robot automatically increases suction on carpets to provide better cleaning.
The Roborock S5 has additional mopping feature.
Roborock S5 has mopping attachments and can do mopping and sweeping at the same time. However, the mopping feature is not going to replace manual mopping and is not suitable for heavy mopping tasks as it just drags the cloth around but is a good option to have.
The Roborock is slightly better in mapping and other operational features
The Roborock has virtual walls and zoned cleaning; the Mi Robot supports zoned cleaning.
With the new update, the Roborock can be ordered to clean a specific room and can store more than one map.
Similarities between Roborock S5 and Xiaomi Mi Super Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Both devices support No-Go Zones
The Roborock S5 supports no-go zones in the app that keeps the robot off certain areas. The Mi Robot has a magnetic tape (you can get it optionally) that does the same but is limited and not as convenient to use.
Both devices have same cleaning mechanics
They all have the exact same cleaning mechanics meaning they have the same self adjusting brush roll housing, and use the same anti-tangle brushroll, they also all have one side brush. In fact all of the Roborock consumable parts like the brushes are interchangeable.
Roborock S5 and the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner have similar remote control features
They all are wifi enabled robots, compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. They all utilize the downloadable app where you can schedule cleanings, see reports, change between 1 of the 4 power settings, and even use it like a remote control car.
Both device utilize Mi Home App
Roborock S5 and the Xiaomi Mi Super Robot Vacuum Cleaner can use mi home app.