Roborock and Roomba are among the most trusted robot vacuum brands that boast excellent cleaning performance and technologies. We review their flagship robot vacuums, the Roborock S6 MaxV and the Roomba s9, to find out which robot vacuum better suits your home.
Roborock S6 MaxV vs Roomba s9 Comparison Chart
|Navigation System||LiDAR and Dual Front Cameras||iAdapt 3.0 with vSLAM camera|
|Processor||64-Bit 8-Core processor||N/A|
|Suction Power||Up to 2500Pa||Up to 2,200Pa|
|Mopping||Included||Compatible with the iRobot Braava jet|
|Tank Capacity||300 mL||N/A|
|Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal||N/A||Compatible|
|Cleaning Area||Up to 240 sqm||Up to 200sqm|
|Runtime||180 minutes||Up to 120 minutes|
|Charging Time||150 minutes||180 minutes|
|Extractors||Rotating brush bar, side brush||Dual Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes, Edge-Sweeping Brush|
|Dirt Detect Technology||No||Yes|
|Full Bin Indicator||No||Yes|
|Virtual Wall Barriers||Yes||Yes|
|Height||3.8 in||3.5 in|
|Weight||7 lbs||8.15 lbs|
Apart from the obvious difference in shape and color, there are other significant differences in the design of the
Their dustbin sizes are also different, with the Roomba s9 having a larger 550mL dust bin compared to the 480mL capacity of the
Examining the underside will show that the
Cleaning Performance & Mopping
While both deliver impressive cleaning results, the
Roborock vacuums have consistently delivered impressive cleaning performance from its entry-level robot vacuums to the high-end models. Both the
Despite the Roomba s9’s Dirt Detect Technology that tells the Roomba to work harder on dirtier areas, the Roborock still did better when tested on their spot cleaning capability. However, when it comes to handling hair, the Roomba s9 outperforms the
A major difference between the
Their navigation systems are significantly different. The
Meanwhile, the Roomba s9 is equipped with iRobot’s iAdapt 3.0 with vSLAM (Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) which uses a camera to plot your floor plan. The Roomba s9 can detect obstacles well and work around your furniture, but the laser sensors work better in the dark.
Both robot vacuums let you save maps and offer multi-level mapping. If you have a large home with multiple floors, the
Battery and Additional Features
Large homes will benefit from the impressive 180 minutes maximum runtime of the
While most robot vacuums continue to become smarter, their limited dustbin capacity still requires that you dispose of dirt everytime they become full. This is what the iRobot can address through its Clean Base and Automatic Dirt Disposal technology. You can set up the Roomba s9 with the Clean Base and it will automatically empty its dustbin whenever needed. The self-emptying Roomba s9+ comes with the Clean Base right out of the box.
As the Roborock S6 MaxV doubles as a robot vacuum and mop, you’ll get better bang for your buck. It retails for 749USD and you get stronger suction power, longer battery life, and washable filter with the
The regular price of the iRobot Roomba s9 is 999USD, but at the time of writing, it’s on sale on Amazon for only 799USD. If you can get it on sale, you will get amazing value for your money with the Roomba s9. If you live with pets, the s9 can handle pet hair better than the S6 MaxV. The s9’s option for a Clean Base also makes cleaning even more convenient as you can forget about emptying the dustbin for weeks.
Unlike the Roomba s9, the Roomba s9+ comes with the CleanBase charging dock for automatic dirt disposal.
Given that the Roomba s9 uses the vSLAM camera technology to map a room, consumers are concerned about potential privacy issues. However, Roomba has assured it customers that the company does not sell customer-related data to third parties.
Roborock is based in Beijing, China. The company also has R&D offices in Shenzen and Shanghai.