Roborock S6 MaxV vs S6 Pure (2020): Which New Roborock S6 Should You Buy?

Roborock has announced the release of two new additions to its S6 series: the Roborock S6 MaxV and the Roborock S6 Pure. We review the new Roborock robot vacuums to find out their differences and which you should get for your home.

Roborock S6 MaxV vs Roborock S6 Pure Comparison Chart

ModelRoborock S6 MaxVRoborock S6 Pure
Roborock S6 MaxVRoborock S6 Pure
PriceCheck PriceCheck Price
Processor64-Bit 8-Core processor
Qualcomm® APQ8053 chip
32-bit Quad-Core processor
Front Dual CameraYesNo
Saved Maps Up to 4Up to 3
Multi-level MappingYesNo
Suction PowerUp to 2500PaUp to 2000Pa
Runtime180 minutes150 minutes
Battery Capacity5,200mAh5,200 mAh
Charging Time150 minutes150 minutes
ExtractorsRotating brush bar, side brushRotating brush bar, side brush
MoppingElectronic water tank 180 mL tank and regular detachable mop
No-Go, No-Map ZonesYesYes
Washable FilterYesYes
ColorsBlackWhite
Height3.8 inches3.8 inches
Weight7 lbs7 lbs

Design

The Roborock S6 MaxV and the Roborock S6 Pure look sleek and modern, but bear slightly different designs.

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Both the Roborock S6 MaxV (left) and the S6 Pure (right) look modern and sleek

Like most robot vacuums in the market today, the Roborock S6 MaxV and the Roborock S6 Pure are round-shaped and sport a minimalist faceplate. Their LiDAR sensors are mounted on their faceplate so they can easily plot your floor plan. While not obvious at a glance, the Roborock S6 MaxV comes with a dual camera on the front. They both have the signature red brush bars of Roborock vacuums, but the S6 MaxV’s has more bristles.

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Both the Roborock S6 MaxV and the S6 Pure are only available in one color at the time of writing. The S6 MaxV is black while the S6 Pure only comes in white. Another difference between the two is their tank size and mechanism. With a 300-mL tank size, the Roborock S6 MaxV has a larger water tank capacity than the 180mL-tank of the S6 Pure.

Cleaning Performance & Mopping

The Roborock S6 MaxV has stronger suction power, but both the S6 MaxV and the S6 Pure deliver impressive cleaning performance

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Roborock robot vacuums are some of the best when it comes to pulling in dirt

Even the low-end and mid-tier Roborock robot vacuums impress users with their suction power and cleaning performance. The Roborock S6 Pure has 2,000Pa suction power and can pull in bigger debris and finer particles efficiently and effectively. With the 2,500Pa suction power of the Roborock S6 MaxV, expect the flagship robot vacuum to perform better when it comes to carpet deep cleaning and at sucking finer dust.

The brush bar in the Roborock S6 MaxV has more bristles than the S6 Pure’s, so the Roborock S6 MaxV can handle hair slightly better. Both are also equipped with a side brush for sweeping the edges of your home.

Another similar feature between the Roborock S6 MaxV and the Roborock S6 Pure is their mopping capability. Both the robot vacuums can mop and vacuum simultaneously and allow you to set no-mop zones that your Roborock should avoid. However, the S6 MaxV boasts electronic mopping that lets you set the water level using the companion app. Its water tank is also larger, which makes it better for larger homes. On the other hand, the Roborock S6 Pure’s mopping mechanism is automatic so you cannot customize its mopping settings.

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Mapping & Navigation

With more cameras, the Roborock S6 MaxV has better depth perception and boasts multi-level mapping.

The Roborock S6 MaxV (left) lets you save up to four maps while you can only save three in the S6 Pure (right)

The LiDAR sensors let the S6 MaxV and S6 Pure plot your house in seconds so your Roborock vacuum can map the most efficient path to clean your home. With extra cameras, the Roborock S6 MaxV can do this slightly better as it can detect more items, making the S6 MaxV a great vacuum for the busy household with a cluttered home. Its faster 64-bit octa-core processor packs power and speed that the S6 Pure doesn’t have.

Despite the absence of front cameras, the Roborock S6 Pure and its mapping and navigation don’t disappoint. Both the S6 MaxV and the S6 Pure robot vacuums let you set-up virtual barriers, no-go zones, label rooms, and save maps. You can save up to 4 maps in the Roborock S6 MaxV while up to 3 maps are possible in the Roborock S6 Pure. Homes with two or more floors will benefit from the multi-level mapping capability of the S6 MaxV.

Battery and Additional Features

Both robot vacuums boast a runtime of up to 180 minutes

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These Roborock vacuums can detect when their battery life won’t be enough to cover a room and automatically recharge and resume

Large homes will benefit from the impressive 180 minutes maximum runtime of the Roborock S6 MaxV and the Roborock S6 Pure. When they detect that their remaining battery won’t be enough to clean a whole room, they will trek back to their charging dock and recharge until they have sufficient battery to cover the remaining areas.

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Those who want to set-up their Roborock to their ecosystem smart home devices can do so easily with the Roborock S6 MaxV and the S6 Pure. Both are compatible with either Google Assistant or Alexa for hands-free controls. A limitation when using a smart assistant, however, is they cannot be set-up to command the Roborock to clean select rooms or areas in your home.

Verdict

While the Roborock S6 MaxV justifies its premium price with its powerful features, the Roborock S6 Pure offers better value for your money.

Both the Roborock S6 MaxV and the Roborock S6 Pure offer great value for your money. For their features, performance, and the convenience they offer, their price tags are only reasonable. Our favor tips towards the Roborock S6 Pure for its more budget-friendly price tag. It retails at 549 USD while the Roborock S6 MaxV will set you back 749 USD. If cost is no object, get the Roborock S6 MaxV. On the other hand, get the Roborock S6 Pure if you want a more cost-effective robot vacuum that doesn’t compromise performance and quality.

Rhodaline Escala-Phelps
Rhodaline Escala-Phelps

Managing Editor and Team Leader at Compare Before Buying. Writer and researcher passionate about people, product comparisons, culture, and current events.