CATEGORY : Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Roborock S5 VS. iRobot Roomba 980

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8.7
Winner:

Roborock S5

Reasons to buy Roborock S5:

  • button icon It sweeps and mops
  • button icon Multiple cleaning modes
  • button icon Great suction power - ideal for home with pets & carpets
  • button icon Long lasting 5,200 mAh battery provides you with 2.5 hours of cleaning time
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8.4
Runners Up:

iRobot Roomba 980

Reasons to buy iRobot Roomba 980 :

  • button icon Very effective on thick carpets
  • button icon Ideal for homes with pets and kids
  • button icon It runs up to 120 minutes
  • button icon It automatically recharges and resumes with the cleaning job
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Roborock S5

  • SWEEPS AND MOPS
USABILITY
WINNER :

Roborock S5

  • ZONE CLEANING
DESIGN
WINNER :

iRobot Roomba 980

  • LARGE DEBRIS BIN
CONCLUSION
DRAW :
Comparison Winner
Roborock S5

Reasons why we like it:

  • SWEEPS AND MOPS
  • ZONE CLEANING
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COMPARISON – Roborock S5 VS. iRobot Roomba 980

PERFORMANCE

CLEANS UNDER FURNITURE

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Height is 9.6 cm. With this low profile design, it can clean under furniture, bed and sofas.

Yes

Due to its low profile design – 3.60 inches - Roomba 980 can clean under furniture, sofas and under the bed.

COVERAGE

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

2691 ft2 - ideal for big house and multi-room

Yes

1991 Sq.ft – ideal for large rooms and apartments

SUCTION POWER

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

2000Pa Cyclone 3D Cleaning System delivers strong suction power combined with a multi-mode system. You can choose from the following cleaning modes: Carpet mode, Quiet, Mopping mode, Balanced, Turbo Mode and Max Mode. These modes will provide you with custom results.

Yes

1700 Pa – the carpet boost function boosts suction power when the robot goes over a thick dirty carpet.

IDEAL FOR HOMES WITH PETS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Features tangle free brushes which are very effective at capturing and removing pet hair without clogging the motor. It also comes with a beak-like cleaning tool accessory which helps in removing more pet hair from carpets and floors.

Yes

Yes, Roomba 980 is deal for homes with pets - Features Tangle-free Dual Multi-Surface brushes which deal with pet hair with ease. Also the high-efficiency filter is able to capture 99% of allergens, dust, pollen and small particles of 10 microns.

CLEAN CORNERS AND ALONG WALLS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Features Self-adjustable Side Brushes that spin at 330 Rounds Per Minute when cleaning along wall edges and corners.

Yes

Side brushes will capture and remove dirt and debris that are found in the corners of your room and on wall edges.

BATTERY LIFE

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

150 minutes. More than what Roomba can provide.

Yes

120 minutes – enough time to clean a large room

CHARGE TIME

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

240 minutes

Yes

N/A

MULTI-FLOOR CLEANING

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

With its advanced climbing ability - Roborock S5 can move from one level to another, climb over objects with a maximum height of 2 cm and also clean from hard floor to carpets

Yes

It is able to clean all floor types. The auto-adjust cleaning head can easily adapt to various floors. It’s Multi-Surface Brushes will keep close contact with the surface ensuring effective cleaning of both hard floors and carpets.

DEEP CLEANS THICK CARPETS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Uses a Carpet Pressurization function to increase suction power when it meets a carpet. This will ensure your carpet is thoroughly cleaned from dust and pet hair. When it leaves the carpet and goes to a hard floor, the Carpet Pressurization mode will go off and the robot will go back to its normal suction power.

Yes

Once it finds a thick carpet, it will automatically increase on its cleaning performance using a Power Boost function. This will ensure thorough or deep carpet cleaning. Also the AeroForce Cleaning system will loosen, lift and suction dirt 10x better than other robots

FOR LARGE ROOMS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Due to its coverage of 2691 ft2 – Robotock C5 can be used in both large and medium sized rooms.

Yes

Ideal for large rooms and apartments. With its 120 run time, recharge and resume function and the multi-floor cleaning capability, you have nothing to worry about.

AUTO DOCKS AND RECHARGE

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

It will go back to the charging dock when the battery gets low.

Yes

Yes, the batter runs for 120 minutes. When the robot detects a decrease in battery level, it will auto dock and recharge.

RESUMES AFTER AUTO RECHARGING

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

After recharging, Roborock C5 will auto resume with its cleaning tusk - making sure no place is left with dirt.

Yes

Yes, after recharging the battery, the robot will resume with the cleaning tusk following its cleaning map.

MULTI-ROOM NAVIGATION

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Can clean all rooms on a single floor. Use LDS Smart Navigation system to scan the room at 360 degrees, gather information for each room on a single floor, generate a cleaning map and start cleaning according to the map.

Yes

With the iAdapt 2.0 Navigation system with Visual Localization, Roomba 980 will easily navigate an entire level of your apartment while keeping track of its paths. Using its sensor, it will navigate around furniture but clean under the bed, furniture and sofas.

AVOIDS STAIRS AND OBJECTS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

The Anti-Collision sensors will always emit infrared-rays to detect obstacles and cliffs.

Yes

With its strong sensors, Roomba 980 can easily detect and avoid cliffs and stairs. As for the objects, it will move around them, pick dirt and create a new path.

QUIET OPERATION

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

60 db - Operates quietly.

Yes

70 db – quieter than most robots on the market

BOOSTS SUCTION POWER

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

The Carpet Pressurization mode automatically identifies carpets, so it witches to maximum suction to thoroughly vacuum your carpet.

Yes

Features a Power Boost Mode which turns on automatically when the Robot meets a thick carpet which requires deep cleaning.

HEPA FILTER

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Features 2 Washable E11 High Efficiency filters that capture 99.2% of allergens, dust, pet dander, pollen, mold spores and small 0.3 microns. You can wash it once in a week to maintain good performance and this reduces on replacement frequency.

Yes

Instead of a HEPA Filter, this model uses an AeroForce High-Efficiency Filter which captures 99% of allergens, particles as small as 10 microns and pollen that could make you sick.

MAPS & PLANS ROUTE

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Uses its high-precision LDS laser range sensors to scan 5x360 degrees for distance information. After that It creates a layout the apartment, run routes and save maps for further usage.

Yes

Creates a map for the entire floor and follows that when vacuuming

SWEEPS AND MOPS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Can sweep and mop hard floors

No

CONCENTRATED CLEANING

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

You can set it to vacuum and mop a specific area with high concentration of dirt.

Yes

When you press the Spot Mode, Roomba 980 will thoroughly clean a localized area by spiraling about 1 meter in diameter and then it goes back to where it started.

EMPTIES ON ITS OWN

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
No

No

Roborock S5

USABILITY

HASSLE FREE OPERATION

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

It is very easy to control using Alexa and the Smartphone Application. The water tank can be easily plugged-in saving you from overturning the robot but at the same time avoid water leakages.

Yes

You can easily control it with a mobile Application or use voice control function.

REMOTE CONTROL WITH MOBILE APP

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

You can control it with a Smartphone application. Via you phone you will be able to view the cleaning map and set custom cleaning modes for each room on a single floor.

Yes

Roomba Mobile App is available for both Android and Apple. Install it and start creating cleaning schedules and monitor cleaning maps.

WIFI CONNECTED

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

It is WifI Enables – that is how it communicates with Alexa

Yes

Yes, can be connected to your home Wifi Network. This makes it compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.

CAN BE SCHEDULED

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
No

No

WORKS WITH ALEXA

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Command the vacuum with voice. ASK Alexa to turn on Roborock S5

Yes

Talk to Alexa and tell it to turn on Roomba 980. Immediately the robot will respond and start cleaning.

ZONE CLEANING

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

Use the Zone Cleaning Function to command the robot to clean specific rooms. All you have to do is to drag and drop the cleaning frame on the map and the robot will clean rooms of your choice.

No

Roborock S5

DESIGN

LARGE DEBRIS BIN

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
No

Yes

Yes, its dust bin can accommodate large debris. But to maintain good performance, you have to empty the bin once its full.

LOW PROFILE DESIGN

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

9.6 cm – can easily clean under low profile furniture

Yes

3.60 inches - height. Can clean under the bed and sofa.

BOUNDARY STRIPS INCLUDED

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
No

No

BATTERY CAPACITY

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

5,200mAh Ultra-high battery capacity - This will provide you with 150 minutes. More than what Roomba can provide.

Yes

3300 mAh

DUST BIN CAPACITY

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

500 ml

Yes

600 ml – that is about 0.65 litres

FULL BIN INDICATOR

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
No

No

VIRTUAL WALL INCLUDED

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

It has a Virtual Wall but this is bought separately.

Yes

Comes with a virtual wall which you can use to block the robot from reaching specific areas.

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

13.8 x 13.7 x 3.8 inches

Yes

13.9 x 13.9 x 3.6 inches

WEIGHT

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

7 pounds

Yes

8.7 pounds

iRobot Roomba 980

CONCLUSION

PROS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

• Affordable and very effective • Auto docks and resumes • Customizable performance using various cleaning modes • Great suction power • Good battery life of 150 minutes • Sweeps and mops • Boosts suction power when it meets a carpet

Yes

• Deep cleans thick carpet • Ideal for homes with pets • Battery runs for a long time • Mapping and smart navigation • Works on all floor types • Very strong suction power • Compatible with Amazon Alexa • Bigger dustbin capacity • HEPA filtration - removes 99% of allergens and dust • Cleans Under Furniture • Hassle Free Operation • Performs well In High Traffic Rooms

CONS

Roborock S5
iRobot Roomba 980
Yes

• Does not have a full bin indicator • Small Dust Bin • Does not come with boundary strips

Yes

• Does not empty the dust bin - you have to do it manually • Does not wet mop the floor • Not so good on High Pile shag rugs

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