CATEGORY : Robot Vacuum Cleaners

iRobot Roomba 980 VS. Ecovacs Deebot 901

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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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Runners Up:

Ecovacs Deebot 901

Reasons to buy Ecovacs Deebot 901 :

  • button icon Built with mapping technology creates a systematic cleaning path
  • button icon Clean all hard floor types and carpets
  • button icon Long Battery life of 120 minutes
  • button icon Cleans quietly
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

iRobot Roomba 980

  • CONCENTRATED CLEANING
USABILITY
WINNER :

Ecovacs Deebot 901

  • CAN BE SCHEDULED
  • ZONE CLEANING
DESIGN
WINNER :

iRobot Roomba 980

  • LARGE DEBRIS BIN
CONCLUSION
DRAW :

COMPARISON – iRobot Roomba 980 VS. Ecovacs Deebot 901

PERFORMANCE

CLEANS UNDER FURNITURE

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

It can clean under furniture that is below 9.4cm however if it is above 9.5cm then it will not clean

COVERAGE

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

1991 Sq.ft – ideal for large rooms and apartments

Yes

Wide coverage cleaning up to <150 square meters

SUCTION POWER

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

N/A

IDEAL FOR HOMES WITH PETS

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
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.

Yes

Has a Direct Suction Inlet that is ideal for hair and animal fur

CLEAN CORNERS AND ALONG WALLS

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

Contains a side brush that cleans corners and along the walls

BATTERY LIFE

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

120 minutes – enough time to clean a large room

Yes

120 minutes battery life with an auto return and charging function

CHARGE TIME

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

N/A

Yes

240 minutes of full charge

MULTI-FLOOR CLEANING

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
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.

Yes

Can clean linoleum, hardwood, marble tile, ceramic tile and laminate

DEEP CLEANS THICK CARPETS

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
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

Yes

Has a helix design main brush that provides a deep-reach clean mostly for carpets

FOR LARGE ROOMS

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
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.

Yes

It will clean up to 150 square meters

AUTO DOCKS AND RECHARGE

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

If the battery is low, it autonomously goes back to the charging station and recharges itself automatically

RESUMES AFTER AUTO RECHARGING

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

After recharging it automatically returns to the area it left off to continue cleaning

MULTI-ROOM NAVIGATION

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
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.

Yes

With its mapping feature it can map the entire floor and clean room after a room.

AVOIDS STAIRS AND OBJECTS

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
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.

Yes

It has an Anti-drop and Anti-collision sensors to help dodge objects and fall off from edges

QUIET OPERATION

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

70 db – quieter than most robots on the market

Yes

67 db – Makes some little noise

BOOSTS SUCTION POWER

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

It automatically boosts suction power when the need arises.

HEPA FILTER

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
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.

Yes

Has high-efficiency filter system which removes 99% of allergens and air pollutants caused during the vacuuming process.

MAPS & PLANS ROUTE

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

Features a Virtual Mapping interface that enables it to choose and create a cleaning area and set virtual boundaries that are off-limits by drawing area or line in its virtual map

SWEEPS AND MOPS

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
No

No

CONCENTRATED CLEANING

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
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.

No

EMPTIES ON ITS OWN

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
No

No

iRobot Roomba 980

USABILITY

HASSLE FREE OPERATION

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

It is built with an App control, Virtual boundary, E-map, working mode switch and time scheduling that provides it with a hassle free operation

REMOTE CONTROL WITH MOBILE APP

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

The ECOVACS APP lets you control and monitor the robot from wherever you are by scheduling a clean, start new cleaning session, monitor its status and choose which areas you want to clean with just a one simple and easy to use app.

WIFI CONNECTED

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

Wifi Connected - this allows you to control the robot remotely.

CAN BE SCHEDULED

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
No

Yes

Can be scheduled on a regular and daily cleaning assignment

WORKS WITH ALEXA

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

Works with Alexa and Google Assistant. You can control it with VOICE Commands.

ZONE CLEANING

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
No

Yes

You can define which areas to be cleaned most and the robot will always clean those zones thoroughly.

Ecovacs Deebot 901

DESIGN

LARGE DEBRIS BIN

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

No

LOW PROFILE DESIGN

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

Its height is 9.5 cm - not very low as compared to other robots

BOUNDARY STRIPS INCLUDED

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
No

No

BATTERY CAPACITY

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

3300 mAh

Yes

3000 mAh - Very good battery capacity

DUST BIN CAPACITY

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

600 ml – that is about 0.65 litres

Yes

350ml - Small dust bin

FULL BIN INDICATOR

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
No

No

VIRTUAL WALL INCLUDED

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

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

Yes

Yes, it has a Virtual Wall Barrier that stops it from entering areas where you don’t want it to go

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

13.9 x 13.9 x 3.6 inches

Yes

13.9 x 13.9 x 3.3 inches

WEIGHT

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
Yes

8.7 pounds

Yes

9.7 pounds

iRobot Roomba 980

CONCLUSION

PROS

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
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

Yes

• It contains scheduled cleaning • Low level noise produced • Will automatically charge • Built with an anti-collision ability • It is WIFI connected and compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa that can be controlled with your voice • Anti-scratch finish • Extremely versatile with customizable features • Constructed with durable protective bumpers • Powerful battery with long life duration

CONS

iRobot Roomba 980
Ecovacs Deebot 901
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

Yes

• Long charging time • It doesn’t have a LCD display • Doesn’t mop floors • It doesn’t have a full bin indicator function

Overall Winner

Draw

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