Robotic vacuum cleaners are on the rise. This is understandable, because their prices are no longer far from the prices of classic vacuum cleaners. Unlike them, however, the robotic ones do a lot of work for the user and save him a lot of time.
If the vacuum cleaner is preset by the user to work when the house or workplace is empty, he does not even notice cleaning. You just keep cleaning whenever you get home. And that's just one of the many bonuses of robotic vacuum cleaners.
Two TOP models from Xiaomi for 2019
There are more and more brands and models of robotic vacuum cleaners on the market. Only our favorite brand Xiaomi offers several still excellent products.
The average person can easily get lost in this, which is why we have prepared others for our readers comparison. This time we will compare the two top models, namely Roborock S6 s Mi Robot Vacuum 2. They have a lot in common, but there are also some differences that can affect the choice.
Let's compare the basic parameters in the table. We also left an older model there Roborock S5owned by many users. You can see what the newer models are better and whether the upgrade is worth it.
|Roborock S5||Roborock S6||Mi Robot Vacuum 2|
|Suction power||2000 Pa||2000 Pa||2100 Pa|
|Max. noise level||65-67 dB||58 dB||-|
|Trash can||480 ml||480 ml||550 ml | 300 ml|
|Water tank||150 ml||150 ml||550 ml | 200 ml|
|Battery capacity||5200 mAh||5200 mAh||3200 mAh|
|Battery Life||150 min.||150 min.||110 min.|
|Weight||3.5 kg||3.6 kg||3.6 kg|
|dimensions||35.3 x 35.0 x 9.9 cm||35.3 x 35.0 x 9.6 cm||35 x 35 x 9.45 cm|
|Overcoming obstacles||2 cm||2 cm||2 cm|
|features||LDS laser system||LDS laser system||LDS laser system|
|scanning a room||mapping system 3.0||scanning a room|
|voice control||voice control||voice control|
|virtual wall in the application||virtual wall in the application||virtual wall in the application|
|zone cleaning||zone cleaning and room recognition||zone cleaning and room recognition|
|carpet detection||carpet detection||carpet detection|
|-||-||intelligent water tank|
|-||-||water level sensor|
When choosing a robotic vacuum cleaner, we should focus on a few basic parameters that it should meet.
True, if we do not want to have only a humming, confusingly running machine at home, behind which the floor is in the same condition as before it. It is advisable to compare the way it cleans, suction power, battery life and all additional functions.
Of course, we must also take into account our space in which the vacuum cleaner will move. This is important for the height of the vacuum cleaner, as well as for the height of any obstacle it can overcome.
We should evaluate whether we just need to vacuum, or even wash, whether we have carpets or space where we do not want the vacuum cleaner to go.
Last but not least, the orientation skills of the vacuum cleaner are also important. The more advanced they are, the more precise and faster the vacuum cleaner. Many of the monitored features have Xiaomi vacuum cleaners at a high level.
They also have functions and capabilities at a higher level than vacuum cleaners from other brands with a much higher price. So let's compare some different parameters of the two best models that Xiaomi currently offers.
Here is the first though minimal difference. With the Mi Robot Vaccum 2, the suction power is 100 Pa higher than with the Roborock S6. Although a hundred units at two thousand may not mean much, but there is a difference. If we want to have this parameter as high as possible, Vacuum 2 is the ideal choice.
When choosing a robotic vacuum cleaner, the user seldom evaluates this indicator. This is also due to the fact that none of the vacuum cleaners from Xiaomi has it at an extra high level, which we would have to take into account.
With the Vacuum 2 model, we have not even reached the noise level. However, we assume that it will not be too different from the compared model and therefore we will be unnecessarily burdened with it.
It is well known that Xiaomi robotic vacuum cleaners are not noisy and the noise level increases in direct proportion to the currently selected vacuuming intensity mode. If we need the quietest possible operation, we simply choose a quiet or balanced mode when vacuuming. It can be set in the application.
Waste and water tanks
In addition to vacuuming, the Roborock S6 and Vacuum 2 also have a mop function. For this reason, both machines have tanks for vacuumed dirt and water. Roborock S6 has a waste container with a volume of 480 ml and a water container of only 150 ml.
Vacuum 2 has containers built on a different principle. If you only need to vacuum with Vacuum 2, use the 550 ml waste container.
If you want to vacuum and wash at the same time, you will use a shared container, which is divided into a 300 milliliter waste box and a 200 milliliter water container. If you just want to wash, you can buy a separate 550 ml water container for this model.
Mi Robot Vacuum 2 has more options in this category.
Battery and endurance on a single charge
The 5200 mAh battery and the endurance of up to 150 minutes on one charge with an overview is enough for the Roborock S6 victory. The compared model has a battery capacity of only 3200 mAh, but nevertheless with it it lasts up to 110 minutes of work on a single charge.
From our own practice, we have confirmed that the vacuum cleaner cleans 1 m² just over one minute. It follows that the space with an area of up to 90 m² can be managed by both adepts on one charge.
If the space is larger or borderline, you may find that the Vacuum 2 chooses a charging time before completion. So we have to say that Roborock is better at it in terms of endurance.
Size and weight
In this category, almost all parameters are the same except for a small height difference. Vacuum 2 is 1,5 mm lower. While this may seem like a slight difference, in some cases it can mean a lot.
If the clear height of the furniture in the room is 9,5 cm Roborock S6 will no longer cover it and the space will not work, but Vacuum 2 will. You should measure this height before choosing a vacuum cleaner.
Vacuuming and washing
Both vacuum cleaners compared belong to the top on the market in this segment. They have excellent orientation and recognition capabilities thanks to a laser space sensing system and many sensors.
Both have the function of room recognition, zone cleaning, digital virtual wall and carpet detection. Approximately the same suction power and other parameters make them almost "twins".
However, Vacuum 2 has improved moping features, as indicated by waste and water tanks. It is equipped with an electrically operated intelligent water tank and a water pump.
The device precisely regulates the water outlet and creates enough pressure to prevent it from blocking. The chip integrated in the vacuum cleaner can also sense the water level. It intelligently controls the vacuum cleaner and does not move it without water, so that it does not damage the wooden floor for protection.
Roborock S6 does not have such a sophisticated mop function. In his case, the water moistens the mop only thanks to the relief valves and gravity.
However, this model has a sophisticated system of navigation and orientation. Thanks to the mapping system version 3.0, it can display and remember more details in space. It has the option of selecting multiple virtual walls or so-called no-go zones.
The price of vacuum cleaners also makes a big difference and seems to play a major role in decision making. The difference is, so to speak, abysmal.
The current price for which you can buy a Roborock S6 is almost 498 € / 12 683 CZK. Thanks to the discount coupon, the Mi Robot Vacuum 2 can currently be purchased for almost 288 € / 7 201 CZK.
As we have already written, the difference in the price of both vacuum cleaners is so fundamental that choosing one of them will not be difficult. In addition, the Mi Robot Vacuum 2 has intelligent moping functions.
We would not be afraid of the smaller battery capacity at all, because with most standard-sized dwellings, it can playfully cope with a single charge. The other features have almost the same features as the Roborock S6. For all these reasons, Mi Robot Vacuum 2 wins for us.
If you still want Roborock S6 for any reason, we recommend waiting for a significant discount, or look at similar parameters of the older model Roborock S5.
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