Roborock S5

Made by Roborock

Rating:   SRR Score: 122



Roborock S5 Features

  Main Features
Mapping / Path planning yes
Mapping Sensor Type LDS
Recharge & Resume yes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes
Noise Level 60 db
LCD Display no
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 2000 Pa
Сleaning Area 2691 ft2 / 250 m2
Home Size medium, big
Cleaning Modes quiet, balanced, turbo, max, zoned cleanup, carpet boost
Dustbin Capacity 500 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal no
Wet Mopping yes
Water Tank Capacity 140 ml
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm
HEPA Filter yes
Washable Filter yes
Сarpet Floor Types low-pile, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types hardwood, laminate, vynil, marble tile, ceramic tile linoleum
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh
Run time 150 min
Charging Time 240 min
Rated Power (Watts) 58 W
Scheduling yes
IR Remote Control no
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes
Amazon Alexa Support yes
Google Assistant Support yes
Virtual Wall no
  App Features
Digital Blocked Area yes
Zoned cleaning yes
Multi-floor maps no
Manual movement control yes
Selected Room Cleaning no
Carpet Boost yes
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes
Dirt Detect no
Full Bin Indicator no
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 7.72 lbs / 3.5 kg
Robot Width 13.78 in / 35 cm
Robot Height 3.78 in / 9.6 cm
In the box adapter, charging dock, water tank, mopping pad, English user manual
Release date Oct 2017
Warranty 12 months
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Product Description

You might be confused by the name of the Roborock S5. You might know it as Xiaomi robot vacuum, Xiaomi robot 2, Roborock S50, etc. However, there are no differences between them, except color and plug type, it is the same Roborock S5.

The next number in the name represents colors. For example, the Roborock S50 is the same Roborock S5 in white color; the Roborock S55 is black; S51 - rose gold.

To understand better the difference in the Roborock model line (yes, there are 5 different robot vacuums) read our comparison where we tried to explain everything.

150 minutes of working is an impressive amount of time because the Roborock S5 powerful motor delivers 2,000 Pa of suction power. Along with a laser located on top, the robot is equipped with the SLAM algorithm that helps to create a map of your house and then build the most efficient way of cleaning on its own. This technology allows the machine to work in the dark. The LDS laser creates an accurate plan of cleaning area which makes the Roborock navigation almost perfect.

The Roborock S55 provides deep cleaning on carpets up to 20 mm thick

The Roborock comes equipped with a water tank and mopping attachment. To set the robot in mopping mode, fill the container with water, slide it underneath until it clicks and let the robot go. Even though the water drips from the start, we recommend damping the cloth manually before the robot gets started. In this mode, the Roborock works for about 40-50 minutes until the water container gets dry. You can fill it again and continue cleaning.

The device performs well on carpeted surfaces and bare floors. The tangle-free design prevents hair from wrapping around the main brush and wheels, making the robot perfect for pet and long human hair. It can easily climb obstacles or thresholds up to 20 mm. There is also intelligent carpet identification that turns on maximum suction power once the machine recognizes carpeting, so it is perfect for deep cleaning carpets that are 20 mm of height or less. Thanks to strong suction, carpet boost, and large wheels, the Roborock S5 is one of the best robot vacuums for carpet.

Watch the Roborock S50 building a map in the Mi Home app

The app allows you to track its movements in real-time and create virtual walls - as many as possible. And, with the latest update, the Roborock S5 supports zone cleaning. Draw a rectangle on a created map where you want the cleaner to vacuum. When the Roborock's battery is at 20%, it goes to recharge, juices the battery up to 80% and returns to finish the job from the point it left off.

Overall, owners are satisfied with the Roborock performance. It does its job well on carpets, catching even the smallest particles, pet hair, dust and dirt, leaving the carpet clean. It also performs great on hardwood, tile, marble, etc. The mapping feature is accurate, which makes the cleaning process even more efficient.

Although the Roborock S5 is one of the best robot vacuum cleaners so far, it has its issues connecting to Wi-Fi, and US consumers cannot fully enjoy the app, and they don't get any updates. We have searched the Internet and found the solution.


  • One of the strongest suction power on the market
  • Can identify carpet flooring
  • Mops and sweeps
  • In the app, you can create virtual block offs
  • Supports zoned cleanup
  • Washable HEPA filter lasts longer than a regular one
  • Decent battery life makes the Roborock S5 suitable for big homes
  • Real-time tracking thanks to the processors inside the machine
  • Mapping and smart navigation makes cleaning more efficient
  • Carpet boost, large wheels, and strong suction work together providing great performance on carpets
  • Suitable for both: carpet and hard floor
  • Suitable for pet hair


  • Pricey
  • Small water container

To wrap it up: the Roborock S5 is a decent flagship robot vacuum with long battery life and excellent cleaning performance. The app has some options that even twice more expensive cleaners don't have. If you have pets, carpets, bare floor or a big house, the Roborock S5 is the right cleaner to go with.

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Comments ()

  1. Vacuum
    17 february 2019, 12:58
    #      0
    Is it correct that the roborock s50 has a HEPA filter?

    What I have read it has a washable EPA 11 filter that does not have the same performance as a HEPA filter.
    1. Michael Fisher
      18 february 2019, 03:39
      #      0
      you are right, the Roborock has a washable E11 filter.
      E11 means just a class of a HEPA filter. You can read more about HEPA filter types here:


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