Xiaomi Mi Robot

Made by Xiaomi

Rating:   SRR Score: 122



Xiaomi Mi Robot Features

  Main Features
Mapping / Path planning yes
Mapping Sensor Type LDS
High-Precision Map yes
Recharge & Resume yes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes
Noise Level 68 db
LCD Display no
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 1800 Pa
Сleaning Area 2691 ft2 / 250 m2
Recommended Home Size medium, big
Cleaning Modes standart, quiet, max, zoned cleanup
Dustbin Capacity 420 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal no
Wet Mopping no
Barrier-cross Height 0.59 in / 15 mm
HEPA Filter yes
Washable Filter no
Сarpet Types low-pile, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types hardwood, linoleum, marble tile, ceramic tile, laminate
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh
Run time 150 min
Charging Time 240 min
Rated Power (Watts) 55 W
Scheduling yes
IR Remote Control no
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes
Wi-Fi Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz
Amazon Alexa Support yes
Google Assistant Support yes
Magnetic/Optical Virtual Walls yes
  App Features
Real-time tracking yes
Digital Blocked Area no
Zoned cleaning yes
Multi-floor maps no
Manual movement control yes
Selected Room Cleaning no
Carpet Boost no
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes
Dirt Detect no
Full Bin Indicator no
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 8.40 lbs / 3.81 kg
Robot Width 13.58 in / 34.5 cm
Robot Height 3.78 in / 9.6 cm
In the box charging dock, adapter, user manual
Release Date Sep 2016
Warranty 12 months

Product Description

The Xiaomi Mi Robot is a serious competitor to more expensive robots. With its 150 minutes of working time and mapping feature, the Mi Robot beats the known beasts.

It uses a laser to create an interior map and then automatically builds the most efficient cleaning path. It is equipped with 12 different sensors that help to operate the robot not to bump into things and avoid falling down.

The MiJia app shows the created map and where the Mi Robot has been. It also tracks its movements in real-time and schedules the robot. It further comes with a recharge & resume option that makes the device recharge and resume from where it left off.

Generally speaking, the Mi Robot owners love how it performs on bare floors and carpeted surfaces. It does have its issues with medium and high-pile carpets though. The robot is perfect for pet owners since its suction power is strong enough to catch pet and long human hair with ease. The biggest reason to pay attention to the Mi Robot is its price. The machine has features that other models reserve for their premium lines selling for over $500.


  • Supports zone cleaning
  • The app allows setting virtual block offs
  • Has strong suction
  • Real-time tracking
  • LIDAR makes cleaning more efficient
  • Thanks to recharge & resume, the Mi Robot is ideal for big homes
  • Decent battery life
  • Performs excellently on up to 15 mm of height carpets
  • Affordable price considering its performance


  • Does not clean thicker carpets

xiaomi mi robot inside

xiaomi mi robot on a carpet

Questions and Answers

Question 1: Can you use the Mi Home app to block out areas that you don't want the Mi robot to go?

Answer: The Mi Home app supports zoned cleaning, which means you can order where to clean. It does not have virtual block out areas, but you can draw a rectangle where you want it to clean instead of blocking unwanted zoned.

Question 2: Does the robot fall down from stairs?

Answer: It has cliff-sensors that prevent falls. They work accurately.

Question 3: Will the Mi Robot work on 240 volts?

Answer: Yes, it is working on Voltage input: 100 - 240V.

Question 4: What's the "lds laser path planning" feature? How does the Lidar work?

Answer: The Mi Robot is equipped with the Lidar that scans surrounding to build a map of the cleaning area so the robot understands where it should or should not clean. It ensures less bumping covering more without missing spots.

Video reviews of the Xiaomi Mi Robot

Comments ()

  1. KS Toh
    #      0
    I had this robot. Is this also called the S4? Now I have S5 & S6.
    1. Michael Fisher
      #      0
      No, the S4 looks different and supports a few additional app features such as room recognition, backup maps, etc.

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