Compare Roborock S5 vs. Neato Botvac D5 Connected

Roborock S5

Roborock S5

SRR Score: 173

$455.99 Amazon

Neato Botvac D5 Connected

Neato Botvac D5 Connected

SRR Score: 125

$320.84 Amazon

Comparison Chart

  Main Features Roborock S5 Neato Botvac D5 Connected
Mapping / Path planning yes yes
Mapping Sensor Type LDS LDS
High-Precision Map yes yes
Objects recognition (front camera) no no
Recharge & Resume yes yes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes yes
Noise Level 68 db 64 db
LCD Display no no
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs 1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes no
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 2000 Pa 2000 Pa
–°leaning Area 2691 ft2 / 250 m2 1184 ft2 / 110 m2
Dustbin Capacity 480 ml 700 ml
Electric water flow control no N/A
Automatic Dirt Disposal no no
Wet Mopping yes no
Water Tank Capacity 140 ml -
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm 0.75 in / 19 mm
HEPA Filter yes yes
Washable Filter yes no
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh 4200 mAh
Run time 150 min 90 min
Charging Time 240 min 150 min
Rated Power (Watts) 58 W 45 W
Scheduling yes yes
IR Remote Control no no
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes yes
Wi-Fi Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Amazon Alexa Support yes yes
Google Assistant Support yes yes
Magnetic/Optical Virtual Walls yes yes
  App Features
Real-time tracking yes no
Digital Blocked Area yes yes
No-mop zones no N/A
Zoned cleaning yes no
Multi-floor maps yes yes
Manual movement control yes no
Selected Room Cleaning yes no
Carpet Boost yes no
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes yes
Dirt Detect no no
Full Bin Indicator no no
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 7.72 lbs / 3.5 kg 7.50 lbs / 3.4 kg
Robot Width 13.78 in / 35 cm 12.40 in / 31.5 cm
Robot Height 3.78 in / 9.6 cm 3.94 in / 10 cm
In the box adapter, charging dock, water tank, mopping pad, English user manual charging base, adapter, cleaning tool, user guide, extra filter, magnetic stripe
Warranty 12 months 12 months

What the Neato Botvac D5 Connected shares with Roborock S5?

LIDAR technology. It includes an LDS laser that scans the surroundings to create an accurate floor plan. The plan allows Neato and Roborock to know where it needs to clean thanks to which the robots spend less time working on the cleaning area. The LIDAR builds the most accurate maps compared to camera or gyroscope-based systems.

Both robots navigate back-and-forth in efficient straight lines methodically covering cleaning area based on a map they built.

Neato and Roborock are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home.

Both have strong suction that delivers 2,000 Pa of power. It is enough to provide deep cleaning on carpets that are up to 19 and 20 mm thick.

The Mi Home and Neato Robotics apps support digital boundaries. In the Neato's app, you can draw No-Go lines so the robot will not pass them. In the Mi Home, you have two options: set a rectangle or draw a line and the Roborock will not cross these walls.

Both models support recharge&resume. Once the robot's battery runs out of charge, the machine automatically docks itself and returns to finish cleaning once it's done charging.

What is different between the Roborock S5 and Neato Botvac D5 Connected?

  • Battery life. The Roborock lasts 60 minutes longer. It makes the Roborock better for bigger homes.
  • Mopping. The Roborock comes equipped with a water tank and mopping cloth. It can mop for about 40 minutes until the container gets dry. To continue mopping - fill the container with water and let it work.
  • Carpet identification increases suction to max level once sensors recognize carpet flooring. This feature provides deeper cleaning, you don't need to turn on stronger suction manually. The Neato has Turbo Mode, you have to switch to it manually.
  • The Mi Home app supports Zone cleaning. If you want the robot to work in a particular zone - draw a rectangle on the created map and let the robot work.
  • The three built-in processors allow tracking the Roborock's movements in real time. You can check it inside the app.
  • Also, the Mi Home app allows controlling the Roborock like a radio car.
  • The Roborock alerts about what's going on using its voice.
  • The Neato has a bigger dustbin.
  • The D5 Connected is able to hold up to three different floor maps which makes it suitable for multi-level houses.
  • Neato has a D-shape that works better on corners and edges.
  • Inside the Neato, there is a wide cleaning brush that covers more than a regular brush.
  • Price. The Neato is cheaper.

Neato or Roborock: which one would be the best for you?

If you live in a one or more levels house that is mostly carpeted, have pets and don't want to spend extra for the Roborock consider buying the Neato Botvac D5 Connected. It is a decent robot vacuum that performs great on carpets, and bare floors yet lack mopping.

If you want mopping, live in a big home, have a pet have a look at the Roborock S5. It is suitable for both: carpet and bare floor. Because of a better climbing ability and Carpet boost, the Roborock performs slightly better on carpets than the Neato. In terms of bare floor cleaning, the Roborock does the job better because the D5 Connected doesn't come with mopping. Overall, if you are okay with the Roborock's price, we would recommend getting the Roborock. It is in our top 12 best robot vacuums for different cleaning needs of 2019 as the best for thicker carpets.

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