Comparing Roborock Xiaowa E20 (E202) vs. Xiaomi Mi Robot

Roborock Xiaowa E2

Roborock Xiaowa E2

SRR Score: 89

$299.99 Amazon

$276.99 GearBest

Xiaomi Mi Robot

Xiaomi Mi Robot

SRR Score: 97

$425.00 Amazon

$269.99 GearBest

Comparison Chart

  Main Features Roborock Xiaowa E2 Xiaomi Mi Robot
Mapping / Path planning yes yes
Mapping Sensor Type gyroscope LDS
Recharge & Resume yes yes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes yes
Noise Level 60 db 68 db
LCD Display no no
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs 1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes yes
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 1800 Pa 1800 Pa
Сleaning Area 2153 ft2 / 200 m2 2691 ft2 / 250 m2
Home Size small, medium medium, big
Cleaning Modes silent, standard, strong, max standart, quiet, max, zoned cleanup
Dustbin Capacity 640 ml 420 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal no no
Wet Mopping yes no
Water Tank Capacity 150 ml -
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm 0.59 in / 15 mm
HEPA Filter yes yes
Washable Filter yes no
Сarpet Floor Types low-pile, medium-pile low-pile, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types ceramic tile, marble tile, vynil, laminate, linoleum, wood hardwood, linoleum, marble tile, ceramic tile, laminate
Battery Capacity 2600 mAh 5200 mAh
Run time 100 min 150 min
Charging Time 240 min 240 min
Rated Power (Watts) 50 W 55 W
Scheduling yes yes
IR Remote Control no no
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes yes
Amazon Alexa Support yes yes
Google Assistant Support yes yes
Virtual Wall no yes
  App Features
Digital Blocked Area no no
Zoned cleaning no yes
Multi-floor maps no no
Manual movement control yes yes
Selected room cleaning no no
Carpet Boost yes no
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes yes
Dirt Detect no no
Full Bin Indicator no no
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 6.61 lbs / 3 kg 8.40 lbs / 3.81 kg
Robot Width 13.78 in / 35 cm 13.58 in / 34.5 cm
Robot Height 3.54 in / 9 cm 3.78 in / 9.6 cm
In the box charging dock, power cable, cleaning brush. charging dock, adapter, user manual
Warranty 12 months 12 months

Roborock Xiaowa E20 and Xiaomi Mi Robot: the differences explained

  • Runtime. Mi Robot has the longest runtime in the industry (shares it with the Roborock S5 and Xiaowa E3).
  • Mapping technology. Xiaomi is equipped with an LDS laser that scans surroundings to create a plan of your room layout. It is accurate, the robot is able to recognize obstacles such as furniture in your home and avoid it. The Xiaowa has a dual gyroscope system that tracks captures the floor in high frequency. The gyroscope is not as accurate as the LDS laser yet works well reducing the amount of time the robot would spend just running around. Both robot cleaners navigate in straight lines.
  • Mopping. The Xiaowa not only sweeps, but it can also mop.
  • Carpet boost. This feature recognizes carpeted surface and automatically turns on suction to a max level ensuring deeper cleaning.
  • Virtual block off. In the map built by Mi Robot you can set digital blocks to prevent the robot from crossing some areas you don't want it to pass.
  • Zoned cleaning. You can also interact with the map by creating areas you want the Mi Robot to clean. It might be some high-area rooms like a kitchen that is always a bit messier than other rooms in the house. Unfortunately, the Xiaowa does not support this feature.
  • Noise. Xiaowa is quieter when vacuums.
  • Dustbin size. Mi Robot has a smaller dustbin.
  • Climbing ability. Xiaomi Mi Robot can climb an obstacle up to 15 mm tall, the Roborock Xiaowa is able to go over 20 mm thresholds. It means the Xiaowa can clean thicker carpets.
  • Going over black carpets. Thanks to the LIDAR technology, the Mi Robot can see in the dark. The Xiaowa E20 has cliff sensors that "think" the robot is going to fall when recognizing dark carpets.

Roborock S5 vs. Roborock Xiaowa E20: which one to buy?

It might be challenging to choose the best robot in the Roborock model line. Let's try to figure out which one would be the best for you.

Roborock Xiaowa E20 is one of the best budget robot cleaners. This robot was also featured in our top 12 robot vacuums for different cleaning needs as the best for thicker carpets. Since it has an excellent climbing ability of 20 mm, carpet boost (a few models on the market have it), and strong suction - the Xiaowa E2 is ideal for homes with carpets that are not thicker than 20 mm. It is able to get rid of pet hair and performs flawlessly on bare floor. The Xiaowa is the only model among budget robot cleaners that is able to clean thicker carpets. And, the robot also is equipped with a water tank to mop hard floors. Yet it lacks some features such as digital boundaries and zoned cleaning. Also, the Xiaowa E20 is not suitable for bigger homes, it is perfect for small and average households. If you do not look for some extra bells, live in a not a big house - go for the Roborock Xiaowa E2, it is the best budget robot vacuum in the industry so far.

Xiaomi Mi Robot is a budget yet smart robot vacuum. It is equipped with a laser that creates the most accurate maps compared to camera or gyroscope-based systems. With a long-lasting battery and strong suction, the Mi Robot is suitable for big homes with a mixed surface. The robot is good for bare floor and thin carpets up to 15 mm height. It handles pet hair with ease, has the ability to create virtual walls and zoned cleaning which Xiaowa lacks. If you need these useful features and an accurate map - pick the Xiaomi Mi Robot.

The Mi Robot builds accurate maps and lasts longer which makes it suitable for big homes with thin carpets and bare floors. With the LIDAR, Mi robot is more efficient than the Xiaowa. If you live in a bigger household, your home is bare floors or thin carpets, and you have pets - choose the Xiaomi Mi Robot.

If you have thicker carpets, your home is not big, you need mopping and don't care about no virtual boundaries and zoned cleaning - go with the Roborock Xiaowa E20.

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