Roomba i7+ vs. Roborock S5 Comparison Chart

iRobot Roomba i7

iRobot Roomba i7

SRR Score: 145

$599.00 Amazon

Roborock S5

Roborock S5

SRR Score: 155

$479.99 Amazon

$365.99 GearBest

Comparison Chart

  Main Features iRobot Roomba i7 Roborock S5
Mapping / Path planning yes yes
Mapping Sensor Type camera, odometry LDS
High-Precision Map yes yes
Recharge & Resume yes yes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes yes
Noise Level 68 db 68 db
LCD Display no no
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs 1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes yes
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 1700 Pa 2000 Pa
Сleaning Area 1991 ft2 / 185 m2 2691 ft2 / 250 m2
Recommended Home Size medium, big medium, big
Cleaning Modes auto, spot, carpet boost quiet, balanced, turbo, max, zoned cleanup, carpet boost and three mopping modes
Dustbin Capacity 500 ml 480 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal no no
Wet Mopping no yes
Water Tank Capacity - 140 ml
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm 0.79 in / 20 mm
HEPA Filter yes yes
Washable Filter no yes
Сarpet Types low-pile, medium-pile low-pile, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types hardwood, vynil, marble tile, ceramic tile, laminate, linoleum hardwood, tile, laminate, vynil, marble tile, ceramic
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 5200 mAh
Run time 75 min 150 min
Charging Time 120 min 240 min
Rated Power (Watts) N/A 58 W
Scheduling yes yes
IR Remote Control no no
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes yes
Wi-Fi Frequency Bands 2.4 / 5 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 no yes
Digital Blocked Area no yes
Zoned cleaning yes yes
Multi-floor maps yes yes
Manual movement control yes yes
Selected Room Cleaning yes yes
Carpet Boost yes yes
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes yes
Dirt Detect yes no
Full Bin Indicator yes no
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 7.28 lbs / 3.3 kg 7.72 lbs / 3.5 kg
Robot Width 13.31 in / 33.8 cm 13.78 in / 35 cm
Robot Height 3.62 in / 9.2 cm 3.78 in / 9.6 cm
In the box clean base automatic dirt disposal, 2 dirt disposal bags, north American line cord, dual mode virtual wall barrier, extra high-efficiency filter, extra side brush adapter, charging dock, water tank, mopping pad, English user manual
Warranty 12 months 12 months


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Comments ()

  1. Mike A
    #      +1
    Ive used both vacs, and the comparison you make is misleading. Saying the i7 has a virtual wall and describing the virtual wall as keeping the vacuum from going where you don't want it to go is untrue. The virtual walls on the i7 simply cordon off rooms that the vac doesn't recognize. They are more of a work-around to a deficiency then a feature. The S5, on the other hand, does not recognize rooms as independent, but it does allow you to truly tell the vac, via virtual no-go lines in the app, where you don't want it to go. In your review, you call this 'digital blocked area' but offer no explanation for it. This could lead people to believe that the i7 can block off areas, and they will be very disappointed after spending $1,200 to find out that it can't.

    By the way, iRobot was very very very liberal with their stated 120 min battery life. In reality, you'll be lucky if you get over an hour even on hard wood floors. The mapping function is superfluous, and (other than allowing you to choose specific rooms to clean, which is a necessity due to the pathetic battery life) it is little more then a gimmick as the bot will continue to go places if there is no obstruction regardless of what the map shows; and user's have no control to set virtual boundaries. The bottom line is the i7 is simply a Roomba 980 with an extra $500 tagged on for the automatic emptying of the waste bin. I'm a capitalist at heart, but if people feel the $1,200 price tag is worth saving the two minutes and 10 Calories that it takes to empty the waste container, then Bernie Sanders is right in saying people have wayyyy too much money.
    1. Michael Fisher
      #      0
      Hi Mike,
      thanks for your comment. The virtual walls feature in our comparison means supporting the "Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barrier," but you are right that it's unclear, we'll add a more detailed explanation of what all these features mean.

      Regarding the battery life, there is no official info from iRobot, but a few the i7 owners claim ~75 minutes of runtime, so we have fixed our comparison table. Unfortunately, iRobot doesn't provide a lot of technical details about their products such as suction power, runtime, battery capacity, dustbin capacity etc. We found all these details around the internet and sometimes they are not correct.

      It's great to have real feedback about the Roomba i7. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

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