Roborock S6 vs. Roomba s9+: Comparison Chart


Roborock S6

Roborock S6

Rating:
SRR Score: 169

$649.99 Amazon

$549.99 GearBest

versus
iRobot Roomba S9+

iRobot Roomba S9+

Rating:
SRR Score: 168

$1399.00 Amazon


Comparison Chart

  Main Features Roborock S6 iRobot Roomba S9+
Mapping / Path planning yes yes
Mapping Sensor Type LDS camera
High-Precision Map yes yes
Recharge & Resume yes yes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes yes
Noise Level 50 db N/A
LCD Display no no
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs 1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes yes
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 2000 Pa 2200 Pa
Сleaning Area 2691 ft2 / 250 m2 2153 ft2 / 200 m2
Recommended Home Size medium, big medium, big
Cleaning Modes quiet, balanced, turbo, max, mopping detailed clean, quiet clean, custom, vacuum passes
Dustbin Capacity 500 ml 400 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal no yes
Wet Mopping yes no
Water Tank Capacity 160 ml -
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm 0.79 in / 20 mm
HEPA Filter yes yes
Washable Filter yes no
Сarpet Floor Types low-pile, meium-pile low-pil, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types ceramic tile, marble tile, vynil, laminate, linoleum, wood ceramic tile, marble floor, tile floor, wood floor, vynil, laminate, linoleum
  Battery
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh 3300 mAh
Run time 150 min 120 min
Charging Time 150 min N/A
Rated Power (Watts) 58 W N/A
  Control
Scheduling yes yes
IR Remote Control no no
Wi-Fi / Smartphone App yes yes
Wi-Fi Frequency Bands 2.4 GHz 2.4 / 5 GHz
Amazon Alexa Support yes yes
Google Assistant Support yes yes
Magnetic/Optical Virtual Walls no yes
  App Features
Digital Blocked Area yes yes
Zoned cleaning yes yes
Multi-floor maps yes yes
Manual movement control yes yes
Selected Room Cleaning yes yes
  Sensors
Carpet Boost yes yes
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes yes
Dirt Detect no yes
Full Bin Indicator no yes
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 7.94 lbs / 3.6 kg 7.43 lbs / 3.37 kg
Robot Width 13.78 in / 35 cm 13.34 in / 33.88 cm
Robot Height 3.78 in / 9.6 cm 3.63 in / 9.22 cm
In the box charging dock, power cable, water tank, mop, user manual, warranty card, 10 disposable wipes, 2 mopping pads robot vacuum, AC cord, charging dock, dual-mode virtual barrier, hepa filter, extra side-brush
Warranty 24 months 12 months

Things The Roborock S6 And Roomba s9+ Share 

  • HEPA

Both models have HEPA filtration and are safe for those who struggle with asthma and allergy. However, the Roborock S6 has a washable filter when the one inside the Roomba cannot be washed. 

The washable filter meant to last longer. 

  • Mapping 

Mapping allows the robot to know the location and where it needs to clean. There are a few technologies to create a map of the house: camera and LDS laser-based. The Roomba has a camera on top, it needs a light on in the room when the robot is creating a map. The Roborock has the LDS laser that does not require light and is more accurate than the camera. 

  • Resumption

Most of the robot vacuums that have mapping resume cleaning in case it didn't finish the job during the first cycle. When a battery gets low, the robot returns to the dock, recharges up to 80% and then continue cleaning. 

Resumption is supported by both: the Roomba and Roborock. 

  • Carpet boost

Carpet boost allows the robot to recognize carpet flooring and boosts suction power to provide deeper cleaning. Supported by both models. 

Mapping technology 

The mapping technologies both of them use are different. The Roomba has a camera sensor onboard. The Roborock is equipped with an LDS laser. 

The laser builds a more accurate map and can work in the dark when a camera-based robot vacuum needs light in the room where it is working. 

Virtual walls 

The Roomba s9 supports a dual virtual wall barrier that keeps the robot from going to certain places. The Roomba s9+ however, does not have it in the box. 

With the Mi Home app, the Roborock S6 supports creating an unlimited amount of digital restricted areas. 

Zoned cleaning 

Both of the models have a feature that allows them cleaning a kitchen or living room directly. 

In addition to selected room cleaning, the Roborock S6 also has zoned cleaning. By drawing a rectangle, you can make the robot clean within a chosen area. It is similar to selected room cleaning, but the zone can be bigger or smaller depending on where you want the robot to clean. 

Runtime 

The Roborock S6 works for the whole 150 minutes, which is the longest on the market and enough to cover a big house. The Roomba s9+ lasts from 50 to 120 minutes, depending on a cleaning mode. 

Dirt detect 

The Roomba recognizes dirty areas and provides deeper cleaning on those spots by boosting suction power. 

More Alexa commands 

While with the Roomba, you can say things like: 'Alexa, make Roomba clean the kitchen,' the Roborock supports basic commands like start and stop the robot only. 

Brushless rollers 

One of the coolest things about the latest Roomba cleaners - brushless rollers. 

These are tangle-free and are ideal for pet hair. The Roborock S6 is claimed to have a tangle-free design as well though its brush is a mix of rubber and bristles. The brush is detachable and is easy to clean; however, the Roomba's rollers are a bit better at this point since these are literally maintains-free. 

Full dustbin 

The Roomba is equipped with sensors that understand when the robot's dustbin gets full. When it happens, the s9+ returns to the charging dock where it gets emptied by the self-emptying base, and when it's done, the vacuum returns to finish cleaning. If you have pets, this feature is useful because in this case, the dirt box needs to be emptied more often. 

The Roborok S6 just stops moving when the dustbin gets full. 

Real-time tracking 

The Roborock S6 is equipped with three processors inside thanks to which it can be tracked in real-time which you can see in the app. Tracking helps to know where the robot has already been. 

The Roomba lacks it. 

Self-Emptying Charging Base

This is probably the biggest feature of the Roomba. Same as the Roomba i7+ which comes with one, the s9+ has a charging base that holds up to 30 dirt bins. 

When the robot finishes cleaning or simply gets full of dirt, it automatically returns to the charging dock where the base sucks up dirt from the container inside the Roomba. 

With this base, you are free from cleaning the dustbin for about 30 days. 

Sweep & Mop 

The Roborock S6 comes equipped with two containers: one for sweeping and one for mopping. When it does mopping, it can also be sweeping at the same time, so you don't have to let it run twice. 

The Roomba s9+ itself does not mop, but it cooperates with another newest model - the Braava Jet m6. When the Roomba finishes vacuuming, the Braava starts mopping. 

Shape 

The newest Roomba is not round, it now looks more like a Neato having a D-shape. This body shape gets the robot close to walls, the round shape of the Roborock does not allow it. 

With the new shape, the Roomba s9+ performs better on along walls and corners. 

Price 

The Roomba is only available to buy in North America now, it will be released in Europe on July 12th. According to the iRobot website, the Roomba s9+ will cost you about $1,300. With the Braava, be ready to spend $1,800. 
 
The Roborock S6 comes with a $600 price tag.  


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