Which One To Buy: Xiaomi Mi Robot vs Neato Botvac Connected

Xiaomi Mi Robot

Xiaomi Mi Robot

SRR Score: 122

$425.90 Amazon

$259.99 GearBest

Neato Botvac Connected

Neato Botvac Connected

SRR Score: 108

$379.99 Amazon

Comparison Chart

  Main Features Xiaomi Mi Robot Neato Botvac Connected
Mapping / Path planning yes yes
Mapping Sensor Type LDS LDS
High-Precision Map yes yes
Recharge & Resume yes yes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes yes
Noise Level 68 db 64 db
LCD Display no yes
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs 1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes no
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 1800 Pa N/A
–°leaning Area 2691 ft2 / 250 m2 969 ft2 / 90 m2
Dustbin Capacity 420 ml 700 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal no no
Wet Mopping no no
Water Tank Capacity - -
Barrier-cross Height 0.59 in / 15 mm 0.75 in / 19 mm
HEPA Filter yes yes
Washable Filter no no
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh 4200 mAh
Run time 150 min 120 min
Charging Time 240 min 120 min
Rated Power (Watts) 55 W 43 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 yes
Digital Blocked Area no no
Zoned cleaning yes no
Multi-floor maps no no
Manual movement control yes no
Selected Room Cleaning no no
Carpet Boost no no
Anti-drop / Cliff Sensor yes yes
Dirt Detect no no
Full Bin Indicator no no
Other Specifications
Robot Weight 8.40 lbs / 3.81 kg 9.04 lbs / 4.1 kg
Robot Width 13.58 in / 34.5 cm 13.19 in / 33.5 cm
Robot Height 3.78 in / 9.6 cm 3.94 in / 10 cm
In the box charging dock, adapter, user manual charging base, power cord, cleaning tool, boundary markers (2M), extra filter, user manual
Warranty 12 months 12 months

Xiaomi Mi Robot


  • long runtime makes the robot to clean the average sized-house in one charge
  • handles pet hair and long human hair with ease on hardwood floors and low-pile carpets
  • the mapping function is one of the most accurate on the market
  • SLAM technology makes Mi Robot move consistently not chaotically as the most robots do
  • the app is easy to use, has a bunch of functions
  • affordable price consider its cleaning performance
  • can be tracked in real-time moving


  • doesn't do thick or fringe carpets
  • Mi Robot has its "head" where the LDS is located at which is why the machine's body is high making it impossible to reach some places under furniture.
  • doesn't support Alexa and Google Home

Neato Botvac Connected


  • strong suction power is one of the best at picking things from the floor
  • the combo roller is insanely effective at cleaning carpets. Combo brush is quieter than the blade.
  • nicely sized dirt bin holds more dust than the most robots
  • effective at cleaning corners thanks to its shape
  • connects and controlled by Amazon Alexa and Google Home
  • smart intelligence level that doesn't miss a spot
  • workes well when it comes to vacuum a large home with a lot of dog hair, mountain pine pollen dust, and day to day crumbs and debris.


  • the filter is hard to keep clean
  • with its shape it more likely gets stuck in tight places
  • the body is not durable when it comes to scratches
  • the Neato's laser-based navigation does not "see" reflective surfaces. It completely ignores any chrome furniture legs.

First Xiaomi Mi Robot vs Neato Botvac Connected: Which One Is Better?

When it comes to runtime the robots work almost the same time. Both go to recharge and then resume from the place they left.

Both machines operate with about the same noise level. Mi Robot and Neato Botvac Connected have the strong suction power.

When we talking about navigation, both robots move consistently. It doesn't affect the quality of cleaning though.

Neato Botvac Connected comes with two cleaning rollers that suitable for pet hair and carpet cleaning. Blade brush doesn't get nearly as packed with hair and carpet fibers as combo brush do. The combo brush makes a better job on carpeting surface and is quieter than the blade.
The first Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaner only has one cleaning brush that suitable for bare floors and thin carpets.

Even though the suction power in both devices one of the strongest, based on customer comments, we concluded than Neato Botvac Connected is slightly better at picking up small things from a carpet but on bare floors both vacuums performs well. Xioami Mi Robot does suck effective on carpets too.

Boundary strips Neato comes with is almost useless. If you don't tape them to the floor, the cleaner can push them.

The D-shape of Neato is better at cleaning corners and makes the robot get stuck more often than Xiaomi.

Neato is hard to connect to Wi-FI if you have other connected devices at home. On the other hand, the US users claim they have an issue to connect the robot to the US server. You can connect the Mi Robot to the European or Chinese server (only for consumers from the US).

Even though both robots come with a smartphone app, NeatoBotvac Connected supports Amazon Alexa, when Xiaomi Mi Robot does not.

Lastly, Xiaomi Mi Robot cost about $380 on Amazon and $315 on Gearbest, while Neato Botvac Connected comes with a $600 price tag.

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