Roborock S5 vs. Roborock Xiaowa E20

Roborock S5

Roborock S5

SRR Score: 155

$475.99 Amazon

$365.99 GearBest

Roborock Xiaowa E2

Roborock Xiaowa E2

SRR Score: 114

$249.99 Amazon

$276.99 GearBest

Comparison Chart

  Main Features Roborock S5 Roborock Xiaowa E2
Mapping / Path planning yes yes
Mapping Sensor Type LDS gyroscope
High-Precision Map yes no
Recharge & Resume yes yes
Automatically Docks and Recharges yes yes
Noise Level 68 db 60 db
LCD Display no no
Side Brushes (one or two) 1 pcs 1 pcs
Voice Prompts yes yes
  Cleaning Features
Suction Power 2000 Pa 1800 Pa
–°leaning Area 2691 ft2 / 250 m2 2153 ft2 / 200 m2
Recommended Home Size medium, big small, medium
Cleaning Modes quiet, balanced, turbo, max, zoned cleanup, carpet boost and three mopping modes silent, standard, strong, max
Dustbin Capacity 480 ml 640 ml
Automatic Dirt Disposal no no
Wet Mopping yes yes
Water Tank Capacity 140 ml 150 ml
Barrier-cross Height 0.79 in / 20 mm 0.79 in / 20 mm
HEPA Filter yes yes
Washable Filter yes yes
–°arpet Types low-pile, medium-pile low-pile, medium-pile
Bare Floor Types hardwood, tile, laminate, vynil, marble tile, ceramic ceramic tile, marble tile, vynil, laminate, linoleum, wood
Battery Capacity 5200 mAh 2600 mAh
Run time 150 min 100 min
Charging Time 240 min 240 min
Rated Power (Watts) 58 W 50 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 yes no
Zoned cleaning yes no
Multi-floor maps no no
Manual movement control yes yes
Selected Room Cleaning no no
Carpet Boost yes yes
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 6.61 lbs / 3 kg
Robot Width 13.78 in / 35 cm 13.78 in / 35 cm
Robot Height 3.78 in / 9.6 cm 3.54 in / 9 cm
In the box adapter, charging dock, water tank, mopping pad, English user manual charging dock, power cable, cleaning brush.
Warranty 12 months 12 months

To know more about the differences between all the Roborock robot vacuum cleaners click here.

For those who are confused about the Xiaowa naming, please read this out. The Roborock Xiaowa E2, E20 and E25 is the same robot vacuum. The second number stands for the color option. The Roborock Xiaowa E20 is a cleaner that comes in white color. The Roborock Xioawa E25 is the same Xiaowa E20 only it is dark grey. No more differences between them than a color option.

What about the Roborock S5, S50, and S55? The same situation about a color option. The Roborock S50 is white; the Roborock S55 comes in black color.

Mapping technology

The Roborock S5: it uses LIDAR with an LDS laser located inside its tower. It scans the room creating a map and three processors inside help the robot to build the most efficient way of cleaning. The plan can be seen on the app. The robot saves one created map.

Xiaowa E20: it is equipped with a double gyroscope inertial navigation system, combined with dual optical motion tracking. The robot recognizes walls and corners and creates a map. The map shows the obstacles and barriers that were identified by sensors. It is not as detailed as the one generated by the laser nevertheless the Xiaowa's maps are more or less accurate. You can see the map on the app. Unfortunately, you can't do anything with the plan. Every time the robot cleans the map gets regenerated once again.

Additional features of the Roborock S5

  • The Roborock S5: the app allows to create virtual boundaries as many as you'd like to.
  • There is also an ability to set zoned cleaning to make the vacuum working within the areas you've chosen.
  • You can tap on the map to send the device to a specific point.


The Roborock S5 and Xiaowa E2: the water tank can be inserted by sliding it underneath. It holds about 150 ml of water and can work in this mode for about 60 minutes until the container gets dry.

Unfortunately, the manufacturer didn't mention how much of the liquid the Roborock Xiaowa's water tank holds.

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 S5 is among our top 12 vacuum cleaners of 2019. It is one of the best robot cleaners on the market that is efficient, powerful and smart. It is suitable for big homes, any surface type, pet hair, etc. Though the Roborock S5 might be pricey for those, who are tight on budget. LIDAR helps the robot to save cleaning time. Instead of randomly running over the house, the vacuum navigates in straight lines based on the map it created. Remember, it is a flagship model that competes with such robot cleaners as the Neato D7 Connected, Roomba i7, etc. However, if the price suits you - the Roborock S5 is a great robot vacuum worth buying.

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.

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