Could The 360 S6 Robot Vacuum Be The Xiaomi Roborock Killer?
Aug 29, 2018 4 min read
Xiaomi Roborock is one of the best smart robot cleaners on the market. The 360 S6 is the new machine that surprised us with its features and a price tag. Can the S6 compete with Roborock coming at a lower price?
The Xiaomi Roborock vs. 360 S6 Robotic Vacuum Comparison Chart
|Features||360 S6||Xiaomi Roborock|
|Operation time||120 minutes||150 minutes|
|Battery capacity||3200 mAh||5200 mAh|
|Dustbin capacity||400 ml||500 ml|
|Water tank capacity||150 ml||140 ml|
|Suction power||1800 Pa||2000 Pa|
|Amazon Alexa / Google Home||no||yes|
|Noise level||55 dB||60 dB|
|Cleaning area||2153 ft2 / 200 m2||2691 ft2 / 250 m2|
|Barrier-cross height||0.67 in / 17 mm||0.59 in / 15 mm|
|Warranty||12 months||12 months|
|Price||$371||$399 on GearBest / $535 on Amazon|
Each of the robots is equipped with a bunch of sensors that help it to move around and "see" obstacles, avoid it and don't fall down from drop-offs.
Along with than the robots build a map thanks to which they recognize obstacles even better.
Both robots are equipped with SLAM technology that scans your room layout using a laser that is located inside each robot's head. The laser is accurate, it allows the robot to work in the dark.
Proccesors inside the machine build the most efficient way of cleaning based on the map it has created.
Mopping & Bare floor performance
Such high-end robots as Neato and Roomba don't have mopping. Please note, that this feature is amazing for everyday use but can't get rid of stubborn stains. Both of the robots comes with a similar mopping technology, the difference in a water tank capacity and the way the container slide in.
The Xiaomi Roborock is equipped with a 140ml water container and is able to mop for about 40-50 minutes until the box is dry. Fill the tank with water, side it underneath and the robot is ready to mop.
The 360 S6 has a 150ml water tank and can be installed by a simple click. The water starts dripping when S6 is moving.
Since Xiaomi and 360 support Wi-Fi, they both come with an app. In general "360smart" and "Mi Home" look similar and have about the same features. The app allows to turn on/off the robot, switch between cleaning modes, track its movements in real-time, view the cleaning map, schedule the machine, see the cleaning history etc. Along with then, you can see when the accessories need to be replaced.
Mi Home has the ability to create virtual walls which means Roborock will not cross some areas, you can tab on your screen and the robot will go to that point, and there is a spot cleaning for most-dirtiest areas.
On the other hand, 360Smart is able to create customized areas (zones where you want the robot to clean) and forbidden zones (spaces that the S6 should not cross when cleaning). Block off (forbidden areas) is great when the robot is working in wet mop mode and you don't want it to go over carpets.
Both robots can be controlled manually.
Carpet boost & performance
Carpet boost is a feature that switches a cleaning mode to its maximum once the robot recognizes carpeted surface. Both Xiaomi Roborock and 360 S6 comes with it.
Xiaomi Roborock has a strong suction power delivering 2000 of Pa which is enough to deep clean thin and medium carpets from dust, dirt, debris, and pet hair. Since it is a high-end model it performs great on the carpeted surface. Please note, that it doesn't do high-pile rugs.
360 S6 comes with an 1800 Pa suction power which is one of the strongest on the market. It is designed to clean carpets and is able to deep clean low and medium-pile carpets/rugs. Even though it costs twice less than Roomba 980 that is known for its carpet cleaning performance, S6 can easily compete with such a beast.
In short, both robots are the champs when it comes to deep cleaning on carpeted and mixed surface.
Smart voice assistants compatibility
The Xiaomi Roborock is integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Home and can be a part of your smart home system.
The 360 S6 is not compatible with any smart assistant so far. Fairly to notice that Roborock wasn't integrated with it at first either. We hope that 360 S6 will understand voice commands sooner or later.
Most the powerful robot cleaners run about 90-110 minutes before its battery's energy drops down.
The Xiaomi Roborock lasts the whole 150 minutes that makes it the longest runtime on the market so far. It runs until the battery is 20% charge, docks itself juice up to 80% and resumes from the point it left off.
The 360 S6 runs for about 120 minutes which is impressive considering its strong suction. It's battery runs until the power is 20%, then automatically recharge to 80% and continue from the same spot it stopped working.
Both robots are suitable for average and big-sized houses. It is actually not a big deal that 360 S6 works less because it comes with the "recharge&resume" feature meaning that the robot covers a large cleaning area per one cleaning session.
Price & where to buy
Xiaomi Roborock is on sale on Amazon for about $540
On Gearbest Roborock comes with a $397 price tag
The 360 S6 is on sale only on Gearbest so far. You can get it for $329.99 with the coupon code GB-APS6 (valid until September 31).
In the end
Xiaomi Roborock vs. 360 S6 which one is better? These are very similar robots that even have the same minimalist black & white design. Both can sweep and mop at the same time, look about the same underneath. What is the difference between the two?
- The best about 360 S6 is its easy-to-remove dustbin. All you need is to click the "open" button on the lid and it jumps out automatically.
- The 360 S6 charging dock has room to hide a cord. You can roll it and place inside the base.
- In the box with 360 S6 you will find three different types of plugs.
- 360Smart app allows setting block off areas that control the robot from crossing some zones.
- The 360 S6 has 2 side brushes, Xiaomi Roborock - only one.
- The S6 is $40 cheaper than Roborock.
- Mi Home app supports spot cleaning.
- Mi Home app allows tapping on the screen and the robot will move to that spot.
- Roborock comes with the water tank that is easy-to-slide underneath.
Xiaomi Roborock is integrated with Amazon Alexa/Google Home but we hope that the S6 will be compatible with it as well. Xiaomi works 30 minutes longer.
Both robots can easily compete with expensive Roomba, Neato, and Samsung and half the price. Xiaomi is a well-known brand whereas the 360 is a brand-new on the market yet cost less than Roborock.
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