Best Mid-Range Robot Vacuums With Mapping of 2019

By Michael Fisher·Updated: Aug 9, 2019· 9 min read

There are hundreds of robot vacuum cleaners on the market in the price range from $90 to $1300. Sometimes it's hard to make the right decision which one to buy. Cheap models usually have a very simple navigation system with random cleaning pattern. These devices can't remember your home layout, don't know where they already cleaned and where they need to clean.

Robot vacuums with the mapping feature are much smarter than their cheaper brothers with random cleaning pattern. Such devices scan your house with build-in Lidar or a camera sensor and build a detailed map of your home. Thanks to this feature, these robot vacuums never miss any spots and finish the job 3-5 times faster than robot vacuums with a random cleaning pattern. So if you have a medium or big house, you would want to choose a robot vacuums with mapping. Cheap models without the mapping feature will not be able to clean the entire house without missing any places.

If you want a premium robot vacuum go check out our top 5 best cleaners with mapping list. For this comparison, we picked the mid-range models with a price started from $290 and ended up at $450. Our choice based on our own experience, since we tested most of these devices and in our opinion, the robot vacuums in this list are best for the price.

If you are not ready to spend more but still interested in a cleaner with mapping, have a look at the best smart budget robot vacuums to buy in 2019.

Best robot vacuums with mapping: comparison chart

Features Roborock S5
Roborock S5
360 S5
360 S5
Neato Botvac D4 Connected
Neato Botvac D4 Connected
Proscenic M7
Proscenic M7
Xiaomi Mijia 1s
Xiaomi MiJia 1S
Path planning / Mapping yes yes yes yes yes
Type of mapping sensor LDS laser LDS laser LDS laser LDS laser LDS laser + camera
Multi-Mapping no yes no no yes
Runtime (min) 150 120 75 120 150
Suction power (Pa) 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,200 2,000
Noise level (dB) 68 55 64 72 68
Battery capacity (mAh) 5,200 2,600 N/A 3,200 3,300
Auto charge and resume yes yes yes yes yes
Scheduling yes yes yes yes yes
Dust bin capacity (ml) 500 550 700 500 420
Water tank capacity (ml) 150 - - 500 -
Climbing ability (in/mm) 0.79 / 20 0.79 / 20 0.75 / 19 0.59 / 15 0.59 / 15
Height (in/cm) 3.78 / 9.6 3.94 / 10 3.9 / 9.9 3.74 / 9.5 3.78 / 9.6
Full bin indicator no no no no no
Amazon Alexa & Google Home support yes yes yes yes no
Virtual Walls yes yes yes yes yes
Zone Cleaning yes yes no yes yes
Room recognizing no yes no no yes
Scheduling by room no yes no no yes
Dirt Detect Sensor no no no no yes
Auto boost on carpet yes yes no no no
Wet mopping function yes no no yes no
Warranty 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Price ~$430 ~$290 ~$400 ~$450 ~$340

Roborock S5

Editor’s Pick

Roborock S5

The most efficient navigation

The battery lasts up to 2.5 hours of continuous working. Strong suction power, carpet identification, and great climbing ability make it ideal for homes with carpets. Equipped with a water tank to do mopping. Zoned cleaning can be set by drawing a rectangle or no-go lines. The HEPA filter is washable making the robot safe for allergy sufferers.

The Roborock S5 is a 2-in-1 device that can do mopping and sweeping.

With 150 minutes of runtime, the Roborock is a winner, since no one robovac works this long (update, the newest Roborock Xiaowa E3, and Xiaomi 1S last 150 minutes in one charge). The Roborock S5 covers about 250 square meters in one charge.

The Roborock S5 is ideal for big homes

2,000 Pa strong suction sucks up everything from bare floors and carpeted surfaces. It uses the SLAM algorithm that along with a laser located on top scans the interior, creating a map of the area and builds the most efficient cleaning path. 

The Roborock S5 is safe for allergy and asthma sufferers

The Roborock S5 is equipped with 14 sensors that help the robot navigate around. Although it has one of the strongest suction, the device is equipped with a soft rubber sieve that decreases the noise the Roborock produces when cleaning.

It supports Amazon Alexa and Google Home, have Wi-Fi and can be operated by the Mi Home app. There is no virtual wall included in the box, but the app has a possibility of creating virtual boundaries. Also, you can see how the Roborock creates a map and view its movements in real-time. Intelligent carpet identification maximizes the suction power when the robot knows it is on a carpet/rug.

In the app, you can create block offs to prevent the robot from crossing particular rooms and set zone cleaning if you want it to clean within one or two places.

Cleaning Performance

The Roborock S5 works well on carpets and bare floors. With strong suction, detachable cleaning brush, and carpet boost, the Roborock is one of the best solutions for pet hair. 

Thanks to one of the strongest suction power, carpet identification that boosts cleaning mode to powerful and large wheels, the Roborock S5 shows excellent performance on carpets and rugs as well as on bare flooring.

Price & Where To Buy

Roborock S5 on Gearbest — $430

Roborock S5 on Amazon $500

The robot has three color options: white, black (Amazon / Gearbest) and rose-gold.

*please note the prices may change

360 S5

The Best Budget Pick

360 S5

The best among budget smart robots

Has one of the highest airflow velocity and strong suction. Identifies carpets, supports zoned cleaning, restricted areas and has selected room cleaning. It is also one of the quietest powerful robot cleaners on the market. With the given features, the robot beats expensive models at a price of $300 (Gearbest).

We are going to talk about the newest robot vacuum cleaner - 360 S5.

It is the youngest brother of the 360 S6 which we reviewed earlier.

The robot has strong suction of 2,000 Pa, stores up to 10 different floor plans and has room recognizing. The robot also recognizes carpet flooring providing deeper cleaning on those that are no thicker than 20 mm.

The 360 S5 is perfect for homes with more than one level

In the app, you can set virtual bock offs, create zoned cleaning, and the S5 divides the map into separate rooms.

This feature allows making the robot work at a specific time in the kitchen or bedroom anytime you want.

Carpet boost, strong suction, and big wheels make the 360 S6 suitable for thicker carpets

Cleaning performance

The 360 S5 performs well on bare floors thanks to the strong suction power. It also works well on thin carpets and those that are not thicker than 20 mm.

Price & Purchase Details

360 S5 on Gearbest — ~$290

360 S5 on Amazon — ~$320

*please note the price may change


Neato Botvac D4 Connected

Best For Small Homes

Neato Botvac D4 Connected

Best for small homes with carpet

D-shape works the best on corners and along the walls. Equipped with a large dustbin and is ideal for pet hair and small homes.

The Botvac D4 Connected is one of the latest models from Neato.

It has D-shape that is better at corners cleaning.

The robot is equipped with the LDS laser to map out your house. The robot is ideal for small and medium-sized homes.

In the app, you can set No-Go lines to prevent the robot from crossing certain areas, which is useful because we always have zones with cords or kids toys, so this feature is essential.

Because of the Botvac shape, it has a wide brush that covers more area than round vacuums thanks to which the Neato spends less time on cleaning the same area than the round cleaners do.

Cleaning performance

Neato is known for its great performance on carpets, and the D4 is no exception. It handles even the smallest particles on carpet flooring that is not thicker than 20 mm and works flawlessly on bare floor.

Price & Purchase Details

Neato Botvac D4 Connected on Amazon — ~$400

*please note the price may change

Click here to see customers reviews about the D6 Connected on Amazon

Proscenic M7

Best For The Price

Proscenic M7

The strongest suction and biggest water tank

Has one the strongest suction, supports virtual blocked areas and zoned cleaning. Equipped with a 500 ml water tank, one of the largest in the industry. In mopping mode, the robot moves in a Y-shaped path.

The Proscenic M7 has one of the strongest suction power in the market. 

Its battery lasts up to 120 minutes, covering about 150 square meters on one charge. The robot is equipped with a big 500 ml water container and covers a big cleaning to mop. 

The Proscenic M7 is ideal for big homes with bare flooring

The app gives you cleaning stats and ability to set No-Go Lines that work as virtual boundaries, create zoned cleaning to make the robot work within a certain area.

The large dustbin is easy to clean — the biggest advantages of the Proscenic - large 500 ml water tank. Most of the containers hold about 150-300 ml of water. It follows a Y-shape path when does mopping. The Proscenic delivers 2,200 Pa of power. 

Cleaning Performance

The Proscenic M7 handles pet hair with ease. With the strong suction power, the robot performs well on bare floors and thin/thicker carpets. It has a good picking ability since it is the most powerful machine in the business.

Thanks to the large water tank, the Proscenic is perfect for big areas with no carpets.

Price & Purchase Details

Proscenic M7 on Amazon — ~$460

*please note the price may change

Xiaomi MiJia 1S

Ideal For Big Households

Xiaomi MiJia 1S

Recognizes room’s location

Equipped with an LDS laser and camera sensor that work together to help the robot understand where a room is. Has strong suction and supports restricted areas and zoned cleaning. Lasts up to 2.5 hours. 

The Xiaomi MiJia 1S robot vacuum is an upgraded version of its brother — Xiaomi Mi Robot. 

The robot is equipped with an LDS laser and camera sensor for more accurate mapping. With the camera on board, the robot recognizes separate rooms which you can see on the map. The Xiaomi delivers 2,000 Pa of suction and has one of the longest-lasting batteries. It gives you up to 150 minutes of cleaning time. 

One of the things the Xiaomi MiJia 1S is great - room recognizing. When the map is created, you can divide it into separate rooms to make the robot work there in the future.

The Xiaomi supports zoned cleaning, restricted areas, and room cleaning. 

Cleaning performance

The Xiaomi MiJia 1S works great on thin/thicker carpets and bare floor picking up even the smallest particles. At the price of around $340, you get a decent machine that would perform great on carpet and bare flooring. 

Price & Purchase Details

Xiaomi MiJia 1S robot vacuum on Gearbest — ~$340

*please note the prices may change


Wrapping It Up

All the machines are good at cleaning carpets (not shaggy rugs though, unfortunately, there is no robot on the market so far that will do that), so it depends on your budget and personal preference as to which robot vacuum cleaner to get. Write in comments below about the robovac you would buy for yourself.


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