What Is The Best Robot Vacuum: iLife V7S vs Xiaomi Mi Robot vs Roomba 980 Comparison

Posted on July 11, 2017


iLife V7S

Chuwi iLife V7s Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Xiaomi Mi Robot

Xiaomi Mi Robot Intelligent Vacuum

Roomba 980

Irobot Roomba 980


2600 mAh

5200 mAh

3000 mAh

Run Time

140 min

150 min

120 min

Charging Time

5-6 h

3-4 h

iRobot does not specify how long it will take to fully charge the batteries.

Suction power

600 Pa

1600-1800 Pa

1600-1700 Pa

Wet Mopping

Virtual Wall


57 db 

62-68 db

66-70 db


Dual-layer Filter



Dirt Capacity

17 oz (500 ml) + 13.5 oz (450 ml water box)

14 oz (415 ml)

14 oz (415 ml)

Types of  Floor

low and
medium-pile carpets and all the bare floors

from low pile and medium pile carpets to hard floors

all including carpet, rugs, tile, hardwood, and laminate floors


6.5 lbs (2.9 kg)

8.4 lbs (3.8 kg)

8.7 lbs (3.9 kg)


3.15 inches (13.39 cm)

3.8 inches (9.65cm)

3.6' inches (13.9 cm)


4 *Cliff Sensors

equipped with 12 different sensors that help to clean your home efficient.

no less than 12 sensors to navigate your home (it uses the laser distance sensor (LSD) that scans the room to map out the interior of your house, SLAM algorithms find the most effective way of cleaning etc. 

5 * Cliff sensors


  • vacuum cleaner;

  • charging dock + adapter;

  • remote controller with two AA batteries;

  • extra side brush;

  • extra mop;

  • cleaning brush;

  • dust box;

  • water tank box;

  • 2 extra filtres.


  • vacuum cleaner;

  • charging dock + adapter;

  • plastic brush good for untangling hair

  • dual mode virtual wall barrier + 2 batteries;

  • charging cable;

  • extra side brush;

  • extra air filter;

Smartphone App

Mi Home App

iRobot HOME App

Scheduled Cleaning Option


1 year

1 year

1 year

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Product name Where to buy
iRobot Roomba 980 iRobot Roomba 980
Xiaomi Mi Robot Xiaomi Mi Robot

Xiaomi Mi Robot

The Xiaomi Mi Robot is an intelligent vacuum cleaner equipped with 12 different sensors that help to clean your home efficient. Mijia comes with an impressive 5200 mAh lithium ion battery that helps Mi Robot clean longer if you compare it with similar models. The navigation system is almost perfect. This laser distance sensor scans its surroundings 360 degrees, 1800 times per second, to map out the interiors of your house and then calculates the most efficient route for cleaning.



  • nice design;
  • reasonable price;
  • Hepa filtration; 
  • good suction motor;
  • intelligent planning system;
  • long working time and fast recharge duration;


  • not much accessories in the box;
  • no wet mopping function;
  • no English manual and the App comes only in Chinese;
  • Xiaomi Mi is working louder than iRobot or iLIFE.

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UPDATE: Xiaomi introduced a new second generation of the robot — you can read more about it in our Xiaomi Robot Vacuum 1st vs 2nd generation comparison.


Chuwi iLIFE V7S is a super mute sweeping and lovely designed robot vacuum with a possibility of wet mopping but with no virtual walls in the package that cost less than $300. Due to suction power, the vacuum is less powerful than Xiaomi but either the noise is still lower than many other vacuum cleaners make. Watch Chuwi iLife V7S Robot Vacuum unboxing & review video:


  • affordable price;
  • minimalist design. Easy to use;
  • it is super mute compared to other robot vacuum cleaners;
  • the significant capacity of dirt bin and water tank means a larger cleaning radius;
  • iLIFE V7S comes with two big boxes: dust and water so you can use it on a bare floor the same as on a floor with a carpet;
  • it is still shorter than Roomba 980.


  • less powerful than Xiaomi Mi Robot and Roomba 980;
  • the navigation system is not perfect. The robot just runs around the house until the battery dies;
  • in a house with a lot of furniture could be a bit hard for iLIFE to avoid all the stuff. Once in a while it will get stuck, so you need to figure out how to keep the cleaning area less cluttered; 
  • there is no smartphone app but it does have a remote controller;

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UPDATE: Take a look at the third generation of ILIFE V7 robot vacuum in our ILIFE V7S Pro review. You can also check our mopping robot reviews.

iRobot Roomba 980

iRobot Roomba 980 is the first flagship robot vacuum that comes with a beautifully designed smartphone app and an extra power mode that works better on floors with a carpet. 




  • you can control your vacuum with iRobot HOME App;
  • mapping function. With iRobot Home app you can keep track of where its already been;
  • it comes with the dual mode virtual wall barrier that looks very nice. The primary function is to build particular space where iRobot have to clean;
  • the navigation system is better than is was on the previous version of Roomba. Now it moves more organizing and avoids bumping into things as it used to be. 


  • price. For someone it could be a bit high depends on what you really expect from your home assistant; 
  • carpet boost is a bit loud;
  • if you have a lot of furniture in your room it could be a challenge for Roomba to not bumps into it (Xiaomi Navigation system is better in this case);
  • doesn't work in complete darkness but you can leave the light on in the room if you need to;

Unfortunately, there is no Roomba 980 vs Xiaomi Mi Robot vs iLIFE V7S comparisons, but you can watch the videos with two of them. Watch cleaning and navigation test on the bare floor;

Have you watched the previous video? This one is about Roomba and Xiaomi war. Check it out and decide what is the best robot vacuum cleaner after all:


UPDATE: Don't miss the new Xiaomi Roborock vs. Roomba 980 comparison.


Both vacuums Xiaomi and iLIFE is on sale for less than $400 while Roomba costs about $900. iLIFE and Xiaomi has its pros and cons. Chuwi comes equipped with a microfiber mop and water box for mopping. That means if you mostly have the bare floor and want to get the budget cleaner - iLIFE is for you. Pet owners most likely want to spend extra money for iRobot Roomba 980 for extra cleaning power. Otherwise, Xiaomi Mi Robot is an excellent choice for those who are not looking to spend more than $400 to get a great robot vacuum. 


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