What is the Difference? The Xiaowa Lite C10 vs. Xiaowa Route Planning Version (E20 and E35)

Not that long ago, Xiaomi released its budget robot vacuum cleaner - the Xiaowa Lite C10. We have already compared it with the Xiaomi flagship model - Roborock - where we talked about why you might prefer the cheapest version, the Xiaowa Lite over the Roborock. But suddenly, the newest Xiaowa E20 and E35 (E352) Planning Edition show up and bring some new features we'd like to talk about. So here we go: what is the difference between the two beasts and why both are worth buying?

Xiaomi Xiaowa Lite and the version with pathplanning what's the difference between the two?

Xiaowa C10 vs. Xiaowa E20 comparison table

SpecsXiaowa Lite C10Xiaowa E20Xiaowa E35
Suction Power1,600 Pa1,800 Pa2,000 Pa
Running Time120 min120 min150 min
Battery Capacity2,600 mAh2,600 mAh5,200 mAh
Dust Box Capacity640 ml640 ml640 ml
Charging Time240 min240 min240 min
Climbing Ability20 mm (0.78 inches)20 mm (0.78 inches)20 mm (0.78 inches)
Cliff Sensorsyesyesyes
Accessoriesrobot; charging base + adapter; cleaning tool; manualrobot; mopping mop; water tank; charging station+adapter; manual; cleaning toolrobot; mopping mop; water tank; charging station+adapter; manual; cleaning tool
Warranty12 months12 months12 months

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What is the same?


Both build the same way. The Xiaowa keeps the typical Xiaomi minimalist style coming in a black and white color combination and only three small buttons on the lid. The dustbin is hiding under the lid and is easy to pull out. Underneath you will find a side sweeper and bristle brush. Along with this, the Xiaowa has two large wheels that allow the robot to cross a slope up to 20mm in height. There are sensors located all over the machine's body preventing it from falling by detecting obstacles. Overall, the Xiaowa looks fantastic! The newest Xiaowa E35 comes in an amazing dark grey color.

Cleaning Performance & Battery Life

With strong suction power, the robot's battery lasts up to 120 minutes, a rare thing considering its price. The latest Xiaowa E35 works for the whole 150 minutes as long as the Xiaomi Roborock does.

Along with a powerful motor, the side brush sweeps all the dust and dirt, while the main brush helps scratch it from the floor, then transferring the mess to the dust box. The suction power is strong enough for ridding thin and medium-pile carpets of pet hair, leaving your floors clean. The Xiaowa also works great on a bare floor catching every small particle in its path.


Both robots have the same dustbox capacity holding 640ml of dirt.


Both models come with the MiJia app. It allows you to manually manage the robot's movements, set the cleaning mode you need, schedule it to work at a specific time, see the battery life, and the accessories level life. In addition, the latest version allows viewing a created map.

What is the difference?

Suction Power

As you might notice, the Xiaowa Path Planning (E20) version delivers 1,800 Pa while the Lite model - 1,600Pa. The newest Xiaowa E35 (C352) has 2,000 Pa of suction. Each of the robots performs great on a bare floor; the more powerful one cleans carpets slightly better. Considering the fact that even the flagship Roomba 980 has a 1,670Pa suction, the Xiaowa Lite does as good a job on carpets as the more expensive robots.

Mopping Attachment

While the Xiaowa Lite only sweeps, the newest versions (E20, E35) can also mop. Both come with a water tank and mop cloth that is supposed to wet mop a bare floor. When the robots do not move, the water doesn’t drip. Please note that if you want to clean stubborn stains, you'd better go with something like the Xiaomi Handheld Electric Mop because no one robot mop can do this at least at this moment. In any case, the mopping attachment is perfect for tile, laminate, marble or hardwood floors, and it will keep them clean and fresh.


The newest versions (E20, E35) map the area where it has cleaned, but not in the same way we are used to. It does not have a laser or camera sensor like other smart machines. So how does the Xiaowa manage to create a map? It is equipped with a dual-gyro inertial navigation system and the German six-axis BOSCH gyroscope. It also has a dual-optical laser + a LED motion tracking sensor. When it works, it slightly bumps into obstacles, so its sensors "remember" the position of each, including chairs legs, walls, and basically everything it has touched. With this technology, the robot can identify places where it has already been which reduces operation time because the device will not go to the zones already cleaned.

Maybe it is not the most accurate way of mapping, but it does its job well, helping the robot navigate As mentioned before, you can check the created map on your smartphone. After the Xiaowa finish the cleaning, it will not hold the map in memory meaning that the robot creates a new map every time it works.

Price & Purchasing Details

  • So far, the Xiaowa C10 Lite is only available on Gearbest for the price of around $200.

  • The Xiaowa E20 with mapping has a price tag of $276.

  • The Xiaowa E35 which has strongest suction power costs $399 on GearBest.

In the end

All of them are worth buying. These are decent machines that have a long battery life, beautiful minimalist design, and strong suction power. They are ideal for a small, average home with pets, and are suitable for a mixed-surface home or household with a bare floor and mostly carpeting.

It depends on your own preferences and budget; thus, it's up to you to decide which model to go with.

UPDATE: Check out our latest video comparison of the Xiaomi Xiaowa and the newest 360 S6 robot vacuum:

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