Roborock S5 Max Robot vacuum cleaner

Reoverview
95/100
Very good
No. 4 of the 52 best robot vacuums
1.075 User reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
5 expert reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
Our review
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.8)

Prices

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Cleaning area

Cleaning area

2152.6 ft2

Max runtime

Max runtime

120 min

Charge time

Charge time

240 min

Type of battery

Type of battery

Li-ion

App control

App control

Sound level

Sound level

60 dB

Mapping-Sensor

Mapping-Sensor

LDS

Our review

Nathan Smith
★★★★★
★★★★★
Recommended

Pros

Hybrid mop and vacuum feature
No-mop and no-go zones barrier
Can adjust water flow for mopping feature
Fast and efficient navigation and cleaning performance
Long battery life
Leans thoroughly and rarely misses a spot

Cons

Quite expensive
Doesn’t provide extra filters or mopping pads

Who should buy Roborock S5 Max

  • If you want to have a level-up robot vacuum, this should be included in your list. It is the best fit for those who have carpets and has a better mopping feature compared to other robot vacuums because this product focuses on its upgraded mopping ability and it has an electrically controlled mop and no-mop zones feature. It is also suitable for large and complicated spaces because of its precise navigation systems, LIDAR and SLAM, that enable the product to clean thoroughly. Because of its high-end navigation system, it has outstanding obstacle avoidance which is helpful for users who have kids that frequently leave their toys on the floor and pet owners who, for example, don’t want to wake their peacefully sleeping dog. The S5 max is also suitable for all types of floors, such as carpets, wooden, tiled, and hard floors.

Who should NOT buy Roborock S5 Max

  • This product can be a bit expensive so this may not be for everyone. If you don’t need the mopping function but are amazed by the vacuum abilities of this product, you should definitely check the Roborock S4 that has all this robot vacuum’s features minus the mopping qualities and comes at a more affordable price.

Verdict

Faith
BY:
Faith
This is our verdict of the Roborock S5 Max based on several hours of research of reviews from both experts and users.
Updated 08-02-2021

Xiaomi’s Roborock S5 Max leveled up its moping feature as it introduced a spring-loaded system to control its water flow, unlike other basic hybrid robot vacuums that use gravity.

Another exceptional mopping feature of this product is the no-mop zone function, found mostly among high-end robot vacuums, and the no-go zone feature. With the no-mop zone setting, you can block off carpeted floors or other spaces when the mop is attached. So, you can let the robot vacuum do its thing without worrying about your carpet. Then, if you remove the mop, the no-mop zones will also disable. Whereas the no-go zone feature serves as a barrier no matter which mode it’s in. These two types of barriers, the no-go zone, and the no-mop zone, allow you to have more control in terms of where you want and don’t want the robot vacuum to go.

The app is rich in features and options that enable you to manipulate the robot vacuum according to your liking. However, at first, it may take you some time to get used to it.

The dustbin can hold enough dirt but is not very large so it is expected for you to empty it after each cleaning job. Nonetheless, it is still larger than the S5 and S6’s dustbin.

With its LIDAR and SLAM navigation systems, it provides a precise map, can save multiple floor plans, and can recognize different floor levels of a house automatically. Because of its smart navigation, it rarely leaves a spot uncleaned and can go through tight spaces as long as the robot vacuum can fit.

This upgrade focuses on its moping feature but still, it is a robot vacuum and it can’t beat a handheld mop where you can apply deep pressure for it to clean heavy stains on the floor. However, this is a common problem among hybrid robot vacuums. Yet, this product significantly stepped up among its competitors because of its spring-loaded system that maintains constant pressure throughout the mopping cycle.

Overall, the S5 Max is quite pricey but this is to be expected because of its high-end features and performance. Moreover, it doesn’t have a lot of issues or downsides, unlike other robot vacuums that cost twice as much as this product informs the user about many issues and errors.

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Product information
Roborock S5 Max Roborock S6 Pure Roborock S6 MaxV
Name Roborock S5 Max Roborock S6 Pure Roborock S6 MaxV
Score
95
97
95
Reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
1075 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.8)
1359 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
1817 reviews
Price 550 $ 520 $ 700 $
Battery
Max runtime 120 min 180 min 180 min
Charge time 240 min 300 min 300 min
Battery type Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 5200 mAh 5200 mAh 5200 mAh
Cleaning
Cleaning area 2152.6 ft2 2690.75 ft2 2583.12 ft2
Sound level 60 dB 69 dB 67 dB
Suction power 2000 Pa 2000 Pa 2500 Pa
Maximum climbing height 0.79 in 0.79 in 0.79 in
Power 58.0 w 58.0 w 66.0 w
Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.14 l 0.18 l 0.3 l
Other informations
Dustbin capacity 0.5 l 0.46 l 0.46 l
Mapping-Sensor LDS LDS LDS+Camera
Type of filter EPA 11 EPA 11 EPA 11
Automatic dirt disposal
Carpet Boost
Functions
Automatically docks and recharges
Recharge and resume function
Scheduling function
App control
Voice control
Alexa voice control
Google Home voice control
Stair sensor and object sensor
Attachments
Remote control
Shape
Shape Round Round Round
Number of side brushes 1 1 1
App-functions
Interactive mapping
Real Time Tracking
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned Cleaning
Multi Floor Maps
Selected Room Cleaning
Dimensions and weight
Height 3.78 in 3.78 in 3.78 in
Width 13.78 in 13.78 in 13.78 in
Depth 13.78 in 13.78 in 13.78 in
Weight 7.72 lbs 7.05 lbs 8.16 lbs
Pros and cons
Pros
Hybrid mop and vacuum feature
No-mop and no-go zones barrier
Can adjust water flow for mopping feature
Fast and efficient navigation and cleaning performance
Long battery life
Leans thoroughly and rarely misses a spot
Less expensive than the Xiaomi-Roborock S6
Can vacuum and mop efficiently
Has a variety of vacuum cleaning modes and a strong suction power
Large water tank
Supports adaptive route algorithm
Has smart navigation and a highly-customisable map
Smart navigation and obstacle avoidance with the use of Reactive AI
Wide mopping plate, large water tank, and large dustbin
Supports virtual boundaries, such as no-go zones and no-mop zones
Can vacuum and mop efficiently
Impressive suction power of up to 2500 Pa
Can save up to four maps
App is easy to use and provides a lot of options to customize almost every setting from the robot vacuum
Cons
Quite expensive
Doesn’t provide extra filters or mopping pads
Dust bin is a bit small
Mopping feature utilises gravity tank
Longer time to charge
A bit expensive
AI has a limited number of objects that it will recognize
Comes with only one reusable mop cloth

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Expert reviews

4.8
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Trustedreviews.com
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4.5
★★★★★
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Specifications

Battery

Max runtime
120 min
Charge time
240 min
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery capacity
5200 mAh

Cleaning

Cleaning area
2152.6 ft2
Sound level
60 dB
Suction power
2000 Pa
Maximum climbing height
0.79 in
Power
58.0 w
Mopping function
Yes
Water tank capacity
0.14 l

Other informations

Dustbin capacity
0.5 l
Mapping-Sensor
LDS
Type of filter
EPA 11
Automatic dirt disposal
No
Carpet Boost
Yes

Functions

Automatically docks and recharges
Yes
Recharge and resume function
Yes
Scheduling function
Yes
App control
Yes
Voice control
Yes
Alexa voice control
Yes
Google Home voice control
Yes
Stair sensor and object sensor
Yes

Attachments

Remote control
No

Shape

Shape
Round
Number of side brushes
1

App-functions

Interactive mapping
Yes
Real Time Tracking
Yes
Digital Blocked Area
Yes
Zoned Cleaning
Yes
Multi Floor Maps
Yes
Selected Room Cleaning
Yes

Dimensions and weight

Height
3.78 in
Width
13.78 in
Depth
13.78 in
Weight
7.72 lbs
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