Roborock S7 MaxV

For multiple rooms

For multiple rooms

With mop

With mop

Climbing height

Climbing height

0.79 in

Cleaning area

Cleaning area

3228.9 ft2

App control

App control

Mapping

Mapping

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Roborock S7 MaxV review and test

Testing methodology:
1.1
Date published:
2023-05-22
Last modified:
2023-07-16

Pros

  • Very powerful suction (5100 Pa)
  • Accurate and advanced navigation system
  • Good cleaning results
  • Good AI assisted obstacle avoidance (but not perfect)
  • Great for households with carpet due to its carpet recognition and mop-lift feature
  • It possible to purchase an additional emptying station later
  • Intuitive app with a lot of functions

Cons

  • Expensive
  • The obstacle avoidance doesn’t avoid all items perfectly
  • Only decent cleaning results on carpet
  • Small water tank

Verdict

Recommended

The Roborock S7 MaxV is a powerful robot vacuum with accurate and advanced navigation, good cleaning results, and AI assisted obstacle avoidance. It is particularly well-suited for households with carpets due to its carpet recognition and mop-lift feature, and it is a good choice for pet owners. The robot is also intuitive to use, with a lot of functions available through its app. However, it is expensive and the obstacle avoidance doesn't avoid all items perfectly. The cleaning results on carpeted floors are only okay, and the water tank is small. Overall, the Roborock S7 MaxV is a good choice for those who prioritize powerful suction and advanced navigation in their robot vacuum.

Roborock S7 MaxV
Roborock S7 MaxV (Image: Reoverview)

The Roborock S7 MaxV is an upgrade to the Roborock S6 MaxV and is an improvement in terms of navigation abilities, suction power, and mopping capabilities. The S7 MaxV is way more powerful than its predecessor, with a maximum suction power of 5100 Pa, whereas the suction power for the S6 MaxV is 2500 Pa and is equipped with both VibraRise technology (which lifts the mop when a carpet is detected), and sonic mop vibration for better mop cleaning.

Roborock S7 MaxV and Roborock S6 MaxV seen from above
Roborock S7 MaxV and Roborock S6 MaxV seen from above (Image: Reoverview)

The Roborock S7 MaxV differs from the Roborock S7 model by being more powerful (the suction power of the Roborock S7 is just 2500 Pa), and by being equipped with front cameras which utilizes object recognition. This makes the S7 MaxV version better for carpet cleaning and avoiding obstacles (and thereby also better for households with pets).

The robot Roborock S7 MaxV is also available with additional attachments in the versions:

  • Roborock S7 MaxV Plus: This version comes with the exact same robot but also comes with an auto emptying station to automatically empty the dust container.
  • Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra: This version comes with the exact same robot but has the addition of an advanced auto emptying station, which can both automatically empty the dust container, wash the mop, dry the mop and refill the water tank.

We have tested the Roborock S7 MaxV in accordance with our robot vacuum cleaner test methodology 1.1, which consists of objective test criteria and subjective test criteria.

Who should pick the Robock S7 MaxV?

“Home with pets” setting in the app (Image: Reoverview)
  • The Roborock S7 MaxV is a good robot vacuum for those who have carpets. It has a higher-than-average suction power and can automatically lift the mopping pad when it detects a carpet.
  • The Roborock S7 MaxV is a great choice for those who want a robot vacuum with a mop. It vibrates up to 3000 times per minute, allowing it to effectively remove tough stains on the floor. Furthermore, the robot is built with “VibraRise technology” which enables it to lift its mop 5 mm when it detects a carpet, which is a really good feature if you have low-pile carpets.
  • The Roborock S7 MaxV is a good choice for pet owners, due to its obstacle recognition, strong suction power, and anti-hair tangling main brush made of rubber. In the settings, you can choose “Home with pets” which improves the robot's obstacle recognition ability but reduces its cleaning efficiency slightly.
  • If you have a large house, the Roborock S7 MaxV is a good pick. It cleans efficiently and can cover up to 3.229 ft² on one charge. Additionally, the robot can store a map for up to 4 floors, which also makes it well-suited for households with multiple floors.

Who should not pick the Roborock S7 MaxV?

  • The Roborock S7 MaxV is not the best choice for those who are on a budget. Instead, the Roborock E5, or the Roborock S7 are more affordable models that still deliver good results.
  • If you want a more automated cleaning, you should consider a robot vacuum cleaner with a dirt disposal unit included. You might want to consider the Ecovacs Deebot X1 OMNI, or the Roborock S7 MaxV Plus instead. However, the advantage of the Roborock S7 MaxV is if you are unsure if you want a dirt disposal unit, you can buy it later with this model.

Navigation

Roborock S7 MaxV is equipped with a LiDAR laser tower and double camera
Roborock S7 MaxV is equipped with a LiDAR laser tower and double camera (Image: Reoverview)

The Roborock S7 MaxV is equipped with a LiDAR navigation system and a double camera. This works very efficiently; the robot is able to map the rooms very accurately and quickly and clean all areas in an efficient manner. In one cleaning session, the robot will have mapped the entire floor, identified most objects and furniture, identified the carpets, and divided the rooms on the floor.

The robot is built with Reactive AI 2.0, which enables it to recognize and avoid objects. It's very practical, as it means you don't have to clear the house completely beforehand (especially useful if you have a lot of cables).

Object avoidance test

The avoidance technology works very well, but not perfectly. In our test, it didn’t recognize the cable and just pushed it forward. However, it managed to recognize and avoid 4 objects. In our avoidance test the robot had to avoid and maneuver around the following 5 objects:

  • A fake poop
  • A can
  • A rolled up cable
  • A water bowl (filled with water)
  • A piece of clothing

The result was as follows:

  • Fake poop: Avoided
  • Can: Avoided
  • Rolled up cable: Not avoided
  • Water bowl (filled with water): Avoided
  • Piece of clothing: Partly avoided

The objects before the avoidance test started
The objects before the avoidance test started (Image: Reoverview)

The object when the avoidance test was finished
The objects when the avoidance test was finished (Image: Reoverview)

Navigation light

In dark areas, the robot turns an LED front light on, for better visibility to detect obstacles. This is a practical feature that is not seen in many robot vacuum cleaners.

Roborock S7 MaxV turns its navigation light on in poor visibility
Roborock S7 MaxV turns its navigation light on in poor visibility (Image: Reoverview)

App

Interactive map created by Roborock S7 MaxV
Interactive map created by Roborock S7 MaxV (Image: Reoverview)

The app setup is easy to set up and very intuitive. In our review of the Roborock S6 MaxV, we have previously become familiar with Roborock's app, and have praised it highly.

The Roborock S7 MaxV enables more functionality than the Roborock S6 MaxV, for example by enabling 3D map-view, matrix view, being able to control the scrub intensity for the mop, etc.

In addition, it also has functions that are seen in other robot vacuum cleaners in the same price range, such as:

  • Scheduling
  • Room selected cleaning
  • Zone cleaning
  • Ability to save multiple floors
  • Real-time remote viewing
  • No go zones

Additionally, you can change the following settings:

  • Obstacle avoidance settings
  • Carpet settings
  • Robot voice settings
  • Remote viewing settings
  • General robot settings
  • Map settings

Remote viewing

The remote viewing in the app (Video: Reoverview)

The Roborock S7 MaxV enables remote viewing within the app. This enables you to use the robot as a surveillance camera, which can be handy in some cases: For example if you want to see how your pet is doing with the robot vacuum cleaner when you are not at home, or if there is an object on the floor that you would like to take a closer look at (it might be a poop).

Battery

The Roborock S7 MaxV is equipped with a 5200 mAh Lithium battery. This is a powerful battery and the robot is able to clean most households in one charge. Furthermore, the robot is built with a “Recharge & Resume” function which means it will go back to the charge station to charge when the battery is low, and continue cleaning when it has been charged if it didn’t finish the whole cleaning in the first session.

The runtime is specified to 180 minutes in Quiet mode (the longest-lasting mode) by the manufacturer.

In our test, the robot took 48 minutes to clean an area of 409 ft². It cleans roughly 8.6 ft² per minute (or 517 ft² per hour) in my household’s layout. This might vary from household to household.

Cleaning

Roborock S7 MaxV clean the floor (Video: Reoverview)

The robot does a very good job at cleaning due to its powerful suction power, its great navigation system, and its superior object recognition.

We have tested the robot's cleaning ability in three different tests:

  • 50 gram rice clean up from parquet floor
  • 50 gram sand clean up from parquet floor
  • 50 gram sand clean up from a carpet

In all three tests, the robot was set to “Max mode”.

The results were the following:

  • Parquet floor, 50 g rice: 49 g collected (98 %)
  • Parquet floor, 50 g sand: 50 g collected (100 %)
  • Carpet, 50 g sand: 30 g collected (60 %)

Parquet floor test

The parquet floor cleaning was almost perfect. The robot managed to get perfectly into the corners and get almost all of the rice and sand.

This is how it looked in our test of clean up of rice on parquet floor:

The weight of the dust container before the test started
The weight of the dust container before the test started (Image: Reoverview)

The weight of the dust container when the test was finished
The weight of the dust container when the test was finished (Image: Reoverview)

The rice cleaning test on parquet floor (Video: Reoverview)

Carpet cleaning test

In the carpet cleaning test the robot didn’t manage to pick up that much sand in the carpet cleaning test, despite its high suction power.

The robot only managed to collect 60% of the sand.

The weight of the dustbin container before the carpet cleaning test
The weight of the dustbin container before the carpet cleaning test (Image: Reoverview)

The weight of the dustbin container after the carpet cleaning test
The weight of the dustbin container after the carpet cleaning test (Image: Reoverview)

The carpet cleaning test (Video: Reoverview)

Carpet cleaning

Roborock S7 MaxV cleaning a carpet
Roborock S7 MaxV cleaning a carpet (Image: Reoverview)

The robot is very good at detecting carpets and increasing its suction power to “max mode”, whenever it encounters a carpet.

In the Roborock app you can create settings for how the robot should handle your carpets (Video: Reoverview)

In the app, you can see if it has detected the carpet. You can easily set the carpet as a “No-go-zone” in the app, or select it as a “Misidentified carpet”. Also, in the App-settings you can specify more settings for how it should handle carpets.

The strong suction power means that it can clean the carpets more thoroughly than many other robot vacuum cleaners. It is also equipped with VibraRise which means the mop is lifted 5 mm when it detects a carpet (you can read more about this in the section about its mopping ability).

Mopping

The mop of Roborock S7 MaxV
Roborock S7 MaxV's mop (Image: Reoverview)

The big advantage of the Roborock S7 MaxV, compared to many other models on the market, is the robot's mopping ability. It has multiple advantages:

  • VibraRise technology (liftable mop): It is able to detect carpets and lift its mopping pad, so the mop doesn’t hit the carpet. The mop is lifted 5 mm. This feature only works on low-pile carpets, however it works very well.
  • Sonic vibration (scrubbing technology): It scrubs your floor, which gives better cleaning results and makes it able to remove more stubborn stains from the floor.

VibraRise technology

How the VibraRise technology works (Video: Reoverview)

The VibraRise technology enables the robot to clean both carpets and hard floors in a single cleaning session (as long as your carpets are low-pile). This is a very handy function and solves a problem that exists with many other robot vacuums that do not enable both floor and carpet cleaning in the same cleaning session. For most robots, the mop will drag along the carpet and might cause discoloration.

If you have high-pile carpets you have the option to create “No-mop zones”, which prevents the robot from cleaning certain areas when the mop is attached.

Sonic vibration

The robot is further built with sonic vibration technology. This enables the mop on the robot to vibrate up to 3000 times per minute, giving a more in-depth cleaning with the mop. In the app you can choose between 3 scrubbing intensities:

  • Low: 1650 vibrations per minute
  • Medium: 2300 vibrations per minute
  • High: 3000 vibrations per minute

Mopping cleaning results

We tested the robot’s ability to clean dry stains from a parquet floor by recording its performance against three different stains:

  • A dry stain of ketchup
  • A dry stain of coffee
  • A dry stain of sour cream

In the test the robot did a perfect job at removing the coffee stain, and a good job on the creme fraiche and the ketchup (they weren’t completely removed)

From just before the mopping cleaning test started
From just before the mopping cleaning test started (Image: Reoverview)

From just after the mopping cleaning test was finished
From just after the mopping cleaning test was finished (Image: Reoverview)

The parquet floor seen from above after the test was conducted
The parquet floor seen from above after the test was conducted (Image: Reoverview)

The test showed that the robot vacuum cleaner performs very well when it comes to mop cleaning, but it still cannot completely replace a traditional mop.

Noise emission

Our test of Roborock S7 MaxV’s noise emission
Our test of Roborock S7 MaxV’s noise emission (Image: Reoverview)

The noise emission is specified as 67 dB by the manufacturer in “Balanced mode”.

We tested the robot vacuum cleaners noise emission in three different modes and noticed the maximum noise emitted. The result was as follows:

  • Maximum noise emission measured in “Quiet mode”: 61.1 dB
  • Maximum noise emission measured in “Balanced mode”: 63.1 dB
  • Maximum noise emission measured in “Max mode”: 73.5 dB

Our test results show that Roborock S7 MaxV is a quiet robot vacuum cleaner, except when it is in “Max mode”, where the noise emission increases significantly. The high noise emission is probably due to its strong suction power. We measured its predecessor, the Roborock S6 MaxV, significantly lower (69.4 dB in Max mode).

Setup

The setup was easy and without complications.

The Roborock app guides you through each step when you want to set the robot up with the app.

Base unit

The Roborock S7 MaxV doesn’t come with a dirt disposal unit, it just comes with a regular charge base. However, it is possible to buy a dirt disposal base unit afterward.

If you want to buy the Roborock S7 MaxV with a dirt disposal unit take a look at the Roborock S7 MaxV Plus (it comes with a simple dirt disposal unit), or the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra (it comes with an advanced dirt disposal unit).

Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra (Image: Reoverview)

Size and design

The height of the Roborock S7 MaxV is 3.8 inches. It is a bit taller than models without a LiDAR laser tower, but with this height, the Roborock S7 MaxV is still able to clean underneath most furniture.

The robot measures 13.9 inches in width and 13.78 inches in depth. This size is the most common among robot vacuum cleaners.

The height of Roborock S7 MaxV is 3.8 inches
The height of Roborock S7 MaxV is 3.8 inches (Image: Reoverview)

The Roborock S7 MaxV is equipped with a rubber main brush, which resists hair tangles (in contrast to its predecessor the Roborock S6 MaxV, where the main brush consisted of both hair and rubber.

We measured the main brush of the Roborock S7 MaxV to have a width of 6.57 inches.

Roborock S7 MaxV og Roborock S7 MaxV
Underneath Roborock S6 MaxV and Roborock S7 MaxV (Image: Reoverview)

Shape

It has a round shape, which is the most common shape among robot vacuum cleaners. Some robots are built with a D-shape (for example the Neato Botvac D7 Connected), which has the advantage that they clean faster, due to a larger main brush and they typically have a larger dustbin.

The advantage of a round shape is it has good maneuverability and is good at getting out of tight spaces.

Climbing ability

The climbing ability is set to 0.78 inches by the manufacturer.

Replacements and maintenance

Overview of replacements and maintenance shown in the app
Overview of replacements and maintenance shown in the app (Image: Reoverview)

In the Roborock app you can follow the recommended replacement and maintenance of:

  • Filter (lasts around 150 hours).
  • Main brush (lasts around 300 hours).
  • Side brush (lasts around 200 hours).
  • Sensors (need regular cleaning).
  • Mop (needs to be replaced regularly).

Filter

The Roborock S7 MaxV is equipped with a washable EPA 11 filter.

Conclusion

We really liked this robot vacuum cleaner. So far it is the best robot vacuum cleaner we have tested. Even though the technology within robot vacuum cleaners has come very far, it is still not ready to take over the floor cleaning at home completely. For example, there is still room for improvement in terms of carpet cleaning and the avoidance technology is still not perfect. However, this robot is a step in the right direction.

Measurements in test

Cleaning test results
Cleaning test results overall score
86%
Parquet floor, 50g sand
100%
Parquet floor, 50g rice
98%
Carpet, 50g sand
60%
Object avoidance test results
Object avoidance, total score
70 points
Object avoidance, fake dog poop
Avoided
Object avoidance, rolled up cable
Not avoided
Object avoidance, pet water bowl
Avoided
Object avoidance, a piece of clothing
Partly avoided
Object avoidance, beer can
Avoided
Mopping test results
Mopping, dry ketchup stain
Almost removed
Mopping, dry sour cream stain
Partly removed
Mopping, dry coffee stain
Completely removed
Noise emission test results
Noise emission, Silent mode
61.1 dB
Noise emission, Balanced mode
63.1 dB
Noise emission, Max mode
73.5 dB
Testing methodology
Testing methodology
1.1
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Specifications

Battery
Max runtime
180 min
Charge time
240 min
Type of battery
Li-ion
Battery capacity
5200 mAh
Recharge and resume function
Yes
Automatically docks and recharges
Yes
Cleaning
Cleaning area
3228.9 ft2
Sound level
67 dB
Suction power
5100 Pa
Maximum climbing height
0.79 in
Dustbin capacity
0.4 L
Type of filter
EPA 11
Carpet Boost
Yes
Scheduling function
Yes
Shape
Round
Number of side brushes
1
Washable filter
Yes
Mopping
Mopping function
Yes
Water tank capacity
0.2 L
Vibrating mop
Yes
Automatic mop lift
Yes
Navigation
Mapping-Sensor
LiDAR+Camera
Object recognition
Yes
Stair sensor and object sensor
Yes
For multiple rooms
Yes
Control
App control
Yes
Remote control
No
Voice control
Yes
Alexa voice control
Yes
Google Home voice control
Yes
Base station
Automatic dirt disposal
No
App-functions
App control
Yes
Interactive mapping
Yes
Real Time Tracking
Yes
Digital Blocked Area
Yes
Zoned Cleaning
Yes
No mop zones
Yes
Multi Floor Maps
Yes
Selected Room Cleaning
Yes
Dimensions and weight
Height
3.82 in
Width
13.9 in
Depth
13.78 in

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Max runtime 180 min 240 min 200 min
Charge time 240 min
Type of battery Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 5200 mAh 5200 mAh 5000 mAh
Recharge and resume function
Automatically docks and recharges
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Cleaning area 3228.9 ft2 3228.9 ft2 2152.6 ft2
Sound level 67 dB 67 dB
Suction power 5100 Pa 5500 Pa 3000 Pa
Maximum climbing height 0.79 in 0.79 in 0.79 in
Dustbin capacity 0.4 L 0.47 L 0.3 L
Type of filter EPA 11 EPA 11 HEPA
Carpet Boost
Scheduling function
Shape Round Round Round
Number of side brushes 1 1 1
Washable filter
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Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.2 L 0.35 L 0.25 L
Vibrating mop
Rotating mopping pad
Automatic mop lift
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Mapping-Sensor LiDAR+Camera LiDAR LiDAR
Object recognition
Stair sensor and object sensor
For multiple rooms
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App control
Remote control
Voice control
Alexa voice control
Google Home voice control
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Automatic dirt disposal
Dustbag capacity 2.5 l 3.0 l
Automatic water tank refilling
Automatic mop washing
Automatic mop drying
Type of mop drying
Automatic addition of cleaning solution
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App control
Interactive mapping
Real Time Tracking
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned Cleaning
No mop zones
Multi Floor Maps
Selected Room Cleaning
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Height 3.82 in 13.78 in
Width 13.9 in 13.9 in
Depth 13.78 in 3.8 in
Weight

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