Every house owner craves to have automatic gadgets to help them do all the household chores, including cleaning and mopping the floor. Obviously, I’m not the exception. But it’s not easy to select an iRobot vacuum cleaner that can satisfy all the needs of suction power, noise, charging or running time, etc.
Due to this, I decided to write several articles comparing the most well-known vacuum bots in the market nowadays. One of my goals is to compare Roborock S6 vs Roomba i7, the extraordinary models for automatic cleaning.
The best way to prepare yourself for loads of information is to get the two products’ basic details. The table below will help you do so. Have a look!
Comparison between Roborock S6 vs Roomba i7
In terms of aesthetic value, both models provide users a friendly and ease of operation vibe. The standard black shade with the O-shaped construction is what you might expect from the Roomba i7 vs Roborock S6.
In terms of design, it’s nothing too special about an O-shaped vacuum cleaner apart from the little touch of silver in the iRobot Roomba i7 gadget.
Instead of going with the basic matt black like Roborock S6, i7 vacuum cleaner’s body is black and glossy silver finish with smooth curves, offering users a high-end yet modern feel. The center of the vacuum’s top is a black oblong hollow that embraces the vSLAM navigated camera.
You can also spot the round on/off touch button with two types of sensors lying on both sides of the touchscreen. Checking the robot vacuums current state can be done by looking at the different LED light that shines when modes are activated.
The circular and low-slung construction of 13.34 x 13.26 x 3.63 inches allows the Roomba i7 bot to pass under the narrow path of sofa or bed for a smart clean. Tipping the scale of 7.44 pounds, which is no more or less than its counterpart, the gadget is quite portable to carry around.
Luckily, both vacuum models do not take up a large floor space. The Roborock s6 with matt black shade offers 13.7 x 13.8 x 3.8 inches and 7.9 weights. Rather than immerse the camera on the vacuum cleaner’s top layer, the s6 gadget features a little turret mounted on top. This turret houses a red spinning sensor and 14 more to navigate and save multiple maps.
Being a vacuum cleaner is not only what Roborock S6 is compatible with. The device is so versatile that it can turn into a mopping machine by the half-moon shaped water tank beneath the gadget. Feel free to adjust the speed, area of cleaning, and water amount through the app on your phone.
Note: The 7.9 weight of Roborock s6 is without water in the tank.
For those who prefer a more gentle and soft touch, I highly recommend purchasing Roborock S6 since it has a white color. As for me, I will also go for the S6 model. It has straightforward construction and, especially, a 160 ml water tank for mopping.
The highest suction power of Roomba i7 is up to 1800 Pa, while its competitor offers 200 Pa more. Getting rid of the dirt on the carpets has never been so easy with the help of 2000 Pa engine, especially when the S6 is designed specifically for carpets users.
Like its advanced model of S6 MaxV, Roborock S6’s large wheels and high torque motors allow the machine to climb up onto the carpet of up to 0.8 inches without pause. It also comes with carpet pressurization, which increases the suction power when carpets are sensed.
Great news for Roomba i7 lovers is that this machine can also automatically detect and adjust its cleaning head. Its Multi-Surface brushes will get in close contact and adapt to fit with different types of floors, such as hardwood or carpets.
With 1800, your bot can indeed suck dirt and perform well at home, but 2000 Pa is definitely a chance you should not miss. Currently, the highest suction power is 2500 Pa, available in Roomba S9 or Roborock S6 MaxV. If you don’t want to save money for any of these 2500-Pa models, I recommend the S6 gadget.
The winner for this round is Roborock S6.
Yes! Their performances are quite impressive and outstanding that you won’t have to worry about overspending money.
The maximum area that Roborock S6 vacuum cleaner can fully perform is 2500 square feet. On the flip side, Roomba i7 has a quite extraordinary cleaning area of up to 5000 square feet! As for the S6 mopping feature, it’s more suitable for a house with 2000 square feet.
Taking an example of quinoa and coffee on the hardwood floor, S6 picks up 100% and 99.2%, respectively. The iconic Roomba i7 cleans 100% tested subjects without leaving any traces behind. It’s more impressive when you know that the average of other machines is only 86%.
Both machines give the same result of 100% picking up quinoa and coffee on the carpet. However, when it comes to the corner of the wall, their performances are a little disappointing.
We know that the O-shaped prevents gadgets from getting close to the wall edges and hugging the corner. They can pick most of the debris but still leave some visible dirt left. The average score for cleaning the cornice of both machines ranges between 88%-92%.
The S6 and i7 are the two very robust machines. It’s evident that the Duo Brushes of Roomba i7 can pick up more dirt than the single brush of Roborock S6. Therefore, the winner of this category is Roomba i7!
The machine running time and charging time are the two weak points of the Roomba i7. You’ll have to charge 87 minutes for 75 minutes use, which is a long wait and a short operation,
Meanwhile, Roborock S6 lasts up to 180 minutes of continuous use. This duration is the longest-lasting battery life for a vacuum bot. The larger the capacity, the longer a machine battery lasts.
The S6’s battery capacity is built up to 5200 mAh, while the i7’s capacity is only 1800mAh. No wonder its running time is so short, isn’t it? As for the material, both gadgets use Lithium-ion for their battery cell.
This battle is so fierce with a ratio of 3:1 for Roborock S6 gadget!
Bin Capacity and Noise
With a 0.2 ml difference, Roomba i7 has a larger bin capacity of 500ml. A bigger bin helps you save time cleaning the machine and reduces the cost of disposable bags.
You might think, “What? Which bags?”
Well, while the S6 is fine removing dust bins manually, the i7 gadget with a self-emptying bin allows dirt to be automatically sucked into the dock and stored inside. No more spitting dust bins on the ground ever again! All you have to do is to remove the bag and replace a new one. Quick and simple.
As for the sound level, Roomba iRobot vacuum cleaners always come with a noisy engine. Even the latest model of Roomba S9 operates at 75 decibels max. However, to my surprise, this i7 model produces only 62 decibels max, which is even less noisy than the Roborock S6 of 60-65 decibels.
The level of noise depends on the type of floor, the speed, and battery life. Therefore, all the numbers above are just an estimation. Even for that, I will still choose Roomba i7 for a smart automatic bin and quiet operation.
Quick Rundown of Roborock S6
- 5200 mAh battery capacity
- 2000 Pa suction power
- Mopping feature
- Standard round shape
- Water tank often gets leaked
Quick Rundown of Roomba i7
- Self-emptying dust bin
- Wi Fi connection and voice control
- Quiet operation
- Short running time and long charging duration
Can you guess what the final ratio for this battle of Roborock S6 vs Roomba i7 is? Yes, that’s right; it’s 3:2 for Roborock S6 robot vacuums!
Roborock S6 comes with a much more reasonable price and features that can top the level of a high-end machine like Roomba i7 (or even S9). Their premium quality in construction, battery material, single brush, and filters all add to such a perfect iRobot cleaner level.