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October 08, 2021

Cleaning the Floor Using a Robot Vacuum: Introducing the Roborock S5 Robot Vacuum

The day robot vacuums were introduced, household cleaning changed forever. Robot vacuums have become an incredibly convenient way of cleaning your floors. This convenience also means you can clean your house more often, which results in less dust and debris.

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Roborock notably gained prominence with the success of the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum which, being Roborock’s 1st masterpiece, gained traction with consumers both locally and internationally.
Carrying on after these encouraging first results, Roborock rolled out its flagship robot vacuum cleaner, the Roborock S5 in 2017. Design-wise, the Roborock S5 shares similar characteristics with the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum, with a slew of additional features that differentiate it from its predecessor.

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The following are the differences between Roborock S5 and Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum:

  • Special Features

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The Roborock S5 introduces a mopping element that enables light mopping to complement its vacuuming. The mopping attachment can be easily installed without hassle, while the slot-in and hook design eliminates the hemming phenomenon during mopping. The mopping pads are moistened adequately and consistently for an efficient clean.

  • Intelligent carpet identification

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The slope-climbing ability of the Roborock S5 has seen a great improvement from the Mi Robot Vacuum. The Roborock S5 is able to climb up to 2cm of obstacles, for example, moving from floor tile to carpets.

  • Sensor

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The Roborock S5 is fitted with a 360° laser distance sensor (LDS) that maps the room’s layout for distance information, and it can plan a systematic cleaning route accordingly.

  • Filtration System

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Users can wash and reuse the filter in the Roborock S5, eliminating the need to replace them periodically and reducing the overall maintenance costs.

  • Dustbin Capacity

At 480ml, the Roborock S5 has a slightly larger dust storage capacity as compared to the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum, which holds 420ml of dust.

  • Suction Power

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The Roborock S5 has stronger suction power.  Its suction rating of 2000 Pa is a significant bump up from the Xiaomi’s 1800 Pa peak suction power.

  • Noise

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The Roborock S5 is less noisy and more efficient because of its soundproof cotton and porous air sieve that significantly lowers the decibel output.

Overall, the quality of its structure and a series of innovative and effective new features in the Roborock S5 represent a better robotic vacuum choice to clean your home.