Roborock S5 Max

Score
95/100
Very good
1.518 User reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
5 expert reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
Our review
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.8)

Prices

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For multiple rooms

For multiple rooms

With mop

With mop

Climbing height

Climbing height

2.0 cm

Cleaning area

Cleaning area

200 m²

App control

App control

Mapping

Mapping

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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
  • Thorough cleaning and rarely misses a spot

Cons

  • Quite expensive
  • Doesn’t provide extra filters or mopping pads
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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
200 m²
Sound level
60 dB
Suction power
2000 Pa
Maximum climbing height
2.0 cm
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
9.6 cm
Width
35.0 cm
Depth
35.0 cm
Weight
3.5 kg

Specification comparison

June 28, 2022

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 wants to have a better mopping feature among other robot vacuums because this product focuses on its upgraded mopping ability wherein 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 system which is LIDAR and SLAM that enables 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. S5 max is also suitable for all types of floor 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 is amazed by the vacuum abilities of this product, you should definitely check the Roborock S4 that has all this robot vacuum’s feature minus the mopping qualities with 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 in which 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 that it provides a no-mop zone feature, not just the now common among high-end robot vacuums, the no-go zone feature. With the no-mop zone, 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, allows 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 quite large so it is expected for you to empty it after each cleaning job. Nonetheless, it is still larger than S5 and S6’s dustbin.

With its LIDAR and SLAM navigation system, 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 wherein 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, S5 Max is quite pricey but it is reasonable because of its high-end features and performance. Moreover, it doesn’t have a lot of issues or downsides, unlike other robot vacuums that are priced twice as much as this product yet emits a lot of issues and errors.

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Roborock S5 Max Roborock S6 MaxV
Roborock S6 Pure
Name Roborock S5 Max Roborock S6 MaxV Roborock S6 Pure
Score
95
95
95
Rank Rank 2 of 63 Rank 1 of 63 Rank 3 of 63
Reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
1518 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
4092 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
683 reviews
Price 420 £ 476 £ 341 £
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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
caret-up caret-down Cleaning
Cleaning area 200 m² 240 m² 250 m²
Sound level 60 dB 67 dB 69 dB
Suction power 2000 Pa 2500 Pa 2000 Pa
Maximum climbing height 2.0 cm 2.0 cm 2.0 cm
Power 58.0 w 66.0 w 58.0 w
Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.14 l 0.3 l 0.18 l
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Dustbin capacity 0.5 l 0.46 l 0.46 l
Mapping-Sensor LDS LDS+Camera LDS
Type of filter EPA 11 EPA 11 EPA 11
Automatic dirt disposal
Carpet Boost
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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
caret-up caret-down Attachments
Remote control
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Shape Round Round Round
Number of side brushes 1 1 1
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Interactive mapping
Real Time Tracking
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned Cleaning
Multi Floor Maps
Selected Room Cleaning
caret-up caret-down Dimensions and weight
Height 9.6 cm 9.6 cm 9.6 cm
Width 35.0 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Depth 35.0 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Weight 3.5 kg 3.7 kg 3.2 kg

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Date: 12/2018
5.0
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4.5
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