Roborock S5 Max

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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Review of Roborock S5 Max

Review methodology:
1.0
Date published:
08-02-2021
Last modified:
08-02-2021

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; 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
Type of battery
Li-ion
Battery capacity
5200 mAh
Recharge and resume function
Yes
Automatically docks and recharges
Yes
Cleaning
Cleaning area
200 m²
Sound level
60 dB
Suction power
2000 Pa
Maximum climbing height
2.0 cm
Dustbin capacity
0.5 l
Type of filter
EPA 11
Carpet Boost
Yes
Scheduling function
Yes
Shape
Round
Number of side brushes
1
Mopping
Mopping function
Yes
Water tank capacity
0.14 l
Navigation
Mapping-Sensor
LiDAR
Object recognition
No
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
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

Updated February 20, 2024

Who should buy Roborock S5 Max

  • If you want to have a leveled-up robot vacuum, this should be included in your list. It is the best fit for those who have carpets and want to have a better mopping feature, because this product focuses on its upgraded mopping ability wherein it has an electrically controlled mop, and no-mop zones. It is also suitable for large and complicated spaces because of its precise navigation system, which is LIDAR and SLAM, enabling 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 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 are amazed by the vacuum abilities of this product, you should definitely check the Roborock S4 that has all the vacuuming ability, but minus the mopping qualities equaling a more affordable price.

Verdict

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), 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, allows you to have more control in terms of where you do, 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 dust bin can hold enough dirt, but is not really large, so you should expect to have to empty it after each cleaning job. Nonetheless, it is still larger than S5 and S6’s dust bins.

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; you can't 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 the price tag is reasonable due to 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 emit a lot of issues and errors.

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Max runtime 120 min 200 min 120 min
Charge time 240 min 300 min
Type of battery Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 5200 mAh 5000 mAh 2600 mAh
Recharge and resume function
Automatically docks and recharges
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Cleaning area 200 m² 200 m²
Sound level 60 dB 65 dB
Suction power 2000 Pa 3000 Pa 3000 Pa
Maximum climbing height 2.0 cm 2.0 cm
Dustbin capacity 0.5 l 0.3 l 0.45 l
Type of filter EPA 11 HEPA HEPA
Carpet Boost
Scheduling function
Shape Round Round Round
Number of side brushes 1 1 2
Washable filter
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Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.14 l 0.25 l 0.25 l
Vibrating mop
Automatic mop lift
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Mapping-Sensor LiDAR LiDAR Gyroscope
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 3.0 l
Automatic water tank refilling
Automatic mop washing
Automatic mop drying
Type of mop drying
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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 9.6 cm 7.6 cm
Width 35.0 cm 32.0 cm
Depth 35.0 cm 32.0 cm
Weight 3.5 kg 2.6 kg

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