Roborock S6 Robot vacuum cleaner

Reoverview
95/100
Very good
937 User reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
11 expert reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.1)
Our review
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)

Prices

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Cleaning area

Cleaning area

200 m²

Max runtime

Max runtime

180 min

Charge time

Charge time

300 min

App control

App control

Sound level

Sound level

67 dB

Mapping-Sensor

Mapping-Sensor

LDS

All specifications »

Our review

Klaus Bachmann
May 20, 2020
30 days when reviewed
★★★★★
★★★★★
Recommended
+ Great navigation
+ Easy and Smart
+ Powerful battery
+ Strong suction
+ Good value for money
- The mop is for cleaning stains only.

The Xiaomi Roborock S6 is an intelligent robot vacuum cleaner with excellent navigation and a lot of other features.

Navigation

Xiaomi Roborock S6 comes with excellent navigation cleans in fast and convenient routes. The feature makes cleaning more effective and possible for the robot vacuum cleaner to cover a large area.
The robot uses laser scanning to map the surroundings and plan the effective route, which works very well.
Roborock S6 creates a map of the room when cleaning. You can define ‘no-go’ zones for the robot where you do not want the robot to clean based on the map generated. This feature works efficiently than virtual walls and magnetic strips solutions offered by the robot vacuum cleaners. You can schedule cleaning for a specific room by using the map.
Roborock S6 cannot map multiple floors, so the mapping functionality is not helpful if the robot is moved between the multiple levels in your home. The robot vacuum cleaner will need to re-map the new floor by deleting the existing map every time it is moved to a different level as its memory storage is limited to a single map.
Following the robot vacuum cleaner in real-time is handy with the help of Roborock App in your smartphone, it even allows you to monitor mapped cleaning path to see the missed spots if any.

Cleaning and Maintenance

The Xiaomi Roborock S6 features powerful suction and is a great helping hand when it comes to daily cleaning.
The mopping feature works good for the stains but is not as perfect as manual mopping. The mopping is not useful for cleaning stubborn stains.

Pros

High-end features and performance at a reasonable price
Impressive sweeping and mopping performance
Intelligent and thorough mapping due to its adaptive routing algorithm and smart navigation system
Powerful suction at a low noise level
Long battery life and fast-cleaning features
Multi-floor mapping and selective room cleaning
Inclusive of mopping cloths and washable micro-fibre mops
Rich features and easy-to-use app

Cons

Basic mopping
Slightly taller profile at 9.65cm as compared to other robot vacuums

Who should buy Roborock S6

  • This product is perfect for those who have a good chunk of money and are looking for a robot vacuum with promising high-end features and performance.
  • Because of its intelligent navigation system and adaptive routing, those with high-traffic rooms and complicated floor plans will most likely be satisfied with this product.
  • The Roborock S6 is fit for families with pets and kids because it can perform powerful suction that can do deep-clean on any floor type. On top of that, this robot vacuum also remains impressively quiet.
  • This product is also fit for large houses because it can save multiple maps and has a long battery life that allows it to finish cleaning a floor level at a single charge.

Who should NOT buy Roborock S6

  • If you are looking for a robot vacuum that provides an above-average mopping performance, this might not be the one for you.
  • It is slightly taller than other robot vacuums at 9.65 cm. Thus, those who are looking for a robot vacuum that can get under furniture to clean might want to consider other models instead.

Verdict

Faith
BY:
Faith
This is our verdict of the Roborock S6 based on several hours of research of reviews from both experts and users.
Updated 02-03-2021

The Xiaomi Roborock S6 provides outstanding features and cleaning performance at a cheaper price as compared to its other competitors. It is definitely worth the investment because of all the things it can do, as well as the convenience it provides.

This product provides a powerful suction level of up to 2000 Pa while maintaining a low noise level, which is very commendable. With this, it can also deep-clean any floor type.

The Roborock S6 has a smart mapping system (LiDAR navigation+SLAM) that can thoroughly navigate and map the whole floor. In addition to this, it has an adaptive routing algorithm that makes the robot vacuum smarter. It can learn and understand the floor plan and arrangement of obstacles to that the next time you use it, it already knows the best method or route to apply, leading to a faster cleaning. Therefore, the more you use it, the more it familiarises itself with the setting of the house, and the more it saves time.

It also has a no-go zone and selective room-cleaning feature that enables users to have more control of where they want the robot vacuum to do its job.

Besides doing a thorough and efficient sweeping performance, it also has a mopping option. It provides disposable mopping clothes and washable micro-fibre mops that enables the user to choose what mop attachment is best for their floor type and what they prefer to use. You can also adjust the water flow to get the right amount of dampness that you want for your floor surface so it can produce a more efficient mopping.

Nevertheless, it cannot clean tough stains and perform deep cleaning because it only basically runs the mop over the floor. It is a common problem among robot vacuums and this product is not an exception. Therefore, it is best to use it for maintenance only—just to keep the floor shiny and clean.

Additionally, because it only has a basic mopping ability, it cannot automatically distinguish carpets from hard floors. Thus, it may end up mopping the carpet as well, unlike other high-end robot vacuums that have a no-mop zone feature that allows users the option to block off carpeted areas while running the mop.

Overall, the Roborock S6 is worth more than its price because of its outstanding features and performance that can beat its other big-name brand competitors.

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Comparison

Product information
Roborock S6 Roborock S6 Pure Roborock S6 MaxV
Name Roborock S6 Roborock S6 Pure Roborock S6 MaxV
Score
95
97
95
Rank Rank 3 of 40 Rank 1 of 40 Rank 2 of 40
Reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
937 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.8)
1598 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.7)
1843 reviews
Price 658 £ 400 £ 543 £
Battery
Max runtime 180 min 180 min 180 min
Charge time 300 min 300 min 300 min
Battery type Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Battery capacity 5200 mAh 5200 mAh 5200 mAh
Cleaning
Cleaning area 200 m² 250 m² 240 m²
Sound level 67 dB 69 dB 67 dB
Suction power 2000 Pa 2000 Pa 2500 Pa
Maximum climbing height 2.0 cm 2.0 cm 2.0 cm
Power 58.0 w 58.0 w 66.0 w
Mopping function
Water tank capacity 0.14 l 0.18 l 0.3 l
Other informations
Dustbin capacity 0.48 l 0.46 l 0.46 l
Mapping-Sensor LDS LDS LDS+Camera
Type of filter EPA 11 EPA 11 EPA 11
Automatic dirt disposal
Carpet Boost
Functions
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
Attachments
Remote control
Shape
Shape Round Round Round
Number of side brushes 1 1 1
App-functions
Interactive mapping
Real Time Tracking
Digital Blocked Area
Zoned Cleaning
Multi Floor Maps
Selected Room Cleaning
Dimensions and weight
Height 9.7 cm 9.6 cm 9.6 cm
Width 35.3 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Depth 35.0 cm 35.0 cm 35.0 cm
Weight 3.6 kg 3.2 kg 3.7 kg

Reviews

User reviews
4.7
★★★★★
★★★★★
937 Reviews
expert reviews
4.3
★★★★★
★★★★★
9 Experts
Test reviews
3.3
★★★★★
★★★★★
2 tests

User reviews

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5.0
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4 reviews
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4.9
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Bol.com
4.8
★★★★★
★★★★★
53 reviews
Saturn.de
4.8
★★★★★
★★★★★
22 reviews
4.7
★★★★★
★★★★★
783 reviews
Unknown sources
4.8
★★★★★
★★★★★
57 reviews

expert reviews

„Best buy“
Expertreviews.co.uk
Date: 06/2019
5.0
★★★★★
★★★★★
Moderncastle.com
Date: 12/2019
4.7
★★★★★
★★★★★
„Recommended“
Pocket-lint.com
Date: 06/2019
5.0
★★★★★
★★★★★
Reviewgeek.com
Date: 09/2019
3.0
★★★★★
★★★★★
Rtings.com
Date: 07/2020
4.2
★★★★★
★★★★★
„Recommended“
Techadvisor.co.uk
Date: 08/2019
4.5
★★★★★
★★★★★
Techradar.com
Date: 08/2019
4.0
★★★★★
★★★★★
The-ambient.com
Date: 06/2020
4.0
★★★★★
★★★★★
Trustedreviews.com
Date: 05/2019
4.5
★★★★★
★★★★★

Test reviews

„Very good“
Connect
Edition: 8/2019
Published: 07/2019
Ranking: 1 of 3
4.6
★★★★★
★★★★★
„Satisfying“
Stiftung Warentest
Edition: 1/2020
Published: 12/2019
Ranking: 2 of 5
2.0
★★★★★
★★★★★

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Specifications

Battery
Max runtime
180 min
Charge time
300 min
Battery type
Li-ion
Battery capacity
5200 mAh
Cleaning
Cleaning area
200 m²
Sound level
67 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
0.48 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
9.7 cm
Width
35.3 cm
Depth
35.0 cm
Weight
3.6 kg
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