Roborock S5

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Analysis

The famous Roborock brand is part of the Xiaomi group, and specializes in high quality suction robots. Although it now has a large number of models, the Roborock S5 was its first robot and is still the best-selling model. All S vacuum cleaners have many things in common, but the S5 is an affordable model with very good features.

Roborock S5 features and specifications

Roborock has based its design line on a minimalist style without significant features and with a uniform color. In this case Roborock S5 is available in 3 different colours: white (model S50), white with pink touches (model s51) and black (model s55). All three have identical features. The robot measures 35 centimetres in diameter and 9.65 centimetres in height.

One of the reasons why it is worth buying a Roborock is because of its intelligent navigation system. It has a high-precision laser that allows it to analyze your entire home. It creates a virtual map and plans the best route for a complete cleaning. This way you can move around your home in an orderly manner, avoiding passing through the same place twice.

This famous LDS laser is complemented by a set of sensors: anti-collision, infrared rays, anti-fall… That allow you to avoid bumps or falls, move with precision or stop working when it detects that we have lifted it from the ground. It also has two large omnidirectional wheels to overcome obstacles of up to 2 cm (only 1.5 cm if the water tank is installed).

It has a cyclonic cleaning system and a suction power of 2,000 Pa that allows it to suck up all kinds of particles. The suction level can be adjusted and it also detects carpets, increasing its power to the maximum when it passes over them. Its 480 ml waste tank is perfect for daily cleaning.

The main brush, located in the central part, includes cedars and silicone strips. It can be used on all types of floors and avoids tangles. It also has a brush on the front to help clean edges and corners. It has a washable HEPA E11 filter that captures 99.2% of particles down to 0.3 microns, ideal for allergy sufferers as it does not let dust or pollen escape.

But one of the advantages of this robot is that in addition to vacuuming it also scrubs. It has a separate tank located at the back of the robot with a capacity of 140 ml. The microfiber mop is attached to this tank and can be washed to last longer. Its bionic system keeps the mop constantly moist and avoids puddles and leaks

As for its autonomy, the Roborock S5 has a 5,200 mAh battery that allows it to clean up to 150 minutes without interruptions. During this time it can cover an area of more than 200 square meters, and when the battery level is below 20%, the robot automatically returns to the base of charge and resumes its route when the charge is completed.

Control the Roborock S5 through the mobile application

Controlling the Roborock S5 vacuum robot couldn’t be easier. It has 3 buttons on the top: one to switch on and start the robot, one to send the robot to the loading base and a third to clean a specific point. The robot includes a speaker for voice alerts and can also be used with Alexa and Google Assistant.

But the best thing is that through its mobile application we will be able to configure and completely control the cleaning of our home. The robot creates a virtual map each time it starts cleaning, although it can also be saved and edited. We can create virtual barriers and prohibited areas, also send the robot to clean a specific point or even ask the robot to clean up to 3 times in a row our home.

 How to buy cheaper and with warranty the Roborock S5

The robots of the famous Roborock brand have become very famous thanks to their good quality and their adjusted price compared to other brands such as iRobot. That has made many online stores sell their products, as this brand does not sell in physical stores. But we recommend you to buy their products through their official platforms.

One of the best ways to buy a Roborock safely is through their official store at Amazon: we will enjoy an original product with warranty and the excellent customer service of Amazon. You can find your Roborock S5 in their official store by clicking here.

Features

Otros nombresXiaomi Mi Vacuum 2
Número de modeloWhite S50, Black S55, Pink S51
Lanzamiento2017
Medidas353 x 350 x 96.5 mm
Peso3.5 kg
Succión2000 Pa
Capacidad polvo480 ml
Capacidad agua140 ml
Duración de la batería120 minutos
Capacidad de la batería5200 mAh
Tiempo de carga4 and a half hours
Ruido55 dB
ColoresWhite, Black, Pink
Barrido HúmedoYes
Mapeo en tiempo realYes
Sensores de colisión, distancia y nivelYes
Control remoto vía appYes
Control eléctrico del tanque de aguaNo
Configuración de áreas de no accesoYes
Identificación inteligente de áreasYes
Asistente de vozYes
Filtro HEPAYes
Conexión Wi-FiYes

Questions

Is it suitable for houses with pets?

Both the brushes and the vacuum system of the Roborock robots are designed to suck up pet hair without clogging up or damaging the motor. So all models of this brand are ideal for homes with pets that need daily cleaning.

Do you detect carpets?

The Roborock vacuum robot not only detects carpets, but also allows you to increase the suction power when you are on them to make them look like new. However, to prevent them from getting wet, it is advisable to create virtual barriers around them if you are also going to scrub.

Can you use soap in the water tank?

The water tank uses a sophisticated capillary system that allows the mop to be constantly wet without puddles or leaks. For this reason, soap or other products cannot be used in the tank, which could damage this system.

Can you map two floors?

The robot vacuum cleaner analyzes your home every time it is put into operation. Although it can save a virtual map, it cannot store maps of two floors, but if you have two floors it will analyze them and clean them without any problem.

What is the difference between the first and second generation Roborock?

In the first generation of Roborock robots we can find the Roborock S5 and the three models of Xiaowa: C10, E2 and E2. The second generation consists of the Roborock S4, S5 Max, S6 and S6 Pure. The improvements made to the second generation robots are as follows:
  • 32-bit quad-core processor with time-saving cleaning algorithms.
  • Selective room cleaning
  • Central brush with more density of cedars and better anti-tangle system.
  • Front brush with 5 silicone legs improved.
These improvements, while helping the robot to work, do not affect the efficient cleaning of your home so whether you choose a first or second generation model, you will have a smart and effective vacuum cleaner robot.

What is the difference between the Roborock S5 and S6 and the S5 and S5 Max?

The main differences between the Roborock S5 and Roborock S6 are those already mentioned between the first and second generation robots, since for everything else they are practically the same in terms of solid or water tank capacities, autonomy, suction power... On the other hand, the Roborock S5 Max is the most efficient vacuum cleaner robot when it comes to cleaning your home. It has a water tank with twice the capacity of the S5 and S6, and you can control the water flow electronically. Furthermore, the S5 Max is part of the second generation as mentioned above.

Opinions

The robustness of the Roborock S5 positions it as one of the most versatile suction/mopping robots on the market. Its battery life, low supervision in navigation and mapping make it more independent and attractive to the buyer. All this for a lower price than its competition.
Roborock.pro Team

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