Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum vs. iRobot Roomba, Dyson 360 Eye

Xiaomi's $250 Mi Robot Vacuum will launch soon in China, and it stacks up well against the pricier iRobot Roomba 980 and Dyson 360 Eye.

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has introduced the Mi Robot Vacuum, a $250 cleaning robot that resembles and challenges the iRobot Roomba. And Xiaomi is taking the same approach to the Mi Robot Vacuum as its does with its smartphones: high-end specifications at an affordable price.

The Mi Robot Vacuum can clean all floor types and features Laser Distance Sensor (LDS) and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) to scan its surroundings 1,800 times per second in 360 degrees. It also has 12 sensors, including ultrasonic radar, cliff sensor, gyroscope and accelerometer, three processors and four CPU cores for real-time mapping and positioning, and a main brush with adjustable height for uneven surfaces.

Must-See: Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum

The Mi Robot Vacuum, which will go on sale in China starting September 6, features a Nidec brushless DC motor, claims to be ultra quiet, and uses a 5,200 mAh battery that promises 2.5 hours of cleaning.

The Mi Robot Vacuum also claims to have more suction power (1,800 Pa) than the Roomba 980 (1,670 Pa).

A companion app lets you check the status of the Mi Robot Vacuum, remotely toggle it, switch between three cleaning modes (normal, quiet and active) and set schedules for automatic cleaning.

“The technology to calculate the best cleaning path is a breakthrough in the domestic market, and that can compete with international robot vacuum cleaner makers,” said Xiaomi co-founder and vice president Liu De.

When its battery is running low, the Mi Robot Vacuum will go to its docking station, recharge itself, and then return to the last cleaning location.

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum

At first glance, the Mi Robot Vacuum stacks up real well, maybe better, than some other top robot vacuums. It claims to have a longer battery life than the pricier Roomba 980, Roomba 960, and Dyson 360 Eye. It also has more suction than both Roombas, and is much cheaper than all three models compared below. Unfortunately, like most Xiaomi products, the Mi Robot Vacuum probably won’t be available in the US anytime soon.

Check out the comparison chart below to see how the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum stacks up to some of its competitors.

Xiaomi Mi Robot VacuumiRobot Roomba 960 Robot VacuumiRobot Roomba 980 Robot VacuumDyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum
US AvailabilityNoYesYesYes
Size13.5 inches wide x 13.5 inches long x 3.8 inches tall13.8 inch diameter x 3.6 inches tall13.8 inch diameter x 3.6 inches tall9 inch diameter x 4.7 inch tall
WeightAbout 8.4 lbs8.5 lbs8.5 lbs5.4 pounds
Battery Life2.5 hours75 minutes2 hours45 minutes
ColorWhiteBlack, Gray, BrownBlack, Gray, BrownNickel, Blue
Suction Rating1,800 PaN/A1,670 Pa78,000 RPM
Dust Bin0.42L0.6L0.6L0.33L
Schedule CleaningYesYesYesYes
Recharge & ResumeYesYesYesYes
Mapping & NavigationLaser Distance Sensor
Real-time mapping & positioning
iAdapt 2.0 with Visual LocalizationiAdapt 2.0 with Visual Localization360 Degree Vision System
Cliff SensorYesYesYesYes
App ControlMi Home appiRobot HOME AppiRobot HOME AppDyson Link




Ralph · November 27, 2016 · 1:02 pm

I bought a gift for my wife Xiaomi vacuum cleaner at a promotional price of Black Friday, (she is very happy): http://www.gearbest.com/robot-vacuum/pp_440546.html?lkid=10116486

Ralph · November 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm

I bought a gift for my wife Xiaomi vacuum cleaner at a promotional price of Black Friday, (she is very happy): http://www.gearbest.com/robot-vacuum/pp_440546.html?lkid=10116486

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