The eufy RoboVac 25C is a basic robot vacuum. It performs exceptionally well on bare floors, feels decently well-built, and comes with a remote control that enables you to use it without the need for an internet connection. Unfortunately, since it uses a very simple random-pathing system to navigate its cleaning area, it isn't especially efficient when maneuvering within its cleaning area. It also really struggles with sucking up debris on carpeted floors. While it does have the manufacturer's 'BoostIQ' feature, which is supposed to allow the vacuum to automatically adjust its suction power on different surfaces, it doesn't work as consistently on this vacuum compared to some other eufy models.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is decent for bare floors. It does a fantastic job dealing with small and bulky debris on this surface type, though it might take an extra pass to fully clean any pet hair. Unfortunately, like most robot vacuums, it struggles with sucking up debris in cracks and crevices. Its rather basic navigation system results in mediocre maneuverability too. It also has many parts that need regular cleaning.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is mediocre for vacuuming low-pile carpet. It struggles with pet hair as well as large and fine debris on this surface type. It also has quite a few parts that need periodic cleaning, and recurring costs are moderately high. Its basic navigation system also means that it's prone to getting stuck around obstacles like coat racks. While it does have a 'BoostIQ' function that's supposed to allow the vacuum to automatically increase its suction power on carpets, it doesn't always function as intended. Thankfully, you can use this vacuum without the need for an internet connection, which is handy if your Wi-Fi coverage at home is spotty.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is a sub-par option for high-pile carpet. It doesn't exert that much force through its suction inlet and struggles with sucking up pet hair and fine and large debris on this surface type. It also has a hard time climbing onto high-pile rugs. Recurring costs are moderately high, and there are a few parts that need regular cleaning. Its surface detection system is unusual for a vacuum in this price bracket, but unfortunately, it doesn't work very consistently. However, it's very quiet, and you can use it without an internet connection.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is a poor choice for pet owners. While it clears most pet hair on bare surfaces like hardwood or vinyl, it struggles with dealing with this kind of debris on low and high-pile carpets. It also lacks an allergen-trapping HEPA filter and does a poor job of sealing in fine particulates. Many parts need regular cleaning too. It doesn't have a mopping attachment, so it isn't suited for cleaning up stains. However, it's very quiet, which is good if your pet is sensitive to loud noises.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning stairs.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning the inside of your car.
The eufy RoboVac 25C isn't suitable for cleaning workshops.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is only available in one color scheme: 'Black'. You can see our test unit's label here. The similarly-designed top-range model, called the RoboVac 25C MAX, uses a more powerful suction motor to improve deep-cleaning performance.
|Model Name||Advertised Max Suction Power||App Automation|
|RoboVac 25C MAX||2000Pa||Yes|
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The eufy RoboVac 25C is a basic robot vacuum. Compared to the similarly-designed eufy RoboVac G20, it uses a less sophisticated random-pathing navigation system, feels less sturdily built, and has shorter maximum battery life. It charges much faster and delivers similarly superb performance on bare floors, especially compared to older models like the eufy RoboVac 15C.
If you're looking for alternatives, take a look at our list of recommendations for the best budget robot vacuums, the best robot vacuums for hardwood floors, and the best robot vacuums for pet hair.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is better than the eufy RoboVac G30. The 25C charges faster while offering similar battery life, delivers better performance on bare floors, and clears slightly more debris low and high-pile carpet. However, the G30 uses smart-pathing to navigate, resulting in superior maneuverability, and comes with a set of magnetic strips that you can use to prevent the vacuum from entering certain spaces.
The Wyze Robot Vacuum is better than the eufy RoboVac 25C. The Wyze feels better built, is easier to maintain, has a longer battery life, and delivers better debris pickup on most floor types. It also has a LIDAR sensor, which results in much faster and more efficient pathing than the eufy's random-pathing system.
The eufy RoboVac X8 is better than the eufy RoboVac 25C. The X8 features a more advanced laser mapping system, allowing you to set up cleaning areas or no-go zones via its companion app. It also feels better built, has a longer battery life, and performs better across all surface types. However, the 25C does charge faster and comes with a remote control that gives you a wide range of functionality without having to be connected to the internet.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is better than the eufy RoboVac 15C. The 25C charges faster while offering similar battery life and more effectively clears debris on bare floors and high and low-pile carpet. The 15C climbs over obstacles like electrical cords better, has a larger dirt compartment, and feels slightly better built.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is better than the Shark ION Robot RV700 Series. The eufy takes less time to recharge and delivers better overall performance on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. You can also use it without an internet connection, thanks to its included remote control. However, the Shark comes with a set of physical boundary strips that you can use to prevent it from entering certain areas. It also has longer battery life.
The Roborock S7 is better than the eufy RoboVac 25C, though this is to be expected give that the Roborock is a high-end robot vacuum while the eufy is an entry-level model. The Roborock features an advanced LIDAR mapping system that stores a permanent map of its coverage area, allowing you to set up virtual boundary lines or schedule cleaning sessions for specific rooms. It also delivers superior performance on carpeted surfaces, feels better built, has an ultrasonic mopping feature for dealing with stains, and has longer battery life. Meanwhile, the eufy actually clears slightly more debris on bare floors, charges faster, and makes less noise.
The eufy RoboVac G20 is slightly better than the eufy RoboVac 25C. While the vacuums are very similar in design, maintenance requirements, and cleaning performance, the G20 has a smart-pathing navigation system, resulting in better overall maneuverability. It also uses a different filter system that's easier to clean. However, the 25C comes with a remote control that lets you use it without an internet connection.
The eufy RoboVac 25C feels reasonably well-built. It's mostly made from hard plastic. Unlike the eufy RoboVac G20, which has a glossy-finish top cover, the 25C has a matte-finish cover with a dimpled surface. It doesn't feel especially fragile overall, though it still has a somewhat cheap overall feel compared to pricier models in eufy's lineup. It's most apparent after removing the dirt compartment under the vacuum. The vacuum isn't too hard to set up, as its side brushes, brushroll, and brush guard fit into place quite easily. Its filter assembly is quite finicky to take apart and put back together, as it's made of three separate components.
The eufy 25C has quite a few parts that need periodic cleaning.
The eufy RoboVac 25C incurs somewhat high recurring costs.
A replacement parts kit, available on eufy's Amazon store page, contains:
The eufy RoboVac 25C is very easy to store. Its overall dimensions are almost identical to those of other models in eufy's lineup, like the eufy RoboVac G30. Its charging dock is also very compact and can be easily set up in small gaps between furniture.
The eufy 25C's range is limited only by the room left in its dirt compartment and remaining battery life. That said, it can't climb or descend stairs.
The eufy RoboVac 25C is very portable. It weighs less than other similarly designed robot vacuums like the eufy RoboVac G30, making it easier to carry from room to room.
The eufy 25C has excellent battery performance. It can run for over 100 minutes in its default 'Standard' power mode and has a runtime of roughly one hour in its high-power 'Max' mode. It's very similar to the eufy RoboVac G30, but thankfully the 25C charges much faster. While the battery indicator light on the vacuum doesn't give you a precise measure of the remaining charge, it does start to flash orange when it's low in power. The light flashes blue when the vacuum returns to its charging base, transitions to pulsing orange when it's charging, and turns solid blue once the battery is fully charged.
Make sure that the side brushes are out of the way when the vacuum is on its dock, as the brushes can cover the charging pins and cause the vacuum to report incorrect battery status info.
The eufy G20 has a couple of quality-of-life features. There are three distinct suction power modes, which you can choose on its companion app: the default 'Standard' mode, 'Turbo', intended for more stubborn debris, and 'Max', which is for vacuuming high-pile carpeting. Like many other eufy robot vacuums, it has a 'Boost IQ' function that lets it automatically increase its suction power when it's on carpets. However, this feature doesn't work as effectively on this vacuum compared to similar models like the eufy RoboVac G20. There's also a dedicated 'Spot Cleaning' mode that forces the vacuum to intensely clean a small, localized area. It comes with a remote control that allows you to make various commands without using its companion app.
The eufy 25C doesn't come with very many tools. There are two side brushes to direct debris from the edges of the vacuum's cleaning radius into the path of the vacuum's main brushroll. Two spare side brushes are included. There's also a small hook blade cleaning tool to help remove stuck-on debris from inside the vacuum.
The eufy RoboVac 25C performs superbly on bare floors. It easily deals with small debris like rice and bulkier material like cereal.
The eufy 25C is inadequate for cleaning low-pile carpet. It doesn't suck up much in the way of larger debris like sand and has a very hard time dealing with finer material like baking soda, even with its 'BoostIQ' function enabled.
The eufy 25C has okay performance on high-pile carpet. It's decently effective in cleaning larger debris like sand but does a mediocre job of handling finer material like baking soda.
The eufy RoboVac 25C offers unremarkable pet hair-cleaning performance. It clears most pet hair on bare floors, but it might take an extra pass or two to get all of it on low and high-pile carpet. Like the eufy RoboVac G20, pet hair tends to get stuck in its brushroll rather than being sucked into its dirt compartment.
The eufy 25C's real-world suction performance isn't very strong, especially when compared to most conventional manually-operated vacuums. Its suction inlet is positioned too high above the contact surface to generate a tight seal on bare surfaces, resulting in low real-world suction power measurements. However, it still exerts a greater suction force than other robot vacuums in this price bracket.
The eufy 25C is very quiet. You'll hear nearby conversations even with the vacuum running in its 'Max' mode.
The eufy 25C has mediocre maneuverability. Unlike the eufy RoboVac G20, it uses random-pathing to navigate a space, meaning it moves in less organized diagonal sweeping patterns. That said, it's thorough when cleaning around chair and table legs. Unfortunately, it gets stuck on obstructions like rug tassels, power cords, and coat racks. It also has trouble climbing onto high-pile rugs.
The eufy RoboVac 25C has bad air filtration performance. It isn't rated as being allergen-sealed and doesn't have a HEPA filter, so fine particles can escape from its dustbin while it's cleaning.
Due to its low suction force, the eufy 25C does a poor job of sucking up debris from cracks and crevices compared to most manually-operated vacuums. It still outperforms alternatives like the Shark IQ Robot in this regard, thanks in part to its twin side brushes, which can dig into crevices and drag debris toward the brushroll.
The eufy 25C has a reasonably wide range of physical automation features. The remote control that comes with the vacuum lets you use it without an internet connection. The remote's supported functions are listed below:
Unfortunately, this vacuum doesn't come with a set of physical boundary strips that would prevent it from entering certain spaces.
The EufyHome companion app is decent. It lets you make the same range of commands as the physical remote controller but also schedule cleaning sessions. Since this vacuum doesn't map out its coverage area, there are no generated maps that you can use to set up virtual boundary lines or schedule room cleaning sessions. The vacuum responds to inputs made within the companion app with only minimal lag.