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eufy RoboVac 25C Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Apr 14, 2022 at 07:49 am
eufy RoboVac 25C Picture
7.1
Bare Floor
6.1
Low-Pile Carpet
6.0
High-Pile Carpet
4.3
Pets
5.7
Stairs
4.7
Cars
4.7
Workshop
Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No
Wet Compatible
No

The eufy RoboVac 25C is a basic robot vacuum. It performs exceptionally well on bare floors and feels decently well-built. 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.

Our Verdict

7.1 Bare Floor

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.

Pros
  • Easily clears small and bulky debris.
  • You can use it without an internet connection.
Cons
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
  • Terrible stain-removal performance.
6.1 Low-Pile Carpet

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.

Pros
  • You can use it without an internet connection.
Cons
  • Struggles with large and fine debris on carpets.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
6.0 High-Pile Carpet

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.

Pros
  • You can use it without an internet connection.
Cons
  • Struggles with large and fine debris on carpets.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
  • Struggles to climb onto high-pile carpets.
4.3 Pets

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.

Pros
  • Quiet operation.
Cons
  • No HEPA filter.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
  • Terrible stain-removal performance.
5.7 Stairs

The eufy RoboVac 25C is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning stairs.

4.7 Cars

The eufy RoboVac 25C is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning the inside of your car.

4.7 Workshop

The eufy RoboVac 25C isn't suitable for cleaning workshops.

  • 7.1 Bare Floor
  • 6.1 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 6.0 High-Pile Carpet
  • 4.3 Pets
  • 5.7 Stairs
  • 4.7 Cars
  • 4.7 Workshop
  1. Updated Nov 24, 2022: We've updated the 'Differences Between Variants' section of this review to include the eufy RoboVac 25C MAX model.
  2. Updated Sep 06, 2022: We've increased the vacuum's 'Recurring Cost' score to account for the lower per-unit price of various parts when purchasing eufy's replenishment kit.
  3. Updated Aug 03, 2022: We've updated this review to Test Bench 1.1, which involves reevaluating the vacuum's 'Dirt Compartment' score along a new curve and changing the scoring criteria for the 'Workshop' usage section.
  4. Updated Aug 03, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  5. Updated Apr 14, 2022: Review published.
  6. Updated Apr 07, 2022: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

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 1500Pa Yes
RoboVac 25C MAX 2000Pa Yes

Let us know in the discussions if you come across another variant.

Compared To Other Vacuums

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.

eufy RoboVac G30

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.

eufy RoboVac X8

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.

eufy RoboVac G20

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.

Shark ION Robot R76

The eufy RoboVac 25C is better than the Shark ION Robot R76. 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.

eufy RoboVac 15C

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.

Roborock S7

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.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Robot

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.

4.5
Design
User Maintenance

The eufy 25C has quite a few parts that need periodic cleaning.

  • Dustbin: You can remove the dustbin by pressing the release button and pulling it free. You should empty it after each cleaning session. You can use the included cleaning tool to cut away any stuck-on dirt and debris.
  • Brush guard: You can easily pull the brush guard from its housing. You should remove any stuck-on debris from the brushguard once a month.
  • Brushroll: You can access this part by removing the brush guard and pulling the brushroll free of its housing. According to the manufacturer, you should clean it once a week. It's worth mentioning that long hair tends to get caught in the brushroll, so you should use a pair of scissors to cut it away when necessary.
  • Filter assembly: The filter assembly is in the dustbin lid and comprises three parts: the foam filter, the high-performance filter, and the pre-filter. You should clean all three filters once a week with the included cleaning tool. Be aware that pulling off the pre-filter screen can release a plume of fine dust.
  • Side brushes: You can simply pull the two side brushes out of their sockets. Long hair can get stuck in these components. You should clean them once a month by hand or with a damp cloth.
  • Swivel wheel: You can remove the swivel wheel from its socket. You should clear it of stuck-on debris or tangled hair once a month.
  • Motorized wheel: No specific maintenance interval is given for the motorized wheels, but you should still remove any tangled hair or stuck-on debris whenever necessary.
  • Sensors/Charging Pins: You should clean the sensors and charging pins of any stuck-on dust or dirt with a clean cloth or cleaning brush.

6.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number No bag
Filter Part Number AK-T29090N1
HEPA Filter Part Number No HEPA Filter

The eufy RoboVac 25C incurs somewhat high recurring costs.

  • Filter assembly: According to the manufacturer, you should replace the filter assembly every two months.
  • Side brushes: You should replace the side brushes every three to six months or whenever you notice visible wear and tear.
  • Brushroll: You should replace the brushroll after six to 12 months of use, or whenever you notice that it looks worn.
  • Brush guard: You should replace the brush guard when the rubber strip is visibly worn. A replacement can be purchased here.

A replacement parts kit, available on eufy's Amazon store page, contains:

  • 3x Filter assemblies
  • 4x Side brushes
  • 1x Brushroll

9.0
Design
Storing
Height
3.35" (8.5 cm)
Width
12.60" (32.0 cm)
Depth
14.96" (38.0 cm)
Cord Storing
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

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.

5.9
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
Yes
Volume
0.07 gal (0.25 L)
Full Indicator
No
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The eufy 25C has a small dirt compartment. There's no built-in fill sensor to alert you when to empty it through its companion app, and since there's no max fill line, it's hard to tell how full it is at a glance.

Design
In The Box

  • eufy RoboVac 25C Robot Vacuum
  • Dirt compartment
  • 4x Side brushes
  • 2x High performance filters
  • 2x Foam filters
  • 1x Pre-filter
  • Brushroll
  • Brush guard
  • Recharge station
  • Power adapter
  • 5x Cable ties
  • Brushroll cleaning tool
  • Remote control
  • 2x AAA batteries
  • User guide

10
Design
Range
Cordless
Yes
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A
Minimum Wand Length
N/A
Maximum Wand Length
N/A
Total Range
N/A

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.

8.3
Design
Portability
Total Weight
5.11 lbs (2.32 kg)
Weight In Hand
0.00 lbs (0.00 kg)
Carrying handle
No

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.

8.8
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
63 min
Maximum Battery Life
101 min
Recharge Time
188 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

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.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
No
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
Yes
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Head Surface Type Adjustment
None

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.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
No
Removable Brushroll
Yes
Turbo Brush
No
Crevice Tool
No
Upholstery Tool
No
Soft Bristle Brush
No
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
No
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

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.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
Yes
Performance
9.6
Performance
Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Setting Used "Standard"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 99%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 99%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

The eufy RoboVac 25C performs superbly on bare floors. It easily deals with small debris like rice and bulkier material like cereal.

5.2
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "BoostIQ"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 50%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 24%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

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.

6.6
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "BoostIQ"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 53%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 32%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

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.

6.4
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
81%
Low-Pile Carpet
64%
High-Pile Carpet
68%

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.

0
Performance
Suction
Maximum Suction
0.1 inHโ‚‚O (0.03 kPa)
Setting Used For Maximum "Max"(App)
Normal Suction
0.0 inHโ‚‚O (0.01 kPa)
Setting Used For Normal "Standard" (App)
Hose Diameter
N/A

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.

9.5
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
60.4 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
57.6 dBA

The eufy 25C is very quiet. You'll hear nearby conversations even with the vacuum running in its 'Max' mode.

6.0
Performance
Maneuverability

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.

0
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test
Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

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.

5.0
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

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 RV1001 in this regard, thanks in part to its twin side brushes, which can dig into crevices and drag debris toward the brushroll.

1.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

The eufy 25C has terrible stain-clearing performance. It doesn't have any mopping capability that would allow it to saturate and lift away dried-on stains.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
No
Water Pickup Post Test
Automation
6.9
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
Yes
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Pathing Algorithm
Random
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
Onboard and Remote Controller
Navigation Control Buttons
Full Movement Controls

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:

  • "Charge": Return to its charging station
  • "Suction Power": Change suction power level
  • "Auto Clean": Start a random cleaning job
  • "Edge Clean": Clean the outermost edges of a room
  • "Spot Clean": Increase suction power to 'Max' and clean a small area in a spiraling sweep
  • "Quick Clean": Clean for 30 mins and return to charging station
  • Arrow buttons allow you to manually control the direction of the robot while it's cleaning
  • Stop/Clean button

Unfortunately, this vacuum doesn't come with a set of physical boundary strips that would prevent it from entering certain spaces.

7.0
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
EufyHome
iOS Availability
Yes
Android Availability
Yes
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
No
App Scheduled Start
Yes
App Cycle Control
Yes
Navigation Control within App
Yes

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.

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