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eufy RoboVac 25C Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Review updated Apr 14, 2023 at 04:19 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 14, 2023 at 04:19 pm
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

The eufy RoboVac 25C is a basic robot vacuum, sitting near the bottom of the manufacturer's lineup. It doesn't offer any room mapping capability, instead relying on bump navigation to move around its cleaning area. Like a lot of other eufy robot vacuums, it has a BoostIQ system meant to automatically increase suction power on carpeted floors. It also comes with a separate remote control, enabling you to issue certain commands without requiring an internet connection, which is handy if your Wi-Fi coverage is spotty at home.

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 a few parts that need periodic cleaning, and recurring costs are moderately high. Its basic navigation system also means that it's prone to get 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 also use this vacuum without 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 mediocre 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 fine particulates. Many parts need regular cleaning too. It doesn't have a mopping attachment, so it can't clear away any dirt or mud your pet might track in from outside. 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 Apr 14, 2023: Updated the text of the review for improved clarity and accuracy.
  2. Updated Nov 24, 2022: We've updated the 'Differences Between Variants' section of this review to include the eufy RoboVac 25C MAX model.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Updated Aug 03, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  6. Updated Apr 14, 2022: Review published.
  7. Updated Apr 07, 2022: Early access published.
  8. Updated Mar 15, 2022: Our testers have started testing this product.
  9. Updated Feb 24, 2022: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  10. Updated Jan 08, 2022: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

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, the RoboVac 25C MAX, uses a more powerful suction motor, though the difference in debris pickup performance isn't likely to be too noticeable when cleaning most surfaces.

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. However, on the upside, 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 30C

The eufy RoboVac 30C is a slight improvement on the eufy RoboVac 25C, though both vacuums are somewhat similar in overall design. The 30C is compatible with magnetic boundary strips to prevent it from entering certain areas and has a marginally more powerful suction motor.

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 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.

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.

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.

Shark ION Robot RV700 Series [RV750, RV761]

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.

Wyze Robot Vacuum

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.

Roborock S7

The Roborock S7 is better than the eufy RoboVac 25C, though this is to be expected given 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 clears slightly more debris on bare floors, charges faster, and makes less noise.

Roborock E4

The Roborock E4 is considerably better as a budget-friendly robot vacuum than the eufy RoboVac 25. The Roborock is capable of tracking its own position in real time, resulting in superior maneuverability and more efficient pathing. It also feels better built, is easier to maintain, has a considerably longer battery life, and has a more feature-packed companion app. On the other hand, the eufy comes with a remote control that enabled you to use it without the need for an internet connection.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Robot

Build quality is reasonably sturdy. The vacuum is 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, like the eufy RoboVac X8. 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 finicky to take apart and put back together, as it's made of three separate components.

4.5
Design
User Maintenance

There are quite a few parts that need periodic cleaning.

  • Dustbin: You can remove the dustbin pretty easily 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

Recurring costs are somewhat high.

  • Filter assembly: According to the manufacturer, you should replace the filter assembly every two months. A six-pack of replacements can be purchased here.
  • Side brushes: You should replace the side brushes every three to six months or whenever you notice visible wear and tear. A four-pack of replacements can be purchased here.
  • Brushroll: You should replace the brushroll after six to 12 months of use or whenever you notice that it looks worn. A replacement can be purchased here.
  • 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

This vacuum 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 you can easily set it 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's dirt compartment is small. 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

  • Robot vacuum body
  • 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

Range is limited only by the room left in its dirt compartment and the remaining battery life. That said, this vacuum 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

This vacuum 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

Battery performance is excellent. The eufy 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

This vacuum 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 as on similar models like the eufy RoboVac G20. There's 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

There are few included attachments. The vacuum uses two side brushes to direct debris from its edges into the path of its 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

This vacuum 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

Debris pickup on low-pile carpet is disappointing. This vacuum 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. Check out the eufy RoboVac 30C if you want a similarly-designed robot vacuum with a slightly more potent suction motor.

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

Debris pickup performance on high-pile carpet is okay. The eufy is 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%

This vacuum does an alright job of handling pet hair on various floor types. It clears most pet hair on bare surfaces like vinyl or hardwood, 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

Real-world suction performance isn't very strong, especially 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 standard variant has an advertised suction output of 1500Pa, though the top-trim 25C Max variant has an advertised 2000Pa of suction. However, this power difference isn't likely to be very noticeable in day-to-day use.

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 does a mediocre job of maneuvering itself. 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

This vacuum has bad air filtration performance. It isn't rated as allergen-sealed and doesn't have a HEPA filter, so fine particles can escape from its dustbin while 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 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 doesn't have a mopping attachment and consequently has no impact on 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, unlike the eufy RoboVac 30C, it isn't compatible with physical boundary strips that you can use to 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 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.