The eufy RoboVac G30 Edge is a basic robot vacuum. It has a comprehensive suite of automation features and feels quite well-built. It's also small enough to navigate under quite a few low-lying obstructions and offers excellent battery life. Unfortunately, it has demanding maintenance needs, incurs quite a few recurring costs, and struggles to clear debris from carpeted floors. Still, if you're looking for a relatively inexpensive robot vacuum with smart-pathing technology, this is an okay option.
The eufy G30 is decent for bare floors. It maneuvers reasonably well, lasts quite some time off of a single charge, and feels quite well made. It also clears small debris like rice without an issue, but unfortunately, it struggles quite a bit with both pet hair and larger material like cereal. Also, it has quite a few parts that require regular maintenance or replacement.
The eufy G30 is poor for low-pile carpet. It struggles to suck up pet hair, small debris like baking soda, and larger material like sand. While it feels decently well made, many parts require regular maintenance. You also need to replace quite a few components periodically, so recurring costs are high. That said, it has a pretty large selection of automation features.
The eufy G30 is inadequate for high-pile carpet. It can struggle to climb onto this kind of surface and does a poor job of sucking up pet hair as well as fine and larger debris, like baking soda or sand. Recurring costs are quite high and maintenance requirements are fairly demanding. On the plus side, it feels decently sturdy and has amazing battery life.
The eufy G30 is bad for pet owners. It does a poor job of picking up pet hair on all kinds of surfaces and doesn't have an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, which is an inconvenience if your pet sheds heavily. It also has somewhat demanding maintenance requirements and high recurring costs, though it does feel decently well-made overall.
The eufy G30 is a robot vacuum, and isn't designed to clean stairs.
The eufy G30 is a robot vacuum that isn't meant for cleaning car interiors.
The eufy G30 Edge feels decently well-made. It's mostly made of hard, dense plastic, though its bumper and wheels are made of rubber. The top plastic surface of the vacuum has a glossy finish that gives it a glass-like appearance and features three control buttons. It feels quite sturdy overall, though its dust bin feels somewhat cheap, as though it could break if you drop it. Thankfully, the out-of-the-box setup is quite simple, as all you have to do is fit the side brushes into place and plug in the dock station.
The eufy G30 is somewhat difficult to maintain due to the high number of parts that require regular maintenance, though they're fairly easy to access.
The eufy RoboVac G30 Edge has many recurring costs.
The eufy RoboVac G30 is remarkably easy to store. It has a compact body and a low-profile charging station with room for any excess power cord length.
The eufy G30 Edge has a small dirt compartment. It falls some way short of the advertised claim of 0.6L and doesn't have a max fill line indicator to let you know how full it is.
The eufy G30 Edge has a virtually unlimited range, as long as it has room left in its dirt compartment and sufficient battery life. That said, it can't climb or descend stairs.
The eufy G30 Edge is very portable. It doesn't weigh too much, which makes it fairly easy to carry to another room despite its lack of a carrying handle.
The eufy RoboVac G30 delivers excellent battery performance. In its most powerful 'MAX' suction mode, it still yields more than 70 minutes of continuous runtime. If it's configured to run in its default 'Standard' mode, you can expect over 110 minutes of cleaning time.
The indicator light makes it simple to check the current battery status. When charging, it changes from solid orange to solid blue once it's fully charged, which takes roughly four hours. If you want something that recharges more quickly, take a look at the iRobot Roomba 614. In normal operation, the light changes from solid blue to flashing blue to signal that it's returning to its charging dock. A flashing red light means that it has encountered an error.
The eufy G30 has a couple of quality of life features. There are four suction modes to adapt to different surface types: 'Standard', which is the default, 'Turbo', 'MAX', and 'BOOST IQ'. The latter mode allows the vacuum to switch automatically between the 'Standard' and 'Turbo' suction modes depending on the detected surface type. Two different cleaning modes affect how the appliance approaches the cleaning task. 'Auto Cleaning' is the default mode, while 'Spot Cleaning' intensely cleans a small, localized area.
The eufy G30 Edge doesn't have many tools. It's fitted with one side brush that pushes debris on the edges of the vacuum's cleaning path into the way of its main brushroll. It comes with an additional replacement side brush as well as a cleaning brush with a hook blade to help remove stuck-on debris from these parts.
The eufy G30 has an okay performance on bare floors. It clears small debris like rice without an issue but has quite a bit of trouble with pet hair as well as bulkier material like pieces of cereal.
The eufy G30's performance on low-pile carpet is poor. It really struggles with fine debris like baking soda. It may also take quite a few passes to fully suck up pet hair and larger sand-like material.
This vacuum performs poorly on high-pile carpet. It doesn't suck up all that much pet hair and really struggles with both fine debris like baking soda and larger, coarser material like sand.
The eufy G30's maneuverability is alright. In its 'Auto-Cleaning' mode, it maps out the room before it starts cleaning it. While it does use smart-pathing to plot a route, obstructions can throw it off and cause it to veer in unexpected directions. It also struggles to climb onto high-pile rugs, and tassels and electrical cords get stuck underneath it. Thankfully, it's small enough to easily navigate under tables and couches.
This vacuum has an amazing suite of navigation features. With its companion app, you can schedule cleaning times, check cleaning session history, change suction and cleaning modes, and even remote pilot it with directional buttons. Also, it comes with a couple of physical boundary strips that can be used to keep the vacuum from entering certain areas, unlike the eufy RoboVac 15C. While you do miss out on a couple of options without its companion app, the vacuum can function without an internet connection.
We tested the 'Edge' variant of the eufy RoboVac G30, and you can see its label here. It differs from the basic model via support for a boundary strip detection feature, but otherwise, the vacuums have very similar feature sets, though we can't confirm if this basic variant performs similarly.
If you find another variant of this robot vacuum, let us know in the discussions so we can update our review.
The eufy G30 Edge is a basic robot vacuum. It has excellent battery life, an amazingly broad range of automation features, and decent overall battery life. However, its cleaning performance is poor on carpets and only okay on bare floors. It also has high recurring costs and is fairly demanding in terms of maintenance requirements. Thankfully, it can be used without an internet connection, similar to other vacuums in eufy's lineup like the eufy RoboVac 30C. If you're looking for other alternatives, take a look at our list of recommendations of the best robot vacuums for hardwood floors, the best robot vacuums for pet hair, and the best robot vacuums for carpet.
The eufy RoboVac 11S is slightly better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge, though they're fairly evenly-matched overall. The 11S has a larger dirt compartment and superior cleaning performance on all surface types, especially on carpeted floors. That said, the G30 Edge has a companion app, a more efficient smart-pathing navigation feature, and comes with boundary strips, so you can prevent the vacuum from entering certain rooms. It's also a little easier to maintain.
The Roborock E4 is a superior choice to the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge in most ways. The Roborock is better-built, has a larger dirt compartment, lasts much longer off of a single charge, and maneuvers far more efficiently. It also cleans more debris on all surface types. That said, the eufy is a little smaller and lighter and comes with boundary strips to prevent the vacuum from cleaning certain areas.
The iRobot Roomba 960 is superior in most ways to the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The iRobot feels substantially better-made, incurs fewer recurring costs, has a much larger dirt compartment, and cleans more effectively on all surface types, with better overall maneuverability. It also charges substantially faster, though the eufy has longer maximum battery life. The eufy is also a little lighter and has a companion app with a remote-piloting feature.
The Shark IQ Robot is a better overall robot vacuum than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The Shark does a better job of cleaning debris on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet, feels better-made, and maneuvers over obstructions like electrical cords more effectively. Meanwhile, the eufy is a little easier to maintain and can be remote-piloted via its companion app.
The Roborock S5 is a far more versatile robot vacuum than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The Roborock is better-built, has superior battery performance, and cleans more effectively on all surface types. It also has a mopping attachment to clean sticky messes on bare floors, though we don't currently test for that. Meanwhile, the eufy is a little bit smaller and lighter.
The eufy RoboVac 15C and eufy RoboVac G30 Edge perform quite similarly overall, though they each have their own slight advantages. The G30 has less demanding maintenance requirements and comes with boundary markers to keep the vacuum out of certain areas. It also struggles less with bulky material like cereal. Conversely, the 15C performs better on low and high-pile carpet and has a larger dirt compartment that doesn't need to be emptied as often.
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