eufy RoboVac X8 Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Nov 22, 2021 at 10:21 am
eufy RoboVac X8 Picture
8.3
Bare Floor
6.3
Low-Pile Carpet
7.1
High-Pile Carpet
7.7
Pets
6.1
Stairs
5.8
Cars
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Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
No

The eufy RoboVac X8 is a premium robot vacuum with a twin-turbine motor design that's advertised to provide superior suction performance. It does an exceptional job of clearing debris on bare floors and has a fairly wide suite of automation features, including its 'BoostIQ' function, which enables it to change its suction power depending on the surface that it's on. It also feels well-built and offers superb battery performance. Unfortunately, it frequently bumps into obstacles, has many parts that need regular cleaning, and doesn't have an allergen-trapping HEPA filter.

Our Verdict

8.3 Bare Floor

The eufy X8 is great for bare floors. It easily cleans pet hair as well as small and bulky debris on this kind of surface. Its battery life is quite long, enabling it to clean fairly large areas without running out of charge. Using its companion app also grants you access to a wide array of automation capabilities. However, it isn't the best at maneuvering itself, as it frequently bumps into obstacles, including its charging dock.

Pros
  • Superb overall performance on bare floors.
  • Fantastic battery performance.
  • Advanced automation capabilities.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Can sometimes bump into obstacles.
  • Has many parts requiring regular maintenance.
6.3 Low-Pile Carpet

The eufy X8 is mediocre for low-pile carpet. It sucks up most pet hair and a fair amount of larger debris, but it may need to make another pass to clear everything. It also has a hard time dealing with finer debris. Thankfully, it feels well-built and lasts for quite a while on a single charge. Unfortunately, it isn't the best at maneuvering itself, as it frequently bumps into obstacles and can sometimes get stuck on rug tassels. It also has a relatively small dirt compartment and quite a few components that need regular cleaning.

Pros
  • Fantastic battery performance.
  • Advanced automation capabilities.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Mediocre performance on low-pile carpet.
  • Can sometimes bump into obstacles.
  • Has many parts requiring regular maintenance.
7.1 High-Pile Carpet

The eufy X8 is a decent option for high-pile carpet. It easily cleans most pet hair and larger debris, though it struggles somewhat with finer material on this surface type. Its 'BoostIQ' function enables it to automatically increase its suction power on higher-pile carpets, which is helpful. It also has long battery life. Unfortunately, it can sometimes have trouble climbing onto high-pile rugs. Its dirt compartment is also small, and it has many parts that need regular cleaning.

Pros
  • Fantastic battery performance.
  • Advanced automation capabilities.
  • Good build quality.
Cons
  • Can sometimes bump into obstacles.
  • Struggles with climbing onto high-pile carpets.
  • Has many parts requiring regular maintenance.
7.7 Pets

The eufy X8 is good for dealing with pet hair. It has no trouble clearing pet hair on bare floors and doesn't struggle too much with this type of debris on low or high-pile carpets. You can easily remove its brushroll to help clear tangled hair, and it even comes with a dedicated cleaning tool. However, it doesn't have an allergen-trapping HEPA filter, and many parts need regular cleaning.

Pros
  • Advanced automation capabilities.
  • Good build quality.
  • Removable brushroll.
Cons
  • Has many parts requiring regular maintenance.
  • No HEPA filter.
6.1 Stairs

The eufy X8 is a robot vacuum and isn't designed for vacuuming staircases.

5.8 Cars

The eufy X8 is a robot vacuum and isn't designed for vacuuming the inside of your car.

  • 8.3 Bare Floor
  • 6.3 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.1 High-Pile Carpet
  • 7.7 Pets
  • 6.1 Stairs
  • 5.8 Cars
  1. Updated Nov 22, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Nov 17, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
7.5
Design
Build Quality

The eufy X8 feels well-built. It's made of hard plastic with a glossy finish top cover, giving it a slightly more premium look but also easily retaining fingerprints. Its LIDAR sensor and control buttons are also on top of the vacuum. However, its internal dustbin feels as though it could crack if you were to break it.

This vacuum is easy to set up out-of-the-box, requiring only that you pair it with its base station after the latter has been plugged in.

5.0
Design
User Maintenance

The eufy X8 is somewhat hard to maintain due to the high number of parts that require regular maintenance, though they're fairly easy to access.

  • Dust bin: In order to remove the dustbin, you need to press its release button. You should empty it after each use. When necessary, you should rinse it with water for approximately one minute.
  • Filter: The filter can be found in the dust bin lid. You should clean it once a week with the provided cleaning tool. You can also rinse it with water for approximately one minute.
  • Brush guard: You can remove the brush guard by pressing the release tabs and pulling it out. You should clear any stuck-on debris once a month.
  • Brushroll: You can access the brushroll by flipping the vacuum over, removing the brush guard, and pulling it from its housing. You should clean it once a week with the provided cleaning tool.
  • Side brush: You need a Phillips-head screwdriver to unscrew the side brush from the vacuum. You should clean it once a month and rinse it with water for at least one minute whenever it's necessary.
  • Swivel wheel: The swivel wheel can be simply pulled from its socket. You should clear it of stuck-on debris or hair wraps once a month.
  • Sensors: You should clear the sensors of any stuck-on dust or dirt with a clean cloth or cleaning brush once a month.

Any part that you can rinse under water should be left to dry for at least 24 hours before putting it back into the vacuum.

7.0
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
Replacement Filter RoboVac X8
HEPA Filter Part Number
No HEPA Filter

The eufy RoboVac X8 incurs decently low recurring costs.

  • Filter: The filter needs replacing every three months. You can purchase a two-pack of filters from the manufacturer's Amazon store page.
  • Side brush: The side brush needs replacing every three to six months. Replacements are sold in packs of four on eufy's Amazon store page.
  • Brushroll: The brushroll has an estimated service life of six to 12 months. You can purchase a replacement on eufy's Amazon store page.
  • Brush guard: The brush guard needs replacing every three to six months, or whenever you notice visible wear and tear on the silicon strip. Replacements are available on eufy's Amazon store page.

You can also buy a comprehensive 'RoboVac X8 Replacement Kit' from the manufacturer which includes:

  • 4x filters
  • 2x side brushes
  • 1x brushroll
  • 1x brush guard

9.0
Design
Storing
Height
3.23" (8.2 cm)
Width
13.58" (34.5 cm)
Depth
15.75" (40.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The eufy RoboVac X8 is incredibly easy to store. The vacuum itself is compact, as is its charging station. You can store any excess length of power cord at the back of the docking station, and there are five cable ties provided in the box that you can use to keep the power cord out of the way.

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

The eufy RoboVac X8 has a small dustbin. It's similar in capacity to the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge and needs regular emptying.

Design
In The Box

  • eufy RoboVac X8 vacuum
  • Dust bin
  • Charging dock
  • Charging cable
  • 2x side brushes (one is already mounted to the vacuum)
  • 2x filters
  • Brushroll
  • Brush guard
  • 5x Cable ties
  • Brushroll cleaning tool
  • User guide

10
Design
Range
Cord Length
N/A
Hose Length
N/A

The eufy X8's range is limited only by its remaining battery life and the room left in its dirt compartment.

7.9
Design
Portability
Total Weight
7.72 lbs (3.50 kg)
Weight In Hand
0.00 lbs (0.00 kg)
Carrying handle
No

The eufy X8 is quite portable. It's heavier than other models in eufy's lineup, like the eufy RoboVac 15C, but it still doesn't weigh that much and can be picked up and carried fairly easily despite lacking a carrying handle.

9.3
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
78 min
Maximum Battery Life
198 min
Recharge Time
236 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
Yes

The eufy X8 offers outstanding battery performance. In its high-power 'Max' suction power mode, it supplies roughly 80 minutes of continuous runtime. In its more energy-efficient 'Eco' mode, it should run for approximately 200 minutes, which comfortably outlasts other eufy models like the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. That said, it does take about four hours to recharge, which is quite long. The vacuum's indicator light makes it simple to check the current battery status at a glance, as it goes from solid blue to flashing blue once its battery level drops to the point where it needs to return to its dock. When charging, it changes from pulsing orange to solid blue. The light flashes red if it encounters an error.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
No
Power Adjustment
Yes
Self-Propelled
Yes
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
Manual And Automatic

The eufy X8 has a couple of quality-of-life features. There are four suction modes to adapt to different surface types. In ascending order of suction power, they are 'Pure', 'Power', 'Turbo', and 'Max'. You can enable its 'BoostIQ' feature through its companion app, which allows it to automatically change its suction power mode depending on the surface that it's on. You can also use its companion app to change its cleaning patterns and how it navigates. 'Auto' is the default mode, 'Room' causes the vacuum to clean a specific room in your home, 'Zone' is used to vacuum user-defined areas, and 'Spot' causes it to focus cleaning on a very small area.

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 X8 has a single side brush to help direct debris into the path of the primary brushroll. It also comes with a cleaning tool to help clear stuck-on debris or tangled hair.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Performance
9.9
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
100%
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)
100%
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
Setting Used "Max"

The eufy X8 offers exceptional performance on bare floors. It easily cleans pet hair as well as small and bulky debris like rice or cereal.

6.1
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
83%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
65%
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)
33%
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
Setting Used "Max"

The eufy X8 has mediocre performance on low-pile carpet. It doesn't have too much trouble with pet hair, but it may take an extra pass to fully clean larger debris like sand. It struggles with finer debris like baking soda, too.

7.4
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
85%
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
71%
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
Setting Used "Max"

The eufy X8 performs decently on high-pile carpet. It clears most pet hair and larger debris like sand, but it may need to make another pass to collect everything. It has a hard time dealing with finer debris like baking soda, too.

6.5
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Good
Under Low Table
Good
On Furniture
Not Possible
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Bad

The eufy RoboVac X8 has reasonable maneuverability. It maps its coverage area before it starts cleaning using its LIDAR sensor. Its 'BoostIQ' automatic power adjustment feature is effective in detecting and responding to surface changes, and the vacuum is small enough to clean under most tables and chairs. Unfortunately, despite its relatively advanced mapping system and smart-pathing technology, it still has a habit of bumping into obstacles, including its charging station. It also has trouble climbing onto especially high-pile rugs, which it may also identify as an obstacle to be avoided. It can sometimes get stuck on rug tassels and electrical cords, too.

Automation
8.7
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
Yes (App only)
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
Yes
Schedule Programming
Yes
Boundary Markers
Yes
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
Yes
App Name
EufyHome

The eufy X8 has an excellent range of automation features. You can use its companion app to adjust suction power and cleaning modes, enable its 'BoostIQ' function, set up virtual boundary lines, schedule cleaning sessions, set up cleaning zones. You can also use the vacuum without an internet connection, though its feature-set is limited when you aren't using its companion app. Pressing the 'Start/Stop' button causes it to start cleaning in its 'Auto' mode and map out its coverage area, though you can only see this map with the companion app. You can also purchase physical boundary strips for this vacuum to prevent it from entering certain areas if you don't want to set up virtual boundary lines using its companion app.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The eufy X8 is only available in one color variant: 'Black'. You can see our test unit's label here.

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

Compared To Other Vacuums

The eufy RoboVac X8 is a premium robot vacuum. It's positioned as the flagship in eufy's lineup of robot vacuums, above models like the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge or eufy RoboVac 15C, as it offers more advanced automation capabilities, better performance on a wide range of surfaces, and superior battery life. That said, it doesn't maneuver itself quite as effectively as some alternatives, like the iRobot Roomba 981.

If you're looking for other options, 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.

Roborock S7

The eufy RoboVac X8 and Roborock S7 each have strengths, so one might suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The eufy incurs lower recurring costs, has a removable battery, and clears more debris on bare floors and high-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Roborock feels better-built, maneuvers itself more effectively, and has a HEPA filter as well as a mopping attachment to clear messes on bare floors.

eufy RoboVac 11S

The eufy RoboVac X8 is better than the eufy RoboVac 11S. The X8 is better-built, has fewer parts requiring regular maintenance, lasts longer on charge, has more advanced automation capabilities, and performs better on all surface types. Conversely, the 11S has a larger dustbin.

eufy RoboVac G30 Edge

The eufy RoboVac X8 is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The X8 is better-built, lasts much longer on a charge, and delivers superior performance on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. Conversely, the G30 is a little bit lighter.

iRobot Roomba i7+

The iRobot Roomba i7+ and eufy RoboVac X8 each have advantages, meaning one might be a better fit for you than the other, depending on your exact requirements. The iRobot is better-built, charges substantially faster, maneuvers itself more effectively, and clears more debris on low-pile carpet. It also has a HEPA filter and a more advanced suite of automation features, most notably its self-emptying function. However, the eufy incurs lower recurring costs, lasts much longer on a single charge, and clears more debris on bare floors and high-pile carpet.

eufy RoboVac 30C

The eufy RoboVac X8 is better than the eufy RoboVac 30C. The X8 is better-built, easier to maintain, incurs lower recurring costs, lasts longer on a charge, and performs significantly better on all surface types. It also has more advanced automation capabilities. Meanwhile, the 30C is lighter and has a bigger internal dustbin.

iRobot Roomba i3+

The eufy RoboVac X8 is better for most use cases than the iRobot Roomba i3+. The eufy incurs lower recurring costs, has a much longer battery life, and performs better across all surface types. Unlike the iRobot, you can also use its companion app to set up boundary lines that the vacuum won't cross. However, the iRobot does have a self-emptying feature, which allows it to dump any accumulated debris from its internal dustbin into an external dirt compartment on its charging dock. It also does a better job of maneuvering itself, feels better-built, has an onboard HEPA filter, and charges much faster.

iRobot Roomba 981

The iRobot Roomba 981 and eufy RoboVac X8 each have advantages, meaning one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The iRobot is better-built, has a larger dustbin, charges faster, maneuvers itself more effectively, and performs a little better on low-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the eufy clears more debris on high-pile carpet and lasts longer on a single charge. It also has more advanced automation capabilities, as you can use its companion app to set up virtual boundary markers or set up specific cleaning zones.

Shark IQ Robot RV1001

The eufy RoboVac X8 is better than the Shark IQ Robot RV1001 for most uses cases. The eufy has fewer parts requiring regular maintenance, incurs lower recurring costs, lasts longer on a single charge, and delivers notably better performance on bare floors. However, the Shark is a little better at maneuvering itself, clears more debris on low-pile carpet, and has a larger dustbin.

iRobot Roomba i4

The iRobot Roomba i4 and eufy RoboVac X8 have different strengths, meaning one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The eufy has a longer maximum runtime and performs notably better on bare floors. Conversely, the iRobot is better-built, charges much faster, maneuvers itself more effectively, and has fewer parts that need regular cleaning.

iRobot Roomba E5

The eufy RoboVac X8 is better for more uses than the iRobot Roomba E5. The eufy has a longer battery life and performs better on bare floors and high-pile carpet. It also has more advanced automation capabilities, including support of virtual boundary markers and manual selection of suction power mode. However, the iRobot feels better-built, does a slightly better job of maneuvering itself, and charges much faster.

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