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Roborock Q Revo Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Feb 19, 2024 at 02:43 pm
Roborock Q Revo Picture
7.1
Bare Floor
7.0
Low-Pile Carpet
6.1
High-Pile Carpet
4.9
Pets
5.7
Stairs
4.8
Cars
4.7
Workshop

The Roborock Q Revo is a mid-range robot vacuum with a LIDAR mapping sensor. Unlike the cheaper models in Roborock's Q-series, like the Roborock Q7 Max+, it has a real-time hazard avoidance system, a more sophisticated mopping system that uses rotating pads that lift away when moving onto carpets, and a multi-function dock that empties the vacuum's dustbin, refills the vacuum's internal water tank, and cleans and dries its mopping pads.

Our Verdict

7.1 Bare Floor

The Roborock Q Revo is decent for bare floors. It has a fairly hard time with bulkier debris but is fairly effective when it comes to dealing with pet hair and smaller debris. Its real-time hazard avoidance system isn't quite as advanced as the systems found on higher-end Roborock models, but it's still better than not having such a system at all; besides, its LIDAR mapping sensor still allows it to plot efficient and thorough cleaning paths. The Roborock companion app offers a plethora of configuration options so you can tailor your cleaning experience. Its mopping function does a good job of dealing with dried-on stains, but unfortunately, it also results in elevated costs of ownership as well as extra maintenance requirements to ensure every part of the system is working properly.

Pros
  • Wide array of cleaning configuration options.
  • Advanced multifunction docking station.
  • Impressively effective and advanced mopping system.
Cons
  • Incurs high recurring costs.
  • Hazard recognition system is prone to false positives.
7.0 Low-Pile Carpet

The Roborock Q Revo is a satisfactory option for cleaning low-pile carpet. Debris pickup performance on this surface type is alright overall, and it offers plenty of carpet-specific cleaning functions that allow you to customize your experience. These range from its Dynamic Lift system, which raises its mopping pads when passing onto carpets or rugs, to a separate deep cleaning setting that causes the vacuum to prioritize dealing with messes on carpets before cleaning anything else. Its multifunction dock does cut down on 'normal' maintenance routines since you'll no longer have to empty its internal dustbin manually or refill its water tank, but there are still quite a few components that you need to wash periodically.

Pros
  • Wide array of cleaning configuration options.
  • Advanced multifunction docking station.
  • No need to remove mop pads when vacuum is cleaning carpets.
Cons
  • Middling overall performance on carpets.
  • Incurs high recurring costs.
  • Struggles with pet hair on carpets.
  • Hazard recognition system is prone to false positives.
6.1 High-Pile Carpet

The Roborock Q Revo does a mediocre job on high-pile carpet. Overall, debris pickup performance isn't all that great despite its relatively potent motor, so it'll need to make one or two extra passes to get everything. Thankfully, it does have a wide variety of carpet-specific cleaning functions. Its Dynamic Lift system enables it to automatically raise its mopping pads by up to 7mm, so you don't have to worry about stopping the vacuum to remove its mop pads if you want it to scrub stains on hard floors and clean your carpets within the same cleaning session. That said, its ReactiveAI hazard recognition system can be a little overzealous and might register thicker rugs as objects to avoid entirely.

Pros
  • Wide array of cleaning configuration options.
  • Advanced multifunction docking station.
  • No need to remove mop pads when vacuum is cleaning carpets.
Cons
  • Middling overall performance on carpets.
  • Incurs high recurring costs.
  • Struggles with pet hair on carpets.
  • Hazard recognition system is prone to false positives.
4.9 Pets

The Roborock Q Revo is sub-par for dealing with pet hair, though it does have a few positives, too. It does an okay job of dealing with pet hair on hard floors but struggles more with hair embedded in carpet fibers. Its rubber brushroll is a little more tangle-prone than the dual-roller setup found on pricier Roborock models, but thankfully is very easy to clean. The mopping system is quite effective in handling any dirt or mud your pet might track in as well. Not only does the Q Revo's multifunction dock empty out its internal dustbin, but it also washes and dries the vacuum's twin mopping pads, so you won't have to clean them yourself unless they get especially soiled. It also operates very quietly, which is a nice bonus if your pet is sensitive to louder noises.

Pros
  • Impressively effective and advanced mopping system.
  • Fairly effective in dealing with pet hair on hard floors.
Cons
  • Poor air filtration performance.
  • Struggles with pet hair on carpets.
  • Hazard recognition system is prone to false positives.
5.7 Stairs

The Roborock Q Revo is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for cleaning stairs.

4.8 Cars

The Roborock Q Revo is a robot vacuum that isn't designed for cleaning the inside of your car.

4.7 Workshop

The Roborock Q Revo isn't designed for workshop cleaning.

  • 7.1 Bare Floor
  • 7.0 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 6.1 High-Pile Carpet
  • 4.9 Pets
  • 5.7 Stairs
  • 4.8 Cars
  • 4.7 Workshop
  1. Updated Feb 19, 2024: Review published.
  2. Updated Feb 14, 2024: Early access published.
  3. Updated Feb 05, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  4. Updated Sep 28, 2023: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  5. Updated Sep 11, 2023: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.
  6. Updated Sep 09, 2023: The product has won our suggestion poll, so we'll buy and test it soon.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

There are two other models in the Roborock Q Revo lineup, both of which have different specifications and upgraded feature sets. It's important to note that these are mechanically different appliances that will perform differently. You can see the differences between them in the table below.

Model Name Advertised Suction Power

Intelligent Dirt Detection System

Automatic Brush Lifting Capability

FlexiArm Design Mop

Roborock Q Revo

5500Pa

No No No
Roborock Q Revo Pro

7000Pa

Yes No Yes
Roborock Q Revo MaxV

7000Pa

Yes Yes Yes

We tested the basic Q Revo model, and you can see the label for our unit here.

Let us know in the comments if you come across another variant of the Roborock Q Revo, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Roborock Q Revo is an upper mid-range robot vacuum that occupies a somewhat unconventional niche in Roborock's lineup. While it's far from budget-friendly, it does offer many of the same features that you can only find on far pricier models, like the Roborock S8+ and Roborock S7 MaxV. This includes its ReactiveAI hazard recognition technology—while it's less sophisticated than the systems found in those aforementioned models, it still makes for more intelligent navigation compared to alternatives without it. Then there's its multifunction dock, which empties the vacuum's dustbin, refills its internal water tank, and washes and dries its mopping pads. On that subject, its mopping system, which uses twin rotating pads, is far more effective than the passive system found on other models in Roborock's Q-series lineup.

If you're looking for alternatives, look at our list of recommendations for the best robot vacuums, the best robot vacuums for hardwood floors, and the best robot vacuums for carpet.

Roborock S8+/S8

The Roborock S8+/S8 is a bit better than the Roborock Q Revo, though the latter is still a great option if you aren't willing to spend as much. The S8 feels a little better built, has fewer parts that need to be cleaned periodically, and has a slightly more sophisticated real-time hazard avoidance system. It also delivers better overall debris pickup performance, and its twin-roller head is more resistant to hair wraps. That said, the Q Revo's multifunction dock offers far more functionality than the dock included with the S8+ variant; not only does it empty the vacuum's internal dustbin, it also refills its water tank for mopping and washes and dries its mop pads.

Roborock S7

The Roborock Q Revo is better than the Roborock S7. The Q Revo comes bundled with an advanced multifunction dock that empties its internal dustbin, refills its water tank, and washes and dries its mop pads. It's also equipped with a real-time hazard avoidance system that allows it to spot and react to smaller obstacles in its way. The Q Revo's mopping system also has a larger range of height adjustments, enabling it to clean carpets and mop hard floors within the same cleaning cycle.

Roborock Q7 Max+/Max

The Roborock Q Revo is simply better overall than the Roborock Q7 Max+/Max. The Q Revo feels more solidly built, has a far more effective mopping system with twin rotating pads, and is equipped with real-time hazard avoidance system that allows it to spot and react to smaller obstacles in its way. It also comes bundled with an advanced multifunction dock that empties its internal dustbin, refills its water tank, and washes and dries its mop pads.

Roborock S7 MaxV

The Roborock S7 MaxV is a little more capable than the Roborock Q Revo, though the Q Revo is a very solid option for the price. The S7 MaxV has a more advanced hazard detection system, which uses an RGB camera as opposed to the structured light sensor found on the Q Revo. Not only does this result in superior object recognition capability, but it also means that you can use the S7 MaxV as a roving security camera when you're away from home. The S7 MaxV also delivers better overall debris-pickup performance. That said, the Q Revo's mopping system can lift higher, so you don't have to worry as much when the vacuum is transitioning from mopping stains to cleaning carpets within the same cleaning cycle.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
8.0
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Robot

The Roborock Q Revo feels impressively well-built. It's a step up from other cheaper models in Roborock's Q-series, like the Roborock Q7 Max or Roborock Q5, with a body made of thicker, heavier-feeling matte-finish plastic and is only marginally less sturdy-feeling than the higher-end Roborock S8. Unlike its aforementioned siblings, it's equipped with magnetic pegs to attach two spinning mop pads instead of a larger mopping cloth. These magnetic mounting pegs do a good job of holding the pads' base plates in place while making it easy to detach them. The only real issue here is the vacuum's internal dustbin; while it's easy to take out and re-install, it's made of thin, clear plastic and could easily break if you were to drop it. The LIDAR sensor on top of the vacuum's body doesn't protrude all that far, which is handy for cleaning under tables and chairs.

The multifunction dock also feels similarly sturdy to the vacuum. However, it's worth noting that it is very large since it not only has an integrated dirtbag for solid debris but two water tanks: one is for refilling the vacuum's internal water tank, while the other holds wastewater collected after the dock has rinsed the vacuum's mopping pads.

6.5
Design
User Maintenance

This vacuum has quite a few parts that you need to clean regularly, though thankfully, everything is pretty easy to access.

  • Dirt compartment: Since this vacuum has a self-emptying function, in which debris is sucked from its internal dustbin into a dirtbag inside its dock, you actually won't have to empty its dustbin manually all that often. That said, if, for some reason, you'd rather not use this feature and would prefer emptying the dustbin manually, you can disable it. Thankfully, accessing the vacuum's internal dustbin is simple. All you need to do is lift the top cover of the vacuum and pull it free. If necessary, wash it with water, but remove the filter beforehand. The dirt compartment must dry for 24 hours before you put it back in the vacuum.
  • Base station dirtbag: The base station dirtbag is held in place with a plastic collar, so it's pretty easy to slide out. A cover on the dirtbag automatically seals the bag after you've removed it, preventing dust and debris from spilling out. It has an advertised capacity of seven weeks' worth of debris, though you'll likely find it less than that depending on whether or not you have floors that gather a lot of dirt, dust, and pet hair.
  • Vacuum filter: The filter is mounted on top of the vacuum's dirt compartment and can be un-clipped very easily. No specific maintenance interval is given, but you should pull out any stuck-on solid debris or rinse it under water whenever you notice it getting dirty to maintain peak performance.
  • Brushroll: The rubber brushroll can be quickly pulled out by pressing the release latches under the vacuum. While large amounts of pet hair can jam the mechanism, the roller's smooth, bristle-free surface makes it a breeze to clean. You should clean the roller twice a week.
  • Side brush: Unfortunately, you'll need a screwdriver to remove the retaining screw holding the side brush in place, so it isn't quite as easy to clean as most of the other components on this vacuum. You should clear away any stuck-on debris once a month.
  • Omni-directional wheel: The omnidirectional front wheel takes quite a bit of effort to pull free of its socket, and you'll probably need to use a pair of pliers for extra leverage. You should clear it of any tangled hair or debris every month and rinse it under water to clear out any dirt and grime.
  • Sensors/Charging contacts: You'll have to wipe off the structured light sensor at the front of the vacuum as well as the metal charging contacts underneath the vacuum with a clean cloth every now and then.

The Roborock Q Revo's mopping systems also have their own fair share of required upkeep, which you can see here.

  • Mop pads: The mopping pads are velcroed onto their base plates, which in turn are attached to twin magnetic pegs under the vacuum. You can simply pull these base plates off. The user manual states that you can rinse and clean the pads manually, but there's no mention of what kind of soap or detergent you should use. In any case, since the Q Revo's multi-function dock washes and dries the mop pads automatically, you won't have to clean them yourself all that often.
  • Multi-function dock clean water tank: You can simply grasp the integrated handle and lift the clean water tank upwards from its slot in the dock. You should refill this tank as necessary. No cleaning instructions are provided within the manual, but it won't need to be cleaned or even rinsed all that often since this tank is only used for clean water.
  • Multi-function dock dirty water tank: As with the clean water tank, you can just grab the tank handle and lift the compartment from its housing. It has an advertised capacity of 5L. You should empty it and clean it whenever necessary; the manufacturer recommends only using Roborock-branded detergent and to avoid using hot water, as this could cause the plastic to warp and deform.
  • Multi-function Cleaning Tank/Base plate: You can slide out the base plate from the base of the station. It should be rinsed with cool water whenever necessary.
  • Internal water tank: Unlike other Roborock models with mopping functions, the vacuum's internal water tank isn't accessible and can only be refilled automatically when the Q Revo is parked at the multi-function dock. It's far from ideal from a maintenance perspective, as there's no real way of clearing out any scale deposits that could accumulate inside the system. It's worth noting that in testing, our unit initially had difficulty siphoning water from the dock-mounted clean water tank into its internal water tank; this issue eventually resolved itself, but only after five mop washing cycles.

Any component washed under water should dry for at least 24 hours before being reinserted in the vacuum.

4.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number Roborock Disposable Dust Bag
Filter Part Number Roborock Washable Filter for Q Revo
HEPA Filter Part Number No HEPA Filter

The Roborock Q Revo incurs high recurring costs.

  • Brushroll: You'll need to replace the brushroll after 300 hours of use or every six to 12 months. Replacements can be purchased here.
  • Side brush: The side brush has a service life of 200 hours or approximately three to six months of use. You can buy a two-pack of replacements from the company's website here.
  • Filter: The filter needs replacing following 150 hours, according to the maintenance tab of the companion app. You can buy replacements in packs of two here.
  • Mop pads: You should replace the mop pads every one to three months. Replacements can be purchased here.
  • Multi-function dock dirtbag: The dirtbag has an advertised capacity of 2.7L, enough for seven weeks worth of debris. Replacements can be purchased here.

8.4
Design
Storing
Height
22.20" (56.4 cm)
Width
13.23" (33.6 cm)
Depth
19.09" (48.5 cm)
Cord Storing
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The Roborock Q Revo takes up a fair amount of space. While the vacuum itself isn't big, its multi-function dock certainly is. It's considerably bigger than the Auto-Empty Dock Pure dock bundled with other Roborock models, as it features not only a high-capacity dirtbag for solid debris but twin 5L tanks for clean and dirty water.

8.2
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
Yes
Volume
0.71 gal (2.70 L)
Full Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
1

The Roborock Q Revo's debris capacity is impressively large. While the actual measured capacity of 2.5L is smaller than the advertised claim of 2.7L, the dirtbag is still big enough to store a couple of weeks worth of debris. Conversely, its internal dustbin is very small, with a capacity of only 0.20L, so it'll need to return to its docking station pretty often.

Since the vacuum's internal water reservoir is built into the vacuum and you can't remove it, we can't verify its capacity. The twin water tanks in the multifunction dock each have a max capacity of 5L.

Design
In The Box

  • Roborock Q Revo vacuum
  • Dirt compartment
  • Multifunctional Dock
  • Multifunctional Dock base
  • Clean Water Tank
  • Dirty Water Tank
  • Multifunction dock power cable
  • 2x Disposable dirtbags
  • Dirtbag compartment cover
  • Cleaning tank
  • 1x Vacuum filter
  • 1x Rubber brushroll
  • Brushroll guard
  • 2x Mopping pads
  • 2x Mopping pad mounting plates
  • User manual and safety guide
  • Quick Start 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 range is limited only by the remaining battery life, but like any robot vacuum, it can't climb or descend stairs.

7.9
Design
Portability
Total Weight
8.16 lbs (3.70 kg)
Weight In Hand
0.00 lbs (0.00 kg)
Carrying handle
No

While the Roborock Q Revo is somewhat heavy for a robot vacuum, it's still marginally lighter than the Roborock S8. There's no carrying handle to facilitate bringing it up and down stairs.

9.0
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
99 min
Maximum Battery Life
256 min
Recharge Time
186 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
No

The Roborock Q Revo has fantastic battery performance. It uses the same 5200 mAh lithium-ion as the Roborock Q7 Max and, unsurprisingly, has a similar runtime. In its low-power 'Quiet' mode, it can run for a little over four hours, which gives it plenty of time to deal with lightweight debris. Its battery life drops to a little under 100 minutes in its high-power 'Max' mode, which is still plenty for dealing with smaller stubborn messes. The Q Revo also features an 'Off-Peak Charging' function, which allows the vacuum only to recharge off of peak hours for power demand to save on electricity costs.

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

The Roborock Q Revo is a feature-packed robot vacuum. One of its more eye-catching functions is the Auto-Mop Lift feature, which, as the name implies, lifts the mopping pads by 7 millimeters when the vacuum detects that it's passing onto a carpeted surface, so there's no need to take off its mopping pads if you want the vacuum to clean carpets and mop floors in the same cleaning job. There are five different suction power modes: the energy-efficient 'Quiet' mode, the default 'Balanced' mode, 'Turbo,' 'Max,' and 'Max+,' which is meant for cleaning extremely stubborn debris. There are also a variety of carpet-specific cleaning functions: 'Carpet First' mode, 'Carpet Boost' mode, and 'Deep Carpet Cleaning,' the last of which directs the vacuum to only clean carpets after it's finished cleaning the rest of your home. Its side brush also spins faster when the vacuum passes along walls and edges.

There are a variety of mopping options, too. You can choose between three levels of water flow to its mopping pads: 'Low,' 'Medium,' 'High,' and 'Custom.' There are also four levels of route mapping settings, which effectively allow you to choose between fast and deep mopping on a sliding scale.

The Q Revo also features Roborock's ReactiveAI system, the company's entry-level hazard avoidance technology. It features a front-facing structured light sensor to spot hazards, but this type of sensor ultimately isn't as sophisticated or as effective as the RGB-color camera-based system found on the Roborock S7 MaxV.

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

This vacuum has a three-armed side brush to direct debris into the path of its rubber roller. It also comes with a pair of washable mop cloths that are velcroed onto magnetically-mounted rotating base plates.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No
Performance
6.9
Performance
Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Setting Used "Balanced"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 63%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 63%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 63%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 63%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 98%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 98%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 98%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 98%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

The Roborock Q Revo performs fairly well on bare floors in its default 'Balanced' mode. It easily clears away small debris like rice but struggles more with larger debris like cereal, which it tends to push around or pass over entirely without sucking it up.

Note: All testing was completed when the dirt compartment was empty, with the data for the 0.25L, 0.75L, and 1.5L tests being copied from the 0L test. Since the Q Revo automatically empties its internal dirt compartment when docked after completing its job, it doesn't lose suction performance as it fills up.

6.6
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "Max"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 75%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 75%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 75%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 75%
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L) 44%
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 44%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 44%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 44%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

When set to its 'Max' power setting with the 'Carpet Boost' function enabled, performance on low-pile carpet is alright. The Q Revo is pretty effective when handling larger debris like sand, though it'll need to make another two or three passes to fully clear away finer material like baking soda.

Note: All testing was completed when the dirt compartment was empty, with the data for the 0.25L, 0.75L, and 1.5L tests being copied from the 0L test. Since the Q Revo automatically empties its internal dirt compartment when docked after completing its job, it doesn't lose suction performance as it fills up.

5.8
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "Max"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 39%
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L) 39%
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 39%
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 39%
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) 24%
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L) 24%
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L) 24%
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L) N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L) N/A

This vacuum's performance on high-pile carpet is middling when it's set to its 'Max' power setting and with the 'Carpet Boost' function enabled. It'll need to make another two or three extra passes to fully clear away both finer material like baking soda and larger debris like sand.

Note: All testing was completed when the dirt compartment was empty, with the data for the 0.25L, 0.75L, and 1.5L tests being copied from the 0L test. Since the Q Revo automatically empties its internal dirt compartment when docked after completing its job, it doesn't lose suction performance as it fills up.

5.6
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
82%
Low-Pile Carpet
46%
High-Pile Carpet
42%

This vacuum's pet hair cleaning performance is sub-par. While it clears away most of it on bare floors, a large amount of pet hair can get stuck in its roller head instead of being sucked into its dustbin, as seen here. It also has a very hard time sucking it up on low and high-pile carpeting. The Roborock S8, with its twin roller cleaning head, does a much better job of dealing with pet hair.

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

The Roborock Q Revo's suction force isn't very strong, though this isn't unusual for a robot vacuum; its suction inlet is positioned too high above the contact surface to generate a tight seal on bare surfaces, resulting in low suction power measurements.

3.5
Performance
Airflow
Maximum Hose Airflow
18.1 CFM (0.5 mยณ/min)

The Roborock Q Revo has good airflow performance for a robot vacuum. It's sufficiently powerful enough to lift heavier debris.

9.8
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
53.5 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
60.1 dBA

This vacuum is remarkably quiet. You'll hear what people nearby are saying even when the vacuum is running in its most powerful suction mode.

The multifunction dock is noisier than the vacuum when using the self-empty function, with a peak volume of 73.2 dBA.

7.5
Performance
Maneuverability

This vacuum does a great job of maneuvering itself. Its LIDAR sensor maps out rooms quickly, and the vacuum cleans in an organized, thorough pattern. It's compact enough to easily clean under most couches, chairs, and tables. It isn't all positive, however. Its ReactiveAI Tech real-time object avoidance system uses a structured light sensor to spot obstacles. This information is then displayed on the coverage map. This technology differs from the more sophisticated color camera-based system found on the Roborock S7 MaxV. As such, it isn't as good at assessing hazardsโ€”it can process thicker, shag-pile rugs as objects to avoid, as seen here, while not recognizing things like electrical cords, which it can get stuck on.

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

This vacuum does a poor job of sealing in fine particles. Like the standard Roborock S7, fine allergens bypass its exhaust filter and are blown straight out of its exhaust port and LIDAR sensor.

5.0
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

This vacuum has poor crack-cleaning performance. It struggles with drawing up fine debris wedged deep within crevices, and its side brush can drag some debris outwards instead of directing it towards the suction inlet. Running the vacuum in the 'Max+' suction mode makes little to no difference in terms of performance in this regard, with the final results of said test seen here.

8.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

This vacuum's stain-clearing performance is great with the water flow mode set to 'High' and the pathing set to 'Deep Clean+'. Before a mopping session starts, the dock will pre-wash and wet them so they'll have an easier time soaking any stains. The twin rolling pads are quite effective in dealing with dried-on stains, though it might need to make an extra pass to fully clear away more stubborn messes; you can see the vacuum running a second cleaning cycle here, and the outcome of said extra cycle here.

After the vacuum has finished mopping, it'll park at the multifunction dock, where the pads are then cleaned again before being dried with a flow of warm air. You can see how the pads looked before the automatic clean cycle here, and after the clean cycle here. The mop pad cleaning and drying cycle takes around three minutes; you can see a brief excerpt of this process here.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
Mopping Only
Water Pickup Post Test

The Roborock Q Revo isn't designed for dealing with liquid spills. It can clear away small spills by soaking them away with its mopping pads, but having the vacuum suck up liquid is likely to damage it.

Automation
9.1
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
Yes
Automatic Bag Emptying
Yes
Pathing Algorithm
Smart
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
Onboard Only
Navigation Control Buttons
Return to Base Only

The Roborock Q Revo has a broad array of physical automation features. Most obviously, there's the multifunction dock, which not only empties its dustbin but also refills its water tank and washes and dries its mopping pads.

There are two physical control buttons that you can use to perform basic functions, without having to use the app. The power button doubles as a general 'Clean' button, sending the vacuum off to map your home and start a cleaning session. You can press the 'Home' button to send the vacuum back to its base station. Holding down the 'Home' button engages the spot cleaning function, in which the vacuum will clean a small area around itself.

9.5
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
Roborock
iOS Availability
Yes
Android Availability
Yes
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
Yes
App Scheduled Start
Yes
App Cycle Control
Yes
Navigation Control within App
Yes

The Roborock app has a remarkably dense feature set; you can see its interface here.

After it's mapped out your home, you can view a 2D or 3D map of the space, edit the surface type, add virtual representation furniture, set up no-go zones, designate specific cleaning zones to spot clean, set up different pathing routes, and even manually control the vacuum direction, the last of which is especially helpful if it gets stuck on something. You can also schedule cleaning sessions for specific rooms or have the vacuum follow a pin that you place on the map. It also offers multi-level mapping for up to four floors.

The app also gives you real-time status information when the vacuum is cleaning, mopping, or parked at its dock.

The app also has a 'Help' sub-menu that gives you a projected service interval for its filter, brushroll, side brush, sensors, and mopping pad.