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Roborock S7 Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Updated Jul 20, 2022 at 09:17 am
Roborock S7 Picture
7.4
Bare Floor
6.9
Low-Pile Carpet
6.7
High-Pile Carpet
4.8
Pets
5.8
Stairs
4.7
Cars
4.7
Workshop
Vacuum Type
Robot
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
Yes
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes
Wet Compatible
Mopping Only

The Roborock S7 is a premium robot vacuum, sitting above models like the Roborock E4 and Roborock S6 but below the flagship Roborock S7 MaxV. It's a LIDAR-equipped robot vacuum with an ultrasonic mopping feature, which scrubs away dried-on stains with vibrating mop pads. Its surface detection system also lets it raise its mopping pad on carpeted surfaces.

Our Verdict

7.4 Bare Floor

The Roborock S7 is decent for bare floors. It clears small and bulky debris with little difficulty but struggles with lifting away debris in cracks and crevices. It's also amazingly well-built, maneuvers itself efficiently, and, depending on your usage patterns and choice of settings, lasts long enough on a single charge to clean large areas without difficulty. Its ultrasonic mopping module is impressively effective in dealing with dried-on dirt and debris. Unfortunately, it has high recurring costs and is rather demanding in regular maintenance.

Pros
  • Excellent battery performance.
  • Impressive maneuverability.
  • Wide range of automation features.
Cons
  • High recurring costs.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
6.9 Low-Pile Carpet

The Roborock S7 is okay for low-pile carpet. It does a passable job of clearing both fine and large debris, like baking soda or sand, from this surface type, though it might take an extra pass to clear all of it. It also has a unique carpet detection sensor that can automatically increase suction power or raise its mopping pad on this surface type. Unfortunately, it struggles with pet hair. There are also quite a few parts that need regular maintenance, and it incurs high recurring costs.

Pros
  • Excellent battery performance.
  • Impressive maneuverability.
  • Wide range of automation features.
Cons
  • Struggles with pet hair on carpet.
  • High recurring costs.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
6.7 High-Pile Carpet

The Roborock S7 is an alright choice for high-pile carpet. It clears large material to an impressive degree and does a decent job sucking up fine debris from this surface type. It can also automatically raise itself to navigate a little more easily on this surface type and prevent its mopping attachment from touching the floor. Unfortunately, it performs poorly when cleaning pet hair and has a few parts that need regular cleaning or replacing.

Pros
  • Excellent battery performance.
  • Impressive maneuverability.
  • Wide range of automation features.
Cons
  • Struggles with pet hair on carpet.
  • High recurring costs.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
4.8 Pets

The Roborock S7 is poor for cleaning up pet hair. It does a satisfactory job cleaning pet hair on bare floors but struggles with this kind of debris on low and high-pile carpet. Thankfully, its ultrasonic mopping attachment is very effective when dealing with stains, like mud or dirt, that your pet might track in. It incurs high recurring costs and has many parts that need frequent cleaning, but you can remove its brushroll to clear hair wraps a little more easily. While it has a HEPA filter, it does little to limit the spread of fine allergens as it cleans.

Pros
  • Effective mopping function.
Cons
  • Struggles with pet hair on carpet.
  • High recurring costs.
  • Demanding maintenance requirements.
5.8 Stairs

The Roborock S7 is a robot vacuum and isn't designed for cleaning stairs.

4.7 Cars

The Roborock S7 is a robot vacuum and isn't designed to clean the inside of your car.

4.7 Workshop

The Roborock S7 is a robot vacuum and isn't suitable for workshop cleaning.

  • 7.4 Bare Floor
  • 6.9 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 6.7 High-Pile Carpet
  • 4.8 Pets
  • 5.8 Stairs
  • 4.7 Cars
  • 4.7 Workshop
  1. Updated Sep 23, 2022: We've set the 'Scheduled Start Buttons' field in the 'Physical Automation' section to 'No', as you need to use the vacuum's companion app to schedule a cleaning session in advance. All relevant scores and text have been updated. Its suction force has also been retested with a more accurate manometer, though the test results remain unchanged.
  2. Updated Aug 18, 2022: Updated 'Air Quality' field to include a link to Roborock S5 Max as an alternative with better filtration performance.
  3. Updated Jul 29, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  4. Updated Jul 20, 2022: We've updated this review to Test Bench 1.0, which includes a broad range of new testing procedures to measure stain and water-clearing performance, suction power, crevice-cleaning performance, noise levels, and air filtration performance. We've also updated our debris and pet hair-pickup performance tests as well as our method of scoring user maintenance requirements and recurring costs.
  5. Updated Jul 11, 2022: We've corrected an input error in the 'Automatic Bag Emptying' field in the 'Physical Automation' section and changed the value from 'No' to 'Yes (Not Included)'. We've updated the score and the text to reflect this change.
  6. Updated Mar 24, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  7. Updated May 17, 2021: Review published.
  8. Updated May 12, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
8.5
Design
Build Quality

The Roborock S7 is amazingly well-built. It's made of solid-feeling plastic but features a couple of metallic accents for added flair. You can lift the glossy top cover of the vacuum upwards to access the dirt compartment, the Wi-Fi indicator light, and a system reset button. The raised laser navigator module in the center of the vacuum has a matte finish, as does the front bumper. The rubber wheels are also dense and can raise the vacuum when cleaning raised surfaces. In contrast to other Roborock vacuums, like the Roborock S5, its brushroll is made of rubber and doesn't have any bristles. The water container for the mop attachments is at the back of the vacuum. On the downside, the dustbin is a little fragile. The side brushes can wear out over time, but you can replace them.

Assembly out-of-the-box isn't too difficult. You have to download the Roborock companion app to complete the setup process and pair the vacuum with its docking station.

6.0
Design
User Maintenance

The Roborock S7 has demanding maintenance needs, though it's easy to access its various parts.

  • Brushroll: The brushroll can be pulled out by first removing the brushroll guard under the vacuum. Clean it every two weeks, and you can remove the brushroll bearings to clear any stuck-on debris or hair wraps.
  • Dirt compartment: The dirt compartment can be removed by lifting up the back cover and pressing the release tabs. The vacuum provides an audio notification to tell you when the dirt compartment has been removed or re-seated in its housing. Empty it once a week or whenever you notice that it's full. You can also wash it with water to remove any stuck-on debris.
  • HEPA Filter: The filter is located under the top cover of the dirt compartment. You should wash it under water periodically.
  • Side brush: The side brush can be removed from under the vacuum with a screwdriver. Clean any hair wraps or stuck on debris once a month.
  • Omni-directional wheel: The directional wheel can be pulled out of the socket, though the manufacturer recommends using a screwdriver to remove the wheel axle. Clean it whenever you notice a buildup of debris.
  • Mop cloth: The mopping cloth can be removed from its mounting plate and slid out. Clean it after each use.
  • Water tank: You can pull the water tank out from the back of the vacuum. You can clean it as required by filling it with clean water, shaking it gently, then pouring out the dirty water.

Any part washed with water should be allowed to dry thoroughly before being put back in the vacuum.

5.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number No bag
Filter Part Number E11
HEPA Filter Part Number E11

The Roborock S7 has a few recurring costs.

  • Brushroll: The brushroll needs replacing after 300 hours of use or every six to 12 months.
  • Side brush: The side brush has a service life of 200 hours, or three to six months of use.
  • HEPA filter: The filter needs replacing following 150 hours according to the maintenance tab of the companion app, while the user manual recommends replacing it after six to 12 months of use.
  • Mop cloth: The mop cloth should be replaced every three to six months.

Most parts are sold through Roborock's Amazon store, and you can use the 'Maintenance' tab in the vacuum's companion app to check the estimated remaining service life of each part.

8.9
Design
Storing
Height
3.94" (10.0 cm)
Width
13.98" (35.5 cm)
Depth
16.14" (41.0 cm)
Cord Storing
Not Needed
On-Board Tool Storage
Not needed
Vacuum Rack/Station
Yes

The Roborock S7 has excellent storage capabilities. It isn't too big overall and mounts onto its low-profile docking station by itself. The power cable for the docking station has a Velcro strap to help with cord management.

6.4
Design
Dirt Compartment
Volume
0.07 gal (0.25 L)
Full Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Roborock S7 has a passable dirt compartment. It's shaped slightly differently from other Roborock models like the Roborock S6 MaxV and consequently has a smaller actual capacity. It doesn't have a physical max fill line, but its companion app can notify you to empty the dustbin after a couple of cleaning sessions.

Design
In The Box

  • Roborock S7 vacuum
  • Dirt compartment
  • Water container
  • Recharge station
  • Charging cable with Velcro strap
  • 1x HEPA filter
  • Rubber brushroll
  • Brushroll guard
  • 1x mopping cloth with mop mount
  • User guide

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

The Roborock S7's range is limited only by the room left in its dirt compartment and the charge status of its battery. That said, it can't climb or descend staircases.

7.6
Design
Portability
Total Weight
9.83 lbs (4.46 kg)
Weight In Hand
0.00 lbs (0.00 kg)
Carrying handle
No

The Roborock S7 is a fairly portable vacuum. It's heavier than the Roborock S6, even without the mopping attachment fitted in place. It also lacks a carrying handle to make it easier to pick up and carry to another room.

8.8
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
88 min
Maximum Battery Life
204 min
Recharge Time
246 min
Recharge Dock
Yes
Battery Life Indicator
Yes
Removable Batteries
No

The Roborock S7 offers excellent battery performance. In its 'Max' power mode, it yields just under 90 minutes of continuous runtime. Setting it to its most energy-efficient 'Quiet' mode, it lasts for over 200 minutes, longer than its advertised claim of 180 minutes. In any case, the vacuum stops its cleaning task once its charge level drops below 20%, at which point its battery life indicator light turns red, and the vacuum makes its way back to its charging station.

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

The Roborock S7 has a couple of quality-of-life features. It features an ultrasonic sensor to detect carpets automatically. It differs from the system used in the Roborock S6 MaxV that detects carpets by measuring resistance against its brushroll. When the mopping attachment is in place, you can enable the 'Rise' feature through its companion app, which lifts the mop whenever the vacuum moves over carpet. Its unique 'Carpet Mode', which you can enable through its companion app, boosts its suction power on carpeted floors, increases the rotational speed of the side brush when cleaning along walls, and slows it down when the vacuum is in the middle of a room. The vacuum has four different suction power modes: the energy-efficient 'Quiet' mode, the default 'Balanced' mode, 'Turbo', and 'Max' to deal with stubborn messes. There are also four levels of mop scrubbing intensity: 'No Water', 'Little Water', 'Med Water', and 'High Water'.

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 Roborock S7 has a side brush to direct debris into the path of the main brushroll. It also comes with a washable mop cloth and a mop mat to prevent the vacuum from dripping water around your house when the mop attachment isn't in use. If you're looking for a robot vacuum with more advanced mopping capabilities, consider the Narwal T10, which uses spinning mop pads to clean floors and has a docking station that cleans and dries its mop cloths.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No
Performance
9.1
Performance
Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Setting Used "Balanced"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 94%
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

The Roborock S7 delivers excellent performance on bare floors. It clears small debris like rice and bulky material like cereal without much of an issue. The Roborock S7 MaxV is an even better option for handling debris on bare floors, thanks to its more powerful suction motor.

Note: Due to the shape and size of the vacuum's dirt compartment, it can't fill to 0.35L without material spilling out unless its intake is covered. We only tested the vacuum's suction performance with an empty dustbin.

6.8
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "MAX"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 66%
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) 56%
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 Roborock S7 offers mediocre performance on low-pile carpet. It clears a passable amount of fine debris like baking soda and larger material like sand.

Note: Due to the shape and size of the vacuum's dirt compartment, it can't fill to 0.35L without material spilling out unless its intake is covered. We only tested the vacuum's suction performance with an empty dustbin.

7.5
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "MAX"
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L) 68%
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) 51%
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 Roborock S7 has okay performance on high-pile carpet. It does an impressive job of clearing larger material like sand and clears a decent amount of fine material like baking soda, though it may need to do another pass to clear everything.

Note: Due to the shape and size of the vacuum's dirt compartment, it can't fill to 0.35L without material spilling out unless its intake is covered. We only tested the vacuum's suction performance with an empty dustbin.

6.1
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
87%
Low-Pile Carpet
50%
High-Pile Carpet
40%

The Roborock S7 does a mediocre job of handling pet hair. While it clears away most of it on bare floors, it has a very hard time sucking it up on low and high-pile carpeting.

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 "Balanced" (App)
Hose Diameter
N/A

The Roborock S7'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.

8.8
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
67.4 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
69.3 dBA

The Roborock S7 is pretty quiet. It won't be too disruptive if you have it running in an adjacent room with the door closed, but you'll have to raise your voice somewhat when speaking to somebody in the same room as the vacuum running. Noise levels can vary somewhat when this vacuum is run in its default 'Balanced' mode, as it will automatically increase its suction power to 'Max' when cleaning carpeting. Still, even at higher power levels, it's more discrete than the Roborock S7 MaxV, which has a more powerful motor.

8.0
Performance
Maneuverability

This vacuum has excellent maneuverability. Its laser navigation system develops increasingly efficient cleaning routes as it gets to know its coverage area, though you shouldn't fit the mopping attachment during the initial setup. It's low enough to easily clean under tables and couches. Unfortunately, it can sometimes get stuck on carpets, and rug tassels can catch in its brushroll. While it can push low-lying obstructions, like electrical cords, around, it isn't likely to get stuck on them.

0
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test
Performance
Air Quality

The Roborock S7 does a poor job of sealing in fine particles. While it has a HEPA filter, fine allergens can still spew from its exhaust port. Consider the Roborock S5 Max if you're looking for a robot vacuum that does a better job of filtering away fine allergens.

5.0
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

Due to its low suction force, the Roborock S7 struggles to suck up debris from cracks and crevices compared to most manually-operated vacuums. However, it does perform better than alternatives like the Shark IQ Robot RV1001. Running it in its 'MAX' power mode does help it clear a little more debris in longer cracks, but not by much.

8.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

The Roborock S7 does a great job dealing with dried-on stains when used in its 'MAX' scrubbing mode and the pathing set to 'Deep Clean'. The manufacturer recommends pre-soaking the mopping pad before letting it run to evenly distribute water across the pad. Still, if you want a more thorough clean, it's recommended that you do a second mopping run. You can see a video of the vacuum clearing a stain with two passes here, and the outcome of that second run here.

0
Performance
Water
Water Pickup Post Test

The Roborock S7 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
8.1
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
Yes
Automatic Bag Emptying
Yes (Not Included)
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 S7 has great automation features. You can use it without its companion app, as the physical buttons on the vacuum itself allow you to spot clean an area, clean its coverage area, or return to its dock. It's also fully compatible with the Auto-Empty Dock, which empties out its dustbin automatically. You can purchase that separately or bundle it with the pricier Roborock S7+ model.

9.0
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 companion app is fantastic, with an easy-to-use interface and plenty of functionality. The vacuum draws a map of its coverage area, which you can then use to set up virtual boundary lines that the vacuum won't cross, establish 'no-go' zones, pinpoint a specific spot you want the vacuum to clean, or direct the vacuum to clean one specific room. You can also check the cleaning history, the maintenance status of certain parts, adjust the volume of its audio cues through the integrated speakers, remote-control the vacuum to re-orient it if it becomes stuck, or adjust its carpet or power settings.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Roborock S7 comes in two color variants: 'White' and 'Black'. We tested the 'White' variant, and you can see its label here. We expect the other color variant to perform similarly overall. You can also buy it with Roborock's Auto-Empty Dock, which transfers debris from its dustbin into an external dirt compartment on its charging dock. This bundle is referred to as the Roborock S7+.

Let us know in the discussions if you come across another variant of this vacuum, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Roborock S7 is a reasonably versatile robot vacuum. It performs best on bare floors, where it clears small and bulky debris without too much difficulty. It also has a unique carpet detection feature and a broad range of other automation functions. Unfortunately, it struggles with sucking up pet hair on carpeted floors, has high recurring costs, and is quite demanding in regular maintenance.

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

Roborock S6

The Roborock S7 is better for most uses than the Roborock S6, though they each have their own advantages. The S6 has a bigger dirt compartment, is a little lighter, takes less time to charge while offering a similar overall runtime. Conversely, the S7 is more effective on carpets and has a more advanced mopping function, which does a better job of scrubbing away stains and can be raised when the vacuum is maneuvering on carpets. The S7 is also fully compatible with a self-emptying dock.

Roborock S5 Max

The Roborock S7 is better than the Roborock S5 Max. The S7 feels better built and provides a more hands-off cleaning experience, as it's compatible with a self-emptying station out of the box. Its ultrasonic mopping feature also does a much better job of scrubbing away stains than the S5's entirely passive system. It clears more debris on carpets thanks to its more powerful suction motor. While it's harder to clean, the S5's bristled brushroll does a much better job handling pet hair than the S7's rubber roller. The S5 also has a bigger internal dustbin.

Roborock S6 MaxV

The Roborock S6 MaxV and Roborock S7 are fairly evenly-matched robot vacuums, so one may suit you better depending on your specific needs. The S6 MaxV has a larger dirt compartment, struggles less with pet hair on bare floors and high-pile carpet, and uses its 'ReactiveAI' navigation system to identify and avoid obstacles, though its overall maneuverability is similar to that of the S7. The S7, meanwhile, has a more advanced mopping system that actively scrubs away stains and lasts a little longer on a single charge when set to its most energy-efficient 'Quiet' mode. Unlike the S6 MaxV, it's also fully compatible with a self-emptying station.

Roborock S5

The Roborock S7 is better than the Roborock S5. The S7 feels better-built, performs better on carpeted floors, and has a more advanced mopping system. Meanwhile, the S5 struggles significantly less with pet hair on carpeted floors, has a larger dirt compartment, and takes noticeably less time to charge despite offering similar overall battery life.

Roborock S7 MaxV

The Roborock S7 MaxV is better than the Roborock S7. The MaxV's 'ReactiveAI 2.0' system allows it to identify obstacles in real-time or determine what kind of room it's in and suggest different suction or mop settings. It also has a stronger suction motor, resulting in improved pet hair pickup, especially on bare floors. While the standard S7 is compatible with Roborock's Auto-Empty dock, only the MaxV can currently be purchased with the Empty Wash Fill Dock, which not only empties its dustbin but washes its mopping pads and refills its water tank.

iRobot Roomba S9

The iRobot Roomba S9 and Roborock S7 each have their advantages, and one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The iRobot has a bigger dirt compartment, maneuvers itself a little more easily, and clears far more debris on low and high-pile carpet. It also takes much less time to recharge, though the Roborock has longer battery life. Its HEPA filter does a much better job of sealing in allergens as well. The Roborock is also a little less demanding in terms of regular maintenance, incurs lower recurring costs, and performs slightly better overall on bare floors. It also comes with a mopping attachment that's impressively well-suited to tackling dried-on stains. Its LIDAR mapping system also makes it a better option for cleaning in dark rooms.

eufy RoboVac X8

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 mopping attachment to clear messes on bare floors.

Narwal T10

The Narwal T10 and Roborock S7 each have their advantages, meaning one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Narwal has a more advanced mopping system, with a unique self-cleaning system built into its docking station. It also charges faster, though the Roborock does have a slightly longer battery life. In addition, the Roborock does a better job of vacuuming debris on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet and can maneuver itself more effectively.

iRobot Roomba j7+

The iRobot Roomba j7+ and Roborock S7 each have advantages, and one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. While both vacuums are fully compatible with self-emptying stations, the iRobot charges much faster, maneuvers itself more effectively, and is better at dealing with pet hair. It also has a hazard-identification system that allows it to spot and react to hazards like pet waste. Meanwhile, the Roborock has a mopping attachment, incurs lower recurring costs, lasts longer on a single charge, and is more effective at clearing solid debris on all surface types.

Neato Botvac D7

The Neato Botvac D7 is a better robot vacuum than the Roborock S7. The Neato is less demanding in terms of maintenance, has a larger dirt compartment, takes less time to recharge, and performs slightly better on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. Meanwhile, the Roborock is better at maneuvering itself, feels better built, incurs fewer recurring costs, and has longer maximum battery life. It also comes with a mopping attachment, though we don't currently test that feature.

Roborock S4 Max

The Roborock S4 Max and Roborock S7 have different advantages, so one may suit you better than the other depending on your needs. The S4 Max has a larger dirt compartment and does a better job of clearing pet hair from all surface types. Conversely, the S7 delivers better overall debris-cleaning performance on bare floors and carpets. It also feels better-built, takes less time to recharge, and comes with a mopping attachment.

iRobot Roomba i7+

The Roborock S7 s better than the iRobot Roomba i7+. The Roborock is better-built, incurs lower recurring costs, has fewer parts that need to be regularly maintained, and cleans more effectively on bare floors. It also has a significantly longer maximum runtime but takes a lot longer to recharge than the iRobot. The Roborock also has a LIDAR mapping system better-suited to darker environments, not to mention a mopping module to clear away dried-on stains. The iRobot does a better job of dealing with pet hair and comes bundled with a self-emptying station at a more affordable price point than the Roborock, however.

Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI

The Ecovacs DEEBOT OZMO T8 AIVI and Roborock S7 each have advantages, so one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The Ecovacs incurs fewer recurring costs, has a longer battery life, and delivers better performance on low-pile carpet. It also clears pet hair more effectively on all surface types and has a hazard-detection system that enables it to identify and react to obstacles like shoes on the floor or pet waste. Meanwhile, the Roborock has fewer parts that need regular cleaning, charges significantly faster, and cleans more debris on bare floors, especially bulky material.

Neato D8

The Neato D8 is better than the Roborock S7. The Neato has fewer parts that require regular maintenance, has a bigger dustbin, and cleans more effectively on all surface types. It also takes much less time to recharge, though the Roborock has a much longer runtime. The Roborock also maneuvers around obstacles more easily, feels more sturdily built, and incurs fewer recurring costs.

Roborock E4

The Roborock S7 is better than the Roborock E4, though the E4 is still a great option if you're on a budget. The E4 has a bigger dustbin that doesn't need to be emptied as often and cleans more effectively on bare floors and low-pile carpet. However, the S7 has a unique carpet detection feature, a more advanced mopping system, better build quality, and a broader suite of automation features, including virtual boundary markers to prevent it from entering certain areas.

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum

The Roborock S7 is slightly better than the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum. The Roborock feels better-built, maneuvers itself more effectively, has more automation features, and can clean high-pile carpet. It also has a longer maximum battery life, though the Xiaomi charges faster. The Xiaomi also performs notably better on low-pile carpet and has an easier time cleaning pet hair on bare floors.

Roborock Q5+

The Roborock S7 is better than the Roborock Q5+. The S7 has an ultrasonic mopping feature that allows it to scrub away stains. It also feels substantially better-built and delivers superior performance on low and high-pile carpet. Conversely, the Q5+ has fewer parts needing periodic cleaning and comes bundled with a self-emptying station at a far more affordable price.

iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO

The Roborock S7 is better than the iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO. The Roborock feels better-built, has fewer parts requiring regular cleaning, incurs lower recurring costs, comes with a mopping attachment for tackling messes on bare floors, has a longer battery life, and performs better on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. It also has a more advanced mapping system that lets you schedule cleaning jobs for specific areas or set up virtual boundary lines. Conversely, the i3+ charges much faster. This variant of the i3 also has a self-emptying function that allows it to automatically dump debris from its internal dirt compartment to an external dustbin attached to its charging dock, though a similar feature is available for the Roborock for an additional cost.

iRobot Roomba 981

The iRobot Roomba 981 and Roborock S7 have their advantages; one may suit you better than the other, depending on your needs. The iRobot has a dustbin with a much larger capacity, maneuvers over obstructions like electrical cords with less difficulty, and delivers superior performance on bare floors and low-pile carpet. It also charges a lot faster than the Roborock, though its maximum runtime is also much shorter. The Roborock also delivers better performance on high-pile carpet, feels better-built, and allows you to set up virtual boundary lines through its companion app. The Roborock also comes with a mopping attachment.

Shark AI Robot

The Roborock S7 is better for more uses than the Shark AI Robot. The Roborock is better-built, has fewer parts requiring regular maintenance, has a larger dustbin, and clears more debris across all surface types. Unlike this variant of the Shark, the Roborock also comes with a mopping attachment for bare floors.

eufy RoboVac G30 Edge

The Roborock S7 is better than the eufy RoboVac G30 Edge. The Roborock feels better-built, lasts longer on a single charge, delivers better performance on all surface types, and can climb over obstacles like high-pile rugs and power cables with less difficulty. It also has more advanced automation capabilities, with support for virtual boundary lines and scheduling cleaning sessions for individual rooms.

iRobot Roomba 694

The Roborock S7 is better than the iRobot Roomba 694. The Roborock feels better-built, has fewer parts needing regular cleaning, comes with a mopping attachment, offers a broader range of automation features, does a better job of maneuvering itself, and performs better on all surface types. Meanwhile, the iRobot charges faster and has a larger dustbin.

iRobot Roomba 692

The Roborock S7 is better than the iRobot Roomba 692. The Roborock has more sophisticated automation features, with a LIDAR mapping system that yields superior maneuverability and allows you to set up virtual boundary lines or schedule cleaning jobs for specific rooms.  The Roborock also has an allergen-trapping HEPA filter and a mopping attachment to deal with messes on bare floors, and it delivers better performance on all floor types. However, the iRobot does charge faster, though it has a shorter battery life than the Roborock.

eufy Robovac 25C

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 a longer battery life. Meanwhile, the eufy actually clears slightly more debris on bare floors, charges faster, and makes less noise.

eufy RoboVac 11S

The Roborock S7 is better than the eufy RoboVac 11S. The Roborock is better-built, incurs lower recurring costs, has a larger dustbin, lasts much longer on a single charge, and delivers superior performance on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet. The Roborock also has a far more advanced mapping and navigation system that yields much better maneuverability and more advanced automation capabilities, like the ability to set up virtual boundary lines or direct the vacuum to specific rooms within your home.

Shark IQ Robot RV1001

The Roborock S7 is better than the Shark IQ Robot RV1001. The Roborock feels better-built, has less demanding maintenance requirements, incurs fewer recurring costs, has a longer maximum battery life, and does a better job of maneuvering itself. It also performs better on bare floors and comes with a mopping attachment for dealing with sticky messes. Conversely, the Shark clears more debris on carpets and has a bigger dustbin.

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