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Roborock S5 Max, Analysis And Opinion

The Best

These cleaning robots have a Navigation system, Good power with low noise, Control from the app, and Water tank capacity.

The Worst

Only for 2.4 GHz WiFi, No spare parts included Waste deposit capacity, Very conservative with distances to obstacles
Roborock S5 Max is the new proposal of the Chinese manufacturer Roborock to keep the floor of your house clean with less effort. We discover all its functions in this analysis of the Roborock S5 Max.

Vacuum cleaning robots have become essential devices for maintaining cleanliness in the home. Optimizing the time spent on household chores has become a necessity.

Roborock was a brand virtually unknown a year ago. Still, the advanced navigation system equipped with its cleaning robots has catapulted the brand that manufactures Xiaomi cleaning robots to gain its entity. The Roborock S5 Max is your new proposal for 2020.

A few months ago, the Roborock S6 passed through our test laboratory. This time the Roborock S5 Max does it. A version of the Roborock S6 with more functions oriented to scrubbing the floors. Maintaining a significantly adjusted price since you can find it on Amazon for 499 euros. Is it worth investing in the robot vacuum cleaner Roborock S5 Max? We discovered it in this analysis.

Index of contents

  • Design: few changes, Roborock style is maintained
  • Connectivity: Remote Control of the robot vacuum cleaner from the mobile
  • Navigation: one of the best navigation systems for a robot vacuum cleaner
  • Operation: keep silent with a good suction power
  • Conclusion: Roborock has done it again, a complete cleaning robot for an adjusted price

Few changes, the Roborock style, is maintained

The Chinese manufacturer maintains in its Roborock S5 Max the general design lines that we saw in the analysis of the Roborock S6. Delivering a circular vacuum robot with a diameter of 350 mm and just over 80 mm high to its upper face.

The Roborock S5 Max that we are analyzing is the one that has a glossy white finish with a silver trim that highlights its contour. However, there is also a black finish version.

Its silhouette stands out as the characteristic tower in the upper part where the laser navigation system is housed. That adds a little more than 1 centimeter to the total height of the robot vacuum cleaner. Being able to hinder cleaning tasks under furniture, sofas, or beds. It gives us the feeling of the white finish. In addition to offering a modern and elegant appearance to the robot vacuum cleaner also helps to keep it clean – or at least it seems so. Since the model with the black finish could be a magnet for the dust.
Except for the mentioned tower of the navigation system. The upper face of the Roborock S5 Max we are analyzing maintains its minimalist appearance. It only highlights the presence of the device’s only two illuminated physical buttons.

One of them allows us to start or stop the cleaning tasks of the robot vacuum cleaner. While the other sends it directly back to its charging base.

These controls may seem too concise, but they are more than enough. Since the bulk of restrictions is found in your mobile app, we will discuss them in more detail later.

Looking more closely at the upper face, we discover a slight undulation at its edge. That lifts the lid, giving access to the removable tank with a capacity of 460 ml for the vacuum residues. The size of this tank is slightly smaller than that offered by its brother, the Roborock S6. Under this cover, we also find the LED that indicates the WiFi connection status and the reset button. And a cleaning accessory that will be very useful to keep the Roborock S5 Max always in perfect working order.

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When you look at the perimeter of the robot vacuum, we find the standard front bumper in which presence sensors are integrated in the front. However, as we will see in more detail in the navigation section. The uses of this bumper are instead testimonial since it does not. It seems to be as essential as in other robot vacuum cleaners.

Latest Sensors

The Roborock S5 Max we are testing has a side sensor on the rotating brush. This sensor will maintain the distance between the walls when the robot vacuum cleaner cleans the perimeter of the rooms.

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An external button facilitates the removal of the water tank without the need to lift or move the robot vacuum cleaner from its base. An additional feature with the mop installed under this tank. The container can remove easily when only the vacuum functions are used.
Suppose we turn the Roborock S5 Max at its base. We find six uneven perimeter sensors that prevent the robot vacuum from falling stairs. Or being able to detect dangerous unevenness in the ground.

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Few developments in the drive system because it maintains the same size. And the type of gearwheel that we saw in the Roborock S6. Its pivoting design, together with the wheel studs. Allows the Roborock S5 Max to overcome obstacles of up to 20 mm without significant problems. And easily “climb” even to thick carpets.

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Also few changes in the roller system since the Chinese manufacturer repeats the experience with its rotating silicone brush. And with the integration of a central roller in which the use of rubber. And bristles arranged in the form of an arrow combined.

With this system, the Roborock S5 Max obtains good results in cleaning the carpets. Thanks to the bristles and makes better use of the suction power on hard floors with rubber blades.

The Roborock S5 Max brings a few developments in the design field concerning its successful Roborock S6. If something works, why are you going to change it?

Remote Control of the robot vacuum cleaner from the mobile

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