The first generation of the robot cleaner from the company Xiaomi has received a good reputation because of the ratio of price and quality of cleaning. Therefore, the manufacturer has released an updated model called Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s in our review.
I would also like to remind you that we tested one of the latest flagship models of the robot vacuum cleaner called the Roborock S6. You can read the review here.
Mi Robot 1s robot vacuum cleaner compared to the Roborock S6 series does not have a wet cleaning, but otherwise, it is almost the same device. We will take a closer look at the review below.
The price for Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s is $325, which is slightly higher than the first generation. Now the price for Xiaomi MI Robot is $281.
For this money, you will get an improved robot vacuum cleaner Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s with lots of additional sensors and powerful suction power of 2000 Pa. Other specifications remained unchanged, for example, the battery capacity of 5200 mAh, 420 ml capacity of the dumpster, and the dimensions have not changed much.
We will not delay; we will begin our test and review of the Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s vacuum cleaner with unpacking.
Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s: Specifications
|Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s:||Specifications|
|Noise:||less than 55dB|
|Dust Box Capacity:||420ml|
|Cleaning Modes:||Edge, Spot, Planning|
|Charging time:||200 mins|
|Operating time:||about 2.5 hours|
|Dimensions:||350 x 350 x 96.5 mm|
Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s: Unboxing
As for the box, it received a similar design as the first generation of the smart robot vacuum cleaner. This is the same box with a vacuum cleaner pattern on the front side.
On the side, I see the technical specs of a robot vacuum cleaner in Chinese.
Inside the box, I found the following items, such as a charging cable for the station, documentation completely in Chinese, a comb for cleaning the air filter and cleaning hair.
Below the cardboard partition lies a vacuum cleaner and a charging station in cellophane packaging.
At this stage, we are finished, but now I would like to talk about appearance.
Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s: Design and Appearance
Thus, Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s in our test is made of white matte plastic with a slightly reflective surface. The same material is used in almost all models of robot vacuums from Xiaomi.
On top of the case, there are two control buttons: fast cleaning or the way to the charging station.
Next, to the buttons, there is a black peephole with a camera or as the manufacturer calls it a visual sensor. It contributes to improved cleaning in your home and additionally works with a laser navigation system.
As in the previous generation, the laser system is located on a protruding tower in the upper part of the body. Thanks to two sensors, the robot vacuum cleaner makes a more accurate cleaning with the recognition of the doorway and other elements in the house.
The weight remained unchanged and the Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s weighs 3.8 kilograms. The diameter of the bit increased and is 35 centimeters, and the height – 9.6 centimeters.
As you can see, the dimensions are rather big, so there is a chance that the robot vacuum cleaner Mi Robot 1s will not fall under all the furniture.
On the front of the Xiaomi is a radar and loudspeaker, which emulates sympathetic Chinese sounds when the robot starts and stops.
Also throughout the body, there are 12 sensors, such as lidar, gyroscope, obstacle detection, electronic compass, crashes, collisions, gyroscope, visual, fan speed sensor, odometer, and others.
The dust container is located under the top lid and holds only 0.42 liters. It is removed and washed very easily.
The package includes a charging station where the Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s in our analisis can charge itself. The battery of the robot has a capacity of 5200 mAh. Xiaomi is able to work in a range of 2.5 hours.
At the bottom of the robot is nothing new. Mi Robot 1s has two large spring-loaded rubber wheels. In the center, there is an orange-colored turbo brush, a rotating brush and a small wheel that rotates 360 degrees.
As for the design, I told everything, now I want to talk about the performance of the updated vacuum cleaner robot.
Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s: Performance
Since this is an improved version of the Mi Robot 1s model in the test, the performance is slightly improved compared to the first generation. The suction power has 2000 Pa and was 1800 Pa in the first gen.
As I already wrote, the battery life is about 2.5 hours or 250 square meters of cleaning. If the battery is low, the robot automatically goes to the charging station and will continue cleaning after charging.
Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s reaches a noise level of 50-55 dB. This is just the average value of the tested devices and is especially acceptable given the performance.
It is also worth noting that all processes are performed by a quad-core Cortex-A35 processor. According to the manufacturer, the processor increases by 40% performance and 10% less power consumption.
Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s: Application and Quality of Cleaning
Instead of the remote control, use the Mi Home app. Like any other model of Xiaomi vacuum cleaning robot, the connection is simple and intuitive.
The first thing to register is if you don’t have a Mi Home account yet. Next, provide a Wifi password and follow a few simple steps to sync.
In the main menu of the application, everything is also intuitive and simple too. From the above, I see how much space is removed, the percentage of the battery level and the time of cleaning.
Below is a schematic map and on it, you can see the plan of your apartment. Also here you can see the location of the robot and even remotely watch how it moves during cleaning.
From the interesting, in the application on the map, you can select the square, where the vacuum cleaner is forbidden to clean, for example, there are scattered toys or other things. Simply put a barrier.
In addition, you can choose from four cleaning modes, such as quiet, balanced, turbo and maximum.
Yes, as in the previous version, you can set a timer when to start cleaning, time and day of the week.
As for manual control? Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s is able to clean up also manually through the application. You can control yourself with a joystick or control buttons.
To check the suction power of the robot vacuum cleaner Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s, it must prove itself in our performance test. To do this, we scatter 140 g of oatmeal and sand on our site of 2 square meters.
Half of the area consists of hard flooring, the other with a low carpet. Mi Robot 1s cleans for eight minutes automatically in the test. We measured the volume and the result was expected – 135 g of garbage.
Of course, cleaning is not 100% clean, but it is really efficient and productive, compared to cheaper models of vacuum cleaning robots.
During our testing during the week, I did not notice any problems, the cleaning at the appointed time was excellent.
As I already mentioned, there is no wet cleaning in this model. The company Xiaomi has other models of vacuum cleaners with the presence of wet cleaning, so here the emphasis is on dry cleaning and an effective cleaning algorithm.
The drawbacks, of course, are also present, for example, cleaning in the corners is a common problem of most vacuum cleaners including Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s.
Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s: Conclusions and Reviews
The updated model of the robot vacuum cleaner Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s in our review showed itself from the positive side.
Indeed, since this is the next generation, it has received a number of improvements, such as a 2000 Pa suction force, quick and efficient cleaning thanks to additional sensors. Special attention is paid to – a visual sensor in the form of a camera.
An improved processor that increased process performance by up to 40% and reduced power consumption by up to 10%.
The improved user interface in the application makes it easy to manage and install barriers, cleaning time and more.
The battery life has not changed much, but thanks to new cleaning algorithms, work efficiency has increased by 13% compared with the first generation.
Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now you can order and buy the Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s robot vacuum cleaner at a low and competitive price of just $325.
Thanks to the successful appearance and good performance, the new robot vacuum cleaner Xiaomi Mi Robot 1s will be able to become your best friend in cleaning your home or apartment.