Xiaomi’s Roborock S50 has gained a good reputation as a smart vacuum cleaner robot for your home. Therefore, the company decided to upgrade its line of Roborock and released the third generation of the robot vacuum cleaner Xiaomi Roborock S55.
In this full review, we will look at all aspects of the new generation of robot vacuum cleaner Roborock S55, as well as its advantages and disadvantages.
At present, robot vacuum cleaners have proven themselves to be good helpers for your home. Although many people are afraid of buying such a robot because of the high price compared to conventional vacuum cleaners.
Robot vacuum cleaner new generation Roborock S55 Chinese manufacturer from Xiaomi walked around this step. While such robots of different competitors usually cost about a thousand dollars, the Xiaomi robot can be purchased for as low as $ 375.
Let’s move on to our testing and we will start with the technical specifications.
Xiaomi Roborock S55: Specifications
As with the previous generation of the Roborock line, the technical data remained almost unchanged. But the new generation has received some updates.
The suction power, battery life, dust collector capacity, and volume are absolutely comparable with competing for products that are significantly more expensive than Roborock – in some cases three times as expensive.
The suction power is 2000Pa, the battery capacity is 5200mAh, which is enough for 2.5 hours to work. The volume of a dust collector makes 480 ml. The volume of the vacuum cleaner ranges from 66 to 75 dB. Below you can see more detailed information of specs on the table.
|Xiaomi Roborock S55:||Specifications|
|Noise:||less than 75dB|
|Dust Box Capacity:||480ml and 140ml|
|Cleaning Modes:||Edge, Spot, Planning|
|Charging time:||200-350 mins|
|Operating time:||about 2.5 hours|
|Dimensions:||353 x 350 x 96 mm|
Xiaomi Roborock S55: Unboxing and Packaging
The robot vacuum cleaner Roborock S55 came to us in two boxes, of which one transport protective, the second is already factory box.
Inside the box, we found the following components – a robot vacuum cleaner, power adapter, charging dock station, water tank, two cloth rags for cleaning floors, and instructions in English.
We really liked the good configuration, and all the components were stacked qualitatively and in separate boxes. Let’s move on to the look of the new generation Roborock S55.
Xiaomi Roborock S55: Design and Appearance
The previous generation was white, the new robot vacuum cleaner Roborock S55 in the test received a glossy black color. But other elements remained almost unchanged.
All parts are assembled with high quality and I did not find any complaints about the build quality.
As for the size and weight of the device? Xiaomi Roborock S55 received 353 x 350 x 96 mm and 3.5 kg.
All other design elements are the same as the Roborock S50. From above, we see 3 control buttons and a tower with a 360-degree LDS laser distance sensor.
I want to say at once that any vacuum cleaner will have a poor orientation in space without this tower since with it the robot vacuum cleaner does the calculations and the house cleaning work is much more efficient and productive. Therefore, when buying it is worth paying attention to this element.
On the side faces of the robot cleaner, you can also find various sensors that will protect against falling from a height or other obstacles.
At the bottom of the Xiaomi Roborock S55 in our analisis got one brush for collecting trash. Yes, this may not be enough, but according to the manufacturer, one brush will suffice for such a suction power. But we will check later in our tests.
Also here we found a roller spinning brush for garbage collection in the container.
Two rubber wheels and they are sliding under the springs to overcome obstacles, so the clearance will be about 2 cm.
The attachments for the wet-cleaning container are also located below the robot with the Roborock S55 vacuum cleaner.
As you can see, the design of the new generation Xiaomi Roborock S55 is similar to the Roborock S50. But as the manufacturer claims, the new robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with a large number of sensors, so cleaning will be much better. We will check this later in this article.
Xiaomi Roborock S55: Using
During commissioning, the robot connects to a wireless network Wi-Fi and is controlled by the corresponding application on the smartphone. As a rule, the robot becomes active when no one is home. If you come home in the evening, all the floors are clean.
At the end of the cleaning or when the battery is discharged, the Roborock S55 automatically searches for its charging station and charges the battery.
Once the robot does its job, you can simply empty the trash bin. It is easy to clean the water container and the filter: just clean it with the supplied brush and rinse with water.
Suction power satisfactory. Especially with an empty container for collecting garbage. It also surprises me how much dust a small robot finds in a relatively clean apartment.
Xiaomi Roborock S55: MiHome application
The MiHome application serves as a remote control for the smart home for Xiaomi devices, one of which is the Roborock S55.
On the main page of the application are the main features that are understandable and do not require explanation. In the submenu you will find timers, general settings, care instructions, user manual, cleaning history, and remote control for manual control. The cleaning process can be started manually or preprogrammed using the timer function.
Xiaomi Roborock S55 itself is connected to Wifi. Also, it can independently receive software updates. Thus, the robot can also be controlled remotely, and the cleaning can be started or suspended.
Xiaomi Roborock S55: Navigation
Xiaomi Roborock S55 is equipped with numerous sensors that allow it to effectively move around the house. A laser distance sensor (LDS) scans the environment to get an idea of places. In addition, there are shock sensors and others. There are also two “breakage sensors” and they ensure that the Roborock S55 does not fall down the stairs.
When I watched a vacuum cleaner while I was cleaning it, it seems that it really moves reasonably and efficiently around the apartment. Even when it comes to avoiding obstacles, the Roborock S55 in the test seems to have the necessary grip. Several times I deliberately sent the robot to the abyss, but each time the corresponding sensors were triggered so that the device would not break.
If you start the cleaning process, the robot will move along the walls to get an idea of the rooms. As soon as the Roborock S55 received information, it begins to divide the entire area into areas, and then remove them in a zigzag fashion. The app draws a cleaning map to show which areas have already been cleaned and where the robot is currently located.
If necessary, you can use a special sensor to draw a virtual border, for which the Roborock S55 will go well.
Xiaomi Roborock S55: Testing
Xiaomi Roborock S55 is also able to clear certain areas. For example, you can start cleaning only in the area around the dining table and without having to tidy up the whole apartment. The selection of zones for cleaning occurs through the map in the application.
The selection of cleaning zones is drawn by a rectangle on the already created room plan. Then Roborock S55 removed only the selected zone in our analisis.
In addition to the cleaning functions of the robot vacuum cleaner, wet cleaning is also present. For this, a water tank and a cleaning cloth are installed on the underside of the device.
Like all robot vacuum cleaners, the Xiaomi Roborock S55 does not have the perfect cleaning in hard or hard-to-reach places. There will always be hard angles that the robot cannot reach. During our test of the Roborock S55, the robot is surprisingly off-road. Thresholds or other obstacles it can easily pass.
In general, all cleaning is performed almost perfectly and with wet cleaning, different surfaces will be clean after work.
The bottom line is that the Roborock S55 can thoroughly clean surfaces, collect dust and, in addition, wipe it.
Xiaomi Roborock S55: Conclusions and Reviews
In general, the new third generation of the Roborock range is almost the same from the previous one.
A large number of sensors and software provide efficient and fast navigation, and the cleaning function makes the Xiaomi Roborock S55 robot different from many competing products.
Using the developed application Roborock S55, you can easily and quickly manage and control.
In general, the Roborock S55 helps a lot when cleaning an apartment, and a good price as for a vacuum cleaner robot is not too high.
Xiaomi Roborock S55: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Xiaomi Roborock S55 you can not find on the main domestic electronics markets. In the Chinese stores, the robot vacuum cleaner Roborock S55 can be bought at an interesting price of about $375.
As for a modern vacuum cleaner robot with a black design and lots of functions and sensors, it will allow you to simplify your housework and cleaning the apartment will become much easier.