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Roborock Q5+ Review

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The Roborock Q5+ offers great cleaning performance on both hard floors and carpets, with low noise and an impressive 180-minute battery life. While it lacks mopping and object avoidance, it’s worth the money if you prioritize efficient vacuuming.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Roborock Q5+ was announced in early 2022 as a mid-range robot vacuum cleaner with a max suction power rating of 2700Pa, a long 180-minute runtime, and compatibility with Alexa for voice commands. It uses Lidar navigation with 3D mapping, and its app allows users to set up cleaning schedules or virtual barriers. Like most of the best vacuum cleaners, the Q5+ has a sizeable 470ml dustbin, but it doesn’t handle wet messes. Check out the best robot vacuums for alternatives that do. It has a large 2.5-liter dust bag inside its self-emptying base station. The Robovac also has a 2cm climbing ability for quickly getting over carpets.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Roborock Q5+ lacks obstacle avoidance, but it does have LIDAR navigation with 3D mapping as well as support for a scheduled cleaning. Its cliff sensor has been criticized as inaccurate as it is often triggered by high-pile carpets. The user-friendly app enhances its appeal, allowing users to map multiple rooms and floor types. Build quality is good, with durable plastics, but it lacks a HEPA filter. Cleaning performance is 99.95% on hardwood floors and 97.5% on carpets, placing it in the top 10% of robovacs in its category.

Battery life is great for a mid-range robot vacuum: up to three hours on a full charge. Charging takes around 250 minutes. Noise is a competitive 66.2 dB. This model is a good value if you prioritize vacuuming performance and don’t require mopping or complete autonomy. It also has a 2700 Pa suction power rating.

Reason to Buy

  • Excellent cleaning performance
    • The Roborock Q5+ picks up 99.95% of debris on bare floors and 97.5% of dirt on carpets, and this performance places it in the top 10% of vacuum cleaners in its category.

  • Long battery life
    • The Roborock Q5+ lasts up to 3 hours on a single charge, which is higher than the average robot vacuum cleaner and great for large areas.

  • Quiet operation
    • The Roborock Q5+ has a fairly low 66.2 dB noise output, placing it in the top third ranking of the quietest robovacs on our tested list.

Reason to Avoid

  • Below-par navigation abilities
    • The Roborock Q5+’s use of Lidar navigation allows for precise 3D mapping of the cleaning area for more proficient cleaning. However, it doesn’t have an obstacle avoidance feature, and its cliff sensor tends to get triggered when navigating high pile carpets.

  • Can’t clean wet messes
    • The Roborock Q5+ cannot clear up wet messes, as it does not have a mopping function.

  • No HEPA filter
    • The cleaning effectiveness of the Q5+ could have been higher if it had a HEPA filter.

Roborock Q5+ Review Specs

Auto Docking & RechargingAuto Docking & RechargingYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity2.5 L
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height AdjustmentsAutomatic
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width6.5”
Cliff SensorCliff SensorYes
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeBare Floor, Carpet
Filter TypeFilter TypeHEPA
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
Mop FeatureMop Feature
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight7.5 lbs
Room-by-Room navigationRoom-by-Room navigationYes
Self-EmptyingSelf-EmptyingYes
Sensor TypeSensor TypeSensient
Smart AppSmart AppRoborock
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)99.95
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)97.5
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)0
Noise level (dB)66.2
Battery Life (Minutes)0

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Market Context

The Roborock Q5+ was announced in early 2022 as a mid-range robot vacuum cleaner with a max suction power rating of 2700Pa, a long 180-minute…

The Roborock Q5+ was announced in early 2022 as a mid-range robot vacuum cleaner with a max suction power rating of 2700Pa, a long 180-minute runtime, and compatibility with Alexa for voice commands. It uses Lidar navigation with 3D mapping, and its app allows users to set up cleaning schedules or virtual barriers. Like most of the best vacuum cleaners, the Q5+ has a sizeable 470ml dustbin, but it doesn’t handle wet messes. Check out the best robot vacuums for alternatives that do. It has a large 2.5-liter dust bag inside its self-emptying base station. The Robovac also has a 2cm climbing ability for quickly getting over carpets.

Because of its lack of mopping functionality, the Roborock Q5+ cannot handle wet messes. The Roborock Q7 Max+, on the other hand, can and has…

Because of its lack of mopping functionality, the Roborock Q5+ cannot handle wet messes. The Roborock Q7 Max+, on the other hand, can and has a water tank, which is missing on the Roborock Q5+. This makes the Q7 Max+ a much better pick for all-round cleaning. The Q7 Max+ also has a slightly longer battery life and a more powerful suction force for more efficient cleaning.

Unfortunately, the Roborock Q5+ misses out on an anti-allergen HEPA filter, the default filter used by the iRobot Roomba J7+. However, the Q5+ has a…

Unfortunately, the Roborock Q5+ misses out on an anti-allergen HEPA filter, the default filter used by the iRobot Roomba J7+. However, the Q5+ has a LIDAR sensor that can quickly map out the cleaning area faster than the Roomba J7+, which uses an onboard camera to do the same. This makes the J7+ more efficient at cleaning. The J7+ is also a better pick for cleaning large spaces faster since it has a larger dirt compartment. However, the Q5+ has a longer runtime compared to the Roomba J7+.

The Roborock Q5+ has a longer runtime than that of the iRobot Roomba S9+. Also worth noting is that while both the S9+ and the…

The Roborock Q5+ has a longer runtime than that of the iRobot Roomba S9+. Also worth noting is that while both the S9+ and the Q5+ cannot handle wet messes, the Q5+ allows owners to set up virtual walls for the robot to limit its movement, while the S9+ does not. Still, if you’re interested, we’ve looked into the S9+ in our iRobot Roomba S9 9550 review.

Auto Docking & Recharging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

2.5 L

0.12 gal

0.42 gal

0.11 gal

Carpet Height Adjustments

Automatic

n/a

Unknown

Yes

Cleaning Path Width

6.5”

7.8”

7"

9.5"

Cliff Sensor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Compatible Floor Type

Bare Floor, Carpet

Carpet, Hardwoods

Carpet, Hard Floors

Carpet, Hard Floors

Filter Type

HEPA

3-stage HEPA filtration, Replaceable, Reusable

High Efficiency Filter

HEPA

Hypoallergenic

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Best Cordless Vacuum Guide
    79.65

    Category Trust Score

    93
    The Roborock Q5+ is an excellent alternative to the more expensive Roborock self-emptying options like… read more

    By:

    Garrick Dee
  • Techhive
    43.37

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Roborock Q5+ is a high-performing, auto-emptying robot vacuum, but its inability to recognize when… read more

    By:

    Michael Ansaldo
  • Android Police
    60.53

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Roborock Q5+ splits the difference between entry-level vacuums and the ultra-premium versions priced at… read more

    By:

    Ryan Whitwam
  • Wired
    31.76

    Category Trust Score

    90
    Simple and easy to use. App is easy to navigate. Incredibly accurate and reliable. Can… read more

    By:

    Adrienne So
  • Spy.com
    14.38

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    PROS: Vacuums wonderfully., Adjustable suction levels means adjustable noise levels., Self-empty station works well., Long… read more

    By:

    Erin Lawrence

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