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Roborock Q7 Max+ Review

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The Roborock Q7 Max+ has many features for its price: powerful cleaning, 3-hour battery life, and LIDAR mapping. A good value for the tech-obsessed, but caveats include the recurring cost of bags and the lack of  HEPA filtration for allergens.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Roborock Q7 Max+ is a premium robot vacuum released in late 2022, with a self-emptying dock and sophisticated autonomous navigation. It uses LIDAR as well as optical sensors and features smart mapping capability with virtual walls and no-go zones. 

It uses the Roborock smartphone app and also features onboard controls. Like many of the best vacuum cleaners, the Q7 Max+ has an all-rubber roller and side brush, plus a mopping attachment with replaceable mopping pads. Its suction motor is rated for 4200 Pa. It has a 5200 mAh battery and an advertised 3-hour run time. Keep reading to learn more, or browse the best robot vacuums.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Roborock Q7 Max+ excels in navigation with lidar technology assisting in mapping and obstacle avoidance. In-app navigation features work well, including virtual no-go zones, no-mop zones, and invisible walls. Cleaning performance is impressive, with tests showing up to 99% debris removal on hard floors and low-pile carpeting, though it removes just 56% from high-pile carpet. 

Battery life is a strong suit, with 230 minutes on its “quiet” setting. The well-designed Roborock app and smart features enhance usability, although the cost of replacement parts can add up. Noise is a subdued 65 dB peak. Like most Roborock vacuums, the Q7 Max+ lacks a HEPA filter and does a poor job of filtering out allergens. The suction power is tested at 4200 Pa, about average for a mid-level robot vacuum.

Reason to Buy

  • Excellent mapping capabilities with lidar technology
  • Simultaneous mopping and vacuuming for thorough cleaning
  • Tested 99% dirt pickup on low carpeting
  • Lengthy battery life of over 180 minutes
  • Self-emptying dock for hassle-free maintenance
  • Customizable no-go zones, virtual walls, and water-flow control

Reason to Avoid

  • Lacks a built-in HEPA filter and doesn’t remove allergens
  • No sonic mopping feature for deeper stain removal
  • Mopping performance on tough stains might be subpar
  • Less powerful than other Roborock premium models
  • Lacks automatic water tank refilling

Roborock Q7 Max+ Review Specs

Auto Docking & RechargingAuto Docking & RechargingYes
BaglessBaglessYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.12 gal
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height Adjustmentsn/a
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width7.8”
Cliff SensorCliff SensorYes
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeCarpet, Hardwoods
Cord LengthCord LengthCordless
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCordless
Filter TypeFilter Type3-stage HEPA filtration, Replaceable, Reusable
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
Mop FeatureMop Feature
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight25.79 lbs
Room-by-Room navigationRoom-by-Room navigation
Self-EmptyingSelf-EmptyingYes
Sensor TypeSensor Type
Smart AppSmart App
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeRobotic
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri

All Specs

Test Results

Bare Floor Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)99
Carpet Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)46.25
Pet Hair Performance (% of Debris Cleaned)81.66
Noise level (dB)65.6
Battery Life (Minutes)160

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Market Context

The Roborock Q7 Max+ is a premium robot vacuum released in late 2022, with a self-emptying dock and sophisticated autonomous navigation. It uses LIDAR as…

The Roborock Q7 Max+ is a premium robot vacuum released in late 2022, with a self-emptying dock and sophisticated autonomous navigation. It uses LIDAR as well as optical sensors and features smart mapping capability with virtual walls and no-go zones. 

It uses the Roborock smartphone app and also features onboard controls. Like many of the best vacuum cleaners, the Q7 Max+ has an all-rubber roller and side brush, plus a mopping attachment with replaceable mopping pads. Its suction motor is rated for 4200 Pa. It has a 5200 mAh battery and an advertised 3-hour run time. Keep reading to learn more, or browse the best robot vacuums.

Compared to the Roborock S8+, the Q7 Max+ differs mainly in that it has a simpler roller design with a single roller floor head instead…

Compared to the Roborock S8+, the Q7 Max+ differs mainly in that it has a simpler roller design with a single roller floor head instead of the flagship S8+’s dual roller. It also has a slightly less powerful suction motor, with 4200 Pa instead of 5000 Pa, but the tested airflow is almost the same, with about 300-400 Pa of actual suction. However, the top-of-the-line S8+ delivers better cleaning performance on most types of flooring. The Q7 Max + shares most of the S8+’s features but lacks a vibrating mop. See our Roborock S8+ review for more details.  

In comparison to the Roborock S7 MaxV, the Q7 Max+ has similar vacuuming capacity on hard floors but somewhat lower tested maximum suction, with .03…

In comparison to the Roborock S7 MaxV, the Q7 Max+ has similar vacuuming capacity on hard floors but somewhat lower tested maximum suction, with .03 kPa reaching the ground, while the S7 MaxV manages .1 kPa. The S7 MaxV has a more powerful suction motor, 5100 Pa total, vs. the Q7’s 4200 Pa. The Q7 Max has the same 5200 mAh battery and a similar 230-minute tested run time but lacks some of the S7 MaxV’s features including color cameras and a vibrating mop.

See our Roborock S7 MaxV review to learn more.

The iRobot Roomba i7+ differs from the Roborock Q7 Max+ in that it lacks the Q7’s LIDAR-assisted navigation and smart mapping capabilities but does a…

The iRobot Roomba i7+ differs from the Roborock Q7 Max+ in that it lacks the Q7’s LIDAR-assisted navigation and smart mapping capabilities but does a better job filtering out allergens because it has a built-in HEPA filter. The iRobot Roomba i7+ has a shorter tested battery life, with around 180 minutes, compared to the Roborock’s overachieving 233-minute run time. For another alternative, see our Yeedi Vac Station review.  

Auto Docking & Recharging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bagless

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.12 gal

0.1 gal

0.11 gal

2.5 L

Carpet Height Adjustments

n/a

Manual

Automatic

Cleaning Path Width

7.8”

6.7”

6.5”

Unknown

Cliff Sensor

Yes

Yes

Unknown

Compatible Floor Type

Carpet, Hardwoods

All floors

All floors, Carpet, Hardwoods, Marble, Tile

All floors

Cord Length

Cordless

Cordless

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

86

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Score

    62
    The Roborock Q7 Max is very good for bare floors. Its mopping feature is quite… read more

    By:

    Dagobiet Morales Alfaro
  • Digital Trends
    67.88

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Q-Series is supposed to be more affordable, and many Roborock Q models are reasonably… read more

    By:

    Erika Rawes
  • The Gadgeteer
    38.16

    Category Trust Score

    NR
    The Roborock Q7 Max+ is a fantastic robotic vacuum. If you’ve given up on them… read more

    By:

    Brooke Hall
  • Techhive
    43.37

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Roborock Q7 Max+ is a capable mopping robot vacuum that will help you maintain… read more

    By:

    Michael Ansaldo

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