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Roborock S8+ Review

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Roborock s8+ is adept at navigating living spaces and dealing with pet hair on carpets and boasts a long, nearly 4-hour battery life. It has a powerful 6000 Pa suction motor and a low noise level of about  64 dB, but misses a HEPA filter and has high maintenance costs.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The 2023 Roborock S8+ is a premium robot vacuum that comes with a smartphone app and autonomous navigation capabilities. One of the higher-end models in the Roborock lineup, it’s an upgrade over the base Roborock S8, including an auto-empty dock station. The S8+ has a twin-roller design that promises better carpet cleaning of pet hair and other debris. Navigation works via a front-facing camera and LIDAR system. It’s capable of following a pre-set pattern and avoiding obstacles. Battery life is rated at up to 180 minutes in the vacuum’s most efficient mode. Keep reading to learn more about the best vacuum cleaners or browse the best robot vacuums on the market today.

Consensus

our Verdict

The Roborock S8+ excels in navigation quality, adapting seamlessly to changing surfaces within your home. Its advanced mapping ensures efficient routes. It’s able to avoid unexpected obstacles even in low light courtesy of its LIDAR sensor and accurately spot debris thanks to its optical sensors. It also has an auto docking station that can hold up to 2.25 liters of debris.  The S8+ also has a 6000 Pa suction and clears 99% of debris and 100% of pet hair on hard floors.

Build quality is good, with a durable high-grade plastic shell and flexible rollers. Noise is a subdued 64 dB, and battery life is excellent, at 230 minutes on its “quiet” setting. The well-designed Roborock app and smart features enhance usability, although the cost of replacement parts adds up. The S8+ also lacks a HEPA filter and does a poor job of filtering out allergens.

Reason to Buy

  • Exceptional navigation and mapping
    • The Roborock S8+’s advanced mapping ensures efficient routes. It’s able to avoid unexpected obstacles even in low light courtesy of its LIDAR sensor and accurately spot debris thanks to its optical sensors.

  • Great cleaning performance
    • The Roborock S8+ excels at bare floors, picking up 99% of debris and 100% on carpets. It will pick up 87.6% of pet hair, courtesy of its 6000Pa suction power rating.

  • Long battery life
    • The Roborock S8+ has an exceptional 230-minute battery life, making it great for cleaning large spaces.

  • Low noise output
    • The S8+ has a fairly low noise output of only 64 dB, which places it in the top third of robovacs in our certified, tested list.

  • Large canister size
    • The docking station that the S8+ ships has a dirt bag that can hold up to 2.25 liters of debris. This is roughly a couple of weeks’ worth of dirt.

       

Reason to Avoid

  • No HEPA filter
    • The lack of a HEPA filter on the S8+ limits its ability to clear out allergens during cleaning.

  • High maintenance costs
    • The Roborock S8 is expensive to maintain, as its brush rolls need to be replaced every 6 to 12 months, its filter every 150 hours, and its mop cloth every 3 to 6 months.

Roborock S8+ Review Specs

Auto Docking & RechargingAuto Docking & RechargingYes
Bin CapacityBin Capacity0.1 gal
Carpet Height AdjustmentsCarpet Height Adjustments
Cleaning Path WidthCleaning Path Width6.7”
Cliff SensorCliff Sensor
Compatible Floor TypeCompatible Floor TypeAll floors
Corded/CordlessCorded/CordlessCordless
Filter TypeFilter TypeReusable
HypoallergenicHypoallergenicYes
Mop FeatureMop Feature
PetPetYes
Product WeightProduct Weight29.54 lbs
Room-by-Room navigationRoom-by-Room navigationYes
Self-EmptyingSelf-Emptying
Sensor TypeSensor Type
Smart AppSmart App
Vacuum TypeVacuum TypeRobotic
Wet And Dry UsageWet And Dry UsageYes
Works WithWorks With

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Test Results

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

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Market Context

The 2023 Roborock S8+ is a premium robot vacuum that comes with a smartphone app and autonomous navigation capabilities. One of the higher-end models in…

The 2023 Roborock S8+ is a premium robot vacuum that comes with a smartphone app and autonomous navigation capabilities. One of the higher-end models in the Roborock lineup, it’s an upgrade over the base Roborock S8, including an auto-empty dock station. The S8+ has a twin-roller design that promises better carpet cleaning of pet hair and other debris. Navigation works via a front-facing camera and LIDAR system. It’s capable of following a pre-set pattern and avoiding obstacles. Battery life is rated at up to 180 minutes in the vacuum’s most efficient mode. Keep reading to learn more about the best vacuum cleaners or browse the best robot vacuums on the market today.

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Compared to the Roborock Q7 Max+,  the Roborock S8+ is the more powerful option, as it has a higher suction power rating. As a result, it delivers better cleaning performance on most types of flooring despite being the more expensive alternative. That said, one of the best robot vacuums for tile floors, the S8+ has a more effective vibrating mop feature, helping it get rid of stains more easily. It also has a slightly lower noise output. See our Roborock Q7 Max+ review for more details.

Compared to the iRobot Roomba j7+, the Roborock S8+ has similar navigational capabilities and cleaning performance on hard floors, but the Roborock S8+ has an…

Compared to the iRobot Roomba j7+, the Roborock S8+ has similar navigational capabilities and cleaning performance on hard floors, but the Roborock S8+ has an additional LIDAR sensor that enables better obstacle avoidance in low light conditions. This makes it more effective at cleaning than the J7+ but at a higher price. The S8+ has a more powerful suction motor, but the Roomba j7+ does a better job of filtering out allergens thanks to its HEPA filter, which the S8+ doesn’t have. See our iRobot Roomba j7+ review for more details.

The iRobot Roomba i7+ has similar bare floor and low-pile carpet cleaning performance as the Roborock S8+ but lacks the Roborock’s mopping feature for dealing…

The iRobot Roomba i7+ has similar bare floor and low-pile carpet cleaning performance as the Roborock S8+ but lacks the Roborock’s mopping feature for dealing with wet messes and sophisticated LIDAR navigation. However, the Roomba i7+  has a built-in HEPA filter, which the S8+ lacks, making it better suited for those looking to avoid allergy triggers. Check out our iRobot Roomba i7+ review to learn more.

Compared to its predecessor, the S7 MaxV, the S8+ differs mainly in that it has a new dual-roller suction head and a slightly more powerful…

Compared to its predecessor, the S7 MaxV, the S8+ differs mainly in that it has a new dual-roller suction head and a slightly more powerful motor. The new model also has a higher suction force.

Auto Docking & Recharging

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bin Capacity

0.1 gal

0.12 gal

0.42 gal

2.5 L

0.11 gal

Carpet Height Adjustments

n/a

Unknown

Automatic

Manual

Cleaning Path Width

6.7”

7.8”

7"

Unknown

6.5”

Cliff Sensor

Yes

Yes

Unknown

Yes

Compatible Floor Type

All floors

Carpet, Hardwoods

Carpet, Hard Floors

All floors

All floors, Carpet, Hardwoods, Marble, Tile

Corded/Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

Cordless

Filter Type

Reusable

3-stage HEPA filtration, Replaceable, Reusable

High Efficiency Filter

HEPA

HEPA

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Expert Score

91

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True Score

88

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    43.37

    Category Trust Score

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