Comparing the features of the Xiaomi robot vacuum and Samsung PowerBot R9040.
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When I first saw the PowerBot I though it could challenge the Roomba or Neato in terms of navigation since it had an on board camera that it relied on to move around.
But as I tested this vacuum, I found out that it was more Roomba 800 than 900.
Yes, it did not go in a random direction and it had a predictable cleaning pattern but it went along it’s cleaning cycle like the Roomba 860 – until the battery runs low then it goes back to the charging station.
While it is a very good product, I feel that the price point is a little bit too steep.
For around more than $100 less you have access to more advanced features with the Xiaomi robot vacuum. It has the same S.L.A.M. based navigation found in the Neato BotVac Connected and Roomba 980.
Based on this test I did, it is far more efficient and even with the narrower beater bar, it’ll perform better.
Special thanks to my brother Geoffred for lending me the Samsung PowerBot he bought in Amazon.