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Eufy vs. Roomba: Side-by-Side Comparison

If you’re in the market for a robot vacuum, chances are, you have likely heard of Eufy vs. Roomba. Roomba is well known for a long history of successful robot vacuums.

Eufy may not have as many models under its proverbial belt, but if you’re looking for a value-packed competitor to the Roomba name, Eufy may be a good fit.

Which is right for you? Let’s dive in and find out.

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Eufy vs. Roomba Comparison Chart

PRODUCT DETAILS

High Suction

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Eufy RoboVac 30 C MAX
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Boundaries: Physical Strips
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Self-Empty

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Roomba S9+
  • Run Time: 75 mins (with Recharge & Resume)
  • Boundaries: In-app
  • Navigation: Digital Mapping
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High Suction

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Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Self-Empty

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Roomba i7+
  • Run Time: 75 mins (with Recharge & Resume)
  • Boundaries: In-app
  • Navigation: Digital Mapping
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No WiFi

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Eufy RoboVac 12
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Great Value

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Roomba e5
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Budget Choice

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Eufy RoboVac 11
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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On-board Camera

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Roomba 960
  • Run Time: 75 mins (with Recharge & Resume)
  • Boundaries: Infrared Wall
  • Navigation: Obstacle Detection
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Remote Control

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Eufy RoboVac 11S
  • Run Time: 100 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Budget Choice

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Roomba 675
  • Run Time: 90 mins
  • Boundaries: None
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
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Eufy vs. Roomba: The Differences

The Eufy lineup includes:

The Roomba lineup includes:

Note: This does not include every model from each company, but for the sake of simplicity and clarity, we’ve decided to highlight the 5 most popualr models from each brand.

Best Model Recommendations

Depending on what exactly you’re looking for, Eufy and Roomba may both have models that suit your needs. Here are some quick highlights:

Best Performance

Eufy RoboVac 30C MAX
  • Run Time: Up to 100 mins
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
  • Suction: 2000 Pa
  • Dust Bin: 0.6L
  • Price: $$
Roomba S9+
  • Run Time: Recharge & Resume
  • Navigation: Digital Mapping
  • Suction: 2500 Pa
  • Dust Bin: Self-Emptying
  • Price: $$$

For the best performance from each brand, we have to highlight the Eufy 30C MAX and the Roomba S9+. Although their specs have quite a few differences, these are the upper echelon robots from each collection.

Advantages of the Roomba S9+ over the 30C MAX include: digital mapping, self-emptying dust bin, and advanced navigation.

Advantages of the Eudy 30C boil down to basically just the price.

HONORABLE MENTION: Roomba i7+ (basically a less expensive and slightly less featured version of the S9+)

Best Value

Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX
  • Run Time: Up to 100 mins
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
  • Suction: 2000 Pa
  • Dust Bin: 0.6L
  • Price: $$
Roomba E5
  • Run Time: Up to 90 mins
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
  • Suction: 1700 Pa
  • Dust Bin: 0.5L
  • Price: $$

For the best bang for your buck, we’ve got to give it to the Eufy Robovac 12 or the Roomba e5. The Roomba e5 has better navigation and cleaning performance, but the Eufy still has good suction and a better bottom dollar.

HONORABLE MENTION: Eufy RoboVac 12 or Roomba 960

Best Budget

Eufy RoboVac 11S
  • Run Time: Up to 100 mins
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
  • Suction: 1300pa
  • Dust Bin: 0.6L
  • Price: $
Roomba 675
  • Run Time: Up to 90 mins
  • Navigation: Bump + Continue
  • Suction: 600 Pa
  • Dust Bin: 0.3L
  • Price: $

If the price tag is the most important, Eufy is likely the best option as many of their models fall in the budget tier. For a Roomba that hits the same price point, I would recommend the Roomba 675.

It still has wifi connectivity and solid cleaning performance, but uses a bristle style brushroll (a step down from the updated rubberized brushroll no newer Roombas).

HONORABLE MENTION: Eufy RoboVac 11

The Models

Here’s a quick breakdown of each model and how it compares. Scroll to learn about them all or click the links below to jump right to the specific model you’d like to read about.

Roomba S9+

The Roomba S9+ is one of the most advanced robot vacuums we’ve seen on the market. It has advanced features like top-of-the-line navigation as well as a self-emptying dust bin.

Roomba S9+ plus robot vacuum
Roomba S9+

Other stand-out features include advanced digital mapping, excellent navigation, digital keep-out zones, scheduling, incredible suction, and more. It’s easily the most advanced and high-end robot vacuum we’ve tested to date.

  • Dimensions: 12.25″ x 3.5″ H
  • Run Time: 75 minutes + Recharge & Resume technology
  • Weight: 8.15 lbs.

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Pros

  • D-shaped body style makes it easier to clean in corners and along edges
  • 40X the suction power of older Roombas (ex: Roomba 600 series)
  • Self-empty dust bin

Cons

  • Very high price point

Click here to read the full review for the Roomba S9+.

Eufy RoboVac 30C MAX

The Eufy 30C MAX is a top-performing robot in the Eufy collection. As a “MAX” model, it offers higher suction power (2000 Pa) compared to standard RoboVac models.

Eufy 30C robot vacuum cleaning

In addition to powerful suction, the 30C Max also offers scheduled cleaning, WiFi connectivity (with optional Amazon controls), and advanced sensors for drop detection and obstacle avoidance.

  • Dimensions: 11″ x 2.85″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 100 minutes
  • Weight: 5.95 lbs

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Pros

  • Improved suction power, up to 2000 Pa, and automatically adjusts suction based on floor type
  • Includes physical boundary strips
  • Wifi connectivity for easy remote control

Cons

  • Requires physical boundary for zoned or custom cleaning cycle

Roomba i7+

The Roomba i7+ is a powerful robot that is wifi compatible and has great suction power. Advanced navigation keeps this robot cleaning in straighter lines and with digital mapping so you’ll know where it’s been when the cycle is finished.

Roomba i7+ Robot Vacuum
Roomba i7 robot vacuum

Similar to the S9+ model, the Roomba i7+ also comes with a self-emptying dust bin for less maintenance. If you want the savings instead of the new feature, you can opt for the S9 or the i7 models without the “+” and receive the exact same vacuum, but with the simpler docking station.

The self-emptying dust bin can be purchased separately if you have regrets later and want to upgrade.

  • Dimensions: 13.3″ diameter x 3.6″ H
  • Run Time: 75 minutes + Recharge & Resume technology
  • Weight: 7.4 pounds

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Pros

  • Long run time and offers the Recharge and Resume feature for easy charging in the middle of a cleaning cycle
  • Self-emptying dustbin when you opt for the i7+ model
  • Extremely impressive cleaning performance on all floor types

Cons

  • Expensive compared to other robot vacuums, especially those in the Eufy lineup
  • The i7+ model will require replacement dust bags, which is an additional maintenance cost.

Click here to read the full review of the Roomba i7+.

Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX

The Eufy 15C MAX offers more suction power than non “MAX” models. It has a variety of cleaning modes, wifi connectivity, and in-app controls.

The dust bin holds up to 0.6L of debris which is larger than comparable Roomba dust bins (ie: Roomba 675 or the Roomba e5).

Eufy RoboVac 15C MAX robot vacuum cleaning

The navigation is basic and it will run in a random pattern, bumping into items and continuing in a different direction.

The methods are a bit sporadic, but it can still get the job done.

  • Dimensions: 12.8″ diameter x 2.85″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 100 minutes
  • Weight: 5.95 pounds

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Pros

  • Good suction power, more than the 11S or Roomba 675
  • Long run time
  • Wifi compatible / Amazon Alexa enabled

Cons

  • Does not include boundary strips
  • Drastically decreased run time when used on MAX mode

Roomba e5

The Roomba e5 is a part of the Roomba e Series and serves as a budget option for people who want a newer flagship model, but without the high price tag.

It has wifi connectivity, Alexa control, simpler navigation, great cleaning performance, and the newer style filter like the i7 and S9 models.

Roomba e5 cleaning cereal on hardwood floor
Roomba e5 robot vacuum

One disadvantage of the e5 is that it lacks digital mapping and advanced navigation. It will bump around obstacles and continue instead of intelligently mapping them.

But that being said, Eufy robots will navigate the same way so it’s not really a factor in this comparison.

  • Dimensions: 13.3″ diameter x 3.6″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 90 minutes
  • Weight: 7.2 pounds
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Pros

  • Still has a long 90-minute run time
  • Excellent cleaning performance on all floor types
  • Wifi connectivity for easy scheduled cycles, voice control, or control while on-the-go

Cons

  • No on-board camera, which can mean less advanced navigation
  • No Recharge & Resume feature

Click here to read the full review of the Roomba e5.

Eufy RoboVac 12

The Eufy RoboVac 12 is the updated version to the RoboVac 11 Series. It offers 1500 Pa of suction power which is more than the 11S (1300 Pa), but less than the 15C MAX (2000 Pa).

Eufy RoboVac 12 robot vacuum

It has four different cleaning modes and comes with a remote control to easily make adjustments during a cleaning cycle. You can also schedule cleaning cycles, but keep in mind, all cycles must run at the same time every day of the week.

NOTE: For custom cleanings that run on different times on different days, refer to the Eufy 30C / 30C MAX.

One thing it lacks is wifi connectivity. If you want to control the vacuum directly from your smartphone see digital mapping reports, the Eufy 12 may not be a good option for you.

  • Dimensions: 12.8″ diameter x. 2.85″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 100 minutes
  • Weight: 5.7 pounds

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Pros

  • Remote control provided
  • Long run time

Cons

  • Lacks wifi connectivity / Amazon Alexa
  • Does not come with any boundary strips

Roomba 960

The Roomba 960 is one of the two models in the 900 Series, but is still in the flagship lineup. The 960 is a solid option for a balanced robot vacuum at a decent price.

It offers many of the same features as the Roomba 980 like wifi-connectivity, scheduled cleanings, high performance filtration, and the advanced brushroll, which is better at preventing tangles than the older bristle style brushroll.

Roomba 960
Roomba 960

The 960 models also has the ability to generate wireless cleaning reports, available on your smartphone via the iRobot Home app.

  • Dimensions: 13.8″ diameter x 3.6″ H
  • Run Time: ~120 minutes
  • Weight: 8.6 pounds

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Pros

  • Extended 75-minute run time
  • Recharge and Resume makes it easy for the Roomba to keep cleaning large floor plans or high traffic areas until the job is done
  • Low annual maintenance costs

Cons

  • Can be harder to find than other models
  • Lacks the “Power Boost” feature for cleaning high pile carpets (see: Roomba 980)

Click here to read the full review of the Roomba 960.

Eufy RoboVac 11s

The Eufy 11S scored 97% in our cleaning tests overall, struggling the most with sugar on carpets. Despite that, it’s an excellent choice for slightly higher budgets or those looking for a good value.

cleaning hardwood floors with the eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11s
cleaning hardwood floors with the eufy Boost IQ RoboVac 11s

Is has all of the same specs and features of the Eufy RoboVac 11, but packs a greater punch with more suction (1300 Pa) than both the 11 or the 11+ submodels.

  • Dimensions: 12.6″ x 3.5″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 100 minutes
  • Weight: 5.87 lbs.

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Pros

  • Comes with 5 different cleaning modes
  • Excellent cleaning performance on all floor types
  • Easy to control via remote control or smartphone

Cons

  • Running on max mode has a significantly shorter run time
  • Lacks digital mapping for advanced navigation
  • No compatible apps for smartphone-based controls

Click here to read our full review for the Eufy RoboVac 11S.

Roomba 675

The Roomba 675 is the most basic model in the Roomba flagships. It uses a bristle brushroll, offers scheduled cycles, wifi connectivity, and still has a solid cleaning performance.

Roomba 675 cleaning rug
Roomba 675

It has a good run time and is a good option if you’re looking for a great value with a reasonable price tag.

  • Dimensions: 13.4″ diameter x 3.5 H
  • Run Time: Up to 90 minutes
  • Weight: 7.8 pounds

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Pros

  • Overall cleaning performance of 95%
  • A great budget / value robot that still includes wifi connectivity for smartphone control
  • 90-minute run time

Cons

  • Struggles a bit with cleaning fine debris from carpet
  • Bristle brushroll may cause tangles or clogs compared to the more advanced rubberized brushroll

Click here to read the full review of the Roomba 675.

Eufy RoboVac 11

The Eufy RoboVac 11 is the more basic version of the 11S. It has slightly less suction and a slightly taller profile but otherwise is very similar.

The Eufy 11 has a couple of different cleaning modes you can choose from. When you’re ready to start cleaning, you can start it manually with the push start button or use the provided remote control, which comes with the vacuum.

Eufy RobotVac 11
Eufy RobotVac 11

Aside from these benefits, this vacuum does lack many popular bells and whistles, like wifi connectivity, memory mapping, zoned cleaning, etc. This could be a deterrent to the Eufy 11 if you’re looking for more features.

  • Dimensions: 13″ diameter x. 3.1″ H
  • Run Time: Up to 100 minutes
  • Weight: 6.7 pounds

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Pros

  • Remote control allows you to direct the vacuum from a distance
  • Several modes for specific cleaning types

Cons

  • Continues working until you send it back to its base
  • Tends to clean slower than other robot vacuums

Click here to read the full review of the Eufy RoboVac 11.

Should you Buy a Eufy or Roomba?

Alright, so we covered a lot of ground here, reviewing 10 different models across the two different brands. Specs, features, cleaning performance, and more.

So at the end of the day, which robot vacuum is best for you? The answer comes by looking at exactly what your needs are.

If you’re looking for a robot with self-emptying dust bin, go with:

  • Roomba S9+: The price tag is steep, but it’s hard to beat the performance of the Roomba S9+ if you’re looking for a vacuum that has excellent navigation, alerts, mapping directly on your smartphone, and a self-emptying dust bin.
  • Roomba i7+: Similar to the S9+, the i7+ also has a self-emptying dust bin and many of the same specs. It has slightly less suction, but still plenty to achieve a nearly flawless cleaning score (99% overall).

If you’re looking for the best value, I’d recommend the:

  • Eufy 15C MAX: The 15C MAX has improved suction, a long run time, and a good price. If you don’t need the rubberized brushroll and want to save some cash, the 15C Max is a good option.
  • Roomba e5: This vacuum is affordably priced, but also has wifi connectivity, the rubberized brushroll (which the Eufy models lack) and upgraded filter.

If you’re looking for solid option on the budget, go with:

  • Any Eufy: Basically all Eufy vacuums fall easily under $400, give or take. While the brand skips many of the advanced features that Roomba offers like digital mapping, advanced navigation, and comparable suction, Eufy still makes a good machine.
  • Roomba 675: The Roomba 675 is our top pick for budget options. It is affordable, still has wifi connectivity and good cleaning performance (95% overall).

Have Questions?

Still have questions or need help deciding which model is right for you?

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About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of ModernCastle.com. He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider, Realtor.com, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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  1. Hi…I never hear about Roomba I3…is there an advantage to the I7 over the I3 other than mapping? Would you purchase one over the other?

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    • The Roomba i3+ just launched. You can read our full review here – https://moderncastle.com/roomba-i3-plus-review/

      The biggest advantage to the i7+ is the digital mapping and keep out zones. Both of which help make the i7+ more convenient.

      For me personally, those features are worth the extra cost. But it really depends on your home, needs, and budget.

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