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Roborock Q Revo Review. Should you buy it?

We’re happy to publish our awaited Roborock Q Revo review! The Q Revo is a brand new design from Roborock that boasts most of the advanced technologies found on the high-end Roborocks like the S8 Pro Ultra but at a much more affordable price. 

Roborock Q Revo - It's Impressive!

Verdict

9.5/10

We’re impressed with the Roborock Q Revo. It performed well in our tests and has all the features you’ll find in much pricier robot vacuums. We’re making it our new pick for best mid-priced robot vacuum!

Pros

  • Great Vacuuming
  • Very Good Mopping
  • Premium Auto-Empty Dock
  • Loaded with Premium Features

Cons

  • Obstacle Avoidance
  • Large Dock

We purchased one and put it through all kinds of tests over the past couple of weeks. In this review, we’ll discuss the results of those tests and list some of the pros and cons of the Q Revo. 

Roborock Q Revo - Vacuuming and Mopping
The Roborock Q Revo we purchased for this review. © Vacuum Wars

About the Roborock Q Revo

The Q Revo was a surprise this year as it wasn’t featured at CES alongside Roborock’s other new models. But, in the Spring, the model appeared on Roborock’s website. While it shares a lot with Roborock’s other robot vacuums, it has a few twists that piqued our interest. 

For a better look at how it compares with specific other robotic vacuum cleaner and mop combos from Roborock, view our Roborock Q Revo vs S8 Pro Ultra vs S7 Max Ultra comparison.

…we found the Q Revo’s performance as a vacuum cleaner to be really good. It had higher-than-average airflow and was better than average in our crevice pickup test. The Q Revo was significantly better than average with our carpet deep clean test, too. 

Beyond that lower price we mentioned earlier, the Q Revo has a newly designed, highly advanced charging dock and it’s the first Roborock to use two spinning mop pads as opposed to a single vibrating mop pad found on the S7 and S8. 

Docked on the Multifunctional Dock - Roborock Q Revo
Our new Q Revo on its (also new) Multifunctional Dock. © Vacuum Wars

Beyond those glaring differences, plenty of similarities are shared with earlier Roborock robot vacuums. The Q Revo utilizes the same top-mounted LiDAR system for its mapping and navigation, which is particularly good, as we’ll discuss later. 

In the box

  • Roborock Q Revo 2-in-1 Vacuum & Mop
  • 2 Mop Cloths
  • Multifunctional Dock
  • Power Cable
  • Manual and warranty

And, it also maintains the same basic single brush roll and single side brush system found on most Roborocks. In terms of the very basics, the Q Revo doesn’t differ that much from other premium Roborock options.

Features

The Roborock Q Revo is laden with features. In fact, it scored in the top 5 out of 80+ robot vacuums that we’ve tested in the features category.

One of the most notable features is its auto-empty dock, which automatically empties the robot’s dust bin into a disposable included bag, washes and dries its mop pads, and empties and refills the mop tanks with its large 5-liter dirty and clean water tanks. The docking station also serves at the Q Revo’s battery charger.

Roborock Q Revo Review
The new Roborock Q Revo robot vacuum and mop combo. © Vacuum Wars

We say large because Roborock’s flagship, the S8 Pro Ultra, has 3.5-liter tanks. Regarding capabilities, the Q Revo’s Multifunctional Dock does everything Roborock’s pricier models can.

Furthermore, it also has an auto mop pad lifting feature, which is quickly becoming a standard for premium mopping robots. This is a significant advancement because you no longer have to remove the Q Revo’s mop pads when you want to vacuum carpets. If you have a mix of hard floors and carpets in your home, you can now vacuum and mop it all in one run, making it much more efficient.

Dual Mopping Pads - Roborock Q Revo
The Q Revo is the first Roborock with dual spinning mopping pads. © Vacuum Wars

The pad lifting mechanism worked well in our tests. The mop pads lift higher than those on the S7 and S8, which only raise 5 millimeters, whereas the Q Revo lifts its pads 7 millimeters. 

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It also features front-mounted obstacle avoidance sensors called ReactiveAI Tech, which uses structured light to avoid obstacles. Additionally, it has carpet boost for additional suction when it senses carpet and essentially every app feature you could desire.

For example, it offers all kinds of virtual barriers to keep the Q Revo from entering areas you don’t want it to go. It includes room cleaning, zone cleaning, multi-floor mapping, quick mapping, and 3D mapping. You can also schedule it to clean different rooms on different days using different power settings. 

Measuring Suction and Airflow - Roborock Q Revo
Measuring suction and airflow. © Vacuum Wars

There are options for how often you want it to return to the base to wash the pads or empty the bin during a cleaning. You can even specify how long you want the mop pads to dry. It also includes a newer feature we like, where you can set the direction of your hard floors so as to make sure it only mops with the grain.

Roborock Q Revo Specs

FeatureRoborock Q Revo
TypeRobot Vacuum & Mop
NavigationLiDAR
Obstacle AvoidanceYes, Reactive Tech
Suction5500Pa
Mop SystemDual Spinning Mop Pads
Mop LiftingYes, 7mm
Robot Water TankElectronic
Self-EmptyingYes
Self-RefillingYes
Mop Pad WashingYes
Heated Mop Pad DryingYes
Alexa CompatibleYes
Google Assistant CompatibleYes
Siri ShortcutsYes
Battery5200mAh Lithium Ion
Robot Dimensions3.9” x 13.8” x 3.8”
Docking Station Dimensions19.2” x 13.4” x 22”
Robot Weight10 lbs.
Where to BuyAmazon
Q Revo specs from the Roborock website and Q Revo manual.

Performance

Debris Pickup Tests

In our tests, we found the Q Revo’s performance as a vacuum cleaner to be really good. It had higher-than-average airflow and was better than average in our crevice pickup test. The Q Revo was significantly better than average with our carpet deep clean test, too. 

Hard Floor and Carpet Debris Pickup Testing - Roborock Q Revo
The Q Revo excelled in carpet (top) and hard floor debris pickup tests. © Vacuum Wars

As for debris pickup from the surfaces of hard floors and carpets, it was top-notch. Roborocks are excellent sweepers, and the Q Revo is no exception. It easily picked up everything we threw at it, from fine to extra-large debris on both surface types, though it did get some hair tangles on the main brush when vacuuming hair over 7 inches.

That fine to extra-large debris includes sand, kitty litter, and cereal of a few different sizes among other things.

In terms of the very basics, the Q Revo doesn’t differ that much from other premium Roborock options.

Mopping Tests

In our mopping tests, we tested the Q Revo’s performance on both dried-on and wet stains. With dried-on stains, where we did torture tests with both grape juice and coffee stains, it did perfectly. This bodes well, as we think that dried-on stains are what most people want to use a robot mop for. 

Testing - Mopping Dried Stains - Roborock Q Revo
Dried-on stains were no match for the Q Revo in our testing. © Vacuum Wars

With wet stains, it performed fine but seemed less useful as it can get overloaded easily, causing streaks. However, we’ve found that to be true with almost all robot vacuum mops we’ve tested, not just the Q Revo.

Obstacle Avoidance Tests

Regrettably, its obstacle avoidance performance was not that good. Likely to save cost, it only uses the structured light system and does not include the additional side lasers that the S7 MaxV Ultra and S8 Pro Ultra have. 

Performing Obstacle Avoidance Testing - Roborock Q Revo
Performing part of Vacuum Wars’ obstacle avoidance testing. © Vacuum Wars

Likely because of those cost-cutting measures, it performed poorly in our obstacle avoidance tests, scoring the lowest we’ve seen so far, a 4 out of 12. The positive spin on this is that it’s still better than the similarly priced Roborock Q7, which has no obstacle avoidance system whatsoever.

With its quick mapping feature, the Q Revo mapped our test home’s floor plan in just five minutes. Our tests put it among the most efficient navigation robots yet, tied with the Q7 for second place out of all the robots of any price we’ve tested. 

Crevice Pick-up Test - Roborock Q Revo
Performing the crevice pickup test. © Vacuum Wars

Its battery efficiency was also good. We measured about 1.6 minutes per percentage point. Running the calculations means it could cover approximately 1,500 square feet per charge, which is well above average. However, take those numbers with a grain of salt since many variables can change them.

Shortcomings

As mentioned, the Q Revo’s main downside is its obstacle avoidance sensors. The absence of the additional lasers found on Roborock S models seems to make it less effective than its more expensive Roborock counterparts.

Obstacle Avoidance Sensors - Roborock Q Revo
The Q Revo’s Reactive Tech obstacle avoidance sensor. © Vacuum Wars

Another concern is that because the water tanks have more capacity than previous versions, the Q Revo’s auto-empty bin is much taller than the previous Roborock versions.

Our Conclusion

In general, though, we’re excited about the Roborock Q Revo (check price on Amazon). We believe it’s the perfect mid-level robot vacuum choice, beating out the Roborock Q7, which was our previous pick in this price range for a vacuum-mop combo. With the Q Revo, you lose almost nothing from the much more expensive versions and actually gain a few things.

Roborock Q Revo

Roborock Q Revo

The significant downside is the less effective obstacle avoidance system. But if you have a relatively clutter-free house, this shouldn’t be that much of an issue. Either way, we think you’ll be very satisfied with the Q Revo.

If obstacle avoidance is a must-have, and you’re shopping for a Roborock, check pricing on the S7 Max Ultra, S7 MaxV Ultra, and, if your pockets are very deep, the S8 Pro Ultra.

9.5/10
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