Hey guys, today we’ll review without question, the vacuum with the most features in 2023 – Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus. It has a maximally self-sustaining station, AI to carefully go around obstacles on the floor, so many functions in the app, and most importantly – the cleaning module’s unique design, thanks to which it can thoroughly wash an area close to the baseboard and furniture. So this very advanced robot can set you back from $1075-$1240. In this review, I’ll tell you if its worth it, and how well it does it’s main job. Don’t forget to like and subscribe after the video, and let’s get this show on the road!
Firstly, you should know that Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus is designed for the Chinese market. Accordingly, you can’t just use it outside of China. Regional protection is implemented in the app. At the time of the review, it can be bypassed on both iOS and Android smartphones.
Soon, a global version of this model will be released officially on the market. No bypasses will be needed, but the price will be much higher, and we don’t really know when it’s going to happen. So it’s up to you whether you want to order the Chinese version or wait for the global one. I decided to take the risk.
Now onto the robot review itself. Let’s start with the packaging. Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus came in this box:
Apart from the base and robot it includes:
- Power cord with a chinese plug.
- Two holders with wipes.
- Tank with the brand’s cleaning liquid.
- A manual in Chinese.
Pretty standard, no spares are provided. If you want, you can also buy a special module for connecting the station to the sewer and water supply. It costs about 200$.
- Container for clean water.
- Container for dirty water.
- Platform for connecting the containers to the station.
- Magnetic control unit through which water flows from the water supply to the station.
- Plastic tubes for connecting the station to the water and sewage system.
- A perforated hose into which the tubes from the station can be hidden.
- A fixture for pulling tubing through the perforated hose.
- Angle adapters for connecting tubes to the station.
- 1/2-inch to 1/4-inch plastic lead with ball valve.
- Plastic bypasses for the pipes.
- John Guest type angled and straight connectors.
- Tube holder with a self-adhesive pad.
- Locking rings for the connectors.
- Manual for connecting the module in Chinese.
Now let’s take a look at the vacuum itself. It’s black with gold parts. Looks sleek, and the plastic is matte, not lacquered. Unfortunately, it’s still round. It stands at 103 mm (4 In.).
A wall sensor is mounted on the right side of the bumper. The front has an active camera for seeing objects on the floor and tracking the house remotely.
On both sides of the camera are 3D sensors and LED lighting, which allows the robot to accurately recognize objects in total darkness. The backlight turns on automatically. Here’s how it works:
There’s three buttons on the control panel. The Lidar is responsible for navigation. It has a spring-loaded cover.
You can totally take off the top. It’s held with magnets. Under is a dust container that holds 350 ml (11.8 Oz.). The filtration system has mesh and HEPA-filter. The dust container itself and the HEPA-filter are a bit modified, compared to Dreame Bot X10 Pro. So these dirt containers and filters aren’t interchangeable between the models. The dust bag and filter can be rinsed with water. The water tank is hidden inside the robot, and water is automatically pumped into it at the station. It holds 80 ml (2.7 Oz.).
There are 4 sensors that stop it from falling and a carpet sensor. The side brush can be easily removed, and the central brush is fluid. The turbo brush is bristle-bladed and can be disassembled on both sides to clean from hair and fur.
If necessary, you can purchase a silicone turbo brush, which is easier to clean.
List of robot models from which you can get this brush:
- Dreame Bot L10s Ultra
- Dreame Bot L10 Ultra
- Dreame Bot L10s Pro
- Dreame Bot D10s
- Dreame Bot D10s Pro
- Dreame Bot D10s Plus
The robot has holders with napkin holders mounted on it. The holders have magnets. The napkins are held with Velcro. I will note that Dreame Bot X20 Pro can automatically lift the wipes when driving on carpets. That’s good.
Well, here is how the main feature of the robot is organized – the so-called retractable holder with a napkin. The paw moves out to the right, thanks to which the napkin comes out of the body. There is no blind spot between the edge of the robot and the baseboard. Something I thinkI can say we all have been waiting for! Dreame engineers, as always, are one step ahead of the rest!
The base, which was seemingly perfect before, has received another update. Now it not only self-cleans the dust collector, as well as washes the wipes and dries them with warm air, but also heats the water for washing the wipes. Rinsing with hot water should improve the washing quality. Conveniently, the ramp for the robot to come in and the tray where the wipes are washed are removed. The trash bag is still located in the middle behind the top lid.
The water tanks have gotten bigger. The dirty water tank has been increased to 4 liters (1 G.) and the clean water tank to 4.5 liters (1.18 G.). Inside the clean water tank is a silver disinfection module. This is a plus. Between the tanks, a cleaning tool and a 450 ml (15.2 Oz.) detergent cartridge are conveniently stored under the lid. The detergent is automatically mixed into the clean water while the wipes are being washed, which is very cool.
And one more thing – the station itself has magnetized pins. They are there for the Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus to unhook the wipe holders from the station when it needs to. So, the robot can leave the station only for vacuuming without wipes, which completely eliminates any contact the wipes could have with carpets. A cool feature.
As a reminder, the station has fittings for connection to the sewer and water supply. They are hidden behind the lid. I told you in detail about how to connect the robot to the sewer and water supply in the review of Dreame Bot X10 Pro.
The station hasn’t changed, so I’ll keep it brief. I’ll only note that I’ve organized by connections: I put out next to the station overhead socket, which is simply glued to the tiles on the wall, and also hid in the baseboard hoses, one of which is connected to the water supply with the help of a pass-through outlet, coming in the kit, and the second connected to the siphon under the sink. That is, I didn’t plan a place for the station when doing renovations, but that didn’t stop me to put everything neatly and organize my space. Feel free to use my idea.
As a result, we can see that a number of improvements have been made to increase the efficiency and autonomy of the robot. In my opinion, the only thing left to do is to add a D-shaped body so that the robot can fully sweep out the corners. I think that this breakthrough is in Dreame’s near future.
Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus’s main features, as given by the manufacturer:
- Battery Li-Ion 6400 mA*h.
- Suction power up to 7000 Pa.
- Work time up to 210 mins.
- Dirt container 350 ml (11.8 Oz.).
- Water tank 80 ml (2.7 Oz.).
- Obstacle size up to 20 mm (.67 Oz.).
- Size: 350*103 mm (13.7×4 In.).
- Clean water tank: 4,5 L (1.1 G.).
- Dirty water tank: 4 L (1 G.).
- Bag in base: 3,2 L (.84 G.).
- Size: 426*499*607 mm (16.7×19.6×23.8 In.).
Out of all of this it’s important to emphasize only the claimed high suction power, which I’ll have to test. The robot has become even more powerful! Other than that it’s all pretty standard, compared with Dreame Bot X10 Pro. For those interested, the heigh at the lid was raised 87.5 cm (34 In.).
As for features, Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus is controlled via the Dreamehome app. I mentioned the regionality at the beginning of the review. Here I’ll only note that the app itself has become even more convenient and intuitive. But the robot speaks only in Chinese. This is important to keep in mind.
Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus’s main functions:
- Rinses wipes with hot water (58°C) (136°F) .
- Wipe drying with hot air.
- Automatic detergent adding.
- Wipe lifts on carpets.
- Object detection on the floor.
- Camera gets lit up in the dark.
- Look after your house while away.
- Saves multiple maps in memory.
- 3D-map of the layout.
- Automatically zones the space into rooms.
- Individual zone and rooms for cleaning.
- Virtual walls and no-go zones (as well as just for mopping).
- Suction power regulation.
- Setting the frequency of wipes rinsing (by area, by zone).
- User mode.
- Ultimate mode.
- Cleaning log.
- Cleaning schedule.
- Auto power increase on carpets.
- Goes around carpets while mopping.
- Auto removal of napkin holders at the station.
- Brand’s built-in voice assistant.
There’s a lot of opportunities for flexible cleaning customization. It’s worth noting that the voice assistant understands commands only in Chinese, unfortunately. Even so, it’s still cool. Hopefully, the global version of the robot will have something we could test. Well, another new feature is the Ultimate mode, in which the robot automatically determines the cleaning scheme depending on the how dirty the floor is, activating repeated cleaning or independently changing the power, as well as how wet the wipes need to be.
Full viedo review:
Finally, let’s get to testing. First of all, let’s check its navigation in a room with obstacles. The robot v first goes around the perimeter of the room, then cleans the entire available area in a snake-like pattern. It detected the drying rack’s feet and carefully made its way around. In doing so, it swept around the box and chair legs separately, then returned to the station. The test was successful.
As for the rest of the house, the robot cleans room after room first by perimeter, then in a snake-like pattern. After each cleaned area, as I found, it returns to the station and rinses the wipes, then starts cleaning from where it left off. Everything looks clean, so the navigation is good!
The object detection system hasn’t changed compared to its predecessor. The vacuum successfully recognized 5 out of 6 objects. It only got caught on a pet poop trap.
With the recognition of objects in complete darkness, Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus does worse.
This time, in addition to the pet surprise, it chewed up a sock under itself and slightly moved the floor scales, although it marked them correctly on the map. So compared to its peers, Dreame has one of the most accurate item recognition systems, but there’s room for growth. In any case, the robot is very careful to avoid objects and almost never touches furniture, but Dreame’s engineers still have some work to do!
But the suction power was a pleasant surprise. Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus sucked dirt out of even a 10mm (.39In.) crack without any problems. This is for sure a very powerful robot.
The collection quality of differently sized pieces of dirt on the laminate is good. There’s just a bit in the corners, but that’s a problem with all round robots. But even in the corners, it did a slightly better job of sweeping out than most other round robots. The center brush got some hair and pet fur wrapped around it, but all the dirt is in the bag. Test passed with flying colors!
The Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus does a good job with carpet cleaning. The quality of carpet cleaning is very high. Thanks to its high power, the floating turbo brush module and the bristle-blade brush.
Mopping with carpets
Speaking of mopping with carpets present, you can choose from three different behaviors. The first option is to automatically pick up the wipes when driving onto the carpets, which will allow the robot to vacuum and mop the floor at the same time, leaving the carpets dry and clean.
The second option is to enable the auto carpet detour function while mopping. Well, and the third mode, is well, unique. The robot first makes dry and wet cleaning of hard coverings, then drives to the base, automatically unhooks the wipes and returns to the cleaning process, vacuuming carpets without wipes. This would be relevant with high and medium pile carpets, to completely eliminate wipe contact with the carpeting if necessary.
The idea is a very cool one. And it’s not only because this way the contact of wet wipes with carpets is completely eliminated, but in fact the solution is more reliable than lifting the wipe on carpets. The so-called elevator can fail more quickly if triggered frequently.
This robot vacuum cleaner does a good job of scrubbing dirt. And you can see that thanks to the retractable wipe, Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus thoroughly scrubs dirt right up to the baseboard. There is still a blind spot, but it’s only the corners where the round wipe isn’t able to go. Still, it’s the best performance to date! No streaks or traces of dirt remain, and the test was a success!
Scrubbing of hard stains
But Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus couldn’t manage to scrub harder stains. It was still able to scrub coffee stains, but dried sauce stains were beyond its power.
The quality of scrubbing is inferior to the nearest competitors from Roborock, Ecovacs and Hobot. Nevertheless, for everyday conditions, I believe that the function of wet cleaning will be more than enough. But, again, Dreame engineers have more to work on.
Wipe rinsing quality
And right away, I’d like to test the efficiency of the station itself. Let’s start with the quality of wipes rinsing. In everyday conditions after washing the floor, the wipes look neglected. And after rinsing the wipes I can say that they are really clean. A good amount of dirt is washed out under the pressure of warm water. That’s a plus!
But after difficult stains, the wipes don’t rinse out too well. Although again, such difficult stains are only under the power of a washing machine with powder. So I think that having a heated water function is mostly a good decision, which slightly, but still improves the quality of the rinsing.
And washing the station itself is easy. We remove the tray for rinsing wipes and the ladder for the robot to enter. We rinse it with water in the sink and put it back. The station is clean!
The self-cleaning quality of the bag is good. I ran the robot in a room with a lot of dirt. It cleaned everything and we can see that the bag is tightly packed. We return the robot to the station and see that the container is almost clean after self-cleaning. One hairball with fur stuck to the curtain, but this appears to be rare.
I checked it several times over the course of a week, and it was clean. So I can safely say that the self-cleaning function is well implemented in this model!
Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus goes over 2 cm (.78 In.) high thresholds without any problems, while lifting the wipes. That’s a plus!
Going over dark spaces
It’s also not afraid of black surfaces, driving freely over an all-black mat. This is another advantage of the robot!
As for the volume, it’s between 57-73 dB. Quite standard for this model, given the high suction power.
Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus has been thoroughly reviewed and tested.Our evaluation system gave it 190 points and of course topped the overall rating of tested robot vacuum cleaners, moving its predecessor Dreame Bot X10 Pro. Keep in mind that I removed as much as 10 points for problems with regionality, respectively, the global version of the score will be even higher. Now, here’s my overall opinion.
I liked the following:
- A retractable wipe that allows the robot to thoroughly clean areas along baseboards and furniture.
- Having an object recognition system on the floor that works in the dark.
- Remote home tracking when connected to a robot camera via smartphone.
- Multi-purpose station for self-cleaning, rinsing and drying wipes.
- Efficient wipe drying with hot air.
- Washing napkins with hot water.
- Automatic wipe holder removal at the station for complete dry cleaning.
- Automatic detergent delivery when rinsing wipes.
- Increased water tank capacity.
- Optional utility connection module available.
- Quality self-cleaning and rinsing wipes.
- Ultimate mode, thanks to which the robot selects its own cleaning algorithm.
- Quality mopping and vacuuming on all surfaces.
- Auto wipe lift when driving on carpets.
- Easy maintenance of the robot and station.
- A large number of functions for flexible customization of cleaning parameters.
- Good off-road.
- Not afraid of dark spaces.
- Good assembly and a reliable brand name.
There are some things to work on too, namely:
- Robot is designed for the Chinese market, with regional blocking, which has to be bypassed.
- The object recognition system needs improvement.
- Doesn’t sweep in corners.
- Can’t scrub complex dirt.
- No full service and warranty support from the manufacturers. Again, due to the fact that the version is for the Chinese market.
- Branded built-in voice assistant perceives phrases only in Chinese.
- Large base.
- Image broadcasting is delayed due to the work through Chinese servers.
Overall I can say that at the time of writing this review, Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus is the best robot in terms of functionality and implementation of mopping. Yes, there aren’t too many problems, but the perfect vacuum doesn’t yet exist! There are models with better floor cleaning, the ability to sweep out dirt in corners or official sales on the market. But to combine in one robot so many advanced features and design solutions, as now realized in Dreame Bot X20 Pro Plus, no one has yet managed to. Therefore, definitely the model deserves attention, and those who are not afraid of bypassing regional blocking, which is the main problem, in my opinion, should definitely consider buying this robot. It’s as autonomous as possible, as efficient as possible and just as importantly – it’s manufactured by a time-tested brand. The global version, which we all want so much, would be perfect, but I’m sure the price will be quite different. Therefore, you should decide what’s more important – convenient control without jumping over hoops, or the opportunity to use the robot now and even save your money. I chose the second option.
On this note, I’d like to end the review. If you still have questions, make sure to ask them in the comments down below. Have fun shopping, bye!