Hey guys, welcome to Robotobzor! Today I’ll look at the popular robot vacuum cleaner, Dreame Bot L10 Pro, which went up for sale at the start of 2021. Its main benefit, is the system of sensors on the bumper for obstacle avoidance on the floor. This new tech got the name High Precision 3D, and just like LIDAR it can accurately navigate itself around the house, and practically doesn’t touch anything. It also has a mop, an extremely good battery, and suction power that goes up to 4000 PA. This amazing robot goes for around $500, but you can find it on sale for $400. Later, I’ll give a full description and a test of the robot, after which I’ll tell you if this is the right robot for you! Don’t forget to like and subscribe to keep up with our latest content. Now let’s get started!
Our vacuum came in this box:
Aside from the robot we found:
- A charging base.
- A power cord.
- A detailed manual written in Russian.
- And a water container with a microfiber cloth attached.
There are no extra parts in the box, which is one of the reasons why the price is so low. So right after you buy it, I recommend getting an extra HEPA-filter and another microfiber cloth.
Now let’s get an outside look of this thing. Dreame Bot L10 Pro came in black. The plastic is very good, as is the assembly. The robot’s height is pretty standard, reaching 97 mm (3.8 inches).
On the front we can see a 3D sensor on the mechanical bumper and a couple laser sensors on different sides of the sensor. This system not only helps with identifying objects on the floor, but also helps the robot build a 3D map. Or at least that’s what the manufacturer says.
The LIDAR is displayed as a button, which helps the robot not get stuck under furniture. On the top you will find three buttons: Return to base, start/pause, and precise cleaning mode. On the back are the fans that cool the robot’s motor.
The dust collector is right under the top lid. It’s pretty big, around 570 ml (19 Oz.). Right next to it is a brush for cleaning the container and the main brush from hairs and furs. The filter system is MESH and HEPA-filter.
Now let’s look at Dreame Bot L10 Pro from below. Here, we can see that there are 6 anti-fall sensors along the perimeter, that’s good. There is only one side brush, three sided, and it’s easy to take off. The main brush is bristly, and is also easy to take off, from both sides. That’s also very good.
Closer to the back, we can see openings for attaching the water tank. Inside it is the electronic water regulator. The container fits about 270 ml (9 Oz) of water, as said by the manufacturer. Just to be sure, we checked and it did in fact fit 270 ml of water. On the sides you can see latches. The cloth can be attached thanks to VELCRO and a slider, which is a pretty standard concept in Xiaomi vacuums. Oh, and the cloth is fluffy and soft on the whole area, so there aren’t any bald spots.
All in all Dreame Bot L10 Pro is assembled pretty well, and is definitely thought out. No complaints.
Dreame Bot L10 Pro’s main characteristics:
- Battery Li-Ion 5200 mAh.
- Suction power 4000 Pa.
- Cleaning area up to 250 Sq.M (820 Ft).
- Battery life up to 150 mins.
- Dust container 570 ml (19 Oz).
- Water container 270 ml (9 Oz).
- Obstacle size up to 2 cm (0.7 inches).
- Size 350*97 mm (7*3.8 inches).
These characteristics impressed me. Especially the suction power, which we will definitely have to test. Let’s move on.
Let’s look at Dreame Bot L10 Pro’s functions, which are shown in the Mi Home app. I easily connected the robot to the app, so it shouldn’t cause you any problems.
Here I’m showing you the functions after the map is completely drawn. As you can see, the robot has drawn a perfect map of the house, saved it to its memory, and zoned it to separate rooms. On the home screen are three modes. The first – individual room mode. Here you can pick as the name implies, individual rooms that your robot has to clean, and the amount of times you want the robot to go through, one or two. In auto mode Dreame Bot L10 Pro cleans everything possible. And in zone mode, you can pick out individual zones with a rectangle that the robot has to clean, and once again you can pick out the amount of time you want it to go through, once or twice.
In map editing we can see, that the robot supports saving multiple maps, which is great. You can also separate or combine rooms together, name each room, and set up No-go zones and virtual walls, for vacuuming or mopping.
In the settings you can turn the camera that identifies objects on and off, set your volume and the language you want your robot to speak in. You can also turn notifications on and off, turn on automatic power increase for carpets, tell the robot to continue working after charging, and set up Do Not Disturb at a given time.
In the functions you can stop the mopping cycle to wash or change your cloth
Dreame Bot L10 Pro can regulate your suction power and your cloth wetness. You can also set up a cleaning schedule, where you can chose specific rooms, time and dates, as well as the suction power and cloth wetness. Sadly you can’t install a schedule for individual rooms, which is possible in other robots.
I would also like to show the cleaning log, the water level, remote controlling, “Find my robot” and changing its name. You can also share your controls with others, like your friends and family and update the app when possible.
These are all of Dreame Bot L10 Pro’s main functions.
Now we will test how well Dreame Bot L10 Pro will do in our tests. First of all, let’s test our robot’s navigation under harsh circumstances. First the vacuum goes along the perimeter, after which it goes through the area in a snake-like pattern and returns to the base. It didn’t get stuck on the drying rack, individually cleaned around all four of the chair legs and around the box, after which it came back to the base. On a 32 square foot room, it only needed 10 minutes. The navigation in this robot is absolutely spectacular. The robot definitely passed.
Well, and for the rest of the house, the robot zoned the house into rooms and built a map after first going around it. после первого знакомства с помещением и построением карты, робот зонировал его на комнаты. So every time you launch the robot, it cleans the rooms one after another. First along the perimeter, then in a snake-like pattern. On 100 square feet, the robot spent 27 minutes.
Note that, Dreame Bot L10 Pro isn’t good with tall or average carpets. The 3D sensor recognizes the carpet as an obstacle, so it partly goes around it, but still later comes back to it. Well, on hard surfaces we see that the pattern is there, and that the robot cleans the full available area. But the rooms with carpets cause the robot to lose its pattern, leaving some spots uncleaned. You can see for yourself on the map it built. If you turn off the function responsible for identifying objects, the robot can work as intended, but then loses its uniqueness, that puts it next to the big leagues. So the navigation isn’t the best, and so it failed the test.
We’ll also check, how the 3D sensor works, and how well it recognizes objects on the floor. For this we will use a plush toy, shoe, sock, charger, and a fake pet feces. These are the main things that may get in the way of the robot, and harm it.
The only thing that Dreame Bot L10 Pro could get through – were the feces. It couldn’t recognize the object, so it just went around it. The robot pointed out some of these objects on the map. Notice that this model can’t photograph objects, like Roborock S6 MaxV can. In conclusion the 3D sensor did its job, but not perfectly, yet.
In any case the navigation for this vacuum is much better than other LIDAR vacuums, not including the carpets that is. Dreame Bot L10 Pro doesn’t touch objects or walls, so if you have fragile objects on the floor, this robot is the one for you.
Now let’s see how Dreame Bot L10 Pro will suck dirt out from different sized cracks. Let me remind you that the manufacturer states that it has a Pa of 4000, and this is the highest one among the Xiaomi brand.
And wow, the robot has in fact shown great results. It sucked dirt from cracks as deep as 4 mm (0.1 inch). I didn’t test it on 6mm and 8mm, but the robot completely sucked dirt out from a 10 mm (0.4 inch) crack. Dreame Bot L10 Pro can definitely say that it has a lot of power when it comes to sucking out dirt, and it will surely go on our top robots by suction power. Test definitely passed.
Hard floor vacuuming
The vacuuming on hard floors also impressed me. The robot could clean the whole room, including the hair and fur. Only the corners remain uncleaned, but this is common in all round vacuums. At least most of the dirt that was collected is in the dust container, including the hairs. They thankfully didn’t get caught on the brush, which is great.
Dreame Bot L10 Pro really proved itself vacuuming the carpet. The quality is great, and just look at how it collected the hair off the carpet:
In my opinion this is one of the best carpet cleaning I have ever seen.
The mopping is also good. Dreame Bot L10 Pro scrubbed off the dried dirt and didn’t leave marks. There is a small line along the baseboard that never got cleaned, but this is very common among the robots that we review on our channel.
The mop doesn’t drown the floor, even on max. So it probably won’t damage your wooden floors. The mopping is pretty good and works great for a detailed mop.
This model can go over obstacles easily. It effortlessly goes over 2 cm (0.7 inch) obstacles, which is cool.
Dreame Bot L10 Pro is afraid of dark spaces, and recognizes them as cliffs. That isn’t good, and is my first real problem. You will have to tape the sensors on the bottom so it will go over the dark spaces. But obviously do this only if you don’t have any real cliffs, or the robot might break.
Lastly, let’s test the robot’s noise level in different modes. On the first mode it goes to about 59 Db. On the medium it reaches 62 Db. In pressure cleaning mode, it goes to 65 Db, and in Turbo it goes all the way to 73 Db. The amount of noise is explained by the power that this robot has, so it’s better to have it on when you leave.
Dreame Bot L10 Pro was thoroughly detailed and tested. Our algorithm gave it a 76 out of 100, which is about the same as Roborock S6 MaxV, which are just a bit higher. But note that the price difference is huge, if you’re buying a robot for only $400, and sometimes less.
The overall rating of models that passed the Robotobzor test https://robotobzor.com/ratings/general-rating-of-robot-vacuum-cleaners.html.
So what can I say, Dreame Bot L10 Pro is a great robot, so here are some of its greatest benefits:
- The navigation is great, and so is the 3D object sensor.
- Amazing suction Power.
- Good vacuuming and mopping.
- Has a good build (talking about the materials and spare parts).
- A well thought out design.
- All of the advanced functions are in the app.
- Good with obstacles.
- The mopping is above average.
- A huge battery, thanks to which the robot can clean on a larger scale.
- And generally a good robot in terms of the price, functions, and quality.
The robot’s weak points that I found are:
- The High Precision 3D needs to be updated. Not only does it need to be more sensitive to small objects, which could be animal feces, but it also needs to deal better with larger objects, like carpets, which cause the navigation to work worse.
- It’s afraid of dark spaces.
- No spares.
I think the first two problems will be solved soon, and in general for its price- this robot is amazing, and is one of the best at this time. It has great battery, good navigation, good mopping, and all of the advanced functions in the app.
An auto-cleaning base like for the Z10 Pro would be cool, but the robot is already awesome without it anyways!
On this note, I would like to end the article. If you still have questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below. Have fun shopping, bye!