Roidmi Eve Plus: cheap robot vacuum cleaner with lidar, self-cleaning and Y-path mopping

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Hey guys, welcome to RobotObzor! In this post we will take a look at one of the most popular robot vacuum cleaners in the first half of 2021. This is Roidmi EVE Plus from Xiaomi. It grabs attentions because for the price of $350-400 the robot is equipped with a self-cleaning station, lidar, as well as the function of dry and wet cleaning, which the robot performs simultaneously. Additionally, Roidmi EVE Plus stands out with advanced functionality, which is implemented in the premium segment analogues. Next, we will review and test the new model in detail. After that we will express our own opinion whether it is worth buying this robot vacuum cleaner. Let’s go!



Let’s start with the equipment kit. Roidmi EVE Plus is packed in two boxes: one contains the robot itself, the second box contains a self-cleaning base.

Roidmi Eve Plus boxes
Robot and boxes

The package includes:

  1. Power adapter for connecting the base to the network.
  2. Wet cleaning nozzle with attached microfiber cloth.
  3. Set of disposable mopping pads (10 pcs).
  4. Spare HEPA filter.
  5. Two spare bags for the base (with one already installed inside).
  6. Operating instructions and a quick start guide for the first start of the robot.
Roidmi Eve Plus package

For me personally, there are still not enough spare side brushes in the package, but this is not critical. In general, for the first few months of operation, there are all the necessary consumables, which is a plus.


Now let’s look how Roidmi EVE Plus is designed. It is made in white color with black accents. A lidar for navigation is installed in the center, wall sensors are placed on the mechanical bumper on both sides, and an obstacle detection sensor is placed in front.

Roidmi Eve Plus, view from above
View from above
Roidmi Eve Plus, side view
Side view

By the way, the lidar itself is equipped with a mechanical button that protects against getting stuck under furniture. Next to the lidar we see three mechanical control buttons: forced return to the base for charging, start / pause and local cleaning mode.

Lidar and control panel
Lidar and control panel

The combined container for water and garbage is removable from behind. Inside we see a pump for electronic regulation of water supply. At the back there is an opening with a shutter for self-cleaning of the container on the base.

Roidmi Eve Plus rear view (combined container)
Rear view (combined container)

Access to the dustbin is provided by removing the HEPA filter. It also contains information for connecting the robot to the network. The dust collector itself is equipped with a shutter that prevents accidental spillage of debris when removing the container. The capacity of the dust container is 300 ml and the water tank is 250 ml.

Let’s see how Roidmi EVE Plus is designed from below. There are 4 fall protection sensors installed. This robot vacuum cleaner has two side brushes, they are three-beam, with pile brushes. Attached with screws.

Roidmi EVE Plus from below
Roidmi EVE Plus from below

The central brush is bristly-petal. The pile is quite dense, which is a plus. On both sides, the brush is disassembled for cleaning from wound hair and wool.

Central brush
Central brush

From the bottom, you can attach a nozzle for wet cleaning to the robot. Water enters the mopping pad through 3 holes. The mopping pad fastens with help of flypapers and pockets in front.

Nozzle for wet cleaning
Nozzle for wet cleaning
Bottom view with mopping pad
Bottom view with mopping pad

Now let’s look at the station itself. The garbage is sucked out through the soaking-up channel placed in front. The station itself has a recess for parking the robot. So, the robot takes up less space when parking at the station.

Roidmi Eve Plus self-cleaning station
Self-cleaning station

On the station we see the display. It displays information such as the self-cleaning countdown of the robot, the percentage of battery charge, as well as indicators that signal the condition of the station: a timely reminder to fill the dust bag, an error code when a malfunction occurs, and even an indication that the ionizer is turned on. It disinfects, according to the manufacturer.

Under the top cover is a bag and a tool for cleaning the dust container, as well as the central brush. The bag holds up to 3 liters of dry waste. This is enough for 1-2 months of operation of the robot vacuum cleaner. Under it there is a ventilation hole of the engine, which performs self-cleaning. On the side there is an opening of the channel itself, through which the garbage is unloaded from the robot to the station.

In general, the robot designed well for its price. The quality of the plastic is inferior to premium models, but still above average when compared with budget Chinese robots with lidar.


The main characteristics of Roidmi EVE Plus, declared by the manufacturer:

  • Battery Li-Ion 5200 mAh.
  • Station power consumption: 850 W.
  • Suction power up to 2700 Pa.
  • Operating time up to 200 min.
  • Cleaning area up to 200 sq.m.
  • The capacity of the dust collector is 300 ml.
  • The capacity of the water tank is 250 ml.
  • Passage of obstacles up to 20 mm.
  • Dimensions: 350*98 mm.

The characteristics are quite standard, as for robot vacuum cleaners of the middle and premium segment. Let`s move on.


Now let’s look at what Roidmi EVE Plus is capable of. It can be controlled both through Mi Home application, if you select the China region, and through the branded Roidmi mobile app. Here is the second option will be more interesting.

App Control
App Control

When I try to scan the QR code in the instructions for downloading the application, nothing happens, the code is not scanned. That`s why, I had to manually look for the Roidmi application in the app store. Registration was easy, but there is a tricky moment in the connection of the robot to the smartphone. If the smartphone does not find the robot after resetting the Wi-Fi, you need to manually select the robot’s network in the Wi-Fi settings on your smartphone. And after that, select the router network in the settings and bind the robot vacuum cleaner to the home network. In general, there may be difficulties, but in any case, I think that you will figure out the connection. If not, write in the comments, I will help you.

So, in the application, on the main working panel we can see a built and saved cleaning map displayed, which the robot automatically zoned into rooms. First, let’s go through the basic settings. You can turn on options such as obstacle avoidance, turn off the indicator lights on the robot, turn on automatic power increase when driving on carpets, and set the “Do Not Disturb” mode at desired time.

As for the self-cleaning station, here you can also turn off the display, if necessary, as well as select the frequency of self-cleaning of the robot vacuum cleaner. If the area is small, it is not necessary that the robot self-cleans every time. In this way, you will extend the life of the engine in the station.

Roidmi EVE Plus can be configured to schedule cleaning by selecting suitable days of the week, time, cleaning mode, and even rooms if necessary. This is a plus.

In addition, the app can store data on past cleanings, you can adjust the volume and language of voice alerts.

Additional features include monitoring the status of consumables, remote control mode, changing the name of the robot, providing access to control to other users, as well as updating the firmware if necessary.

Now let’s talk about more important features. On the main operating panel, you can select one of the four main cleaning modes. These are automatic cleaning of the entire available area, selection of rooms for cleaning, separate zones, and even a point on the map where the robot can go to perform local cleaning of an area of ​​​​1.6 * 1.6 meters in size.

Working with the map
Working with the map

Under the map we see two rows of buttons. Let’s start from the top. Here you can see the notifications that the robot sends to your smartphone, force self-cleaning, adjust the suction power and water supply level, enable a double pass of the entire available area and, by the way, additionally Roidmi EVE Plus can move in a Y-shaped pattern, like a floor polisher, in wet mode.

When working with a map, which the robot can store several in memory, you can set up virtual walls, restricted areas, even separate ones for the wet cleaning mode, connect several rooms into one or vice versa, divide a room into several zones, rename rooms, set up a room cleaning sequence and even choose for each room an individual level of water supply and suction power. That`s great!

There are all the necessary functions for comfortable operation of the robot vacuum cleaner. So, in the end, there are no complaints about the functionality, and the application works well, no problems were found during testing.


And finally, let’s move on to the tests. let’s check how Roidmi EVE Plus navigates in a room with obstacles. First, the robot passes the perimeter of the room. He fell into a trap with the legs of the dryer, but he was able to get out of it on his own, without reporting an error. After driving through the perimeter, Roidmi EVE Plus moved on to cleaning the entire available area with a snake move. Swept around all the legs of the chair and separately around the box. The double pass mode was chosen, so after the next pass of the entire area around the perimeter, the robot began to clean with a snake move in a perpendicular direction. Navigation at a high level. Test passed successfully!

Navigation in a harsh environment
Navigation in a harsh environment

There are also no complaints about navigation within the house. The robot passes room after room, first along the perimeter, and then as a snake. It took him only 26 minutes to clean the entire house, with a usable area of about 34 sq.m., which the robot for some reason calculated as 27. The cleaning speed is high, there are no uncleaned areas left. Another test passed successfully!

Navigation within the home
Navigation within the home

Suction power

As for the suction power, it is at the standard level. Roidmi EVE Plus can suck out debris from cracks no more than 2 mm deep, like its analogues with a declared suction power of no more than 2700 Pa.

Roidmi Eve Plus suction power
Suction power

Hard floor dry cleaning

But the quality of dry cleaning on the laminate is quite decent. Even though the robot scatters small debris a bit with the side brushes, in a double pass it can collect debris from the floor. And in the corners, it sweeps well, compared to other round robots.

Hard floor dry cleaning
Hard floor dry cleaning

Carpet cleaning

There are no complaints about the quality of carpet cleaning either. The robot cleans carpets very well thanks to its increased power and high-quality central brush.

Carpet cleaning
Carpet cleaning

Self-cleaning quality

And here is an interesting test that was requested by subscribers – how well the station cleans the container during self-cleaning. For this test, we filled up the dust container completely and sent it to the station. As we see, after self-cleaning, a significant part of the garbage remained in the container and a restart of self-cleaning is needed. From the second attempt, Roidmi EVE Plus almost completely self-cleaned, but still, it is not perfect. Keep that in mind.

But anyway, with a periodic operation, so much garbage will not be collected in the container and, so, the base will only need to clean once.

Video version comparing the quality of self-cleaning of Roidmi EVE Plus and other robot vacuum cleaners:


The quality of wiping off dried dirt on the laminate is also above average. The robot removed all footprints and left no streaks. There is only a strip along the plinth, which robot vacuum cleaners are not able to scrub at the moment due to design features. At least when compared with all those that we had on the test.


The quality of wet cleaning is at a good level and a big plus is that Roidmi EVE Plus is able to simultaneously vacuum and mop the floor, as well as move along a Y-shaped path.

Passage of obstacles

With the passage of 2-centimeter sills, this robot copes well, so the passage ability is good.

Passage of obstacles
Passage of obstacles

Drive through dark surfaces

And here is what pleasantly surprised me – Roidmi EVE Plus is not afraid of dark surfaces, unlike all other robots of the Xiaomi family. This is an important advantage of the model!

Passage of dark surfaces
Passage of dark surfaces

Noise level

And finally, we measure the noise level of Roidmi EVE Plus in different modes. In polisher mode and at minimum power, it is in the range of 57-60 dB, in standard mode the noise level reaches 64 dB, and at maximum power, the peak value was almost 72 dB. Yes, this robot vacuum cleaner is noisy even though the suction power is standard.

Noise level
Noise level

Summing up

Roidmi EVE Plus was reviewed and tested in detail. According to our rating system, this model scored 78 out of 100 points, this is the same result as the Viomi S9 and Dreame Bot Z10 Pro, which are much more expensive (overall rating:

The robot has recently appeared on the market, and problems such as a malfunction in the water supply to the mopping pad from the tank are already recognized – Roidmi EVE Plus stops supplying water and needs to be repaired. In addition, users complain that the robot sometimes does not find the base after the cleaning cycle, there are problems with navigation. Also problems with connecting to the application, as I experienced myself. And given the price, the build quality of this model will clearly be inferior to the same Roborock or Dreame. So as a result, the robot is quite interesting for its money, but it cannot be called the best yet, consider the pros and cons.


  1. Self-cleaning station.
  2. Lidar for navigation.
  3. All advanced functionality in the application.
  4. Simultaneous dry and wet cleaning.
  5. High cleaning performance on both hard floors and carpets.
  6. There is a Y-shaped mopping mode.
  7. Automatically recognizes carpets and increases suction power on them.
  8. Good obstacle clearance.
  9. The robot vacuum cleaner is not afraid of dark surfaces.
  10. The best price considering the above mentioned.

But as for the disadvantages, I would like to highlight the following:

  1. Increased noise when operating at maximum power.
  2. The station does not suck out all the garbage from the dust collector at one time.
  3. Significant number of complaints about the robot from users.


As a result, only the last point is important for me personally, especially considering the experience of testing the twin Lydsto R1, which began to creak after a few days of testing. But, Roidmi Eve Plus will be a more interesting option to buy, choosing between these two models, and in general, with a budget of about $350-400, it is equipped with a large set of functions with competitive characteristics. So, I can only recommend a purchase in local stores or from trusted sellers, so that if a malfunction occurs, you can easily fix it and continue using the robot. By most parameters, this model gave a positive impression, and personally I had no complaints about it during testing. Now you must decide for yourself whether to take risks, given the information provided, or overpay for a more reliable robot.

Here, I would like to end the review! If you have any questions, ask them in the comments below. Happy tech shopping to everyone. Bye!

Alexander Miasoedov

The founder and chief editor of the project, an expert on the choice of robot vacuum cleaners.

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