Hello guys, welcome to Robotobzor! Today we’re going to review another new robot-vacuum cleaner from Roborock S7 Pro Ultra. The model is a stripped-down version of it, the main difference being the lack of an object detection camera and remote tracking. But, by minimizing the robot a bit, the price went from $1,600 to $1,300. For many, the savings are worth it, keeping in mind that the basic functions are still in place. Next I’ll review and test Roborock S7 Pro Ultra in detail, after which I’lll give my own opinion about the robot. Let’s get rolling!
The Vacuum came in this box:
- Power adapter.
- An extra bag for the station.
- And a manual.
The package is minimalistic, which isn’t surprising for Xiaomi and Roborock.
Now let’s look at Roborock S7 Pro Ultra’s build. Let’s start with the robot itself. It comes in black and white, and is round. The right side of the bumper has a wall detection sensor. The center has an object sensor.
Both sides have charging ports, and the robot stands 97 mm (3.8 Inches) off the floor.
The control panel has 3 mechanical buttons. The navigation is controlled through the LIDAR. It’s equipped with a spring-loaded cover, which stops it from getting stuck under furniture.
The 400 ml (13.5 Oz.) dust container is under the top cover. The self-cleaning vent curtain in the robot has been removed, and it now only has a HEPA-filter.
The 200 ml (6.7 Oz.) water tank’s at the back. The filler hole has a mesh filter for cleaning the water, which is a plus. On the end we see another filler hole for refilling the tank at the station by itself.
There are 6 sensors on the bottom to stop it from falling. The side brush has five sides, is made of silicone, and is secured with a screw. Next to it is a carpet sensor.
The central brush is fluid. The turbo-brush is made of silicone, and can be easily disassembled on both sides for cleaning the wrapped hair and fur.
The wipe’s attached to the platform with VELCRO and a groove. The wipe holder can’t be removed.
Like the S7 and S7 MaxV, the wipe lift technology is in place, called VibraRise.
All in all, the design’s identical to the older Roborock S7 MaxV. As I already mentioned, the only difference is the absence of the object detection system on the bumper and minor design changes. For example, Roborock S7 Pro Ultra lost the light indicator on the control panel, the wipe holder isn’t removable and it’s white instead of black.
Now let’s look at the Ultra station itself. It’s exactly identical in design to the one that comes with the S7 MaxV. Color is the only difference.
The station contains a dirty water tank, a clean water tank, and a bag to collect trash. With this station, the robot vacuum cleaner can automatically self-clean and wash its cloth. The tanks are equipped with floats and the lids are sealed, so the bad smell doesn’t travel the room if you forget to dump the dirty water. The bag is the same.
The platform has a suction channel. Garbage is discharged from the robot into the bag through the central brush unit. The charging ports are on the end. The platform itself has a removable lint brush for cleaning the wipe. The platform, unfortunately, isn’t removable. Only the coarse filter is removable. Well, it’s also important to note that in the center there is a nozzle for pouring water into the tank of the robot. The robot refills its tank while rinsing the wipe, which is very convenient!
The robot’s design and overall look is very prestigious and belongs to the premium segment. Everything looks neat, reliable and stylish.
Roborock S7 Pro Ultra’s main features, given by the manufacturer:
- Battery Li-Ion 5200 mA*h.
- Suction power up to 5100 Pa.
- Battery life 180 mins.
- Cleaning area 300 sq.m (984 sq.f).
- Dirt container 400 ml (13.5 Oz.).
- Water tank 200 ml (6.7 Oz.).
- Obstacle size 20 mm (.78 Inches).
- Size: 350*97 mm (13.7 x 3.8 Inches).
- Required power (Charger/rinsing/self-
cleaning): 0.5A/0.25A/5A (≈115 Wt/58 Wt/ 1150 Wt).
- Water tank: 3 L (.79 G).
- Dirty water tank: 2,5 L (.66 G).
- Bag: 2,5L (.66 G).
- Size: 422*504*420 mm (16.6 x 19.8 x 16.5 In.).
Roborock S7 Pro Ultra’s characteristics are perfectly identical to S7 MaxV. Let’s move on!
Let’s move on to Roborock S7 Pro Ultra’s features. It’s important to note that at the time of this review, this robot vacuum cleaner is only controlled via the Mi-Home mobile app. It can’t yet connect to the Roborock app. At least the Russian region is here, which is good.
The following functions on the home panel are:
- Selecting rooms and zones for cleaning as well as the number of passes in each area.
- Adjustment of suction power and how wet the wipe is. Even individual settings for each room.
- Set virtual walls and no-go zones on the map. It’s important to note that, surprisingly, there are no separate forbidden zones for mopping.
- Manual room area adjustments.
- And room cleaning settings.
In the basic settings section, the first thing you can do is to select the layout of the building, or more precisely: one floor or several floors. Here it’s worth highlighting that Roborock S7 Pro Ultra can automatically recognize the floor and select the right map from the ones it saved.
When setting up a cleaning schedule, you can specify the time, days of the week, cleaning parameters, and specific orders if you so wish.
I would like to stop on the section with the carpet cleaning setting. First, you can turn on automatically increasing the power when going on carpets. Secondly, you are offered to choose how the robot behaves itself when it detects carpets. In “Auto-Carpet” mode, it raises the wipe when it drives into carpets. In “Avoid Carpet” mode, the robot accordingly just goes around them. And “Vibration on Carpet” is driving over carpets with the cloth down.
In the station settings, you can select the wipe rinse mode, set the rinse frequency (in time intervals or after cleaning each room), as well as set the self-cleaning mode of the vacuum cleaner. Surprisingly, there’s no section with setting up the wipe drying like in the Roborock app. The dryer module is sold separately as an option, but so far only in China. I think this will be updated in future updates.
Speaking of voice alerts, you can adjust the volume and select the language.
Additionally, you can turn off light indicators on the robot, turn on childproof, set do-not disturb times, specify a point on the map for cleaning, start manual control, view the cleaning log and track the water and filter status.
In general, the functions are full and let you flexibly adjust the cleaning parameters to your liking. Let’s get to the tests!
First of all, let’s check Roborock S7 Pro Ultra’s navigation in a room with obstacles. First, the robot goes around the perimeter, then it cleans the entire area in a snake-like pattern. It easily moved over the dryer legs and separately swept around the box and all the dryer legs. So, it passed the test.
Speaking of navigating throughout the house, the Roborock S7 Pro Ultra cleaned room by room first by perimeter, then in a snake-like pattern. Periodically, it would return to the station to rinse the wipe so that the cleaning quality would stay the same. There were no dirty areas left, it was fast, so the robot’s navigation’s good.
The suction power’s very high, on the same level as the previously released Roborock S7 and Q7 Max, as well as Roborock S7 MaxV. The robot vacuum cleaner was able to thoroughly suck the debris out of a 10 mm (.39 In.) slot. This is an extremely powerful vacuum!
Hard floor vacuuming
It has high quality when it comes to picking dirt off the laminate. Only some debris is left inthe corners, where most round vacuums can’t reach. All of the debris is collected in the dust container. And it’s important to note that the central brush gets only a little hair, which is easily cleaned thanks to the silicone brush.
Roborock S7 Pro Ultra also copes well with carpet cleaning. Here I’d only note that the silicone side brush can twist on medium carpets and the silicone central brush is still slightly inferior to the usual bristle brush on carpets, but still the quality is good for everyday use.
The wipe is also on another level. It pressed well to the floor and absorbed the dirt. Only a small line along the baseboard is left, which is the achilles heel of all robot vacuum cleaners That I’ve reviewed. Thanks to the station, the robot is able to rinse the cloth independently and return to the place of cleaning. In this case, even a very dirty floor will be clean, without streaks and puddles.
Roborock S7 Pro Ultra copes well even with the scrubbing of difficult dirt. True, it takes time, but at least the robot can do it, and again, thanks to the station, the floor is cleaned completely, dirt isn’t smeared on the surface.
Speaking of self-cleaning quality, Roborock has an oddly unsolvable problem with it. And it got even worse with the Ultra, judging by the reviews. The robot doesn’t fully clean the container and what is even worse, sometimes the quality of self-cleaning is even worse when the robot is not properly connected to the station. As a result, the trash stays not only in the container, but also in the tray. There are problems with self-cleaning.
But the rinse quality is good. At least at the level of other robots. Here are the results from the previous tests, namely the condition of the wipe after washing the stand and after rinsing at the station. And separately I’ll check again the condition of the wipe after washing the room with a dirty floor. See the condition before and after rinsing. No complaints here.
Roborock S7 Pro Ultra has good maneuverability. It can go over 2 cm (.78 In.) baseboards while lifting the wipe. That’s a plus!
But Roborock S7 Pro Ultra is afraid of black spaces, seeing them as cliffs.Unfortunately, the problem hasn’t yet been solved, and the brand is aware of it, as they said on their site. The same problem is in S7 and S7 MaxV, as well as in other vacuums in the line.
Finally, we measure Roborock S7 Pro Ultra’s volume in different modes. When the suction is turned off, the volume doesn’t exceed 59 dB. At min power the volume is between 61-63 dB. At medium power it goes up to 64-65 dB. In the Turbo mode it is about 66-68 dB, and at max power the peak was 75 dB. Considering the high suction power, the volume is quite understandable.
Roborock S7 Pro Ultra was reviewed and tested in detail. According to our evaluation system, it scored 146 points. 24 points less than S7 MaxV Ultra, which topped the overall rating at the time of the review. Nevertheless, it is still deservedly in the top five.
Now I’ll share my opinion. I liked the following:
- Self-cleaning and cloth rinsing at the station.
- Good navigation.
- High suction power.
- Good vacuuming and mopping.
- Good cloth rinsing quality.
- Lots of functions for flexible adjustments.
- Lifting of wipe on carpets.
- Good off-road.
- Quality assembly.
- Easy to clean the brushes.
- Auto water fill in the station.
- Optional module for connecting to the sewers.
As for the downsides, here are some:
- Is scared of dark spaces.
- Can’t get dirt in the corners.
- A line along the baseboard is left.
- Self-cleaning problems.
- Cloth drying is sold separately, and isn’t on the Russian market yet.
- The platform isn’t detachable for rinsing.
The first three remarks are common to most robotic vacuum cleaners that were on the review. But the other three are individual flaws that Roborock S7 Pro Ultra has. If they aren’t big problems for you, then I see no reason not to recommend the robot. In my opinion, if the price difference with S7 MaV Ultra is more than 20%, and the object detection system isn’t so important, it makes sense to save money and choose the same quality, but cheaper.
On this note, i’d like to end the review. Make sure to leave nay question in the comments. Don’t forget to like and subscribe, and have fun shopping, bye!