Roborock Q Revo Review

Roborock Q Revo Review

Roborock (just) released its latest do-it-all robot vacuum, the Q Revo, which is different from the previous S7 MaxV Ultra and S8 Pro Ultra models.

Unlike the older variants with the horizontal configuration, this one uses a standard setup: water tanks on top, a bag in the middle, and a pad-washing element at the bottom.

It’s the same configuration as other brands like the Ecovacs X1 Omni, and it’s a significant change since this one uses two spinning discs rather than the single pad with the vibrating element.

One huge selling point is it’s cheaper than the S7, S7 MaxV, and S8 Pro series.

But how good is it? Are the spinning discs good enough to clean stains?

We’ll examine these and more in this review.

Cheaper Do-It-All Roborock Robot Vacuum/Mop Hybrid
  • Navigation - 97%
  • Surface Cleaning - 99.17%
  • Deep Cleaning - 77.35%
  • Quality - 95%
  • Design - 95%
  • Value - 98%


The Q Revo is a change-up within the Roborock ecosystem with its design. Unlike the previous S-Series releases that utilized a horizontal and wide configuration, this one uses a slimmer base station with the bag in the middle. It’s a more traditional design since other brands like Xiaomi and Ecovacs utilize it. And since it uses a pad-washing tray inside of a motorized bristled system, Roborock can cut production costs and reduce pricing.


  • Cheaper than the Roborock S7 MaxV and S8 Pro Ultra
  • A do-it-all robot that can vacuum and mop
  • Large capacity water tanks (5 liters)
  • Efficient navigation, thanks to LIDAR
  • Proficient mopping with the twin spinning discs


  • Tall base station footprint
  • Still expensive
  • Terrible at cleaning hair
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Introduction to the Roborock Q Revo

The Q Revo is Roborock’s latest robot vacuum/mop hybrid and doesn’t look like any previous releases.

This model uses a standard design found in other brands, with the two water tanks on top.

Base Station

Roborock Q Revo with base station

Here’s a photo of the Ecovacs X1 Omni for reference.

Ecovacs X1 Omni

It’s not (exactly) the same design, but these brands use a similar framework.

Water Tanks

Roborock’s two water tanks are easily accessible since there’s no cover on top.

Roborock Q Revo water tanks

Each container has a massive 5-liter capacity, doubling the S7 MaxV and S8 Pro Ultra capacity (around 2.5 liters).

This volume increase decreases trips to the faucet for refills.

These tanks separate clean and dirty water (collected from the pad-washing cycle) to eliminate the cross-contamination risk.

Unlike the Narwal Freo I’ve tested previously, the Q Revo has a self-emptying feature.

Since two 5-liter containers occupy the top, Roborock relocated the bag towards the middle area.

Roborock Q Revo bag placement

It also gets a slight bump in capacity (2.5 to 2.7 liters).

And like in previous models, it uses a plastic top that slides into a fixed slot.

Roborock Q Revo bag slide inside base station

Underneath the bag holder is the pad-washing tray, which the two pads spin against.

Roborock Q Revo pad washing tray

It’s a similar design to the Narwal Freo and Dreame W10.

Another change from the S7 MaxV and S8 Pro Ultra is the self-emptying port, previously connected to the primary brush roll.

Roborock moved it behind the dustbin container connected to this port inside the base station.

Roborock Q Revo self-emptying port

Here’s a close look at the port behind the robot.

Roborock Q Revo self-emptying port

The port is much smaller than the S7 and S8 series options, which could be an issue when emptying hair that has more mass.

Top View

Roborock Q Revo Top

The Q Revo retains the same minimalist design of Roborock with two buttons on top.

Consumers need to download the Roborock app to access all the functions.

Like all the latest-generation Roborock products, the Q Revo has a top-mounted dustbin.

Roborock Q Revo top mounted dustbin

However, with the pad and self-empty port location, consumers must pull the robot out to access the dustbin when docked in the base station.

Roborock Q Revo dustbin placement

Two Pads

Roborock Q Revo pads

The pad module is another significant change over the S7 Max and S8 Pro, where the Q Revo uses two spinning discs for agitating stains.

It has a similar placement behind the robot, but this is another cost-cutting change to decrease prices to compete with similar brands.

Like other brands that use two round pads, the Q Revo has a pad lift feature (raises 7 mm), so the mopping cloth doesn’t touch the carpet or rug during its hybrid cycle.


Brush Roll

Roborock Q Revo brush roll

The Roborock Q Revo uses a single bristle-less brush, similar to the S7 and S7 MaxV series robots.

While it won’t have an agitation advantage over its combo brush counterpart, hair won’t wrap tightly on it and will be easier to clean.

Side Brush

Roborock Q Revo side brush

Unfortunately, the Q Revo uses the older bristled side brush found in older Roborock models.

I think it’s another cost-cutting measure of Roboorck to decrease pricing.

The good news is the all-rubber side brush is compatible, and I’d recommend purchasing extra side brushes as a backup since these bristled side brushes wear out faster.

Obstacle Avoidance

Roborock Q Revo Reactive Tech obstacle avoidance

The Q Revo has a front obstacle-avoidance sensor Roborock calls Reactive Tech. 

It uses a similar sensor (an Infrared sensor), helping it identify and evade objects.

Unfortunately, the Q Revo obstacle avoidance algorithm isn’t as good as the S7 MaxV or the S8 Pro.

It was good with evading pet feces and objects big enough to be seen by the front IR sensor, but it struggled with stretched wires.

Also, it was decent with coiled wires, but the miss rate isn’t as high as its higher-end siblings, as it touched some of the cords I’ve laid out.

Roborock Q Revo brushing against a coiled wire

App FeaturesRoborock Q Revo app

The Q Revo is compatible with the Roborock app, and I noticed several features omitted (more below), but first, I’ll enumerate what’s included.

1. Live Map

Roborock Q Revo live map

This feature is a staple in all Roborock robots with LIDAR. It shows the robot’s location in real-time.

The grid lines represent the areas vacuumed (or mopped).

Also, a 3D map is available, enabling consumers to view it from a three-dimensional perspective from different angles.

Roborock Q Revo 3D Map

What I like about the Roborock 3D Map is that it’s integrated into the primary interface, making it a seamless fit.

2. Containment

Roborock Q Revo invisible wall

Containment is available in this app with several options: invisible walls, no-go zones, and no-mop zones.

Invisible walls are “virtual” walls consumers can draw on the map to block the robot from going past it.

No-go and no-mop zones have the same function – block the robot from venturing into square or rectangular zones drawn on the map.

Roborock Q Revo no-go zone

The latter is redundant because it functions like the no-go zones feature.

Also, the Q Revo will avoid (marked) carpeted areas if consumers select the “avoid” option in the carpet settings.

Roborock Q Revo carpet settings

3. Mapping Run

Roborock Q Revo mapping run

One massive upgrade Roborock put into its app is the mapping run, cutting map creation time tenfold.

This feature takes advantage of LIDAR’s 360-scanning ability to create maps in a fraction of the time compared to a typical run.

This feature will benefit consumers with enormous homes since the robot doesn’t need to go through every nook and cranny.

And the algorithm is intelligent enough to identify doorways and automatically set partitions.

Roborock Q Revo quick mapping map afterward

4. Map Saving

Roborock Q Revo map saving

Consumers can save up to four maps in the Roborock app and, with it, the customization options at each level.

Four is already overkill, in my opinion, because most users will leave this on one level with the massive base station.

5. Passes

Roborock Q Revo passes

Another helpful customization option is adjusting the number of passes, which is only available in the “Room” and “Zones” tab.

This option tells the robot to do more than one pass (up to three, specifically), and it unlocks another benefit (see next point).

6. Crisscross Pattern

Roborock Q Revo crisscross pattern

The multi-pass run unlocks the crisscross pattern where the robot goes in horizontal and vertical directions.

It makes the run more thorough and is a beneficial feature with the Q Revo’s higher airflow.

7. Selective Room Cleaning

Roborock Q Revo selective room cleaning

Once the partitions are set, consumers can use this feature to choose specific rooms to clean.

Unlike the Roomba, Roborock’s version is visual, so folks tap on the room they’d want cleaning.

Simple. Straightforward. Easy to use.

8. Zoned Cleaning

Roborock Q Revo zoned cleaning

Sorry about the water tank error. During this testing phase, I had not filled up the container.

Going back to the topic.

Zoned cleaning is a variation of the previous feature, but instead of cleaning a specific room, this feature enables users to point at specific zones.

For example, if you only want to vacuum a portion of the living room, this feature is a perfect tool.

Unfortunately, these zones aren’t savable, so you’ll need to draw them every time.

9. Floor Type

Roborock Q Revo floor type

The Roborock app lets consumers choose the floor type. Specifically, there are two options – tile and hardwood.

A handy feature is telling the robot to follow the wood pattern, whether vertical or horizontal, to prevent it from damaging the edges.

10. Scheduling

Roborock Q Revo scheduling

Tying these features together is scheduling, where folks can automate the vacuuming or mopping functions with several customization options.

One helpful aspect is scheduling as many runs as needed without a minimum gap restriction.

Consumers can select to deploy the robot on weekends, weekdays, or specific days.

Roborock Q Revo scheduling options

How Much Power Does The Roborock Q Revo Have?

Despite its lower price point, the Roborock Q Revo has more airflow than its more expensive siblings, the S7 MaxV Ultra and S8 Pro Ultra.

  • Quiet: 9.68 CFM
  • Balanced: 11.67 CFM
  • Turbo: 14.52 CFM
  • Max: 17.91 CFM

The 17.91 CFM represents a whopping 45% increase over the S8 Pro Ultra and a 28% improvement over the S7 MaxV Ultra, which uses the same single, bristle-less brush roll as the Q Revo.

Higher airflow enables the Q Revo to vacuum surface dirt efficiently, better than the S8 MaxV on hard floors.

How Does The Roborock Q Revo Navigate?

Another strong point of the Q Revo, as with other Roborock options, is its navigation.

Roborock’s algorithm and LIDAR sensor enable it to be decisive with its movement, even around furniture.

It was efficient, completing the second pass in a three-pass run in under 18 minutes.

The best part is it picked up nearly everything after the first pass.

Roborock Q Revo coverage

Its proficiency and debris pick-up make it one of the better value Roborock alternatives for people who don’t want to spend colossal $$$ on the S7 MaxV Ultra or S8 Pro Ultra.

Cleaning Performance

  • Overall: 93.46%
  • Hard floor: 99.75%
  • Sand on hard floor: 99.6%
  • Carpet: 98.17%
  • Deep cleaning: 76.35%

I tested the Q Revo on different debris types, from light Quaker Oats to heavy stuff like pet litter (and sand).

It had one of the better all-around scores (at least for surface dirt), above average on both surfaces.

Yet, despite the higher airflow, it was below-average at deep cleaning sand, closer to the S7 MaxV Ultra than the S8 Pro Ultra with the twin rollers.

Hard Floor Results

Roborock Q Revo hard floor results

  • Quaker oats: 100%
  • Coffee grounds: 99%
  • Quinoa: 100%
  • Pet litter: 100%

The Q Revo’s higher airflow benefits it most on hard floors, where it got an average of 99.75%, which is an excellent score for a robot vacuum.

This improvement enabled the Q Revo to vacuum debris efficiently in fewer passes.

However, one potential issue is the side brush scattering debris.

It’s not as bad as Roomba, but I noticed it with large debris piles in several instances.

Sand on Hard Floor

Roborock Q Revo sand on hard floor

Another plus for the test is the Q Revo’s performance on sand.

It got an above-average score of 99.6%, and the eye test confirmed this as there wasn’t much (or any) sand on the surface.

Edge Cleaning

Roborock Q Revo edge cleaning

Even with only one side brush, the Q Revo was surprisingly good at cleaning edges.

I scattered a good chunk of coffee grounds in this area and got almost everything out.

However, it lacked airflow to pick up debris in the crevice, so I used a stick vacuum to clean it.

Hair Wrap

One of the huge disappointments during the testing phase is the hair wrap results.

I planned on testing this on five and seven-inch hair but scrapped the latter because of the poor results.

It only picked up an average of 24.5% in two tests, with most strands wrapping on the roller.

Roborock Q Revo hair on brush roll (5 inch)

Carpet Results

Next, we’ll look at the results on low-pile and mid-pile carpets, which were (mostly) excellent.

Low Pile

Roborock Q Revo low pile results

  • Quaker oats: 97.6%
  • Coffee grounds: 93%
  • Quinoa: 100%
  • Pet litter: 99.4%

The Q Revo had excellent results on this surface but struggled most with vacuuming coffee grounds.

You can see visible trails in the after shot above.

Most robot vacuums will struggle to vacuum this debris type, which isn’t surprising.

Mid Pile

Roborock Q Revo mid pile results

  • Quaker oats: 98.4%
  • Coffee grounds: 97.4%
  • Quinoa: 100%
  • Pet litter: 99.6%

Surprisingly, the results on this surface are better compared to the low pile results.

It got a higher percentage on coffee grounds and quaker oats, showcasing its higher airflow qualities.

Despite not having the second roller, it wasn’t far off the S8 Pro Ultra at cleaning carpets (99.15% vs. 98.17%).

Deep Cleaning

The Q Revo was closer to the S7 MaxV Ultra than the S8 Pro at deep cleaning carpets.

I tested it on the mid-pile carpet using sand, averaging 76.35%. Not a bad score, but compared to other high airflow options, it’s a bit lacking.

Mopping Results

Upon seeing the twin disc system, one giant question mark is how efficient this robot is compared to the vibrating element of the S7 MaxV and S8 Pro.

And the Q Revo didn’t disappoint, even with large quantities of juice stains.

Roborock Q Revo juice stain test

It only took one pass to remove all the stains, which is better than the Narwal Freo I reviewed earlier.

One feature I like with the Q Revo is the huge overlaps, so it doesn’t miss any spots during the run.

It’s the same result with red wine stains.

Roborock Q Revo red wine test

Again, it was proficient at removing these stains, only needing one pass to clean everything.

One issue with the Q Revo and other do-it-all robot vacuums is these products can’t pick up liquid, so it’ll leave residue on the surface, similar to a traditional mop.

Another plus is the pad cleaning since the two mop cloths looked clean.

Roborock Q Revo two pads after mopping cycles

It helps that the pads are gray, but I didn’t see any visible juice stains or gunk from the previous mopping cycles after the stain removal experiment.


The low noise levels are another positive for the Q Revo from the tests.

  • Quiet: 59.7 dB
  • Balanced: 60.5 dB
  • Turbo: 61.5 dB
  • Max: 62.8 dB

It didn’t (even) exceed 63 decibels in the max setting, which was impressive given its 17 CFM output.

However, the noise from the second vacuum in the base station is far from quiet.

Roborock Q Revo base station noise

It exceeded 80 decibels using the sound meter, which can be deafening if you’re close to it.


Next, we’ll look at maintenance for various components in this robot, specifically when to clean or replace.

  1. Primary brush roll: Clean it weekly to remove dust (or hair) accumulation on the roller and axles.
  2. Side brush: Another hair magnet. Detach and clean weekly, removing any residue buildup on the bristled tips and base.
  3. Dustbin and filter: Check the dustbin monthly to remove any debris accumulation inside, particularly the filter. Tap it on a solid surface to dislodge anything sticking on the folds.
  4. Drop sensors: Wipe with a clean microfiber towel to remove any dust buildup on these sensors to prevent an error code from firing and disabling the robot.
  5. Bag: Inspect the bag visually monthly to check if it’s full.
  6. Auto-empty port: Ensure that the self-emptying port is free from any blockages.
  7. Pad washing tray: Clean this component monthly to remove any grime from the pad-washing cycles.
  8. Mopping pads: Inspect monthly and wash as needed if it gets too filthy.

Product Specifications

ModelRoborock Q Revo
Battery5200 mAh Li-ion
Run timeUp to 180 mins.
Dirt Capacity (dry)350 ml.
Water Capacity 80 ml.
Auto empty capacity2.7 liters
Clean water tank5 liters
Dirty water tank5 liters
Width13.77 inches
Height3.79 inches
Smart NavigationYes
Recharge and ResumeYes
HEPA FiltrationNo
Side BrushYes
Extra FilterN/A
Manufactured InChina
Warranty1 year
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Is The Roborock Q Revo Worth Considering?

The Q Revo won’t blow you away with technology, but the efficient performance and lower cost make it a compelling option.

One surprise for me is the proficiency of its twin disc system, which is better than any brand I’ve tested.

It got juice stains out after the first pass, better than the Narwal Freo and Dreame L10S Ultra, two similar products that use similar mopping modules.

Cleaning performance is another strong suit with the higher airflow and at par with the more expensive S7 MaxV Ultra.

There are feature omissions in the Roborock app, but these aren’t deal-breakers, in my opinion, with the cost savings.

4 Reasons to Buy the Roborock Q Revo

  1. Much cheaper: The Q Revo is in the same price bracket as the Q5 and Q7 Max, with better mopping performance.
  2. Efficient navigation: It finished the second pass in a three-pass run in under 18 minutes.
  3. Superb vacuuming performance: Thanks to the higher airflow, the Q Revo picked up a high percentage of surface debris (on both surfaces).
  4. Proficient mopping: It got hard-to-clean juice stains out in one pass.

The Verdict: Could Be The Best Value Roborock Option

After spending almost a week testing the Q Revo, it exceeded expectations with its efficient vacuuming and mopping performance.

One surprise for me is its proficiency in removing tough-to-clean juice stains.

It got everything out after the first pass. The icing on the cake that sealed the deal was the price.

Considering its features and performance, the Roborock Q Revo is one of the best bang-for-the-buck self-washing and self-emptying robot vacuums.

About the author: Garrick, the visionary behind Cordless Vacuum Guide, brings over a decade of hands-on expertise in cordless vacuum testing to his insightful reviews showcased on this platform. Beyond his passion for empowering consumers with informed choices, he cherishes precious moments with his family, exploring global cuisines and exploring different horizons with his beloved wife and son. Follow him on Youtube, Tiktok, Facebook, and Instagram.