Roborock Q7 Max+ vs. S7 MaxV Ultra

Roborock Q7 Max+ vs. S7 MaxV Ultra

Continuing my series on the latest Roborock self-emptying robot vacuums, we’ll look at the Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra.

This compares a higher-end, mid-range option and an ultra-end premium variant.

The Q7 Max+ is an upgrade over the Q5+ since it has a hybrid dustbin and electronic water tank, enabling it to vacuum and mop simultaneously.

In contrast, the S7 MaxV Ultra has all the bells and whistles – from the Reactive AI 2.0 obstacle avoidance to the do-it-all base station with the pad washing and self-emptying features.

Which option is better? I’ve put both robots through a grueling series of tests to find out.

A quick glance at the Roborock Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra

Roborock Q7 Max+

Roborock Q7 Max+
  • Airflow: 15.68 CFM
  • Deep Cleaning: 69.63%
  • Navigation: LIDAR + SLAM
  • Self-empty: Yes
  • Bag capacity: 2.5-liters
  • Map saving: Yes
  • Number of maps: 4
  • Containment: Yes
  • Selective Room cleaning: Yes
  • Recharge & Resume: Yes
  • Brush roll: Upgraded bristle-less roller
  • Dustbin capacity: 470ml
  • Mopping: Yes
  • Water tank capacity: 350ml
  • Side brush: One
  • Battery: 5200 mAh Li-ion
  • Run time: 180 minutes
  • Noise: 74.8 dB

Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra

  • Airflow: 13.39 CFM
  • Deep Cleaning: 77.95%
  • Navigation: LIDAR + SLAM + Front Camera
  • Self-empty: Yes
  • Bag capacity: 2.5-liters
  • Clean water tank capacity: 3 liters
  • Dirty water tank capacity: 2.5-liters
  • Map saving: Yes
  • Number of maps: 4
  • Containment: Yes
  • Selective Room cleaning: Yes
  • Recharge & Resume: Yes
  • Brush roll: Combo brush
  • Dustbin capacity: 400ml
  • Mopping: Yes
  • Water tank capacity: 200ml
  • Side brush: One
  • Battery: 5200 mAh Li-ion
  • Run time: 180 minutes
  • Noise: 72.9 dB

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Introduction to the Roborock Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra

Roborock introduced a flurry of products starting with the S7 MaxV series and then the Q-Series.

The Q-Series fills a mid-range void previously missing with Roborock.

However, the Q7 Max+ falls in the higher range of that price spectrum, bordering on premium.

It’s in the same price bracket as the Roomba J7+, but it offers better functionality with its efficient navigation and mopping features.

A step above the Q7 is the S7 MaxV Ultra, which has all the bells and whistles of a robot vacuum – self-emptying, pad washing, intelligent navigation, and obstacle avoidance.

Cheaper Option: Roborock Q7 Max+

Roborock Q7 Max+ Review

Pros

  • Much cheaper than the S7 MaxV Ultra
  • Proficient navigation thanks to LIDAR and the Roborock algorithm
  • A stable ramp-style base station
  • Excellent at cleaning surface debris
  • Versatile two-in-one robot vacuum and mop

Cons

  • Still, an expensive option compared to other brands
  • Worst deep cleaning scores among self-emptying Roborock options
  • Noisy in its highest power setting

The Q7 Max+ is Roborock’s most feature-rich option in the Q-Series and also the most expensive.

It’s similar to the Q5, but the added mopping feature makes it more versatile.

Some upgrades over the Q5+ include the electronic water tank and upgraded brush roll, giving it more versatility and hair tangle resistance.

There are two Q7 options, the basic non-max version with the traditional gravity tank and the “max” option with the hybrid dustbin and electronic water tank.

Aside from being cheaper, one plus with the non-max version is that it nearly doubles the dustbin size of the max variant (750ml vs. 470ml) but with a smaller water tank (180ml vs. 350ml).

Choosing between the max and non-max options will depend on whether you want the mopping feature.

Both will have the same navigational and cleaning performance, so you’ll have to check what priorities to consider before nailing down an option.

The Q7 Max+ is the most efficient of the four Roborock self-emptying robots I’ve tested, finishing the run in around sixteen and a half minutes, several minutes faster than the Q5+, S7 MaxV Ultra, and S7+.

Cleaning performance is another strong point, especially surface debris, where it picked up in the high 90s across the board.

Overall, it’s a solid robot vacuum with added versatility thanks to the hybrid container, but the high price tag will hinder some consumers from purchasing it.

If you want an efficient mopping robot without spending a high premium, the Roborock Q7 Max+ is an excellent cheaper alternative to the S7 MaxV Ultra or even the S7 MaxV Plus.

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All the Bells and Whistles: Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra

Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra base station and robot

Pros

  • A do-it-all robot vacuum and mop hybrid
  • The most autonomous Roborock option that can vacuum and mop without any intervention
  • Upgraded obstacle avoidance capabilities over the S6 MaxV ultra (thanks to Reactive AI 2.0)
  • Efficient mopping performance thanks to the vibrating mopping pad
  • A versatile base station that cleans the pad and empties the robot’s dustbin for you
  • Decent deep cleaning performance (for a robot vacuum)

Cons

  • Crazy expensive
  • It cannot pick up liquid (only drags a wet pad)
  • Noisy in the highest setting

The S7 MaxV Ultra represents the pinnacle of robot vacuum technology with all the advancements Roborock introduced.

It’s got all the latest features – Reactive AI 2.0 (obstacle avoidance), VibraRise (vibrating pad that lifts on carpet), and the do-it-all base station.

However, all this technology comes at a premium – a very steep one.

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This variant is one of the most expensive options in the market, but it’s one of the better ones at what it does.

Roborock’s obstacle avoidance system’s upgrades enhance its ability to evade objects.

Roborock S7 MaxV coiled wires test

It’s better at avoiding pet feces and wires, as it doesn’t get as close as the S6 MaxV.

However, it still struggles to avoid stretched-out wires since the side brush (still) tangles.

The Roomba J7+ is the gold standard of obstacle-avoiding robots, but the S7 MaxV Ultra isn’t far behind.

Another benefit of owning the S7 MaxV Ultra is its pad washing and vibrating mopping pad.

This model retains the VibraRise technology with a vibrating element on the mopping pad.

It’s more efficient than a traditional robot mop that only drags a wet pad, but it has its limitations.

None of the Roborock options can pick up liquid, so it functions like a traditional robot mop but with better efficiency.

The scrubbing pad cleaning mechanism is one of the better options I’ve tested for keeping the pads clean.

Also, Roborock doesn’t use a white pad (but a grayish one), so it doesn’t appear to be as dirty as a white pad.

Overall, the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra offers an (indeed) hands-free solution to vacuuming and mopping your home.

Its do-it-all base station cleans the pad and empties the dustbin, so consumers don’t have to do it manually.

However, you’ll need to be mindful of its limitations, like being unable to pick up liquid.

Similarities between the Roborock Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra

Despite looking vastly different from one another, there are plenty of similarities between the Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra.

1. Shape

Roborock Q7 Max+ vs S7 MaxV Ultra shape

Both robots utilize Roborock’s puck-shaped frame with the same LIDAR and dustbin placement (on top).

The dimensions are also similar, but the S7 MaxV is noticeably heavier because of the mopping module built into the unit.

2. Brush Layout

Roborock Q7 Max+ vs S7 MaxV Ultra brush layout

The next similarity is the brush layout, as with other Roborock products.

The Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra use the same side brush and upgraded bristle-less roller in the exact location.

3. Navigational Algorithm and LIDAR

Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra LIDAR

These robots will traverse similarly, using the same algorithm and LIDAR sensor.

Roborock products are some more efficient robot vacuums when navigating obstacles.

Both will start the run, cleaning the edges before moving towards the middle portions.

One variance with the S7 MaxV Ultra is its obstacle avoidance technology (or ReactiveAI 2.0), which evades objects better than the Q7 Max+.

4. Hybrid Mop and Vacuum Functionality

Roborock Q7-Max-vs-S7-MaxV-Ultra-pad

These have the hybrid functionality of a robot vacuum and mop, so both will be versatile.

However, the S7 MaxV Ultra is more efficient with its vibrating mopping pad. The Q7 Max+ isn’t bad, but it takes more passes to remove stains.

5. Self-Empty Feature

The Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra have variants with a self-emptying base station, so both have an auto-empty feature.

However, their base stations vary, with the Q7 Max+ having a simpler one only with the self-emptying feature.

The S7 MaxV Ultra has a more versatile base station with the pad-washing feature; that’s why it’s enormous.

6. App Compatibility

Roborock Q7 Max vs. S7 MaxV Ultra app

These robots are compatible with the Roborock app with similar features we’ll look at in a bit.

The Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra have the same app features (mostly), like containment, map saving, mapping run, etc.

One variance would be the remote viewing capability of the S7 MaxV because of the front-facing camera.

7. Dustbin Placement

Roborock Q7 Max+ vs S7 MaxV Ultra dustbin placement

The Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra’s dustbin placement are on the robot, making it easy to access even when docked.

Roborock’s design, where the self-emptying port connects to the primary brush role, is a huge plus since it enables them to put the dustbin in this location.

One advantage of the Q7 Max+ is its larger capacity (470 ml vs. 400ml), which is irrelevant if you opt for the variant with the self-emptying feature.

Differences between the Roborock Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra

Next, we’ll look at the variances between the Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra, starting with the mopping feature.

1. Self-Washing [S7 MaxV Ultra only]

Roborock S7 MaxV pad cleaning

The pad washing feature is one of the manufacturers’ innovations in the robot vacuum space.

Most brands (Yeedi, Narwal, Dreame) utilize a stationary agitating element at the bottom to rub against the two discs.

The Narwal T10 was the first I’ve seen with this feature.

Roborock uses a different style pad cleaning mechanism. Instead of a stationary, ribbed gadget, it uses a bristled element that goes back and forth to scrub the pad.

It works pretty well at cleaning the microfiber cloth – check out this before and after photo.

Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra dirty pad

After doing several pad washing cycles, this is how it looks.

The gray color helps since stains aren’t as visible, but it still beats having to hand or machine wash the pad after every mopping cycle.

Unfortunately, the Q7 Max+ doesn’t have this feature, only a standard mopping attachment you’ll need to wash manually.

2. Obstacle Avoidance [S7 MaxV only]

Roborock S7 MaxV ReactiveAI 2.0

Another premium feature of the S7 MaxV Ultra is the ReactiveAI 2.0 or its obstacle avoidance system.

It’s an upgrade over the previous version found in the S6 MaxV in that twin laser sensors flank the camera sensor, and an LED to help with visibility in dark zones.

I’ve tested it extensively, and it was better than the S6 MaxV, especially at avoiding pet feces and wires.

It’s not as good as the Roomba J7+ at evading stretched-out wires, and I wouldn’t let it vacuum without cleaning pet remnants since there’s a higher risk of it touching poop.

3. Hybrid Water Tank [Q7 Max+ only]

Roborock Q7 Max dustbin underneath lid

The Q7 Max+ has a hybrid electronic water tank and dustbin, enabling it to mop and vacuum simultaneously.

Roborock Q7 Max+ hybrid container

It’s the only Roborock product with this feature (so far) and a space saver.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the vibrating element in the S7 MaxV Ultra or the S7 MaxV Plus, so it won’t be as proficient at cleaning stains.

The electronic water tank provides more water flow control than a gravity tank, where water continually drips.

4. Vibrating Pad [S7 MaxV Ultra only]

Roborock S7 MaxV vibrating element

Roborock introduced the vibrating mopping pad with the S7+, and it’s the same feature as the S7 MaxV Ultra.

A vibrating element in the middle helps improve agitation, making the S7 MaxV series more proficient at removing stains.

5. Auto-Empty Dock

Roborock Q7 Max+ vs. S7 MaxV Ultra base station

The S7 MaxV Ultra’s massive base station dwarfs the Q7 Max+ because it needs space to house the clean and dirty water tanks for pad washing.

Its added bulk is necessary for the self-emptying and pad-washing features, while the Q7 Max+ dock is lighter with a more straightforward design because its only task is to empty the robot’s dustbin.

I don’t think this size is a concern if you’re not moving this around or need to buy an extra dock for a multi-level home.

App Features

The Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra are compatible with the Roborock app, and I’ll enumerate the most helpful features.

1. Quick Mapping [both]

Roborock S7 MaxV Quick Mapping

One of the most significant upgrades Roborock introduced in the new models is the quick mapping run, where the robot goes into an exploratory mode with the vacuum motor shut off.

But here’s the best part – it takes full advantage of LIDAR’s 360-scanning to fast-track the map creation process, cutting the time significantly (almost a 10-fold better efficiency).

It’s different from a VSLAM robot, where it has to go through a traditional vacuuming run, which takes longer.

This feature has been grandfathered into the newer Roborock options like the S5 Max, S4 Max, and the S6 MaxV.

2. Live Map [both]

Roborock Q7 Max vs. S7 MaxV Ultra live map

I’ve said this numerous times, and I’ll repeat it: Roborock is a pioneer of the live map feature, showing the robot’s real-time location.

Not only that, but it also shows areas it has cleaned through the grid lines.

Before Roborock, no other manufacturer had this feature – even the two previous pioneers: Neato and iRobot.

3. 3D Map [both]

Roborock Q7 Max+ 3D Map

Another innovation Roborock introduced in the S7 MaxV and Q-Series robots is the 3D map.

It shows a different perspective of the map to consumers. There’s not much functional advantage for this, but only viewing the map in a 3D manner (at various angles).

Don’t expect too much from this as it shows walls and nothing else.

Consumers can add furniture, but it’s more of a cosmetic than a functional feature for reference where tables or chairs are located.

Roborock add furniture feature

However, adding furniture won’t block the robot as it (still) tried to go around the bed I placed on the app.

This feature is also available in the older S-Series models.

4. Map Saving [both]

Roborock S7 MaxV vs S7 map saving

 

The Roborock Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra can save up to four map levels. Another plus with all Roborock products has an auto-map detection that determines the correct map level after the initial scan.

Roborock recommends purchasing additional docks for multi-level options, but you can move the robot around without purchasing anything.

5. Containment

Roborock Q7 Max no-go zones and no-mop zones

Consumers can add containment to each map level – invisible walls, no-go zones, and no-mop zones.

The latter two are similar because they block the robot from going into a square or rectangular area.

6. Remote Viewing [S7 MaxV only]

Roborock S7 MaxV remote viewing

Since it has the front-facing camera, only the S7 MaxV Ultra has the remote viewing feature, enabling folks to see what the robot sees – much like a CCTV camera, but this one can move.

There are privacy concerns with this, but Roborock assures consumers that what the robot sees isn’t stored; plus, there’s encryption, and this feature isn’t turned on by default.

Roborock S7 MaxV remote security

7. Scrub Intensity [S7 MaxV Ultra only]

Roborock S7 MaxV scrub intensity

Only the S7 MaxV Ultra has the scrub intensity feature since it’s the only one (between the two) with the scrubbing feature.

The Q7 Max+ doesn’t have this feature since it doesn’t have the vibrating element, only the electronic water tank, so consumers will only have these options.

Roborock Q7 Max+ water flow settings

8. Auto-Empty Settings

Roborock Q7 Max auto-empty settings

Another area of adjustability is the self-emptying settings, where consumers can select from four options or even turn off the feature (for whatever reason).

I’d keep it at the default setting to prolong the life of the second vacuum inside the base station.

9. Maintenance

Roborock Q5 maintenance

The maintenance tab shows the different components that need maintenance or replacement.

It’s not exact since it’s time-based, but it alerts consumers of the components needing TLC.

10. Scheduling

A scheduling feature is available to automate the vacuuming process, and one plus with the Roborock app is you can schedule multiple runs per day.

Airflow Comparison

Next, we’ll look at the airflow of these robots, which I think is an excellent barometer for cleaning performance (more below).

Roborock states that the S7 MaxV Ultra has 19% more power than the Q7 Max+ (5100 vs. 4200 Pa).

However, airflow experiments reveal a different picture. The S7 MaxV Ultra has less airflow than the Q7 Max+.

Power setting
Roborock Q7 Max+
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
Quiet
7.91 CFM
7.97 CFM
Balanced
9.33 CFM
8.71 CFM
Turbo
10.99 CFM
9.8 CFM
Max
15.68 CFM
12.49 CFM
Max+
N/A
13.39 CFM

The Q7 Max+ had (up to) 15 CFM in the max setting – 15% more than the S7 MaxV Ultra in the max+ setting.

However, the airflow advantage didn’t translate to the cleaning performance since the S7 MaxV picked up more debris.

Cleaning Comparison

Despite having less airflow, the S7 MaxV Ultra picked up more debris (on average) from the various cleaning experiments on different debris types.

Model
Roborock Q7 Max+
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
Overall
91.98%
94.11%
Hard Floor
99.9%
99.95%
Sand on hard floor
99.8%
99.6%
Carpet (Surface Pickup)
98.3%
98.97%
Carpet (Deep Cleaning)
69.63%
77.95%

The S7 MaxV Ultra was better at nearly every debris type above and a few percentage points better than the Q7 Max+ in the overall score (94.11% vs. 91.98%).

One factor pushing the score is the deep cleaning test, where the S7 MaxV picked up more than the Q7 Max+ (77.95% vs. 69.63%).

Nonetheless, the other results are very close, and cleaning performance shouldn’t be a deciding factor between these robots.

Which is better on hard floors?

Sand on hard floors is a barometer I use to determine robot vacuum performance on hard floors.

However, the variance between the Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra is too close to call (99.8% vs. 99.6%).

Here’s a before and after shot for the Q7 Max+.

Roborock Q7 Max sand on hard floor

And S7 MaxV Ultra.

Roborock S7 MaxV sand on hard floor

You could see that there isn’t much difference with the pick-up based on the eye test, so either option will suffice for cleaning debris on hard floors.

Edge Cleaning Comparison

Again, there isn’t much variance with the before and after results for the Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra in edge cleaning.

Here’s a before and after photo for the Q7 Max+.

Roborock Q7 Max edge cleaning

And the S7 MaxV Ultra.

Roborock S7 MaxV edge cleaning

The Q7 Max+ picked up slightly more, but the variance is negligible. Both are above average at picking debris in this area.

Hair Wrap Comparison

These robots come with the upgraded bristle-less brush roll, which is better at resisting hair tangles, but which is the better option.

I’ve tested both on five and seven-inch hair (around one gram) and see the results below.

Model
Roborock Q7 Max+
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
5-inch strands
90%
100%
7-inch strands
47%
63%

The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra was better, picking up a higher percentage from five and seven-inch hair strands.

You could see the hair inside the dustbin.

Roborock S7 MaxV hair inside dustbin

Even with seven-inch hair, it picked up a decent percentage with this much wrapping on the area close to the axle.

Roborock S7 MaxV hair on axle

Unfortunately, the Q7 Max+ wasn’t as good with this much hair wrapping on the roller after the seven-inch experiment.

Roborock Q7 Max+ seven-inch hair on brush

One plus with the bristle-less design is that it’s easier to clean without needing scissors.

Which is better on carpets?

Based on the deep cleaning scores (metric I use to determine how well a robot vacuum performs on carpet), the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is the better option since it picked up seven percentage points higher than the Q7 Max+ (77.95% vs. 69.63%), despite having less airflow.

I’m not sure why it got more sand, but my theory is that the heavier body pushed the brush roll deeper into carpet strands; thus, it got more from the experiments.

But it’s only a theory, so take it with a grain of salt.

Mopping Comparison

Next, we’ll look at how well these products mopped stains. I tested the S7 MaxV and Q7 Max+ on red wine stains, but only the S7 MaxV on grape juice stains.

Historically, traditional robot vacuums without an agitation element will struggle with sticky stuff like grape juice and stall.

Here’s the before and after shot for the Q7 Max+.

Roborock Q7 Max red wine stains before

After a three-pass run, it cleaned the whole mess.

Roborock Q7 Max red wine stains after

Next, we’ll look at the S7 MaxV Ultra before and after shots on red wine stains.

Roborock S7 MaxV red wine stains

And tougher-to-mop grape juice stains.

Roborock S7 MaxV coke and juice stains

It was excellent in both experiments and didn’t stall during the grape juice stain experiment, which is a positive sign.

One issue with these robots is that neither can pick up liquid, so I don’t recommend using them for cleaning large food-based messes since they’ll leave a sticky residue.

Run Time Comparison

There’s not much variance between the Roborock Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra with run time.

Both utilize the same 5200 mAh lithium-ion battery with a claimed run time of up to 180 minutes in the lowest setting.

The mapping run and efficient navigation make these options ideal inside large homes since map creation can be done in a little over 21 minutes, even in a large 1600++ square foot home.

Noise Comparison

Power setting
Roborock S7
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
Quiet
59.3 dB dB
57.0 dB
Balanced
61.2 dB
59.5 dB
Turbo
63.7 dB dB
62.0 dB
Max
74.8 dB dB
72.9 dB

The Q7 Max+’s higher airflow is evident in this experiment because it was noisier across the board, from the quiet to the max setting.

I use a sound meter for these experiments from a few feet away, with all the windows and doors closed to minimize outside noise.

Maintenance

These robot vacuums need maintenance to function at their peak for years. And since consumers will be spending hundreds of dollars for these machines, making them last as long as possible makes a lot of sense.

  1. Primary brush roll: The most abused component needs the most frequent cleaning – at least once a week to rid of dirt and hair accumulation.
  2. Side brush: Another high usage component needing frequent cleaning – also once a week. Remove the bolt holding it in place and clear all the hair wrapping on its base.
  3. Dustbin filter: The self-emptying feature rids consumers of the task of emptying the base station, but they still need to check the filter inside as dust will accumulate on the folds. Remove the dustbin, check the filter for any buildup, and clean (if needed) at least monthly.
  4. Drop sensors: Use a cotton bud or clean microfiber towel to clean the drop sensors underneath the robot monthly to prevent an error code from firing and disabling the robot.
  5. Auto-empty bag: Dispose of the bag inside the base station once full. Roborock doesn’t have a sensor to notify consumers of this, so it’s best to check visually every month.
  6. Base station port: Ensure that the port on the base station ramp is free from any blockages that could affect its self-emptying function.

Product Specifications

Model
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
Roborock Q7 Max+
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra
Roborock Q7 Max+
Width
13.89"
13.8"
Height
3.79"
3.8"
Filter
Washable E11 Rated Air Filter
Washable E11 Rated Air Filter
Navigation
Smart Navigation
Smart Navigation
Run time
180 mins.
180 mins.
Recharge and Resume
Yes
Yes
Map Saving
Yes
Yes
Number of Maps
4
4
Dustbin capacity
400 ml
470 ml
Water tank
200 ml
350 ml
Auto empty capacity
2.4-liters
2.5-liters
Airflow
13.39 CFM
15.68 CFM
Warranty
1-year limited
1-year limited
Price

Where can I buy these Robot Vacuums?

The Roborock Q7 Max+ and S7 MaxV Ultra are available in online stores like Amazon. Check the links below for the latest pricing information.

  • Roborock Q7+ on Amazon (w/ self-empty base station + gravity tank)
  • Roborock Q7 Max+ on Amazon (w/ self-empty base station + hybrid dustbin/electronic water tank)
  • Roborock S7 MaxV (robot only) on Amazon
  • Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra (robot + self-cleaning base station) on Amazon

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Which is the Better Option?

These robot vacuums are pretty close in terms of cleaning and mopping performance despite the S7 MaxV’s upgraded mopping module.

Vacuuming performance shouldn’t be a deciding factor, but the other features should be like pad-washing or the vibrating mopping pad.

The S7 MaxV Ultra’s hands-free aspect is a nice-to-have if you’re willing to pay a hefty premium.

Otherwise, don’t overspend and opt for the cheaper Q7 Max+ since the performance variance does not justify the added cost.

4 Reasons to choose the Roborock Q7 Max+

  1. Cheaper option: The Q7 Max+ is a (much) cheaper option than the S7 MaxV Ultra by a lot.
  2. Excellent surface cleaning: Its high airflow enables the Q7 Max+ to clean surface debris well.
  3. Above-average mopping: Despite not having the vibrating element, the Q7 Max+’s mopping performance is decent, removing most red wine stains by the second pass.
  4. Efficient navigation: The Q7 Max finished the efficiency run in a little over 16 minutes – the quickest of all the Roborock self-emptying options.

4 Reasons to choose the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra

  1. Autonomous vacuuming & mopping option: The pad-washing and self-emptying features make the S7 MaxV Ultra an autonomous machine that can vacuum and mop independently.
  2. Better deep cleaning performance: The S7 MaxV Ultra picked up more sand in the deep cleaning test (seven-plus percent better).
  3. Efficient pad-washing: Its bristled pad-washing component cleaned the pads well and removed built-up gunk.
  4. Remote viewing: Consumers can use the S7 MaxV Ultra as a stealth CCTV to monitor their homes remotely.

The Verdict: The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is the More Feature-Rich Option, But at a Steep Premium

There are many reasons to like the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra – it has superb vacuuming and mopping performance.

The multi-function base station will empty the dustbin and wash the pads for you, making it a genuinely autonomous option for keeping floors clean.

And it doubles as a CCTV camera to monitor your home from the ground to check what’s happening in real time.

However, this technology isn’t cheap and will cost a hefty premium. Are you willing to pay for it?

If the answer is yes, the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra is an excellent option. Otherwise, go with the cheaper Q7 Max+ that offers 90% of the features and performance while saving you hundreds of dollars.

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