In this review, We’ll be looking at Roidmi’s latest cordless stick vacuum – the X30. This model is their third release after the Roidmi F8 and the NEX X20.
It has some exciting new features I’ll share in this article like the new status screen and the beefed-up battery that, according to Roidmi, extends the run time to 70 minutes.
We’ll find out in this review if the claims are accurate and if this is a viable alternative to the likes of the Dreame V10, Tineco A11, and the Dyson V8.
Better Quality Than The NEX X20
Roidmi X30 Pro Review
The Roidmi X30 retains the same design as the X20. It has the same looping handle and dust cup placement with the mopping functionality, but the build quality is a notch higher. Roidmi claims the X30 will run longer, up to 10 minutes longer than the X20. It also incorporates a status screen that provides information about the power, battery status, error codes, and more. You’ll also get a new pet grooming tool with a hose, which is an excellent addition for pet owners.
- It has better usability than the Roidmi X20 and F8.
- Runs for up to 110 minutes (based on tests).
- The new roller brush has an anti-tangle system that resists tangles better than the X20, according to Roidmi.
- It has a six-layer filtration with a built-in anti-bacterial filter near the exhaust.
- The mopping pad adds another layer of functionality.
- It takes less than 3 hours to recharge fully.
- The top-heavy design can be tiring to carry when cleaning areas above floors.
- Small dirt capacity.
- Long strands of hair will wrap around the brush roll.
- 1 Better Quality Than The NEX X20
- 2 Introduction to the Roidmi X30
- 3 OLED Screen
- 4 ZiWei Sterilization System
- 5 Engine-X 2.0 120000 Digital Brushless Motor
- 6 How Much Power Does the X30 Have?
- 7 Roidmi App
- 8 BMS-X 2.0 Lithium-Ion Battery
- 9 How Long Does The Roidmi X30 Run?
- 10 X30-V Versatile Roller Brush
- 11 Second-generation Anti-Bacterial Water Tank
- 12 Dust Cup
- 13 How does the Roidmi X30 clean?
- 14 Cleaning Test Results
- 15 Hard Floor Test Results
- 16 Sand on Hard Floor Test
- 17 Large Debris Test on Hard Floors
- 18 Edge Cleaning Test
- 19 Carpet Cleaning
- 20 Deep Cleaning Test
- 21 Hair Wrap Test
- 22 Mopping Test
- 23 Noise Levels
- 24 Ergonomics and Maneuverability
- 25 Product Specification
- 26 Where Can I Buy The Roidmi X30?
- 27 Does the Roborock X30 Provide Good Value
- 28 The Verdict: Excellent on Surface Dirt, Decent at Deep Cleaning Carpet
Introduction to the Roidmi X30
The X30 is Roidmi’s newest stick vacuum and perhaps their best product to date with upgrades in several areas to improve usability.
There are two options available – the X30 Pro and the X30. Please note that these two models have the same motor, cleaning head, and battery.
The difference would be the color (X30 Pro comes in gray while the X30 is white), LED display (X30 Pro has the OLED screen while the X30 has the LED screen), and tools in the box.
I’ll go through these upgrades one by one in this section.
The X30 Pro has an OLED screen that displays real-time information such as power settings, battery status, calorie consumption, filter status, blockages, and error codes.
It has excellent contrast with the combo of the black background and bright-colored graphics making it highly readable.
ZiWei Sterilization System
This term refers to the Six-Level filtration + Double antimicrobial system Roidmi utilizes so dust and allergens stays inside the dust cup.
So it has six filters, one of which is a HEPA filter, and another anti-bacterial post filter to help prevent pollutants from exiting through the exhaust.
Part of it is the Air-X 2.0 dust separation system with eight cyclones to ensure dust stays inside the container and not clog the air duct and filters.
The whole filter assembly easily comes off so all these parts are washable.
It is an improvement over the Roidmi F8 that doesn’t have a locking feature. So there’s the issue of the filter assembly falling to the ground if it’s loose.
Engine-X 2.0 120000 Digital Brushless Motor
Powering this stick vacuum is an Engine-X 2.0 brushless motor providing better longevity because of its brushless design.
Roidmi says it produces up to 26500 Pascals of suction – better than the 25,000 Pascals of the NEX X20.
How Much Power Does the X30 Have?
To measure power, I use an anemometer to record airflow in two critical areas – the wand and main cleaning nozzle. This tool provides a better picture of how much air flows through these zones.
Check the table below for the airflow test results.
|60 watts (default)||24.34 CFM||32.67 CFM||50.94 CFM|
|80 watts (default)||28.52 CFM||32.96 CFM||52.09 CFM|
|100 watts (default)||27.76 CFM||32.96 CFM||52.09 CFM|
|60 watts||21.16 CFM||28.52 CFM||42.72 CFM|
|80 watts||25.95 CFM||29 CFM||43.74 CFM|
|100 watts||27.76 CFM||29 CFM||44.55 CFM|
You’ll notice there is a section on the table that states 60, 80, and 100 watts.
These settings are only accessible through the Roidmi app, which you should download to maximize its functionality.
The default setting of the X30 is at 60 watts. So I tested if using a higher wattage would increase airflow, and it did, with the most at the lowest setting.
The Roidmi X30 has decent airflow with up to 52.09 CFM at the wand and 44.55 CFM at the main cleaning head.
Vacuums with a soft roller don’t need high airflow as this tool does well at picking up debris on hard floors.
On carpets, it’s different. Vacuums with higher airflow tend to perform better when it comes to cleaning embedded dirt on carpets.
Consumers also will have access to the Roidmi App. The “standard gear” feature is only accessible through the software.
There are two ways to download it. One way is to scan the QR code in the manual or searching “Roidmi” in Google Play or the App Store.
The app will detect the vacuum via Bluetooth, so you’ll have to be within the vicinity to connect.
One downside is the need to reconnect the app to the vacuum if you move your phone or tablet to another area.
Here are the features of the app.
1. Standard gear
This feature provides the option to adjust the “standard power” output of the motor.
There are three options – 60W, 80W, and 100W. As I’ve mentioned in the previous section, selecting a higher wattage will result in an increase in airflow based on my tests.
Please note that this different from the power settings.
You still need to press the power setting button (right behind on/off switch) to toggle between the low, mid, and max settings.
2. Screen Display
Let’s users select between “Last Battery” and “Battery Life” display on the screen. Battery life will indicate how much time is left, and the last battery will show the percentage.
3. The time of auto turn off the screen
It gives users the option to adjust the time (10 secs, 30 secs, or 60 secs) before the screen automatically shuts off. This feature is equivalent to the screen timeout of a mobile device. There’s also the option of leaving it on, but I would just leave it at the lowest setting to maximize the run time.
4. Screen brightness
This setting allows users to adjust the brightness of the screen. There are two options – low and high.
5. Battery information
It shows information about the battery like battery life, time left before it fully charges, voltage, and standby time.
6. Product manual
Let’s consumers access the user manual through the app.
BMS-X 2.0 Lithium-Ion Battery
Another improvement with the X30 is the battery. This model utilizes an LG/Samsung BMS-X 2.0 battery system with a claimed run time of up to 70 minutes.
Please note that this run time is only applicable for specific configurations.
How Long Does The Roidmi X30 Run?
To check if the claim is accurate, I ran several tests with and without the main cleaning head to see how long the X30 runs in each setting.
Here are the results of the tests.
|Suction Only Tool|
|Main Cleaning Head|
Yes, the X30 was able to run past the 100-minute mark in the lowest setting with the crevice tool, which is way over the 70-minute claim. It’s even better than the Roborock H6’s boast of 90 minutes and close to Tineco’s run time from its two batteries!
X30-V Versatile Roller Brush
Unlike the Roidmi F8 and NEX X20, the X30 ditches the standard brush roll and has only one roller brush they call the X30-V versatile roller brush.
Roidmi says that this new design has an “anti-entanglement” structure that resists hair wrap 30% better than the NEX, according to Roidmi.
If you look closely, the roller bar has orange bristles that help it clean embedded dirt better than other soft roller attachments without it.
Please check the hair wrap test section to see how well well the X30’s new roller brush resists hair tangles.
It is also stain and water-resistant that makes it an ideal companion with the mopping attachment, which we’ll be looking into next.
Second-generation Anti-Bacterial Water Tank
The X30 also comes with an upgraded water tank that, according to Roidmi, uses Novaron ion anti-bacterial materials that helps kill bacteria.
It uses a strong magnet for it to fasten on the main cleaning head. I like the design because it is easy to attach and remove the mopping bracket.
The water tank utilizes a “plant bionic drip” technology that works using the plant capillaries principle, where water slowly drips onto the pad until it gets wet.
However, since it relies on gravity, water will continually drip on the tank is empty.
The Roidmi X30 can hold up to 0.55 liters of dry dirt, which is 5 milliliters bigger than the X20 that has a 0.5-liter capacity. It isn’t a big difference, but at least it holds more.
Not only is the X30 dirt container bigger, but it also has a release lever that opens a trap door at the bottom to release the dirt.
The NEX X20 does not have this feature nor the trap door. Emptying the X20 requires users to twist the cap open, which is more tedious and exposes you more to the dirt.
I feel that the X30’s bin has a better finish as the locking mechanism feels tighter and does not have the wiggly feel of the X20.
How does the Roidmi X30 clean?
The X30 has interchangeable tools along with a detachable wand that helps people clean different parts of their homes.
You can use this product in a handheld or stick vacuum configuration with all these accessories.
Add to that the mopping capabilities of the X30, then you essential have a three-in-one product.
It’s one of a few cordless stick vacuums with this level of functionality.
However, the primary function of the X30 is a stick vacuum. The looping handle, along with the mopping attachment, allows users to mop and vacuum at the same time.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t function as a standalone mop.
Cleaning Test Results
- Overall: 94.14%
- Hard Floor: 99.82%
- Carpet (Surface Pick Up): 99.27%
- Carpet (Deep Cleaning): 83.3%
To check how well the Roidmi X30 cleans floors, I put it through a gamut of tests on various debris like coffee grounds, quaker oats, quinoa, pet litter, Cheerios, Fruit loops, and sand.
The X30 did best on hard floors, where it picked up 99.82% which isn’t far off from premium stick vacuums like the Tineco Pure One S12 (99.88%), Dyson V10 (98.84%), Dyson V8 (99.66%), and Tineco A11 (99.88%).
Hard Floor Test Results
- Quaker Oats: 100%
- Coffee: 100%
- Quinoa: 99.6%
- Pet Litter: 99.6%
The soft roller brush of the X30 will do well at cleaning hard surfaces. It can clean different types of debris well from sand to Cheerios even at the lowest setting since the soft roller brush doesn’t require a high airflow to pick up dirt.
Here are before and after shots of the X30 cleaning (from top to bottom) Quaker oats, coffee grounds, quinoa, and pet litter.
Sand on Hard Floor Test
Sand is one of the toughest debris to pick up on hard surfaces. And to check if the X30 can handle this type of dirt, I scattered 50 grams of sand on a test area to check how much it can pick up.
The X30 did well, picking up an average of 99.5% on two tests.
I did notice that the fast-spinning roller bar scattered some of it forward on the initial pass.
Overall, it’s a decent option for cleaning sand.
Large Debris Test on Hard Floors
One issue with the X20 is it is prone to clogging (Cheerios will not fit through!) because of the narrow opening going to the dust cup. I tested the X30 if it has the same issues with Fruit loops and Cheerios.
Here’s some before and after photos on the carpet and hard floor.
As you can see with the photos above, the X30 can clean large and extra-large debris like Cheerios and Fruit loops. But the X30 has the same issues as the X20 when it comes to cleaning these types of debris.
Extra-large stuff like Fruit loops will clog the opening of the dust bin.
It did better in the Cheerios test as only one piece was stuck on the opening.
However, the narrow pathway going to the dust bin isn’t optimal for cleaning large or extra-large debris. The only stick vacuum I’ve tested so far that will not clog is the Shark ION P50.
Edge Cleaning Test
For this test, I scattered pet litter in one corner of the room. Please note that there is a quarter-inch crevice at the edge (right side). It’s a good test to see how well vacuums will pick up debris on such.
Please check the before and after photo below.
The X30 did well picking up most of the debris along the edges and corners. But since the main roller bar doesn’t go all the way to the sides, it left debris at the right edge on the initial forward pass.
I had to face the cleaning head towards the direction of the dirt to pick it up.
While the results were pretty good, it will take more passes to clean these areas.
I did a total of nine tests on carpet to check how well it does on low and mid pile carpet. Scroll down to see the results on each type plus the deep cleaning test results.
Low Pile Test Results
- Quaker Oats: 98.4%
- Coffee: 98.8%
- Quinoa: 100%
- Pet Litter: 99.4%
The X30 also did well on low pile carpet, picking up close to 100%, doing the worst on quaker oats and coffee grounds.
Check the photos below (before and after sho) low pile carpet tests on Quaker oats, coffee grounds, quinoa, and pet litter (respectively).
Mid Pile Test Results
- Quaker Oats: 98.8%
- Coffee: 99.2%
- Quinoa: 100%
- Pet Litter: 99.6%
Surprisingly, the X30 did better on mid pile carpet than on low pile, recording a better score on coffee grounds. However, the difference is small, so that I wouldn’t put too much into it.
Here are the before and after photos on how the X30 did on Quaker oats, coffee grounds, quinoa, and pet litter.
The results on the carpet tests reveal that the X30 is a viable option for cleaning surface dirt.
Deep Cleaning Test
To check if the X30 can clean embedded dirt on the carpet, I rubbed 100 grams of sand and went over the area several times at the highest power setting.
The new brush design of the X30 did an excellent job on carpet, picking up an average of 83.3% on two tests. It is better than the Dreame V10 that was only able to pick up 51.5%.
The last test I’ll share is the hair wrap test, where I used one gram of five to seven inch human hair to see how much wraps around the brush.
I did the test on hard floors and carpet. This experiment is an excellent gauge to see if the X30 will be able to clean long strands of hair.
It did a fairly decent job on hard floors where it was able to pick up most of the hair.
This was how much hair wrapped around the brush.
And here’s a look at the dust bin. Most of the hair is inside the container. One thing to note with emptying hair is it doesn’t automatically drop. You’ll have to pull it out.
On carpet, it wasn’t as good—the longer strands wrapped around the brush.
Here’s a look at how much hair wrapped around the brush.
And was how much hair I pulled out the soft roller – it is a lot.
This test reveals that the anti-wrap system works on to a certain extent. It will not work on long strands of hair above 5 inches as it wraps around the brush and axles. So please check these areas if you live with someone who has long hair.
The mopping pad of the X30, I believe, will be best suited for cleaning dry stains. If you’ve seen my experiment with the X20 where I tried to mop a big mess, you’ll know why I don’t recommend this for wet messes.
So for the mopping test, I left red wine and grapefruit stains on the tile to dry overnight.
First, here’s a before and after photo on how the X30 did.
The mop did a good job of cleaning the stains, but I see some issues with the design.
Let’s look at the main cleaning head after mopping.
The first thing I noticed is that the area behind the soft roller has wet spots while the brush itself was relatively dry, which brings me to the first issue.
While the soft roller works excellent at picking up dirt, it isn’t so great at mopping. One reason is how fast it rotates, which creates a splattering effect. This is the reason why there are wet spots behind it.
If Roidmi can somehow have a mop mode where the brush spins at a much slower pace, I believe that it would improve how this product will mop.
The gravity tank also doesn’t have a way to regulate water flow, so it’ll continually drip until the pad is soaking wet. So it will leave streaks on the floor afterward.
I don’t think this is a viable replacement for a standalone mop yet.
It can clean stains in smaller areas, but the splattering issue means you’ll have to wipe down the main cleaning head afterward, which is another task altogether.
To measure noise, I used an anemometer to record sound levels from a few feet away with the main cleaning head attached.
Here are the results.
- Low: 68.5 dB
- Mid: 71.2 dB
- High: 74.1 dB
This vacuum is loud as it eclipses the 70-decibel mark, but it’s less noisy than the Dyson V10 and V11.
Ergonomics and Maneuverability
The X30 has the same type of ergonomics and maneuverability as the X20 and F8.
I would say that Roidmi’s steering is better than the Tineco because it turns at a sharper angle, and it can go deep under furniture, whereas Tineco vacuums cannot.
The X30 steering is better on hard floors as it is on carpets. I feel that it’s harder to maneuver on carpets, probably because of friction, and it tends to slide on this surface.
One issue with Roidmi vacuums, not just the X30 is the position of the handle, which is way back.
It isn’t a problem in its stick vacuum configuration as it provides several grip options.
The issue reveals itself in the handheld configuration as you’ll be carrying the whole weight of the vacuum with the handle at the rear.
Another problem with the extended length is how this vacuum navigates around tight areas in its handheld configuration.
It would be tough cleaning cramped areas with its length.
|Model||Roidmi X30 Pro|
|Brush roll on/off||No|
|Battery||8 LG/Samsung power lithium battery|
|Charging time||2 hrs.|
|Battery life||up to 110 mins.|
|Net weight||5.95 lbs.|
|Filter type||HEPA filter|
|Dust capacity||0.55 li.|
Where Can I Buy The Roidmi X30?
Please check the link below to see where you can purchase the X30 Pro.
All Roidmi products are available in online stores like Amazon and AliExpress.
- Buy the Roidmi X30 from AliExpress
Take note that if you purchase through the link above, I will earn a commission, but at no additional cost to you, so it’s a win-win for both of us.
Does the Roborock X30 Provide Good Value
The Roborock X30 is pricey – almost at the level of a high-end Dyson vacuum. But it provides excellent value in the right setting.
This model is a step above the previous models – the F8 and the NEX X20. The upgrades that Roidmi put in make this a better product overall.
Not only does it have a larger motor and battery, but usability is also better with the quick release latch in the dust bin and the better twist-to-lock mechanism that ensures the filter assembly stays in place when you detach it.
It also runs the furthest, exceeding the 110-minute mark! It’s the first cordless vacuum I’ve tested to run more than 100 minutes on a single lithium-ion battery.
Please note that as the battery ages, and the more often you use it, that number will go down gradually.
Based on tests, it will clean hard floors best, but also very good at cleaning carpet. The new soft roller brush is decent at deep cleaning sand, but not as good as a Dyson cordless.
While the mopping feature is decent, don’t expect it to replace a standalone mop because it has its limitations.
I feel that the soft roller brush spins too fast and splatters liquid residue backward, which creates a new mess that you have to clean.
Don’t even try to use it on wet stains, only dried ones, but make sure to clean the area behind the brush after.
The Verdict: Excellent on Surface Dirt, Decent at Deep Cleaning Carpet
The Roidmi X30 is a significant improvement over the NEX X20 when it comes to quality, run time, and how it empties dirt.
It does an excellent job of picking up dirt on hard floors and carpet, but I would recommend it more inside homes with lots of hard surfaces because it does it more efficiently on this surface, plus it has a mop.
Steering is also a strong point, especially on hard floors. On carpet, it’s decent, but it isn’t as smooth due to the friction.
While it does a superb job on carpets thanks to the new brush, it still leaves a trail behind on the forward pass, but it picks it up on the subsequent passes.
The mopping feature is decent, but the splattering effect by the fast-spinning roller brush means you’ll have to wipe down the main cleaning head, which is another task.
Hopefully, Roidmi addresses this issue by providing a mop setting where the brush roll will spin at a slower pace. I believe that doing this will improve how it mops.
4 Reasons to buy the Roidmi X30
- Extended run time: The X30 will run for as much as 100 minutes, which is the longest that I’ve tested so far from one battery.
- Excellent at cleaning surface dirt: The new roller brush of the X30 does an outstanding job at cleaning surface dirt on carpets and hard surfaces. It does have some issues, but it’s hard to argue with the results.
- Decent at deep cleaning carpets: The new brush design also is decent at cleaning embedded dirt on mid pile carpet, better than any soft roller I’ve tested so far.
- Ability to mop: The mopping feature adds an extra layer of functionality for individuals who need a mop.
Great at Cleaning Surface Dirt, Decent at Deep Cleaning Carpet
Ergonomics - 95%
Surface Cleaning - 99.54%
Deep Cleaning - 83.3%
Quality - 96%
Design - 94%
Value - 94%
The Roidmi X30 is a better product than the X20. I like the upgrades that Roidmi put into this new model as it provides better usability. The new brush roll design works well at cleaning surface dirt while still being decent at dealing with embedded dirt on mid pile carpet. It won’t match the Dyson V10 or V11, but the new soft roller design is better than any I’ve tested at deep cleaning sand on carpets.