Samsung POWERbot Model Comparison – Robot Vacuum Review

Ever considered upgrading your ordinary vacuum cleaner to a robotic vacuum cleaner? The major advantages of using robot vacuums are that they are convenient, affordable and they have a low margin of error. They are trending as we speak, that’s why more people are purchasing these powerbot vacuums. Because of this demand, companies are expanding and the market is growing rapidly. Making a choice becomes a hassle since they are many powerbot vacuums available.

Samsung POWERbot R7070 Pet Robot Vacuum, Self-cleaning Brush for Pet Hair, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant

Samsung is considered a major brand in the powerbot vacuum realm, that’s why in this review; we will be covering Samsung POWERbot Model Comparison. We will be looking at the Samsung R9250, R7040, R7065, the self cleaning intelligent assistant and many more powerbot models. This information will help you make the right choice when choosing your Samsung powerbot model.

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What You Need To Consider Before Purchasing

Before purchasing a robotic vacuum cleaner, there are some factors that you need to know about them. In this review, we will highlight a few things in general about Samsung robotic vacuums.

Suction

The good thing about purchasing Samsung models is that most of them come with the intelligent suction technology, which senses if the vacuum cleaner is on a hard floor or the carpet. Most models have a suction power of 20-40 watts.

Controls

Most of the Samsung robotic vacuums have Wi-Fi capabilities, LED Displays, and onboard touch screen buttons. Some can be controlled remotely by Android apps like Alexa from Amazon or Google assistant. They all respond to voice commands.

Brushes

All Samsung robotic vacuums are equipped with brush rolls which are specific to a certain model. These brush rolls have bristles that thoroughly clean the floor. In brief, there are three brush rolls designs in most Samsung powerbots. One is the combo brush which has three bristles. I also saw some self-cleaning brush rolls in the R9000 models. The brushes get the job done. Lastly, the edge clean master brush, it’s common in almost all Samsung powerbots.

Battery

In most Samsung models that we’ve reviewed, the battery had run-times of 1-1 ½ hours. They all came equipped with 21.6 Lithium-ion batteries. The recharge time is an average of 4 hours in all models.

Height

You can easily bypass this feature but the height of your Samsung robotic vacuum is important. For me, I hate moving furniture like the sofa when am vacuuming. That’s why I purchased a low profile Samsung powerbot like the R7040. I can vacuum under the furniture without bending. It becomes less of a hassle. Most Samsung powerbot have an average height of 4 inches. Pick the height that suits you. If you don’t need to vacuum hidden places, or you have less furniture, then the height of your Samsung powerbot is of no concern.

Individual Samsung POWERbot Review

We reviewed six Samsung robotic vacuum models, and this information will help you find the right robotic vacuum cleaner that suits your specific needs.

#1. Samsung POWERbot R7040

Samsung POWERbot R7040 Robot Vacuum, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets, Hard Floors, and Pet Hair, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
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Samsung POWERbot R7040 Robot Vacuum, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets, Hard Floors, and Pet Hair, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • 20x More Suction Power ? Delivers 20x more powerful cleaning on all floor types when compared to a conventional robot vacuum with a circular design*
  • Visionary Mapping Plus and FullView Sensor 2.0 - Onboard camera and multiple sensors create the ideal cleaning path for multi-room cleaning while avoiding obstacles along the way. Coverage map shows you where POWERbot has cleaned.
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to remotely control your robot vacuum on your smartphone** or through voice enabled devices such as Bixby, Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant***
  • Edge Clean Master - An innovative rubber blade that extends out to clean hard to reach areas like corners and along the edges of the wall. Running Time - ≤ 60 MIN
  • Recharge and Resume - Automatically returns to docking stations to recharge and then resumes cleaning until the job is complete.Cleaning Speed:32cm/sec

Samsung dubbed the R7040 model as twenty times more powerful than other robotic cleaners, they based their arguments on the Cyclone Force Technology which we will be talking about.

Suction

The R7040 uses the Cyclone Force Technology which enables the machine to separate debris from dust during the vacuuming process. This feature prevents the clogging of filters increasing its overall lifespan. We liked its ability to sense crevices and corners, and the R7040 stretches out its brushes to suck up dirt in hard to reach areas. This feature is specific to the R7040.

The R7040 has sensors that control the suction setting according to the surface being vacuumed. We found this feature convenient when transitioning from carpet to hardwood.

Controls

You have the option of creating schedules for the R7040 using Amazon Echo remotely. This app can control its movement around your house, making it convenient for those who follow a specific pattern when vacuuming the house. These sensors make it create maps of your house.

Brushes

It comes with a large brush that enables it to clean a large section at a given time. The brush bristles are important when loosening embedded dirt in your carpet.

Battery

The only setback was the battery, it lasted 50 minutes. Considering the powerful suction ability, the run-time is justifiable. Samsung can make it up by equipping it with high capacity batteries.

Things we liked

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#2. Samsung POWERbot R7065

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Samsung POWERbot R7065 Robot Vacuum, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets, Hard Floors, and Pet Hair, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
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Samsung POWERbot R7065 Robot Vacuum, Wi-Fi Connectivity, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets, Hard Floors, and Pet Hair, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • 40x more powerful suction* - Powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results. Brush Width 11.37 inches
  • Visionary mapping plus and Full View sensor 2.0 - Creates optimal cleaning path and avoids obstacles. Coverage map shows on app where POWERbot has cleaned
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity - Works with Amazon Alexa - Remotely control your Robot vacuum with your smartphone, or voice control with Amazon Alexa. Dust Capacity: 0.3L
  • Edge clean master - Thoroughly cleans corners and edges of the wall. Cleaning Speed: 12.5inches/sec
  • Combo Brush - Specially designed brush to pick up hair with less tangles. Cliff Sensor.Suction:20 W

In terms of the design, the R7065’s camera faces upwards with a digital display in addition to the humanoid-shaped head makes it look like a real robot. We found this robotic vacuum convenient and very efficient. Here are the features.

Suction

There are three suction levels that you can choose from: normal, turbo, and quiet with four cleaning modes. We loved the automatic mode during suction, as its sensors and the main camera make it navigate easily around obstacles and even stairways. If it tries unsuccessfully to roll over obstacles like shoes in its path, the R7065 backs off and finds another route.

Control

We found three ways to control our R7065; one is a smartphone app like Alexa. Secondly, you can either use the remote control or on-board control. Lastly, you can use voice commands on Google assistant. The smartphone app was the best but had one setback, it doesn’t warn you when the bin is nearly full. The good news is that the bin pops out when full. The app also provides the cleaning statistics like duration of cleaning and the date.

Brushes

It comes with combo brushes which does a fantastic job while cleaning your floor. We found the extendable shutter very effective during cleaning as it grabs dust and debris in crevices and also along baseboards.

Battery

We pressed the repeat clean setting option, which makes the robotic vacuum clean continuously till the battery drains. The run-time was one hour 11 minutes. The battery capacity is good.

Things we liked

Things we didn’t like

#3. Samsung POWERbot R7070

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Samsung POWERbot R7070 Pet Robot Vacuum, Self-cleaning Brush for Pet Hair, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
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Samsung POWERbot R7070 Pet Robot Vacuum, Self-cleaning Brush for Pet Hair, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • 40x More Suction Power - Delivers 40x more powerful cleaning on all floor types when compared to a conventional robot vacuum with a circular design*
  • Self Clean Brush - Automatically detangles and removes pet hair that collects around the brush. Cleaning Speed: 32cm/sec; Auto Docking: Yes
  • Edge Clean Master - An innovative rubber blade that extends out to clean hard to reach areas like corners and along the edges of the wall
  • Visionary Mapping Plus and Full View Sensor 2. 0 - Onboard camera and multiple sensors create the ideal cleaning path for multi-room cleaning while avoiding obstacles along the way. Coverage map shows you where Powerboat has cleaned
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to remotely control your robot vacuum on your smartphone** or through voice enabled devices such as Bixby, Alexa or Google Assistant***

From its dimensions of 13.7-inch thickness and 3.8 inches height, the R7070 is bulkier than most Samsung robotic vacuums. The bulkiest robotic vacuum we’ve tested is the Neato Botvac robotic vacuum. Here is a breakdown of its features.

Suction

One amazing feature of the R7070 is its ability to increase suction powers it transitions from hardwood, carpet and open floors through its sensors. The suction power is even greater around crevices and corner to suck up the smallest dust and debris left. If it encounters anything unsuckable on its path, it would sound an alarm for you to rescue it. Use the three buttons on the top to control suction.

Control

The good thing about automation is that you can schedule stuff and wait for the robot to deliver. The R7070 integrates well with Samsung flagship app SmartThings Ecosystem. You can also remotely control the R7070 using Google assistant and Amazon Alexa.

Brushes

The R7070 comes with unique self-cleaning brushes that are equipped with scrappers; these scrappers can cut tangled hair that might have tied the bristles when vacuuming carpets or near clothing. This feature increases the lifespan of the R7070.

Battery

During our testing, the battery lasted one hour with the spot cleaning mode on the robotic vacuum. The only setback is that the R7070 doesn’t dock automatically. You have to press the dock button.

Things we liked

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#4. Samsung POWERbot R7260

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Samsung POWERbot  R7260 Pet Plus Robot Vacuum, Self-Clean Soft Action Brush for Pet Hair, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
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Samsung POWERbot R7260 Pet Plus Robot Vacuum, Self-Clean Soft Action Brush for Pet Hair, Intelligent Mapping, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • 40x More Suction Power - Delivers 40x more powerful cleaning on all floor types when compared to a conventional robot vacuum with a circular design*
  • Self-Clean Soft Action Brush - Automatically detangles and removes pet hair that collects around the brush while picking up fine dust and improved crevice cleaning.
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to remotely control your robot vacuum on your smartphone** or through voice enabled devices such as Bixby, Alexa or the Google Assistant***
  • Visionary Mapping Plus - Onboard camera and improved sensors create the ideal cleaning path for extensive multi-room cleaning while cutting down on cleaning time Coverage map shows you where POWERbot has cleaned.
  • Edge Clean Master - An innovative rubber blade that extends out to clean hard to reach areas like corners and edges of the wall.

For those of you who have pets indoors, then we highly recommend this robotic vacuum. It cleans surfaces with pet hair more effectively than other robotic vacuums we’ve tested.

Suction

The R7260 packs a massive 40X powerful suction, which sucks up almost everything in its path without losing performance. Navigation during suction is aided by a FullView sensor 2.0 which helps it avoid obstacles in its path. This feature is in sharp contrast with other robotic cleaners which use the bump sensor after hitting obstacles.

Controls

Download the Samsung SmartThings app, and then create an account before logging the R7260 to your Wi-Fi for connection. The whole process takes only 5 minutes. You can now schedule cleaning while you are away or at home. The auto-cleaning schedule worked great for us, you should try it. A good feature worth discussing here is the point cleaning, here you point a red laser to a certain spot, and the robot will follow the direction of the red laser while cleaning. We liked this feature the most.

Brushes

The brushes in the R7260 are full-width cleaning brushes, which gives you a spotless clean on your carpet or floors. Around corners and crevices, the R7260 is equipped with an extendable rubber blade which cleans the hard to reach areas.

Battery

The battery run-time was an impressive 90 minutes per charge, which is good for a robotic cleaner its size. This runtime heavily depends on the mode.

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#5. Samsung POWERbot R9250

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Samsung Electronics R9250 Robot Vacuum Large Dust Bin, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
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Samsung Electronics R9250 Robot Vacuum Large Dust Bin, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • 50x More Suction Power - Delivers 50x more powerful cleaning on all floor types when compared to a conventional robot vacuum with a circular design*
  • Visionary Mapping Plus and Full View Sensor 2. 0 - Onboard camera and multiple sensors create the ideal cleaning path for multi-room cleaning while avoiding obstacles along the way. Coverage map shows you where POWERbot has cleaned.
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to remotely control your robot vacuum on your smartphone** or through voice enabled devices such as Alexa or Google Assistant***
  • Recharge and Resume - Automatically returns to docking stations to recharge and then resumes cleaning until the job is complete
  • Point Cleaning - Simply point for on-demand vacuum cleaning.

If you have a large floor, or you are looking for a robotic vacuum that can handle large amounts of dirt, or maybe you want a vacuum cleaner that can be controlled wirelessly via Android apps. Then you should get yourself a Samsung Powerbot R9250 model. This model rivals the R7090, and according to me, they are among the best powerbot models by Samsung. What are its features?

Suction

The R9250 comes with great suction capabilities; the suction power is capped at 50 watts! This suction power gives you the best connectivity and cleaning ability. That’s why it can handle large amounts of dirt on your floor.

Controls

You can connect it to your home Wi-Fi and sync the controls via an app like Alexa from Amazon and it works well. The response time is good, plus you can use Google Assistant for voice commands remotely.

Brushes

The Samsung POWERbot R9250 comes with Combo Brush roll technology that ensures all corners of your floor are thoroughly cleaned. The rotating motions of the bristles were good for loosening any dirt on your carpet or floor before suction. Interestingly, these combo bristles were able to suck in pet fur and also human hair without any tangling. 

Battery

The battery run-time was impressive, it lasted almost 1 ½ hour. We almost cleaned the entire house with a single charge during our testing. Another advantage is that it docks automatically for recharge and resumes work afterward.

The only setback is that due to its high suction power, you should not operate it near toys, clothing and any other big objects that might be sucked inside the POWERbot vacuum.

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#6. Samsung POWERbot R9350

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Samsung POWERbot R9350 Turbo Robot Vacuum, World's Most Powerful Suction, Select & Go for Room Selection Cleaning, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
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Samsung POWERbot R9350 Turbo Robot Vacuum, World's Most Powerful Suction, Select & Go for Room Selection Cleaning, Ideal for Carpets & Hard Floors, Works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately).
  • World's Most Powerful Suction with 70X more suction power* -Powerful suction delivers optimal cleaning results
  • Visionary Mapping Plus and FullView Sensor - Creates optimal cleaning path and avoids obstacles
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity - Works with Amazon Alexa - Remotely control your robot vacuum with your smartphone, or voice control with Amazon Alexa***
  • CycloneForce Technology - More consistent power with less clogging**

The R9350 is one of the most expensive robotic vacuums that we’ve tested. If you have a fat wallet, go for it. Here are its features.

Suction

The R9350 comes with Cyclone Force Technology with a powerful 70X suction power, which is similar to the R7040. This technology ensures that airflow is optimum at the top which maintains the suction power. It also reduces the instances of clogging, increasing the lifespan of the filters and making your room spotlessly clean.

Controls

You can download the SmartThings app on your Android phone and pair it with the robot. Schedule the robot to clean while you sleep, and wake up to a cleanroom. Another interesting feature we noted was that you can see the floor plan from your smartphone, which monitors where the robot cleaned or left out. The visionary maps sensors can detect obstacles in its way, navigating its way around it successfully.

Brushes

The R9350 comes with a wide edge brush roll that cleans a wider surface area in your floor. The curved end is good for navigating and cleaning corners. These brushes enable the R9350 to clean your floors more efficiently and faster.

Battery

We liked the charge and resume feature, the R9350 self docks to charge and resumes the exact spot it left when the battery drained. Not all robots find their way back to the charging dock successfully like the R9350. The battery lasted one hour and a few minutes.

Things we liked

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Factors to Consider When Choosing Samsung POWERbot

If you are a newcomer to automated technology, you need to consider these features before cashing out on any robotic vacuum cleaner. Take a look at these features.

Do you have Wi-Fi Connectivity?

Most robotic vacuums require a Wi-Fi connection so that you can control it remotely.

The Suction

Is the floor carpeted? Do you own pets? Most robotic cleaners can detect the nature of the surface being cleaned and they can increase or decrease suction power.

The Movement

How big is your home or the floor to be cleaned? Some robots will work well in smaller environments while others work well in large spaces. Pick a model that suits your dwelling.

The Bins

The Battery

If your house is big, that’s when the battery life matters. Most robotic vacuums that we tested finished the cleaning process on a single charge. Here is what you should consider.

The Type of Brushes

The type of brushes heavily depends on the amount of debris and dust particles in your house.

The Height of Your Robot

Most robotic vacuum cleaners are less than 4 inches in height. Before purchasing any model, consider if the room has furniture or not. If yes, purchase a low profile robot vacuum since it will be able to clean underneath your furniture with ease. Check the specifications before committing to buy the robotic cleaner.

Best Brands

In this section, we will compare the Samsung Powerbot R-9000 Series to some of the best brands like the Roomba iRobot robotic vacuum.

Samsung POWERbot R9350 vs iRobot Roomba 680

We decided to test some of our Samsung POWERbot robotic vacuums against some of the best brands like Roomba 680. We will now focus on the differences and the similarities of both brands.

Similarities

Differences

Samsung POWERbot Models Comparison

I will be focusing on the differences in terms of features since most Samsung powerbots robotic vacuums have similar features. 

Samsung POWERbot R9250 vs R9350

One advantage of using the R9250 over the R9350 is that it comes with a virtual wall barrier which can cordon off certain areas in your room. The R9350 relies on magnetic tapes for that purpose. On the other hand, the R9350 scores highly with features like an LCD and the location recognition feature which the R9250 lacks.

Samsung powerbot R7065 vs R7070

We feel that the R7070 is better than the R7065 in terms of the battery run-time and the cleaning efficiency. The battery runtime in the R7070 is 90 minutes compared to 60 minutes in the R7065. The R7070 comes with self-cleaning brushes which can perfectly clean floors with pet hair without clogging. 

Samsung POWERbot R7040 vs R7065

One of the functional differences between these two robots is the self-docking feature. The R7065 can self-dock when the battery is about to drain while the R7040 has to be manually driven via the remote control to its charging dock. 

Samsung POWERbot R7070 vs R9250

One noticeable difference is that the R9250 is taller than the R7070, making it less efficient when cleaning beneath the furniture. But when it comes to 3-stage cleaning, the R9250 scores highly. A good convenient feature is the stair safety; the R9250 navigates well in stairs compared to the R7070. 

Samsung POWERbot R7040 vs Roomba 980

Roomba 980 scores highly on the battery runtime, it gives you a full 2 hours of runtime compared to 90 minutes in the R7040. Also, the dustbin in the Roomba 980 is larger than the one found in the R7040, giving you longer emptying cycle.  

Samsung POWERbot R7070 vs Roomba 980

The R7070 outmuscles the Roomba 980 in terms of the cleaning prowess since it comes with self-cleaning brushes which can clean carpets full of pet hair without clogging. The brush quality is an important consideration when buying robotic vacuums. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My vacuum docked itself then resumed cleaning in a different area. Please help.

A: The most probable explanation for your problem is that you interrupted the vacuum’s cleaning cycle by picking it up and manually docking it while it was on auto-clean mode. This action completely erases its mapping memory hence the robotic vacuum will now start a new cleaning cycle. To avoid this issue in the future, press the auto clean mode and leave the robot to self-dock when the battery drains. After recharging, it will resume cleaning on the same spot it left.

Q: My Robot is moving diagonally when vacuuming. What could be the problem?

A: Good question. There are several scenarios which make the robot move diagonally when vacuuming. I will break them down so that you can easily distinguish each scenario the next time your robot moves diagonally.

Q: How does the vacuum make a floor map?

A: Most models come equipped with visionary mapping technology which uses the ceiling to keep track of its location. You can disrupt this memory by picking the robot up before the cleaning cycle is through. The R-9000 series like the R9350 comes with a more advanced location recognition technology which makes it remember the exact spot even when picked up during the cleaning cycle. You can store this memory on your Samsung SmartThings app on your Android phone. The app also gives you a visual representation of the path the R9350 robotic vacuum takes.

Q: How can I maintain my POWERbot?

A: You must maintain your robotic cleaner to increase its useful life and minimize wear and tear. First, remove the dustbin so that you can empty, replace or clean. Secondly, the filters should be cleaned. This might not be a problem since most models come with washable HEPA filters. Thirdly, check out the brush rolls for accumulated debris which might cause a malfunction. Lastly, grease the wheels to ease wear and tear.

Wrap Up

Upgrade your manual vacuum cleaner to a robotic vacuum to save on time, money and commitments. The best Samsung brand that we tested is the Samsung POWERbot R9350 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner. It gives you high performance during cleaning and comes with the location recognition feature. We interrupted its cleaning cycle intentionally but it went back to the same spot it was cleaning afterward. This feature is in sharp contrast with other models like the R7070 and R7040 which lack the location recognition feature.

The R9350 is pricier, so if you can’t afford it, go for the Samsung POWERbot R7065 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner especially if you own pets. It comes with self-cleaning brush rolls that are effective in cleaning tangled hair from your carpet or floor. You can purchase your favorite or preferred model by clicking on the link below the product brand name. If you have any addition, question or comment regarding this Samsung POWERbot model comparison review, feel free to do so and remember to share the article with your friends.   

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