Roborock G10 Review
Roborock G10 was launched in Singapore on the 7th July 2022 (7/7), and the recommended retail price (RRP) is S$1,699, though often you can get it way below the RRP during double-digit sales days like the upcoming 9th September 2022 (9/9).
Based on the previous 8/8 double-digit sales day, for the upcoming 9/9 double-digit sales day, the Roborock G10 should retail for about S$999.90 on both Shopee and Lazada. The usual price is around S$1,049.90.
You can get the Roborock G10 from Roborock Official Store (Shopee) or Roborock Official Store (Lazada).
From what I gathered, Roborock G10 is not a new model. It was released in China last year in August 2021. They also have Roborock G10S and Roborock G10s Pro, which were released this year in March 2022 and are the flagship models.
I read on Reddit and saw a Redditor mentioned that the G10 in China is the S7 for the other parts of the world.
Some similarities between the G10 and S7: 2,500 Pa suction power, 3,000 vibrations per minute sonic mopping, 5,200 mAh battery, 5 mm mop lifting height, and 470 ml dust bin.
The main difference between the G10 and S7 is that the mopping module on the G10 is non-removable. So the G10 will always have the mopping module on it. But if you want to, you can remove the mop pad from the mopping module since that part is still removable as it needs to be washable.
There are some subtle differences in the app UI which makes it similar to Roborock Q7 rather than Roborock S7.
- Auto self-cleaning dock
- Auto mop washing
- Well-designed base station
- Robot’s docking orientation can be better
- Lack auto emptying
- Vacuum Suction Power: 2,500 Pa
- Sonic Mopping: 3,000 vibrations per minute
- Robot’s Water Tank: 200 ml
- Robot’s Dust Bin: 470 ml
- Battery Capacity: 5,200 mAh
- Mop Lifting Height: 5 mm
- Base Station’s Clean Water Tank: 2.9L
- Base Station’s Dirty Water Tank: 2.5L
- Base Station’s Cleaning Module: 600 rpm
When you unbox it, you will see a quick start guide that lets you know what you will get in each layer. It is a subtle but very good user experience. I am often afraid I will miss out on some parts after throwing away the box.
Nothing fancy in the unboxing. Though in China, I saw that you would get a Roborock cleaning solution with the G10.
Design – Robot
Despite almost the exact specification as the S7, the look of the G10 is quite different from the S7. The accent color of the S7 is orange, whereas the G10 is black.
Opening the cover will let you access the 470 ml dust bin.
The capacity is the same as that on the S7.
In front houses, the dock locator and the charging contacts are to the left and right.
And at the back is the water tank.
The 200 ml water tank is slightly smaller than the S7 300 ml water tank. Roborock opted to use translucent black for the G10’s water tank. But on the S7, it is clear.
I think the design language of the water tank color can be more consistent. Because on the base station, a translucent black water tank is for dirty water.
The bottom contains the floating main brush and the non-removable mopping module.
Only the mopping module is non-removable. You can still slide out the mop pad itself to wash it.
Design – Base Station
I like the design of the G10 base station more than the robot.
The base station is primarily matte black, which makes dirt and hair less evident than an all-white design, as seen in the DreameBot L10s Ultra.
There are only two sections in the base station since there is no auto emptying feature on the G10.
The top contains two water containers. The translucent black 2.5L dirty water container houses all the dirty water after washing the mop and the dock. The clear 2.9L clean water container is used to top up your robot’s water tank and wash your mop and the dock.
The bottom is what Roborock called the cleaning module. The brush in the cleaning module moves horizontally and rotates at 600 rpm to clean your mop thoroughly.
Cable management is a nice feature lacking from the base station of DreameBot L10s Ultra. For the G10 base station, you can coil the excess cable. There is even a cable slot for the cable to be guided so that the base station can be placed flush against the wall.
When the indicator light up red, it means either the dirty or clean water tank is not installed. When it is pulsing white, it means the mop is being washed. If there is no light, it means it is either charging or powered off. I find it weird that it is not white when it is charging.
The setup is the same for all my Roborock robot cleaners. After selecting the robot cleaner, you are adding, enter your wi-fi credentials and then connect to the local wi-fi network the robot has created.
The mapping features are the same on the Roborock Q7 Max.
Since I have reviewed it in detail before, I will not be covering it here. You can read it on Roborock Q7 Max Review.
Two settings worth mentioning here. One is the wash settings, and the other is the carpet settings.
Instead of using areas like DreameBot L10s Ultra, Roborock uses time or room for its mop wash frequency. By default, it is by time and set to 20 minutes.
I have changed the mop wash frequency to room because when mopping manually, I will rinse my mop after cleaning every room.
The other is the carpet setting, where you can choose what to do when the robot encounters a carpet. It is set to rise by default, so the mopping module will be lifted when it encounters a carpet. Roborock calls it the VibraRise, the same as on the S7.
I generally don’t have any complaints about the cleanliness of my robot cleaners. All of them do a good job. Dirt and hair will be picked up, and after mopping, you will get a squeaky clean feeling on your feet.
Of course, always remember to vacuum first and then use the vacuum and mop mode.
On the G10, I went with turbo vacuum and intense scrubbing.
Cleaning takes 71 minutes with 66% battery left for my house with a cleaning area of 68 m2.
On the DreameBot L10s Ultra, you can set the robot to vacuum first before mopping under scheduling. But it seems Roborock doesn’t have this feature.
If you notice that the charging connectors and the mopping module are located at opposite ends. So when the mop pad needs cleaning, it has to dock the other way; hence, it could not provide extra charge during the multiple five minutes of mop cleaning.
The noise level is similar to all the robot cleaners I reviewed.
It ranges from 60 dB to 70 dB for standard cleaning.
And when you increase the vacuum power to turbo, it jumps to about 72 dB, and when you further increase it to maximum, it will hit about 80 dB.
Increasing the mopping intensity doesn’t make much difference in the noise level. Vacuuming generally increases the noise level.
When the base station is cleaning the mop, the noise level ranges from 65 dB to 75 dB, depending on the cleaning stage.
The black color of the cleaning module does help in making the washing bay looks less dirty because it hides all the hair and dirt.
Of course, if you always vacuum first, followed by vacuum and mop, your cleaning module will be cleaner, and you just have to wipe it down once every two weeks.
Roborock’s app is probably the best among its competitors, so there are no complaints in that area.
The auto self-cleaning dock and mop washing work great but lack auto emptying. So it seems that the G10 focus is on mopping as its Unique Selling Point (USP), whereas for the S7+/Q7 Max+, its USP is vacuuming since it comes with an auto emptying dock.
So if you need a robot cleaner that can do everything, essentially G10 plus S7+/Q7 Max+, you are looking at the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra, which retails for S$1,699.
During double-digit sales days, G10 retails for S$999.90, Q7 Max+ retails for S$1,099.90, and S7 MaxV Ultra retails for S$1,599.90.
I recommend getting the S7 MaxV Ultra over the G10 and Q7 Max+ if you have the budget.
However, if you have a budget of about S$1,000, I think the G10 will be a better buy than the Q7 Max+. That is because automatically cleaning your mop gives you a better quality of life and saves you more time than auto emptying.