Deebot T10 vs X1 Plus Comparison Review
Today, I shall compare the Deebot T10 vs X1 Plus and see how they stack up against each other.
Through the years, we have seen robot vacuums go from simple gadgets vacuuming floors to complex cleaning systems that can mop and empty their dustbins. Earlier this year, ECOVACS introduced an intriguing new line called the X1 Series, which includes the X1 Plus.
The X1 Plus is not as expensive as ECOVACS’ flagship model, the Deebot X1 OMNI, but its price is still too steep for most consumers.
Since the X1 Plus is often compared to the cheaper T10 Plus, let us find out if its upgrades are worth the splurge.
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Deebot T10 vs X1 Face-to-Face Comparison
Let us cut to the chase and see how these two robot vacuums compare.
Design, Dimensions, and Aesthetics
The Deebot X1 Plus offers fresh and futuristic aesthetics, as Jacob Jensen Design was invited to join hands with ECOVACS for this project. While the robot is a bit taller than the T10 Plus, it did not have issues maneuvering under furniture with low clearance.
All the utilitarian features of the Auto Empty Station of the X1 Plus are concealed inside a polished silver and matte black case.
- Color: Black and silver
- Dimensions: 19.25 x 17.25 x 16.25 inches
- Weight: 32.1 pounds
Aesthetic-wise, it is clear who is the winner here. Jacob Jensen Design collaborated with ECOVACS in designing the X1 family of robot vacuums. Simply elegant, you do not have to hide it somewhere. The only downside is the size of the Auto Empty Station. The AES is rather big, as it packs water tanks and a pop-out drawer for the disposable dust bag.
Navigation and Mapping
There is barely any difference between the T10 vs X1 in this department. The Deebot X1 Plus also features TrueMapping 2.0 Mapping and Navigation complete with AIVI™ 3.0 technology, so you can save maps in 3D that you can view on your phone.
In addition to the laser navigation that has become the standard, both models come equipped with a high-quality camera to provide an impressive overview and obstacle avoidance.
During my test drive, both the T10 Plus and X1 Plus bypassed LEGO bricks and charging cables lying around. While the AIVI™ camera can see many things, it is still a gamble as to what the robots can or cannot recognize. Items that are either too thin, such as a stray yarn, still run the risk of getting eaten by the robots.
On the bright side, these two smart household helpers can find their way around a dark hallway and work efficiently in low-light areas. With each run, both robots learn their surroundings better and draw their circles faster.
The Deebot X1 Plus ranks as the fourth most powerful robot vacuum in the current market. While medium- and high-pile carpets spell trouble for most robot vacuums, the X1 Plus did not get stuck on them.
This impressive robot had no difficulty taking out dirt and debris that were deeply embedded in the carpet fibers. This model also offers three levels of suction.
Rated at 5000 Pa, the Deebot X1 Plus is an immensely powerful robot vacuum that offers nearly double the power of the T10 Plus. This model’s biggest competitor is the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra, which has 5100 Pa of suction.
Suction power alone is not enough. Your robot vacuum should also have an efficient brush system and that’s what the Deebot T10 Plus and X1 Plus both share in common. Aside from the main brushroll, there are two sweepers that come in handy when their maximum suction power kicks in.
Both the Deebot T10 Plus and X1 Plus rely on the OZMO Pro 3.0 Oscillating Mopping System. Basically, the base for the two robots is detachable and replaceable with a 240-ml water tank and composite mopping pad.
According to ECOVACS, the mop can vibrate up to 600 times per minute, thus imitating scrubbing motions to remove dried stains instead of just wiping the surface. You also can decrease the power level to meet different requirements.
Water drips continuously from the tank to the mopping pad, making it moist at all times. Using the app, you can also choose how much water the electronically controlled reservoir releases. The smart system intuitively skips carpets when mopping unless you plug in the “air freshener.”
Yup! You read that right. The other key features of these two robots include their ability to function as air fresheners, which is quite handy when you have pets at home. Each capsule will last up to 60 days.
Both the Deebot T10 Plus and X1 Plus are four-stage cleaning robots. These units can sweep, vacuum, mop, and do a deep clean on carpets. While the oscillating mopping system is a standout feature, it should not be considered a full mopping replacement. Dried dirt can only be removed to some extent and the microfiber cloth gets filthy rather quickly.
These two robots also have an air freshener attachment, infusing carpets with a subtle fragrance while they clean. While some homeowners may find it unnecessary, it is a sweet addition nevertheless.
Filtration and Bin System
Equipped with a triple filtration system, ECOVACS claims that the Deebot T10 Plus and X1 Plus can block 99% of dust particles as small as 0.3μm. Both models also come equipped with a 400-ml dustbin.
Whenever the robots return to the base after cleaning, they will automatically transfer their contents from the dustbin to the canister inside the AES. You can set the auto-empty frequency via the app, with intervals of 10, 15, or 20 minutes. There is also an automatic mode. A short interval is helpful in households with indoor pets.
The extraction takes approximately 10 seconds and it is understandably loud. While most self-emptying stations come with 1.5-liter or 1-liter disposable dust bags, these models have 3.2-liter bags that you can replace every 60 days on average.
Aside from the contrast in color, there is hardly any difference between the T10 vs X1 in this regard. However, ECOVACS particularly specified that the AES for the X1 Plus has a whopping suction power of 21,000 Pa.
While you may have to spend extra for the Auto Empty Station, I highly recommend you get it. You may think that it is no big deal to breathe a bit of dust, but if you have asthma or pneumonitis, you know how crucial it is to stay away from triggers.
Battery and Runtime
The battery of the Deebot T10 Plus and X1 Plus have a common size of 5200 mAh. Charging times range between four to seven hours depending on the robots’ remaining battery life. ECOVACS has specified that both models can run for up to 195 minutes on a single charge.
Some sites mention 260 minutes, but in my tests, it barely reached 200 minutes. This value is too generous and even the 195-minute battery life might fall short if the robot had to use its max suction power at all times.
While both models have a maximum run-time of 195 minutes, this generous value corresponds to an obstacle-free area of approximately 300 m². The long charging times of the T10 Plus and X1 Plus are common across all price ranges.
Automation and Smart Features
You will need to pair the Deebot T10 Plus and X1 Plus with the ECOVACS mobile app to make use of their smart features. There are many options to go through, but the most important ones are setting up your suction power, mopping level, and schedules. Mapping takes little time for both robots.
In the event that your robot gets stuck, you may turn on the video manager via the app to see where it got stuck. One thing that I love to do is to move it around the house to see what shenanigans my dog was up to with the pretense of it cleaning up the room. Both robots have two-way audio, hence you can also speak with your pets or kids in the room.
The video manager feature can be locked behind a passcode and you will receive a notification once it is active. ECOVACS promises to comply with all data protection and data security requirements.
Moreover, these Deebots come with their own voice assistant named YIKO. Although Yiko works on a limited library of vocabulary, she supports 13 languages, including French, German, and Italian. Best of all, you do not have to purchase Google Home or Alexa Echo to get the robots to follow commands.
My only gripe is that YIKO is so sensitive. Like a grumpy teenager, she immediately responds to any sentences containing “okay.” YIKO is likewise triggered by high-pitched noises, such as when a metal object drops onto the floor. There is no way to turn off YIKO even when you turn on ‘Do Not Disturb’. You will get to hear “I am not activated, please activate it in the app.” The only way is to mute the robot.
The Deebot T10 Plus and X1 Plus have equal standing in terms of smart features. These two Deebots automatically follow waypoints, snap photos, and record videos. You can move the robots through rooms using a virtual control pad via the app. With an HD camera and two-way audio, it is even possible to have voice communication.
What’s In the Box?
Deebot X1 Plus
- X1 Plus robot
- Auto Empty Station
- Buddy Kit
- 1x Main brush
- 2x Sets of side brushes
- 3x Air Filters
- 12x Disposable Dust Bags for the Auto Empty Station
- 3x Washable Mopping Pads
- 50x Disposable Microfiber Mopping Pads
- User Manual
To test the cleaning performance of the Deebot T1O Plus and X1 Plus, I used five different types of debris (30 grams of crushed corn chips, grams cornstarch, grams granulated sugar, and grams cotton balls) on three different surfaces. I then run the two robots on max suction power to see how much debris each of them removed.
Below is an illustration of the results.
|Hardwood||Low-Pile Berber||High-Pile Shag|
|Deebot T1O Plus||0.96||0.96||0.94|
|Deebot X1 Plus||0.98||0.97||0.96|
I was looking forward to how the robots would pick up cornstarch and sugar crystals that have sunk into the carpet fibers. And oh boy, these two robots did not disappoint! The Deebots were fast and efficient when cleaning 150 grams’ worth of debris that I littered across our 12 x 12 feet entertainment room.
I can hardly pinpoint anything wrong with the room navigation of the T10 Plus and X1 Plus. Both robots approached the floor pillows and potted plants cautiously and moved around small pieces of furniture speedily. Of course, the main reason for this is that the camera allows them to hastily detect obstacles so that they can detour before their bumpers hit them.
Back in the day, it was common for robot vacuums to bump against chairs and they would also roll over large obstacles to complete cleaning tasks. In addition to the robots’ efficiency, the noise levels were kept at a minimum although they were put on their maximum settings.
As for the mopping test, I ran the robots in our kitchen which has the most foot traffic. Of course, I took a day’s interval for this test. I noticed a decent amount of dirt and debris on both pads, but for more serious jobs, you will want a dedicated mop to get rid of dried dirt stains.
How a robot vacuum navigates and maps your home is among the biggest criterion in determining its intelligence. That said, the Deebot X1 Plus has just proven itself to be a sophisticated robot, thanks to TrueMapping 2.0 Mapping and Navigation and AIVI™ 3.0 technology. Plus, it has an intuitive app and a set of exciting functions.
Although you will have to pay a fair amount for this premium gizmo, it presents every type of homeowner with an array of impressive features. That is why this robot vacuum has earned a spot among the high-end class, and to be honest, I find it better than previous generations of Roomba. Not to mention its sleek and elegant look, which is curated by Jacob Jensen Design.
But if you have a tight budget, you may want to consider getting the Deebot T10 Plus, instead. This model shares many similarities with the X1 Plus. You get a versatile robot vacuum with the same interesting functions. But what gives the X1 Plus the edge is its suction power, and that alone makes for a big upgrade over the T10 Plus. With 5000 Pa suction power, it is a beast of a robot vacuum.