About a week ago, I shared with you ILIFE V5 Pro – a robot vacuum that is very similar only to the X5 but with a better scheduling feature.
If you feel like you don’t need the V5 Pro’s wet-wipe feature, the V5 is a slightly cheaper option but with less power (it doesn’t have the extreme suction feature found on the V5 Pro).
It has the exact same design as the V5 Pro but comes in a different color – predominantly silver and white with black accents.
This alternative is not equipped with a motorized brush which makes it more suitable for bare floors.
Like the V5 Pro, it has a mop and perhaps one of my favorite features is the ability of this robot to dry the mop and vacuum at the same time.
Dry wiping is one way to statically capture hard-to-clean dust in hard-to-reach areas such as under beds or tables.
Quick look at the features
- Dual Function – Vacuum & Dry Wipe
- Low profile design – only 2.75 inches tall
- 600Pa . suction power
- Three sensors for cliff
- Low Noise – 55dB Only Loud
- Three cleaning modes – spot, edge and automatic cleaning
- 1 year warranty
- One of the cheapest vacuum cleaners on the market right now, just over $100
- Very decent cleaning performance on the bare floor
- You can use it to dry the mop and the vacuum cleaner at the same time
- small basket
- Random cleaning mode is not as efficient as Xiaomi robot cleaner
- No water tank
What do you expect from this robot vacuum cleaner and mop?
Before anything else, watch this video to see the features, cleaning performance, and what comes in the box…
This robot has the same features as the V5 Pro but only with less power and the lack of a water tank. If you feel like you don’t need the V5 Pro’s wet-wipe functionality, opt for this alternative that’s around $10 cheaper.
I like the color scheme a lot, the gray and white combo would fit well in most modern homes.
View from the bottom
When you flip the robot over, you’ll see the exact same design as the V5 Pro and X5 – two side brushes, a vacuum suction inlet and slots for the mop bracket.
The stand position behind the vacuum cleaner allows consumers to use the vacuuming and mopping function at the same time. You can spray a cleaning solution on the mop and use it to wet the floors – that’s the flexibility this product gives you.
It also has shelf sensors that prevent this robot from falling off stairs and a wall sensor that allows it to do edge cleaning.
The V5 has the dirt bin found on the X5 and V5 Pro – and that’s something to think about when buying parts.
It can hold approximately 300ml of dry dirt and contains two filters – a primary mesh filter and a HEPA filter that keeps allergens inside the container.
The unobtrusive design of the container and top door makes it one of the easiest ILIFE robots to empty and clean.
There is no virtual wall
This bot does not come with a virtual wall. Of the 9 ILIFE robot vacuums I tested, only the X5 has a virtual wall.
It also comes with a remote control and two Type A batteries.
The V5’s remote control looks similar to the V5 Pro with one exception. It doesn’t have a “Max” button that increases suction, but since I’ve tested this robot on bare ground, it does a pretty decent job of picking up fine and larger debris.
What comes in the box?
Here are two additional HEPA filters…
Out of the box you will get:
- Android V5
- Dirt Basket 300ml
- 2 extra side brushes
- 2 extra HEPA filters
- Remote control (includes two AA batteries)
- charging base
- power rope
- English manual
Despite having a lower power rating (600Pa vs 850Pa) than the V5, the V5 kept its bare floor cleaning, in fact it was able to pick up the same amount of oats and baby powder even though it took about 4 minutes longer to finish a job.
I also share the similarities and differences between the V5 and the V5 Pro in this video…
Based on hearing test, the V5 sounds a little louder compared to the V5 Pro despite the lower power rating.
I didn’t record how much dB it produces, so I don’t have the numbers to back it up.
Great budget option
But for just over $110, this robot is a great budget option, and if you don’t really need a wet-sweeping job, you can save ten bucks and take advantage of that.
For me, I prefer more options and at least for this test, the V5 Pro appears to be more efficient.
I removed the charging base because the infrared signal from it was blocking a certain area and the robot wouldn’t come close to it and for this test, I removed that because I wanted to test how it cleaned up the edges.
The biggest downside to infrared based robots like this compared to more advanced products like Neato would be this.
But remember that this bot costs only a fraction of those bots you mentioned, so you will have to weigh your options.
For everyday cleaning, that’s what this robot captures…
You’ll pick up a lot of dust and hair, in this case a crumb of play dough strewn across the floor. Note that I haven’t cleaned the room for a day and this is how much dirt I was able to pick up.
|Battery Type||lithium ion|
|charger type||charging base|
|Shipping time||280 minutes|
|Water tank capacity||Nobody|
|Dirt Capacity (Dry)||300 ml|
|the show length||120 to 150 minutes|
|net weight (with battery)||4.79|
|Purchase Weight||9.26 EGP|
|bin full indicator||
|Cleaning sessions per week||7|
|brush cleaning tools||1|
|Accessories included||charging base
Dirt Basket 300ml
2 microfiber mops
Remote control (AAA batteries included)
2 extra filters
1 brush cleaning tool
2 extra side brushes
Where do I buy?
This robot is available on Amazon but will cost just under $150. To see the latest prices, click on the links below.
ILIFE V5 is a good choice for homes that only have bare floors.
Based on cleaning tests, it has enough suction power to pick up large debris like rolled oats. It can also handle finer things like baby powder.
It does not have the most advanced navigation system as compared to Neato but compared to other brands within its price range, it is one of the best.
Even with the small container, it can still pick up the right amount of dirt without any overflow issues.
This should not be an issue that will discourage buying this.
Although the downside is that when you have a lot of pets it is able to pick up pet hair but the small box can’t hold much.
Without a motorized brush this robot is pretty much limited on bare floors, if you have carpet go with a V7 or V7S.