We had a chance to test and compare two robot vacuums: Samsung POWERbot R7040 vs iRobot Roomba 650 and this review should help people who are looking for a good robot vacuum. Based on our rating, POWERbot R7040 has the overall rating of 8.2 out of 10 versus 6.5 for Roomba 650.
Advantages Samsung POWERbot R7040 over iRobot Roomba 650
Lower noise level, 56 dB vs 68 dB
POWERbot R7040 has mapping function that can map your area and uses smart path planning to clean more efficient
Single room mode to remove dirt in one room
When you want to give your area an intense clean, intensive mode will increase suction power
Remote control gives you convenient, remote access to robot commands
Advantages iRobot Roomba 650 over Samsung POWERbot R7040
Larger dust bin capacity, 400 ml vs 300 ml
A Virtual Wall creates an invisible barrier that Roomba 650 won't cross
Better battery life, 120 min vs 60 min
Common features and specifications
Both robot vacuums are Wi-Fi enabled
Dry cleaning mode
Equal charging time: 4 hrs
A noticeable difference between two models is the size, which is 34.7 x 9.6/13.7 x 3.8 (D x H) cm/inches for the POWERbot R7040 and 34 x 9.1/13.4 x 3.6 (D x H) cm/inches for the Roomba 650. The weight of the POWERbot R7040 is 3.9/8.8 kg/lbs, and for the Roomba 650 it is 5.3/11.7 kg/lbs.