The ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 vs iRobot Roomba 980 comparison shows that these robot vacuums have some important differences and common features. Based on our rating, DEEBOT 500 has the overall rating of 7 out of 10 versus 8.7 for Roomba 980.
Advantages ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 over iRobot Roomba 980
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 980 over ECOVACS DEEBOT 500
Better suction power, 1700 PA vs 1000 PA
Larger dust bin capacity, 600 ml vs 500 ml
Roomba 980 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
Better battery life, 120 min vs 110 min
Less charging time, 3 hrs vs 4 hrs
Common features and specifications
Both robot vacuums are Wi-Fi enabled
Dry cleaning mode
Two side brushes
A noticeable difference between two models is the size, which is 32.5 x 7.8/12.8 x 3.1 (D x H) cm/inches for the DEEBOT 500 and 53.5 x 14/21 x 17 x 5.5 (D x H) cm/inches for the Roomba 980. The weight of the DEEBOT 500 is 2/4.4 kg/lbs, and for the Roomba 980 it is 6/13.3 kg/lbs.