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9 Best Robot Vacuum Cleaners in Malaysia: From High-End to Budget (2024)

April 8, 2024

Of all the great technological inventions that exist, the ones that excuses us from picking up a broom always tops out. Which is why we owe whoever it is that invented the robot vacuum a mighty, mighty pat on the back.

Some might say that robot vacuums are a lazy man’s way out of doing chores. Well, duhh. That’s exactly what it is and why we love it.

But another way to look at it is as an investment in time. With a handy robot machine doing the bulk of house cleaning, you free up space to commit to your hobbies, work, and time with family! (Also, as Asians, we tend to love our mother’s more when they don’t have a broom in hand).

It’s well worth the dough cashing in on a robot vacuum, but as with all things tech, there are different tiers of robovacs sold at varying price points. Don’t worry, there’s a market for every budget available, and we’re here to recommend the good ones in each tier.

Here are the 9 best robot vacuum cleaners available in Malaysia, from high-end to budget offerings.

High-end robot vacuums

High-end robovacs typically cost upwards of RM5,000+, reaching even up to RM7,000 and above depending on the brand. These usually come with a docking station with a fleet of automated self-cleaning functions, which essentially means less maintenance on your end.

They will also come with state-of-the-art house mapping technology, and app support for monitoring and out-of-home control.

If you’ve got the cash to splash, here are some of the best flagship robot vacuums available.

Roborock S8 Max V Ultra

Price in Malaysia: RM6,499

Roborock vacuums are undeniably the rockstars of the vacuum world, and their leading frontman is the Roborock S8 Max V Ultra.

This is a mop & vacuum option that boasts 10,000Pa suction power and an ingenious FlexiArm brush that extends automatically for corner-to-edge cleaning. Additionally, a rotating side mop allows the vacuum to reach even the edge of your walls. Carpets won’t be an issue either, as you can set the vacuum to avoid carpets, or activate Carpet Boost+ to ramp up suction power and leave no lingering dust in its wake.

Once it’s done with its tour of the house, the vacuum returns to its RockDock Ultra base, where it undergoes a whole get-ready-with-me routine consisting of auto dust emptying, auto tank refilling, hot water mop washing, auto detergent dispenser, and more.

There’s also a voice assistant function which you can initiate simply by saying “Hello Rocky”. Let’s just hope you don’t have pet named Rocky too, else it’ll be in for some confusion. Taking about pets, if you’re away from home and miss your fur babies, there’s a ‘Search for pet’ function on the Roborock App where it’ll locate your fur child so you can coddle all over it via video call.

Other features on the Roborock S8 Max V Ultra:

  • Reactive AI 2.0 Obstacle Recognition
  • PreciSense LiDAR Navigation


Price in Malaysia: RM5,799

The next time someone says to you, “you’re so square”, take it as a compliment. While most robot vacuums tend to follow the circle-shaped trend, the Ecovacs DEEBOT X2 OMNI is unabashedly square. And for good reason too. The square form factor allows the vacuum to get as close to the wall as possible, ensuring it cleans up those awkward corners.

At a height of only 9.5cm, the DEEBOT can glide under most furniture and sofas with ease. Couple its sleekness with an 8,000Pa suction power and the OZMO Turbo 2.0 rotating mop, dust bunnies and pesky stains will have been eradicated by the time you reach home.

When it’s time to recharge, the DEEBOT will find its way back to the OMNI Station where it will auto clean the mop with hot water, empty its contents into the bin, and auto dry itself, all before it starts to clean up after you again.

If you’ve made a particularly big mess around the house, you can always activate the YIKO Voice Assistant 2.0 and give it multiple commands. Don’t worry, unlike my dwindling attention span, the DEEBOT can process and carry out multiple commands with no distractions.

Other features on the Ecovacs DEEBOT X2 OMNI:

  • AIVI 3D 2.0 for path mapping and obstacle avoidance (including pets, pet waste, pet food plate)
  • App control

Dreame L20 Ultra

Price in Malaysia: RM4,899

A top-end, all-round, flagship robot vacuum all priced under RM5,000? Dream(e)s really do come true.

The Dreame L20 Ultra is a relatively cheap flagship option as your next cleaning assistant. Like the aforementioned options above, this robovac can reach wall corners and edges all thanks to the MopExtend Technology.

A 7,000Pa suction power is not to be messed with, and its two high-velocity rotary mops will pry out even the stubbornest of stains. A carpet cleaning mode is available, where you can opt for either Mop Removal, Mop Raising, or Carpet Avoidance modes. For overall cleaning of the house, you can decide on Vacuum Only, Mop Only, Vacuum Then Mop, or Vacuum and Mop modes.

Although it costs less, this robot vacuum comes with an automated base station with auto emptying, mop washing, water refilling, solution adding, and mop drying functions.

What’s more, the Dreame L20 Ultra has a CleanGenius technology which gauges dirt level and decides if a location requires a second wash. Along with detailed cleaning reports, it also gives recommendations on the most efficient cleaning strategies.

Other features on the Dreame L20 Ultra:

  • Pathfinder Smart Navigation
  • App control
  • 6,400mAh
  • Voice Control compatible with Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant

Mid-range robot vacuums

A mid-range robot vacuum will typically cost more than RM1,000 and float around the boundaries of RM3,000.

You might still get those with a docking station, but it’s around this segment that you may need to do away with such luxuries. Nevertheless, mid-rangers still come with a host of useful features, and will make your space significantly cleaner.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+

Price in Malaysia: RM2,399

Not all hope is lost yet if you’re searching for mid-range robovacs with a docking station. The Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+ is one of the only options in this price bracket that offers that convenience. It has the basic functionalities that any docking station would have, including auto pad washing, dust collection, hot air drying, and water refilling; so you’ll really be getting that slice of high-end life with the X10+.

As for the vacuum itself, it packs a decent 4,000Pa suction power, along with dual cleaning pads that spin at 180rpm for thorough scrubbing.

The X10+ is pretty intuitive as well, with carpet recognition features that ramp up suction power and raise the mop pads. Plus, it’s able to avoid potentially hazardous obstacles such as power cables and stand fans. Moreover, it also has an anti-fall sensor to prevent it from tumbling down the stairs or high spaces.

Other features on the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum X10+

  • Mi Home app compatibility
  • 2 hours battery life

Roborock Q8 Max

Price in Malaysia: RM2,199

We are back to the Roborock sphere once more, but this time with its mid-range offering: The Roborock Q8 Max.

No, it doesn’t come with a dock, but maintaining is still kept simple with an easy-to-eject drawer mechanism which makes emptying the dustbin and water tank convenient.

The Q8 Max has an impressive 5,500Pa suction power that will leave your room spotless. A DuoRoller Brush enhances its pick-up rate with difficult dirt such as hair and pet fur, keeping your carpets as pristine as when you bought them.

When it comes to stamina, the Q8 Max will put anyone to shame with its 4-hour runtime, all thanks to the massive 5,200mAh battery keeping its engine running.

App control is available on this robovac, and so is a voice assistant feature that’s compatible with Alexa, Google Home, and Apple Siri.

Other features on the Roborock Q8 Max

  • PreciSense LiDAR Navigation
  • Child lock

Samsung POWERbot Essential

Price in Malaysia: RM1,399

Samsung has got its roots dug into many categories of the consumer tech world, including vacuums. As one of the leading brands in tech, it’s hard to deny the capabilities of the Samsung POWERbot Essential.

With an 85mm height, this is the sleekest robot vacuum on this list, making it a great choice if you have low-lying furniture and cabinets. It comes with a whole set of sensors to ensure it doesn’t clatter and bang as it goes on its cleaning spree, including an anti-collision sensor, an anti-drop sensor, and a bumper sensor.

Depending on how thorough you want your space cleaned up, you can select between 4 styles of cleaning: Zig-zag Mode, Auto Mode, Edge Mode, and Spot Mode. Like most other gadgets in the Samsung ecosystem, you’ll have remote access to the POWERbot via the Samsung app.

Other features on the Samsung POWERbot Essential

  • 3,400mAh battery with 150 minutes run time
  • EZ Empty Dustbin

Budget robot vacuums

Budget robot vacuums are perfect for those living in compact spaces, such as home offices or studio units, more so if you’re housing furry pets. These robovacs are more affordable and are priced anywhere between RM100 to RM1,000.

They won’t come with futuristic docking stations or sophisticated cleaning mechanisms, but they will get the job done and are still a worthwhile investment.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum S10

Price in Malaysia: RM799

If you need a no nonsense, no frills option that gets everything right and nothing more, then turn to the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum S10.

This robovac represents the best of the budget offerings available. It has 2-in-1 Mop and Vacuum functionality, with the latter packing up to 4,000Pa suction power for thorough cleaning. The S10 gives you the choice of two mopping routes: a Zigzag route which ensures every inch of the house is cleaned; or a Y-shape route that mops repeatedly from left to right, suitable for getting rid of stains.

Despite its budget pricing, the S10 does not compromise on intuitive features such as laser navigation and cliff sensors.

Other features on the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum S10

  • Three modes: Silent mode, Standard mode, Medium mode, Turbo mode
  • Mi Home app compatibility
  • 3,200mAh; 130 minutes runtime (Standard mode)


Price in Malaysia: RM899

Perhaps not as globally recognized as it deserves to be, ILIFE has a fleet of vacuums of all types in its catalogue that are worth some consideration. They do have mid-range offerings exceeding well above RM1,000 mark, but the one we’re recommending is the ILIFE A20, which typically sits around the RM799-RM899 range.

Again, this is a 2-in-1 vacuum mop option that presents a variety of modes catering to how intense you want the cleaning to be. You can let it go about its duties on Auto Mode, or clean only the corners with Edge Mode. For deep cleaning, select either Spot Mode on a designated area, or Max Mode to activate the full 3,000Pa suction power.

The ILIFE A20 has a Smart Battery Top-up feature which automatically returns the robovac to its charging dock when batteries are low. After it’s fully charged, it returns to where it stopped and continues its cleaning route.

Other features on the ILIFE A20

  • ILIFEHOME app compatibility
  • Voice Assistant compatible with Alexa
  • Multi-type intelligent sensors
  • 120 minutes runtime

Samu Giken Robotic Vacuum Cleaner RVCOB11WT

Price in Malaysia: RM399

If you have about RM500 to spare, fret not, you can still land yourself a solid robovac such as the Samu Giken RVCOB11WT. You may or may not have heard of it, but reviews from first-hand customers swear by its 5-out-of-5 star rating.

This option boasts an ultra-thin design of just 6.5mm, which makes it the perfect option to get into low spaces. It is yet again a multifunctional vacuum with 3 modes: Sweep, Suction, and Drag, with the latter utilizing a large rag essentially for mopping.

You don’t have to worry about accidental drops too, since it comes with an anti-drop detection sensor. It is also intelligent enough to avoid collisions against wall and obstacles. Moreover, it operates at a silent 40dB noise level for non-intrusive cleaning.

Other features on the Samu Giken Robotic Vacuum Cleaner RVCOB11WT

  • 1800Pa suction power
  • 70 minutes runtime

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