The iRobot i7 vs. Neato d7–want to know which you should buy, and why? You have come to the right place. Today’s update compares the features and functions of the Roomba i7 and Neato d7 floor robots. Let’s get started.
Roomba i7 vs. Neato d7 specs and features
Specs/features Auto dirt disposal no yes
Digital blocked area yes yes
Automatic recharge and resume yes yes
Suction power(Pa) 2000 1700
Accessories charging base, adapter, cleaning tool, user guide, extra filter, magnetic stripe north American line cord, dual mode virtual wall barrier, extra high-efficiency filter, extra side brushes
Amazon Alexa support yes yes
Anti-drop/cliff yes yes
App name Neato iRobot Home
Bare floor types laminate, ceramic tile, marble tile, vinyl, linoleum, wood laminate, ceramic tile, marble tile, vinyl, linoleum, wood
Barrier-cross Height (in) 0.75 0.79
Carpet Boost no yes
Carpet types low-pile, medium-pile low-pile, medium-pile
Central cleaning brush type Single, with bristles Dual, brushless
Dirt detect no yes
Dust bin size (ml) 700 400
Full bin indicator yes yes
Google Assistant support yes yes
Hepa filter yes yes
Intelligent carpet detection no yes
Maps allowed for saving 3 10
Navigation and mapping SLAM + LDS LDS + SLAM
Noise in max mode (dB) 64 68
Price history (retrieved from camelcamelcamel.com) $499.99 - $829 (click link to check current price on Amazon) $699 - $1099 (click link to check current price on Amazon)
Recommended cleaning area (sq ft) 1292 Up to 10 rooms of about 2000 sq ft each
Recommended home size small, medium small, medium
Release date March 2018 Scheduling yes yes
Selected room scheduling yes yes
Side brush (es) 1 1
Warranty 1 year 1 year
Wifi Frequency (GHz) 2.4/5 2.4/5
Wifi/App yes yes
Working time (min) 75 - 120 60 - 75
Zoned/custom area cleaning yes yes
Roomba i7 vs. Neato d7 comparison
To begin with, the i7 and d7 having recharged will automatically resume cleaning jobs exactly where they stopped before the charge break.
Similarly, the d7, just like the i7, utilizes an app for controls and settings. It does seem like the iRobot Home app is better refined, though. Nevertheless, the two robovacs support customized cleaning.
The Naeto d7 smart vacuum to compensate for the auto-dirt emptying function it lacks has a 700ml dust bin. Also, the i7 is round-shaped, while the d7 is D shaped. The d7, given its shape, tends to do a better job on edges and around walls.
D7’s navigation is laser-guided, while i7’s navigation is camera-based. As a result, the two self-driving bots follow straight, efficient lines when vacuuming on multiple floor surfaces to include hardwood, carpets, concrete, tiles and laminates. On top of it, the Roomba i7 and Neato d7 transitions and docks impressively while avoiding obstacles.
Further, one power setting is available in the i7, with the d7 having two power settings. The i7, as a result, will run for about 75 minutes, whereas the d7 will run for 75 minutes on its high power settings and 120 minutes on its low power settings.
Vacuum Wars tested airflow on the i7 at 17 cfm while airflow on the d7 stood at 17 cfm and 20 cfm on low and high power settings, respectively.
Here’s a video showing the airflow test, alongside the cleaning ability of the Neato d7 and Roomba i7:
Still don’t know which one to choose between the iRobot i7 and the Neato d7? Check out the Roomba i7 smart home vacuum cleaner. Currently, the iRobot i7 and Neato d7 are priced similarly at Amazon. That, and considering its auto-dirt emptying function, plus the fact that iRobot is big on updates and has a history of producing machines that work reliably well into the long term.
The d7 boasts of powerful suction and excellent navigation. However, its software (mapping, wifi, app) is limited plus performance can be erratic.