An In-Depth Review Of The Roborock Q7 Max Vs Dreame L10 Pro: Which is Better?

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In this detailed comparison, I’ll look at the Roborock Q7 Max vs Dreame L10 Pro to find out the pros and cons of each and, most importantly, how they differ. For a quick view, both robots boast a plethora of intelligent features but lack the absence of a self-emptying function. They can also mop the floor, yet they don’t exactly excel in this department. The Roborock Q7 Max vacuums better, while the Dreame L10 Pro can detect and avoid some large enough obstacles thanks to its front-facing 3D sensor.

Roborock Q7 Max Vs Dreame L10 Pro: Comparison Chart

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#1 WINNER
roborock Q7 Max Robot Vacuum and Mop Cleaner, 4200Pa Strong Suction, Lidar Navigation, Multi-Level Mapping, No-Go&No-Mop Zones, 180mins Runtime, Works with Alexa, Perfect for Pet Hair(Black)
#2 RUNNER-UP
Dreametech L10 Pro Robot Vacuum and Mop, 4000Pa Strong Suction, 2.5h Runtime, Works with Alexa/Google Home/APP, 3D Obstacle Avoidance, Superb LiDAR Navigation, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floor
Model
Roborock Q7 Max
Dreame L10 Pro
Dimensions (W x H)/Weight
13.8 x 4.17 inches/9.59 lbs
13.8 x 3.8 inches/8.38 lbs
Shape
Round-Shaped
Round-Shaped
Navigation Technology
LiDAR
LiDAR
Map Saving
Number of Maps
4
2
Obstacle Detection
Self-Propelled
Self-Empty
Scheduled Cleaning
Extractor & Side Brush
1 x Bristle-Less Rubber Roller/1 x 5-Prong Brush
1 x Combo Bristled Roller/1 x 3-Prong Brush
Dust Tank Capacity
0.47 Liter
0.57 Liter
Filter
E11
HEPA
Recharge & Resume
Run Time/Charging Time
180 minutes/6 hours
150 minutes/6 hours
Mopping
What I Like
Price
$599.99
$184.32
#1 WINNER
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roborock Q7 Max Robot Vacuum and Mop Cleaner, 4200Pa Strong Suction, Lidar Navigation, Multi-Level Mapping, No-Go&No-Mop Zones, 180mins Runtime, Works with Alexa, Perfect for Pet Hair(Black)
Model
Roborock Q7 Max
Dimensions (W x H)/Weight
13.8 x 4.17 inches/9.59 lbs
Shape
Round-Shaped
Navigation Technology
LiDAR
Map Saving
Number of Maps
4
Obstacle Detection
Self-Propelled
Self-Empty
Scheduled Cleaning
Extractor & Side Brush
1 x Bristle-Less Rubber Roller/1 x 5-Prong Brush
Dust Tank Capacity
0.47 Liter
Filter
E11
Recharge & Resume
Run Time/Charging Time
180 minutes/6 hours
Mopping
What I Like
Price
$599.99
More Info
#2 RUNNER-UP
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Dreametech L10 Pro Robot Vacuum and Mop, 4000Pa Strong Suction, 2.5h Runtime, Works with Alexa/Google Home/APP, 3D Obstacle Avoidance, Superb LiDAR Navigation, Ideal for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floor
Model
Dreame L10 Pro
Dimensions (W x H)/Weight
13.8 x 3.8 inches/8.38 lbs
Shape
Round-Shaped
Navigation Technology
LiDAR
Map Saving
Number of Maps
2
Obstacle Detection
Self-Propelled
Self-Empty
Scheduled Cleaning
Extractor & Side Brush
1 x Combo Bristled Roller/1 x 3-Prong Brush
Dust Tank Capacity
0.57 Liter
Filter
HEPA
Recharge & Resume
Run Time/Charging Time
150 minutes/6 hours
Mopping
What I Like
Price
$184.32
More Info

Roborock Q7 Max Vs Dreame L10 Pro: Differences

The Q7 Max defeats the L10 Pro with a score of 4-3. Next, I’ll analyze all the differences between these hybrid robots.

Cleaning Performance

Winner: Roborock Q7 Max

Suction Power

Roborock Q7 MaxDreame L10 Pro
Max Suction (Pa)42004000
Max Airflow (CFM)≈ 15.8≈ 17.1

Looking at the Pa figure, the Q7 Max has a higher suction of 4200 Pa compared to the 4000 Pa maximum suction of the L10 Pro. Surprisingly, my airflow tests showed that the latter has more airflow with a negligible increase. Higher airflow has only helped the L10 Pro get a higher score on my hardwood floor, while the Q7 Max performed better on carpets.

Hard Floor

Roborock Q7 MaxDreame L10 Pro
≈ 97%≈ 98%

Robot vacuums tend to excel on my hard floors, and both the Q7 Max and L10 Pro are no exception to this rule. The L10 Pro got a higher percentage thanks to its higher airflow. The difference is not much, but it proves that airflow is a significant factor on hard floors and why the L10S Ultra is the better option for tackling this type of flooring.

Carpet

Roborock Q7 MaxDreame L10 Pro
Low-pile Carpet≈ 94%≈ 91%
High-pile Carpet≈ 95%≈ 89%

I initially hoped the higher airflow would translate into superior deep cleaning results, but this was not the case. The Q7 Max got higher scores that could potentially be attributed to its all-rubber brush roller.

Hair

Roborock Q7 MaxDreame L10 Pro
5-inch Strands≈ 87%≈ 82%
10-inch Strands≈ 61%≈ 53%

In the realm of hair clean-up, the results for both machines were decent but not great. The Q7 Max, once again, was better at picking up hair and resisting tangles. Its brush wasn’t 100% tangle-free, and there was a moderate amount of long hair wrapped around its bristle-free roller and on the axles, but cleaning it was easy. On the other hand, the L10 Pro’s roller can be maintained with ease using the cleaning tool provided.

the clean tool stored on the l10 pro
The clean tool stored on the L10 Pro

Design & Usability

Winner: Tie

First Look & Dimensions

Roborock Q7 MaxDreame L10 Pro
Dimensions (W x H)13.8 x 4.17 inches13.8 x 3.8 inches
Weight9.59 lbs8.38 lbs

The design and shape of the Q7 Max and L10 Pro are typical of many robot vacuums on the market, with a circular-shaped body, a centrally-located LIDAR tower, and a few buttons for manual control. They are not overly heavy or large, making them manageable and practical for everyday use. The L10 Pro is a bit lower, so it can slide under a greater variety of furniture. Their build quality is also pretty good.

Speaking of box contents, both the Q7 Max and the L10 Pro come with all the necessary accessories you would expect from hybrid robot vacuums. This includes a water tank, a dustbin, a main brush, a side brush, a docking station, a power cord, a filter (already installed), and an owner’s manual – All the consumables aren’t hard to buy separately. The L10 Pro comes with a tool for cleaning the brushes and can be stored on-board to ensure it never gets lost and is always at hand when you need it.

what comes with the dreame l10 pro
What comes with the Dreame L10 Pro

While the L10 Pro comes with a separate dustbin and a separate water tank, the Q7 Max features a dustbin and water tank assembly. The latter design choice might save space, but, in my opinion, it can make the process of emptying the dustbin or refilling the water tank less convenient since you have to remove and handle both parts at once.

Extractor & Side Brush  

the q7 max (left) uses an all-rubber roller
The Q7 Max (left) uses an all-rubber roller

The L10 Pro features a spiral brushroll that combines spiral bristles and composite paddles. The bristles can gently sweep debris on hard surfaces without scratching them, while the rubber paddles can agitate carpet fibers to loosen and pick up more embedded dirt or debris. It can be taken off from both sides for cleaning, but not as easily as you would with the all-rubber roller on the Q7 Max, of course.

Both of these bots use a single corner brush to sweep debris from edges and corners to the central cleaning path. The Q7 Max uses an all-rubber side brush, which gives it an advantage in durability over the bristled brush on the L10.

Navigation

Speaking of mapping and navigation, these bots are absolutely spectacular. They both use a top-mounted LiDAR sensor, or rather, laser beams, to quickly and accurately map your space, even in low-light environments. Then, during cleaning, they go along the perimeter before moving in a back-and-forth pattern to ensure no untouched spots are left behind.

the lidar sensor
The LiDAR sensor

Both can save multiple maps, which is great, too. The L10 Pro can save two map levels, whereas the Q7 Max can save up to four. So just place them on a new floor, and they’ll intuitively understand whether to craft a new map or switch to the appropriate one, should they have traversed that floor previously.

Unique to the L10 Pro is a “High Precision 3D” sensor on the front to detect and evade objects. On paper, this system features three individual laser sensors to improve accuracy and provide a wider field of view. It’s better than a camera-based sensor in that it can function without relying on light, but it can’t capture quick snapshots of objects like the Roborock S7 MaxV could.

high precision 3d sensor on the dreame l10 pro
High Precision 3D sensor on the Dreame L10 Pro

In the real world, the L10 Pro’s 3D laser-based sensor did the job but wasn’t perfect. It still sucked up loose or dangling cords and small objects like Lego blocks. Also, its side brush was partly touched against pet feces. So, after all, I’d recommend giving your floor a preliminary clean-up to minimize mishaps.

Battery Life

Roborock Q7 MaxDreame L10 Pro
Battery Life≈ 91-183 mins≈ 62-156 mins
Charging Time≈ 198 mins≈ 212 mins

Both use a 5200 mAh battery, equal to the capacity of a smartphone, which is not bad at all. According to the specifications, a full battery should be enough for several hours of work, but in reality, it all depends on the power setting and conditions of cleaning. When low, these bots will return to the dock, recharge, and resume cleaning from the last place they cleaned.

Control

Winner: Roborock Q7 Max

Manual Control

Both share a set of three buttons: a dock button, a power button, and a spot-clean button. That means you can turn the robot on/off, send it home, or clean a small area without your cell phone. I loved the spot-cleaning function – just put it on an area you need to clean, press the button, and it will efficiently clean a square area in snake form.

the control panel
The control panel

App Connectivity

These bots are compatible with smartphone apps, Roborock and Dreame apps, respectively, and I’d recommend downloading them to maximize functionality. 

One of my favorite features that they both share is the live map, which shows the robot’s exact location in real time and all the areas it has cleaned. The Q7 Max can draw 3D maps, show all the visible walls and no-go zones, and enable you to add furniture to make it look more “real.” 

3d mapping
3D mapping

You can also divide or merge rooms before naming them. But while the Roborock app allows you to use both preset and custom names, the L10 Pro only allows you to use preset names. Then you can select a room on the map that needs cleaning. And you know what? You can even do it by voice, as long as you have Alexa or Google Assistant.

Both the Q7 Max and L10 Pro can save multiple maps, as mentioned above, and within each map, you can add invisible walls or no-go zones to block some off-limit areas. You also have the option to draw no-mop zones to prevent them from wetting your carpeted areas when mopping. Another convenient feature is the ability to draw rectangular or square boxes on the map, delineating clean zones where the robot will then concentrate its cleaning efforts.

set no-go zones and invisible walls on the dreame app
Set no-go zones and invisible walls on the Dreame app

Another cool feature is unlimited scheduling, which allows you to set as many runs per day with the option to select time, power settings, and water flow options. You can also check out the previous cleaning cycles and get a quick overview of the status of consumable parts, including the side brush, main brush, and filter.

adjust suction power and water flow (on the dreame app)
Adjust suction power and water flow (on the Dreame app)

Cleaning & Maintenance 

Winner: Tie

Speaking of maintenance, you need to get your hands on many tasks because these bots don’t come with self-emptying bases. The to-do list includes emptying the dustbin, refilling the water tank, washing the mopping pad, checking the brushroll for tangles and clogs, cleaning the filter, and replacing consumables as needed.

Let’s face it, none of us enjoy these tasks, especially busy people. Both Roborock and Dreame have introduced various do-it-all models, such as the Q7 Max Plus or Dreame Z10 Pro, which can self-do everything, from emptying the dustbin and refilling the water tank to washing and drying the mopping plate. Of course, these models are exorbitantly expensive because of the unparalleled convenience and hands-free experience they provide.

Other Features

Winner: Dreame L10 Pro

Noise

Roborock Q7 MaxDreame L10 Pro
Working≈ 59-75 dB ≈ 52-69 dB 
Self-EmptyingNoneNone

The L10 Pro is the quieter option due to its lower airflow. This one reaches 63 dB at the maximum setting compared to the Q7 Max, which goes up to 75 dB. Anyway, that’s not a big deal since they only use maximum power when cleaning carpeted surfaces, and almost none of us have the robot vacuum on late at night, right?

Mopping Ability

Both are 2-in-1 robots, meaning they can vacuum and mop at once. Having a robot that can do multiple tasks is great, but I honestly didn’t appreciate their mopping abilities. Why? This is because I quickly realized that these bots didn’t have any form of agitation or scrubbing motion to lift stubborn dirt. They just drag damp pads across the floor, so they are better suited for light mopping tasks. What’s more, they have no mop-lifting system, so just don’t forget to delineate no-mop zones on the map to keep your carpets dry.

Quick Rundown Of Roborock Q7 Max

roborock Q7 Max Robot Vacuum and Mop Cleaner, 4200Pa Strong Suction, Lidar Navigation, Multi-Level Mapping, No-Go&No-Mop Zones, 180mins Runtime, Works with Alexa, Perfect for Pet Hair(Black)
  • Deeper Cleaning with Powerful 4200 Pa Suction: With an incredible maximum suction power of 4200 Pa, the Q7 Max easily lifts debris and pet hair from floors, drags it from cracks, and draws it from carpets. When a carpet is detected, it will automatically increase its suction to the maximum for deep cleaning.
  • Vacuum and Mop Simultaneously: To get rid of fine dust that vacuuming alone might miss, the Q7 Max can vacuum and mop simultaneously. Equipped with an electronic pump, the Q7 Max offers 30 water flow levels so you can fine-tune cleaning to match your floor types and preferences.
  • Clean Smarter with PreciSense LiDAR Navigation: LiDAR navigation, which is incredibly accurate, can now be viewed in 3D, building precise maps of your home. It also monitors cleaning routes efficiently. You can virtually recreate your home by adding furnishings and flooring materials.
  • Combined Dustbin & Water Tank: Combining the 470 ml dustbin and 350 ml water tank means that you can clean more often without worrying about emptying or refilling.
  • Multi-directional Floating All-Rubber Brush: An all-rubber brush strongly resists hair tangles making it ideal for tackling long hair and pet hair. Multi-directional design means the brush can be closer to the floor to provide deeper and more efficient cleaning.
Pros
  • Affordable price.
  • Map quickly and accurately with LiDAR technology.
  • Works with a simple-to-use app.
  • Can vacuum and mop at once.
  • Saves up to 4 maps.
Cons
  • No clean base.
  • No mop-lifting system.

Quick Rundown Of Dreame L10 Pro

Pros
  • On the cheap side.
  • Can vac and mop at once.
  • Has a huge battery.
  • Excellent app functionality.
  • Has an above-average dust box.
Cons
  • No self-emptying base station.
  • High Precision 3D sensor isn’t perfect.

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