Comparing Imass A3-VBL and iRobot Roomba 980

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  • Mopping Robot Vacuum Cleaner: Smart mopping with big water tank attachment, plus powerful suction and high capacity Anti-Spill Dustbin to providing Cleaning, Vacuuming, Wet/Dry Mopping, 6 cleaning modes for hard floors and carpet
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  • Power Lifting Suction delivers 10X the air power for improved pick up performance; Automatically increases cleaning performance on carpets with Power Boost (Compared to Roomba 600 Series and AeroVac System)
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Popularity rank: 203 / 288
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iRobot Roomba 980 ranks #53 out of 172.
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Popularity rank: 25 / 288
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General Info
App control Pet hair care 1200 Pa suction power Charge station 800 mL dustbin capacity 150 minutes cleaning time
The Roomba 980 robotic vacuum is able to work for up to 2 hours, automatically recharge, and continue cleaning on its own. It features the iAdapt 2.0 Navigation and Visual Localization, which allow it to clean all the surfaces of your home. The Carpet Boost feature and the AeroForce Cleaning System allow this model to clean rugs and carpets effectively.
Wifi / App Controlled Some robotic vacuums can be controlled by your smartphone through a mobile app, which is essentially a more advanced remote control. You are typically able to start/stop the vacuum’s cleaning, control ... Show more
Remote Control Remote controls typically enable you to start and stop the cleaning process and/or direct the vacuum’s movements to specific areas in the home. A remote control is an added convenience for those who w ... Show more
Auto Scheduling Feature Auto scheduling allows you to program the vacuum to a cleaning schedule (daily, every other day, weekly, etc.), where it turns on and cleans automatically at a set time. Otherwise, you have to manuall ... Show more
Battery Life Battery life indicates the maximum amount of time a vacuum can run on one charge. On average, robot vacuum batteries last around 1.5 hours, with higher end options getting up to two hours on a full ch ... Show more
2.5 hours
2 hours
Charging Time How long does it take the battery to charge completely?
4 hours
3 hours
Continues Cleaning Once Recharged When a vacuum’s battery dies, one of two things can happen: 1) the vacuum starts over cleaning without any memory of what it cleaned before the battery died, or 2) the vacuum will resume cleaning from ... Show more
Bin Capacity Regardless of the price of your vacuum, the dustbin still needs to be emptied manually. The more your vacuum is used, the more often you will need to change your dustbin. If you have a large home, the ... Show more
800 mL
1,500 mL
Floor Type Different robot vacuums are made for different floor types based on the cleaning mechanism within the device, which can include a brush, a mop, or both. Robot vacuums with large brushes are best for c ... Show more
  • Hardwood
  • Tile
  • Linoleum / Laminate / Vinyl
  • Thin carpet
  • Hardwood
  • Tile
  • Linoleum / Laminate / Vinyl
  • Thin carpet
  • Thick carpet
Cleaning Modes Most robotic vacuums come with an auto-clean mode (meant for maintenance cleaning over a large area) but some more sophisticated models will come with different cleaning modes, such as spot mode or sc ... Show more
  • Auto clean
  • Zigzag clean
  • Spot clean
  • Edge clean
  • Enhance clean
  • Schedule clean
  • Deep cleaning on Carpets
  • all over in room
  • we area
Brush Type Most vacuums use brushes to pick up debris, since suction alone isn’t usually enough to effectively clean (especially on rough surfaces like carpet). These brush rolls can have different brush types, ... Show more
1 x rolling brush 4 x side brushes
dust brushes floor tools carpet crevice tools bulk pick-up attachment floor tools carpet
HEPA Filter HEPA filters help limit the allergens that get into the air when you vacuum. If you suffer from allergies, choosing a vacuum with a HEPA filter is a must. Note that HEPA filters do wear down over time ... Show more
Suitable for Pets The ability to pick up pet hair is a feature that will be explicitly noted in the vacuum’s specifications. If you have pets, it’s imperative that you choose a vacuum that’s equipped for picking up pet ... Show more
Physical Features
Dimensions When it comes to size for robot vacuums, pay particular attention to the height measurement. If the device is too tall, it won’t fit under beds, dressers, couches, and other furniture to clean in the ... Show more
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9.7 lbs

8.8 lbs
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Black / Brown
Noise Because they run continuously, a common complaint with robot vacuums is how much noise they make. Measured in decibels, or dB, the larger the number, the louder the vacuum. There are several reasons w ... Show more
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80 db
Premium Features e.g. Disinfection, odor control, phone notifications
Camera-equipped so you can see the real-time video on the APP
Spinning side brush pushes debris into the path of the 3-stage cleaning system.
Accessories Included What is included on the package?
  • Water tank
  • Dustbin
  • Detachable mop
  • 1 x rolling brush
  • 4 x side brushes
  • HEPA Filters
  • Cleaning tool
  • Remote control (batteries included)
  • Charge station
  • Adapter
  • Home Base Charging Station
  • Line Cord
  • 2 Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barriers (batteries included)
  • Extra Filter
  • Extra Side Brush
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Key features
  • App control
  • Pet hair care
  • 1200 Pa suction power
  • Charge station
  • 800 mL dustbin capacity
  • 150 minutes cleaning time

Imass A3-VBL is a well-known and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling robotic vacuums and has many popular alternatives in the same price range, such as iRobot Roomba 960 or Roborock S4 .

Imass A3-VBL is $198.96 more expensive than an average robotic vacuum ($249.99).

Key features
  • Roomba 980 seamlessly navigates room to room to clean an entire level of your home, recharging and resuming until the job is done.

iRobot Roomba 980 is a very popular and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling robotic vacuums and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Neato XV-21 or Neato XV Signature .

iRobot Roomba 980 was released in 2015. There are a lot of newer robotic vacuums on the market. Show newer Robotic Vacuums

iRobot Roomba 980 is $880 more expensive than an average robotic vacuum ($249.99).

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