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Roomba e5 vs Roomba 890 Review

Roomba e5 vs Roomba 890
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Are you searching for a new robotic vacuum? This is the latest technology that everybody wants for their home. Why vacuum by hand when you do not have to? If there is one type of robotic vacuum everyone wants it is a Roomba. But when you are shopping for one, you will realize that there are a lot of different models to choose from.

In particular two mid-range models that a lot of people consider are the Roomba e5 and the Roomba 890. Let’s take a look at the features of both models and decide the better one to choose for you.

Roomba e5


Robotic vacuums are all going to do a good job when it comes to cleaning. The Roomba e5 has a high-efficiency filter that is going to be great if you have allergies. It can take in all of the dust and allergens so that they are not in your home. The Roomba e5 is slightly smaller than the 890 model and lightweight at 7.2 pounds. This can mean that it gets into tighter corners in your home. The Roomba e5 enjoys a three-stage cleaning process.

When it comes to navigation, we like that the Roomba e5 has bump sensors and drop sensors. This is going to make sure that nothing happens to your robot vacuum that is dangerous. there is a dirt detection sensor for cleaning your home and this model is capable of cleaning all floor types. We like the inclusion of the carpet boost and the fact that it uses second generation sensors for the dirt detection. There is a dual mode virtual wall barrier with this model.

When it comes to control, the Roomba e5 connects to Wi-Fi and you can use the mobile app. In addition, this robotic vacuum will respond to avoid commands. If you have large rooms, the Roomba e5 offers the better runtime. You can enjoy up to 90 minutes of cleaning with one charge. When the battery is low, this model will automatically return to its station where it can charge its battery. This battery will take around three hours to charge fully. In addition, the larger collection bin is going to be better for big homes and means that you have to empty it less often. What’s more, it is washable for hygiene.

Roomba 890



Now it is time to look at the Roomba 890. Like the e5 model, this one has a high-efficiency filter that is just what you need for allergen reduction. When it comes to the size of this model, it is slightly larger than the Roomba e5. It is also heavier at 8.4 pounds. But it can probably cover more ground than the Roomba e5.

The Roomba 890 has the same sensors as the Roomba e5. This includes drop sensors to avoid damaging itself near stairs, as well as bump sensors to stay away from walls and furniture. There is a dual model virtual wall barrier. The dirt detection sensor is going to clean your house well but it only uses generation one sensors. It can clean all types of flooring, as well as having a carpet boost.

Just like the Roomba e5, this 890 has the function to connect to Wi-Fi in your home. This allows you to make decisions via the mobile app and to use voice commands. The runtime on the Roomba 890 is lower than the Roomba e5. The runtime is 60 minutes but this can be enough for smaller homes. Once the battery has run out, the Roomba 890 returns to the station for recharging. The good thing is that the charging time is quicker at two hours.

It is important to note that the Roomba 890 is older than the Roomba e5. But it does still have a three-stage cleaning system and a lot of the same features as the Roomba e5. There can be a slightly affordable price tag on this one. It might be difficult to find on the iRobot website but there are third-party sellers for you to purchase this model.

The Verdict


There is no doubt that there are numerous advantages to purchasing a robotic vacuum. Namely, they are going to save you a lot of time if you have a busy lifestyle and clean your house clean. But there are a lot of options when you starting shopping for them. In particular, iRobot has a lot of models you will want to find out more about before you buy.

After our review of the Roomba e5 and Roomba 890, we have some recommendations to make. First of all, it is important to realize that both robotic vacuums are going to do a good job. They both have a high-efficiency filter and a three-stage cleaning system. This is going to mean that you can remove a lot of dirt and debris from your home and you can remove allergens too.

If you have a smaller home with tight corners and small spaces, you may be best with the Roomba e5. Alternatively, if you have a larger home, the Roomba 890 is going to cover more ground. When it comes to running time, the Roomba e5 is going to offer you more at 90 minutes. The Roomba 890 is still good but only offers 60 minutes before it will return to the charging station.

Both models are great when it comes to connectivity. You can connect them to your Wi-Fi and control the cleaning from your smartphone. If you use voice commands, this is also possible with the Roomba e5 and the Roomba 890. There is not a lot of difference when it comes to this.

The Roomba e5 is newer than the Roomba 890 and this shows in some of the technology it uses. For instance, it has a second-generation sensor when it comes to dirt detection. This can offer a better clean. However, the Roomba 890 is popular and it might have a slightly more affordable price tag.

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Emily is a freelance writer and considers herself to be a lifelong learner, who has a fascination for all things new. She enjoys spending time writing about mobile tech, tablets, home tech gadgets, and more. She earned her BA in English Literature at the University of Boulder. Emily is an avid hiker who loves the mountain vistas of the Rockies. If she’s not trekking the mountains, you’ll find her chilling at home with some of the great fantasy novels, such as The Lord of the Rings, or playing her favorite video games.