The Xiaomi brand of electronics is popular in about 23 countries. Xiaomi electronics are usually compared with top-ranking products from popular brands such as Apple, Samsung, etc. One thing Xiaomi products offer generally is the high quality at a lower price.
When it balls down to robot vacuum cleaners with high standard quality, the Xiaomi brand offers many options. Some excellent vacuum cleaner product line from Xiaomi include Roborocks and Mijia.
Mijia 1C is the latest vacuum cleaner released by Xiaomi in August 2019. We probe into its features and compare them with those of previous Mijia models. We aim to determine if the new Mijia 1C robot vacuum is worth investing in.
As against 2100Pa suction pressure, Mijia 1C gives an extra 400Pa suction pressure. 2500Pa is the current record-holding suction pressure in the robot vacuum cleaning industry.
Mijia 1C has 4 cleaning modes, which include quiet, standard, mid-range, and strong. Users can choose from the four modes to clean almost any kind of floor type.
Both Mijia vacuum cleaners can be remotely controlled via the Mijia app. With this app, users can control firmware, real-time cleaning, mode selection, mode switching, and timing.
The ultra-slim body of both Mijia models makes them suitable for cleaning floors under furniture. Mijia 1C finds it easier to move and clean floors under furniture as it is about 1.4cm slimmer than Mijia STYJ02YM.
Mijia 1C has 15 sets of sensors for enhanced anti-drop and anti-collide functions. Mijia STYJ02YM has 12 sensors, yet it offers excellent obstacle escaping capacities. Mijia 1C with it 15 sensors offers better obstacle maneuvering and anti-drop capacities
Both Mijia models are capable of climbing obstacles that are up to 20mm high and offer better surface cleaning. If the floor height that separates two adjacent rooms in your house is within 20mm, both Mijia models can climb easily, and give excellent room-to-room cleaning.
Alexa/ Google Home support
Dust bin capacity
Number of cleaning modes
Remote control support
Number of sensors
Multiple maps support
Room schedule function
250 sq meters
250 sq meters
180 sq meters
60 sq meters
Size matters when a robot vacuum has to clean floors under furniture. The slimmer the device, the more likely for it to be able to access and clean the floor under the furniture. Clearly, Mijia 1S beats all the other three models due to its ultra-slim size.
Smart home appliances are becoming very easy to control by using simple voice commands. Google Home and Alexa support voice command feature for vacuum cleaners.
As Mijia 1C is relatively newer than Mi robot, it is hoped that its successful compatibility with voice assistants will soon be achieved.
Once again, Mijia 1C trumps the others by having the highest bin capacity of 600 ml. This means when cleaning a dirty room, Mijia 1C will hold more dirt for a longer period than the other models.
It also means users will not need to empty the bin during room cleaning frequently. The overall benefit of this is saving time when vacuum cleaning.
Xiaomi Mi Robot and MiJia 1S do not have water capacity because they are not designed to perform mopping functions. However, Mijia STYJ02YM and MiJia 1C are 2-in-1 vacuum cleaners. They can remove dirt and mop the floor at the same time.
Suction power determines how well a robot vacuum can clean a floor. The higher the vacuum's suction pressure, the more capacity it will have to remove tough dirt such as hair strands from the floor surface. Mijia 1C currently has the highest suction power in the vacuum cleaner market.
The latest Mijia models have smaller battery size when compared with Mi Robot and Mijia 1S. This implies that Mijia 1C and Mijia STYJ02YM are more suited for small or medium-sized floor space. The older models should work well on medium and large floor space.
All four Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaners can be remotely controlled when connected to the Mi app.
Only MiJia 1S and Mijia STYJ02YM have three or more cleaning maps. Hence, they are more appropriate for multilevel rooms.
Mi Robot supports only zoned cleaning. The two latest Mijia models, both virtual walls and room cleaning.
Virtual walls keep the vacuum cleaner from gaining access to some specific areas. This could be your store or an area where you have stuff that must not be tampered with.
These virtual walls are created and activated when the robot cleaner is mopping the floor. Room cleaning selects only the rooms you need to clean from the other rooms in the building.
Zoned cleaning is similar to room cleaning in that it marks out a particular area for cleanup. The difference is that the purpose of zoned cleaning is to draw the attention of the vacuum cleaner to areas that require more cleaning work. For instance, you can zone clean an area of the room that is smeared with mud from the shoe.
Mi Robot is the cheapest on the list. However, Mijia 1C seems to offer more value for money than Mi Robot. Premium prized Mijia STYJ02YM is quite costly, but its enhanced features justify the price.
After exploring the prospects and the consequences of using the latest Mijia 1C vacuum cleaner, we can conclude that it is worth buying. The interesting question is, "What kind of customer would Mijia 1C suit perfectly?"
From the spec sheets, it is pretty obvious that Mijia 1C is suitable for cleaning small to medium rooms. Also, for people who need a less expensive 2-in-1 alternative to the premium-prized Mijia STYJ02YM, $230 is a good deal. People who have a large floor space can find more comfort using Mijia STYJ02YM.
Mijia 1C was meant for people with small to medium floor space, who need a less expensive but very powerful robot vacuum cleaner. If this defines you, then getting the latest Mijia 1C is a must.
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