How to choose between Mi Robot Vacuum Pop 2 and Vacuum Pop 2 Pro

Mijia is a popular smart home brand under Xiaomi, known for its vacuum cleaners. Under the Xiaomi Robot Vacuum 2 series, there are three notable models: Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro, Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Lite, and Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2. They share a similar appearance, lack a base, and offer both vacuuming and mopping functions with a traditional single mopping pad design.

In the past, we have discussed the differences between Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Lite and Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro.

In this article, we will provide a supplementary introduction to the robots in this series and discuss the differences between Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro and Vacuum-Mop 2. We will analyze the advancements that the Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro brings as an upgraded version of the Vacuum-Mop 2.

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 Vacuum-Mop 2
Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro Vacuum-Mop 2

Cleaning Performance of Mi Robot 2 Pro and Mi Robot 2

The Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro features a fresh design that enhances its cleaning performance. It incorporates the High-frequency sonic vibration mopping technology, which utilizes sonic vibrations to drive the mop, delivering up to 10,000 vibrations per minute.

Some advanced robots are also equipped with this technology, such as the Roborock S8 series. This technology ensures full coverage of the entire floor during mopping, leaving no missed spots. The Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro’s efficient cleaning power and strong removal of stubborn stains make it highly effective.

Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro  has sonic vibration mop
Sonic vibration mop

On the other hand, the Vacuum-Mop 2 takes a different approach. It applies pressure to the mop pad during mopping to achieve the goal of removing stubborn stains. It also includes a unique hexagonal side brush, which provides an advantage in cleaning dust in corners and small crevices. In contrast, 2 Pro utilizes a standard triangular side brush. However, overall, when compared to the cleaning performance of the 2 Pro, it falls slightly behind.

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These two models feature different navigation systems. The Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro utilizes the LDS laser navigation system, while the Vacuum-Mop 2 incorporates the Visual Navigation 4.0 system. We have discussed the major navigation systems used in robot vacuums in previous articles.

Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro  Laser Navigation                                                 Vacuum-Mop 2         Visual Navigation
Laser Navigation Visual Navigation

The LDS laser navigation system is a more advanced navigation system. It offers greater accuracy and performs better in dark environments. It is evident that many of the more intelligent robots opt for the laser navigation system.

Battery Capacity

The Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro boasts a larger battery capacity of 5200mAh, while the Vacuum-Mop 2 has a battery capacity of only 3200mAh. According to official tests conducted by Xiaomi, the Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro has a runtime of up to 210 minutes in standard mode, whereas the Vacuum-Mop 2 offers a runtime of only 110 minutes.

Mapping and Storage

With its advanced LDS navigation system, the Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro can quickly and efficiently scan and map the home, even in complex environments. It supports multi-floor mapping and storage, as well as location memory (it can remember its position within the home regardless of where it is placed). Similarly, the Vacuum-Mop 2 utilizes Visual Navigation to scan the home layout and create an accurate map for precise cleaning.

However, according to feedback from some users, the Vacuum-Mop 2 does not support multi-floor map storage, which limits its usability in certain scenarios.


Both of these robots have a similar appearance, with a cylindrical shape. They have a diameter of approximately 350mm. However, the Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro has a small protrusion on the top, which slightly increases its height to around 97mm, compared to the overall height of 81mm for the Vacuum-Mop 2. As a result, the Vacuum-Mop 2 can navigate under furniture with lower clearance heights.

Summary of Mi Robot 2 Pro and Mi Robot 2

The Mi Robot 2 Pro offers superior cleaning performance, a more advanced navigation system, longer battery life, more map storage capabilities, and a taller design.

On the Quora website, some users have also provided their opinions on how good the Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro is.

However, it’s important to note that enjoying these enhanced features comes with a higher price tag. We always encourage purchasing a vacuum robot that suits your specific needs rather than solely chasing performance. We have provided buying reasons for each model as reference:

Reasons to purchase the Vacuum-Mop 2:

  1. Limited budget
  2. Moderate cleaning performance requirements
  3. Small home space, single floor, low furniture height

Reasons to purchase the Vacuum-Mop 2 Pro:

  1. Price is not a major concern, seeking optimal performance
  2. Multiple floors, large residential area
  3. Nighttime cleaning requirements

Ultimately, the decision should be based on your individual preferences, requirements, and budget. Both models provide efficient and convenient cleaning solutions, so choose the one that best fits your needs.

Regardless of which model you choose, we believe they will become valuable assistants in your home, providing convenient and efficient floor cleaning experiences. If you have any questions or need further information, please leave a comment below. Happy shopping!

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