Best Robot Vacuums Under $300 (Top 5 Picks For 2024)

Last updated on February 15th, 2024

A robot vacuum can solve all your cleaning problems. But aren’t they very expensive? Well, here’s a fact – they are not. You can easily buy a good smart vacuum for under $300 that will satisfy your cleaning needs. The best thing is some of them even have a mopping attachment.

To name a few, we have created a list of the best robot vacuums under $300 that you will find this year. Let’s take a look.

Our top choices for the best robot vacuums under $300 are:

Vacuum Name
Best Choice
Lefant M210
Airrobo P20
Tikom G8000 Pro
Dustbin capacity
0.5 L
0.6 L
0.5 L
Battery Capacity
2600 mAh
2800 mAh
3200 mAh
Runtime
120 mins
120 mins
150 mins
Suction power
2200 Pa
2800 Pa
4500 Pa
Lefant Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Strong Suction, 120 Mins Runtime, Slim, Low Noise, Automatic Self-Charging, Wi-Fi/App/Alexa Control, Ideal for Pet Hair Hard Floor and Daily Cleaning, M210
AIRROBO Robot Vacuum Cleaner with 2800Pa Suction Power, App Control, 120 Mins Runtime, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for Low Carpet, Pet Hair, Hard Floors, P20
Tikom Robot Vacuum and Mop Combo 2 in 1, 4500Pa Strong Suction, G8000 Pro Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, 150mins Max, Wi-Fi, Self-Charging, Good for Carpet, Hard Floor
Best Choice
Vacuum Name
Lefant M210
Dustbin capacity
0.5 L
Battery Capacity
2600 mAh
Runtime
120 mins
Suction power
2200 Pa
Lefant Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Strong Suction, 120 Mins Runtime, Slim, Low Noise, Automatic Self-Charging, Wi-Fi/App/Alexa Control, Ideal for Pet Hair Hard Floor and Daily Cleaning, M210
Vacuum Name
Airrobo P20
Dustbin capacity
0.6 L
Battery Capacity
2800 mAh
Runtime
120 mins
Suction power
2800 Pa
AIRROBO Robot Vacuum Cleaner with 2800Pa Suction Power, App Control, 120 Mins Runtime, Self-Charging Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for Low Carpet, Pet Hair, Hard Floors, P20
Vacuum Name
Tikom G8000 Pro
Dustbin capacity
0.5 L
Battery Capacity
3200 mAh
Runtime
150 mins
Suction power
4500 Pa
Tikom Robot Vacuum and Mop Combo 2 in 1, 4500Pa Strong Suction, G8000 Pro Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, 150mins Max, Wi-Fi, Self-Charging, Good for Carpet, Hard Floor

Lefant M210

Ratings: 4.2/5 (Based on 10,675 user reviews)

Release year: 2022

Dimensions: 11 x 11 x 2.99 inches

Run time: 120 mins

Dustbin capacity: 0.5 L

Stand-out feature: The brushless suction port completely eliminates the chance of hair entanglement.

Why Lefant M210?

The Lefant M210 gives you more features than you would expect from an under $300 vacuum cleaner. The brushless suction port has a maximum power of 2200 Pa, which is good enough to pick debris from every corner of the house. It can be set to three different suction levels depending on what surface you are cleaning.

  • The two side spinning brushes make the job easier by pushing debris toward the suction hole.
  • There’s a silicon scraper at the bottom of the Lefant to prevent scratches on the floor.
  • The robot itself has a low frame, so it doesn’t get stuck in many areas. Combining that with the 13 built-in sensors, it even detects areas it could get stuck under.
  • It boasts six cleaning modes, viz. Auto clean, Spot clean, Edge clean, Zigzag clean, Scheduled clean, and Manual clean.

What users say:

  • “I was skeptical buying this because it was so cheap, but OMG, it saves me so much time. I have a house full of animals, and you can imagine, even vacuuming every day, hair builds up on my hard floors and rugs. But, now I just turn this on, and it cleans all the hair, dirt, etc., and I can kick back and get work done.”
  • “My house is small (900 sq ft). It can clean every room in one pass without needing to be emptied. If you run it once or twice a day, you will never need to sweep again.”

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • Low body profile
  • 6 cleaning modes
  • Brushless suction port

CONS

  • Less effective on carpets
  • Average battery life

Tikom G8000 Pro

Ratings: 4.3/5 (Based on 2,087 user reviews)

Release year: 2022

Dimensions: 12.6 x 12.6 x 3 inches

Run time: 150 mins

Dustbin capacity: 0.5 L

Stand-out feature: Max super suction power of 4500 Pa that can pick up any kind of debris

Why Tikom G8000 Pro?

One can only dream of getting a robot vacuum with a mop for under $300. The Tikom G8000 Pro brings this dream true. With superior suction capacity and excellent mopping attachment, it makes the perfect everyday cleaning partner.

  • It has an electronically controlled water pump and three water level adjustments that vary according to the floor type.
  • On a single charge, it can run for 2.5 hours without interruption.
  • Most gyroscope-based vacuums clean in a random pattern, but not the G800 Pro. It travels in a neat row-by-row pattern.
  • Works with five cleaning modes: smart clean, edge clean, spot clean, random clean, and manual clean.
  • Comes with a physical remote control so even non-tech savvy people like our grandparents can operate it with ease.

What users say:

  • “I do have two labrador retrievers, and it picks up hair very nicely, and the suction is powerful. You can adjust the settings for suction.”
  • “10/10 on the vacuum. The dust bin needs to be emptied about every 500 sq ft of floor space with two cats and vacuum every four days or less.”

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • 5 cleaning modes
  • Excellent suction power
  • Carpet boost technology

CONS

  • Not compatible with virtual wall barriers
  • The mop dampens carpets

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Dreametech D9 Max

Ratings: 4.3/5 (Based on 1,945 user reviews)

Release year: 2021

Dimensions: 13.78 x 13.78 x 3.78 inches

Run time: 180 mins

Dustbin capacity: 0.57 L

Stand-out feature: Nidec brushless motor and streamlined air duct design for better suction ability

Why Dreametech D9 Max?

Keep your vases intact and carpets dry by setting up specific no-go zones and clean zones with the Dreametech D9 Max. Its mopping attachment uses an onboard 0.27 L water tank for cleaning floors with 3 distinctive water levels.

  • The extended 16.8 cm main brush gives a wider cleaning path and thus captures more debris in a single pass.
  • The bot uses a LiDAR navigation that does a 360° scan of the area using laser technology. This helps in creating a better cleaning path for the vacuum.
  • The 5,200 mAh battery gives an excellent run time, so around 2,690 sq ft area can be vacuumed and mopped on a single charge.
  • The mop uses reusable microfiber pads for cleaning, which can be washed with mild detergent and water. This saves you loads of additional costs.

What users say:

  • “Not only did I get a full mapping unit, but bonus, this one also has a LIDAR, which, as far as I can tell, is usually found only on the much more expensive models — not even on the more expensive non-LiDAR IR sensor-based mapping models of other brands.”
  • “The ground floor is about 1200 sq ft and cleans the entire floor in one go, on a full battery, without having to recharge on the standard and strong setting with the carpet booster feature on. There are five rugs on the ground floor.”

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • 4 levels of suction
  • Carpet boost technology
  • Recharge and resume feature
  • Multi-layer mapping

CONS

  • Poor obstacle avoidance
  • Long charging time
  • Struggles with high-pile carpets

Airrobo P20

Ratings: 4.2/5 (Based on 1,815 user reviews)

Release year: 2022

Dimensions: 12.5 x 12.5 x 3 inches

Run time: 120 mins

Dustbin capacity: 0.6 L

Stand-out feature: Smudge-proof top design that is aesthetically pleasing and provides protection to the robot

Why Airrobo P20?

No one can resist a 99.2% cleaning efficiency from a smart vacuum at such a low price. Its excellent Scraper technology has a perfectly placed floating scraper strip that adjusts with the floor surface to cover the entire area.

  • It has a smart obstacle avoidance system that makes it go around obstacles better than most robots at this price.
  • It can cross up to 20 mm barriers, which even a Roomba cannot do.
  • The operation is at a really low noise level, somewhere between 50-60 dB.
  • It comes with a physical remote and also an app, so you can control it whichever way you want.
  • We adore the 4 clean modes, including Auto clean, Spot clean, Edge clean, and Manual clean.

What users say:

  • “I really was not expecting it to be all that good because the price was so low, but this is an awesome little machine. I have dogs and have to vacuum every day, and this is great for spot cleaning or just to let it go and start cleaning.”
  • “I decided to get one because of all the cat litter that gets tracked around my apt. I can’t believe I waited so long to get one. That being said, it is worth the price, and I would purchase it again.”

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • Good navigation system
  • User-friendly control options
  • Large dustbin
  • Smudge-proof design

CONS

  • Doesn’t pick up pet hair effectively
  • Not suitable for carpets
  • Sometimes gets stuck in tricky spaces

Roomba i4

Ratings: 4.1/5 (Based on 1,324 user reviews)

Release year: 2021

Dimensions: 13.3 x 13.3 x 3.6 inches

Run time: 100 mins

Dustbin capacity: 0.5 L

Stand-out feature: Dirt Detect technology identifies areas with dust and cleans them thoroughly

Why Roomba i4?

There’s nothing better than a cheap Roomba. They are usually quite expensive, but this Roomba i4 is available at a really cheap price. It is highly reliable and comes with an excellent AeroForce filtration system. It is even compatible with a self-emptying base.

  • It maps the entire house and uses that map for all future cleaning cycles.
  • It has 10x more suction power than the Roomba 600 series.
  • You can direct the vacuum to specific parts of the house by just giving voice commands. For instance, “Roomba, clean near the sofa.”
  • Its excellent Dirt Detect technology identifies areas with dirt and cleans them thoroughly.
  • The iRobot Home app lets you schedule a cleaning cycle, customize the map, view cleaning history, and do much more.

What users say:

  • “With its intelligent mapping technology, it navigates seamlessly around obstacles, under furniture, and along edges, ensuring that every inch of my home receives the attention it deserves. I was amazed at how it tackled tricky areas and hard-to-reach spots, leaving them just as clean as the open spaces.”
  • “While it takes several hours for the i4 to do an entire floor, it matters little as we are not doing the work. Our responsibility is reduced to emptying the little dust bin, a two-minute job.”

Pros and Cons

PROS

  • Dual multi-surface rubber brushes
  • Syncs with other mopping robot
  • Smart mapping technology

CONS

  • Low run time
  • Poor battery capacity

Conclusion – Best robot vacuums under $300

Surprised to see so many good smart vacuums under $300? So was our team when we started to research. We initially believed we wouldn’t be able to find any good ones for such low prices or the good ones would be refurbished.

But after extensive research, we were quite surprised. There were a few other good options, but these 5 came out to be the top performers. If you think we missed out on some product, feel free to let us know in the comments.

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Sarah Williams

I love writing stuff that's easy to read and fun to learn from. Beaches are my happy place—I just can't get enough of the sand, the waves, and the salty breeze. And you know what else? I'm totally into smart home gadgets! They're like magic tricks that make life easier at home.

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