iLife A4s

Last updated: January 2, 2019

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Product Details

In our analysis of 52 expert reviews, the iLife A4s placed 0th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Gen 3 CyclonePower cleaning system with a strong suction provides thorough and concentrated cleaning.
Automatically starts on its scheduling program and returns to charging station to recharge when battery runs low.
Multiple smart sensors avoid bumping around or falling off stairs. The A4s even cleans under beds, along the walls and around the clutter. Dirt can not hide.
Superior battery-group brings up to 140mins cleaning time and prolongs life time.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Battery life is where the iLife A4s really distinguishes itself. It has an estimated battery life of 140 minutes, and in testing I got about 120 minutes with mixed mode use. That's well over the typical 60 to 90 minutes I typically see with robot vacuums.
Picked up 12.9 grams of dirt per run—more than some popular iRobot models, the iLife is exceedingly light at just 4.9 pounds. Our impact sensors never recorded a bump powerful enough to scuff furniture or knock anything over.
A brushless DC motor adds almost 30 minutes to the run time. This allows it to clean larger homes without having to dock as often.
The ILife A4s robot vacuum is a budget friendly vacuum with pretty basic features, but a solid performance.
This model is the quietest out of the bunch, so it might be something to consider if you need the most discreet robot vacuum available...
This robot operates longer on one charge than an average robot vacuum. It suitable for medium or bigger houses.

What reviewers didn't like

The A4s struggled with returning reliably returning to its charging dock, which isn't uncommon among vacuums that lack mapping abilities.
the iLife A4s is meant for maintenance. That means it's more suited to keeping floors clean than cleaning dirty floors. While its cleaning is impressive compared to other robot vacuums, it still pales in comparison to a full-sized vacuum
Lacks power so it can’t deep clean carpet
This robot vacuum has no wifi capabilities
This model does well at cleaning corners and edges with its dual rotating brushes, and is easy to use, but these were the only two metrics that it really excelled at.
The device is noisier (compared to other robot vacuums) when operating
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