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Samsung Jet Bot AI+ Review

Unless you have all hard surfaces, stay away — this is a pretty pricey product that offers poor carpet cleaning performance
Samsung Jet Bot AI+
Credit: Samsung
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Price:   $1,300 List | $1,299.00 at Amazon
Pros:  Great poo-recognition, real-time video, excellent hardwood floor cleaning, intuitive app, dirt disposal system
Cons:  Poor carpet cleaning performance, poor pet hair pickup, expensive
Manufacturer:   Samsung
By Jessica Riconscente and Benjamin Hickok  ⋅  Aug 19, 2022
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#3 of 11
  • Navigation - 30% 7.2
  • Home Coverage - 20% 7.9
  • Carpet Cleaning - 15% 4.4
  • Hard Surface Cleaning - 15% 8.7
  • Pet Hair - 10% 3.0
  • Convenience - 10% 8.0

Our Verdict

The Samsung Jet Bot AI+ is an above-average robot vacuum that does well on hard surfaces, recognizes pet droppings, and avoids them reliably. However, it does a poor job cleaning carpets and is rather expensive. Overall, it failed to impress our test team, mainly due to inconsistent performances across our set of challenges. Unless you only have hard surfaces in your home and really love the intuitive nature of Samsung products, we suggest considering more well-rounded models in our robot vacuum review, which offer better performance at a much lower price.

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Pros Great poo-recognition, real-time video, excellent hardwood floor cleaning, intuitive app, dirt disposal systemIncredible intelligence, excellent poo recognition, efficient movement, has a self-cleaning mopInexpensive, great overall performance, navigates furniture, great at docking, excellent barrier protectionGreat poo-avoidance, excellent at vacuuming pet hair, dirt disposal systemGreat job returning to its dock, excellent pet hair pickup
Cons Poor carpet cleaning performance, poor pet hair pickup, expensiveExpensive, poor pet hair cleaning, average hard surface cleaning, average edging performanceAverage edging, no dust collection systemAverage cleaning performance, lacks top-tier intelligent featuresNo room mapping, no barrier protection, no disposal system
Bottom Line Unless you have all hard surfaces, stay away — this is a pretty pricey product that offers poor carpet cleaning performanceIf you want an incredible robot that does everything and more, then look no further, but it's spendyAn excellent performer in all of our test metrics and challenges, and has our team impressed, especially considering its low cost against its competitorsIf you want a decent robot with poo-avoidance then this is a great optionWe appreciate this model for its stellar pet hair performance and price, but not much else
Rating Categories Samsung Jet Bot AI+ Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra Roborock S4 Max iRobot Roomba j7+ Roborock E4
Navigation (30%)
7.2
9.4
7.5
6.8
6.3
Home Coverage (20%)
7.9
8.8
8.7
6.3
5.6
Carpet Cleaning (15%)
4.4
7.6
6.1
6.5
6.2
Hard Surface Cleaning (15%)
8.7
6.6
6.7
6.1
6.0
Pet Hair (10%)
3.0
2.0
8.0
8.0
9.0
Convenience (10%)
8.0
9.3
6.5
6.6
3.7
Specs Samsung Jet Bot AI+ Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra Roborock S4 Max iRobot Roomba j7+ Roborock E4
Bin Capacity .2 L .4 L .46 L .4 L .64 L
Dimensions 13.8" diameter
3.9" high
13.75" diameter
3.25" high
13.9" diameter
3.8" high
13.3" diameter
3.4" high
13.5" diameter
3.5" high
Weight 9.8 lbs 10.4 lbs 7.3 lbs 7.6 lbs 6.6 lbs
Battery Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion Lithium Ion
Warranty 1 year limited 1 year limited 1 year limited 3 year limited 1 year limited
Recharge & Resume Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Room Navigation (Cleaning) Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Spot Clean Square Square Square Square Spiral
App Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Barrier Type Virtual, Magnetic strip Virtual Virtual Virtual None
Measured Brush Width 9.25 6.5 6.5 6.75 6.5

Our Analysis and Test Results

When it comes to robot vacuums, the Samsung Jet Bot AI+ is an above-average performer that gave the top-rated models a run for their money. Unfortunately, it never outshined the competition in any specific metric. If you are curious about those models, you can see how well the AI+ performed against them in our best robot vacuums review.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - this mini stormtrooper has an interesting, futuristic design...
This mini stormtrooper has an interesting, futuristic design compared to many of its peers.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Performance Comparison


After a considerable amount of research, our team purchased the most highly rated robots, then rated and scored their performances in a set of head-to-head challenges to assess their qualities. The performance of the Samsung Jet Bot AI+ across those challenges is broken down below, split into six rating metrics, each weighted based on their overall significance.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - the straight-edge design allows the ai+ to tackle corners effectively.
The straight-edge design allows the AI+ to tackle corners effectively.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Navigation


In our first and most heavily weighted metric, navigation, the Samsung Jet Bot AI+ was near the top of the test group. Firstly, the AI+ tackled furniture better than most robots we tested.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - a cleaning history and notifications are part of what make this...
A cleaning history and notifications are part of what make this model a little smarter than others.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

We found the ability to navigate around the furniture to be generally good. While the AI+ did have some occasional bumps into obstacles, it didn't have to collide with objects to sense them; instead, it more often utilized recognition in sensing and software.



The Jet Bot AI+ did an excellent job at poo-avoidance and docking efficiently. For our simulated pet poop challenge, the AI+ recognized both the small and large simulated poops and avoided them entirely. In addition to excellent poo-avoidance, the AI+ navigates to its docking station efficiently, avoiding all obstacles along the way.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - the ai did a great job of avoiding our simulated pet waste.
The AI did a great job of avoiding our simulated pet waste.
Credit: Jessica Riconscente

Home Coverage


The Samsung Jet Bot AI+ does a good but not great job of thoroughly covering an entire room, missing a few spots during testing, including a corner. While it got close to edges in our home coverage and edging tests, the AI+ did a marginal job cleaning.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - the ai+ works edges and corners with its advantageous design.
The AI+ works edges and corners with its advantageous design.
Credit: Jessica Riconscente

Carpet Cleaning


On our fourth test metric, carpet cleaning, the Samsung Jet Bot AI+ did a surprisingly mediocre job for an otherwise impressive machine. It pushed rice grains around on the low-pile carpet. Instead of picking up the rice grains, it worked them deeper into the high-pile carpet. Instead of cleaning oatmeal, it displaced and sprayed them all around. It repeated the same behavior on high-pile carpet, sometimes grinding the debris instead of picking it up.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - the samsung left rice grains behind on the carpet.
The Samsung left rice grains behind on the carpet.
Credit: Jessica Riconscente

Fortunately, the Jet Bot AI+ managed to do a great job picking up flour from carpet, only leaving a fine residue behind. Its great performance cleaning flour helped its average score on the carpet cleaning test metric from being absolutely dismal, but the AI+ proved it is not the strongest carpet cleaner of the bunch.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - a poor job of cleaning oatmeal on carpet.
A poor job of cleaning oatmeal on carpet.
Credit: Jessica Riconscente

Hard Surface Cleaning


In stark contrast to its carpet cleaning performance, the Samsung Jet Bot AI+ did an exceptional job cleaning hard surfaces. No other robots matched a perfect performance picking up rice, and only one other model we tested matched its near-perfect performance cleaning oatmeal. The Jet Bot also consistently picks up flour on all kinds of surfaces.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - the samsung ai+ did an excellent job on hard surfaces.
The Samsung AI+ did an excellent job on hard surfaces.
Credit: Jessica Riconscente

While the AI+ did great in three of our four hard surface cleaning tests, it did not do as well on our cereal cleaning test, and like many models, was unable to clean cereal from a hard surface.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - the samsung storming hard surfaces.
The Samsung storming hard surfaces.
Credit: Jessica Riconscente

Pet Hair


Unfortunately for pet owners who love Samsung products, the Jet Bot AI+ is not going to be your go-to tool for cleaning pet hair. Or if it is, prepare to be disappointed, because the AI+ picked up less than 10% of the pet hair used in our controlled tests. This earned it one of the lowest performances in our test lineup.

Convenience


Samsung does not include a physical remote with the Jet Bot AI+. Everything is run through the app, which has mostly excellent software but lacks specific spot cleaning, favoring zone designation instead. The app also lacks accessory life tracking, AKA maintenance tracking, although it does provide some notifications for when it needs its disposal system emptied.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - a dirt collection system adds to the overall convenience.
A dirt collection system adds to the overall convenience.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The docking station is also exceptional, improving its convenience performance due to its large dust capacity at 2.4L. The dust removal system is one of the few bagged systems available today.

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum - the jet bot has a larger charging station.
The Jet Bot has a larger charging station.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Should You Buy the Samsung Jet Bot AI+?


While the Samsung Jet Bot AI+ is a good if not great robot vacuum, especially on hard surfaces, it is also a little pricey. Other models perform better at a lower price. However, this model is still worth considering if you are primarily interested in a bagged system and great poo-avoidance.

What Other Robot Vacuums Should You Consider?


If an overall balance of great performance and price is what you are looking for, then consider the incredible Roborock S4 Max. Or, for the most intelligent robot on the market today, consider the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra.

Jessica Riconscente and Benjamin Hickok
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