When I first saw the price of the ILIFE A4S robotic vacuum, I thought this must be too good to be true. How can a robot vacuum with all these features be so cheap? So, I first had to check what other customers had to say about this little machine. A quick look at the Amazon ratings (4.4 stars from 422 reviews) – (at the time of writing this article -21 Aug 2017) set my mind, somewhat, at ease. As I looked deeper into what people have to say about the ILIFE A4S, I grew more impressed. I’m happy to say that it really matches up to expectations. It can easily be considered one of the best value for money robot vacuum cleaners on the market.
What do you get for your money, when you choose the I LIFE A4s robotic vacuum cleaner?
It has a 3-stage cleaning system with incredibly strong suction power. Unlike many of the cheaper robotic vacuums, the I LIFE A4s has a roller brush and side brushes to thoroughly clean carpets with a reasonably deep pile and clean along the walls. What’s even more impressive is that the roller brush is tangle-free. It’s ideal for pet lovers. It also has HEPA filters, so it’s fantastic for people who want pure air, free from allergens. You get an extra filter with the machine when you buy it and all the parts and accessories are easy to find. You get superb backup service, which is great to know.
Even though this is one of the cheaper options for a robotic vacuum in this class, you get most of the features that you’ll find on high-end machines. It has great sensors that prevent it from knocking into furniture or falling down stairs. It also has a remote control. Though you don’t get wifi capabilities or a phone app, this is still the domain of the more expensive robot vacuum cleaners. It does have an automatic mode and it has a setting for small rooms, that allows it to clean a small area more thoroughly, as well as spot cleaning for stubborn dirt. You can program the ILIFE A4S to do scheduled cleaning and it automatically returns to the docking station to recharge the batteries. It also has two power settings. So you can choose to set it to clean more stubborn dirt and thicker carpets, using more suction power, or save the batteries and increase its working time, using the lower power setting.
The Lithium-ion batteries are fantastic, giving you up to 140 minutes cleaning time. This means that you can clean up to 2100 square feet on a single charge. You’ll get quite a bit less if you use the high power setting, but this is still a fantastic working time. The low height of only 3″, makes it the perfect vacuum cleaner to clean under furniture and other areas where larger robotic vacuums can’t fit. Another amazing fact about the ILIFE A4S is that it’s exceptionally quiet.
If I were to look for any complaint about this little wonder machine, I’d say that it’s not the best for really thick carpets. The suction power and V-shaped roller brush are pretty good on most floors, but if you have plush carpets with a really thick pile, it won’t be the most effective machine for the job. For the rest, it’s a great looking robotic vacuum, that performs as well as it looks. I can see why it’s such a popular machine and the ILIFE A4S robot vacuum certainly matches up to many of its higher priced rivals.