Roomba 652 review: My honest view!

The Roomba 652 is a standard vacuum cleaner for every home. The truth is that Not all robotic vacuums are worth your money and I bet you won’t want to use your money for trial and error. Roomba 652 review is a comprehensive review article on one of the most durable Roomba robotic vacuums. This model is best at the price offered and it is capable of vacuuming your whole without breaking down. With a little token and in one purchase, you will be relieved from the stress of cleaning your home manually.

iRobot Roomba 652 Robotic Vacuum

The Roomba 652 is a very old model from the company. So far, the company is already producing the Roomba 900 series which is far more advanced than these 600 series. But these Roomba 900 robotic vacuum series are very costly and someone with a tight budget may not be able to afford them. Here is where you start thinking about the older models which are reliable and still perform their functions very well.

Roomba 652 is one of those old Roomba vacuums you could trust to clean up your house floors and also the wall edges. It comes with old-fashioned technologies which are still efficient and effective even now. This motor doesn’t look like such that will go on extinct anytime soon. So, you can get it for your home cleaning tasks with assured hope that you’d use it for a very long time until you wish for an upgrade to any of the newer models.

Specifications Overview

Patented 3-Stage Cleaning System Supported – the robot picks up everything
Brushes edge-sweeping brush and dual multi-surface brushes
Vacuum Suction Yes – it suctions everything
Automatic docking Yes
Auto resume function Yes
Multi-Surface Cleaning Yes
Navigation Uses iAdapt nav. tech with a full suite of intelligent sensors
Sensors Cliff detector
Filters Yes
HEPA filters No
Remote control support No
Smart connected No
Multi-Room Navigation Yes
Scheduling Yes 
Virtual wall barriers Yes
Full bin indicator No
Height Low-profile 3.6 inches
Battery 1.5 hours after a full charge
Warranty One year, limited



  • Overall good cleaning performance
  • It is the smartest of all vacuuming robots within its price range
  • Backed by a solid one-year warranty support
  • The robot can be scheduled to work for 7 days at a straight
  • Patented 3-stage cleaning support
  • Automatic recharge and resume function


  • Struggles in dark places
  • Not very good for pet hairs
  • No HEPA filter
  • No remote or app control support

Detailed Features of Roomba 652 review

Design and body build

We all know Roomba robotic vacuums to appear with the same shape – an oval shape body structure. So, the Roomba 652 has an oval-shaped body structure and it comes with a shiny finish that makes it dazzle on sight.

This vacuuming robot further has a low profile design and so it can seamlessly meander under the furniture like beds and sofas. The height is just about 3.6 inches – the normal height of all iRobot Roomba vacuuming robots. Roomba 652 overall design is very perfect and the just the best it should have.


The Roomba 652 utilizes a full-set of intelligent sensors while navigating your home. It can find its way all through the rooms and corners of your home without bumping into obstacles often.

Sensors and Technology

This model is packed with a full set of intelligent and smart sensors which it utilizes to ensure it delivers a satiable cleaning result. It comes with a cliff detector sensor that helps to keep the robot away from the stairs and other high profile floors/drop-offs in the house. This “cliff detector” sensor works with a technology known as “Avoidance Technology”.

Also, the Roomba 652 is packed with dirt detector sensor which makes the robot to concentrate on the dirtier floor when cleaning the home. It means that this vacuuming robot is capable of detecting areas with much dirt and performs a deep clean on such surfaces.

There are other cool sensors included in this smart bot but it missed a remote control sensor which means it can only be controlled manually.

Battery and Docking

Well, the Roomba 652 lasts quite very long as expected from a vacuuming robot of its price range and class. Once the battery is fully charged, this bot will work tirelessly up to 1.5 hours (1 hour 30 mins). Coming to the docking aspect, you’ll just love to know that this robotic vacuum auto docks and resumes after a full charge.

In other words, Roomba 650 will return to the charging station once the battery gets low and it will resume cleaning from where it stopped after charging. This reduces the frequency of carrying the robot around from it’s a cleaning spot to the dock station which may not be so close to the spot.

A lot of homeowners will definitely love this feature.

Cleaning capacity and performance

As I expected, this smart bot worked on different floors and it automatically adjusts to clean each with a good suction power. It works perfectly on the following floor types: Hardwood floors, Tiled floors, Linoleum floors, Laminate/Vinyl floors, carpets (high profile and low profile).

Roomba 652 surely leaves the floors excellently clean – thanks to the effective set of cleaning accessories packed into it. The auto-adjust cleaning head quickly adjusts the robot’s height to keep the multi-surface cleaning brushes in close contact with any floor surface it comes across.

Also, this model gets closer to wall edges and tight corners – thanks to the edge-sweeping brush technology and its sleek body design.

Brush and Accessories

It is equipped with dual multi-surfaces brushes and an edge-sweeping brush so it can get close to your wall edges and tight corners to clean them thoroughly.


Knowing that your Roomba 652 will always recharge itself and resume function at any time, you can confidently schedule the bot to clean the house up to 7x per week. So, whether you are going on a one-week travel or contract, you’ll be assured that your home floors will be very neat and clean when you’re back.

Roomba 652 Review

My experience with the Roomba 652 is not bad at all – the robot does its work with great vigor and determination. Although it didn’t appear to handle pet hairs efficiently, it does pick up hairs, debris, dirt, allergens, and other tiny particles on the floors.

This vacuuming robot works on various floor types if not all even, and the suction power is normal for a robotic vacuum of its level. Definitely, for the price offered it proves to be of great value. Roomba 652 confidently locates the docking station and recharges itself; it also surprisingly resumes cleaning from the previous spot after a full charge.

For a bulky couple of minutes – (90 minutes), this vacuuming robot consistently cleans the floor. With the help of the avoidance technology (cliff detector), this robot skips the stairs and other drop-off points in the house.

Conclusion and final words


IRobot vacuuming robots are all superior bots and they are proved durable judging from customer reviews on various online stores and platforms. This Roomba 652 review article contains everything you need to know about this robotic vacuum – Roomba 652.

Generally, it is a good vacuuming robot for every homeowner on a tight budget or low/mid-range income earners. You can trust the neatness of your home floors on the hands of Roomba 652 and it will not disappoint.

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