PHILIPS NORELCO 9300 : AN UNBIASED REVIEW
Welcome to our review where you will find the apt information and an unbiased review about the Philips Norelco 9300 .
By the end of this review ,we ll equip you with all the information about the Philips Norelco 9300.
So lets start.
FEATURES WHICH MAKE IT AWESOME
The Philips Norelco comes with a plastic, light-weight body which looks great with a chrome-finish. The shaver has 3 buttons above it’s illuminated display which are : the power button and the plus(+)/minus(-) buttons. The buttons are incorporated well and are put into apt locations so that you can use them easily. The shaver is plain black from behind with some manufacturing details written over it.
There is a rubber grip just below the shaving head so that you could move the shaver quite easily .
Even in wet conditions , for example using the shaver with wet hands or using it in the shower would cause no issues and it would fit your hand quite firmly .
There is a two pin charging slot behind the shaver.
There are two options for charging the unit : you can either use the charger provided or plug it into the cleaning station which will charge the shaver too.
The shaver weighs only 165 grams,yes you read it right,165 grams. Pretty light to hold and the weight looks well distributed too.
V-TRACK PRECISION BLADES : The V track precision blades collect more hair than other shavers can . You don’t just get a close shave, but also a thorough shave.
Philips Norelco claims to have a 30% more precision than other shavers in terms of closeness.
Talking about an on-hands operation, the Philips Norelco 9300 gives a tough competition to the one of the best shavers in the market, the Braun Series 7 ,which is currently the most sold razor by Braun on Amazon in the field of close shave.
This Philips Norelco unit manages to give you an enough close shave like a razor(see the word ‘like’).
We are surprised, but, this unit is certainly one of the best shavers in terms of closeness we’ve come across.
Contour Detect technology : This technology helps
you to move through your face quite comfortably .
It enables the shaver heads to move in 8 directions ,and it completely adapts to the curves of your face which gives quite a lot of help while shaving .
This shaver leaves approximately no hairs behind. If you are an old school razor guy, you need to give this a hit. It does not look like one, but certainly works like one.
Comfort : The Philips Norelco 9300 proves out to be a good bet if you’re focusing on comfort.
With it’s integrated V-Track precision Blade and contour detect technology, you don’t need to put much effort into shaving. Thus, this also reduces your chances of burns and cuts.
You get 3 speed modes which you can adjust according to your beard length and other needs,which adds on to the personalization.
It has a relatively powerful battery than some shavers like the Panasonic ES-LA-93 K ,which charges up in 1 hour and gives you a shave time of 50 mins, that’s like 8-9 shaves for me.
You also get a charging and cleaning dock(whose details are given below, so keep reading mate!), a deluxe case to slip the charger in and and ,and the shaver of course .
Cleaning and charging dock :
Cleaning the shaver is a very important task. Not cleaning the shaver reduces the quality of your shave day by day.
You get a cleaning dock in the box which cleans, dries and charges your shaver unit up for your next charge. The cleaning dock is quite useful and saves the human effort.
The unit takes 10 minutes to lubricate and dry the shaver unit.
It takes 4 hours,yes you read it right 4 hours to dry the unit.
That is obnoxiously long.
But yes ,if you see that practically, that time can be manageable . You plug in the unit once you come back from work and just plug it out at night.
You get a completely fresh scented, dried and hygienic shaver and thus a comfortable shave too.
I will recommend you to use the cleaning dock for cleaning and not adapt any other methods for cleaning.
The cleaning station is absolutely fabulous and gives awesome results.
Cleaning the shaving unit manually would reduce the blades’ life.
The cleaning system has a sensor to sense when the cleaning filter is full and indicates the user to clean it. Philips claims it to last for 2 months,but replacement time depends on the user according to the beard thickness .
The Philips Norelco 9300 uses an alcohol-free fluid as compared to an alcohol fluid used by Braun .
The Norelco is quieter than the latter, but there’s a marginal difference.
The shaving unit comes with an LED display which lets you get notified about the charge, cleaning condition, speed, shaver head change reminder and error . It’s pretty good and helps you out .
FEATURES IN A NUTSHELL
The Philips Norelco Shaver 9300, our most advanced wet & dry electric shaver, cuts hairs up to 30% closer to the skin using V-Track precision blades.* Its shaving heads move in 8 directions to cut up to 20% more hair in a single pass.*
Designed for perfection :
Heads move in 8 directions for an extremely close result.
Follow every contour of your face and neck with 8-directional ContourDetect technology. You’ll catch 20% more hairs in a single pass. Resulting in an extremely close, smooth shave.
Uniquely designed shaving system cuts hairs up to 30% closer
The V-Track Precision Blades collect hair in the optimal cutting position, resulting in a more comfortable shave that’s 30% closer. The blades also self-sharpen to ensure a premium shave day after day.
A comfortable shave :
Customize your shave by choosing the speed setting that best fits you:Sensitive – for a gentle, yet thorough shave. Normal – for a thorough, everyday shave. Fast – for a quick shave that saves you time.
Get a comfortable dry or refreshing wet shave with Aquatec:
Choose how you prefer to shave with the AquaTec Wet & Dry seal, you can opt for a quick dry shave or a more comfortable wet shave with gel or foam – even under the shower
Lifts hairs to cut comfortably close: Shave closer with the dual-blade Super Lift & Cut
Action :The first blade raises each hair while the second blade comfortably cuts below skin level, for exceptionally smooth results.
SmartClean cleans, lubricates, dries and charges your shaver:At the touch of a button, the SmartClean System cleans, lubricates, dries, and charges your shaver, keeping it performing at its best, day in and day out.
Click-on trimmer for perfect mustache and sideburn trimming:Click on our skin-friendly precision trimmer to finish your look. It’s ideal for maintaining your mustache and trimming your sideburns.
Easy to use
: The intuitive display shows relevant information, enabling you to get the best performance out of your shaver: – 5-level battery and travel lock indicators – Cleaning Indicator – Battery Low Indicator – Replacement Head Indicator
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT IT
Customers rate the Philips Norelco 9300 4.0/5 stars on Amazon.com which is quite a good rating.
Many customers feel that the 9300 shaver gives a close ,clean shave which is pretty good against the other shavers available in the market. Although, some complain about the shaver to be priced at a high price. A handful also reported about the shaver heads to be quite fragile and getting wore out quite early.
But overall,there was a nice feedback about this shaver on Amazon.com
WHAT’S NOT SO GREAT
The cleaning station is good, but 4 hours is just too much.Philips should bring down this time to approximately half . Also the shaver heads are somewhat weak having plastic rims inside which can break off if you don’t use it carefully.
The Philips Norelco 9300 shaver comes with a high end blade technology, a smart working mechanism and some quite worthy blades.
This shaver will give you the closest shave against the trending shavers in the market.
But yes it has some cons too.
The cleaning time could be annoying to some and so is the price.
But yes, nothing is perfect .
Just see the pros and cons, and weigh them well before buying this shaver.
Shaving is a personal experience ,and hence you should choose the shaver accordingly.