PHILIPS NORELCO SENSOTOUCH 3D/SHAVER 8000 SERIES REVIEW
The Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D (or the shaver 8000) is probably the most advanced rotator shaver ever produced by Philips. It comes with 4 variants: 1250x/40, 1250x/42, 1280x/40 and 1290x/40 (arranged in increasing order of prices). Although the 1290x/40 has every damn feature, the 1250x/40 does more than fine.
Also, I think the highest model is a bit overpriced, so try avoiding it unless and until you are in an urgent need to shed money and you need the extra glittering features.
This shaver is perfect you prefer rotator shavers over foil shavers. This badass shaver has everything to offer that one could wish for
Also, the old school razor guys would enjoy a pampered shaving experience with this automated Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D. Gone are those days, when you would have a struggling, bleeding morning shave that would piss you off. The Norelco Sensotouch 3D will also help you tackle some strands of your beard that razor couldn’t.
SPARKY FEATURES OF THE PHILIPS NORELCO SENSOTOUCH 3D
DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE
The Norelco Sensotouch 3D features of a long and sleek black body with a silver lining.
It fits great on the hand and has a perfect grip to hold it even when hands are slightly wet while shaving in shower. Along with a LCD display, which displays the battery status which when fully charged stays up for 60 minutes, the Norelco Sensotouch 3D also features of a lock function.
It has 3 brush heads on top and a trimmer in front. The razor head can be removed which proves of extreme help for travel and the 3 prongs can be removed for cleaning purposes.
People who hate cleaning the shaver manually could go for a cleaning dock which cots $30. It is included with the Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D 1250x/42 variant
The Norelco Sensotouch 3D comes with a 3 specialized shaving tracks designed for catching for long hair and short stubble hair. You won’t need much effort to shave and press down. A 15min old school razor shave can be done in 7 minutes only by the Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D.Isnt that great?
Additionally , there’s no need to trim your beard before shaving ,the shaver handles all lengths perfectly
The Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D comes with a GyroFlex 3D Contouring System which is remarkably flexible. The 3 pivot shaving head can rotate independently which gives you a perfect, close shave at the best comfort level. It is like a spinning wheel which rotates freely down your face. This gives you a clean, close shave without any struggle.
The shaving head contours the trickiest patches near the jaw line, lower chin perfectly.
Gone are those days when you would fidget with your razor and still some track of hair would be left below the jaw line.
Also, the shaving experience with Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D is quite smooth and irritation-free.
You certainly would have experienced a bleeding shave while shaving the hair from neck or other tricky areas as these areas have a maximum of flat hairs which are difficult to handle. And it actually pisses you off when you have to start your day with a bleeding shave and a scratched face. So here, the Super Lift and Cut system comes to your rescue. This great feature helps you to remove the most flat hairs in the most outreach areas of your face with ease.
WET v/s DRY SHAVE
A dry shave might seem awkward to people who use a razor for shaving. For them shaving is only bound to wet shaving. But certainly, this method of shaving saves very much time and is a life saver when the alarm clock betrays you and you wake up at 8.15 instead of 7 and you have a meeting at 9.
Purely effortless, comfortable and quick; a dry shave is one of the late ones favorites.
Talking about the quality of the shave, a dry shave doesn’t give you as close shave that a wet would give. Although you wouldn’t be able to see the difference in the initial phases of the day, but by the time you reach home you can judge it quite distinctly.The wet shave, a method practiced by more people than the previous one, gives you better shaving results than a dry shave. A more close, clean shave in the classic manner, the Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D enhances the overall feel of this experience. As the shaver is waterproof, you could take it to the shower and have a shave there.
The Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D comes with a charger which gives you an 50 minutes running power in 60 minutes. Thus, you could use the unit for a fortnight by charging it for 60 minutes. Awesome!
The Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D also has a jet cleaning system (optional) for which you have to shed $30. But you could also rinse it manually under running water which is absolutely fine and not worry to bother about the extra accessory.
WHAT’S NOT THAT GREAT
- The shaver is not battery replaceable, resulting in scrapping the unit if the battery gets faulty. Although it comes with a 2 year warranty, but according to me if in the case the battery gets faulty after using it for only two years, it is not worth the money in that case.
- The replacement heads of the shaver are quite expensive. You need to shed some 50 bucks for a replacement head which is quite high. Although the quality of the shaving heads is excellent, but still it would be great if they could reduce the prices.
- The battery efficiency lacks down a bit in front of other shavers as they are able to provide a 60min lasting time as compared to the 50 minute of Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D.
- The charger is quite flimsy and you would experience some discomfort if you don’t have much space. And since you cannot charge without the charger stand, you would experience some inconvenience if you don’t have much space.
Just a short list of the features of this shaving unit :
- GyroFlex 3D contours three ways: flex outward, pivot around, and tilt inward to follow the natural contours of your face.
- UltraTrack heads have three shaving tracks that catch every hair for a closer shave. The head also covers 50% more skin surface.
- Pop-out trimmer for sideburns and moustache.
- With AquaTec technology, you enjoy a comfortable dry shave or a refreshing wet shave.
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT IT
With a whooping 1900 reviews and an average 4 star rating, the shaver ha delivered happiness and satisfaction to thousands of users. Many users appreciate its comfortable experience while shaving and some are applaud its performance.
Though, some customers complain of battery issues and the trimmer head not to be long lasting. Also, some users complain of its replacement parts to be quite expensive.
The Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D is an excellent rotator shaver which has some of the mind blowing features. It gives you best in class experience, comfortable and efficient shaving and a good buyback value. If you are tired by your foil shaver or the old school razor and you want to give a hit to an electric shaver, the Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D is your pick!