Best Philips Trimmer- 5 Top Picks for 2017

Best Philips Trimmer

In choosing the best Philips trimmer in India, we compared some of the popular models in demand today through more than 40 hours of comprehensive research. We reviewed all trimmers in the Philips lineup and picked the best based on certain criteria we think are important when selecting the right men’s trimmer.

At a Glance: Our Choices for The Best Philips Trimmer
Among the trimmers we’ve picked, Philips BT5200 takes the top spot. Yes, it has the highest price tag of all the models listed here. That being said, a lot of buyers are still ready to shell out the extra money to enjoy the striking features and benefits of this latest beard trimmer from Philips.

Coming in at a close second is the Philips QT4011. While its precision settings is not as good as the top pick, this trimmer makes for a complete package thanks to its superior cutting performance and great battery juice. If there was anything like the best philips beard trimmer then it would probably have to be QT4011, given the number of positive reviews and ratings it has accrued over the years.

Placed at number three on the list is the Philips QT4018 trimmer. It is a versatile trimmer that gives you great results at a real bargain. It has a pretty solid combination of sharp titanium blades, multiple precision settings and rechargeable batteries with an impressive runtime of 120 minutes.

Next on the list is the Philips QT4005 trimmer. Designed to give you precise trimming abilities at an affordable price, there’s quite a lot to like about this trimmer apart from its minimalistic design. It possesses multiple precision settings, cuts clean and precise lines, but the run time leaves a lot to be desired.

Last but not least, the Philips QT4000. Breaking the custom “You Get What You Pay For”, this Philips beard trimmer boasts of stainless steel blades, 1 mm precision settings and a decent battery juice that lasts upto 45 minutes per hour of charge. Credit to Philips for rolling out an inexpensive trimmer loaded with more than basic features.

Best Philips Trimmer for Men in India

Comparison of Top 5 Phillips Trimmers

Rankings Trimmer Model Precision Settings Blades Running Time
1 BT5200 0.2 mm Full Metal 60 mins
2 QT4011 0.5 mm Advanced Titanium 90 mins
3 QT4018 0.5 mm Advanced Titanium 120 mins
4 QT4005 0.5 mm Stainless Steel 45 mins
5 QT4000 1 mm Stainless Steel 45 mins

1. Philips BT 5200 Trimmer

Have an eye for design?

Obsessed with details?

The Philips BT5200 Trimmer is certainly one of the best ways for you to keep your scruffy beard in order. This Philips trimmer helps you achieve well defined lines- even when attempting styles that are usually hard to achieve. At the center of this device is a zoom wheel offering a great degree of control over your trim.

Featuring 17 different length settings from 0.4mm to 10mm, the beard trimmer provides good versatility, and its stainless steel blades are completely waterproof- perfect for times when you need to give it a quick clean.

 

Key Benefits

  • Features multiple length settings; whether it is the short beard or long beard or the 3 day stubble look, this trimmer helps you achieve the look you want.
  • Clean lines and perfect finish with even trim
  • Advanced blade technology for easy and fast trimming in single pass Longer run time
  • Fully washable
  • Made for long lasting service
  • Backed up by a reliable 3-year warranty

Things We Liked

  • The build quality is top notch and the grip is excellent
  • The hair lift comb raises hairs up to the level of the blade for a smooth single pass and provides uniform trimming all while being gentle on your skin.
  • The Lithium Ion battery delivers maximum power for high performance trimming and offers a remarkable run time of 60 minutes per hour of charge.
  • It can be used while plugged in.

Things We Didn’t Like

  • There’s only one attachable head so you may have to look elsewhere if you need different attachments to provide finishing touches to your beard.
  • It is an indication that it’s just meant to be a beard trimmer.
  • It tends to heat up a little when running for too long, but the good part is that it doesn’t take much time to get the job done.
  • No carrying pouch included in the box

2. Philips QT4011 Trimmer

One of the best ways to keep your facial hair in check, the Philips QT4011 is a solid trimmer is aimed at those who want complete control of their facial hair. Offering 20 precise length settings, the QT4011 trimmer uses superior length control, so you can achieve the look and length you want.

A sturdy head helps the trimmer to follow the contours of your face, while advanced titanium blades allow for a precise cut. Add in best-in-class Ni-MH batteries and a sleek, ergonomic design, and the QT4011 trimmer will give you 90 minutes of effortless cordless trimming.

Key Benefits

  • It features an ergonomic design and feels good in the hand
  • It has up to 20 length settings to help you get the desired look and length
  • Its round titanium blades snip off hair neatly and effectively, while causing no irritation whatsoever. Your mileage may vary if you have sensitive skin.
  • Its detachable head design allows for easy cleaning
  • It runs for up to 90 minutes on a single charge of 1 hour.
  • Covered by a 2-year warranty
 

Things We Liked

  • The ergonomic design and comfortable grip handles make it easy to trim beard even in those hard to reach areas.
  • Whether it’s just a goatee or a thick, bushy beard, this trimmer helps to keep your facial grooming on point.
  • The zoom wheel is easy to control and gives you a variety of styling options.
  • The trimmer can be used while plugged in and charging.
  • It comes with a travel pouch

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Despite a robust blade design, the trimming performance is sort of hit and miss.
  • The trimmer heats up quickly and gets loud at times but it’s nowhere near being excessively noisy.
  • There’s just one attachment but it is a case of ‘you get what you pay for’.

3. Philips QT4018/15 Trimmer

This trimmer entered the market in 2015, and did fairly well in terms of sale in 2016. With the older Phillips models likely to retire soon, this trimmer is expected to rule the roost in 2017.

Is it really special?

With advanced titanium coated blades, a Lithium-ion battery allowing you the convenience of cordless trimming and a special motor to ensure precise cut, the Philips QT4018 trimmer deserves to go into any list of the top 10 trimmers in India right now.

Designed for comfort, this trimmer has a sleek look with an attractive trim and offers some ergonomic features such as a curved profile. More importantly, this trimmer has a comb that simply guides the hair into the edge of the blades for fast, even trimming.

The new Philips beard trimmer is competitively priced at less than 2500/-INR but is more than capable at that price. For instance, the trim length can be adjusted using a zoom wheel with 20 length settings varying from 0.5 mm to 10mm meaning you can try out different looks and experiment with your beard styling.

Key Benefits

  • A sleek look and ergonomic grip means it is easy to handle
  • All attachments are completely washable
  • Comes with a dependable 2 year Philips warranty
  • As with other Philips trimmers, it requires oil-free maintenance
  • Comes complete with a black travel pouch

Things We Liked

  • Designed to last long thanks to an impressive build quality
  • Super sharp blades coated with advanced titanium make short work of your scruffy hair
  • Gives you 120 minutes of cordless trimming per single charge
  • Easy to wash and maintain
  • Can be used when plugged in

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Not as cheap as they come
  • Aside from best in class run time, there’s no outstanding feature so it’s really tough to say what you pay extra for
 

4. Philips QT4005/15 Trimmer

If I were to give the best budget choice to one of these Philips trimmers it would probably be QT4005. It’s not the be-all-and-end-all of beard trimmers and it has its fair share of drawbacks but we have to give props to Philips for offering a solid trimmer at this price point.

Going by the beard trimmer reviews that QT4005 has garnered over the years, it’s a crowd favorite. It’s not hard to see why: It has all the basic features you need in a trimmer: a comfortable design with good grip, a zoomring with easy to adjust length settings, a stainless steel blade system to help you achieve a precise cut, and a decent battery backup. It’s definitely not a premium offering from Philips, but it’s terrific value for money.

There are obviously better trimmers out there but if you are buying a Philips trimmer for the first time, you may want to take a real close look at this little machine.

Key Benefits

  • It’s a wonderful package offering more value for your money
  • A solid design makes it feel good in the hands
  • Multiple length settings gives you more choices to keep your beard in check and in style
  • The attachments can be washed easily
  • Backed by a 2 year warranty

Things We Liked

  • It works as advertised- it sure does!
  • It lets you get a close trim with 0.5mm precision
  • Its stainless steel blades are good enough to even cut through rough beard with thick hairs
  • Easy to maintain and lasts long thanks to a good build quality

Things We Didn’t Like

  • It takes too long to get fully charged; Worse yet, it doesn’t work when plugged in
  • It takes more than a couple of passes to trim hair evenly
  • The blades are a bit blunt and may leave your hair looking patchy
  • It doesn’t have an indicator and so it can be annoying not knowing when the battery is going to die

 

5. Philips QT4000 Trimmer

One of the popular Philips trimmers on the market is the QT4000/15. The QT4000 is definitely not new, but it has collected a huge number of trimmer reviews, which made us want to try it out.

It’s a basic trimmer but its durability and no-frills design has made it a hit with the Indian masses. It is incredibly cheap, has basic features and functionality on offer, and gives 1mm precision trim to help you get that stubble and short beard.

Powered by one AAA Ni-MH battery that comes within the package, it provides decent battery backup of 45 minutes on a single charge. More expensive trimmers offer better features and functionality, but the QT4000 does what it claims to do for a reasonable price.  And that’s remarkable.

Key Benefits

  • A minimalist design with ergonomic detailing makes it completely easy to handle
  • Variable length settings- from 1mm up to 10 mm- gives you control over your beard length
  • Stainless steel blades with rounded tips means irritation-free trim
  • The QT4000 comes with a standard 2-year Phillips warranty
 

Things We Liked

  • It trims hair without much effort, except for an odd little punch and tug here and there.
  • For an entry level trimmer that’s supposed to do the job well, it offers a number of good features.
  • The blades aren’t sharp enough but they get the job done alright.
  • Its trimming performance was neither too great nor too terrible but it is good value for money.

Things We Didn’t Like

  • As claimed by several reviews, this trimmer doesn’t give you good, even finish on a consistent basis
  • The battery takes way too long to charge. Worse yet, it cannot be used while it’s charging.
  • It doesn’t cut more hair in a single pass than any other Philips trimmer in this lineup and doesn’t cut it shorter either

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