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Philips beard trimmers can be a helpful tool to create a well-groomed and styled appearance. There are countless ways to wear your beard and an equally large selection of Philips beard trimmers. Depending on the type of beard or desired styling, some beard trimmers prove to be more or less suitable.

In our Philips beard trimmer test 2021 we present some Philips beard trimmers in more detail. To help you choose the right model for your purchase, we present important information about Philips beard trimmers in the following article and show you which evaluation criteria you should consider when making your choice.




The most important facts

  • Philips beard trimmers are used to trim the beard and create a well-groomed outer appearance.
  • Regardless of the beard length, Philips beard trimmers support beard styling. Whether you have a three-day beard or a full beard, the Philips beard trimmer makes it easy to trim the beard evenly.
  • Philips beard trimmers are available in many different versions. To achieve the desired beard look, you should always pay special attention to the cutting system, cutting settings and blades when choosing a Philips beard trimmer.

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Buying and evaluation criteria of Philips beard trimmers

Philips beard trimmers are available in various models. When looking for the right Philips model, the following criteria can provide guidance:

The following paragraphs explain what to look for in the individual criteria.

Operating time and charging time

When buying a Philips beard trimmer, the operating time and charging time of the device are two important criteria. Models that can be used in both mains and battery mode are particularly practical.

It is an advantage if the Philips beard trimmer has a powerful and long-lasting battery so that you can use the device without a power source for a longer period of time.

If your Philips beard trimmer has a good battery, it tends to have a shorter charging time. The result is time savings and increased flexibility.

Handling

Easy handling of the beard trimmer can make styling your beard a lot easier. If your Philips beard trimmer has laser guide technology, this will help you to give your beard precise and clean contours.

Another feature that makes beard care with a Philips beard trimmer more comfortable is if it is equipped with the innovative Lift and Trim system from Philips.

This puts each hair in the right position, guides it accurately to the blades and trims your beard evenly.

After use is before the next use, so your Philips beard trimmer should be easy to clean and maintain. Be aware that some Philips beard trimmers can be cleaned with water, but others should avoid any contact with water. Choosing a Philips beard trimmer with self-sharpening blades can save you a lot of time and effort.

Equally important for a comfortable handling of your Philips beard trimmer is that the model fits well in your hand.

Accordingly, the beard trimmer should feel neither unwieldy nor too heavy or slippery.

Philips beard trimmer models that can be operated in battery mode ensure comfortable handling when trimming. This means you don't have to deal with a bulky cord.

Cutting system and settings

Not every beard trimmer is suitable for trimming the desired beard length. In order to be able to style your beard with the beard trimmer as desired, it should be equipped with the right cutting system and appropriate cutting settings. Therefore, make sure that you can set different cutting lengths on your Philips beard trimmer to achieve a clean end result and vary your beard hairstyle.

Ideally, the haircut length of your Philips beard trimmer can be adjusted in increments of no more than 0.3 millimetres so that you can wear your beard at your desired length.

Blades

The blades of your beard trimmer have a major impact on whether or not you are satisfied with your shaving results. Flawless blades are essential for a precise and even beard cut.

When using a beard trimmer, the risk of injury can be significantly minimised with the help of intact blades. For this reason, when buying your Philips beard trimmer, make sure that the blades are sharpened and free of defects.

Clean and sharp blades help prevent skin irritation and injury.

To keep the blades of your Philips beard trimmer in good working order, they need to be well cared for. It is helpful to consider whether the blades of the Philips beard trimmer can be cleaned easily. For a successful beard styling, it is equally important that you regularly maintain and sharpen the blades of your Philips beard trimmer. It is advantageous to choose a Philips beard trimmer that is equipped with self-sharpening blades.

Accessories

To effectively maintain and style your beard, you need the right accessories for your Philips beard trimmer. Depending on the type of beard, different attachments are particularly suitable. Therefore, when buying your Philips beard trimmer, it is advisable to consider whether it is equipped with the appropriate accessories.

For some beard styles, it is useful if the Philips beard trimmer includes various attachments, such as a selection of beard comb attachments, precision trimmers or a detail comb attachment. Not every attachment is suitable for every beard style or texture.

Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Philips beard trimmer

Before you buy a Philips beard trimmer, it is advisable to get some basic information.

In order to get a rough overview of the wide range of Philips beard trimmers and to choose the right Philips beard trimmer for you, we have answered some questions below that can be helpful both before and after buying a Philips beard trimmer.

What distinguishes Philips beard trimmers from other manufacturers?

The manufacturer Philips is known for its innovative and high-quality products. Philips' wide range of products includes health technology as well as household appliances. Hair and beard care appliances are also an integral part of Philips' wide product range, such as Philips beard trimmers.

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Style your beard the way you want to wear it with Philips beard trimmers.
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With regard to the Philips beard trimmers, Philips paid particular attention to the ease of use of the device, so that the customer can realise precise results when using it.

What types of beard trimmers does Philips offer?

If you want to buy a beard trimmer from Philips, you can choose between three different types of products, which offer their advantages depending on the type of beard and the area of application. Philips offers the following types of beard trimmers:

Type Advantages Disadvantages
Beard trimmer for ultimate precision easy to use, laser guide technology, precision trimmer, waterproof, self-sharpening blades higher price segment, small margin for length adjustment (0.4 to 7 milimetres)
Beard trimmer for a clean application Vacuum system for clean trimming, washable attachments, self-sharpening blades, long battery life not waterproof, larger clearance steps for length adjustment
Beard trimmer for an even result suitable for longer beards, many length settings, waterproof, self-sharpening blades 1-level battery indicator

Below we show you the benefits of each type of Philips product and how they differ from each other.

Beard trimmers for ultimate precision

If you want to trim your beard accurately, the Philips beard trimmer for ultimate precision is the right tool for you. Equipped with laser guide technology, this Philips beard trimmer allows you to trim your beard with precision. You can use the Philips beard trimmer's laser light to guide you when trimming your beard, so you can easily create clear and clean transitions.

This type of product is therefore also suitable for you if you are not yet a beard styling expert and place great value on a well-groomed appearance.

Proper care and cleaning tends to increase the duration and functionality.

Since this Philips model is waterproof, this makes cleaning the Philips beard trimmer much easier. This means that if the Philips beard trimmer comes into contact with water, you don't have to worry about it being defective.

Nevertheless, the innovative laser technology also has its price and is more expensive compared to the other types of products in the Philips beard trimmer range. If the price is a decisive purchase criterion for you, then one of the following beard trimmer variants will also satisfy you.

Beard trimmers for a clean application

With this type of Philips beard trimmer, not only does your beard look neat and tidy, but so does your bathroom. The integrated vacuum system of the Philips beard trimmer, which has a powerful air flow, catches more of the cut hairs compared to other models.

Thus, the vacuum system allows you to work cleanly with the Philips beard trimmer, as a large part of the hair ends up in the hair collection chamber of the device.

This means you don't need to maintain or sharpen the blades with oil to ensure the long-term functionality of your Philips beard trimmer. To clean the cutting element and remove loose hair from the hair collection chamber, simply rinse it under running water. Be careful because the appliance as a whole is not waterproof.

A powerful rechargeable battery ensures flexible working with the Philips beard trimmer.If flexible working with the Philips beard trimmer without an annoying cable is very important to you, then this model is suitable for you. With a charging time of one hour, you can use the Philips beard trimmer on battery power for up to 100 minutes.

Although the Philips beard trimmer offers you a variety of length settings, the distances can only be adjusted in 0.5 milimetre steps. Accordingly, you can only determine the desired length of your beard to a certain extent.

Beard trimmer for an even result

The Philips beard trimmer for an even result is equipped with the Philips Lift and Trim Pro system and helps you to style an evenly trimmed beard. Each individual hair is lifted and guided to the stainless steel blades in the appropriate position, so your beard is trimmed cleanly and evenly.

If variance is important to you and you like to style your beard as a three-day beard as well as a longer beard look, then this beard trimmer model from Philips is the right one for you.

Depending on the length of your beard, you can either use the comb attachment for beards up to 10 millimetres, for a three-day beard, or the attachment for beards up to 20 millimetres long. The Philips beard trimmer has 40 different length settings, and you can easily adjust the cutting length from 0.4 to 10 millimetres.

If you want to keep your beard short, you can set the cutting length between 0.4 and 2 millimetres in 0.2 millimetre increments.

Between 2 and 5 millimetres, the Philips beard trimmer allows you to style a three-day beard by adjusting the length in 0.5 millimetre intervals. For longer beards, you can adjust your desired length from 5 millimetres upwards in 1 millimetre steps.

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Good beard care is particularly necessary for a longer full beard. Therefore, the Philips beard trimmer with different length settings is a suitable tool to keep the beard in shape.
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If you also attach great importance to the fact that your Philips beard trimmer is easy to clean, then you are right with this type of product. The Philips beard trimmer for an even result is waterproof and can therefore be cleaned under running water without hesitation.

One disadvantage of the Philips beard trimmer is the battery indicator. Since this is a 1-step battery indicator, it is somewhat difficult to switch to mains operation in time. Therefore, it is better to connect this Philips beard trimmer to a power source early so that you can work with the device without unwanted interruptions.

Are Philips beard trimmer spares and accessories available?

If you need spare parts or accessories for your Philips beard trimmer, you can find them online at the manufacturer Philips itself. However, the Philips online shop's range of beard trimmers only includes power plugs or storage bags.

If you need a replacement for defective blades or a broken comb attachment despite the expected long service life of the Philips beard trimmer, you can contact the Philips customer service to check whether a warranty case exists. Ideally, you may even get the device replaced.

In principle, due to the high quality of the Philips beard trimmers, you will tend not to need spare parts for comb attachments or new blades.

For example, because Philips has integrated self-sharpening blades into the Philips beard trimmer, wear and tear is minimal and maintenance of the blades is not necessarily required.

If you are looking for spare parts for a Philips appliance from another product line, then you should take a thorough look in the manufacturer's online shop. Philips offers accessories and various spare parts for a wide range of appliances.

At what prices are Philips beard trimmers sold?

You can buy Philips beard trimmers for as little as 50 euros. Depending on the model, the price range extends to around 150 euros. Since Philips is a manufacturer that has been known for its high level of quality and innovation for several years, you will also be able to achieve a decent trimming result for your beard with Philips beard trimmers from the lower price segment.

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With a high-quality beard trimmer from Philips, you can achieve precise and neat trimming results in the long term.
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Philips beard trimmers that are equipped with correspondingly new technologies, such as laser guide technology, are usually a little more expensive. These have their advantages, of course, and are a plus especially in terms of user-friendliness.

Before buying a Philips beard trimmer, be aware that this is a long-term investment. The high-quality beard trimmers from Philips have a correspondingly long lifespan with the appropriate care and cleaning of the device. Apart from that, Philips offers you a 2-year guarantee on your device.

What are the alternatives to Philips beard trimmers?

Philips beard trimmers are only suitable for trimming the beard to different lengths. If you are looking for a device that also has functions, Philips also offers other alternatives that go beyond the application area of beard trimming. Below we present two product alternatives for Philips beard trimmers that are also part of the wide Philips range.

Product type Application area Function Feature
Multigroom Beard, hair, body area Precision trimming and shaving All-round tool: Total body care
One Blade beard, face electric trimming, wet shaving variation of beard styles

To give you a better overview of the main features and functions of the Philips beard trimmer alternatives, we have collected some information for you in the following paragraphs.

Philips Multigroom

The Philips Multigroom is a true all-round tool among beard trimmers. It can not only be used as a beard trimmer, but can also trim and shave body hair. With the right attachment, you can also do precise work, such as trimming nose or ear hair. Similarly, with the Philips Multigroom you can trim head hair and style your beard as desired.

Philips combines precision and versatility in the Multigroom. Since the Philips Multigroom is equipped with a variety of attachments, you can groom yourself from head to toe with this tool, even in the shower.

Philips One Blade

The Philips One Blade range is ideal for styling your face and beard. Here, too, there are different attachments that are suitable for trimming and shaving different beard lengths. With a Philips One Blade, you can not only trim your beard, but also properly groom your contours.

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Versatility and variety - The Philips One Blade allows you to style different beard looks, eliminating the need to visit the barber or hairdresser.
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If you are looking for a tool for different beard styles, for trimming, shaving and styling any beard length, then the Philips One Blade is a good alternative to the Philips beard trimmer. As the Philips One Blade doesn't cut quite as close to the skin as conventional blades, it guarantees a comfortable use and is just the right choice for your face.

How do I set up my Philips beard trimmer properly for use and how do I operate the device correctly?

Before using your Philips beard trimmer for the first time, it is important to read the instruction manual of your model carefully. This will help to clarify many questions regarding the correct use of the Philips appliance.

Before using the Philips beard trimmer for the first time, you should check that the device is intact.

Make sure that the attachments are well made and the blades are intact. This way you can detect possible damage in time and reduce the risk of injury.

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The Philips beard trimmer can be used to trim a short three-day beard as well as a longer full beard.
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Before using the Philips beard trimmer, be aware of the beard look you want to wear. That is, be clear about the length you want your beard to be and choose the appropriate attachment. You should also take special care to choose the right length setting on your Philips beard trimmer.

Did you know that it is easier to trim your beard if you wash it thoroughly beforehand?

Washing with a beard shampoo or conditioner softens the beard hairs, which in turn helps you trim.

If you are still unsure how to use your Philips beard trimmer properly, you can also find one or two video tutorials on the subject of beard trimming on YouTube.

What are the advantages of Philips beard trimmers with laser technology?

Philips beard trimmers are available in different versions, including the new laser guide technology from Philips. When using the Philips beard trimmer with laser technology, you are supported by a red laser light when trimming your beard. This provides guidance so you can easily follow the laser light when styling your beard. The result: a symmetrical, precisely trimmed beard.

Despite the laser light, the Philips beard trimmer with laser guide technology poses no danger to the eyes and can therefore be used at home without hesitation.

With the help of a Philips beard trimmer with laser technology, precise work with the device is made easier, but this additional function also has its price. Philips beard trimmers that do not have this innovative technology also fulfil their purpose and achieve precise results.

If you don't want to budget too much for your Philips beard trimmer, you will also be able to achieve a neat beard look with a Philips beard trimmer model without this feature.

How do I clean my Philips beard trimmer?

To keep your Philips beard trimmer in good working order, it needs to be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. Many Philips models are waterproof, so you can easily wash the beard trimmer under running water.

Good hygiene is the key to preventing skin irritation and inflammation.

However, there are Philips beard trimmers that are not suitable for cleaning with water. For these beard trimmers, it is recommended to clean them with a cleaning brush.

In most cases, the Philips beard trimmer accessories already include a cleaning brush for proper cleaning of the device.

You can also find the appropriate cleaning and care instructions for your Philips beard trimmer in the instruction manual that comes with your Philips model.

Is my Philips beard trimmer waterproof?

Many Philips beard trimmer models are waterproof and can be easily cleaned under running water. However, some Philips beard trimmers are not 100% waterproof, so only their attachments should come into contact with water.

If you are not sure whether your Philips beard trimmer is actually waterproof, you can take a look at the instruction manual that comes with the device. There you will find more detailed information about your Philips beard trimmer.

Is my Philips beard trimmer defective and how can I repair it?

If you have the impression that your Philips beard trimmer might be defective, you should first disconnect it from the power source, because the device could pose a risk of injury. If you are not sure if there is damage to the device or if the battery is no longer functional, it is advisable to contact Philips customer service before continuing to use your Philips beard trimmer.

As a general rule, leave the inspection and repair of your beard trimmer to the experts. This way you won't put yourself or others in danger.

You can find answers to frequently asked questions about Philips beard trimmers on the Philips support website. Among other things, you can find information and tips on how to care for your beard trimmer. You can also find manuals for various Philips beard trimmers, in case you don't have your manual at hand.

Philips does not recommend that you attempt to repair the device yourself and offers to send in your Philips beard trimmer in order to evaluate its condition and initiate appropriate repair or replacement measures. All you need to do is enter the model number of your Philips beard trimmer in a form on the Philips website and the process can begin.

What guarantee does Philips give on my beard trimmer?

Even with proper use and care of the Philips beard trimmer, a defect can occur with the device. Philips guarantees the purchaser of a Philips beard trimmer that the product will be free from defects in workmanship or materials for a period of two years from the date of first purchase of the product.
The warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the appliance.

The original proof of purchase must be presented to the dealer as proof of warranty and for smooth processing. It is helpful to have details of the date of purchase, the name and address of the dealer and the serial number, if available, or the model designation of the product ready.

If a warranty claim is made, Philips will repair, replace or refund the purchase price of the product, depending on the case.

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