Looking for a new shaver? Why not go for one of the most trusted and popular brands, Philips Norelco. They have an incredibly wide selection to choose from at the budget level and up. If you already use an electric shaver, chances are you’re familiar with Philips Norelco to some extent. After all, it’s one of the most recognizable brands for shaving out there. I’ll spare you an overview of all the different types of shavers they make and cut to the chase. In this list, I’ll show you which Norelco shaver is the best and why. Let’s get to it.
The Philips Norelco S9721/87 Shaver 9700 is the most powerful, smoothest and most efficient electric razor that Philips makes. Its price may be a bit steep at around $300, but as with most other retail products, you get what you pay for. The Norelco shaver 9300 or 9500 are both very similar to the 9700, but the 9700 seems to be the best all around.
As can be expected from such a high end shaver, the Norelco Shaver 9700 provides a very close and comfortable shave with no hair pulling or skin irritation. With 30 degrees flexibility in eight different directions, the 9700 will curve to match the contours of your face making difficult areas such as your neck easier to shave. The pattern of holes on its head is designed to allow your facial hairs to be cut as closely as possible. Combined with dual blades, the shaver 9700’s head gets 30% closer than any of its major competitors.
The SmartClick trimmer attached the shaver works great for cutting down a mustache or goatee. There are three speed settings on the shaver, the slowest being the most thorough. But the process of shaving with the Norelco 9700 is still faster than the majority of other electric shavers.
The shaver itself is pretty light and runs pretty quiet compared to other razors. The build quality is quite good. You can even wash it with water as it’s 100% waterproof. You can use it in the shower without running the risk of ruining it.
The Norelco 9700 is easy and simple to take apart and clean. It has a good battery at 50 minutes of constant shaving from a one-hour full charge (that should be about 10 shaves for each full charge). It can be charged with the plug in cord while in use, and comes with a travel case.
Aside from the very high quality 9000 series, Philips also makes the Norelco SensoTouch 3D, which is about half the price. The SensoTouch 3D line offers some great options for those that want a high grade shaver but don’t want to spend $300 to get the very best that Philips Norelco makes.