I switched to a PHILIPS shaver and it's great because it's easy to use, gives a close shave, and is easy to wash with water!

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Have you ever used a Philips shaver with a round blade? If you are reading this article, you are probably interested in Philips shavers.

In this article, I will introduce the merits of the PHILIPS shaver, including my experience of switching from a BRAUN shaver to a PHILIPS shaver, for such people. Please refer to this article as it is a shaver that is gentle on the skin and provides a close shave.

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PHILIPS shavers have a unique shape

First of all, the most distinctive feature of PHILIPS shavers is their shape. While manufacturers such as BRAUN generally use horizontal blades, PHILIPS shavers have rounded blades. Shavers shaped like BRAUN shavers are called reciprocating shavers, while PHILIPS shavers are called rotary shavers.

Some people want to try this shape, while others have never bought one because they are worried about buying one and finding it difficult to use. According to a staff member at a certain electronics retailer, the advantage is that it is gentle on the skin and causes less irritation. On the other hand, the disadvantage is that the blade area is small, so it takes a long time to shave if you have thick beard.

This is recommended for people with thin beards or sensitive skin who have had shaving problems. It is also recommended for people who feel that shavers from manufacturers such as BRAUN do not suit them.

PHILIPS 電気シェーバー X5012/05
PHILIPS 電気シェーバー X5012/05

I got used to it quicker than I expected.

I had been using the BRAUN Series 3 that I bought many years ago, but it didn't shave very well, so I was thinking of buying a more expensive shaver, and I became interested in the PHILIPS shaver and bought it.X5012/05 of the 5000X seriesAlthough the number of blades is a little low at 27, I think it is a mid-range model among PHILIPS shavers.

When I first used it, my jaw stings a little and it hurt, but after using it a few times, I got used to it and the stinging went away. If you stretch the skin well while shaving, you can get a close shave without any problems. It can be washed with water, so it is very easy to care for after use. When washing, just open the head holder as shown in the picture and wash it. After washing, lightly wipe off the water and wait for it to dry completely.

As for the shaving speed, I don't have a very thick beard, so I don't mind the time it takes to shave. If you have a thick beard and want to try a PHILIPS shaver, I recommend choosing a model with more blades, such as 45 or 72 blades, even though it is more expensive.

PHILIPS 電気シェーバー X5012/05

Replace the blade for long life

Like other manufacturers' shavers, you can replace the blades, so you can use it for years. Even if it costs several tens of thousands of yen, if you use it every day for many years, I think it's good value for money.

The BRAUN shaver I used recommends replacing the blades every 18 months. In contrast, the PHILIPS shaver recommends replacing the blades every two years, which is about six months longer. I think it's also a good point that you can reduce the frequency of purchasing replacement blades.

The higher-end model series has even more special features.

Higher-end model series have special features such as a maximum of 72 blades and an automatic sharpening function. I can't tell you my impressions of using them, but I'll introduce their features.

Even more gentle on the skin with Skin Protection Technology

Skin Protection Technology is a feature that further reduces the burden on the skin by applying a special coating to rotary shavers that are already gentle on the skin. Skin Protection Technology reduces friction by 25%. Furthermore, the top-of-the-line S9000 Prestige series is upgraded to Skin Protection Technology Pro, which reduces friction by 50% and allows for a smooth shave. It is recommended for people who experience irritation on the skin after shaving.

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Installed on the S9000 series, S9000 Prestige, and S7000 series!

Beard density sensing system that automatically adjusts power

It detects your beard 500 times per second and adjusts the power according to the thickness of your beard. This is a recommended feature for people with thick beards. On the other hand, I think it is unnecessary for people with thin beards.

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Installed in the S9000 series, S9000 Prestige, S7000 series, and S5000 series!

Pressure sensor to prevent shaving rash

When using a shaver, you tend to apply too much pressure to avoid leaving any stubble, but the anti-pressure sensor will let you know if you are applying too much pressure. The light will let you know if you are applying the right amount of pressure. If you are not applying enough pressure, it will light up blue, if you are applying too much pressure, it will light up orange, and if you are applying the right amount of pressure, it will light up green. This is a perfect feature for people who are not good at shaving closely with a shaver or who experience irritation after shaving.

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Featured in the S9000 series!

360-D flex head for easy contact with the face

The rotating head of the razor makes it easier to get in close contact with your face, reducing the amount of hair left behind. If you're using a BRAUN shaver and feel like you're leaving a lot of hair behind, why not try a PHILIPS shaver with this function?

Riup Jet, which contains hair growth ingredients, is relatively inexpensive and highly recommended!

Please note that some models do not come with a charger.

Some PHILIPS shavers come with no charger included. The X5012/05 I purchased also comes with a dedicated charging cord, but no charger (AC adapter), so I charge it by plugging the charging cord into the AC adapter I normally use.

You probably have an AC adapter to charge your smartphone, but if there are no free ports, you may need to buy a new one. When choosing a model, make sure to check whether the charger is included. The charging cord is a special one, so it's a good idea to decide where to store it so you don't lose it.

Also, some models have a charging stand, can be charged wirelessly, or can be charged with the PHILIPS Smart Clean system, which automatically cleans the device. The charging methods and accessories that are supported vary depending on the model, so be sure to check carefully before purchasing.


This concludes my introduction to PHILIPS shavers. The 5000X series that I purchased can be purchased for around 10,000 yen, which I think is very cost-effective. The top-of-the-line series is quite expensive, but I would recommend these models for people with sensitive skin or thick beards that take a long time to shave. Even within the same series, there are differences in models, such as different colors and accessories, so please check them out on Amazon, etc.

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