If you think of a beard trimmer, a Philips beard trimmer soon comes to mind. The Beardmen has listed the 10 best Philips beard trimmers for you.
Trimming your beard is part of good beard grooming. You do this – surprisingly – with a beard trimmer. Trimmers come in many shapes, sizes and with different functions. For example, one trimmer is better suited for a long beard and another for a short one.
My name is Sander, aka The Beard Man. I have listed the 5 best Philips trimmers for you. Let’s quickly discover which one best suits your beard growth, needs and budget.
What is the best Philips beard trimmer for you?
As I mentioned in my intro, I have done my best to answer this question for everyone. I always launch my test in the form of a TOP 10, but really it is nothing more than a list where I indicate which beard trimmer suits which needs.
Of course, I make sure to include only quality products that meet several criteria such as lasting quality, ease of use, a good shaving result and, of course, price also plays a role.
The Best Of All
Philips 5000 series BT5515/15
The Philips 5000 series BT5515/15 is not only the best beard trimmer Philips from our test, but also the best-selling beard trimmer of all beard trimmers. This is an ideal trimmer for men with stubble, a short beard and a long beard. In fact, this metal trimmer is equipped with 40 different lockable length settings. In total, you get two attachments with it: one elevator & trim comb and one comb for a long beard.
But that’s not all. The Philips 5000 series BT5515/15 also features a precision trimmer that lets you trim lines and sideburns. In short, this trimmer is suitable for the average man and it’s affordable too.
- Best-selling beard trimmer Philips
- Snap-on precision trimmer
- 90 minutes without charging
- 40 different length settings
- Double sharpened blades
- Suitable for flat-lying hair
- with self-sharpening blades
- 2 attachments
- No attachment for bodygroomer
The Best Buy
Philips Philips BT3206/14
Are you looking for a cheap beard trimmer Philips? The Philips Philips BT3206/14 costs less than 30 euros, making it one of the cheapest from the beard trimmer series range. The all-metal blades make it easy to remove flat-lying hairs, and in addition, the blades are easy to clean.
This beard trimmer comes with one attachment and is especially suitable for stubble or a short beard. We also recommend this trimmer for light or medium beard growth. This trimmer charges within 10 hours and you can use it for about 45 minutes. A full trim takes an average of 5 minutes. The battery indicator shows exactly when you need to put it back on the charger.
- Very well priced
- Convenient non-slip rubber grip
- 10 lockable length settings
- For light and medium beard growth
- Highly accurate result
- Ideal for flat-lying hair
- not in the shower
The Best For Stubble Or A Short Beard
Philips series 3000 BT3222/14
The Philips series 3000 BT3222/14 is mainly for men with stubble or a short beard. The Philips series 3000 BT3222/14 looks a lot like the best buy from our test, but the difference is in the number of length settings. With this trimmer, you have more choices (20 in total) and so we think it’s a better fit for men with short beards. For stubble, it doesn’t matter so much which one you choose, since you often set the trimmer to the lowest setting anyway.
The recommended retail price at the time of writing is around 30 euros which is of course an excellent price. According to Philips, thanks to the innovative Lift & Trim system, you easily grab all the flat-lying hairs.
- Self-sharpening metal blades
- Rinse under faucet
- 20 lockable length settings
- Even result
- Precision Steps of 0.5 mm
- Non-slip rubber grip
- with one top cover
- Cannot be used in the shower
The Best To Apply Sharp Lines
Philips Series 5000 BT5509/16
The Philips Series 5000 BT5509/16 is a slightly more expensive beard trimmer from Philips’ range. We do say “slightly more expensive,” but the retail price for this trimmer is still under 60 euros. Compared to Philips’ other trimmers, the Philips Series 5000 BT5509/16 has a bit more to offer.
Unlike Philips’ cheaper trimmers, this beard trimmer is suitable for heavy beard growth and longer beards. You have a total of 40 different length settings to choose from, ideal when you sometimes want to alternate between short or longer stubble. This trimmer comes with 2 attachment caps and a metal precision trimmer.
Finally, this deluxe trimmer features a quick charge function. You charge to trimmer and then have enough power for a full trim. Ideal when you once forgot to charge the trimmer. Finally, thanks to the rubber handle, the trimmer is comfortable to hold.
- suitable for the thickest hair
- Double sharpened blades
- Steps of 0.2 mm for optimum precision
- Better suited for clean lines
- With precision trimmer
- Trimmer charging within 5 min.
- With battery indicator
- Battery lasts 90 minutes
- Slightly more expensive than other trimmers
The Most Versatile Trimmer
Philips OneBlade Pro QP6650/30
Finally, we have the Philips OneBlade Pro QP6650/30 Face & Body for if you’re looking for a versatile trimmer. Most Philips beard trimmer products are mainly meant for trimming and not so much for a smooth result. We completely understand that you don’t feel like buying an expensive shaver as well. Whereas a beard trimmer costs less than 60-70 euros, a shaver can easily cost several hundred euros.
For the most versatile trimmer with which you can also achieve a smooth result, we ended up with the Philips OneBlade Pro QP6650/30. This trimmer is still very inexpensive compared to other shavers, but slightly more expensive compared to the average beard trimmer Philips.
As the name suggests, the Philips OneBlade Pro QP6650/30 is suitable for both your facial hair and the hair on your body. For the body, you use an attachment that protects your skin. With the dial you easily set the desired length: you then have a choice of 14 lockable length settings. The steps are per 3 mm.
Also included is a blade for a smooth result. The result is still not as smooth as with a traditional razor but smoother than with a beard trimmer. Thanks to the battery indicator, you will know exactly when your trimmer is empty.
- Versatile product
- High quality
- For shaving, trimming and styling
- with travel case
- also for your body
- Suitable for clean lines
- Included accessories: 4 attachment combs
- Slightly on the expensive side
Philips beard trimmer: how to choose the right one?
When buying a new Philips beard trimmer, it is wise to lay on a few things:
- Attachment caps: The attachment caps are mainly used when you don’t want to trim all the hair off. So these are especially useful when you have a short or long beard.
- With precision trimmer? The precision trimmer is especially useful for hard-to-reach areas and for fine lines. You have more control with the precision trimmer.
- Minimum inter-step length: with trimmers, there is a difference in the space between the blades. With small inter-step lengths, you end up with a precision trimmer. You use these to apply sharp lines. Blades with medium spacing is especially useful for short beards and blades with large spacing I would recommend especially for long beards.
- Self-sharpening blades: what many men don’t know is that you need to maintain the metal blades of a trimmer to keep them sharp. Are you one of those people who forget these things quite easily? Then choose a Philips beard trimmer with self-sharpening metal blades. The Philips 5000 series BT5515/15 came out of our test as the best beard trimmer with self-sharpening stainless steel blades.
- Budget: of course, budget always plays a role. The higher the budget the more desires you can have. The good news is that a good beard trimmer doesn’t have to cost a fortune. For a few tens of dollars you can get an excellent beard trimmer. For example, the Philips Philips BT3206/14 which costs less than 3 tens came out of our test as the best buy.
How do you set the desired length?
In case you didn’t know: with a beard trimmer, you adjust the length yourself. With Philips beard trimmers, you do this via a mechanism with a dial. You adjust the trim length via a rotary knob and on a small LCD screen (no idea if this is really an LCD screen, but it sure looks like it) a number from 1 to 10 is indicated which is an indication of the trim length. You can also choose trimmers with lockable length settings.
So what about the attachment caps?
In addition to the adjustable trimming length, different attachment caps are included as standard. You use these especially when you have a short beard or long beard.
With or without an extraction system?
The new Philips products and the more luxurious Philips beard trimmers come with a high-quality extraction system, which collects the loose hairs. This can be handy, but since I always trim my beard over the sink, I don’t necessarily need it.
Did you know.
A beard trimmer Philips features self-sharpening metal blades. This in turn saves you maintenance because this way the blades don’t need oil and you don’t have to replace the blades either. This is ideal and really something that makes Philips products unique compared to other beard trimmers.
Conclusion: which beard trimmer Philips suits you?
As I stated earlier, it depends on your needs and budget. Is your budget minimal and you just want to get an excellent beard trimmer at home? Then choose the best buy from my test: the Philips Philips BT3206/14
Are you looking for the best of the best and still sometimes switch from a short to a long beard (and vice versa)? Then choose the Philips 5000 series BT5515/15 the best Philips beard trimmer in our test with self-sharpening metal blades.
Finally, do you still change styles from time to time and want a beard trimmer that also allows you to shave? Then we recommend the multifunctional Philips OneBlade Pro QP6650/30.
Personal care: why a beard trimmer?
With a beard trimmer, your beard always looks sleek. It removes dead ends, making the beard feel less stiff. How often you should use a beard trimmer depends on several factors such as what kind of beard growth you have, what kind of style you’re aiming for and what length setting you’re using. But most men I know use their beard trimmer at least every week to trim it at least a little.
Hi, I’m Sander!
The Bearded Man
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Frequently Asked Questions
Philips products in the “beard world” such as trimmers, shavers and clippers are highly regarded. Philips beard trimmers are especially known for excellent value for money. For an affordable amount, you can count on a fine trimmer that you will enjoy for a long time.
Which Philips beard trimmer suits you best depends on several factors. Such as what kind of beard you have, what your needs are and what your budget is. If you want a Philips beard trimmer with self-sharpening blades, you will have to dig a little deeper. There are also trimmers with and without precision trimmers. To find out which trimmer suits you best, I recommend reading through The Beardmen test.
You can buy a cheap Philips beard trimmer from as little as 25 euros. For a luxury beard trimmer you pay between 25 and 80 euros. The prices for beard trimmers are much lower compared to a shaver, which can cost up to 200 – 300 euros.
The warranty on a Philips beard trimmer is 2 years. Should anything happen in the meantime, you can return it and the trimmer will be repaired or you will receive a new beard trimmer from Philips.