Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 30
Rated 3 out of 5 by mirko cant compete with a razor
good all around especially when you dont want to or need to get a really close shave --like on weekends or days you dont want to use a razor
11 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Really glad i purchased this shaver
I was never one to like electric shavers. but decided to try again. i have had this shaver for about 3 months and I love it. great shave, smooth and quiet. It's easy to clean and runs a long time between charges Glad i bought this one.
10 January 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by D333 Awkward
I find the flexible head awkward and find no value in this wet/dry head design. It is awkward to hold and to clean.
I've have used Philips Norelco shavers for thirty years plus. I bought this model because it was on sale at Costco. Wish I'd bought another Norelco model with the older standard shape.
I'm regularly accidentally shutting off the shaver because of the position of the on-off switch on the narrow handle.
10 January 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by BobG29 Poor razor
This is my fourth Philips razor. I liked all but this one. Leaves a rough beard and has a weak battery.
10 January 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cuss Would not purchase again...
This product loses it's charge in 2 shaves and have to recharge at least twice a week shaving only 3 times in that time...sorry but not up to standard of Phillips.
10 January 2017
Rated 3 out of 5 by Allain My review after 3 months of using this product
this shaver has a very good design, very light, and easy to use but I think the razors are not good , it is not giving very close shave , also requires longer shaving time you have to shave the same spot over and over for a close shave , but maybe it needs more time to adopt to my shaving style and my skin....
8 January 2017
Rated 5 out of 5 by Doug47 Performs well
This product give a good close shave and is easy to use and keep clean.
29 December 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Mid-Range Razor Outperforming Higher-End Model Thus Far
I've been a Norelco user since I was a teen, and that's not exactly the recent past. Since my all-time favorite, the Nivea co-branded rotary shavers, have long since been discontinued, I've been searching for a replacement that I would be happy with, and may have finally found it--perhaps ironically thanks to a limited range of choices.
After an unsatisfactory experience with the Airtec series, following the ill-advised change to the replacement heads, I downgraded a bit with my next purchase, from Costco, to a more middle-of-the-pack, traditional-looking model. That, however, died--like the proverbial doornail--after six months, not taking a charge at all. Costco's excellent return policy meant I could take it back, and the next closest replacement was the 5200 series (that or a significantly higher-priced model).
After about another six months, the 5200 has been quite adequate for my daily shaving. I tend to shave most days, only skipping the occasional day (a weekend or vacation day here or there), so the growth is never too much.
I was admittedly leery of the head design after the previous bad experience, and I'm still edgy about one mistaken drop destroying the head assembly. So far, so good however, and the way the heads flex over my skin is helpful for someone with, let's say, ample skin on a full face.
As with any razor I've used, the lotion or cream you use makes a world of difference, but I've found with my favorites that my shave is as close as any of my previous Norelcos.
Thus far, the razor holds a nice charge, generally getting me about two weeks between charges, depending on if I use the razor with the clippers for my neck more than once or twice over that span, and how many "skip" days I have.
Cleaning is perhaps my one criticism of the design. The whole "locking ring" system makes cleaning the individual heads a bear (I don't have the automatic cleaning system). I prefer being able to easily remove the heads and brush them off, but the locking rings are a pain on a good day, and seemingly fragile, so I go to that step more rarely than I'd like. Instead, I've found an occasional blast of "canned air" like you would use for a computer keyboard helps between more thorough periodic cleaning.
I don't compromise on the ability to use in the shower--that's a must for me, even if I don't always do it. Either way, though, I need that ability to rinse the razor, especially when using a thicker lather.
One other drawback, in my mind, is the need to use the aforementioned trimmer by popping off the regular head assembly and popping on a separate item in its place. I much preferred the built-in trimmer, but I suppose one can't have everything they want.
28 December 2016