Philips is known for the simplicity of its product yet still able to provide excellent usage results. Each Philips product is equipped with a careful researched technology to add to its features for the development of their products. This same aim is common for their shaving system as well.
The Norelco Speed 8240 offers users the value for their money. It comes with high speed shaving heads that automatically adjusts the shaver to suit the contours of the face. This has a rechargeable battery that is capable of 50 minutes of operation.
This rotary shaver is highly recommended as per electric razor reviews.
This shaver offers a smooth shaving finish to users. Normally in my shaver, especially the rotary type my worry is that the blades will go dull easily. That worry has been waived off by this shaver that has self-sharpening blades.
This shaver comes with two shaving slots. I have normally shorter hairs but it is good to know that this shaver has another slot designed for longer hairs. Shaving has become more efficient with its Super Lift-and-Cut dual blade. This blade together with the shaving slots, works to lift out flat lying hairs to give them closer cut.
So far I have been having a satisfactory result with the blade technology of this shaver. It gives an obvious smooth finish to the face.
Easy to control
The shaver has a slick and very slim design. It is easy to handle and does not slip easily. The design allows you to shave each contours and lines on the face efficiently with its three shaving blades. All in all the design allows easy control with the shaver. This has a spring-release pop-up trimmer specifically designed to cut the mustache, sideburns and goatee cleanly.
The SmartTouch Technology is specifically integrated for automatic shaver adjustments to the contours of the face. The three blades together with this technology bring the shaver closer to the skin to cut every inch of hairs.
Reflex Action System
Reflex Action System on the other hand works together with the SmartTouch Technology by allowing ease on the shaver to move about on the face and on the neck and to other hard to reach areas.
These two integrated technology helps in providing a pain free shaving experience. I have proven this when during rush hour shavings and I tend to be carelessly shaving, the shave automatically adjusts and does not give me any pulling of the hair feeling.
50 minutes battery operation
This cordless shaver charges up faster. A LED power indicator and battery display light is on the shaver and prompts you of the power capacity of the shaver. For just an hour of charging, the shaver can be used efficiently for 50 minutes.
This shaver has a FastRinse design which helps in cleaning the shaver when run with water. Additionally it comes with antibacterial coating to be sure that the shave is well cleaned.
Color and dimension
The metallic shaver has a dimension of 4.3 x 6.9 x 9.6 inches and weighs at 1.3 pounds.
The shaver comes with a charging adapter, protection cap for the shaving head, pouch for travelling and storage and a cleaning brush.
- Cheaper compared to other shavers
- Shaves efficiently
- Ideal for travelling
- Faster shaving
- Ease of use even in hard to reach areas
- Quiet motor
- Easy cleaning
- Faster charging
- Does not have a digital battery indicator, only a light
- No stand
This shaver has received positive feedback from users. They have highlighted the price that comes in this efficient shaver. To some this has been a convenient transition from manual shaver to electric shaver. They haven’t had any major painful experience that came about while using this shaver.
The advantages have been highlighted on the Pros and for some, there are slight cons but it is well compensated with the overall functionality the shaver.
This shaver from Philips is somewhat a basic shaver that does the shaving job efficiently. No fancy features just pure simplicity in delivering a smooth shaving finish. This is evident just by looking at the mirror after shaving. Once shaving has been done and when you touch your face, you can easily feel the smoothness on the surface of your face as a result of the shaver doing an efficient job.
As a basic shaver this is ideal for transition from manual shaver to electric shaver. Even though described as basic, the blade works well. Together with its self-sharpening blades and longer battery life the shave has a longer lasting shaver life. The SmartTouch technology and Reflex Action System on the other hand assures you that this is not as basic as what you think. The electric razor reviews has highlighted the efficiency, the technology integrated on this system and the reasonable price that comes with this shaver.
If you have the budget go for the No. 1 electric shaver, or to my No. 2 pick for best electric shaver the Panasonic ES8243A Arc IV Nano for the best bang for your buck. But still, having said those, the Philips Norelco 8240XL Speed XL Shaver is one of the best electric razors available in the market today and that is without a doubt. It even ranked #3 in amazon.com as best seller for the category rotary shavers presently at the time this review was being written.