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Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D (series 8000) Review

Is Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D (series 8000) the best shaver

We can say Philips Norelco sensotouch 3D is the best Philips norelco shaver. Even more advanced model series 9000 get released already, some people still prefer series 8000.

We can get the answer from amazon. shaver 8900(Model 1280X/42) sells more than $300(by 03/30/2016, price change often),while the more advanced model of norelco – shaver 9700(S9721/87) only sell $299.95(by 03/30/2016, price change often) .

We can’t say 8900 is better than 9700, but Sensotouch 3D is so classic that some customers still trust it(Same as Braun 790cc, the price doesn’t decrease also even Braun series 9 get released), even they have better choice.

We’ll give more details and the main differences between them. If you are looking for an excellent rotary electric shaver, there is no doubt you can choose between Philips Norelco series 8000/series 9000, if budget is enough,or your can consider norelco sensotouch 2d for light/medium beard.

Structure of Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D

plan for norelco sensotouch 3djet clean system plan

Product Features of Philips Norelco sensotouch 3D

• Sensotouch 3D now has three dynamic parts for shaving. Independently flex outward, pivot around, and tilt inward to follow the natural contours of your face. provide your the best shaving experience even for sensitive skin.which means the shaving experience is more and more clever, when shaving some hard to deal with areas like chin and neck and some problems areas, it will follow the contours and won’t bring skin skin irritation.
• UltraTrack heads cover 50% more skin surface with three shaving tracks that catch every hair. Remove more hair on every shaving. which means you now can save 1 minutes compared with Philips norelco 2D. And when it will bring you a more close shaving experience because it will comfortably shaving long hairs, flattened hairs, and short stubble.This razor gets the job done without leaving any stray hairs or stubble behind.
• Aquatec technology allows you to shave wet with gel or foam for extra skin protection or dry for convenience.  This is a big advantage compared with another good shaver braun series 7 790cc, because braun 790cc don’t support wet shaving with gels or lotions and you have to pay extra $100 to pick more advanced model 799CC.

philip norelco series 8900

• JetClean System thoroughly washes, lubricates, dries and charges to renew the shaver for a superior shave day after day. Can save time for cleaning  and keep your shaver in best situation whenever. Of course you can clean your electric shaver with running water, but we truly suggest you make full use this amazing feature, not just for saving your time on clean job, but also lack the chance to damage your shaver accessories. Even the best electric shaver need we use it in correct way to make it in perfect status anytime.
• The cord-free SensoTouch 3D charges in one hour and provides up to 50 minutes (or a maximum of 17 days) of shaving time. A display lets you know how much power remains in the lithium-ion battery and when you need to replace the blades.
• Skin friendly precision trimmer,Philips Norelco’s best shave yet, SensoTouch 3D gives you the ultimate shaving experience. The unique skin friendly precision trimmer system is built to avoid unneccessary skin contact. If you want to do a perfect moustache or sideburn trimming. the popup trimmer will be your best friend.

How do you feel when shaving with Norelco Sensotouch 3D?

This unit provides a smooth comfortable shave, with few passes required. It does not shave you smooth in one pass, I think that is fantasy land for electric shavers, but it does shave in fewer passes than any other model I have tried.

The final result of the shave is the best I have ever had with an electric razor, rivals the shave I get from the cartridge shavers (Mach4, Fusion, etc).

The head is very flexible with little pressure required to make it conform to your face, this allows it to reach all the tough spots relatively easily.

The shave head also has different types of openings, allowing it to cut different hair types properly, no more leaving the thick or thin hairs behind, this one gets them all.

Additionally, the unit is sealed so if you are inclined to do so (like me) it functions well with shave lotion or cream for an even more comfortable shave.

Norelco series 8000 vs series 9000  Review

FeaturesSeries 8000-shaver 8100Series 8000-shaver 8700Series 8000-shaver 8800Series 8000-shaver 8900Series 9000-shaver 9300Series 9000-shaver 9700
Imageshaver 8100shaver 8700shaver 8800shaver 8900shaver 9300shaver 9700
UltraTrack Shaving System
V-Track Precision Blades
GyroFlex 3D Contouring
Contour Detect Technology
AquaTec Wet & Dry Technology
Personal Comfort Settings
Minutes per 1 hour charge50 mins/17 days50 mins/17 days60 mins/20 days60 mins/20 days50 minutes 50 minutes
Cleaning SystemJetClean System(Three settings )JetClean System(One setting )SmartClean SystemSmartClean System
Full Numeric Display
Multi-level battery indicator Three-level Three-level Five-level Five-level LED - 5 BarsDigital display
Advanced UI with motion sensor

Shaver 8900 is the most advanced model in sensotouch 3D series. Shaver 9700 is the most advanced model in series 9000.

For series 8000, only 8700 and 8900 have jet clean system. others you have to clean by hand. And the jet clean system for shaver 8900 is better, it have 3 settings: eco, auto, and intensive. The ‘eco’ setting offers a shorter drying time (one hour versus two), which means a tiny savings of electricity. The ‘intensive’ setting lengthens the normal 4-6 minute cleaning cycle to a full 35 minutes.

Series 9000’s appearance display is better, shaver 9700 is the world’s only shaver which have digital display. The digital interface automatically lights up and showing: battery level, cleaning indicator, battery low indicator, replacement head indicator, and travel lock indicator

Shaver 8800 and 8900 has the best battery solution, it can last for 60 minutes for one full charge. Even series 9000 can only support 50 minutes for a full charge.

How to use Norelco jet clean system

1.Only use this razor, charging stand, Jet Clean System and HQ200 cleaning solution provided to charge or clean razor.
2.Other Philips Norelco razors DO NOT work with this Jet Clean System.
3.Empty the cleaning solution canister and thoroughly rinse the canister clean with warm water every 2 weeks.
4.The Jet Clean System thoroughly cleans but does not disinfect your razor, therefore, do not share razor with others.
5.The charging plug converts 100-240V AC to less than 24V DC.
6.Place the Jet Clean System on a flat, stable and fluid-resistant surface to avoid any leakage. Be careful not to tip or move the Jet Clean System if it is filled with the cleaning solution.
7.To avoid evaporation, do not expose cleaning solution to direct sunlight.
8. Remove the protective razor head cap from the razor before charging or cleaning the razor in the Jet Clean System.

Who is suitable for Philip Norelco Sensotouch 3D

  • The one who want to buy an advanced rotary shaver.
  • The one who has medium to thick beard.
  • The one who wants a quiet shaving experience.
  • The one who has a sensitive skin.
  • The one who want a smart jet clean system to save time and better healthy.
  • The one who need an upgrade from low level Norelco shavers

Who is not suitable for this shaver

  • Prefer a foil shaver for shaving.
  • With limited budget (why not try Norelco 2D?)
  • Want to get the most advanced model ( why not try Norelco shaver 9700?)

Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D

Philips Norelco Sensotouch 3D












            • - Very quite, world's one of the most quite shaver
            • - UltraTrack heads cover 50% more skin surface with three shaving tracks that catch every hair.
            • - With AquaTec technology enjoy a comfortable dry shave or a refreshing wet shave.
            • - Wet or dry electric shaver
            • - Pop-out trimmer for sideburns and moustache


            • - Price a little high for shaver 8900

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            1. This really answered my problem, thank you!

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