Philips Norelco 1250X is a very fast shaver. It provides close and comfortable shave, really powerful at cutting long hairs and stubbles. Makes no noise at all and an excellent choice.
If you prefer Rotary shaver over foil shavers, keep reading else have a look at Braun Electric shavers if you prefer foil shavers. We have already reviewed the SensoTouch 3D 1280X/42, that was one of the best Rotary electric shaver present in the market and now the 1250x/40 takes second place.
Philips Norelco 1250X/40 – Features Overview
This model is half in price from the Norelco 1280x/42. It is available in the market for an excellent price and have a lot of features similar to the 1280x/42. So let’s have a look into the features of this model.
|GyroFlex 3D Contouring||There are 3 independent parts in the head of the shaver, which can flex around the contours of your face and stick to your skin to provide the close and smooth shaving experience. That head can pivot in any direction to cover more and more hairs and stubbles. That amazing part makes it very easy to cover hard areas like neck and jaw line. That’s why Philips has named this model as “3D” because that head can move in 3 dimensional areas.|
That spins, tilt, move upward, downward and move all over face to clean each and every hair from your face. Well If you have a thick beard, it might not work pretty well for you. In that case I would recommend to have a look at Panasonic Electric shavers.
|Super Lift&Cut||I have tried a lot shavers till today and a lot shavers failed to make it easy for me to cut the hairs from my neck and chin. A lot of hairs grows in different directions over that area and I had to revise the shaving for 2 to 3 times from almost every shaver I tried so far. No doubt this is the most hardest part to shave while shaving, and that was the only reason I had to leave manual razors. I get cuts each time I shave that area with manual razors. This is the hardest part to cover while shaving. Even the best electric shavers failed to provide the best for such areas however the Lift&Cut feature of this shaver made it easy and comfortable to shave those areas.|
|Ultra-Track Shaving Head||That refers to the superior design of the shaver head. They have blades for normal hairs, trimmers for the hairs which grows in different directions, and there is a lot of stuff over the head of this shaver. It actually have 3 tracks which provide you 50% more close shaving.|
|Wet and Dry Shave||Lot of peoples do love to shave using Gel foam. And at the same time lot of people love dry shaving, so is there anything wrong when you get both features in the same shaver? In fact that is AMAZING! It’s waterproof, easy to clean and Wet&Dry Electric shaver.|
|Battery Life & Charging||The complete series 8000 comes with a Li-On battery which provides 50 minutes of shaving in a full charge. The shaver can only be charge through the dock and there is no way you can directly put the cord into the shaver. The disadvantage of that is you have to carry the dock with you on a long travel. Shaver takes up to 1 hour to get full charge and there is a 3 level batter indicator which allows user to keep notice on the remaining battery.|
Things that I don’t like in Philips 1250x/40
- The build quality of this shaver is no so good. It will definitely feel premium but the body is complete plastic and rubber. The finishing of this product is just eye catchy, however it is all plastic.
- The battery of this shaver is not replaceable at all. If the battery is dead after the warranty period, you will have only one thing left to do with it. Throw it in dustbin. Nothing else. According to the Philips, the shaver is designed to last 5 years, so not to worry that much but still it will be a drawback of this shaver.
- The replacement parts are very expensive out there in the market.
- The shaver is not directly chargeable with cord, the only way to charge it is using the charging dock. So that’s mean you will have to carry the dock on a long tour. So if you are looking for a shaver which can be charged directly through the cord, have a look at Braun Series 7.
Final thoughts – Who should buy this shaver?
SensoTouch 3D 1250x/40 is one of the best electric shaver from the Philips and will not disappoint you at all. The one and only main issue with this shaver is that the replacement parts are quite expensive out there in the market and that is really a mess. So If you are the guy, who wants to buy a high-end shaver but doesn’t want to spend more enough later, should have a look at Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc 4 or any shaver from Braun Best Shavers list.
If you are looking for a powerful, fast, close and comfortable electric shaver than you must have to go for this one if it fits in your budget. It is one of the best rotary shavers out there in the market. It is also great for shaving head and if you are looking for a shaver for your head, this one will do the best job.