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Philips HQ 200

alaTest has collected and analyzed 613 reviews of Philips HQ 200. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Shaving & Hair Removal for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. Some have doubts about the size and reliability, and there are some mixed opinions about the price.

usability, design

reliability, size

On average, users rate this product 70/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 407 user reviews of Philips HQ 200 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Shaving & Hair Removal on People are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated. The size and reliability get less positive opinions. There are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, design

reliability, size

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Philips Norelco arcitec 1050 Men's Shaver

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: donw (

Don't waste your money


My son bought one the same time I did and his experience is the same.


Don't waste your money. The Norelco Arcitec series is worthless. Take your time and read the negative feedback posted on other sites ; I got one good shave, then it picked and pulled my hair. My face was so raw after four days, I had to stop using it....

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: MIkie (

PHILLIPS 10d50x razor


bought from newegg, and service was as always great

great razor, out shaves all the older models frm Phillips

none, if you shave with and electric Razor, you will love this one

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Hamish (

meets all my needs


I have always used blades. Electric shavers have never been good enough. So far this shaver gives me a shave that is as good as blades, as close as blades and gets into all the tough spots to shave

Easy To Use","Effective

Freezes Up

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Clean Cut (

You have to work at it!


Not difficult to get a shave that looks clean, but one that feels clean and smooth takes time and effort.

Easy to Use","Quick Charging Time","Quiet

No Cons

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Chico (

Quality shaver...worth the noise!


Quality razor, provides clean, close shave. Only drawbacks are that it has a very small trimmer for sideburns, and that the razor is a bit noisy. I\'ve come from the last generation Norelco, and this is definitely a step up. Just got it, and haven\'t...

Close Shave","Easy to Use","No Irritation","Quick Charging Time","Requires Few Strokes


Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: dolphinboy (

Good, but not perfect


I had used Norelco razors for many years, and my last one had kept going for about seven or eight years. It was losing its ability to give a close shave, and probably needed new blades, and possibly new heads. I faced the dilemma many people face when ...

Shaves well, looks cool, very quiet, holds charge well

Badly placed trimmer, cannot be used when plugged in

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: lsedels (

1050x - My Thoughts


I purchased a Norelco 1050x a few days ago on sale at Target for $139.99. Last two razors were Norelco eletrics, last one being a Spectra. I have a very very rough beard and have used it 3 times ... and I cannot for the life of me figure out why all...

Nice design

Questionable value based on cost

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: DEK H (




Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: mrs h (

philips jet cleaner


This helps keep the Razor clean & fresh

May, 2010

Consumer review by: ozzie (

excellent product when available


This product keeps shaver clean and free from odours.

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

Offering a 360 degree swiveling shaving head and a state-of-the art sleek design, arcitec is the most advanced Philips Norelco shaver yet. Compared to other Philips Norelco shavers, arcitec offers new flex & pivot technology, a more aerodynamic design, and an advanced tube trimmer. The unique flex & pivot technology delivers an exceptionally close shave. Three individually flexing shaving heads are connected by a ball joint system making them swivel, rotate, and pivot with a full range of motion. The maneuverability allows arcitec to adjust to the contours of your face ensuring optimum skin contact and a closer shave -- even on the neck. The new arcitec Shaver is designed to push the boundaries of shaving and to conquer those hard to shave areas. The arcitec 1050 comes encased in a premium black lacquered shell. Drawing inspiration from high fashion, the razor is loaded with black chrome and metal accents. A true state-of-the-art look. Cutting edge innovation doesn't stop with the shaver. Now you can recharge your shaver while you store it, with the Power Pod travel case that plugs into the wall and protects your investment. While at home, you can recharge your shaver in its sleek stand and show off this modern addition to your bathroom shelf. For those sideburns, goatees and moustaches, the new patented precision tube trimmer cuts hairs closer to the skin. This improved performance is due to the tube cutting system moving back and forth capturing every hair. All of these improvements and new introductions make it possible for you to conquer your neck to look and feel your best! Chart your course with the new Philips Norelco arcitec and be confident you're getting a perfectly close shave -- even on the neck.