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Philips HQ 8240

Philips HQ 8240
alaAverage 4.2

101 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 reviews of Philips HQ 8240. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Shaving & Hair Removal for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price


On average, users rate this product 84/100.

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Consumer review (

Excellent Shaver


Quick and close shave with 1 hour recharge. Replaces a 10 year old Philips shaver - the right choice.

Aug, 2011

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Shaver challenge


Like all electric shavers it did what it said on the box apart from giving a good close shave.

Aug, 2011

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smooth as silk


I have been using electric shavers for a number of years now and have tried several different types and models my preference is for the rotary action as this method seems to capture most hairs which grow in different directions.. This is the 4th...

Jul, 2011

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Very satisfied


Moved up to this model from an older Philishave.

Jul, 2011

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Just what I wanted


I purchased the Philips 8200 because I needed a travel razor with good battery life. I have not been disappointed, it gives a good shave, and now nearly 2 weeks later is still running on the original charge.

Jul, 2011

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Brill shaver


I bought this for my husband as a gift and he states it gives him the best shave ever!! Comfortable to use and best shaver he has had!!! 100 % recommended ;o)

Mar, 2011

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OK but....


I have wet shaved for many years and decided to try electric dry shaving again for the first time since student days. The Philips is a well designed machine, easy to handle, easy to clean under the tap, is quiet and the battery charge lasts well....

Sep, 2010

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Good Shaver


Bought this to replace my old shaver I am very happy with it pity I bought it on the Monday and it went on sale for fathers day for less

Jun, 2010

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a very good buy


always used phillips shaver this one closest shave ever good buy ordered on the internet with argos no problems collected next day

Jan, 2010

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Phillips still the best


I have had Phillips rotary shavers for 20 years or more and will continue to do so. Excellent close shave, easy to use and good battery life. As close to faultless as is possible. Good improvement on previous model which I have used daily for 7years....

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications


Color of product:Grey
Detachable bracket: Yes
Electronic on/off switch: Yes
Hair collecting chamber: Yes
Individual floating heads: Yes
Washable:Y / Yes

Energy Management

Battery recharge time:1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:1
Power Source:Battery / Mains
Rechargeable: Yes
Shaving time:17 / 50
Silent power: Yes

Other Features

Anti-slip grip: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Corded use: Yes
Cordless Operation:50
Corrosion free heads: Yes
Lacquer finishing: Yes
Reflex action system: Yes
SmartTouch contour following: Yes
Soft travel pouch: Yes
Speed-XL shaving heads: Yes
Travel pouch: Yes
Washable with water: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wireless

Packaging Content

Cleaning brush: Yes
Manual: Yes
Pouch: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Protection cap: Yes
Protective caps: Yes


Number of shaver heads/blades:3
Pop-up trimmer: Yes
Precision cutting system: Yes
Precision trimmer: Yes
Shaver system:Rotation
Shaving head replacement(s):HQ9
Shaving head replacement(s) model:HQ9
Trimmer: Yes


Battery recharge time:1
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:1
Power Source:AC / Battery
Shaving time:17 / 50
Silent power:Y