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Philips Norelco 8240XL

Philips Norelco 8240XL
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4 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Philips Norelco 8240XL. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Shaving & Hair Removal for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design also gets good reviews, but reviews are divided on the price.

usability, design, size

On average, users rate this product 60/100.

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Best rotary electric shaver


The Philips Norelco 8240XL is a simple rotary shaver without many added bells and whistles, but its simple design and low price are what attracts many owners. A good number of users note that this model doesn't have a cleaning system, but it's not...

Inexpensive, quiet motor, easy to clean, close, quick shave, handles facial contours well

No battery indicator, no cleaning station, no wet shave

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (

Fast and Easy


I have been using the Philips 8240XL for about 6 months now and I am very pleased with it. It has saved me multiple times right before dates or other formal events. It provides a nice close shave that doesn't cut your skin. ...

Quiet, Sleek, Easy to Use

Dies without warning, expensive

Sep, 2011

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Good shaver, but not as good as should be


I bought this shaver to replace my 5-year-old Philips HQ7830. Yes, this 8240 is a pretty good shaver. Compared to other shavers I've had in the past (Remington, Panasonic, Braun), it gives a reasonably smooth shave and has a good trimmer. It is fairly ...

Good shave, good trimmer, good feel in hand, light weight

Should shave even better, battery dies without warning

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Color of product:Grey
Electronic on/off switch: Yes
Individual floating heads: Yes
Washable: Yes

Energy Management

Charging Time:1
Power Source:Battery
Rechargeable: Yes
Shaving time:17

Other Features

SmartTouch contour following:Y

Packaging Content

Cleaning brush: Yes
Protection cap: Yes


Contour following:SmartTouch
Number of shaver heads/blades:3
Precision cutting system: Yes
Precision trimmer: Yes
Shaver system:Rotation
Trimmer: Yes


Charging Time:1
Power Source:Battery
Shaving time:17