[2016-09-18] (Ⅲ) Philips Norelco Shaver Ease of Use Evaluation, and Evaluation Summary (Including: Ease of Cleaning, Battery Performance, Noise Generated in Use, and Final Evaluation Summary) - Philips Norelco Shaver Series 2000: Philips Norelco 6948xl Review

2016-09-18 16:57:55 Views: 1128 Reply: 0 
In two previous articles, Philips norelco shaver 6948xl was given a detailed description and evaluation, so I believe you may have known it somewhat. In this final article, we will show you the final 6948xl additional evaluation, including ease of use, the battery capacity, and noise level generated in use, etc. Then, we will conduct a final evaluation summary, and manage to make you understand this shaver more comprehensively.

Philips norelco shaver 6948xl Review Articles:

1. Static evaluation: "(I) Philips Norelco Shaver 6948xl - Static Detailed Description, Display and Explanation of Some Major Parts of the Product".

2. Applying real shaving for evaluation, and focusing on shaving effect and the use comfort: "(Ⅱ) Philips Norelco Shaver 6948xl - Real shaving Tests and Using Experience".

3. Product ease of use evaluation, and the evaluation summary, including: whether the shaver is easy to clean, noise during shaving, battery performance, and the experience summary regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the product, as well as its suitable crowd: "(Ⅲ) Philips Norelco Shaver 6948xl - Ease of Use Evaluation, and Evaluation Summary".

This article contains the following sections:
1. Ease of cleaning reviews
2. Battery capacity test
3. Operating noise value
4. Combined with the content in two previous written articles, giving this shaver a final evaluation summary

1. Ease of cleaning

Philips norelco shaver 6948xl body is not waterproof, so it cannot be washed by water. The stubble in shaver cutter head can only be cleaned with the supporting brush. There is a very clear mark in the back of the shaver, showing that the shaver body is not allowed to wash.

If you find the cutter head is very dirty, and it must be washed with water, then keep in mind that only when the water on the entire head has been evaporated completely, can you assemble the cutter head back.

2. Battery performance

Battery capacity determines the time of continuous operation. The greater the battery capacity is, the longer the continuous operation will be. According to information given by the Philips official, 6948xl shaver charging eight hours, can be used continuously for 35 minutes. Herein, we will not repeat the test. This time we want to take a more useful test, on the battery performance of this shaver, to see if it complies with our hectic pace of life?

As we may get busy with a lot of things, we often forget some little things in life, such as, forgetting to charge the shaver. This is what often happens. When you get up in the morning, an d are ready to shave but find that the shaver is power off. If it takes a long time to charge, that means you'll be late for work. What a terrible thing.

Our testing method is: Discharge the shaver by keeping it running, until the power is fully consumed and the motor cannot run any longer. Then charge the shaver for 10 minutes to see how long the shaver can be used.

This is the shaver that runs out of power. We can see that the switch has been pushed up, but the three head rotators cannot rotate any more, which indicates that power has been run out.

Next, I start recording charging time:

After 10 minutes charging, stop charging, unplug the charging cable, and immediately start the shaver. Check how long it can run.

The shaver runs for about five minutes, and I hear that the rotary sound of the motor becomes weaker and weaker. Then it stops.

Seen from the figure below, the three head rotators still rotate, but the motor rotation sound becomes increasingly weaker.

Soon, the motor stops rotating.

It shows that, if you have 10 minutes to charge the shaver, it can run about 4 to 5 minutes or so. I believe that during this time, you can almost have your beard shaved. Although it is not completely cleaned, it should have been much better than wearing a terrible beard to go to work.

3. Operating noise value

Why do we choose working noise value as one of the evaluation items?

When we use a shaver, it is relatively close to the ears, so if it is very noisy at work, we may feel very uncomfortable. Therefore, we think the noise level is also a factor associated with users’ comfort.

Well, begin to get data. Before starting the shaver, get the value of the ambient noise: 36.5 dB

Then, start the shaver, and put the tester on the side. This time the value of the noise is: 73dB

Reference: Noise level of less than 60 belongs to harmless area, 60-110 causes mild disturbance, more than 110 brings hearing damage. So the general noise level should be less than 60. In ordinary life, if the noise level is very high, but it is just heard for a very short time, it would not have a hearing impairment.

It seems the working noise value of Philips norelco shaver 6948xl is not high, and generally the continuous use time of a shaver will not be more than 5 minutes, so it is in the acceptable range.

4. Evaluation Summary

Having done so much evaluation, the final summary is coming.


The body shape is not very fashionable. Matched with black body, it is not fashionable enough, but it looks stable.

Shaving Performance:

It cannot shave beard quickly and completely in a relatively short period of time. You may need to take a few minutes, slowly and repeatedly move the shaver back and forth, in order to completely clean the beard. Eventually, this shaver indeed can shave the beard very cleanly (as seen from the image in the second article). And it is worth mentioning that this shaver has very good design in cutter head structure; the entire chin beard can be cleaned completely, which is very commendable. As chin beard is usually very difficult to clean due to the reason of angles, a lot of shavers and even some advanced shavers, cannot solve this problem; however, Philips norelco shaver 6948xl did it.


As regard to comfort, this shaver, compared with other shavers, has no advantage. In order to shave beard fully, it takes a few minutes. Hence, after a long time use, your face will feel a little hot, and the skin is a bit red. Users are advised to wash the face with cold water every 30 seconds or so, and then continue shaving. (Note: This shaver is not waterproof, so you must dry the face before shaving.)

What's more, the entire shaver has relatively light weight, so it is easy to hold on hand; the ergonomic design is well done, which makes you feel comfortable while holding it on hand, and it will not easily fall off.

Ease of use:

It requires 8 hours to be fully charged, and can only be used for about 35 minutes. The continuous running time is not long.

The body cannot be washed with water. The entire cutter head should be removed for washing separately, and the head can be assembled back only when it is dried. It is not very convenient.

The body exterior utilizes hard plastic material which is easy to slip. Remember not to place it on the plane with inclination.

Overall, Philips norelco shaver 6948xl is a product with both obvious advantages and disadvantages. In the shaving effect it does not lose to those advanced shavers, but in other aspects, it is very general, and even not very good in some points.

However, this shaver has cheap price, and is a highly cost-effective product. If you do not want to buy a very expensive shaver, you can consider buying this shaver.

Recommended user crowd:

People who plan to buy a cheap shaver and are shaving results-oriented, having fewer requirements on comfort

People who do not shave often

People who have a lot of chin beard

So far, it is all over for Philips norelco shaver 6948xl evaluation. We hope the information we provide can help you.

We will also, in the future, do some long-term tracking evaluation from time to time on this shaver, and try our best to share with you the most useful information. You are welcome to check back later for the latest tracking evaluation information.
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