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Philips S9000 Prestige Review – SP9863/14


At last, it has arrived, the world’s very best rotary electric shaver.

Think we’re exaggerating?

Think again. Because in this Philips S9000 Prestige Review you’re going to be blown away by this technological marvel in men’s shaving, like we were. Stunning looks and outrageous performance, stacked to the nines with jaw-dropping features, and looks like something built by Nasa engineers.

Introducing… the new Philips S9000 Prestige SP9863/14 wet & dry men’s electric shaver.

Let’s cut right to the chase. The Philips Series 900 Prestige is serious business.

Do you need something this high-end just to get a decent shave at home? Not really.

Once you’ve tried it, will you ever want to shave without it? Absolutely not.

There’s a reason that this electric shaver is in a class of its own. In this review, let’s go over the unique features that it brings to the table, the benefits of using a high-end razor instead of a “normal” one, and who should think of buying one of these.

But first, here’s What Makes the Philips Series 9000 Prestige Special

For starters, it’s all about the blades. This razor uses NanoTech blades to help you get a closer shave. Most razors you’ll come across boast of a close-shave, but few of them can compare to this.

The precision engineering of a luxury item like this means they can get those blades as close to your face as possible without any risk of knicking or cutting yourself.

Philips Prestige Pros & Cons

  • Intimately close shaving experience that glides effortlessly across your face.
  • Qi Wireless charging, with pad included, so you don’t have to fuss around with cords.
  • Offers the option of a wet shave, or a dry shave. It comes with an attachable exfoliating brush for cleansing your face, and an excellent beard styler in case you don’t want a full shave.
  • It’s completely waterproof, and safe to bring in the shower with you.
  • The shaving experience adapts, on the fly, to your beard. There’s a sensor called BeardAdapt, and every single second it checks 15 times to ensure you’re getting the right shave. If you have a thicker patch of your beard, no worries. If you haven’t shaved in a week, it’ll adapt instantly.
  • The included accessories are high-quality, and don’t feel like cheap toss-ins by any stretch of the imagination.
  • Low noise output for such a powerful machine.

The only real downside is the price. Any other common complaints or issues you’d experience with other razors are basically eliminated once you get to this price point. It’s an amazing little machine, in case you can’t tell, but you’re going to have to pay for that excellence.

Here’s a closer, In-depth Look at the features that make this Philips S9000 Prestige electric razor stand out.

It Has NanoTech Precision Blades

If you’ve ever used a cheap electric razor, you know that the blades can be absolutely brutal as they ruthlessly tug at your hair, feeling like they’re ripping it out more than they’re actually cutting it.

The ultra-sharp NanoTech blades are able to get really, really close to your skin for an incredible shave, and without the slightest dip in power.

It Has Anti-Friction Comfort Rings

The area around the blades, often just a hard plastic or metal if you’re lucky in most cases, is made from a material that allows it to easily glide over your skin. It has a special coating and gives you a frictionless experience which is crucial for a great shave.

It Has a BeardAdapt Sensor

This sensor is insane. As previously mentioned, it checks your beard 15 times per second and adjusts itself accordingly. If you’ve got a week-long beard, that’s no problem for this electric razor.

You don’t need to buzz it first. The contour also adapts in 8 different directions to fit the unique angles of your face without missing a single hair.

It’s Charges, Wirelessly

Wireless charging is known to be a bit slower than when you plug it in, but with something like a razor that you use for a couple of minutes at a time, it’s really not a problem at all because the battery on this razor lasts an hour of usage. When it’s dead, it only takes 3 hours to get to a full charge. It comes with a Qi charging pad, but it’s also compatible with any wireless charging pad.

It’s Fully  Waterproof

Making it super easy to clean, just rinse it off and you’re all set. Or, if you like to shave while showering then there are no issues here.

What’s Included in the Box

Included in the box along with the Philips Series 9000 Prestige itself are the QI charging pad, a very nice carrying and storage pouch that holds everything and keeps it safe, the SmartClick facial cleansing brush, and the beard styling attachment.

What the industry pros are saying about the new Philips S9000 Prestige

If you’re unaware, Germany is kind of known for their razor blades, and so it’s no wonder that Philips sent these electric razors to 7 skilled barbers in Germany to evaluate on hundreds of different people. It was evaluated over 700 times, by those 7 barbers, on over 100 different people, each.

Based on these tests, they’re calling this the Philips razor that offers the closest shave and the most comfort. Those are big shoes to fill when we’re talking about Euromonitor’s #1 Personal Shaving brand and you’re up against shaving monsters brands like Braun.

Is the Philips S9000 Prestige Worth Buying?

To be very frank, if you’re thinking of saving up to buy the Philips Series 9000 Prestige razor, then it’s probably not the best option for you. You would likely be better suited with something in a lower price range, without needing all of the bells and whistles. Philips named this “prestige” because it’s a premium shaver, and that carries a premium price.

But if you’re after the very best shaver money can buy, and you can easily afford this, you’ll be very happy with your purchase.

If you just love the way expensive, high-quality products feel in your hand, that have that weight to them that lets you know you’re holding something special, and you want the best for your skin, this electric razor ticks all the boxes… and then some!