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Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 Review

From my perspective, Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 is one of the best electric shavers in the $100 price range. Read our in-depth review to choose which is the best for you

Overview of Philips Norelco Shaver 6900

  • Customer rating: 4.6 out of 5 Stars (1,272 Ratings)

Our Rating:

  • Price: 4.5
  • Performance: 4.6
  • Ergonomic: 4.6
  • Battery Life: 4.6
  • Built Quality: 4.5
  • Easy to Clean: 4.5
  • Overall Rating: 4.6

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 Review

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900


  • 6-Hour high capacity battery
  • 29 attachments
  • 10-year warranty
  • Very quiet
  • Powerful motor
  • Waterproof
  • High-Quality material
  • Low thermal
  • No need for oil for the blades
  • Minimize skin irritation


  • The travel case is too small
  • No sideburns trimmer
  • No blade cover

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 is in the same category as its siblings model Philips Norelco Shaver 6800, but it is a bit more expensive. However, the design, motor performance, rotary blade mechanism, battery capacity is entirely similar.

However, Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 comes with a stand charger, adjustable beard trimmer and travel pouch. Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 features a precision trimmer which is very useful for detailing mustache and sideburns.

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 has around 1300 customer ratings on Amazon, and almost 1000 customers are satisfied and rated five-star for the shaver. Many reviews compliment the shaver to be excellent to give a clean and close shave, very minimal irritation and razor burn, and a great battery. The shaver also are 100% waterproof making it suitable for both wet and dry shave.

Click here to read our review on Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 and comparison between Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 and Braun Series 6 6090cc.

Difference between Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 (S6810/82) and 6800 (6880/81)

1. Stand Charger

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 comes with a compact stand charger. In comparison, the 6800 model does not come with a charging stand, just the charging cable with a wall socket. In addition, the charging stand is equipped with overcharging protection which prevents overheating and overcharging of the shaver. You can charge the Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 by connecting the adapter at the bottom of the shaver.

Some users reported that the charging stand could be tipped of easily as the charging stand is not that heavy to stabilize when the shave is connected. Some users prefer the charging stand as they can charge the shaver on the limited-area counter rather than leaving it lying on the counter and require a bigger space.

Both models only work when disconnected from the charger, so if you need to shave, always remember to disconnect the charger, or it will not turn on.

2. Adjustable Beard Trimmer

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 features an adjustable beard trimmer with length set at 1mm, 2 mm, 3mm, 4mm and 5 mm. From a beautiful stubble to a short, perfectly trimmed beard, there are five length choices you can choose from. On the other hand, Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 comes with a precision trimmer for mustache and sideburns.

3. Travel Pouch

Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 does not come with a travel pouch, while Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 comes with a small travel pouch. However, many users complain about how small the travel pouch is because it can only fit the shaver without any room for the charging stand or attachment.

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 Package

  1. Main shaver body
    1. ON/OFF button
    2. 3-level Battery Indicator
    3. Cleaning Required Indicator
    4. Low Battery Indicator
    5. Replace Shaver Head Indicator
    6. Travel Lock Button
    7. Unplug for use indicator
  2. Shaver Head
    1. 72 self-sharpening blades
    2. Skin guard mode to prevent accidental cuts on the skin
    3. Flexible shaver head to better shaving for hard-to-reach area
  3. Beard Trimmer Attachment
    1. 1 unit of clip-on beard trimmer for beard with five adjustable length
  4. Lithium-Ion Battery
    1. 1 hour for a fully charged battery
    2. One full charge can give you enough power for 50 minutes of shaving session
    3. It also comes with a 3-level battery indicator on the shaver body. When the battery is fully charged, all three LED lights will glow, and when it is almost empty, the indicator will flash orange.
    4. 5-minute fast charging on zero battery can give you one shaving session that lasts for 5 to 6 minutes.
  5. Charger
    1. It comes with a charging stand.
    2. You need to disconnect the shave from the charging stand if you want to use the shaver. The charger icon on the shaver will glow if the shaver is charging.

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 Display Indicator

1. Indicator for Charging

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900Each light will flash and then light up constantly as charging progress, indicating the battery’s charge level.    
Philips Norelco Shaver 6900All of the lights on the battery charge indicator turn white when the battery is ultimately charged.
When the battery is nearly drained, the LED battery indicator’s bottom light flashes orange. At this point, You have enough energy to shave once more.

2. Unplug to use the shaver

The shaver’s ‘remove for use’ sign flashes to remind you to unplug it from the power socket before using it.

3. Cleaning Indicator

For best results, clean the shaver after each use (see ‘Cleaning Instructions’ in the instructions manual). The cleaning reminder glows when you turn off the shaver, reminding you to clean it.

4. Safety Lock Button

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900You may lock the shaver when you put it in your luggage, and you’re leaving on a trip, so pressing the lock button will prevent it from unintentionally turning on.

5. Change the Shaver Head

Change the shaver head once every 10 to 12 months to get the best results. The shaver has a replacement reminder that illuminates when the shaving heads need to be replaced.   Reminder: After changing the shaving heads, press the on/off button for 7 to 9 seconds to reset the change shaver head reminder. The shaver is programmed to reset every nine shaving sessions if the reminder is not manually reset.

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 Functions and Features

1. Gentle and Smooth Shave

The shaver has 72 self-sharpening blades that can shave your face very smooth and minimize skin irritation. The leading cause for skin irritation and razor burn after using an electrical shave are the excessive pullings of facial hair by the shaver’s blade due to a dull blade or not enough rotational speed. When the facial hairs are being pulled instead of being cut, skin irritation will occur. Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 has received much feedbacks that it cuts very smooth and no skin irritation afterwards. Skin irritation can cause itchiness and redness around the face skin are. If you are looking for the best shaver for sensitive skin, please read or review on Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s.

2. 100% Waterproof

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 is 100% waterproof, so that you can use the shave for a dry shave or wet shave using shaver gel or foam. Being waterproof, you can easily clean the shaver by turning it on and put the blades under running warm water to eliminate all the hair in the clippings.

3. Flexible Shaver Head

The shaver head can be very flexible to cover every face area in 8 directions, especially the hard-to-reach hair below the jawline and neck area. Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 also comes with coating rings on every shaver head that help to glide smoothly while shaving. The shaver head must move uninterrupted on the skin for an even shave for dry and wet shaving also prevent skin irritation.

4. High-Performance Battery

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 features a Lithium-ion battery that is long-lasting and powerful to run the shaver. It requires 1 hour of charging to give you 50 minutes of shaving session. The average person spends around 3 minutes once a day for a clean shave, and for 50 minutes of battery capacity, you can use the shaver for at least 17 shaves. For one charge, you can expect the shaver to last about two weeks until you need to charge it back. One 5-minute charging on an empty battery can you one shaving session, and you need to remember, you can only turn this shaver on if it is disconnected from the charging stand.

5. Beard Trimmer Attachment

This shaver model comes with a beard trimmer with a comb to style and trim your beard at your desired length. The attachment comes with adjustable length settings that range from 1mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm and 5mm. To use the beard trimmer, you need to pop off the shaver head with the beard trimmer.

6. Warranty and Money Back Guarantee

This model and other series 6000 models, such as Philips Norelco Shaver 6800, come with a 2-year warranty and 45-day money-back guarantee. You can call 1-800-243-3060 for any assistance on warranty and money-back guarantee.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should the shaving heads be replaced?

You should replace the shaving heads after 12 months to make sure you get excellent shaving all the time.

Is it possible to charge this shaver without using the charging stand?

Yes, you can. The cable connects to the shaver’s handle at the bottom. After the initial charge, the shaver generally charges in approximately an hour.

Is there a beard trimmer included with this shaver?

There is a beard trimmer head that you may adjust the length. It’s a step forward from the previous, non-adjustable trimmer.

Is it possible to use this razor with the beard trimmer without the comb as a precision trimmer for short sideburns?

Yes, it works as a precision trimmer.

Does the Phillips Norelco shaver 6900 come with a nose hair trimmer attachment?

A nose trimmer attachment is not included with the Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 (S6810/82), but you can purchase a bundle of Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 and NoseTrimmer 3000 for an additional $26 from Amazon. Click here to check it out.

Where is this product presently made?

Phillips Norelco shaver 6900 is manufactured in Netherlands and Indonesia.

Is it compatible with 220 volts?

Yes, you may charge the Philips Norelco Shaver series 6000 S6810/82 using a 220-volt plug.

My Final Word

Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 generally is identical to Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 model with an additional charging stand, travel case and adjustable beard trimmer. The 6900 model is about $20 more compared to the 6800 model. However, both models come with the same features, technical specifications and 2-year warranty. If you prefer the charging stand, go for Philips Norelco Shaver 6900 and if you like the precision trimmer, go for Philips Norelco Shaver 6800 at a lower price.

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