Last Updated On December 27th, 2019
Designed to make styling, trimming and shaving your facial hair easier than ever, the Philips OneBlade range consists of a variety of models all based upon their revolutionary “OneBlade” Technology. Since styling your facial hair can be a very hit and miss procedure, it’s important to have the correct tools for the job. The OneBlade system conveniently and effectively uses just one blade to trim, edge and shave your hair for greater simplicity, ease of use and reduced costs. If you’re looking for a comprehensive Philips OneBlade review, you’re in the right place. In this article, we have taken a detailed look at two of the most popular OneBlade models: the OneBlade Standard and the OneBlade Pro – to help you determine which is best suited to your needs.
Philips OneBlade Review
Our Philips OneBlade review focuses upon the Philips OneBlade model number QP2530/30. This model has all of the standard OneBlade features including face contouring, OneBlade technology, dual protection and is suitable for both wet and dry use. It also features a long-lasting Li-Ion battery and a charging indicator with additional low and fully charged battery level indicators. This model, in particular, comes complete with four different hair combs and an extra replacement blade.
Our second model in this review is the Philips OneBlade Pro, model number QP6520/30. The Pro has all of the advantages and features of standard OneBlade models with some major enhancements. The most impressive is its fast charging, improved battery capacity. It also has a 14-length comb included as well as a charging station, full LCD display and a travel pouch.
Now that you know exactly which personal care products we have reviewed, let’s take a look at each of these OneBlade hybrid trimmer & shavers in more detail.
Philips OneBlade Standard
The Philips OneBlade hybrid trimmer & shaver has been designed to provide a shave that is both protective and efficient. Lightweight and compact, this Philips OneBlade trimmer is easy to manoeuvre and suitable for both dry and wet use. This makes it ideal for travelling and you can also save time and mess by using it in the shower. As it is water-resistant, it’s also extremely easy to clean after a dry shave too. Simply rinse under the tap and you’re good to go.
Who Is It For?
Philips OneBlade technology allows this shaver and trimmer to follow the contours of your face for added comfort and protection. It makes this trimmer ideal if you dislike using a traditional razor blade to tend to your facial hair or if you are looking for a quick, easy to use hair shaver for travelling or frequent use. The four hair combs that are included with the Philips OneBlade allow you to shave your stubble with precision to either one, two, three or five millimetres long – so you can create many looks with just a single tool. You can also get a close shave without using any of the hair combs. However, this shaver and trimmer is less suitable for very close shaving. That said, if you’re looking to trim your beard hair with a light shadow effect or 3-day stubble, then the Philips OneBlade will do an excellent job.
What’s in the Box?
One of the main advantages of the Philips OneBlade beard shaver is its Li-Ion battery which holds its charge over substantial amounts of time, making it a great choice for travelling as well as daily use. It can be used for 60 continuous minutes after a four-hour charge, so you won’t have to worry about it frequently running out of power. Unlike the more basic OneBlade models, this model has a low and full charge indicator, so you’ll know exactly when you need to put it on charge and when it is done charging. This saves you from any unwanted delays while getting ready for work or heading out for the evening. The only potential downside in this respect is its two-pin plug, so if you don’t have a shaver outlet, you will need to use an adaptor.
Coming complete with four click-on stubble blades and an extra replacement blade, plus charger, this model has everything you’ll need for up to eight months shaving. The OneBlade Standard blades have been designed to last for up to four months each, so this works out to be a very economical choice, too.
All in all, if you’re looking for an easy to use and effective hybrid trimmer & shaver then the OneBlade makes an excellent choice – just be careful when handling it or travelling, as the shave heads can be rather fragile and are easily broken.
Philips OneBlade Pro
The Philips OneBlade Pro is the most advanced trimmer and shaver in the OneBlade range. Thanks to its 14-length precision comb, you can easily select how long you desire your stubble to be from anywhere between 0.4 -10 millimetres long by simply turning the dial.
This makes it much easier than having to change heads multiple times, especially if you are looking for a stylish, graduated finish. It also is easier to store, as you’re less likely to misplace it when you have a variety of different individual stubble combs to keep track of. On the downside, this attachment is slightly large and chunky, meaning it can get in the way when you’re attempting a close trim. You may also find that when you’re trimming long hair, it does tend to clog rather easily and you will need to stop several times. However, as this model is also suitable for both wet and dry use, you can simply rinse out your OneBlade Pro under running water or even easier still, try shaving while you’re taking a shower.
Who Is It For?
With its full-LED digital display, the Philips OneBlade Pro is extremely simple to use, letting you know the exact battery percentage available at any single time. This enables you to plan when to charge it and makes it a great choice for travelling light, without having to carry a charger everywhere you go. The Li-Ion battery is not only extremely long-lasting, but it is also fast charging – able to run continuously for 90 minutes with just an hour’s charge. This is much quicker and more efficient than the OneBlade Standard. So, if you are fed up of being let down by your current trimmer or shaver power performance, then the Philips OneBlade Pro is definitely a great choice to go for.
What’s in the Box?
Like most trimmers and shavers, this model also features a two-pin plug. It is common for hotel rooms to have shaver plugs. But if you’re staying elsewhere, you may prefer an electric shaver with a more everyday compatible micro-USB charging option. However, if this is too much hassle, you can always purchase an adaptor for use with standard three-prong outlets. On the whole, in spite of these minor drawbacks, the Philips OneBlade Pro makes a fantastic choice. Opt for this if you’re looking for a reliable, high-quality trimmer and shaver that is portable, quick to charge and has excellent battery life while providing a safe and efficient shave or trim for all hair lengths and types.
Philips OneBlade Features & Benefits
Now that you’ve read our Philips OneBlade review and Philips OneBlade Pro review, here’s our guide to the features and benefits of the OneBlade and OneBlade Pro models.
1. OneBlade Technology
Whether you’re looking at the OneBlade or the OneBlade Pro, both models use Philips’ unique OneBlade technology. This consists of an extremely fast-moving cutter combined with a dual-protective razor system. Not only does this work extremely efficiently on long hairs, but it also does not shave too close to your skin, so that you won’t suffer from any skin irritation or cuts for a comfortable trim or shave.
2. Wet and Dry Use
Whether you like to shave in the shower or over the bathroom sink, or just about anywhere else, all OneBlade razor models are water-resistant and can be used for both wet and dry shaving. Rinse with foam or without and when you’re finished you can simply rinse out your OneBlade trimmer for hassle-free cleaning.
3. Long-Lasting Lithium-Ion Battery
Both the OneBlade and the OneBlade Pro use long-lasting Lithium-Ion batteries. This means that you’ll be able to use your electric shaver for months in between charges and your shaver will hold its charge for a considerable amount of time in between uses.
4. Charging Indicator
Both OneBlade razor models have a battery charging indicator. As simple as it sounds, this is an essential feature that is not always available on all trimmers and shavers. Letting you know at a glance that your shaver is actually charging, this invaluable feature will save you plenty of time and hassle, avoiding those irritating episodes when you realise that when you put your trimmer on charge it wasn’t actually correctly connected.
5. Fast Charging Li-Ion Battery
While the OneBlade charges up fully in four hours for 60 minutes continuous use, the OneBlade Pro charges up in just one hour, providing you with 90 minutes of continuous use. This makes it extremely fast and if you have a tendency to forget to charge up your electrical razor, you need not worry with a OneBlade Pro thanks to its extra fast charging time.
6. LCD Digital Display
Although not strictly necessary, the LCD digital display on the OneBlade Pro is a nice extra option to have. You can clearly see exactly how much charge is remaining thanks to the handy percentage shown on the display. So, if you are planning on some serious beard hair trimming, you can tell at a glance just how much power you have left and whether or not you should start right away or put it on charge first.
7. Contour Following
When you get a OneBlade hybrid trimmer and shaver, you’ll most likely be impressed by its contour following shave head. Designed especially to shave close to your facial contours, minimising the risks of irritation or cuts, without compromising on quality. The contour following shave head that is on OneBlade models makes them simple to use and ensures a uniform hair length all over.
8. Comb Length
When you opt for a OneBlade Pro trimmer, you will receive an adjustable length comb instead of various individual heads of different lengths. Use the dial to adjust to how long you desire it to be at anywhere between 0.4 – 10mm. Not only does this makes storage easy, you don’t have to keep an eye on or pack several different heads, it’s also extremely easy to use and makes graduated trims quick and easy to achieve.
9. Long-Lasting Blades
When you get a OneBlade trimmer, you can make the most of the long-lasting, durable blades. Designed to last up to four months long, you’ll have fewer replacements to make than with some other brands. So, if you tend to forget your shaving replacement blades, then a Philips OneBlade could make your life that little bit easier.
10. Charging Stand
A charging stand is included with your purchase of the OneBlade Pro. Convenient and stylish, it will keep your shaver upright and secure. It also makes charging even simpler and thanks to the OneBlade Pro’s stylish good looks, it will bring an element of futuristic modernity and style to any bathroom.
In this Philips OneBlade review, we see that the range has been carefully designed to provide you with an easy to use, convenient way to trim and shave your stubble with maximum protection and efficiency. If you’re finding it difficult to choose between the Philips OneBlade and the OneBlade Pro, then we would recommend you opt to get the OneBlade Pro.
The Pro comes with all of the features offered by standard OneBlade models. However, its extra fast charging time and superior battery performance were the deciding factors for us. Also, its single-dial adjustable stubble comb makes it simple to use without the risk of losing extra attachments and it can make light work of the trickiest of graduated trims.
Featuring stylish looks, travel pouch and charging stand, while the standard Philips OneBlade will provide you with an excellent trim, we think the Philips OneBlade Pro is just a cut above.