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Philips Norelco 8900 Review

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PROS / This razor has both wet and dry use capabilities.

CONS / Shaving the chin area is difficult with this rotary shaver.

 VERDICT / The Philips Norelco 8900 provides a fairly smooth shave, though it takes a few passes over the same area.

The Philips Norelco 8900 electric razor for men is a rotary shaver that has both wet and dry capabilities. You can use it with shaving cream, in the shower, or even on dry facial hair. It has 60 minutes of cordless running time, which is longer than you get with most razors on our lineup.

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We found this electric razor to be a good option overall during our testing. It gave our testers a fairly smooth shave, but the heads got stuck on the skin once. It didn't irritate the face at all, but we did have to shave three or four times, and in a few cases more, over the same area in order to get a close shave. We also found that it was more difficult to shave the chin area and took a little more effort to get all the facial hair with this razor compared to most others.

  1. We also considered how easy the razor was to use and clean.
    Higher is Better
  2. 4 Philips Norelco 8900
  3. 95%
  4. 85%
  5. 85%
  6. Category Average

Cleaning this razor is very simple. We found it easy to clean by just rinsing it under tap water, but you can also place it in the included cleaning station after every use to let it do all the work for you.

You get all the standard features with this Philips rotary razor, including a battery indicator, a precision trimmer and a quick-charge option. The quick-charge option lets you get a single shave after charging it for just a few minutes. It also includes a charging dock, and the 60-minute cordless running time is one of the longest you can find.

This unit measures 6.2 inches in length and 1.2 inches in width and height, which is an average size for an electric razor for men. It weighs just over 1 pound, which is also normal. In our testing, we found that the razor feels normal and comfortable to hold and use, and the controls are easy to access with the hand that is holding it.

This Philips razor has the standard two-year warranty coverage. You can contact Philips for help and support by phone or the live chat on its website. You can also refer to a handful of FAQs about this razor on its website.


The Philips Norelco 8900 electric shaver for men provides a fairly smooth shave after a few passes over each area. It has many convenience features and an overall slick design.

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