Philips Electric Shaver PQ202 Specifications
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Not convenient, not a smooth shave. Avoid.
By Veer Kotharion
It's not very easy to use and not very effective. It would have been much cheaper, much faster, and most importantly a much smoother shave, if I had used my twin-blade Gilette safety razor. Here's the lowdown:1. LONG HAIR (approx. 1cm): If you try using the shaver on a beard that's a few days old, you're in for a lot of pain. After all, this is a shaver, not a trimmer. You can feel the pinch on each hair follicle and it's practically impossible to use. I don't have a very high pain treshold. So if you do end up buying this shaver, I recommend: (a) get a clean shave or close trim first with a razor/trimmer before using this shaver (b) use it very regularly to keep your hair length down2. SHORT HAIR (stubble): After my first painful pinch on the long hair, I whipped out a trimmer on the lowest setting and got rid of most of my facial hair. Being that it was a trimmer, I could feel a nice even stubble across my face and throat. I then applied this Philips shaver, first in one direction (from sidelocks to chin). I could feel that it had left some smooth streaks across my cheek. (a) However, because of this, the smooth was now intermingled with the stubble, making it difficult to determine if I was going over the same place again and again or actually getting to new areas. Eventually though, with motions in all different directions (after SEVERAL minutes), I was able to get very smooth cheeks. (b) This is where the good part ends though. I had the same 'streaks' problem on my chin and throat. Basically, it it near impossible to get a smooth shave in bony areas.3. CLEANING: Considering that I was looking to switch to an electric shaver for convenience, this was the worst part. The shaver is easy to open and clean, but there are many fiddly parts and tiny hair particles get into ALL of them! So after shaving, you HAVE to clean it EVERY time. My safety razor would have been cleaned in under a minute. This Philips shaver will take a few nervous minutes to clean - you don't want to lose any parts! Also, the cleaning brush itself is so tiny! I can't figure why Philips can't make brushes the size of at least a touchscreen stylus if not a pen. It's just hollow plastic after all. The brush is smaller than my little finger and not very good.4. SKIN REACTION: Since this is only a dry shaver and you can't use foam, cream or water, the entire experience FEELS like you're shaving a dry face with a razor -- and I don't like that feeling. Maybe I'll get used to it, maybe I won't. Also, I did develop some blisters, but they abated within a couple of hours.5. EDGES: Forget it. This shaver doesn't do edges. Since it has no built-in trimmer, you'll need a separate blade if you want clean lines around your sideburns or moustache.Overall, shaving with a twin-blade razor would have taken me under 10 minutes from foaming to clean-up, and I would have been guaranteed a perfectly smooth shave. With this I spent around 20 minutes (not counting the initial trimming) and I still didn't get a smooth shave everywhere.
The shaver left a few micro cuts when I used it for the first time. But, second usage on wards, it was a charm.It is highly portable and instead of having to carry the entire shaving kit with me, this machine alone is enough to keep me clean shaven.I have been using it for the last 1 year and it has been working like a charm. An excellent product to invest in.
Good value for the money
Though the removal of beard not as close as conventional razor, this is very much comfortable. Especially while on tour. No hassle of shaving creams, shaving gels etc.as we can use it directly on dry beard. Only thing is it irritates the skin and skin becomes reddish some times. But no issues. This is a good product from Philips and definitely it is value for the money paid. I recommend this product to buy.
Packaging is awesome which can accommodate 20 more product in the same package, to which they added airbags to cushion this single product. This 5 star rating is only for packaging.Product works well but also getting allergy( not really a skin decease but the blade when it cuts the hair also cuts the skin by this way I am getting allergy kind of impression on the skin like same as your skin suffer after a mosquito byte ) after shaving is done. Not recommended for soft skin.and also blades heats up soon feels like skin sticking to blades.
Good product, I would like to thanks to amazon ...
Good product, I would like to thanks to amazon for this product as well your website provides sufficient satisfactory productin comparision to other website.Thanks a lot.SANTOSH KUMAR SHARMA, BEAWAR, RAJASTHAN.
By Ashis Singhon
Excellent product....please try it.
By Manoj Son
Thank u flipcart
By Gourab Kumaron
Being on the lower price range I was a bit skeptical to buy this one; but voila it has surpassed all my expectation.
The shave was smooth, easy and absolutely painless. I shaved on a 4 day old beard. I read lots of reviews here, mentioning that the shaving with this gadget is a bit painful, but trust me I felt nothing. I performed a dry shave as recommended.
Cleaning is a bit cumbersome but not difficult. There is a brush included in the box and it works like charm.
Manual provided mentions that you need to change the blade every two years, which is as expected. Out here I am a bit annoyed, the blades used in this device or for the matter of fact most of the electric shavers are not available in India.
One major drawback is that this device does not contain batteries which can be recharged from the device itself. One has to use two AA batteries. One can always buy rechargeable AA battery, but that is a different story altogether. Now a days when all devices run on batteries which recharge through the device itself, this is step backwards.
Another thing which had me thinking is the internal parts which come up while cleaning. Most of them are of plastic material. I have a lingering question on its durability.
No questions on the service of Flipkart. Got the stuff in 3 days. Ordered on Sunday night got it on Wednesday afternoon.
@Flipkart: If possible can you please start keeping stock of the blades for these kind of devices.
Not Good Saver
By NITIN SHARMAon
this saver is only for those guys who do daily shaving. In 2-3 days shave this shave is worthless.
If you are going to buy this product. Please buy a trimmer first. then only can anyone use this shaver .
about philips pq202
it scretchs my skin .after using this i have pimples on my face and it is so noisy now , can i change this product now.
Amazing product. A must have for every man
By Abhas Tripathion
This is an amazing product from Philips. Light-weight, genuinely priced, aesthetic design which gives a slick shave, are the real pluses. The minuses are - slight heating after 15-20 mins of continuous use and a little cumbersome cleaning process. Nonetheless, its a great product at that price range, and a must have for every man who is switching from the wet to the dry mode of shaving.
For all those people, who are worried or have written about the hair pulling and bleeding aspect, please note that never, EVER use it on wet hair. Also, this is a shaver, and not a razor, that it can be used on any type of beard. More than 2 days old beard, and you guarantee yourself a painful experience. This is something for the daily users.
By Krishanu Kalitaon
Nice product..i will recommend it. I used it with 3 day long hair and it was good..a clean save........................
Flipkart delivered it to me in time. Thanks for it...........................................