Philips HQ8270/17 Speed-XL Men's Electric Shaver

a Philips Men's Electric Shaver

Review by Shavers UK Expert Luke Gisby

Easy, close, comfortable & stylish. This is how I would describe this great value Philishave package. Philips Philishaves are the classic electric shaver and this one sticks with the traditional values, but also uses the latest technology to create a great shave.

I always like the ease of use of a Philips. You just 'plug and play' in terms of you turn the shaver on and move all over the face in any direction. With foil shavers you have to be a little more 'linear' in the shaving motions. With the Philips you can shave in any direction including a circular motion which is very effective at picking up the hairs which grow in any direction.

With the head unit on this HQ8270 it pivots back and forth which when linked with the reflex frame means the cutting heads can adjust superbly well to the contours of your face.

The cutting heads are top of the range and use the latest technology to provide a close comfortable shave. This may sound like a manufacturers promotion, but I personally feel it does exactly that - provides a close comfortable shave.

The cleaning system is a welcome improvement. The old cleaning system wasn't all that effective and when compared to Braun which have the best cleaning systems it struggled. However this new system is a vast improvement and cleans and lubricates the head unit very well.

If you are looking for a shaver which has top of the range performance and specification at a great value price then this is the shaver for you.

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Key features

  • New Speed-XL shaver range
  • <strong>New Speed-XL shaving heads for up to 50% more shaving surface</strong>
  • Super Lift & Cut, dual blades lift hair away fom the skin before being cut
  • Reflex Action adjusts to curves on your face for a smooth shaver
  • <strong>Jet Clean & Charge System, thoroughly washes, dries and charges your shaver with no mess or fuss!</strong>
  • 7 LED charge indicators
  • Lithium Ion battery gives 70 minutes shaving
  • 1 hour to full charge from automatic 110-240V (Worldwide use)
  • Pop-up precision trimmer for moustache and sideburns
  • Travel pouch & cleaning brush


The Speed-XL shaving heads with three tracks of this Philips electric shaver offer 50% more shaving surface for a fast and close shave.

Product features

  • SmartTouch Contour-following: for a fast and efficient shave - Constantly keeps the 3 shaving heads in close contact with your skin for a fast and efficient shave.
  • Precision Cutting System - The electric shaver has ultra-thin heads with slots to shave the long hairs and holes to shave even the shortest stubble.
  • Super Lift & Cut technology - The dual blade system of this electric shaver lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level.
  • Reflex Action system - Automatically adjusts to every curve of your face and neck.
  • Jet Clean system - Use the Jet Clean system to clean and lubricate the blades automatically. It also recharges the battery after every use.
  • FastRinse with anti-bacterial coating inside - Anti-bacterial coating inside the shaving unit ensures that the shaver is rinsed clean in seconds.


Philips HQ8270/17 Speed-XL Men's Electric Shaver Reviews

Excellent !

Submitted by K. Tomkins on 4 December 2009
5 out of 5

After several weeks of research, I decided to choose this shaver. For me, it gets 10 out of 10. It shaves for me at least as close as a razor, although it's true that might be down to the way my beard grows.

You just have to shave with a bit of pressure more or less in the opposite direction of the growth, and persist a bit, and I find it by far better than a razor, with less skin irritation, and therefore greater potential for repeated use.

It's also very nice to use, a good shape, and weight, and it has a pleasing sound. And I've just discovered you've stopped selling it. Shame!

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