When it comes to buying a trimmer, one can easily get confused with so many brands & models available. Hence, to make things simple I have prepared a list of the best trimmers available in India.

While reviewing the trimmers I have considered the following factors

  • Battery performance-

The battery determines the charging time & Usage time of the trimmer. Also, trimmers with a good battery will last longer than ordinary trimmers.

  • Blades quality –

The blades quality will determine the smoothness of trimming you get, as well as the life of the trimmer. Opt for Titanium coated or stainless steel blades. Self-sharpening blades are also available that lasts much longer.

  • Design & grip –

Better grips prevent trimmers from slipping from hand. Go for lightweight & ergonomic design which gives a comfortable & perfect grip.

  • Number of lock-in stages :

The number of lock-in stages or levels helps to give desired hair length while trimming. You can get a clean shave, stubble looks, or light bearded look with precise lock-in stages.

  • Corded or cordless use.

If your trimmer is not charged than Corded+Cordless trimmer will enable you to trim with the charger on. Always opt for Corded+Cordless trimmers.

  • Waterproof or water resistant:

You often use the trimmer near the skin or in the bathroom. So a waterproof or water resistant trimmer is always a better choice. Also, some trimmers can be used for wet shave too.

#1. Philips Beard Trimmer Cordless and Corded for Men (Bestseller)

After thorough research, the Philips QT4011/15 tops our list as the best trimmer. It gives long lasting performance due to Durapower technology battery. With just 1 hour of charging, you get up to 90 minutes of cordless power. And even if the battery is down, you can connect the power cord and use it.

The self-sharpening titanium blades are of really good quality, and the 27 lock-in length setting gives you desired hair length. Plus the rounded tips and combs are easy on the skin to prevent any kind of irritation.

The ergonomic design makes it easy to handle and the detachable head is easy to clean. The trimmer comes with a travel pouch that makes it handy to carry along.

 Specifications:

  • Battery: 1 AA Durapower technology batteries
  • Charging/usage time: 1 hour / 90mins
  • Blades: Self-Sharpening titanium blades.
  • Number of lock-in stages: 27 stages
  • Guaranty: 3 years (2 years worldwide guarantee +additional 1 year on registering with Philips).

Pros:

  • Powerful 1 AA Durapower technology batteries.
  • Ergonomic design
  • Can also be used while charging.
  • Fast charging (1 hour of charging gives 90 mins of usage)
  • Self-sharpening titanium blades.
  • 27 lock-in stages.
  • Battery Indicator
  • 3 years guaranty.

Cons:

  • Slightly heavy due to powerful DuraPower battery (340 gms).
  • Water resistant but not waterproof (not recommended for wet use)

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#2. Philips Beard Trimmer Cordless for Men (Best Budget)

If you are looking for a budget-friendly and a good quality trimmer then Philips QT4001/15 is the best choice.

This trimmer comes with Durapower technology battery that gives you up to 45 mins of cordless usage after 10 hours of charging. This trimmer only works as the cordless, corded or wet use is not recommended.

The self-sharpening stainless steel blades have skin-friendly rounded tips that give your smooth trimming without any irritation. There are 10 lock-in stages for desired hair length.

The lightweight and ergonomic design make this trimmer very easy to handle. The detachable head is very easy to wash and clean. Philips also gives you 3 year worldwide guarantee.

Specifications:

  • Battery: Durapower Lithium Metal batteries
  • Charging/Usage time: 10 hour / 45 mins
  • Blades: Self-Sharpening stainless steel blades.
  • Number of lock-in stages: 10 stages
  • Guaranty: 3 years (2 years worldwide guarantee +additional 1 year on registering with Philips).

Pros:

  • Lightweight (240 gms)
  • Ergonomic design
  • Self-sharpening stainless steel blades.
  • 10 lock-in stages.
  • Charging indicator
  • 3 years guaranty.

Cons:

  • 10 hours of charging gives only 45 mins of cordless usage time
  • Can’t be used while charging.
  • Not waterproof (not recommended for wet use or in water)

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#3 Philips Vacuum Beard Trimmer Cordless and Corded for Men

The Philips BT7206/15 vacuum beard trimmer boasts the new vacuum integrated system. It gives an effortless trim and the vacuum sucks all the cut hairs leaving the hands and sink mess-free.

The long-lasting durapower technology batteries give up to 60 minutes of cordless use with just 1 hour of charging. And even if the batteries are not charged, you can use the trimmer with the charging on.

There are 20 lock-in stages which give desired hair length and the self-sharpening stainless steel blades have rounded tips which are skin friendly.

 Specifications:

  • Battery: Durapower technology batteries
  • Charging/usage time: 1 hour / 60 mins
  • Blades: Self-Sharpening stainless steel blades.
  • Number of lock-in stages: 20 stages
  • Guaranty: 3 years (2 years worldwide guarantee +additional 1 year on registering with Philips).

 Pros:

  • Vacuum integrated system give mess free trim
  • Power Durapower technology batteries.
  • Ergonomic design
  • Can be used while charging.
  • Fast charging (1 hour of charging gives 60 mins of usage)
  • Self-sharpening stainless steel blades.
  • 20 lock-in stages for desired hair length
  • Charging indicator
  • 3 years guaranty.

 Cons:

  • Slightly heavy. (381 gm)
  • Requires proper cleaning of the vacuum chamber.

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#4. Philips BT1212/15 Beard Trimmer

Philips BT1212/15 is unique because it has USB enabled charging. You can even charge it on your laptop, which makes it a perfect travel companion. It comes with a USB cable but the adaptor is not provided. But it’s not a problem as we all have android phone adaptors with us.

The Durapower batteries give 30 mins of charging time after 8 hours of charging.

The self-sharpening stainless steel blades come with smooth rounded tips that are skin friendly. The charging indicator lets you know that the trimmer is charging and the detachable head is easy to clean.

Specifications:

  • Battery: Durapower Lithium Metal batteries
  • Charging/usage time: 8 hour / 30 mins
  • Blades: Self-Sharpening stainless steel blades.
  • Number of combs: 3 combs
  • Guaranty: 3 years (2 years worldwide guarantee +additional 1 year on registering with Philips).

 Pros:

  • USB charging.
  • Self-sharpening blades.
  • Battery charging indicator.
  • 3 years guarantee

 Cons:

  • Doesn’t come with charging adaptor.
  • Only 30 min usage after 8 hours charging.
  • Can’t be used while charging.
  • Not waterproof.

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#5. Panasonic Men’s Beard and Hair Trimmer

This trimmer by Panasonic has Japanese technology stainless steel blades. You get up to 40 minutes of cordless usage after 12 hours of charging.

It’s rechargeable but you can also use the trimmer with the charging cord connected.

The 12 stage trimming mode gives you the desired length of hairs.

The only thing to consider before buying this trimmer is the heavy charger which is heavier than the trimmer itself. Also, it can be used only for dry use, wet usage is not recommended.

Specifications:

  • Battery: Durapower technology batteries
  • Charging/usage time: 12 hour / 40 mins
  • Blades: Japanese technology stainless steel blades.
  • Number of lock-in stages: 12 stages
  • Guaranty: 3 years (2 years worldwide guarantee +additional 1 year on registering with Philips).

 Pros:

  • Durapower technology batteries.
  • Ergonomic design
  • Can be used while charging.
  • Japanese technology stainless steel blades.
  • 12 Stage trimming setting.
  • Charging indicator
  • 3 years guaranty.

 Cons:

  • Heavy charger.
  • Only 40 mins use after 12 hours of charging.
  • Not waterproof or water resistant.

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Conclusion

So after comparing all the trimmers with respect to the parameters I recommend Philips QT4011/15 Beard Trimmer as the best trimmer & Philips QT4001/15 Beard Trimmer as the most budget-friendly one. And in case you want something unique then you can also go with Philips BT7206/15 which has a special vacuum integrated system.