Philips has produced various electric razors throughout the years but the best ones among them are the Norelco 9300 and the Norelco 9700. These two razors possess the most current and most advanced technology that Philips has come up with when it comes to electric razors. Therefore these rotary shaves are undeniably among the best ones you could buy in the market right now. So now we are faced with the dilemma of which razor is the better one between the two choices?
|Philips Norelco 9300|| - Delivers 50 minutes of shaving after a 1 hour charge|
- 5 minute quick charge for one full shave
|Philips Norelco 9700|| - Delivers 60 minutes of shaving after a 1 hour charge|
- 5 minute quick charge for one full shave
The Philips Norelco Series 9000
But before we put these two electric razors to battle in the arena, let us first take a look at the entirety of the Philips’ Norelco Series 9000 of razors. These razors are on the high end side so whether you choose one over the other, you won’t be disappointed.
Since both the Norelco 9300 and 9700 come from under the banner of the Norelco 9000 series, they have more similarities than differences. They both provide very clean shaves and both follow contour perfectly. Both of these products also have outstanding build quality. Plus, being under the same product line, both the Norelco 9300 and 9700 have the SmartClean system which allows the razor to clean, dry, lubricate and charge itself without the user’s help. It’s really pretty neat if you ask me.
Also, they both have click-on trimmers that could be attached to the shaver itself so you won’t have to lug around different equipment for grooming. Both also come with convenient and easy to carry travel cases so you won’t have to worry about all the parts getting misplaced and looking for them in your traveling bag.
Philips Norelco 9300
|Philips Norelco Series 9300|
The Philips Norelco 9300 is a wet and dry electric shaver that has track precision blades that moves in 8 directions. This enables the shaver to cut up to 20% more hair with just one passing. This shaver is customizable as you can choose between the three speed settings that come with it. It provides the user with a very ergonomic grip so you can shave comfortably.
The Norelco 9300 is very easy to use. After one hour of charging, you could use the shaver for up to 50 minutes without plugging it in. plus it comes with a 2 year full warranty so you won’t worry about replacing it too early.
Philips Norelco 9700
|Philips Norelco Series 9700|
Philips calls the Norelco 9700 “the ultimate shaving experience”, and for good reason too. It has a technology that enables the shaver to detect contour for a more seamless and comfortable shaving experience. The head also moves in 8 directions similar to the Norelco 9300. This gives the shaver the feature to follow contours of the face and neck.
And another thing that makes it such a great shaving tool is that it gets to the hair regardless of the length. Whether you are shaving a 2 week old beard or getting rid of a 2 day old mustache, it gets the job done, clean and precise. It also has the three speed setting the same as the 9300. One of its more superior advantages compared to the 9300 is that you could use it for 60 minute cordless shaving after just a charge of one hour.
Now that we have established the similarities between Philips’ top of the line Norelco 9300 and Norelco 9700, let us take a look at their difference.
Although the Philips Norelco 9300 and 9700 are very similar in many respects, their appearance do have a little bit off variation between them. For one, the colors on the shavers are quite different. For the 9300, the surrounding area is silvery while it is a slightly darker gray for the 9700.
And since these razors can very well be considered as smart razors, they of course have a display in which you can check out the battery remaining. Both of these displays are backlit but for the Norelco 9300 the battery remaining display has 5 bars or levels that gradually go out as the battery level diminishes. And for the 9700, it displays the exact percent of battery remaining.
As mentioned earlier, both the Norelco 9300 and Norelco 9700 have SmartClean features. The SmartClean features on both these devices are essentially the same except that the Norelco 9700 have a smart display that tells you where it is at with the cleaning process. But still this feature is not a deal breaker for the 9300.
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Which one should you choose? The Norelco 9300 or the Norelco 9700?
Now comes the part for the verdict. When you look at the specifications and features rationally, you would see that essentially, one isn’t superior to the other. They basically do the same thing. They shave the face and neck and other parts of the body cleanly. You can use both in the same comfortable and ergonomic manner since they have similar build and style. They both have the SmartClean feature which is pretty neat. Now if one had the SmartClean feature and the other didn’t, that would most definitely be a deal breaker for the other.
Differences between the Norelco 9300 and the Norelco 9700 are pretty minor to say the least. These minor differences could easily be overlooked as the advantages of the 9700 compared to that of the 9300 are not that big and we can most definitely live without them. These advantages include exact battery percentage, percentage during the SmartClean process and an extra 10 minutes for cordless use after charging each of them for an hour.
So which one really is the better choice? I’d say go for the one which suits you the best. If you are not particular with the additional bells and whistles of the other and are also on quite a tight budget then go ahead and choose the simpler one. But if budget allows and you want the additional luxury then you could go ahead and choose the more advanced model.