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Philips Norelco Speed Electric Razor

88 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • 50% more shaving surface for a fast, close shave
  • Contour following system follows the contours of the face catching each hair with one stroke
  • Dual blade system lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level
  • Ultra thin heads with slots to cut long hairs and holes to shave the shortest stubble

Product Description

Product Description

The washable PHILIPS NORELCO speed-XL 8250 rechargeable shaver boasts cutting technology for a fast and close shave. Its three speed-xl shaving tracks provide optimum cutting performance for accurate results, while smart ouch contour-following technology delivers increased comfort. Its antibacterial coating makes cleaning easy. The rechargeable shaver comes with a lithium-ion battery that provides 50 minutes of power per charge for a convenient and comfortable shaving experience.

The washable Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver boasts cutting technology for a fast and close shave. Three Speed-XL shaving tracks offer a broad shaving surface for fast, accurate results, while SmartTouch technology hugs the curves of your face for increased comfort and efficiency. The shaver is equipped with a pop-up trimmer that helps you create and maintain your style with precision. An antibacterial coating underneath the blades makes cleaning easy. The Speed-XL comes with a lithium-ion battery that provides 50 minutes of power per charge, offering you a convenient and comfortable shaving experience.

Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver Feature
Super Lift & Cut Technology
Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver Feature
Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver Feature
Reflex Action System
Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver Feature
Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver Feature
Precision Cutting System
Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver Feature
Speed-XL Shaving Heads
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Norelco Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver
At a Glance:
  • Speed-XL shaving heads offer 50 percent more shaving surface than conventional rotary heads
  • SmartTouch contouring keeps blades close to your skin for a smooth shave
  • Spring-release pop-up trimmer to groom mustache, goatee, or sideburns
  • Rechargeable battery provides 50 minutes of operation
  • Antibacterial coating inside for safety and easy cleaning
  • For maximum performance, replace your shaving heads every year with HQ9 heads
  • Two-year warranty
Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver feature

The shaver comes with convenient accessories, including a travel case and cleaning brush. View larger.

Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver Product Shot

Three Speed-XL shaving tracks provide maximum cutting performance for accurate, smooth results. View larger.

Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8250 Rechargeable Shaver Product Shot

A spring-release pop-up trimmer helps you keep your mustache, goatee, and sideburns neatly groomed. View larger.

Three Speed-XL Heads Provide Smooth Shave

Philips Norelco's three Speed-XL shaving heads offer 50 percent more shaving surface than conventional rotary heads, and feature self-sharpening blades for a more efficient shave. Its precision cutting system catches every hair in just a few strokes with two specialized shaving tracks: slots for the long hairs and micro-holes for short stubble. The Super Lift-and-Cut dual blade system lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level, giving you an uncommonly smooth shave.

SmartTouch Technology for Comfort and Performance

Designed to expertly handle the contours of your face and neck, the Speed-XL utilizes SmartTouch contouring technology that keeps the three shaving blades in close contact with your skin. Similarly, a Reflex Action System automatically pivots each individual floating head to match every curve along your skin. The result is a close shave that minimizes both pressure and irritation.

Ergonomic Design for Comfortable Styling

Exceptionally easy to use, the Speed-XL has an ergonomic handle for optimum control. A convenient spring-release pop-up trimmer offers skin-friendly precision that's perfect for keeping your mustache, goatee, or sideburns neatly groomed.

Battery Provides up to 50 Minutes of Operation

With the Speed-XL, you'll enjoy the convenience of cordless operation at home or on the go. One hour of charging provides up to 50 minutes of shaving time (or a maximum of 17 days standby time). An LED power indicator and battery display let you know when charging is complete.

Antibacterial Coating for Easy Cleaning

The Speed-XL offers a FastRinse design for easy cleaning and a non-slip grip for safe handling. Simply press the release button to open the shaving unit and rinse in the sink. An antibacterial coating inside the unit ensures that the shaver is rinsed clean in seconds, saving time, eliminating messes, and keeping the Speed-XL in top condition. For added convenience, a cap helps protect the shaving heads during travel and a soft pouch makes for ideal storage.

The Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8250 comes with a two year warranty.

Easy to Maintain

To enjoy continued close shaving, replace the blades with HQ9 replacement heads every 12 months.

What's in the Box

Philips Norelco Speed-XL 8250 rechargeable shaver, charging adapter, pouch, protection cap, and cleaning brush.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1 x 1.9 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B002B4VBV0
  • UPC: 075020003928 688581002851 075020004123
  • Item model number: 8250Xl/18
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,242 in Beauty (See Top 100 in Beauty)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

56 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Thomas (Sherri's husband) on June 26, 2010
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I needed a new razor as the battery on the old razor finally gave up the ghost. After much research and reading many reviews, I chose this razor. I've had the razor for a bit over a month and have charged it twice.

It looks good on the bathroom counter while taking up little space standing in it's counter top holder, has a strong motor, no fancy whistles or bells and doesn't bog down when giving you a shave. I find that I have to pass it over my hard to shave facial areas several times more than I would expect but very comfortable and no razor burn. For me, a clean, satisfying shave which is what it's all about day-after-day, six/seven days a week. The razor holds a charge for over a week and makes for an excellent travel razor you can depend on.

Expensive? Maybe. But when you go into a drugstore to find an electric razor, junk stuff costs three-quarters of what this costs. So, for the price, considering the alternatives on today's drugstore shelves, money well spent. After over a month of using this tiger, I won't hesitate to give this razor a big thumbs up recommendation


Note: For continued close shaves, I recommend brush cleaning the blade set every week or two. Hair and debris builds up under the blades, raising the blades away from the skin in the process, preventing the closest possible shave. Yes, agreed, it's a pain to clean the blades but doing so, for me, immediately restores the close shave feeling I look for in an electric shave.

Update information. Recently (Mar 12) I used the razor on an eight day vacation and didn't need to charge the razor. I'm still using the original blade set and getting what I consider to be a close shave. And yes, FWIW, close at hand, I have a new set of blades and currently find no need to replace the original set of blades. :)

Hope the above helps.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Nanyak on June 24, 2010
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I had a Panasonic Foil Razor that would not charge so I decided that since I had an older Norelco Electric Razor I would search them out again for purchase. I researched both them and Remington Razors and always came back to Norelco.

I decided on the 8250 because it has a low charge indicator built in. I am sure the 8240 will work as well. The price was right on Amazon with free shipping so I got this one.

I give this unit 5-stars because it shaves me very close. It does not sound like the blades are spinning very quickly, but it works extremely well. Do I have the thickest beard in the world, no, but I do use this every weekend, and I use a regular blade razor throughout the week. Could I use this everyday? Absolutely.

If there is one thing I semi-dislike it is that the Razor has it's own stand but you cannot charge it in the stand. I sent a question to Norelco when I registered it and they responded that if the stand allowed re-charging it would diminish the battery in the long term due to being constantly charging. I can live with that. I clean the razor out every use by running water through the head areas and leave it open to dry for about an hour or so. Hopefully that will extend the life of the cutting heads.

Bottom line is this: If you have an average to above average beard (meaning not having a 5 o'clock shadow at noon already) then this is a great razor. If you get it with free shipping you'll be quite happy with it.
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Biermister on August 1, 2009
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I have owned Norelco shavers for years and this is THE BEST shaver I have EVER purchased!! It is QUIET!! It gives a FAST, SMOOTH, and COMFORTABLE shave. I have trouble with razor burn on my neck at times, but not yet with this unit. If your thinking about buying this item then STOP thinking, BUY!!!!
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By donald lavoie on December 3, 2011
I've have used 2 previous Norelco shavers over the past 20 years. I tried the new Braun shaver about 2 years ago but I didn't like it very much. It pulled my beard and the foil broke after only a short period of use. I replaced the foil and blades for 40.00 (what a rip off)but I kept switching between my old Norelco and the Braun model. This year I decided to treat myself to the newer Norelco 8250 XL. Its fantastic. Much better than my old Norelco and outclasses my newer Braun shaver.
However. before buying this Norelco, I decided to read some personal reviews. Most reviews were positive but there were a number of really bad ones. So I was skeptical. But I liked my old Norelco's and decided to give them another shot. I'm very glad I did.
Frankly, I cant understand the bad reviews. The only thing I can figure is that the people who complained did not follow the manufactures recommendations before shaving. When I was in a hurry, I often shaved without washing and cleaning my face and was not at all pleased with the results. Pulling my beard, scratchy feeling and some irritation. But every time I wash and clean my face, my shave is EXCELLENT. If you follow the recommendation of washing and cleaning your face you wont be disappointed. Kudo's to Philips.
While there are more expensive Norelco's on the market, you wont go wrong with this model. For the price, (I bought it at Macy's for $79.99 and got a 10% discount with a coupon my wife had recieved in the mail), it was a steal.
Do yourself a big favor and buy this model or a similar Norelco model and you wont regret it.
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