Philips Norelco 1250X/42 is a first class electric razor

With its unique design and a jet clean system, this razor easily stands out in the razor market. Being a SensoTouch 3D model, Philips Norelco 1250X/42 will bring you the best of shaving in your own bathroom.

I could write an entire article praising the world-famous Philips Company and I wouldn’t actually fit the half of it. This Dutch company with more than hundred years of tradition and millions of faithful customers has produced a great number of excellent electrical razors. If I may add, Philips Norelco 1250X/42 is one of their finest works.

Battery and charging

Philips Norelco 1250X/42 is an electric razor with a cordless, travel-friendly design. The charging takes approximately an hour and produces about 50 minutes of shaving time. If you are in a hurry, a five-minute charge will produce about the same running time. The razor includes a display that shows just how much power is there left in the lithium-ion battery. Furthermore, the charger comes with an automatic function of recognizing and changing from 100V to 240V AC, giving it yet another bonus for travelling.


With the SensoTouch 3D technology you can be sure that Philips Norelco 1250X/42 will provide the closest shave you have ever felt. The GyroFlex system perfectly follows your facial contours. In other words it bends, arches and pivots so freely that it will follow your neck and chin with minimum pressure.


The UltraTrack shaving technology allows you to remove every hair almost effortlessly. The razor is designed to have three unique tracks for shaving: slots, channels and holes. Slots are for the long hairs, channels will easily shave even the longest while the holes deal with the shortest. The special Philips Super Lift&Cut dual blade system enables you to cut hairs even below the skin.

Wet or dry

AquaTec seal has been installed on the razor to give you the choice of shaving on your terms. This means that you can either enjoy a dry shave or you can use a shaving cream or gel.


The Philips Company have even put considerable effort in the design of the handle. Slender design with a non-slip pattern, Philips Norelco 1250X/42 offers superb control and handling. The razor also has a very useful trimmer which you can use when precisely dealing with your mustache or sideburns.
Pros and Cons


  • 3D technology lets you get to every part of your face with ease
  • Cordless model with great travel features
  • Works just as well if you opt for shaving with or without cream
  • Outstanding handling and precision


  • Jet cleaning instead of an old-fashioned cartridge can be nuisance if you are not used to it
  • Has some trouble shaving very long hair

The Verdict

It certainly won’t be an overstatement if I write that Philips Norelco 1250X/42 is the best electric shaver currently. It works just as superbly for your everyday work shave as it does if you prefer having a stylized beard that needs trimming.

Philips Norelco 1250X/42 should be, without a doubt, the “weapon of choice” when it comes to shaving for every man out here. This review gives Philips Norelco 1250X/42 the highest grades in all aspects and a warm recommendation for your next purchase.

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