Who doesn’t like to be well groomed? Shavers and beard Trimmers are the new must have gadgets for Men. Everyone wants their beard to look perfect. Choosing the Best Beard Trimmer for Men is not an easy task, specially when we have so many choices out there. We have picked the top 5 trimmers for you which are under Rs. 2000.
But before looking at the list, let’s check out what one should look for, while buying the trimmer.
Corded or Cordless
The trimmer can either be corded or cordless. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages. We personally think that cordless trimmer has an edge over corded one.
Will Cordless, you have the freedom to trim your beard anywhere. With corded trimmer, you are somewhat chained to place to trim your hair. Sometimes you do not have a power plug in your washroom. At other times the cord is not long enough to reach the right place where you would stand in front of a mirror and trim your beard.
But corded as it own bug advantage. If you are in a hurry and realize that the battery of your cordless trimmer is drained out, then it would take some time to charge before you can use it. With Corded you just plug it and play with it. So it depends upon your personal preferences which one better suits your requirements.
Another important feature before buying a trimmer is the battery life (Well, if you have a cordless one).No one wants to charge their trimmer every time they think of trimming their beard.
Once fully charged the trimmer should last atleast 3-4 shaves. Average shaving time here being 15 mins. So ideally a good trimmer should last for 45 odd minutes, if not more.
Not only a good battery life is important but a good trimmer should have a quick charging time as well. We would recommend a trimmer with a charging time of less than 4 hours.
There are some trimmers out in the market that takes ages to get fully charged. There is no point of buying a cordless trimmer it takes 8 – 10 hours to fully charge.
Once you buy a trimmer, you are not going to change the blades manually like in traditional razors. Blade is like an heart of trimmer. That’s the thing which will give you the results you are looking for. For a good and close shaving or trimming experience, that blades should be of high quality. Self sharpening stainless steel blades or titanium blades are good for comfortable and easy shave.
One should also give some importance to design and shape of the trimmer. It should be ergonomically designed to give you the desired look. It should easily trim the hair on the facial contours.
A light weight trimmer with a good grip will give you better results. It should be skin friendly with rounded tips for easy shave.
One should look for all the features in a trimmer like what are the shave setting for hair? How easy is it to clean the trimmer? Is it water proof?
Having a waterproof trimmer, makes it easier to clean. You just need to keep the trimmer under running water and that’s it. Some trimmer have a adjustable lock-in setting for different lengths.
Price And Warranty
Having all the features in the world is good to have but it cost you a lot on your pocket. One should choose a trimmer that have the best value for money in terms of important features that one is looking for.
Warranty is another aspect that helps you replace the faulty product or a damaged one. Atleast 1 year warranty is ideal to have.
Let’s look at the list of Best 4 Trimmers for Men in India (2018) :
1) Philips QT4011/15 Trimmer for Men (India 2018)
No doubt Philips has dominated the beard trimmers market in India. They provide the best trimmers in a budget price. Definitely there are better beard trimmers than Philips, like that of Braun but those are expensive ones. If you are looking for a best trimmer in Rs 2000 or Rs 2500 range, then Philips QT4011/15 is the best one in India as of 2018.
Why it is the best one?
Well, with it’s self sharpening titanium blades, it gives a smooth shaving experience. Most of the budget shavers and trimmers have the stainless steel blades but Philips QT4011/15 has superior quality Titanium blades whose sharpness lasts really long. The blades are sharp and cuts the beard hair neatly and effortlessly. There is absolutely no irritation or redness after you shave with this trimmer.
With an option of 20 different length settings, it can give you shave as close as 0.5 mm. The adjustable wheel allows you to lock in the desired length at which you can trim you facial hair. You can even remove the detachable comb on the trimmer and use the trimmer directly for zero trim.
It is light weight and the ergonomic design gives you a perfect grip while shaving. Most of the trimmers do not have a battery life indicator in this price range. Philips QT4011/15 has a 3 color battery life indicator – Green when fully charged, Orange when low and Blinking Green when charging.
The trimming head is detachable as well, making it super easy to clean. You can detach the blades and keep it under running water to clean it and put it back when dry.
The USP of Philips QT4011/15 is the super quick charging. While other trimmers take around 5- 10 hours to fully charge, this trimmers charges in just 1 hour. Once fully charged it lasts for 90 mins! Even if it is not charged, you can still plug it in and use it. So it can be used cordless and corded as well.
Under Rs 2500, Philips QT4011/15 is the best Trimmer in India as of 2018.
With 3 year guarantee, this trimmer is built to last and be you companion for long. And yes, it does come with a travelling which is quite useful while travelling.
2) Panasonic ER-GB 37 Trimmer for Men
The second best trimmer on our list is Panasonic ER-GB37. It can be used for both wet and dry shave. So if you are not used to dry shave and it causes irritation to your skin, then Panasonic ER-GB37 is one for you. With 19 dial adjustments you can adjust the length of your shave from 1 mm to 10 mm. So comparing to Philips QT4011/15, it does not have an option of lock-in setting of 0.5 mm. But yes, you can remove the comb for zero trim, so you always have an option of a close shave.
On the flip side, Panasonic ER-GB37 is waterproof, making is super easy to clean. Keep the trimmer under running water and clean it. The stainless steel blades are placed at an angle of 45 degrees for precise cutting. Blades are of good quality and sharp enough for thick and hard beard as well.
With 8 hrs of charging time, it lasts for 50 mins. The time it takes to charge is on a higher side, so better fully charge this device, before you are travelling. It can’t be used while charging, so if the battery is drained out, you need to charge atleast couple of hours before you can actually use this trimmer.
It is light weight and also have a good grip to hold. The ergonomic design help you easy groom and gives you a perfect shave.
3) Philips QT4005/15 Beard Trimmer for Men
QT4005/15 beard trimmer from Philips is the best trimmer at a low price. If you don’t want spend much on a trimmer and is OK with long charging time, then this would the best trimmer for your money spent.
It takes 10 hours to fully charge the trimmer but once it is charged you can use it for 45 mins, which easily lasts for 3-4 shaves. The self sharpening stainless steel blades gives you a smooth shaving experience shave after shave.
Cleaning is easy as well. Even though it is not fully water proof, still you can detach the head of the trimmer and keep it under running water. Dry it before you put it back on the trimmer, to avoid any issues with water in the trimmer.
The design if QT4005/15 is the identical to it’s other trimmers in QT4000 series. Ergonomic design and firm grip helps you shave hard to reach areas. It shaves perfectly fine on facial contours as well.
It does not have a battery life indicator but has a charging indicator. So you might need to keep a track of your usage and charge it at regular intervals to have hassle free shaving experience, specially if you are travelling.
With 0.5 mm to 10 mm lock in length option, you can adjust the dial to trim your facial hair to your desired length. Want a close shave? You can remove the comb to get the zero trim look.
4) Braun BT3020 Trimmer for Men
No doubt Braun is one big brand globally, know for it’s superb quality trimmers and shavers. Even though Braun trimmers are on the expensive side but this one from Braun is available under Rs 2000 on Amazon at an discounted price. So you might not want to miss this opportunity. Let’s look at the details of Braun BT3020.
With 20 length settings, this trimmer is all about precision. Whether you want to maintain your beard or trim contours and edges, this trimmer has covered it all. With adjustable dial which can be adjusted to 1 mm to 10 mm, the trimmer provides you the control and precision that you are looking for.
Fully waterproof,makes it easy to clean after your shaving or trimming. Keep the trimmer under running water and it is good to go. The high performance, self sharpening stainless steel blades gives you a smooth cut without pulling or tugging.
It has a charging indicator to ensure you do not run out of battery, specially while travelling. The charging time for this trimmer is again on a longer side. It takes 10 hours to fully charge the trimmer. Once fully charged it lasts for 40 mins, which is good for 3 shaves. This is one area which the trimmer could have been improved, both on the charging time and the battery life. But most of the trimmers in this price range gives a similar battery life.The good thing is that the trimmer can be used corded as well. So if you accidentally run out of charge, you can just plug in the trimmer and use it. That the beauty of the trimmers that are both cordless and corded.
So these are our best 4 picks for Beard Trimmers for Men in India under Rs 2000 – 25000. Let us know in the comment section below, which one are you going to buy.