Best Trimmers in India (August 2020)

by | Aug 21, 2020

Trimmers are extremely useful personal care products which help us to trim our hair on our own, without the need to go to a salon just for that.

Additionally, the COVID 19 pandemic has made it virtually impossible to go outside to a salon for styling/trimming.

In this article, we bring you the curated list of the ten best trimmers in India for your purchase convenience.

Without any further ado, let’s begin!

We already have categorically listed the best trimmers under Rs.1,000 and the best trimmers under Rs.2,000 here if you want a budget based list.

Best Trimmers In India

1. Mi XXQ01HMOverall Best Pick
2. Syska HT3333KRunner-Up Pick
3. Philips QP2525/10Trimmer and Shaver
4. Philips BRT382/15 Best Womens Trimmer
5. Philips Aquatouch S1070/04Best Wet and Dry Shaver
6. Philips BT1212/15No Frills Cordless Trimmer
7. Mi XXQ02HMBudget Cordless Trimmer
8. Syska HT 200UValue for Money Trimmer
9. Nova NG 1151Feature Rich Trimmer
10. Braun BT3020Honourable Mention

1. Mi XXQ01HM

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  Overall Best Pick
  • 90 minutes of battery life
  • 2 hours quick charge
  • LED battery indicator

Mi is now a household name in the Indian market, thanks to the widespread proliferation of budget Android smartphones and related accessories in the market.

The company has recently started to introduce products such as air purifiers and LED bulbs in the Indian market and the budget trimmer adds to that growing list.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi trimmer has an industrial design with minimal lines or curves on the chassis.

The chassis in itself seems to be a bit bulky but feels comfortable to hold in the hand. The slightly textured finish on the body aides in better grip in the palm.

The construction is from high quality and feels very durable and premium.

The Mi XXQ01HM trimmer comes with a 1-year warranty within which you can claim free repairs if something goes wrong with the product.

Trimmer features

The Mi XXQ01HM has 40 different length settings ranging from 0.5-20mm which no other trimmers in this price range offer.

The self-sharpening blades cut through the facial hairs effortlessly, thereby delivering a clean and precise trimming experience.

Battery Life

The Mi Mi XXQ01HM comes with four LED charge indicator which turns out to be quite accurate in displaying the battery left.

The battery inside this trimmer will last up to 90 minutes per charge. The battery inside supports fast charging and can be juiced up in just two hours.

It also supports both wired and wireless usage in case you want a quick trim and forgot to charge the trimmer beforehand.

Verdict

The Mi XXQ01HM is one of the best budget trimmers available in the Indian market which comes with wired as well as wireless usage options.

The 90 minutes battery and quick charging under two hours making it one of the best available for purchase at just Rs.1,399.

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Robust build quality

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Stainless steel blades

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40 step length adjustment

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A bit bulky

Specifications

Trim Length0.5-20mm
Time to Recharge2 Hours
Power Backup90 minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWired/Wireless
Warranty1 Year

2. Syska HT3333K

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Runner-Up Pick
  • 10-length settings
  • Fast charging support
  • Corded and cordless use

Syska HT3333K is a dual power mode trimmer featuring a multitude of blade sets of various shapes aimed for different functions.

This trimmer, ideal for men comes with a very enticing price tag that makes it an ideal choice for people looking to purchase a trimmer for the first time.

Design and build quality

The Syska HT3333K features an ergonomic design that is very comfortable to hold in your palms. The rounded contours offer excellent grip and make the actual use of this trimmer a delightful experience.

The single colour tone plastic finish is of great quality with no flexes or creeks anywhere to be seen on the chassis.

This budget trimmer has a front LED that shows the battery level and charging status. The battery indicator turns red when the juice becomes low, which will save you from an incomplete trimming session.

Trimmer features

This Syska trimmer uses high-quality stainless steel blades that cut through your facial hairs with minimal resistance. This skin-friendly blade has self-sharpening integrated to it with the help of a metal plate that constantly rubs against the blade, sharpening it in the process.

This trimmer blade has a trim tolerance of 0.5mm to 10mm with 10-stop lock adjustment for even and precise control over the beard and moustache shape.

The detachable head is washable and is very easy to clean. This trimmer from Syska comes with a variety of heads for different purposes such as nose trimming, body grooming etc.

Miscellaneous

With compliance to the International hygiene standards, this Syska trimmer is skin-friendly and won’t cause any allergic reactions by itself.

With easily cleanable heads, you can always keep the blades free from dirt and other residues as well.

Battery life

The Syska HT3333K features rapid charging which takes just 2 hours to fully charge the trimmer and it can last for about 50 minutes.

It can also be operated directly from AC power, which is a great boon for those who forget to charge the machine in advance.

Verdict

The Syska HT3333K is a steal deal for the price at which it retails in the market as of now. The ability to switch heads for different purposes makes it a versatile trimmer that can find many uses in a single, ergonomic form factor.

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Versatile trimming kit

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Full-fledged LED status indicator

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Self-sharpening blades

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Bulky design

 Specifications

Trim Length1 – 10mm
Time to Recharge2 Hours
Power Backup50 minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty2 Years

 

3. Philips QP2525/10

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Trimmer and Shaver
  • Up to 45 minutes of battery life
  • Interchangeable blade
  • 2 -year warranty

The Philips QP2525/10 is a hybrid trimmer and shaver priced affordably under Rs.2,000 which can be used for a multitude of uses ranging from trimming the moustache, styling the sideburns and for shaving the facial hairs.’

Design and Build quality

The Philips QP2525/10 chassis is made from high-quality plastic materials and has rubber inserts all around for perfect hand grip even when using the trimmer with wet hands.

This trimmer comes with an IPX7 rating, meaning you can either use this gadget for dry/wet shave and it can be even used in the shower with no issues whatsoever.

The unique one blade design comes with end cap protection for saving the skin from rashes that might occur during shaving.

The trimmer chassis is very lightweight and compact. The blade can adjust automatically according to the facial contours for a clean trimming/shaving experience.

Trimmer Features

As we said earlier, this is not just a trimmer, but a shaver as well.

It comes with three sets of trimming combs – 1mm, 3mm and 5mm which you can choose according to your trimming preference.

Being a wet/dry shaver, this trimmer can be used alongside with shaving cream.

The stainless steel blade is very sharp and offers a painless shaving experience.

Miscellaneous

Unlike other trimmers, the unique one blade has to be replaced once in every four months. You can purchase the blade online from Amazon.

The four-month statistic is based on the assumption that you will be using the shaver at least twice per week.

Battery Life

The Philips QP2525/10 lasts for about 45 minutes of usage after an 8-hour full charging session.

While this is the common standard among most of the trimmers around, we wish Philips had added support for fast charging.

Verdict

If you want an all-in-one trimmer and shaver under an affordable budget, the Philips QP2525/10 is possibly the best choice for you.

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Robust build quality

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Wet/dry shaver

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IPX7 waterproof

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No fast charging

Specifications

Trim Length1 -5mm
Time to Recharge8 Hours
Power Backup45 Minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty2 Years

4. Philips BRT382/15

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Best Womens Trimmer
  • Suited for women
  • Wet and dry trimmer
  • Skin-friendly blades

Philips is one of the front runners in the body grooming accessories market in India.

Mainly because of the product quality and affordable budget, Philips grooming products are much sought after by the customers.

The Philips BRT382/15 is one of its kind trimmers for women priced under Rs.2000.

Design and Build Quality

The Philips BRT382/15 features a distinctly feminine design. The use of pink and white dual colour scheme further accentuates this.

Made from high-quality hard plastics, this budget women’s trimmer feels extremely well built and durable.

The cordless design of this budget trimmer aids in better portability and can be carried in bags or backpacks quite easily.

Trimmer Features

The Philips BRT382/15 is a wet and dry trimmer. This means that it can be used on wet and dry skin alike.

This trimmer comes with rounded hair removal teeth blades that won’t cause any skin rashes or discomfort to the users.

With the four different length settings, this trimmer can carry out precise body hair cropping effortlessly.

Battery Life

The Philips BRT382/15 is powered by a single rechargeable AA battery. This budget trimmer lasts for about 30 minutes on a single charge.

Additionally, if you have spare AA batteries, you can use that with this trimmer in case of any emergency.

It takes about eight hours to completely charge the battery from zero to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

If you’re looking to purchase a budget women’s trimmer priced under Rs.2000, the Philips BRT382/15 is one of the best choices out there.

The precision trimming experience and the skin-friendly blades make this a really useful purchase.

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Lightweight and portable

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Ergonomic design

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Integrated comb attachment

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Limited trim length setting

Specifications

Trim Length0.5 – 10mm
Time to Recharge8 Hours
Power Backup30 Minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty2 Years

5. Philips Aquatouch S1070/04

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Best Wet and Dry Shaver
  • Flexible round blades
  • Decent battery life
  • 100% waterproof design

Philips Aquatouch S1070/04 is a wet and dry shaver with a retractable trimmer integrated into the chassis.

Apart from being predominantly a shaver, this product works perfectly for maintaining a moustache and trimming sideburns.

Design and build quality

The Philips Aquatouch S1070/04 has a modern design that may look odd at first, but very practical when it comes to usability.

The high-quality plastic frame is solid and feels durable in hand.

The only drawback with the design we felt is that the chassis felt a bit thick making it uncomfortable to hold for those who have small-sized palms.

The main shaver end has three rotating stainless steel blades and the pop-up trimmer is positioned in the side that can be folded safely when not in use.

This is a 100% waterproof shaver cum trimmer and can be cleaned or washed under running tap without any restrictions.

Shaver features

This grooming device from Philips has three independently rotating flex heads that adjust according to the curves on your face.

This ensures that the blades come in close contact with the face, thereby providing a clean shaving experience even in trickiest areas like neck and jawline.

The self-sharpening rounded blade system glides across the skin smoothly even after multiple shaves. The blades are made of high-quality stainless steel that retains the sharpness for the entire life cycle of the shaver.

These rotating heads can be removed and cleaned easily. This makes the shaver skin-friendly and very hygienic.

Since the battery compartment is water sealed from the inside, even cleaning the shaver under a running tap won’t damage it.

Miscellaneous

This shaver from Philips has a neat little trick enclosed within its chassis – a retractable trimmer. This trimmer can be used for shaping your moustache or trimming your sideburns. This may not be a full-fledged replacement for a regular trimmer, having this option doesn’t hurt.

Battery life

Since this shaver cum trimmer has multiple motors to run, it has to be charged for about 10 hours for complete juice up. The device lasts for about 45 minutes of shaving and trimming and averages about 5-10 shaves per charge.

Verdict

The Philips Aquatouch S1070/04 is an excellent shaver for an affordable price that doubles up as a trimmer.

The high-quality circular blades and waterproof design helps this device to provide a clean and hygienic grooming experience.

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Self-sharpening blades

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Retractable trimmer

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Easy to clean

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Uncomfortable to hold in small palms

Specifications

Trim Length0.5 – 10mm
Time to Recharge10 Hours
Power Backup45 minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeRotary
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty6 Months

6. Philips BT1212/15

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No Frills Cordless Trimmer
  • Comfortable grip
  • Built to last
  • 2-year warranty

Philips is a well-known brand in the country that has its products across a wide spectrum of uses.

The BT1212/15 home trimmer from Philips is a budget grooming device from the company targeting men.

Design and build quality

The Philips BT1212/15 is one of the most durable budget trimmers in the sub Rs.1,000 price segment that impressed us with its build quality.

The matte finish plastic used for the chassis is of very high quality and feels a lot tougher than its competitor models.

The button plate and front plate are textured and this serves not only in aesthetic functions but also provides grip for holding the device in hand for easy operation with a single hand.

The head of this trimmer is easily detachable and can be washed periodically to clean it from debris and dust that might settle between the teeth in the long run.

With 2-years of warranty, the trust level in the build quality of this trimmer is pretty great from Philips.

Trimmer features

The stainless steel blades used in this trimmer is of very high quality and cuts through the hairs with relative ease.

With the rounded edges on the detachable head, the blades and the hairs come in contact at a smooth angle that has minimal friction. This helps the trimmer to deliver a well-shaped beard and moustache cut.

The steel blades come in contact with each other, thanks to the tight tolerance that acts as a self-sharpening mechanism which will retain the sharpness of the blades over time.

This trimmer from Philips has an impressive trim length ranging from a minimum of 0.5mm to 18mm for a more polished appearance.

Miscellaneous

The Durapower technology from Philips optimizes the charging process and makes the inbuilt rechargeable battery lasts longer than other trimmers in the market.

The intuitive LED status indicator clearly indicates the charging status and turns green on attaining full charge. This helps you to avoid overcharging which is a significant waste of electricity.

Battery life

The Philips BT1212/15 supports USB charging and has a rechargeable AA-sized battery inside that will last for 30 minutes of continuous usage after an 8-hour charging session.

Ability to charge directly from any USB port, either from a laptop or even a powerbank is very useful, especially while travelling and when you are away from access to the power.

Verdict

If you’re in search of a long-lasting and value for money trimmer that offers a skin-friendly grooming performance, the Philips BT1212/15 trimmer is a good choice.

The solid build quality combined with 2 years of warranty makes this branded trimmer a compelling choice under Rs.1,000.

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Build quality

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USB charging

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Precision trimming experience

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Limited comb options

Specifications

Trim Length0.5 – 5mm
Time to Recharge8 Hours
Power Backup30 Minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
USPTitanium coated blades
Warranty2 Years

 

7. Mi XXQ02HM

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Budget Cordless Trimmer
  • Skin-friendly stainless steel blade
  • Up to 50 minutes of battery life
  • Fast charging support

The Mi XXQ02HM is one of the latest trimmers from Xiaomi to be available in the Indian market.

Priced just below Rs.1,000 this compact trimmer has a smaller size footprint than its elder sibling the XXQ01HM, which we have reviewed in the best trimmer under Rs.2,000 article.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi XXQ02HM is made from high-quality polycarbonate materials and has a uniform rounded rectangular design similar to that of the XXQ01HM.

The power button is a clickable switch unlike the movable trigger found on budget trimmers in this price segment.

Below the power button is the 3-LED battery indicators which will let you know the state of charge easily.

The rounded knob for adjusting the blade length is retained in this trimmer as well and it works very well for precise hair removal.

Trimmer features

The stainless steel blade on this trimmer has a trim length capability of 0.5-10mm with 20 different length adjustments.

The stainless steel blades are self-sharpening and deliver smooth and painless trimming experience.

The blade section is easily detachable for cleaning and washing under running water.

Miscellaneous

One important thing to note here is that the XXQ02HM is a cordless trimmer and doesn’t support wired mode operation as the XXQ01HM had.

Battery Life

This wireless budget trimmer from Xiaomi can be used up to 50 minutes of trimming on a single charge.

The charging process is done via the micro USB port on the trimmer, which can be plugged into a compatible USB A-type port.

This trimmer supports fast charging and juices up completely within 2 hours.

Verdict

The Mi XXQ02HM is perhaps the best wireless trimmer you can purchase under a budget of Rs.1,000.

With a long-lasting battery that supports fast charging and the overall robust build quality makes this trimmer a desirable choice in this price segment.

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Robust build quality

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Washable blade head

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3-LED battery indicator

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No wired operation

Specifications

Trim Length0.5-10mm
Time to Recharge2 Hours
Power Backup50 minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty1 Years

8. Syska HT 200U

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Value for Money Trimmer
  • Excellent build quality
  • Powerful motor
  • Five-step length adjustments

Syska is famous in the Indian market for its power banks and LED lamps. The HT200U budget trimmer is their latest offering in the grooming accessories market.

The Syska HT200U is a feature-rich trimmer for men that offers precision-tuned trimming experience for a clean and well-groomed appearance.

Design and Build Quality

The Syska HT200U is probably the best looking trimmer under a budget of Rs.1000.

The use of high-quality plastic makes this device lightweight and solid at the same time.

The ergonomic design of this trimmer makes it easy to be held in hand for a longer duration of time at a single stretch.

The power button is placed on the front side, facing the user, making it easy to operate.

Trimmer Features

The Syska HT200U features a high-quality stainless steel blade that does its job quite effortlessly.

With a trimming range of 0.5mm to 7mm with 5 different length adjustments, you’re bound to have a precise trim experience for your facial hair.
The high-quality motor inside vibrates the blades in a harmonic motion thereby making the trim appear smooth and contoured.

The blades of this trimmer are tested for skin irritation and allergies to provide a healthy and hygienic personal grooming experience.

Miscellaneous

Syska provides a generous 2-year warranty with this trimmer.

The inbuilt stubble comb is non-removable and stays in place with the trimmer all the time. This will deter the comb from getting misplaced or lost.

The full-fledged charging indicator gives information about the charging status, full charge indication and even the low battery levels.

The comb head is washable and is easy to clean after use. This ensures the trimmer remains hygienic after each use.

Battery life

The Syska HT200U is powered by a Ni-MH rechargeable battery which lasts for 40 minutes on a single full charge. It takes about 6 hours to completely charge the trimmer from zero.

Verdict

If you are looking for a well-built trimmer for long-term use, the Syska HT200U is a great choice under Rs.1000.

The two-year warranty that the company provides is the single most important USP of this product along with the powerful and durable motor inside.

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Detachable head

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Washable design

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Self-sharpening blades

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Noisy operation

 Specifications

Trim Length0.5 – 7mm
Time to Recharge6 Hours
Power Backup40 minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty2 Years

9. Nova NG 1151

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Feature Rich Trimmer
  • Complete grooming kit
  • Waterproof design
  • 1-year warranty

Nova NG 1151 is a budget trimmer designed for men that delivers an impressive performance which will help you save a lot of money in salon expenses.

This facial trimmer features an ultra-silent motor coupled with skin-friendly blades that reduce the risk of allergies when used with sensitive skin.

Design and build quality

The Nova NG 1151 facial trimmer has an industrial design with sharp curves and distinct lines that gives it a premium feel.

The build quality is up to the mark with decent heft despite the extensive use of plastics. The ergonomic design fits into the contours of the palm comfortably.

The power button and the adjustable trimming range button is placed ideally in a position where your thumb finger easily reaches.

Dual LED indicators to mark the battery status and charging status separately, which keep away the confusion that might arise from a single LED indicator.

Trimmer features

This trimmer features a powerful and energy-efficient motor inside to provide you with the best possible grooming experience.

The titanium coated stainless steel blades are sharp and cut the hairs without any hiccups, offering a pleasant and well-groomed experience.

With a trim length tolerance of 0.5mm up to 10mm, you can get the exact appearance with the 9-stage length adjustment this trimmer provides.

The clever design of the blades on this trimmer skillfully lifts the facial hair before the blades come in contact. This delivers a clean and contoured beard, enriching your style and appearance.

Miscellaneous

The Nova NG 1151 comes loaded with accessories in the box making it a value for money product. Apart from the main blade set, there are four different heads for nose hair trimming, eyebrow trimming and even a hair clipper, turning this device into a full-blown complete grooming kit. The detachable head and blades can be easily washed and cleaned.

Charging and battery backup

The Nova NG 1151 comes with a charging dock that can be plugged into a power source for charging. This dock helps in keeping the trimmer in place along with all other accessories that come with it.

With 8 hours of charge, the battery inside lasts for about 45 minutes of operating time, which is standard for a trimmer of this size.

Verdict

The Nova NG 1151 is an excellent facial trimmer for men priced under Rs 2,000. With the elegant trimmer design that stands vindicated by its impressive performance and the plethora of detachable heads for various purposes, this is one of the best versatile trimmers in its category.

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Attractive and ergonomic design

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Skin-friendly blade

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Decent battery life

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Flimsy removable plastic comb

Specifications

Trim Length0.5 – 10mm
Time to Recharge3 Hours
Power Backup45 minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless and Wired
Warranty1 Years

10. Braun BT3020

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 Honourable Mention
  • Washable head and comb
  • Precision dial knob
  • Skin-friendly stainless steel blade

Braun BT 3020 is a budget trimmer for men that features excellent build quality and long-lasting stainless steel blades.

This trimmers high-performance motor lets the blade cut through fine and thick hair without any tugging or pulling.

Design and build quality

The perfect blend of ergonomics and elegance is what we can summarize about the design of this trimmer.

Made of tough ABS plastic, this trimmer can handle rough usage and will withstand abuse like a champ.
The contoured power button offers excellent tactile feedback.

Trimmer features

This trimmer features length adjustments varying between 0.5mm – 10mm.

With 20 different stops, this trimmer can provide you with an accurately shaped beard and moustache with clean curves and distinct edges.

The 0.5mm cut can be used to have a perfectly shaped stubble and the 0.5mm – 10mm length adjustments help you to maintain short and medium beards.

Distinct cuts and lines can be trimmed by removing the plastic comb on top of the blades as well.

The head and comb are fully washable and this lets you keep the trimmer clean and healthy.

Miscellaneous

The Braun BT 3020 comes with a 2-year international warranty which can be utilized anywhere in the world.

This trimmer also comes with automatic voltage adaptation that will let you use this device with a voltage range of 100 – 240V without any external adapters.

Battery life

This trimmer has a battery life of 40 minutes of usage per 10 hours of charge. These numbers may not sound great but it is perfectly reasonable for a budget trimmer.

Verdict

If you are a frequent traveller, the Braun BT 3020 is the perfect choice for you. Its sturdy build quality is perfect to carry it in tightly packed bags.

Also, the 2-year warranty and the automatic voltage adaptation feature makes it a much more suitable choice for a frequent traveller.

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20 length adjustments

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Easy to clean

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Two-year warranty

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Long charging time

Specifications

Trim Length0.5 – 10mm
Time to Recharge10 Hours
Power Backup40 Minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty2 Years
This concludes the categorically listed article detailing the ten best trimmers available in India.

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