Best Trimmers Under Rs.1,000 (Top List 2020)

by | Aug 20, 2020

Personal grooming equipment has seen a meteoric rise in demand over the last decade in the Indian market.

Trimmers are one of the most used and sought after grooming device that we use on a regular basis.

There are a lot of models to choose from – devices from respectable brands to dirt cheap Chinese knockoffs.

Choosing one over the other is a messy affair and without proper guidance, you’ll end up owning the wrong product.

This article aims to provide you with information about the best seven trimmers available in the market priced under a very affordable budget of Rs.1000. Let’s go!

Best Trimmers Under Rs.1,000 In India

1. Mi XXQ02HMOverall Best Pick
2. Philips BT1212/15Runner-Up Pick
3. Syska HT 200UValue for Money Trimmer
4. Flipkart Smartbuy M4D12Q Best Budget Trimmer
5. Lifelong LLPCM13Decent Moustache Trimmer
6. Nova NHT 1076Feature Rich Trimmer
7. Kemei KM-5017Honourable Mention

1. Mi XXQ02HM

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  Overall Best Pick
  • 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 Year

2. Philips BT1212/15

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Comfortable grip
  • Built to last
  • 2-years 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
Warranty2 Years

 

3. 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

4. Flipkart Smartbuy M4D12Q

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Best Budget Trimmer
  • Easy USB charging support
  • Sharp stainless steel blades
  • 60 minutes of usage per full charge

The smart buy range of home appliances is a budget white goods subsidiary of the E-commerce giant Flipkart.

The Smartbuy M412DQis a cheap wireless budget trimmer for men priced just under Rs.1000.

Design and Build Quality

The Flipkart Smartbuy M412DQ comes with a sleek and elegant single tone colour finish boasting a glossy exterior, worthy of praise for its price tag.

This trimmer feels comfortable to hold in hand, thanks to its uniform weight distribution.

The glossy black colour scheme makes this budget trimmer look elegant and classy than most of its competitors.

Trimmer Features

The motor inside this trimmer is powerful to give you a clean-cut, no matter the size of the facial hairs.

The stainless steel blade is sharp and cuts in the desired shape without breaking a sweat.

Multiple combs come with the box package, allowing you to groom yourselves in the desired manner.

This trimmer also provides an efficient zero trim experience without the use of a comb.

Miscellaneous

The Flipkart Smartbuy Ultracut comes with a 2-year warranty.

This is a great value for money addon to this already affordable trimmer. Even if the product breaks down on its own, you can easily send it off for repairs via Flipkart.

Battery Life

The rechargeable battery pack inside this trimmer gives about 60minutes of usage on a single charge.

The battery takes about eight hours to completely charge from zero to hundred.

Surprisingly, the Flipkart Smartbuy Ultracut comes with micro USB charging.

You can directly plug in the trimmer to your laptop or a portable power bank for charging it on the go.

Verdict

The Flipkart Smartbuy M412DQ is a capable entry-level trimmer for low budget facial grooming experience.

The addition of USB charging makes it suitable to be used while travelling.

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Attractive design

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Decent build quality

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4 step length adjustment

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No fast charging

Specifications

Trim Length0.5-10 mm
Time to Recharge8 Hours
Power Backup60 minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty2 Years

5. Lifelong LLPCM13

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Decent Moustache Trimmer
  • 45 minutes of battery life
  • Washable stainless steel blades
  • USB charging

Lifelong is a relatively new company specialized in marketing grooming accessories for both men and women.

The Lifelong LLPCM13 is a budget wireless trimmer for men priced well under Rs.1000.

Design and Build Quality

The Beardo Blaze has a unique ergonomic design which is not like any other trimmer out there in the market.

The body of this trimmer is slightly curved in the middle for better hand comfort and precision trimming experience.

The construction is from hard plastic and the overall quality feels sturdy for the price.

Trimmer Features

The Lifelong LLPCM13 comes with washable stainless steel blades. These blades are sharp enough to be used with beards, moustache or sideburns.

The circular length adjusting knob can be set from 0.5mm to 10mm to have a precise trimming experience. There are 20 different length adjustments available with this budget trimmer.

Battery Life

The Lifelong LLPCM13 delivers a decent 45 minutes of usage time for every full charge with this trimmer.

However, the charging times are a bit on the higher side and take about 8 hours to completely juice up from empty.

Verdict

The Lifelong LLPCM13 with its unique ergonomic design is one of the best budget trimmers out there with decent battery life and construction quality.

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1.5-year warranty

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Sharp steel blades

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Ergonomic design

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Long charging time

Specifications

Trim Length0.5-10mm
Time to Recharge8 Hours
Power Backup45 minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty1.5 Years

6. Nova NHT 1076

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Feature Rich Trimmer
  • 30 minutes of battery life
  • One year warranty
  • Skin-friendly blade

Nova is a popular brand known for its budget personal care gadgets and accessories.

The Nova NHT 1076 is a quality budget wireless trimmer priced very affordably under Rs.799.

Design and Build Quality

The Nova NHT 1076 trimmer has a premium design and robust build quality, even though it is priced a couple of hundred rupees less than its competitors.

This foil type trimmer comes with self-sharpening stainless steel blades to deliver you a comfortable trimming experience.

The buttons are clicky and responsive and feel durable enough to be used extensively without the fear of breaking down.

Trimmer features

As we said before, the Nova NHT 1076 comes with stainless steel blades with 0.5mm precision for an elegant grooming experience.

The four-stage length settings on these blades allow you to experiment with your facial hairs for the best look effortlessly.

Miscellaneous

The Nova NHT 1076 trimmer is washable under running water without fear. This means you can clean up the blades by removing them from the chassis.

This trimmer comes with a whole slew of blade heads and accessories which not only aids in beard trimming but also the nose and eyebrow trimming.

Battery Life

The Nova NHT 1076 is advertised to last for 30 minutes of operation on a single charge.

This product supports rapid charging and juices up quite fast compared to other trimmers in its price range.

Verdict

The Nova NHT 1076 is a trustworthy budget facial hair trimmer which comes with a complete set of accessories for a variety of use cases.

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Non-allergic

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Stainless steel blades

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Washable head

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Blade gets a tad bit warm after continuous usage

Specifications

Trim Length0.5 – 9mm
Time to Recharge10 Hours
Power Backup30 Minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty1 Years

7. Kemei KM-5017

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 Honourable Mention
  • Head and beard trimmer
  • 40 minutes of battery life
  • Skin-friendly blade

Kemei KM-5017 is one of the most affordable unisex personal trimmers available in India which comes with an enticing price tag of just under Rs.600.

This budget trimmer for men is a versatile product that can be used for beard, moustache and even hair trimming on the head without any degradation in blade performance over time.

Design and build quality

The build quality of Kemei KM-5017 is average because of the use of soft plastic for chassis construction. The bright colour given to the plastic masks this lack of build quality by giving an aesthetically pleasing feel.

The blade adjustment knob is placed on the underside of the trimmer and is a little tight to operate easily. The blade clip is of decent quality and stays perfectly fit on top without any wiggling.

The LED status indicator is placed on the port portion and gives an idea about the charging status of this budget trimmer.

Trimmer features

The Kemei KM-5017 features a stainless steel blade that the company claims to remain sharp enough even after a prolonged duration of use for about 1000 times.

This trimmer also features 4 stage length settings with which you can adjust the shape and appearance of your beard and moustache.

The blades on this trimmer have a range between 1mm to 10mm that can be set by the rotating knob underneath the chassis.

The strong motor inside makes the grooming experience with this budget trimmer, an enjoyable experience.

Miscellaneous

The Kemei KM-5017 delivers a superior lift and cut mechanism that makes the shape of beard or moustache smooth and appealing.

Weighing about 322g, this trimmer has a favourable heft while holding it in the hand.

Battery life

The Kemei personal trimmer runs on a rechargeable Ni-Cd battery and lasts for about 40 mins of usage after an 8 hours charge session.

Verdict

The Kemei KM-5017 is an entry-level trimmer for both men and women that offers perfect trimming experience under a budget of Rs.600.

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Maintenance-free trimmer

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Cordless usage

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One year warranty

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Average build quality

Specifications

Trim Length1 – 10 mm
Time to Recharge8 Hours
Power Backup40 Minutes
Rotary/ Foil TypeFoil
Wired/WirelessWireless
Warranty10 Days Replacement Warranty

This concludes our list for the best seven trimmers available in India for a budget under Rs.1000.

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