Best Trimmers Under Rs 1,000 (March 2019)

by | Mar 2, 2019

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 five 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. Nova NHT-1087 Overall Best Pick
2. Philips BT1212/15 Runner-Up Pick
3. Kemei KM-2013EGATE i9 Best Entry Level Trimmer
4. Syska UltraTrim HT80 Best Precision Trimmer
5. Panasonic ER -GB30 Best Value for Money Trimmer
6. Flipkart Smartbuy M4D12Q Honorable Mention

1. Nova NHT-1087

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  Overall Best Pick
  • Removable AAA batteries
  • Titanium coated sharp blades
  • 1-year warranty

Nova NHT-1087 is a sophisticated trimmer which 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 NHT-1087 facial trimmer for men has an interesting two-tone design with a textured grip and a glossy top part which houses the buttons and status LED.

A striking difference in the texture makes this trimmer look premium. 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 transparent red trim around the chassis and the detachable head is really well laid out.

Trimmer features

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

The titanium coated 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 NHT -1087 features a safety lock that lets you restrain the trimmer from accidentally getting turned on.

This is useful for people with kids around or for people who like to carry the trimmer in their bags while travelling.

Charging and battery backup

The Nova NHT-1087 is powered by 2 AAA size rechargeable batteries. This doesn’t come with the box package, so you should have to purchase it separately.

Having removable AAA batteries means the usual battery wear and tear which occurs in non-removable batteries found in conventional trimmers is not a concern anymore with this device.

On a freshly juiced up battery, this budget trimmer can last for up to 90 minutes of usage.

Verdict

The Nova NHT-1087 is an excellent facial trimmer for men priced under Rs.1,000. With the elegant trimmer design that stands vindicated by its impressive performance makes this one of the best in the business under a budget of Rs.1,000.

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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 Length 0.5 – 10mm
Time to Recharge
Power Backup 90 Minutes
Rotary/ Foil Type Foil
Wired/Wireless Wireless
USP 2 AAA rehargeable batteries
Warranty 1 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 Length 0.5 – 7mm
Time to Recharge 8 Hours
Power Backup 30 Minutes
Rotary/ Foil Type Foil
Wired/Wireless Wireless
USP Self shapening Stainless steel blades
Warranty 2 Years

 

3. Kemei KM-2013

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 Best Entry Level Trimmer
  • Value for money purchase
  • Average build quality
  • Powerful and efficient motor

Kemei KM-2013 is one of the most affordable personal trimmers available in India which comes with an enticing price tag of just under Rs.500.

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-2013 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-2013 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-2013 delivers a superior lift and cut mechanism that makes the shape of beard or moustache smooth and appealing.

Weighing about 200g, this trimmer has a favourable heft while holding it in the hand.

Battery life

The Kemei personal trimmer runs on a single rechargeable AA battery and lasts for about 40 mins of usage.

Verdict

The Kemei KM-2013 is an entry level trimmer that offers perfect trimming experience under a budget of Rs.500.

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Affordable
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Attractive design
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Sharp stainless steel blades
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Average build quality

Specifications

Trim Length 1 – 10 mm
Time to Recharge 8 Hours
Power Backup 40 minutes
Rotary/ Foil Type Foil
Wired/Wireless Wireless
USP Hair, beard and moustache trimming
Warranty

4. Syska UltraTrim HT80

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Best Precision Trimmer
  • Has 20-step blade length adjustment
  • 3-year warranty
  • Skin friendly stainless steel blade

Syska is famous in the Indian market for their power banks and LED lamps. The UltraTrim HT80 budget trimmer is their latest offering in the grooming accessories market.

The Syska UltraTrim HT80 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 UltraTrim HT80 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 and the blade length adjusting knob are placed on the front side, facing the user, making it easy to operate.

Trimmer features

The Syska Ultratrim HT80 features a high-quality stainless steel blade that does it job quite effortlessly.

With a trimming range of 0.5mm to 10mm with 20 different length adjustments, you’ll get a precise trim experience that no other personal trimmers in the market priced under Rs.1000 offers.

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 so as to provide a healthy and hygienic personal grooming experience.

Miscellaneous

Syska provides a generous 2-year warranty with this trimmer along with one year additional warranty when you register the product online.

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.

Battery life

The Syska UltraTrim HT80 is powered by a Ni-MH rechargeable battery that lasts for 30 minutes on a single full charge. It takes about 8 hours to completely charge the trimmer from zero.

Verdict

If you are looking for a well-built trimmer for long-term use, the Syska UltraTrim HT80 is a great choice under Rs.1000.

The three-year warranty that the company provides is the single most important USP of this product along with 20 length setting trimming experience.

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Excellent build quality
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Full-fledged LED status indicator
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Powerful motor and sharp blades
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Bit too noisy

 Specifications

Trim Length 2 – 18mm
Time to Recharge 8 Hours
Power Backup 45 minutes
Rotary/ Foil Type Foil
Wired/Wireless Wireless
USP 20 length settings
Warranty 2 Years

5. Panasonic ER-GB30

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Best Value for Money Trimmer
  • 10 step length adjustment
  • Powered by AAA batteries
  • Washable blade head

Panasonic is a Japanese business conglomerate popular for its home appliance range including TVs and refrigerators in the Indian market.

The ER-GB30 is a budget entry level trimmer from Panasonic for males to sport a perfect beard look.

Design and build quality

The Panasonic ER-GB30 is completely made of high-quality polycarbonate plastic. The chassis doesn’t exhibit any sort of flexes or squeaks whatsoever.

The design of this trimmer is unique with sharp lines and accentuations which imparts a macho look for this device.

The lower portion of the chassis has been provided with a textured finish to enhance grip while holding the trimmer.
The trim length adjustment is easier with the indicating scale on top of the trimmer.

Trimmer features

The Panasonic ER-GB30 offers an extensive range of lock-in-lengths ranging from 0.5 – 18mm with 10 different length adjustments for a precise cut.

The stainless steel blade on this trimmer is very sharp and cuts through the hairs without breaking any sweat.

The single comb attachment which comes with the trimmer provides a uniform cut throughout.

Miscellaneous

This budget trimmer is ideal for beard and moustache grooming purposes.

The single comb might not be helpful for hair cutting because the supplied comb might feel too dense for the hairs on your head.

Battery life

The Panasonic ER-GB30 is powered by a couple of AAA batteries. You can either use rechargeable batteries or the regular cheap batteries.

This is better for those who don’t like the hassle of charging the device before using it.

For a single full charge of the rechargeable AAA batteries, this trimmer runs for about 30 minutes.

Verdict

The Panasonic GB-ER30 is a well-built entry-level trimmer suitable for facial grooming purposes.

The powerful motor inside and the sharp stainless blade makes the grooming experience a breeze without any hassles.

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Solid build quality

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Elegant design

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Sharp stainless steel blade

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Single comb attachment

Specifications

Trim Length 0.5-18mm
Time to Recharge
Power Backup 30 Minutes
Rotary/ Foil Type Foil
Wired/Wireless Wireless
USP 10 length settings
Warranty 10 days replacement

6. Flipkart Smartbuy M4D12Q

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 Honorable Mention
  • Affordable
  • Stainless steel blades
  • USB charging support

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

The Smartbuy M4D12Q is an ultra-cheap wireless budget trimmer for men priced just under Rs.500.

Design and build quality

The Flipkart Smartbuy M4D12Q comes with a sleek and elegant dual tone colour finish boasting a glossy exterior, worthy of praise for its price tag.

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

The black and silver 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 M4D12Q 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 45 minutes of usage on a single charge.
The battery takes about six hours to completely charge from zero to hundred.

Surprisingly, the Flipkart M4D12Q comes with 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 M4D12Q 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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Elegant design

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Comfortable to hold

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Smart LED indicator

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No precise blade length adjustments

Specifications

Trim Length 0.5-10mm
Time to Recharge 6 Hours
Power Backup 45 Minutes
Rotary/ Foil Type Foil
Wired/Wireless Wireless
USP USB charging
Warranty 2 Years

This concludes our list for the best six trimmers available in India for a budget under Rs.1,000.

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