The Philips Norelco 8240 XL Men’s Shaving System boasts a 50 percent larger shaving surface to make shaving faster and also provide a very close shave. The rechargeable Norelco 8240 XL has the patented Contour Following System to make it easier to shave with just one pass. It’s also waterproof, so it can be rinsed clean right under the tap. The Precision Cutting System has ultra-thin heads that manage to get even the shortest stubble. The dual blade system lifts each individual hair up so that they can be cut below the level of the skin.
Overall Rating: 4 / 5
Number of Reviews: 590 (as of 9/15/2012)
Users’ Favorite Overall Features:
- Users love how smooth their skin is after shaving with this model.
- Owners of this shaver say the pivoting head makes it easier to shave.
- Men who own this razor say that it is extremely quiet.
- Those who owned this shaver for a while say they average about 12-15 shaves out of a single full charge.
User Reviewed Negatives:
- Several users complained that this razor did not come with a stand and also that the battery can’t be replaced.
- Some owners did not like that there was no light indicating when the battery is running low.
- Some people who use this shaver say that the shave doesn’t last all day and they end up with a five o’clock shadow by the end of the day.
Philips Norelco 8240 / 8240xl Men’s Shaver Reviews – The Summary
The Philips Norelco 8240 XL is less popular than other shaver models made by Norelco, but it still is pretty high up on the list of Norelco shavers that come recommended by the men who own them. Users say that this shaver is probably the best of the middle range shavers, although it really is a very basic shaver without many features.
Most men who use this shaver say that it cuts very close. In fact, one reviewer said that it cut so close that they ended up bleeding when they shaved over acne that was sticking out above the surface of the skin. Several reviewers say that this shaver cuts almost as close as the average foil shavers, which have a reputation of being as close to actual razor blade shavers as possible.
Most men who reviewed this model of shaving system gave it at least four stars, although there were a handful of people who gave it two or three stars. One of the biggest detractors for this shaver was the lack of the stand. The tiny carrying case was also an issue for many reviews.
Most people agree with this list of benefits:
- Provides a very close shave
- Shaving is extremely quiet
- Doesn’t take a long time for skin to acclimate to the new shaver
- Charges up very quickly.
Most of the men who have used this shaver for several months say that they appreciate how well it shaves. They do agree that it doesn’t work as well as a traditional razor blade shaver, but it does provide a nice, overall shave and very smooth skin in far less time than it takes to use a traditional razor. The fact that the battery can’t be replaced is somewhat of a problem, although reviewers say by the time the battery on the device runs out, they may be ready to purchase a new shaver anyway.
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|Title||Philips Norelco Speed 8240 Men's Shaving System||Philips Norelco AT830 PowerTouch Rechargeable Cordless Razor, Gray/Silver/Black||Philips Norelco 1150x/40 SensoTouch 2d Electric Shaver, Metallic Blue||Philips Norelco 7340 Men's Shaving System||Norelco 8240XL Men's Rotary Shaver|
|Feature||50% more shaving surface for a fast, close shave|
Contour Following System follows the contours of the face catching each hair with one stroke
Simply rinses clean for easy maintenance
Precision Cutting System - Ultra thin heads with slots to cut long hairs and holes to shave the shortest stubble
Super Lift and Cut Technology - Dual blade system lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level
|Philips norelco aquatec technology allows you to shave wet with gel or foam for extra skin protection or dry for convenience|
Dual precision system effectively shaves long hairs and short stubble
Smart pivot heads constantly keep the 3 shaving heads in close contact with your skin for a fast and efficient shave
Super lift and cut dual-blade action lifts hairs to cut comfortably close below skin level
Replace with HQ8 replacement heads every 12 months to keep a close shave
|Smooth flat surface with rounded edges to provide an extra-close shave with less irritation|
Aquatec seal on the razor which allows for use with or without shaving cream
Battery lasts for 40 minutes or approximately 14 shaves; has a 2-level battery display
|Fully washable men's rechargable shaver with patented Reflex Action System that automatically adjusts to the contours of your face and neck|
Super Lift and Cut Technology lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level
Individually floating heads align the blades next to your skin for exceptional closeness
Precision Cutting System features slots to shave longer hairs and holes to shave the shortest stubble
Rechargable batteries offer up to 10 days of cordless shaving; two-year warranty
|Speed-XL shaving heads with 50% more shaving surface|
compared to standard rotary shaving heads
Ultra thin heads with slots to shave long hairs and unique micro holes designed to catch the shortest stubble
Dual blade system: first blade lifts, second blade cuts for a comfortable close shave
Automatically adjusts to every curve of your face and neck for flexible
|Warranty||Full Two Year Warranty on Parts and Labor except for Cutters and Comb||Manuracturer 45-DAY money back guarentee; FULL TWO YEAR WARRANTY||Full Two Year Warranty on Parts and Labor except for Cutters and Combs|
|Height||9.65 inch||6.13 inch||6.25 inch||9.45 inch||3.5 inch|
|Weight||1.1 pound||0.39 pound||1.2 pound||0.01 pound||2.2 pound|
|Width||6.93 inch||2 inch||1.25 inch||3.46 inch||6.2 inch|
|Length||4.33 inch||1.85 inch||1.25 inch||6.3 inch||9.6 inch|
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