Product Comparison: Braun BT3040 vs Philips Norelco QT4018/49


General Specifications
Brand
Braun
Philips
Model
BT3040
QT4018/49
Origin
Germany
USA
About the Product
The Braun Beard Trimmer is the perfect tool for confident and precise facial styling. With 39 length settings, its smart Precision Dial guarantees 100% control of your style.
The Philips Norelco beard trimmer 3500 provides you with the perfect beard and stubble with less hassle. The 20 built-in length settings, with an exclusive locking feature, delivers a precise and customizable trimming experience without multiple separate attachments. The self-sharpening titanium blades provide performance and lasting sharpness. The secured length settings ensure an even trim every time. The skin-friendly trimmer with rounded tips and comb prevent skin irritation. The advanced lithium ion battery provides up to 120 minutes of cordless use after a 1 hour charge. With a fully washable head, simply rinse device under the faucet for easy cleaning. This beard trimmer provides maintenance-free usage, with self sharpening blades and no oiling required for convenience. Beard trimmer 3500 comes with a 45 day risk-free trial and a full 2-year warranty. Packaging includes: electric trimmer, power cord, beard comb and cleaning brush.
Key Specs
Washable
Yes
Yes
Wet/Dry Usage
Wet/Dry
Dry
Maximum Runtime
60 min.
120 min.
Blade Type
Self-sharpening blades

Braun BT3040

Philips Norelco QT4018/49

What customers say about "Key Specs"
Braun BT3040 Hair / Beard Trimmer
  • It is very easy to clean, with most elements easily rinsed under running water.
  • The shaver is still working very well for me. The blades seem to have stayed very sharp, there is no drop-off in battery life, and this thing is durable!
  • The razor can be washed under running water and the head can be easily removed so that you can also remove hair and bar staples that come close to the engine easily.
  • It can be cleaned under running water and, according to the Braun description, the charge will last up to 60 minutes of trimming on an eight hour charge.
  • I have thick, coarse, Italian hair and while the blade may be sharp for other, it proved to be mediocre for cutting my dry facial hair.
Philips Norelco QT4018/49 Beard Trimmer Series 3500
  • I like the rechargeable aspect and removable head so I can wash it out.
  • Trimmer works as advertised, it has nice sharp blades.
  • Use it every day, battery holds. Blades still sharp.
  • Self-sharpening blades and no need to lubricate every time you use it, so this is the one to have.
  • This is a very powerful trimmer. The battery on it is as great as it runs!
  • The battery is great, but the blade isn't all that good.
Size & Weight
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Color
Black/Blue
Metalic
Depth
2.2 in.
2.8 in.
Height
8.7 in.
6.9 in.
Width
6.1 in.
2.8 in.
Weight
0.71 pounds
0.6 pounds

Braun BT3040

Philips Norelco QT4018/49

Braun BT3040

Philips Norelco QT4018/49

Braun BT3040

Philips Norelco QT4018/49

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Braun BT3040 Hair / Beard Trimmer
  • This Braun shaver is the perfect size and fits well in your hand.
  • The shaver is light weight and easy to use for traveling and does not take up a lot of space in my bathroom drawer.
  • After using this product for nearly a month and a half it continues to work day in and day out, its quiet light weight and the blade at least for me continues to stay sharp.
  • Love the ease of using it and that it is fairly lightweight.
  • It does have a cheap plastic feel.
Philips Norelco QT4018/49 Beard Trimmer Series 3500
  • Good trimmer for beard with many sizes for different use.
  • Super easy to use and light weight.
  • It is very light weight and fits in your hand very nicely.
  • Very basic features. Small size.
  • Convenient size for a traveler.
  • You can feel the material feels significantly cheaper, the assembly is a bit flimsy.
Features
Number of precision settings
39
20
Designation
Stubble, Full Beard, Goatee, Moustache, Head
Beard, mustache
Additional Accessories Included
Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor, Comb attachment (1 - 10 mm), Comb attachment (11 - 20 mm), Cleaning brush, SmartPlug charger
Safety Guard, AC Adapter
Cleaning reminder
No
No
Precision (size of steps)
0.5 mm
0.5 mm
Ergonomic Design
Yes
Yes
Charge indicator
Yes
No

Braun BT3040

Philips Norelco QT4018/49

Braun BT3040

Philips Norelco QT4018/49

What customers say about "Features"
Braun BT3040 Hair / Beard Trimmer
  • The great variability is nice to let you check out exactly which length you prefer for your beard at any given time.
  • The Gillette razor throw-in is a nice bonus.
  • The Braun is ergonomically shaped for comfort and control.
  • The razor has an indicator which tells you when the charge is complete, and that's really handy.
  • I'm able to choose a setting that leaves my goatee just the right, neat-looking length.
Philips Norelco QT4018/49 Beard Trimmer Series 3500
  • It obviously takes up a little more space than a traditional razor, but its ergonomic design makes it more comfortable to use than a regular razor and I love it!!
  • Easy to use with many settings.
  • Also good to trim eyebrows with the many length settings.
  • It's affordable and provides enough settings to do the job just fine.
  • No way to know if it's about to run out of a charge, or how much charge is left.
Power
Power Type
Rechargeable battery
Rechargeable battery
Battery Type
NiMH
Lithium Ion
Charging Time
120 min.
60 min.

Braun BT3040

Philips Norelco QT4018/49

What customers say about "Power"
Braun BT3040 Hair / Beard Trimmer
  • The battery lasts a long time, and I rarely have to charge it.
  • The charging cable is relatively long (180 cm) so that the device can also be used during the emergency during charging.
  • "Functions" as designed (the battery works, the motor runs, the buttons click along).
  • Useful that you can use it while it's charging for those time you forget to charge.
  • The 10 hour charge time is likely due to the use of a Nickel–metal hydride battery instead of a lithium ion battery. That isn't necessarily a bad thing because NiMH batteries can last up to twice as many charges versus Li-ion ones, despite longer charge times if you're looking for longevity.
Philips Norelco QT4018/49 Beard Trimmer Series 3500
  • The Li-Ion battery charged fast and has a very long life.
  • Ok first off this trimmer has an amazing charge speed and battery life, It literally last what feels like weeks I really dont need to charge it much, and if it happens to die you can use it while plugged in.
  • Battery lasts as advertised, easy to adjust length.
  • With the lithium rechargeable batteries it is easy to use and keeps a powerful trim for some time.
  • The lithium battery is a big plus.
  • It trims really good but after a week, it stopped charging.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
EAC, CE
Manufacturer warranty
2 year(s)
Rating
MSRP
39.99 $
31.99 $
Site manufacturer
4.5
4.4
Amazon
4.0
4.1
Walmart
4.5
4.4
Bestbuy
4.4
4.4
Ebay
5.0
4.6
Overstock
2.5

Braun BT3040

Philips Norelco QT4018/49

Braun BT3040

Philips Norelco QT4018/49


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