Philips Norelco 3500 Beard Trimmer Review: The Older Model of Philips Series 5000 Trimmer!

The Philips Norelco 3500 is an older version of the Philips Series 5000 Beard Trimmer model.

The trimming machine is designed with an angled head for better trimming convenience. There are 20 hair length settings that will provide your hair with different lengths. Here I’m providing all the features and specifications and our experiences with the Philips Norelco 3500 beard trimmer. Let’s check if it meets your trimming desire.


  • The blades of Phillips Norelco BT 3500 are self-sharpening, and the blades are made of titanium, which will cut every hair perfectly.
  • There are 20 built-in precision hair length settings from 1/32 inch (0.5mm) to 13/32inch (10mm).
  • The length settings are with a zoom wheel system. Just turn it to your desired length.
  • The Phillips Norelco 3500 is powered by a lithium-ion battery, providing the trimmer up to 120 minutes of runtime per hour of charge.
  • The trimmer head is washable.
  • There is a beard comb for skin-friendly trim.

What’s in the Box?

I got the following items in the Philips Norelco 3500 beard trimmer package.

  • A full-size beard trimmer
  • 1 beard comb
  • Ac adapter
  • Cleaning brush
  • User guide

Features and Specifications Analysis

Let’s check the features and specifications of the Philips Norelco 3500 beard trimmer.

Titanium Blades

Phillips Norelco 3500 electric trimmer made with titanium steel blades.

These blades are self-sharpening and prevent your skin from irritations.

As the blades are skin-friendly, which will provide a perfect and protective trim each time.

The rounded blades will prevent your skin from irritations.

20 Precision Hair Length Settings

There are 20 built-in precision hair length settings.

The zoom wheel technology ranges the length from 0.5mm to 20mm.

The ‘’lock-in’’ wheel chosen length setting without individual attachments for a hassle-free operation.

Long Lasting Battery

This trimmer is for cordless use, and it is powered by a lithium-ion battery.

The battery will provide you 120mins of cordless use per hour of charge.

Easy Cleaning

The trimmer is not 100% washable.

The trimmer head is detachable, so detach it and rinse it under running water.

After rinsing, let it completely dry before putting it back.

Full 24 Months Warranty

Phillips Electronics North America Corporation warrants this product for a period of 24 months from the date of buy.

This warranty does not cover if the product damage by any accident, misuse/abuse, or lack of proper care.

If there is any workmanship problem or material defect, Phillips Norelco will repair or replace your product without any charge (without cutters and combs).

Built Quality

philips norelco 3500 beard trimmer built quality

The Phillips Norelco 3500 trimming machine has an ergonomic design, and it is not hard to get into tight corners.

The trimmer is lightweight, and it will easily fit in your hand.

There are 20 built-in hair length settings for creating different looking.

Just turn the zoom wheel to change the length.

The power button is located in the middle of the textured grip area.

The wheel is another issue because it is situated almost halfway up the trimmer.

It is set in a little cut-out field.

These are early problems if your hand is large, as the sides of this little field can graze against your finger during your trim.

But it would not be a big issue after several uses.

There is no battery indicator that will provide the battery status.


Philips Norelco 3500 beard trimmer cutting quality

Phillips Norelco 3500 Beard trimmer uses dual-titanium blades, which are pointedly sharp against one another.

This blade quality makes the trimmer easier to use.

On a primary level, the blades do a good job, and they can bring the facial hair down.

You must oil the razor for a perfect shave if you want a clean shave. For that, you can choose an electric shaver instead.

But this is not the main point of a beard trimmer.

You are looking for a beard trimmer that will provide you with an even trim across your beard.

At the lower setting – 0.5mm, this trimming machine will easily handle facial hair above 0.5mm without problems.

But unfortunately, the trimmer had to struggle at the higher end of the scale.

To cut 10mm Beards, the trimmer needs fewer passes in going over an area.

The trimmer does not cut too much at the higher settings, and it just misses the irregular divergent hair.

I prefer the rounded titanium tips, which seem to affect the cutting quality slightly.

You won’t get any skin irritations, nicks, or cuts during the trim.

Cleaning and Maintenance

philips norelco 3500 beard trimmer cleaning and maintenance

Phillips Norelco 3500 is not 100% washable, but the trimmer head and comb are washable.

There is a little cleaning brush in this package which will make it easier to clean the attachments.

Removing the trimmer head is very easy. You will get this instruction in the user guide.

When you remove the trimmer head or comb, 1st, you have to turn off the trimmer.

Then brush the head, comb thoroughly, and hold them under running water.

For a hygienic clean, you can use a bit of liquid soap.

After cleaning, let them fully dry and adjoin it with the trimmer body.

After cleaning, you can use oil in the trimmer head for a smooth run.

Since the trimmer is not washable, you can brush the outside of the trimmer or use a cloth for a wipe.

Proper cleaning and maintenance will make your trimming machine last longer.

Battery Life

Phillips Norelco 3500 is powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

The battery will provide 2 hours of running juice per hour of charge. The battery life makes me impressed.

There are very few machines that come with such a long-life battery.

But the only negative opinion about this section is no battery indicator will provide battery status.

This trimmer is for cordless use. So don’t use the trimmer plugged in, this can be the cause of an accident.

  • Don’t charge the trimmer in the bathroom; it can cause an accident.
  • Don’t plug the charger in the outlet with a wet hand.

Replacement Parts of Philips Norelco 3500

The manufacturers of Phillips Norelco 3500 recommended that we have to replace the blades once a year.

If you replace the trimmer blades, the trimmer will work like before.

In my opinion, replacement depends on using habit and the sharpness of the blades.

You will get the replacement parts and other accessories on the website of Phillips.


  • There are 20 hair length settings to create a unique style.
  • 2 hours of operating time.
  • The round blades prevent skin from irritations.
  • Strong self-sharpening titanium blades.
  • Cleaning is so easy.


  • This trimmer is not perfect for long beard
  • The higher length settings do not always obtain an even trim.

Before a Use!

The Phillips Norelco Beard Trimmer 3500 is for cordless use and is not 100% washable.

Only the trimmer head and comb are washable.

Here I will provide you with some instructions for a risk-free trim.

  • Before use, 1st check the blades as if they are not damaged
  • When you will change the trimming length, be certain the trimmer is off
  • Don’t move the blades against your skin
  • Don’t use this trimming machine for any purpose other than trimming.


This trimming machine is perfect for short, simple beards, but I did not get the performance in coarse beards satisfactorily.

If you have a short beard and like short beard styles, I think it will be better for you.

If you are looking for a simple beard trimmer, you can try the Phillips Norelco 3500.

After a test, if it does not meet your satisfaction with its performance, you can return it because the Phillips Norelco provides 45 days risk-free trial.

Register your product immediately after buying to get all the services that Norelco provides.

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