Philips QT4090/32 Black Pro Stubble Trimmer with Turbo Vacuum UK Review 

By  Geoff Magee

Philips QT4090/32 Pro Trimmer with  Vacuum UK Review

Philips make a wide range of clippers but its very rare that we get to review models at this high price. It will be very interesting to see how good they are and if they justify this high cost.

 At around £199 they at the very top end of the market but they only get 3.9 out of 5 in the ratings. This actually isn't too bad a rating but you would expect a product for this price to be super duper but it seems that opinions are varied, though I guess you would expect a clipper with a built in vacuum is bound to be expensive.

The real question is if the vacuum is a great feature or just a gimmick and  what do you get for £169

Philips QT4090 32 Black Pro Stubble Trimmer with Turbo Vacuum

Philips QT4090/32 Features

  • Precision size of 0.5 mm up to 18 mm and use turbo power boost
  • Maintenance-free blades, these blades stay sharp and need no oiling
  • The integrated vacuum mechanism absorbs cut-off hairs during use
  • Strong lithium-ion battery for optimal power, 1 hour charges gives up to 90 minutes use
  • Corded and cordless use
  • 18 secured length settings
  • Multifunctional display--charging indicators
  • Contour following comb
  •  A more comprehensive look at the features can be found at the very bottom of this article

As you might expect this clipper is packed with loads of features and has everything you would expect for this price level of product. On its on it a great all round clipper, one of the best we have used as well as having the vacuum facility. The idea of collecting the stubble is certainly innovative and if it worked perfectly it would be a brilliant feature

As you know the blades on clippers come in a variety of materials ranging from stainless steel right up to titanium and Japanese steel and this clipper comes with self sharpening steel blades. Probably not what you would expect at this level but they are of a high quality steel.

Whats in the box

  • 1 x Pro Stubble Trimmer
  • 1 x Vacuum facility
  • 1 x All in one , No swopping combs
  • 1 x 2 year warranty
No mess Philips QT4090 32 Black Pro Stubble Trimmer with Turbo Vacuum

What Buyers Say About the Philips Stubble Clippers

Well..... opinions on these clippers are really varied. It seems that the unit itself is excellent by any standard. People love them and by all accounts they are one of the best performing clippers we have reviewed. There just seems to be a difference of opinion in how good the vacuum is. The ratings really reflect the mixed opinions.

With over 4 out of 10 users rating this clipper 5 out of 5 and a further 29% rating them 4 out of 4, we know that 70% of buyers have rated these clippers extremely highly. We know the clipper are great, really great, so obviously the vacuum facility is not as good as the manufacturer likes to think.

What users actually say is that the vacuum works "quite well" or the vacuum is "not perfect". We don't get any people saying its rubbish so you should just expect it to work "OK"

Straightaway we found that over 7 out of 10 buyers rated this as well above average product.

If we consider all the ratings and reviews, we have to think that this clipper is something just ok for the price. 3.9 of of 5 in the rating is reasonable but not for something at £169 though we do think the lesser satisfaction levels are totally down to the vacuum not being perfect. The clippers themselves are fab.

  • Vacuum Feature
  • ​Excellent quality of cut
  • Has a good cut range from 0.5 mm to 18 mm
  • Maintenance free blades
  • 1 hour charge
  • Corded and cordless
  • Very expensive
  • Vacuum is not perfect

This video is really worth a look

Our Summary of the Philips stubble trimmer

This is a really great clipper with an ok vacuum feature. Its extremely expensive and is of great quality. Just don't expect it to be totally mess free

If this is not the one for you, then why not check out our top 10 list of hair clippers.​ 

Or if you like the Wahl brand check out my Top 10 Wahl clippers review.

Full Features and Specifications of the Philips QT4090

Zoom ring easily adjusts length settings. Choosing how short you shave is as simple as possible

It's very easy to select and lock in your desired stubble length by using the Philips QT4090's integrated zoom ring. No messing about with combs or heads, you have total control with the turn of a wrist.

Philips QT4090 Zoom ring

Clear view hair chamber

The transparent hair chamber lets you know when it needs to be emptied . Its best toe empty it after every shave and if you have a very long beard you may need to do it mid cut.

You can easily remove the hair by carefully shaking it or giving it a quick brush out with the cleaning brush supplied.

Clear view hair chamber

Multifunctional display--charging indicators

This multifunctional display gives battery indication, charging indication and length setting indication. This is a really handy feature as you always know where you are. A blue light stays on continuously when the trimmer is fully charged. If the bottom indicator turns to orange, then battery is low and needs to be charged.

Philips QT4090 Multi functional display

Integrated Vacuum System

Get your beard trimmed with no mess. This vacuum beard trimmer gives great cutting performance and has a built in vacuum system to suck up hair as its cut.

The integrated vacuum mechanism catches most of the cut-off hair during use and gives you a cleaner bathroom after use.

Philips QT4090 integrated vacuum trimmer

Maintenance free blades

Get the perfect cut every time with the Philips QT4090. The maintenance free blades will stay sharp over its life time and will need no oiling, so your trimmer is always ready to go.

The Philips QT4090 comes with self-sharpening stainless steel blades with contour following comb.

Philips maintenance free blades

18 secured length settings

The comb attachment has 18 lockable length settings to pick from. It will lock in your required length and has a full range of selectable lengths from 1 mm up to 18 mm.

If you take off the comb attachment, the length can be reduced to 0.5 mm. The cutter width is 32 mm and precision size of steps one milllimetre.

Philips QT4090 18 secured lengths

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