Philips BT1212/15 Beard Trimmer Review

Philips BT1212_15 Beard Trimmer Review

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Philips is already a big brand and has good products in grooming segment. Philips products already have good reviews and are in great demand and this trimmer is no different.

Personally speaking, I have seen trimmers of Philips that are above Rs 1000. But here we have Philips BT1212/15 Beard Trimmer which is a new entry in the market which is less than 1000, currently is some bucks less than Rs 900.

There is one more trimmer as Philips BT1210/15 Cordless beard trimmer which is close to this range of trimmer.

Philips QT 4011/15 Beard Trimmer is the bestselling beard trimmer in India and in Philips portfolio of trimmers. After Philips which used to cater to trimmers which are above Rs 1000, now is coming to the segment to dominate trimmers in a segment from 500 Rs to 1000 Rs.

If you are looking for Philips trimmer around 1000 you can checkout our list of Best Beard Trimmers in India

So lets review Philips BT1212/15 Beard Trimmer while comparing other Philips trimmers.

BT1212/15 Beard Trimmer
BT1212/15 Beard Trimmer

Inside the Box

Opening the box, inside you will find the following

  • Trimmer
  • USB Cable
  • Set of 3 combs
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Design and Build Quality

Coming to the design quotient, Philips conventional design is basically same with slight modifications. Its quite hard to tell the difference between Philips QT4001 and Philips QT4005 as per say.

Philips this time as given a new touch to its trimmers and its been accepted by people.

All Philips trimmers come with an ergonomic design, which helps to get to hard to reach areas. These also have a grip which gives good hold to the trimmer thus improves handling.

Philips BT1212/15 Beard Trimmer looks to have cheap quality plastic but the build quality is overall good. The design of Philips BT1210/15 and Philips BT1215/15 is similar to this trimmer.

The Philips trimmers are cordless which is utility in all the trimmers coming up. Cordless trimmers are helpful to use as you can use it without cord. All trimmers those can be charged with the help of batteries can be called cordless trimmers.

Taking about blades generally, all Philips trimmers have skin-friendly blades. The cutting element of blades in this trimmer is stainless steel with skin-friendly rounded tips for smooth trimming.

If you want superior trimming blades then Philips QT4011/15 beard trimmer provides titanium coated stainless steel blades.

Battery Life and Usage Time

These are the two important factors to look for buying a right trimmer. For the first time with the help of trimmers like 1210, 1212 and 1215 Philips has introduced the concept of USB charging which was most awaited.

It helps in reducing the accessories in the box, that is adaptors which reduces the cost of trimmers significantly. We don’t have adaptors in these trimmers while USB cable is provided to charge the trimmer.

You can use your phone adaptors instead or any other power source which have USB ports.

Generally all Philips trimmers offers Durapower technology, which provides 4 times durable battery performance than other trimmers.

The Philips BT1212/15 beard trimmer has a charge time of 8 hours with USB and it has a usage time of 30 minutes. The Philips BT1210/15 beard trimmer also has the same performance while Philips BT1215/15 Beard Trimmer has slightly better performance than both trimmers.

It has a charge time of 8 hours while having a usage time of 60 minutes. This has better battery and usage performance than Philips QT/4005 and QT4001 beard trimmers which has a charge time of 10 hours while having a usage time of 45 minutes.

If you want the best Philips trimmer with the best battery vs usage time then you must visit the Philips QT4011 beard trimmer review.

Precision and Cutting Length

Precision is the other important factor to look into a trimmer. If you want to try out new looks, a slight variation in cutting length of blades can do your job. Adjustable and accurate precision is very important in trimmer.

In Philips BT1212/15 beard trimmer the adjustable set of three combs are provided which gives precision of 1mm, 5mm and 7mm. This is non adjustable cutting length, which means you have to choose between these three shades only, you cannot try 3mm cutting length on this trimmer.

On the other hand, Philips BT1210/15 beard trimmer has only two sets of combs having a precision of 1mm and 5mm. The Philips BT1215/15 beard trimmer have four sets of combs having a precision of 1mm, 3mm, 5mm, and 7mm. You have to plug these combs in the trimmer and use this precision only.

In the above trimmer also you cannot try 2mm precision length.

If you want a trimmer that has an adjustable cutting length with better precision then you can look at Philips QT4005 and Philips QT4011 beard trimmers.

They have multiple cutting lengths with better precision so that you can cut exactly how much you want.


The warranty provided with this trimmer is of 3 years. You get a default warranty of 2 years with the trimmer and additional warranty of 1 year when you register the trimmer with there online portal. So keep using your trimmer without worries.

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