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Philips SP9863/14 Electric Shaver UK Review


Thanks for taking your time to read our review of the popular Philips Series 9000 Wet & Dry Men's Electric Shaver with the model number SP9863/14.

This particular model is slightly different to others in this range as it has extra strong NanoTech blades. They allow for a very close but gentle shave. It uses glide rings which stop the friction of the blades when they are directly in contact with the skin.

This model also has other interesting features which we will explain below.

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How Do Buyers Rate the SP9863/14 Razor?

Just below you will see our overall buyer satisfaction rating. This number refers to the average buyer satisfaction rating of the product. We calculated this rating by researching a number of online websites where this shaver is sold.

We made a note of the ratings that customers had left, and from that we worked out the average rating.

We then expressed that as a percentage number, with the maximum score being 100%. See our scale below.

  • 90 -100% is an excellent review
  • 80-89% is a very good review
  • 70-79% is a good review
  • 60-69% is a satisfactory review
  • <60% is a poor review

This model scored 94% which is an excellent rating

Buyer Satisfaction

What Online Buyers Say About the SP9863/14 Razor?

We now know how online buyers rated this model online, and now we want to take a closer look at what some of those buyers had to say, when they took their time to leave their review.

We have summarised those comments in the form of a pros and cons table just below.


  • 81% of all online buyers gave this model a full 5 star rating 
  • Buyers liked the fact this razor could be used either wet or dry
  • Buyers really seemed to like the charging pad
  • Many buyers said that this razor will never give you razor burn


  • 3% of all buyers gave this model a bad review
  • A couple of buyers said this did not give a close shave and was not worth the money

Philips SP9863/14 Specification

Some buyers like to know the full technical specification of any product before they make their final purchase. As such we have included all the technical data that we could find about this particular S9863/14 model.

  • Suitable for wet and dry shaving
  • Uses NanoTech precision blades
  • It has 3 settings - sensitive, normal and fast
  • For comfort it also has a Contour Direct system, skin comfort rings and a sensor
  • It also has a beard styler and a facial cleaning brush
  • It has a 3 step cleaning system and it is washable
  • The shaver also has a % battery level indicator
  • It uses a Qi charging pad and takes 3 hours for a full charge which gives 1 hour of shaving - there is also an 18 minute quick charge
  • You do get a travel pouch
  • Comes with a 2-year guarantee
Philips SP9863/14 electric shaver

A Little About the Philips Brand

The Philips Brand

This is a long established household brand and started way back in 1891. The company was founded by Gerard Philips and his father Frederik Philips in Eindhoven (Netherlands). In 1939 the company launched its pioneering rotary electric shaver, the Philishave.

Philips has remained fully committed to innovation. It has a focus on health and well-being. It currently has several ranges of electric shavers that include the 5000, 6000, 7000 and 9000 Series of electric shavers.

Our Verdict on the Philips SP9863/14

This razor is part of the Philips 9000 series, and the 9000 is their latest and most up to date range of electric shavers. That means you should have the latest technology available in this particular range.

94% buyer satisfaction based on 600+ online buyer reviews

The blades on this are very sharp with long lasting edges

The rings have a coating which helps make the blade contact very smooth.

You can wirelessly charge your shaver

This one works very fast on even thicker stubble and it is very fast.

This is a very good shaver. However if this is not the one for you, then you can check out all of the Philip's options by clicking here. This one though has a really nice wide range of features and buyers like the choice of settings.

There is also a nice range of attachments where you can turn your shaver into a beard styler, a precision trimmer or a cleansing brush with the SmartClick attachment system.

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