Philips Multigroom 5000 Review

Our Verdict

The Philips Multigroom 5000 is a mid-range multi-grooming kit for men. It’s a good choice for the men who want lots of facilities in one trimmer but spend less. But it’s not much recommended for you if you are supposed to trim only the facial hairs and you need too many trimming lengths.


  • Saves extra costs.
  • Lightweight.
  • Long lasting battery life.
  • Cordless/Corded beard trimmer.
  • Great built-quality.
  • Lots of attachments.


  • No battery indicator.
  • No charging indicator
  • Not waterproof

There are 4 segments of multi grooming kits on the market by the giant brand Philips Norelco. The multigroom 3000 is the beginner one and the multigroom 9000 is the high-end product out of them. The Philips Multigroom 5000 is a mid-range head-to-toe trimmer that comes in 18 pieces of a package including 4 grooming heads.


4 Grooming Heads: There are four grooming heads in the package where one is the main steel trimmer, 1 extra-wide trimmer head, 1 nose trimmer, and 1 precision trimmer. The main steel trimmer is for trimming facial hairs in different sizes and styles. The extra-wide trimmer is for trimming the long beards or head hairs, the nose trimmer is used to remove unwanted hairs from the nose and ear, and the precision trimmer is for final touches and trimming narrow areas.

13 Trimming Guards: Philips Norelco Multigroom 5000 comes with 13 reinforced trimming guards. These unique cutting guards save us from any kind of buckling and skin irritating. the reinforced technology prevents bending and ensures flawless trimming in different lengths. For these trimming guards, you will get 0.5mm to 16mm hair cutting lengths for your hair, beard, and body hair trimming versatility.

DualCut Technology: The manufacturer engineered the trimmer heads with DualCut technology. It includes 2x more blades on the cutting head. Actually, the Multigroom 5000 is not only the device that comes with dual cut technology but also all multigroom kits by Philips come with this extra power technology. Philips tried to provide the best cutting enforcement with their multigroom kits to capture the market and they are pretty successful. The stainless steel dual blades abrade each other in the performance time that makes sharper and smoother cutting action.

Self-sharpening Blades: The multigroom 3000, multigroom 5000, multigroom 7000multigroom 9000 all multigrooming machines by Philips come with self-sharpening stainless steel blades. Do you know what is the facility of self-sharpening blades? Okay, the main advantage of self-sharpening blade is, you do not need to sharpen the blades frequently and the blades will remain sharp for a long time as well as do not need extra maintenance. Philips says, the blade will remain sharp for 4 years and you need to replace them after 4 years. Isn’t it a long period? The manufacturer suggests cleaning the blades after every use to keep the blade’s heath sharper.

Tempered Steel Motor: Philips tried to make the multigroom 5000 powerful enough to serve efficient hair grooming. You know a less powerful device is not capable of hair trimming. That’s why Philips added a metal motor in their multigroom 5000 that is made with reinforced tempered steel. But honestly, I found the motor is not powerful enough to cut coarse hairs. So you have to think of more advanced devices like a professional clipper or multigroom 9000 for coarse head hair cutting.

Battery: The Philips multigroom 5000 comes with a powerful lithium-ion rechargeable battery. On the other hand, it will take only 1 hour to have a full charge. The battery, in addition, provides 3 minutes quick charging option I think the battery is reliable enough, isn’t it?

Washability: The device is not 100% waterproof. So you are not allowed to use it in the shower time or under the shower. Do not immerse the full device for cleaning because it may damage the device and it’s not out of danger. Philips made the upper models Philips 7000 and Philips 9000 waterproof but the 5000 is not. Therefore, I suggest handling the device with care while using it in the bathroom or near the bathtub. In addition, do not grasp the device with wet hands while charging or using it corded. On the other hand, all the attachments are 100% waterproof.

Rubber Grip: The manufacturer used a secured and comfortable rubber grip on the device. So, it’s very secure from accidental slip while you use it in the bathroom. Moreover, the rubber grip makes a superior feeling to the device that makes it very easy to handle.

Should You Buy the Philips Multigroom 5000?

Yes, if…

  • You need a trimming device that will take care of your full body grooming.
  • You Don’t want to spend lots of money for buying separate trimmers for different part of your body.
  • You want a branded and quality product with lots of facilities but your budget is limited.
  • Your desire is only trimming your head to toe(not shaving).
  • You want more cordless battery backup.

No, if…

  • You want a trimmer with a digital display.
  • You need to get close shave to some part of your body or close beard shave.
  • You need a waterproof device to use under the shower.
  • You need to keep your beard or hair more than 16mm (A barber comb may be a solution though).

Some Related Questions

What is the warranty of Philips Multigroom 5000?

Ans: 4-year warranty.

Is there any guarantee with the package?

Ans: Yes, there is a 45 days satisfaction guarantee.

Can you get close shaves with the Philips 5000 multigroomer?

Ans: No, its minimum trimming length is 0.5mm.

Do you need to replace the battery?

Ans: No, and it’s not allowed to replace the battery by the user.

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