• Philips Norelco Qg3280/41 Multigroom Pro, Blue and Braun Cruzer 6 Beard and Head Cruzer, 6 Beard and Head Trimmer

    The day I got the Philips Norelco Qg3280/41 Multigroom Pro, Blue as a gift from my wife, I have left my pair of trimming scissors with my 10 year old daughter who has a knack for making paper-cut designs. I never knew that grooming my beard can get so easy! However, my brother, who firmly believes that “stylish beard makes a man” (I know the phrase is not exactly this, what I have mentioned is my bro’s own variation) already owns a Braun Cruzer 6 Beard and Head Cruzer, 6 Beard and Head Trimmer. Since my brother has a firm faith in his sister in law’s choice, he asked if I would mind comparing and contrasting the attributes of Philips Norelco Qg3280/41 Multigroom Pro, Blue and Braun Cruzer 6 Beard and Head Cruzer, 6 Beard and Head Trimmer. I had no reason to say no to him. So, off we went.  


    First Of All…

    When it comes to making a long term investment, my wife ,as well as my bro prefers to purchase major brand names which are backed by a decent warranty. Both Norelco and Braun have been serving its consumers with unfailing commitment for many decades. In fact, the unit given to me is backed by a two years warranty, and the online store from where my brother had bought his Braun has offered him a limited product warranty.


    How They Differ In Design

    I must say that the Multi-Groom, with its razor sharp blades, does quite a good job at cutting. It is perfect for people with sensitive, irritation-prone skin like me, as it comes with rounded guard. Moreover, being absolutely water resistant, I can use it right under the shower, and rinse it clean right there. Obviously, this saves me much time.

    As for my fashionista brother, his work does not require him to hurry, and as such he has no reason to go for a unit which can save him some time in the rush hours. No wonder, he prefers to trim his beard a bit slowly, but impeccably. His trimmer is particularly designed to make beard styling as convenient as possible, even in the hardest-to-reach areas.



    I will never say that you cannot get creative with my gadget. I am simply explaining to you the different things I do with it. As for me, this product has now replaced a nose trimmer, hair clipper, beard trimmer, and of course, my razor without issues. You can opt for any of the nine different length settings on the beard and the mustache comb to trim your facial hair. If you are the one for more detailed shaping and contouring, you can use the precision detail trimmer while the mini shaver is great for styling goatees. 

    Now, as for the Braun. The integrated beard comb comes with six diverse length settings (1-11mm) to choose from, and an additional hair comb provides six more settings to trim longer hair (10-20mm). Each of the combs has a unique Click&Lock functionality which helps my brother to modify the ideal length setting just with his fingertips!



    First of all, both the Philips Noreclco and Braun beard trimmers can be used corded, or cordless. Of course, these models are a bit expensive, but they offer the users the benefit of mobility. Additionally, the makers have even equipped my unit with a lock that prevents it from turning on while it is inside the bag or suitcase, and this feature does comes handy to me, as my job demands me to take international trips very frequently.


    Battery Backup

    With the powerful Lithium battery that my unit has, I can use it for as long as 50 minutes! Yes! And the good thing is that to make it do so, I simply need to charge it for an hour! Well, I guess that the powerful lithium-ion battery does the trick for me. In fact, the rechargeable NiMH battery that my brother’s unit has can be used for 40 long minutes. However, to make it operate for 40 minutes, he needs to charge it for 8 hours. Even then, to cope with this gripe, the manufacturers seem to have endowed this product with a bonus feature. It has a dual battery system which can adjust to tough beard conditions and gives its users nothing less than an amazingly even trim.


    Ease Of Cleaning

    Just as I have mentioned before, I can clean my trimmer right under running water. However, it also has a vacuum system. Having a vacuum in hair trimmer is a rarity but it actually allows me to enjoy a no-mess grooming. As for my brother’s trimmer, it has a complete sealed body, which forestalls water and dust water from entering the shaver. Hence, he can happily cleanse the trimmer under gushing water. 

    Additional Info About Them

    Let me make things short. Below I have compiled the attributes that each of our units exclusively comes with.

    About My Phillips Norelco

    • It includes charging adapter, and cleaning brush,  charging stand, mini-shaver, precision trimmer, hair clipper comb, beard and mustache comb, trimmer, nose/ear hair trimmer, body trimming comb, storage pouch.
    • Five of the attachments are washable.
    • The blades are made of skin-safe, hypoallergenic materials.


    My Brother Said…


    • It is the most powerful beard trimmer that Braun has ever produced.
    • It has charging LED indicator.
    • It offers automatic worldwide voltage (110-240V) compatibility.
    • It can be used on wet hair, as well as on dry hair.

    Customers’ Opinion


    On visiting Amazon, I came to know that the Philips Norelco Qg3280/41 Multigroom Pro, Blue has already gained an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars. Just like me, most of the users take it to be a fantastic thing for its price. However, some of the users feel that the unit comes with a somewhat flimsy design, and the makers could have worked more on it. As for the Braun Cruzer 6 Beard and Head Cruzer, 6 Beard and Head Trimmer, I feel that with its 4 out of 5 stars rating, it gives my model a close competition. As for its downsides, some of the users have felt that the unit is not too good to trim hair. Many men, many minds, you know!


    Be Ready To Pay For…


    The good news is that both Philips Norelco Qg3280/41 Multigroom Pro, Blue and Braun Cruzer 6 Beard and Head Cruzer, 6 Beard and Head Trimmer is currently available at a hefty discounted rate at Amazon.com. Individually, the Philips Norelco Qg3280/41 Multigroom Pro, Blue is priced $69.99 while the Braun Cruzer 6 Beard and Head Cruzer, 6 Beard and Head Trimmer comes ten dollars cheaper. Now everything being said let me bid adieu for the time being. However, in case if you decide to settle on any of these items, you can visit the Amazon website for any additional information on them.

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