Philips Series 5000 S5466/17 Wet & Dry Shaver Review

So on this post I’m reviewing Philips Series 5000 model S5466/17 Wet & Dry Shaver.

I thought about bumping up  the content on this blog and get some creative juice flowing by mixing some video and photography and do some honest gadget reviews.

This is my first time to own any electric shaver so I’m super excited to try this on. Been the traditional razor guy since puberty.

I initially got a Philips Series 3000 to unbox and review but returned it the next day when I found out this newer model Philips Series 5000 S5466/17 was on sale from another store and I could get much cheaper.

So this is a rotary motor type of shaver and the other most common type is the foil shaver which I can’t compare as I never owned one. Rotary electric shavers usually have three circular heads that feature an internally spinning cutter that cuts the stubble, it follows the contour of the face. 

Philips Series 5000 S5644/17 specs

Top features

  • ComfortTech Blades
  • 55,000 cutting actions/minute
  • 27 self-sharpening blades
  • 360 degrees Contour heads
  • Advance Display
  • Wet & dry

Inside the Philips Series 5000 box

We got the manual, safety product information. Additional extra year warranty card.

The trimmer comes separate, we got the normal charger and then this shaver specific model comes with cover and not a bag.

Out of the box it seems shaver battery is low so it won’t turn on.

Philips Series 5000 box content

Feel for the product 

Pretty lightweight and the ergonomic grip is well made with the anti rubber material that makes it feel sturdy.

360 contour heads

  • Flexible heads follow your facial counter
  • To open up there is this button to push and shows the internal.
  • Twisting the head pops the thing right off.
  • Twist it back again to put it back in place.
Counter head open

Advance Display & Battery

This model comes with Advance model that indicates the battery level. Flashing orange light indicates low battery.

When you plug this in it would show a indicator and start a flashing white light, when fully charged it stops flashing.

  • 5 mins of charge should get you one shave
  • 1 hour charging gives 50 mins runtime

Lock usage

It has this cool feature to lock the device. If you don’t want this shaver to accidentally turn on when the button is pressed like when it’s in a suitcase or a bag, you can press and hold the button for 3 seconds then release. This would lock the unit.

To release the lock hold the button again for 3 seconds then release.


So I tried the unit first with a wet shave. This is what I think of it. Feels weird that it cuts the beard and you don’t feel it you have to circle back a couple of times to some stubborn beard to trim it out.   I may have used too much gel, shaver seems to stop and I have to turn it back on.  

Will give another try next week and do a dry shave.

To the actual finish product it really gets a close shave.  I feel it could use a bit more power. Might not work for thick beards. Overall I’m happy with the purchase.

So the Philips Series 5000 S5466/17 comes with a  90 day guarantee, if I’m not impress with I can always return it back. 

There you go, hope you like this review.

Images and videos were shot with Sony ZV-E10 camera.

Check out my unboxing video for further details.

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