Philips Sonicare 3 Series Review

The Philips Sonicare 3 Series electric toothbrush is a good budget choice for anyone with braces, dental work or veneers.

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Philips Sonicare 3 electric toothbrush

My Philips Sonicare 3 Series Review

The Philips Sonicare 3 Series has a slim, ergonomic handle. The handles has one button to adjust speed or turn it on/off. It also has a battery indicator to let you know when it is time to recharge and three small lights to inform you which intensity you are selected. With the highest setting the Philips Sonicare 3 Series delivers up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute.

The space it takes up on your bathroom shelf is just a little big wider than the handle itself. Unfortunately this also means there is no extra storage place for a second toothbrush head in case you plan to share the handle.

This power toothbrush comes with a standard features and accessories. An integrated timer beeps every 30 seconds to let you know it is time to move on to the next quadrant. When two minutes are up, it turns itself off. While it has only one brush mode, it has three intensity settings you can choose from. Lacking is only a pressure sensor that could prevent you from brushing to hard.

The lithium ion battery last for about three weeks. Many of the cheaper toothbrushes still have NiMH batteries. Combined with the plastic travel case you get with this toothbrush, this can be a a good travel toothbrush. For trips up to three weeks you don’t even need to pack the charger.

One ProResults gum health brush head is included with the Philips Sonicare 3 Series. Many other Philips toothbrush heads also fit this model in case you want to change to a different size or harder bristles.

Philips has a bunch of helpful resources for customers. There is a downloadable user manual, FAQs and a support email address, online chat and phone number. This electric toothbrush also comes with a 2-year limited warranty.



  • up to 31,000 brush strokes/min
  • 2-minute and quadtimer
  • up to 21 days battery life
  • 110-220 V charger


  • no pressure sensor
  • louder than other models

You can buy the Philips Sonicare 3 Series electric toothbrush online. Most suppliers even offer free shipping. Check the latest price here.

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