You already may have noticed, that there are confusingly many different Philips Sonicare rechargeable toothbrushes on the market. I compared all models and discovered that many of them are simply variants of the same model. They use the same toothbrush handle but differ by color or additional features like UV sanitizer, connectivity or tongue cleaner. Take that away and you are left with a much easier choice to make.
To make it easier to find the best Philips sonic toothbrush for you, I wrote this overview of the different Philips Sonic toothbrush handles (children’s electric toothbrushes I will do in a later post) and their main features. Once you know which handle you want, finding the right Philips electric toothbrush for you is not so complicated anymore. You then just need to pick the additional features you would like to have and choose a color.
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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Brush Handle
This brush handle offers 5 different brushing modes. Maximum speed are 31,000 brush strokes or 62,000 brush movements per minute. That makes it the most powerful handle in the Philips model range at the moment.
If fully charged you can use it for up to three weeks. The charger is usable with 110 – 220V, which is nice in case you also want to use it abroad where voltage may differ.
To charge your electric toothbrush, you simple place it in the included charger glass or use the also included travel case which can connect via USB or to a wall outlet.
Included is a rechargeable Lithium ION battery. An illuminated icon on the brush handle informs you about the battery life.
While brushing this handles beeps after every 30 seconds to inform you that it is time to move on to the next quadrant of your mouth. Once the two minutes recommended brushing time are up, it automatically turns off.
It is compatible with Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Standard, Philips Sonicare SimplyClean Standard, Philips Sonicare AdaptiveClean Standard, Philips Sonicare InterCare Standard, Philips Sonicare Sensitive Standard.
The absence of a pressure sensor may be not such a big deal if you hold the brush handle the way Philips suggests.
Philips offers the DiamondClean brush handle in 5 different colors: white (HX9352/10), black (HX9352/10), amethyst (HX9372/10), rose gold (HX9392/05) and pink (HX9362/10). The wireless charger version is only available in black.
You can also get the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean (HX9393/90) with the wireless charging pad and a travel pouch. It is slightly more expensive than the I version talked about here.
Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected
This brush handle offers 3 different brushing modes (Clean, White, Deep Clean) at three different intensities. Maximum speed are 31,000 brush strokes or 62,000 brush movements per minute. It vibrates to alert you when you use too much pressure.
With a fully charged Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected handle you you are good for up to two weeks. The included charger is compatible to 110 – 220V.
The rechargeable Lithium ion battery is build in and can not be changed. A small light on the brush handle tells you about the battery status.
This handle comes with two timers. A quadrant timer tells you when it is time to start brushing the next quadrant and a second one to inform you when you finished brushing for two minutes.
The handle is only available in white (HX9192/01). You can also buy with an UV Sanitizer(HX9192/02).
The older Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum (HX9172/15 and HX9112/13) is still sold online but it lacks the connectivity.
Philips Sonicare FlexCare+ rechargeable toothbrush
The Philips Sonicare FlecCare+ electric toothbrush is the successor of the popular FlexCare model. With 5 bushing modes it is a mid-rage model with battery indicator, 2-minute timer and an interval timer.
The fastest mode provides you with up to 31 000 brush strokes per minute. The integrated Lithium ion battery keeps power for up to three weeks tooth cleaning. A battery indicator is part of the handle and an illuminated panel informs you about the brush mode you selected.
The 110-220 volt charger features a cord wrap and has a space to store one brush head. If you buy this toothbrush handle, you also get a hard case for traveling.
This handle is only available in white.
Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ toothbrush
The Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite+ is another one of Philips sonic electric toothbrush handle with 2 brush modes that can be used with three different intensities. They all can be combined with each other. That gives you a lot of options to find a perfect mode for you. The maximum setting provides up to 62 000 brush strokes per minute.
It also features 2 timers: the 2-minute timer to tell you when you finished the recommended brushing time and a an alert to let you know when it is time to move to a different quadrant of your mouth.
The Lithium ion battery holds enough charge to provide you with up to 21 days brushing time. A small light informs you about the battery status.
The basic package (HX8911/02)includes a DiamondClean toothbrush head, a travel case and the charger you can use at 110 or 220 volts.
The handles is only available in white. Philips also offers it as bundle (HX8918/10) with tongue brush and spray which makes it a bit more expensive.
Do not confuse it with the older Philips Sonicare HealthyWhite electric toothbrush! Although still available online it is phasing out. Philips replaced it with the newer Sonicare HealthyWhite+ model. These two model do not have the same features.
Philips Sonicare 3 Series (HX6631/30)
The Philips Sonicare 3 Series handle offers one brush mode with 3 different intensity settings which will give you up to 31 000 brush strokes per minute on the highest setting. The handle has also a battery indicator and a 2-minute timer as well as a quadrant timer.
Included is a Lithium ion battery which will let you brush your teeth up to 21 days. This handles comes with one toothbrush head, a multi-voltage charger and a travel case.
Philips Sonicare 2 Series HX6211
The Philips Sonicare Series 2 handle has a 2 minute timer, a battery indicator and one brushing mode only. It can deliver up to 31000 brush strokes per minute and is available in 6 different color combinations.
The toothbrush comes with one brush head, a multi-voltage travel charger but no travel case.
The NiMH battery lets you use the toothbrush for up to 14 days without recharging.