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1.0 out of 5 stars Awful: avoid, 26 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: Philips Sonicare Power Up Electric Toothbrush - Green (Personal Care)
I bought this to replace a Philips Sonicare HX6782/33. The '6782 had lasted for three years, and had cleaned my teeth much better than the Oral B I used for 5 years before that, so I thought buying another sonicare would be a no brainer.

Well, the HX3110/02 is the worst toothbrush I have ever used, and I am including non powered toothbrushes here!

The battery lasts one and a half goes, so it has to be permanently on charge. All other toothbrushes last around a week on a full charge.
Most toothbrushes now have a timer that tells you when to change your brushing (so you spend equal time on the upper and lower jaws), but the HX3110/02 does not have this.
The '3110 does not come with a carry case - every other electric toothbrush I have owned has.
The '3110 is heavy. Far heavier than both the better Sonicares and the Oral Bs.
The '3110 has an awful vibration action (caused by its heaviness). It literally sounds and feels like resting a back and Decker drill on your head and then turning it on. I physically cannot stand using the '3110, it is that bad.... and I have been using electric toothbrushes for several years!

I binned my '3110 after two days and instead bought a Colgate C200. Cheaper, comes with a case, almost as light as a normal toothbrush, head lasts three months (which is longer than the Sonicare) and as good as the much more expensive HX6782/33 in its cleaning action.

There's a few other reviews for this product that says 'a dentist recommended this toothbrush'. I'm betting the dentist recommended a Sonicare, not this particular model, and the user picked this model because it is the cheapest Sonicare. If that is also how you got to this product page, my advice: get either an Oral B, a Colgate C200, or a more expensive Sonicare such as the HX6782/33. Avoid the HX3110/02 at all costs. It is simply a cheap no-frills and nasty toothbrush. Its not even that Sonicare are bad (I have been pleased with my other Sonicare brush), its just this particular model. Avoid.
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Initial post: 31 Jul 2014 17:19:23 BDT
mrcambridge says:
I totally agree with this, I replaced my higher end Sonicare (after it broke) with this cheaper version (on a v. good offer at the time), thinking it would give a similar performance, after all I had the UV sanitiser, and full "pro" kit from my last expensive one. But it is woeful, brushing not half as good as the original Sonicares, and the charge is next to useless, I get about 2 brushes out of this until it needs a full 24 hour charge, so that's on charge 3 times a week. Don't waste your money, pay a bit more and get a better Sonicare (even though they don't last more than a few years).
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