Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2040/49 Review 2022

Whether you want to trim your hairs or want a clean body, you need a good quality shaver and a trimmer to do that. You can buy separate trimming and shaving machine or buy a 2 in one machine that offers both things in a single device. The Philips Norelco bodygroom is one of the best machines that allows you to trim and shave with just one product. In this post, we’re going to review the Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series BG2040/49 thoroughly.

The Philips Norelco Bodygroom Series BG2040/49 comes with a foil shaver and a trimmer. This machine’s head comes with 2-dimension pivoting head that closely cuts the hairs and offers you a close shave on your body contours. On the other side of the machine, you will get a built-in trimmer that comes with an adjustable comb to adjust the hair’s length.

We can say that its a 2 in 1 machine that offers both shavings and trimming to your body. On the advanced side, the Philips Norelco bodygroom is fully showerproof and skin-friendly. It works cordlessly and allows you to use it while showering. For a great shaving experience, you can use it with shaving cream.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2040 Review

Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2040/49 Design and Build Quality

Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2040 Design and Build Quality

Upon checking the shaver, I found that the machine is well built with high-quality materials. The grip is excellent in the hands due to its ergonomically curved designed shape. You can easily drag the machine around your body without any issues.

This machine’s built-in trimmer comes with an adjustable comb, which is by far the best option in a machine. The externally adjustable comb can break easily during the fitting, and there are very high chances that one can easily lose them. To overcome these problems, Philips attaches the comb permanently to the trimmer to avoid any issues while using the machine.

If you notice, you will see small rubber feet on this machine’s body, which offers some grip over slippery surfaces.

On the other hand, some user claims that it’s hard for them to remove the machine’s head for cleaning purposes. It requires some amount of force, which may brick the machine on an excessive amount of force.

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Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2040/49 Review 2022

Blades Quality

The blades of this shaver are made from hypoallergenic materials. Also, they are self-sharpening and doesn’t require any lubrication and maintenance at all. You will not feel any complaints regarding blades quality of this machine.

Battery Life

The battery of this shaver offers 50 minutes of runtime in a single charge. According to us, 50 minutes is more than enough for complete manscaping. Most of the shaver takes overnight to charge; Philips BG2040/49 takes only an hour to charge fully.

On the downside, there is no charging jack or port in the machine. It would be best to put the shaver on the charging dock to charge the machine, which means you cannot use it while charging.

2 In 1 Trimming and Shaving Feature

From shaving your chest hairs to trimming your genitals, the Philips BG2040/49 offers a complete grooming experience to you. You don’t need to buy two separate machines for shaving and trimming. The Norelco BG2040/49 got you covered.

Easy Parts availability

The replacement parts of this are easily available in the market, so you don’t need to worry about it. Make sure to change the foil shaver head in a year for a hassle-free experience. The good thing is that the replacement head is inexpensive and easily available.

Cordless Use

Thanks to its cordless design, you can even use the shaver while showering. Cordless design offers great portability over cord shavers. However, cord shavers offer the same performance even after long hours of use while cordless shaver gets slow and stopped once the battery gets down.


The machine is 100% waterproof and can be used in the shower with shaving cream. You can easily shave your chest and abs, underarms, legs, groin area, and back and shoulders with this amazing shaver.

LED Indicator

The LED indicator has three colors – orange, green. When the battery gets down, it will light up orange, which means you need to charge to the shaver. Once you put it into the charging dock, it will blink in green color and blinks until it gets fully charged.

It would be great if Philips provides a quick charge feature in this shaver.

5 Length Settings for Trimming

From 3mm to 11mm, you will get 5 length settings for trimming. You can select your desired length to trim your body hair. Apart from this, you can also remove the built-in comb for more close trimming. However, we advise you not to do that to pinch your skin while using the trimmer without any comb.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2040/49 Performance

In our performance test, we found that the Philips Norelco Bodygroom offers great performance for us. Whether you want to use it for trimming, shaving, or body cleaning, it works like a charm for you.

The 3D pivoting head closely cuts all the hairs without any irritation on the skin. If you have sensitive skin, then consider using this machine. You don’t even need to go over the same area repeatedly to get maximum close shaving.

On the other side of the machine, you will get a trimmer. From 3 mm to 11 mm, you will get five length settings. You can trim your beard or body hairs as per your desired lengths. If you want more close trimming, then you can also remove the adjustable comb completely. The process is simple and doesn’t require you to change the comb to get the desired length.

Thanks to its ergonomic design, you can even use it for shaving your pubic hairs or around your genitals. You will not get any nicks and cuts if used with care.

Now comes to the foil shaver. We found that you may require some extra passes because sometimes it leaves some flat-lying hairs. Once you get used to it, you will surely start admiring the performance of this amazing machine.

The only thing which I don’t like about the machine is its flexible shaving head. It would be good if Philips provides an option to switch from a flexible head to a fixed shaving head.

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Why You Should Buy The Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2040/49

Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2040 Design and Build Quality

There is no doubt that the Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2040/49 (BG2040) is a great shaving machine loaded with tons of features. It offers 50 minutes of runtime after charging for an hour, which is more than enough for a single grooming session.

The good thing is that it will show the charging status on the LED battery indicator. You can keep an eye on the indicator to know when your machine is ready to use. On the advanced side, Philips offers 45 days money-back guarantee and a two-year warranty on the machine. You can give it a try before actually buying it.