Philips Norelco QG3330/42 Review – Top Affordable Multigroom!

By | August 28, 2014

norelcoPhilips are a name we see again and again in the world of grooming products and beard trimmers, and with the Norelco QG3330/42 they have pulled a real rabbit out of the hat. At the time of me writing this, it is the number one best seller on Amazon’s “trimmers and clippers” section. Hardly any wonder when we look at the price this can be picked up for, but don’t let its affordability fool you, it is not a flimsy piece of kit, and the reason it has sold so well is not just because it is good for those on a budget.


stubbleThe Norelco QG3330/42 is one of a series of trimmers from Philips, and its older brothers the Multigroom Plus QG3360 and the Multigroom Pro QG3380 inevitably offer more features, they’re worth the extra investment, and have some excellent selling points such as a superior battery offering quick charging time, a carrying pouch, and solid metal guards. That said, the Multigroom in question here does the job for a lot of us, and is exceptionally versatile. Some of its features include:

  • 35 minutes of cordless use after one charge.
  • Specific stubble attachment offering 12 stubble lengths, making it one of the best beard trimmers for stubble on the market.
  • A precision attachment for lines and details, great for those who like to style in detail.
  • Nose, ear and eyebrow trimmer for the other unsightly hair on our faces!
  • Rounded tips on the blades to avoid skin irritation
  • Washable. You don’t find many trimmers this cheap that can be washed under a tap so easily, this is a huge plus point.

What Others Have Said

The majority of reviews on Amazon and other online retailers give this trimmer 4 or 5 out of 5 stars, not bad for a trimmer at the ‘cheap’ end of the market. People have complimented how easy it is to use and change attachments, the professional job it does and how durable and hard wearing it is, plus, many say that the battery life that is advertised is incorrect and that it actually tends to last longer. The Norelco brand has achieved quite a following and even professional barbers often swear by the products. Is the rest of the range superior? Yes, of course, that is why they have chosen to go in at multiple price points, but that doesn’t mean this can’t live up to expectation.


Everybody’s beard trimmer needs are different, of course they are, but I’m going to stick my bearded neck out on this one and say that the QG3330 is the best out there at this pricing point. Of course, spend more and get more if you so wish, but for a budget or ‘starter’ (so to speak) trimmer you won’t go far wrong investing in one of these bad boys.