Philips Sonicare 2 Series

Last updated date: May 9, 2019

DWYM Score
8.4

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 106 expert reviews, the Philips Philips Sonicare 2 Series placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.5
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
3,257 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Low cost yet with sonic technology.Easy to use.
- BestReviews
This brush is quieter than our recommended Oral-B model, with a more subtle motion (though the vibrations can feel slightly more uncomfortable when the back of the brush knocks against your other teeth).
- New York Times Wirecutter
The QuadPacer is a built in timer that causes the 2 Series to briefly pause and sound a tone each time 30 seconds has passed. The timer gets it’s name from the way in which Philips Sonicare suggests you brush your teeth.
- Moo Review
September 14, 2018 | Full review
Power builds up gradually over 14 uses, this means you can transition from a manual to electric without any discomfort.
- Dental Dorks
March 6, 2017 | Full review
The Sonicare Series 2, like most side-to-side electric toothbrushes, is quite comfortable to brush with — definitely much more comfortable than the rotation-oscillation types. The action is gentler, making it a definite plus for those with sensitive gums and has an overall smaller profile, making it easier to clean those hard-to-reach places in the back of your mouth, especially if you have a mouth that is more petite.
- Tech Gear Lab
The 2 Series is compatible with a wide range of brush heads (it comes with one ProResults plaque control head). (it comes with one ProResults plaque control head). More importantly, you can get brush heads with softer bristles specifically designed for sensitive teeth.
- Reviews.com
This brush is quieter than our recommended Oral-B model, with a more subtle motion (though the vibrations can feel slightly more uncomfortable when the back of the brush knocks against your other teeth).
- Engadget
August 17, 2018 | Full review
The 2 Series is a great brush, when picked up at the right price.
- Electric Teeth
January 18, 2019 | Full review
There are 31000 strokes per minute, meaning a more thorough clean.
- The Toothsayer
October 1, 2018 | Full review
The clinic kit edition with additional tongue brush and tongue spray leaves your mouth fresh and clean all day than other models.
- Best Electric Toothbrush Club
What experts didn't like
Auto shutoff annoys some users who want to brush longer. Only one brush ahead.
- BestReviews
The replacement brush heads for the 2 Series are slightly more expensive at $27 for three ($9 each).
- New York Times Wirecutter
The only downside to the 2 Series is it’s lack of a Sensitive mode that is found on the 3 Series Gum Health (The next model up) and higher.
- Moo Review
September 14, 2018 | Full review
When the battery indicator is signaling a low battery, it does require to be charged straight away.
- Dental Dorks
March 6, 2017 | Full review
Shorter battery life than other Sonicare models.
- Tech Gear Lab
Our biggest issue with the Sonicare 2 Series is that it has no pressure sensor.
- Reviews.com
The replacement brush heads for the 2 Series are slightly more expensive at $27 for three ($9 each).
- Engadget
August 17, 2018 | Full review
No pressure sensor to alert you when brushing to hard.
- Electric Teeth
January 18, 2019 | Full review
Only comes with 1 refill.
- The Toothsayer
October 1, 2018 | Full review
The original bundling brush head – ProResults is good at plaque control, but not suitable for those with sensitive teeth.
- Best Electric Toothbrush Club

From The Manufacturer

Remove more tooth-decaying plaque and avoid cavities with the philips sonicare hx6211/30 2 series plaque control rechargeable toothbrush. The snap-on proresults plaque control brush head features curved bristles to match the shape of your teeth for a superior clean that removes up to 6x more plaque than a manual toothbrush. The easy-start feature slowly increases the power of the brush as you get used to the sonicare experience and the smartimer encourages a full 2 minutes brushing time. An ergonomic handle with intrinsic grip makes it easy and comfortable to hold the brush, and the two-color battery charge indicator lets you know when it's time to recharge. This kit includes 1 philips sonicare 2 series rechargeable toothbrush, 1 proresults plaque control brush head, and 1 charger.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
2. Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 3
3. Oral-B White Pro 1000
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 19
4. Philips Sonicare 2 Series
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 10
5. Waterpik Ortho Care
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 6
6. Oral-B Genius Pro 8000
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 12
7. Oral-B 7000 SmartSeries
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 14
8. Oral-B Pro 5000 Smartseries
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 11
9. Philips Sonicare Essence
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 8
10. PURSONIC S500
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 6

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