Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2038 Series 5100 Review

The Philips Norelco bodygroom bg2038 is one of the more high-end products of its type currently to be found on the market. It comes with several features primarily aimed toward being able to cover your entire body with a single tool, making it convenient and versatile at all times while remaining suitable for nearly every user out there.

While it may come at quite a higher price when compared to other products of a similar nature, those willing and able to throw down any significant amount of money on their next body shaver would do well to direct that toward the Philips Norelco body groomer bg2038.

There are several exciting features which I’d like to touch base on that briefly I feel considerably set this self-care product apart from the majority of the other, similar products on the market. Without further ado, here are those features.

Standout Features

  • Extra-long attachment makes shaving your back easy.
  • Head is less prone to being clogged by long or thick hair.
  • Blades sharpen themselves, reducing the need for maintenance.
  • The 3 combs are for different body hair lengths; these combs 
  • comfortably glide over the skin.
  • 1 hour charging time and use 50 minutes cordless.
  • 45 days money-back guarantee and full 2 years warranty.
Norelco Body Groomer BG2038

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What’s in the box

  1. The Philips BG2038 groomer
  2. Three combs for length settings
  3. Back Attachment
  4. Store and charge stand
  5. Cleaning brush
  6. Power cord
  7. User Manual

Features in details

As previously stated, the majority of the Philips Norelco Body Groomer BG2038’s features are centered primarily around convenience for those using it. One such feature is the unit’s blades, which sharpen themselves. This is something you rarely hear of, even in very high end, expensive models. I think this is a feature we can all appreciate to at least some degree; it makes things easier, lowers the occurrence of issues related to dull blades, and will outright reduce the frequency at which you’ll need to change your razor’s heads.

Another feature aimed purely around convenience is the Philips Norelco BG2038/41 Body Groomer 5100’s long back extension. I say it’s made exclusively for comfort because it isn’t essential to get a shave. You’ll find, however, that shaving your back becomes a much easier ordeal, especially for those of us without the optimal flexibility needed to reach behind our back. This is something I’d like to see in all body shaving products. It’s that good.

The Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2038 also comes with rounded trimming combs. Without getting too much into them and how they work, I will say that they significantly reduce the rate at which you find yourself getting cut by your razor or experiencing any razor burn. It also makes shaving a lot easier in some hard-to-see places, as you can hit them from a larger variety of angles.

Lastly, you’ll find shaving to be a much more efficient process with the razor’s ability to swallow up hairs of all lengths seemingly. No longer will long or thick hair clog up the areas between razors. Not only will this make shaving more comfortable and quicker, but it will also reduce the number of razor heads you find yourself going through every month, saving you both time and money in the long run.

Philips Norelco bodygroom bg2038


After first using the Philips Norelco bodygroom bg2038, it’s hard to imagine another body razor that can perform to the same high degree. Its long back extension, consistently sharp blades, and its apparent inability to get clogged up keeps it functioning at peak levels under any given situation. Because of this, you’ll find you need no backup razor or alternative tools to finish a full-body job.

While its features already set it apart from other razors and make it one of the best products of its type, its performance alone is very well above the market standard, making it an excellent option for everyone. If it’s a performance you’re after, you’ve no need to shop further; the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 5100 will get the job done right with a massive level of convenience and in a short amount of time, every time. It reigns superior in this aspect alone.

Battery life

The Philips Norelco Body Groomer BG2038 comes with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The battery gives the groomer enough power; after 1-hour charging, it will provide you with 50 minutes of working time.

The groomer has an LED display on the front of the body. The LED display will indicate if the battery is full/low/empty.

Battery full = LED light green.
Low battery charge, LED light turns orange.
When the battery goes low, it will give you an alarm.


Once again, the Philips Norelco body groomer bg2038 continues to do everything right. Searching around online, you will be hard-pressed trying to find any significant amount of reviews or complaints which speak of mechanical issues regarding this product. In the very rare case that you do, you’ll notice that those who follow up with Philips regarding their matter will have their product replaced almost immediately.

This durability comes both from a solid build and from features that keep your blades functioning for long periods, adding to the unit’s overall strength. I’d go so far as to call the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 5100 one of the (if not the) most durable body shavers of its caliber on the market.


If this all sounds too good to be true, the price might change your mind. While the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 5100 isn’t the absolute most expensive body shaver in the world, its price reaches pretty high above the average market price. If you plan on purchasing this unit, be ready to spend up to fifty dollars for the luxury. It’s worth noting, however, that, after some time, it may pay for itself through the money you’ll save on replacement heads. Still, you’ll need to put down some serious money to be able to afford it in the first place.

What we liked

  • Comes with a back attachment.
  • Only 1 hour to full charge
  • 45 days money-back guarantee and two years warranty
  • No risk of skin irritation/redness
  • The attachments combs give a close shave
  • Lightweight and waterproof

What didn't like

  • The power button is sometimes accidentally turned off while holding.
  • The groomer may hurt if you go too fast on the skin.
  • You have to lead the shaver from the right angle for a close shave.

Cleaning and Maintenance

There is no clean base with this package. So it would help if you clean it manually. This groomer is completely waterproof. So don’t worry about damage through the water. First, separate the shaving head, then brush the head and groomer body and then rinse under running water. After washing, dry all the parts thoroughly.

Some FAQs

Is Philips Norelco Bodygroom BG2038 noisy?– No, It is not so noisy

Is the battery for universal volt? – Yes.

Can I use Philips Norelco Bodygroom 5100 for your facial hair? – yes.

Can I use it on genitals, jewels, and pool stick? – yes, but you should do it carefully

The Verdict

If, and only if, you’re willing to spend a bit of cash upfront, the Philips Norelco bodygroom bg2038 is well worth your money. It’s one of the very best products of its type on the market and will likely hold this title for quite some time. Through self-sharpening blades, an extremely long back extension, and lasting durability and reliability, the vast majority of its users are happy and satisfied customers. Because of its excellent performance and versatility, it can likely replace more than one of the tools you may or may not already have laying around on the bathroom counter.

Despite its rather high price, it’s well worth the money and offers customers a great value. And, through its ability to keep any given razor head going strong for some time, it may even save you money in the long run when compared to cheaper models of the same variety. It has everything one would hope to see in a quality body shaver.