Should I Buy a HX6932 or HX6972?

The following is a brief and objective comparison review contrasting two Philips sonicare electric toothbrushes -- the HX6932 & the HX6972 -- highlighting both their differences (along with their similarities) amongst features & specifications. Where this comparison account ultimately gives you an overview of each model and what it can offer you, then from that you should be able to easily determine which model is right for you.

Fitted Technology

HX6932/10 (aka. Flexcare RS930): Sonicare Technology

HX6972/10 (aka. Flexcare Plus): Sonicare Technology

They both utilises the Philips' sonic technology that allows up to 31,000 'movements per minute to clean teeth' -- producing a powerful (yet comfortable) dental clean -- which compared to a manual toothbrush produces a healthier, (often) whiter and 'cleaner' mouth. However, between the two there is no real difference in this regard.

Cleaning Modes

HX6932: Clean Mode, Massage Mode, Sensitive Mode (MaxCare & GoCare)

HX6972: Clean Mode, Massage Mode, Sensitive Mode, Gum Care Mode, Refresh Mode

With the HX6932 you can select three specialised modes to cater for your specific oral needs -- it comes with clean mode (which is basically just an entire mouth clean), the massage mode (catering for your gum health through stimulating & 'getting' a bit of blood pumping through them) as well as sensitive mode (which as the name suggests is for those with particularly sensitive teeth). It also comes with a MaxCare (which just extends the mouth clean through to 3 minutes) & GoCare (which is for a 1 min quick clean, that you would do after lunch).

The HX6972 instead offers an extra two modes (as seen above) the Gum Care Mode (which is similar to the massage mode, but instead offers you the 2 minutes standard clean & then goes on for an extra minute solely catering for your gum line) as well as the refresh mode (is like the GoCare on the HX6932). With the HX6972 you can select between the modes through its illuminated lit display, which is visible when the brush is switched on and then turns invisible when turned off (which also indicates the condition of the battery).

Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus Sonic Electric Toothbrush, HX6972/10
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Practical Features

HX6932: 3 weeks run time | Easy-Start, Smartimer & Quad-pacer | Lit Display | Sanitizer

HX6972: 3 weeks run time | Easy-Start, Smartimer & Quad-pacer | Lit Display | Sanitizer

Both toothbrushes are rechargeable and from a single 24 hour charge they should last you around 3 weeks (1 hr 20 mins, 4 mins a day - 2 mins each morning & night). They also encourage good cleaning habits through the smartimer (keeping you cleaning your teeth for the fully recommended 2 minutes) and quad-pacer (an audible beep that occurs every 30 seconds to tell you to move on to the next quadrant of your mouth -- upper-right, lower-right, upper-left & lower-left).

To help you get used to the sonicare technology they also use an easy start mechanism, where it gradually builds up in power over 12 uses. They also come with a sanitization station that both stores & charges your toothbrush and kills 99% of bacteria & viruses (that works for 10 mins after you are done with the toothbrush and placed it in the sanitizer, getting you ready for next time).

Brush Heads

HX6932: Compact ProResults Brush Head | Standard ProResults Brush Head | 3 Rings |

HX6972: Compact ProResults Brush Head | Standard ProResults Brush Head | 3 Rings |

Philips also have specially designed contoured brush heads that follow the shape of your teeth to effectively remove plaque and other disease causing bacteria all in a comfortable fashion.

Further Information

Warranty Info:

Both models comes with a 24 month warranty for both parts & labour costs.

Dimensions & Weight

HX6932 - 12 x 5 x 4 inches ; 2 pounds |  HX6972 - 3.7 x 6.7 x 9.2 inches ; 1 pounds

What's in the Box?

Both come with the sonicare toothbrush, the two brush heads (stanard & compact), charging sanitizer unit, travel charger, two travel caps, travel case & 3 coloured rings.

Should You Buy a HX6932 or HX6972?

Between the two models there is practically no difference (both get the same accessories, offer the same performance). The only real difference being the HX6972 gets an illuminated display and there is a slight variation in the brush cleaning modes (if you have particularly bad gums I would opt for the HX6972) - but nothing really significant. If I was you then, I would just go with which model you can cheapest -- and if there isn't a difference in price then get the HX6972.

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