The P80 is one of my favorite brushes from Fairywill to date.
The sonic cleaning action is good and leaves the mouth feeling clean and fresh.
It has a built-in timer and pacer, to encourage even brushing. This is something I consider to be essential.
It has a smart modern design and has a visible pressure sensor that wraps around the brush handle.
8 brush heads are included as is a travel case.
Toothpaste residue collects at the top of the brush handle. You also can’t change the cleaning mode before turning the brush on.
Despite this, it is a very good value option. It takes the challenge to the Oral-B Smart 1500, which is our top recommendation.
- Powerful sonic cleaning action
- Built-in timer and pacer encourage good brushing habits
- A visible pressure sensor alters you when brushing with too much force
- Long battery life allows longer use between charges
- 5 cleaning modes to suit different needs
- Travel case included
- Good value for money
- Toothpaste residue builds up at top of the handle
- No dedicated cleaning mode button
- The charging port on the bottom of the handle may be an issue long term
- No alternative brush head styles
Where to buy the Fairywill Pro 80
Amazon is the best place from which to buy this toothbrush. Even Fairywill’s onw website redirects to Amazon for the purchase.
Consider these other brushes
If I were buying a brush today, the Oral-B Smart 1500 would be my choice.
It’s affordable with the features you need. It is our number 1 choice for the best electric toothbrush.
That said, there is absolutely no denying that the P80 is a great value purchase. It addresses some of the shortcomings of the Oral-B 1500. Features such as the travel case and extra brush heads, make this an attractive option.
It is worth considering also that Fairywill 507. It lacks the pressure sensor and refinement of the P80, but still packs a punch for the price.
The cleaning action of the Smart 1500 takes the edge in clinical effectiveness. Either brush can do a good job if you use the correct technique.
Our guide to taking care of your teeth shows you all of the important things you need to know, irrespective of the toothbrush you use.
Fairywill Pro in depth review
Fairywill continues to bring more electric toothbrush products to market.
They are fast building a name for themselves as a result of the value for money they offer.
The P80 is no exception.
The difference here is the noticeable step up in material quality.
It feels a much more worth contender alongside the likes of Oral-B, Sonicare, and Colgate.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Fairywill P80 electric toothbrush
- 8 x Brush heads
- 1 x USB charging cable
- 1 x Travel case
- Sonic cleaning action with up to 40,000 strokes per minute
- 2 minute timer and 30 second pacer
- 5 cleaning modes
- Visible pressure sensor
- Rechargeable lithium battery
- Travel case
Design, usability, clean & general use
It still is and looks like a traditional electric toothbrush. But, the packaging, materials, and implementation make it feel more premium.
The box is wrapped in an outer sleeve with a foil style finish which really catches the eye.
The strong metallic blue color contrasts with the silver, white and black also used on packaging.
On the front is a large picture of the toothbrush. The key features are called out too.
On the back are the product specifications, box contents and regulatory information.
Remove the sleeve to open another box, with yet smaller boxes inside. The smaller boxes have graphics on them to clearly show what’s within each. The full box contents are listed above. It is fair to say it is a pretty pleasant unboxing experience.
The toothbrush is made up of 2 key parts, the handle, and the brush head.
Starting with handle.
It has a cylindrical design. There are no flat edges to the handle.
At 2.8cm/1.10 inches wide/deep and 119g/4.2oz it feels good in the hand and is nicely balanced.
The P80 is available in one color only, black. Although, the upper sixth of the brush handle is more of a metallic grey/silver than black. It does give a welcomed design accent to the handle.
The sides and back of the brush handle are free of any notable ports and controls. The exception being 2 dots towards the top of the brush handle, on the rear. These help prevent the toothbrush from rolling on a countertop.
The front of the brush handle is the busiest part.
Below the different colored section at the top of the handle is a thin, clear strip that runs around the handle. This is the visible pressure sensor.
Below this is a circular power button. It is primarily black in color with a silver accent ring around the edge. There is a power icon debossed onto it, so it is clear what this button is.
The button itself is quite firm. It isn’t spongy or clicky and doesn’t provide the best feedback when pressed.
Beneath this, the names of the cleaning modes and LED’s are stacked down the handle in the following order.
Above each cleaning mode name, is an LED.
The LED is lit white in color when the cleaning mode is selected.
The cleaning mode names are printed in a clear silver font. They contrast with the black brush handle.
Below this is another LED, with the word ‘Charge’ beneath it. This is the battery status icon.
And finally at the very bottom of the handle is the Fairywill logo printed in light silver.
You may note the lack of a dedicated cleaning mode button. There isn’t one.
The base of the brush handle is flat. The brush, therefore, stands upright on a flat surface.
Printed on the base are some regulatory icons. As is text confirming the model number, country of manufacture (China), and the supported (5V-1A) input.
Right in the center is the power connector for recharging the brush.
The pin is ever so slightly recessed and the brush is supposed to be waterproof. I can’t help fear that long term this port is susceptible to water ingression and corrosion. It is very possible that the brush may sit in a small pool of water.
That said, Fairyiwll suggests themselves this is safe, tried, and tested. It does exist on a few of their models and I haven’t seen any issue reported.
It does also mean to charge it you need to lay your brush down, rather than stand it upright as is often the case.
To recharge using the provided cable. It has a USB A (male) connector on one end and a barrel pin on the other.
The handle has a matte finish. It is not glossy. It is hard to describe. Whilst the surface is not heavily textured, it is not super smooth so it feels fairly grippy in hand.
Overall it looks really quite smart. The smartest Fairywill brush I have used, I feel.
The P11 looked good, but it is almost too minimal. There are no cleaning mode icons and the lights on the handle are hard to decipher.
Extending from the top of the brush handle is a metal shaft. It is not plastic like some Fairyiwll models. A sign of quality perhaps?
This delivers the vibrations to the bristles found on the detachable brush head.
Each brush head is pushed onto and pulls off of this. There is no need to twist the head. You will hear when it is securely in place. A clicking sound is emitted as the head securely clips onto the shaft. You need a small amount of force to attach and remove the heads.
There will too be a very small gap between the handle and the head when fitted.
The width of the handle is greater than the head. This leaves a flat lip to the top of the brush handle that collects saliva and toothpaste debris. Without a good rinse or wipe off, over time this can look quite messy.
Sealed inside the brush handle is the rechargeable lithium-ion battery and sonic motor. This is in addition to the other tech that makes this brush function.
The handle is waterproof, IPX7 rated so you can happily rinse this under a tap and use it in the shower if you choose.
An impressive 8 brush heads are included in the box with the P80. All are the same style.
They are a large ovalish shape, like Sonicare brush heads, if you are familiar.
They have been cut with a W profile to them. This means longer bristles at either end of the brush head and in the middle. This cut to the bristles is common and designed to cup the teeth and clean effectively. When you look at the brush head you will see the different length and angled bristles to help achieve a good clean.
The bristles are not super soft. I would suggest they have more of a medium firmness to them.
You wouldn’t want anything firmer than these heads. Perhaps in time, they will produce an soft bristles head pack that is compatible with the P80.
Built into the heads are fading indicator bristles. Or reminder bristles as they are otherwise known.
A brush head should be replaced on average every 3 months. These fading bristles are designed to act as a reminder that you need to replace the head.
Blue in color the bristles are on the outer edge of the head. Over approximately 3 months they will fade from a strong blue to a much softer translucent color.
If the bristles are clearly worn, frayed or splayed, then you should replace them sooner.
The body of the brush head is made from plastic, with a glossy coating. They do not have rubberized backs to them. The neck of the brush heads are quite slim. This makes for a pleasant experience when actually brushing.
All the heads push onto and pull off of the metal shaft that extends from the top of the brush handle.
The sonic motor delivers up to 40,000 vibrations (brush strokes) to the brush head per minute.
As a sonic toothbrush, many will compare this to Philips Sonicare. Yes, technically the brush offers more (31,000 on Sonicare), but it isn’t all about power. Technique and brushing time comes into play.
You are not going to get a better clean from this because it offers 9,000 more brush strokes per minute.
You might want to have a read of our Sonicare vs Fairywill article.
How the power of the motor is used, depends on the cleaning mode selected.
The following modes use the following power:
- White – 40,000
- Clean – 40,000
- Sensitive – 31,000
- Polish – 31,000
- Massage – 28,000
Unless you are using side by side with a Sonicare toothbrush, it is hard to notice the difference.
In Fairywill’s words the brushing modes and how they work are as follows:
- White – The swing of the brush is large and the vibration intensity is the strongest. It is suitable for users who have high requirements for cleaning effect and do not have sensitive teeth.
- Clean – The swing of the brush is normal and the vibration intensity is medium speed. It is suitable for normal oral conditions, to gain the strongest cleaning effect and maintain healthy oral hygiene.
- Sensitive –The brush swing is soft and the vibration intensity is the softest of the five modes which is suitable for users with sensitive teeth.
- Polish – The bristles swing and the vibration intensity changes rapidly. The simulated effect can be used for additional treatment of the incisor area which has a whitening effect.
- Massage – The bristle swing and the vibration intensity change slowly. For gentle stimulation designed to keep gums firm and healthy.
You don’t need lots of modes. For most, clean is a perfectly suitable mode. If any, it is the sensitive mode we feel is the worthwhile extra mode to have as it is a little more gentle.
To access each mode, you press the power button. You then press it again multiple times to cycle through the modes.
There is no dedicated button to change the cleaning mode. You can only change the mode when the brush has been turned on. There is no option to change the mode whilst the brush is switched off.
As each mode is selected the LED above the label on the brush handle will light up white.
The brush remembers the last used mode and will default to this the next time it is turned on.
With any of the 5 cleaning modes, the brushing cycle lasts for 2 minutes. The P80 will automatically turn itself off at the end of the cycle. This is a clear signal that you have brushed for the recommended amount of time. If the brush hasn’t turned itself off, you haven’t brushed for long enough.
To further help you with this there is a pacer built-in.
It is all very well brushing for 2 minutes, but it is no good if you spend 2 minutes brushing just the front teeth.
For many, the biggest improvements in oral care come from adjusting:
- The amount of time spent brushing
- How often you brush
- The brushing technique used
What you want to do, ideally, is to brush all the teeth evenly. This includes the front, back, and biting surfaces of the teeth.
To do this, you need to spend 30 seconds on each quadrant of the mouth. The 4 quadrants are the upper right, upper left, lower right, and lower left.
The pacer activates at 30 second intervals. A pause in the brush motor causes a change in the sound of the brush and the sensation. This is the brush giving you a nudge to move from one quadrant to another. Over a 2 minute brushing session, this will happen 3 times and at the end of the 2 minutes the brush will turn off.
The timer and pacer are essential features of any electric toothbrush.
Something new to the P80 is the visible pressure sensor. This has to my knowledge not been included on a Fairyiwll model before.
By no means is this an absolute must have, but, for new users, it can really help.
As the name implies it detects pressure. It is looking to alert you if you apply too much force. Brushing harder does not equal a better clean. In fact, you can do more damage.
When the pressure sensor detects too much force, it will light the ring on the brush handle with a red light. It will also change the sound and vibration pattern of the toothbrush. So, when activated you are essentially getting 3 different alerts.
Whilst it is only a thin strip of red light on the brush handle, it is noticeable. Particularly if you brush in front of a mirror.
It is also a consistent, strong red light all around the handle. Not like the Oral-B Smart 1500 that has a 360 pressure sensor, but the light is not consistent around it.
The sensor will turn off and the sound change again when you relieve this pressure.
From my daily use, I was happy with the cleaning performance. It felt comparable to other brushes of this type and I was satisfied overall.
I can’t say it was better than something, nor can I say it was worse.
If paying close attention, perhaps I could tell it was more powerful than a Sonicare brush. The P80 might offer more vibrations, but Sonicare still packs a punch. This is not a clinical study. But I feel like if it were, the Prestige 9900 from Sonicare would clean better for example.
Sonicare and Oral-B models are mode widely tested in clinical environments. Thus get more recognition from dental professionals. In fact, I don’t think Fairywill brushes have been.
At the time of review, the P80 isn’t yet listed as American Dental Association (ADA) approved. Similar Fairywill models have achieved their seal of acceptance. There is extra confidence to be gained from knowing this.
When in use the brush produces an audible humming sound and a vibration through the brush handle. The sound is less than 60 decibels.
Included in the box is 1 very useful extra accessory. A travel case.
It is basic but functional and does the job well.
It holds the handle and up to 2 brush heads.
Black in color it is hinged on the left side if holding it in portrait orientation.
The lid has the Fairyiwll logo printed in the center.
The case is fairly smooth to the touch. It isn’t quite as grippy as the handle.
The top and bottom edges are more squared off, but rounded on the right and left. The hands-on images shown allow you to get a better grasp of what it looks like.
You cannot charge the brush whilst in the case like you can with the Fairywill Pro 2056. There are also no vents in the case for airflow, which is a shame. But that is a very small criticism.
You do only get a 1 year warranty with this toothbrush. It would be nice if they did at least offer a 2 year warranty. That said, if you are prepared to register as part of their VIP program, you can extend it by 6 months.
I have to say this is quite a big step up in terms of design. I like the look of this handle a lot. It has a certain edge to it and I think feels a much more worthy competitor to Oral-B and Sonicare models.
Summary of design, usability, clean & general use
- Available in 1 color option
- Premium look and feel to the brush handle
- 1 function button on the handle only
- 5 cleaning modes (white, clean, sensitive, polish & massage)
- Sonic cleaning action offering up to 40,000 vibrations per minute
- It provides a thorough and good clean overall
- Built-in timer and pacer
- 8 brush heads included – W profile with a medium firmness to the bristles
- Brush heads have fading indicator bristles
- The flat top to the brush handle collects grime
- A built-in pressure sensor that emits a red light 360 degrees around brush handle
- Charging port on the base of the brush handle
- Travel case included in the box
- 1 year warranty
Built into the handle of the P80 is a rechargeable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery.
It is sealed inside the handle and is not user replaceable.
Fairywill suggests that on a full charge, this will offer up to 25 days of use. This is based on 2 brushing sessions per day, each 2 minutes in length.
I don’t think I have ever used a Fairywill toothbrush that hasn’t exceeded the claimed battery. Normally by quite some margin.
The P80 is no exception.
In my hands-on testing, I achieve just shy of double the battery life. 49 days to be exact.
Using the most powerful clean mode, I achieved 98 brushing sessions on a full charge.
At nearly 2 months this is very impressive battery life.
The importance of battery life varies from 1 person to another. As a general rule, most brushes now last on average at least 2, if not 3 weeks on a full charge.
It tends to be Oral-B that falls behind most often, despite being a leading brand.
My general minimum benchmark is 2 weeks. I feel this allows most people to go on vacation etc without having to worry about charging the brush.
Going in the P80’s favor is the charging.
Unlike some brushes that take 12+ hours to charge, this can be charged in just 2 hours.
You do not get a charging stand included. Instead, you get a USB cable.
I really like the universal nature of the USB connection for charging.
It is a male USB A connector on one end of the cable. On the other end is a barrel connector that fits into the base of the P80 brush handle.
I have spoken of my slight concern for this port durability in the earlier part of this review.
You can recharge the battery via a USB port on a computer or laptop. If you have a USB wall socket you can use this too.
If you don’t have these options, you can connect it to a standard wall socket. But you will need a USB power brick adapter. There is no power brick/USB plug adapter provided in the box.
These are quite commonly offered with other technology products such as smartphones. You may own such an adapter already. If not, they are easy to find and purchase.
The provided USB cable is a little over 1 meter/ 3ft in length which is long enough for most situations.
When being recharged, the charge light on the front of the brush pulses slowly. You will see a pulsing white light.
Once fully charged, the light will change to a solid white light for 2 minutes. After this time the light will go out.
If the battery is becoming discharged the charge light flashes quickly with a red light. You do not get any beeps or vibrations in the brush handle, as you do with many Philips Sonicare models.
Due to the infrequent need to recharge; it is possible you may lose the charging cable. Spares can be purchased from Fairywill.
Summary of battery life
- Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
- Suggested to last up to 25 days
- Achieved 49 days in hands-on testing
- Charges in just 2 house
- Detachable USB cable for charging
- A pulsing white light shows the brush is charging
- Flashing red light shows the brush require a recharge
Price & where to buy
I have included links to buying options here at the start of the review.
In the section below, I discuss the price more generally and in relation to similar products.
The recommended retail price of the P80 is $49.99.
Compared to other Fairywill brushes I have tested, this is about $15-20 more expensive.
Some might say it is an unrealistic premium. There have been improvements, which will have affected the cost of production. Hence the price increase.
Te Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100 and Oral-B Smart 1500 are $69.99 and $79.99 respectively. Fairywill is still at least $20 cheaper.
And, for that $20 you get 8 brush heads and a travel case included. Oral-B and Sonicare offer just 1 brush head and no travel case.
As you might already be aware, there is the recommended retail price (RRP) and the actual selling price. With electric toothbrushes, the discount can be up to 50%, but more typically is around 20%.
Therefore the Oral-B and Sonicare prices are slightly more aligned with Fairyiwll. But, the fact remains you still get a lot more in the box for the price asked.
Given the lower retail price Fairywill, brushes don’t tend to be heavily discounted. But, there are times where you can save a few dollars.
At the time of review, the average selling price is within a few cents of the retail price. I know there have been vouchers and limited time pricing that allows you to save in the region of another $10. I paid $39.99.
However you look at it, you are getting a lot for your money here.
The additional brush heads alone would cost a minimum of $55 for Oral-B and more for Sonicare.
To give a benchmark of ownership costs, we like to price brushes over a 3 year period.
This includes factoring in the cost of the brush handle and replacement brush heads. The following price breakdown is based on 1 user.
Given that 8 heads come included, only another 4 need to be purchased.
At $14.99 for a pack of 4 that are slightly more expensive than most other Fairywill heads. But, still affordable. They work out at $3.75 per head. That is a minimum of $1 less than leading brands.
With a purchase price of $39.99, plus $14.99 for 4 heads, the total cost is $54.98 or $0.05 per day.
Even if you paid full retail, of $49.99 this would work out at $64.98 of $0.06 per day.
Whilst price should not be the only factor you consider, it is an important one for most.
The very popular Orla-B Smart 1500 works out at $0.11 and the ProtectiveClean 4100, $0.13.
Both are twice the price.
Simply put this is a cracking product for the price.
Fairywill’s own FW-507 is a little cheaper at $0.04 per day but you don’t get the pressure sensor and same premium design.
You could drive extra value from this, by sharing the brush handle with other family members. Just remember to replace the brush head.
Please note that all prices quoted are approximates and will vary based on location, supplier and time of purchase. These figures were correct at the time of writing and should not be relied upon as hard fact, but used as a guide during your decision process.
Summary of price & where to buy
- List of buying options included here
- Recommended retail price of $49.99
- The average selling price isn’t much different from retail
- You can get up to $10 off from time to time
- Replacement brush heads cost $13 for a pack of 4 – $3.75 each
- The total cost is $54.98 or $0.05 per day over 3 years
- Pay full price and the cost is $64.98 or $0.06 per day over 3 years
- Cheaper than most alternatives
- Fairywill FW-507 is cheaper but has no pressure sensor & an older design
- Share brush handle to extend the value
Reliability & long term use
If time was on my side I would love to use the P80 for an extended period. This would allow me to feedback on how well it performs over many months and even years of repeated use.
Unfortunately, due to the constraints of review, I am only able to test it for a matter of weeks.
During this time I have not had issues with the toothbrush. Nor have I come across any significant causes for concern.
I have stated my potential concern for the charging port on the base of the brush handle. I do hope it stands the test of time. Given it is present on several Fairywill brushes, had it been an issue, it might have become more obvious by now.
The quality of the build and materials feels improved, compared to other models. I hope this is more than just a cosmetic improvement.
The P80 comes with a 1 year warranty as standard. This is shorter than most brands which typically offer 2 years. Register online and you can extend this by 6 months.
The P80 is an excellent toothbrush.
I have found the clean to be thorough and comparable to other sonic toothbrushes. Although Sonicare brushes do feel like they give a slightly more intense clean.
It doesn’t have the same reputation and clinical backing or Oral-B and Sonicare. But it appears to perform as well.
The pressure sensor is a great addition on top of the timer and pacer.
This looks much better and feels more premium in hand compared to other Fairywill models.
With a travel case and 8 brush heads included this is a great choice. It without a doubt, packs a punch in terms of value for money.
I can confidently say that Fairywill is challenging the major players with the P80.
- Height (without head) – 19cm/7.48 inches
- Height (with head) – 25cm/9.84 inches
- Width – 2.8cm/1.10 inches
- Thickness – 2.8cm/1.10 inches
- Weight (without head) – 151g/4oz
- Weight (with head) – 119g/4.2oz
All are approximates
- Is the Fairywill P80 an oscillating brush?
- No, it is a sonic toothbrush. The bristles move side to side with a sweeping action at up to 40,000 strokes per minute.
- What brushing/cleaning modes are available?
- The P80 5 cleaning modes. They are:
- The P80 5 cleaning modes. They are:
- What brush head does the Fairywill Pro come with and what alternative ones can be used?
- 8 brush heads are included.
- All 8 are the same style.
- There are no other styles available.
- Does the P80 have a pressure sensor?
- Yes, it does. A visible pressure sensor that wraps a full 360 degrees around the brush handle.
- Does the Fairywill P80 have Bluetooth?
- No, it does not.
- Does it come with a travel case?
- Yes, a travel case is included.
- It holds the brush handle and up to 2 brush heads.
- Does it come with a charger?
- Yes. The P80 can be recharged via the detachable USB cable.
- It is not a stand like most electric toothbrushes.
- How long does the battery last?
- Fairywill suggests a 25 day battery life based on 1 user. My hands-on testing achieved just shy of double this. 49 days.
- 98 brushing sessions, each set to the Clean mode that runs for 2 minutes.
- Can I use the P80in the shower?
- Yes. Fariywill says this is waterproof. IPX7.
- Does the Fairywill P80 come with a warranty & how long is it?
- It comes with a 1 year warranty, which can be extended by 6 months if you sign up to the Fairywill VIP program.
Do you own or have you used the Fairywill P80?
Are there certain features that you really like or dislike?
Let us know what you think about this brush and let others who may well be considering purchasing one know your opinions before they do.