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Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6300/6500 Review

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6300/6500 Review 1

Get a bit more than the basic – strong performing mid-range brushes

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For those who want an electric toothbrush that is a bit more capable, the ProtectiveClean 6300 and 6500 are fantastic brushes.

They clean the teeth really well, and come with some great features that you can take advantage of.


  • 3 different cleaning modes
  • Reminds you when to replace your brush head
  • Long battery life
  • Travel case included


  • Brush heads are more expensive
  • More features than you need
Preview Product Rating Price
Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6500 Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6500 12,470 Reviews $179.96Amazon Prime

Whilst I have titled this post as a ‘review’, it is in truth not a full and detailed review of the 6300 or 6500 like I would normally write for any other electric toothbrush.  But, there is a very good reason for this.

Both the 6300 and the 6500 are almost identical to the ProtectiveClean 6100 that I have reviewed in great detail here.

What really differs between these 2 models and the 6100 is what is included in the box and the subsequent price they are sold at.

As a consequence, if I were to write a detailed review of the 6300 or the 6500, they would for the vast majority be identical to that of the 6100.

So, instead, this article gives a brief explanation of how they differ to the ProtectiveClean 6100.

I encourage you to click here and read the Sonicare 6100 review, or if you would rather, just watch the video review embedded below.  Once you have read or watched the review, you can then factor in the differences and make your own decision on what brush is right for you.

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 Electric Toothbrush Review [USA]

Ultimately, both are 2 very capable electric toothbrushes.

ProtectiveClean 6300

In comparison to the 6100, it comes with 2 additional brush heads in the box, making 3 in total.  

These are G2 Optimal Gum care brush heads which are BrushSync enabled and will pair with the Gum Care mode available on the brush. 

Also known as or referred to by its official manufacturer part code HX6463/50, the typical selling price is around $120, despite a suggested retail price of $140.  Both the retail and actual selling prices are about $10 more than the 6100 (at the time of review).

Based on the fact that 2 additional brush heads come included, for an extra $10, it makes the 6300 a potentially worthwhile purchase, if you desire those extra brush heads.  It isn’t worth it if you would not purchase those brush heads.

The brush handle is white and silver in color.

ProtectiveClean 6500

Compared to the 6100, the major difference with the 6500 is the travel case supplied.

Whereas the 6100 comes with a basic travel case to hold the brush handle and up to 2 heads, the 6500 comes with a premium USB charging travel case.

Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6500

What this means is that you can recharge the battery in the toothbrush handle, whilst sat in the case. You do not need to put the toothbrush on a charging stand.

To complete the recharging, you connect the USB cable to the case.  

There is a microUSB connector at one end of the cable, that connects to the case.  At the other is a standard male USB connector fits into a USB socket on your laptop, computer, MacBook, power bank or wall socket.  If you have a USB power adapter you can connect it to this too.

In addition, the 6500 comes with extra brush heads.

You get 2 x W DiamondClean brush heads in the box compared to 1 with the 6100.

The brush handle is available in a range of colors, those options are:

  • Black (HX6462/08)
  • Navy Blue (HX6462/07)
  • Pink (HX6462/06)
  • Purple (HX6462/09)
  • White Silver (HX6462/05)

In some instances, extra brush heads will come supplied, so that you get 5 in total.

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6500

The retail price of the package with 2 brush heads is $170.

Those with the extra brush heads in the box can be over $200.

However, what generally seems to happen is that the bundle, with 5 heads retails for around $145-180.

This is, of course, a large premium over the 6100, but you are getting a premium travel case and extra brush heads.

If you would buy the brush heads anyhow then that alone, might just make it worthwhile.  The premium travel case, of course, adds value.

Overall, I don’t think it is a bad price.

However, unless you particularly need these extras, then looking for the 6100 on a deal might be better.  Or if you particularly want premium features, consider the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart.

I hope this helps.

Should you need any more information or have any questions, just let me know by leaving a comment below.

About Jon Love

Jon is a leading voice on electric toothbrushes and has been quoted by mainstream media publications for his opinions and expertise. Having handled & tested hundreds of products there really is very little he does not know about them. Passionate about business and helping others, Jon has been involved in various online enterprises since the early 2000s. After spending 12 years in consumer technology, it was in 2014 that he focused his attention on dental health, having experienced first-hand the challenge of choosing a new toothbrush.

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15 thoughts on “Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6300/6500 Review”

    • Most toothbrushes come with the standard size heads from Philips.
      There are a range of different brush head styles/bristle configurations all around this standard size.
      In the past they have made compact heads, but these are quite rare nowadays.
      You can see the range of different brush heads and find ways to buyt them via our Sonicare brush heads guide.

  1. In case it’s not clear, open box items are supposed to be new and unused, but that someone has purchased, opened the box just to look, and returned the whole package.

  2. Thanks for all the helpful info. Good job.

    I do, however, wish you would show an unboxing. (assuming you have bought your products from a legit source. Now that this is discontinued by Philips, the only way to buy this is through second had sellers who are not always trustworthy. Those claiming to offer “Open Box” deals, show different packaging from each other. If I knew what the original packaging looked like, I could decide which is more likely really not been used.

    For instance, some show the charging case wrapped, others show it with no wrapping. Some show the standing charger with a plastic coating on it or not and in a sealed plastic bag (some with certain marking on them, others not) others are not in a sealed plastic bag at all.

    Please consider providing this really useful info in the future with an unboxing. Thanks again for the info and thanks for considering my suggestion.

    • Hi Sarah.

      I understand your comments. We buy the product from legitimate sources to ensure we get the correct item. I understand the need for this information but this is not something I can provide for every brush, it is a very specific need. Yours is the first request I have had of this type.

      Usually, the charger, brush etc come in plastic bags within the box. Sometimes the charger and case don’t. Sometimes the charger will have sticky plastic on them, but this is rare.

      I am not sure which model specifically you were interested in but a couple of more reputable sources are Walmart and Amazon(third party seller but sold as new).

      • Thanks very much for the reply. When I said, “Now that this is discontinued by Philips…” I thought I’d named the brush, so you’d know what “this” was. Sorry I omitted that.

        I’m interested in for the 6500 package. (Among other reasons, I like the idea of the travel charger and I don’t want anything that forces me to use an app.) I actually bought on on ebay last night that is supposed to be “Open box.” Wish me luck.
        : )

    • Thanks.

      If you can’t change the speed/intensity when the brush head is attached to the handle, but you can with it off, I am not sure what is going on. I am afraid I am out of ideas and you are going to need to speak to Sonicare.

  3. I have 2 different buttons one for cleaning ,whitening and gum and another one for cleaning speed. I can take brush head off and it will go on the high speed and put brush back on then I lose my toothpaste.

    • Jacquline, do you have a ProtectiveClean toothbrush or a different model?

      If I am correct, with the brush head off the toothbrush, you can change the modes and the speed.

      You can’t change the speed/intensity when the brush head is attached to the handle?

    • Thanks for the information. This is a bit odd, because the same button is used to change the mode and the brushing intensity, so if the button was at fault then I would expect the cleaning mode not to change either.

      What intensity is it set at? 1 light = low, 2 lights = medium, 3 lights = high.

      If you change the cleaning mode, can you change the intensity? In other words is the intensity fixed on all cleaning modes?

      If you remove the brush head from the handle (keeping the toothbrush out of the mouth) does this change anything at all?

    • Hi Jacqueline.

      You can change the cleaning modes but not the brushing intensities is that correct? Or can you not change brushing modes either?

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