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Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300 Review

Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300 Review 1

Editor’s Note

This is not a full review of the ProtectiveClean 5300 like you might be expecting.

This is because the 5300 is almost identical to the ProtectiveClean 5100, which I have reviewed in great detail here.

The key difference is the box contents, which I will explain in more detail in the paragraphs below.

The 5300 (HX6423/34) may work out marginally better value if you want the extra brush heads that come included.

Preview Product Rating Price
Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300 Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300 6,281 Reviews $99.99 $92.79

ProtectiveClean 5300 Explained

Just the brush handle colour and 2 additional brush heads are what differentiate the ProtectiveClean 5100 and the 5300.

Technically they are otherwise the same.

The 5300, is the newer model and comes with 3 brush heads in total.

Those heads are:

  • 1 x G2 Optimal Gum Care
  • 2 x W2 Optimal White (also known as W DiamondClean)

The 5100 comes with just 1 x G2 Optimal Gum Care.

The 5300 is available with a black gray handle colour only, whereas the 5100 comes in black gray, white mint, and white light blue.

As far as I am aware, no other box contents differences or technical differences exist.

The box contents of the 5300 is:

  • Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300 electric toothbrush
  • 1 x G2 optimal gum care brush head
  • 2 x W2 Optimal White/W DiamondClean brush head
  • Travel case
  • Charging stand
  • Documentation
Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300

At the time of writing the 5300 has a suggested retail price is $99.99 but sells on average for around $87.

Compare this to the ProtectiveClean 5100’s retail price of $89.99 but the typical selling price of $80, and the extra 2 brush heads are costing approximately $3.50 each.

Normally you would pay around $10 per additional brush head.

It is likely that the 5300 will be marginally better value if you particularly need or want the 2 extra W DiamondClean brush heads that come included, however prices are always subject to change.

If you want to know more about all the other features of the 5300, just read the ProtectiveClean 5100 review.

Sonicare 5100 vs 5300

As the paragraphs above suggest already, the 5300 is almost identical to the 5100.

To help make things a little easier, the following table lists the key differences between each brush.

ProtectiveClean 5100ProtectiveClean 5300
Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300 Review 2Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300
Recommended Retail Price (RRP)$89.99$99.99
Cleaning ActionSonicSonic
Number of Cleaning Modes33
Timer & PacerYesYes
Pressure SensorYes
(not visible)
Yes
(not visible)
Battery Life (Days – Manufacturer claimed)1414
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
Number of Brush Heads Included13
Travel CaseYes Yes
Bluetooth
Position Detection Technology
Handle Colour(s)White & mint – HX6857/11
Black gray – HX6850/60
Black gray -HX6423/34
Other Key InformationColour matched charging stand and case.Colour matched charging stand and case.

Sonicare 5300 vs 6500

Whilst the 5300 is most closely aligned with the ProtectiveClean 5100, many have asked how it compares to the 6500.

There is more detail on the 6500 available here but the following comparison table highlights the key differences you need to be aware of.

For most people, the 5300 is the better value purchase over the 6500.

ProtectiveClean 6500ProtectiveClean 5300
Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300 Review 3Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5300
Recommended Retail Price (RRP)$170$99.99
Cleaning ActionSonicSonic
Number of Cleaning Modes33
Timer & PacerYesYes
Pressure SensorYes
(not visible)
Yes
(not visible)
Battery Life (Days – Manufacturer claimed)1414
Battery TypeLi-IonLi-Ion
Number of Brush Heads Included23
Travel CaseYes
(with in case charging)
Yes
Bluetooth
Position Detection Technology
Handle Colour(s)Black (HX6462/08)
Navy Blue (HX6462/07)
Pink (HX6462/06)
Purple (HX6462/09)
White Silver (HX6462/05)
Black gray -HX6423/34
Other Key Information3 brushing intensities/
BrushSync mode pairing

Electric Teeth Rating

Electric Teeth 4 Star Rating

Your Opinions

Do you own or have you used the ProtectiveClean 5300?

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.

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