Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean electric toothbrush at this moment is the top-of-the-line Philips power toothbrush. Many owners of the previous top model, the Sonicare Flex Care Plus, wonder if it is worth it to upgrade to DiamondClean.
The Sonicare Flexcare Platinum and Platinum Connected models look like an attractive alternative to the best electric toothbrush from Philips.
That is why I decided to compare Sonicare DiamondClean vs Flexcare Plus vs Flexcare Platinum to find out what the deal is.
Sonicare Diamond Clean vs FlexCare Plus vs Flexcare Platinum Toothbrushes Compared
|Model name||DiamondClean||FlexCare Platinum||FlexCare Plus|
|Philips Sonicare DiamondClean||Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum||Philips Sonicare FlexCare Plus|
|Lithium Ion Battery||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Speed, brush movement/min||31000||62000||31000|
|Brushing modes||4 (Clean, White+, Deep Clean+, Gum Health), each with 3 intensity settings||3 (Clean, White, Deep Clean), each with 3 intensity settings||5 (Clean, Sensitive, Massage, Refresh, Gum Care)|
|Included Brush Heads||3 (Premium plaque control, Premium gum care, Premium white)||1 (AdaptiveClean)||1 Standard ProResults|
|Charger type||Charger glass and charger base||Regular charger||Regular charger|
|Travel charger||Deluxe travel case with USB Charger||No||Regular travel charger|
|Review||Read our review!||Read our review!||-|
Differences Between Sonicare DiamondClean and Flexcare Plus Features
Disclaimer – I am still trying to figure out how the Platinum model fits into the mix. Check back soon for more details.
Now let’s see the comparison of two older models.
As you can see, both toothbrushes have 5 brushing modes, but the new Sonicare Diamond Clean toothbrush has new White and Polish modes instead of Massage and Refresh.
The new model features innovative charging technology and also can be used from a computer USB port which may be handy while on the road. Simultaneously, DiamondClean does not have bundled UV sanitizer, which many users consider a significant drawback. You can always buy the sanitizer separately, but it will cost you between $10 and $30, depending on the make and model. (Update – currently available Sonicare Plus does not come with the sanitizer.
There are also some design differences. Philips Diamond Clean brush features a switch that works as an On/Off button. The same button is also a brushing mode selector. The problem is that you can change the mode only when the brush is working. In other words, you will either select the mode on the working brush. At the same time, it sprays everything around you with toothpaste, or you will have to learn to dial thru modes with a toothbrush in your mouth.
Which Model Should I Chose?
Reports have stated why DiamondClean offers superior cleaning performance in the new DiamondClean brush head design. Can you really feel the difference? I don’t know. But you will see the difference in your bank statement because you will pay some extra money for the newer toothbrush model and then extra every year for the more expensive replacement brushes.
I also believe the one button design mentioned above and the lack of UV sanitizer is a step back.
If you are looking for the latest and greatest toothbrush that looks great and performs nicely and are ready to pay the premium price and don’t worry about missing UV Sanitizer, the Sonicare Diamond Clean model is a perfect choice.
If you pay more attention to functionality and being trendy is not your goal. Sonicare Flex Care Plus will work better for you.