Here are two great shaver comparisons to help you choose the one that’s right for you: The Braun Series 3 versus the Braun Series 5. They both come with a cleaning, conditioning, and charging station, but none of them do the drying for you, such as in the Series 9 kits.
Braun has a great line of men’s shavers that are cordless, rechargeable, and can be used wet or dry. Braun also makes shaver sets with an additional unit that cleans, conditions, and charges them up, making shaving less of a chore in the morning.
Braun Series 3 390cc-4 Shaver
The Braun Series 3 shaver comes in a matching black plastic body set with shaver and cleaning unit. The shaver has a power on button at the middle center of its body, and the cleaning unit has a bright blue stripe along the bottom. This shaver is offering 30% less skin irritation than if you used a rotary-style shaver.
This shaver can be used both wet and dry, and is 100% waterproof in case you accidentally drop it in a tub or sink of water. It also has a pop-up trimmer on the back, so you can use it to trim mustache, sideburns, or around beard growth. The front has a four stage LED display banner that lists the battery status, charging status, and hygiene status.
The Clean and Renew system is simple and takes these chores away from you. It only takes the press of a button to clean, charge, and lubricate your shaver.
The Braun Series 3 promises to be gentle on your skin but is still powerful enough to shave the toughest, thickest hairs, even on three day stubble growth. It’s made with a three blade TripleFloat system and SensoFoil technology. The Series 3 Braun shaver costs only $70, which is a great deal for this set.
Braun Series 5 5090cc Electric Foil Shaver with Clean & Charge Station Electric Men’s Shaver
The Braun Series 5 costs more than the 3, at $155. It looks a bit different, with a black and silvery grey body with red lines and LCD panel. It also comes with a clean and charge station. The on button is halfway down the body right above the LCD readout panel.
The Series 5 promises maximum skin performance and has a three times better skin curve adaptation than other shavers. Braun calls this FlexMotionTec. You don’t need to use as much pressure in order to get the shaver to follow along the contours of your face. The blades within the foil actually move back and forth so you can make fewer movements to get all the stubble off your face. The head also pivots at a 40 degree angle.
This shaver delivers twenty percent more power than the Braun Series 3, along with high-speed cutting. The Series 5 has a unique three section blade system with one of them having some uniquely wavy/curved blades. These are UltraActiveLift and CrossHair blades that can trim off even problematic hairs along the neck and chin region. The shaver even has MicroMotion to trim hairs from the smallest contours. You can adjust your shaving angles to five different settings.
It also comes with a cleaning, conditioning, and charging station. This shaver is also 100% waterproof.
Comparison Between the two Braun Shavers
The Braun Series 5 shaver costs a bit more than the 3, but is in a sleeker more attractive unit. The pivoting head and the FlexMotionTec also make it a more adaptable shave than the Series 3, which forces you to make more motions with your hands to get around all the curves of the face.
The Braun Series 5 also has more power, so shaving time will be reduced in the morning, and less effort will be required to shave your face. The higher the Series number, the more shaving time it will provide too. You’ll get fifty minutes of shaving time with the Series 5.
Overall, you’ll need to decide whether looks matter to you, and whether you’re happy with a basic electric rechargeable men’s shaver like Braun Series 3, or if you’d prefer the one with a better shaving experience in the Braun Series 5, which has a pivoting head, special cutting blades, and other adaptable-to-face technology. And even though the Series 5 costs around $155, it still is made with some great technology that would cost you far more should you choose to purchase a Philips men’s shaver instead.