Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective, does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Electric shavers are a separate class of devices for the care of the skin of the face and stubble, which is a winning alternative to the classic manual razors. Unlike the latter, electric shavers allow you to treat relatively large areas of the face, spending a minimum amount of effort and energy. As additional advantages of such models, in addition to ease of use, efficiency and safety can be highlighted, since all blades and knives are located under distance protection means (mesh or segment discs).
By design, all electric shavers can be divided into two large groups:
- rotary – based on the principles of rotary movement of working elements – knives. Ideal for thick and dense stubble, but may cause irritation if the user is sensitive to skin;
- mesh – the blades, which make mutual translational movements, act as working elements. As a protective means, they use meshes through which the bristle hairs enter the cutting zone. These electric shavers will be an excellent choice for people with sensitive skin.
At the moment, there are only four companies in the world that can rightfully be called the leaders in the electric shaver segment. All the rest are small and often local production, operating exclusively for the market of their country. Nevertheless, hundreds of users – novices and even experienced consumers – face the problem of choosing this product every day. As a little help, the project team, together with a group of experts, have compiled a rating of the best electric shavers available for purchase on the market in our country. User reviews, as well as objective factors for comparing technical characteristics, were taken as evaluation criteria.
- Rating of the best men's electric shavers
- Best inexpensive men's electric shavers
- Panasonic ES-6003
- Braun 300s Series 3 (2016)
- Philips S1100 Series 1000
- Berdsk 9
- MOSER 3615-0050
- Best Rotary Men's Electric Shavers
- Philips S9711 Series 9000
- Philips S7370 Series 7000
- Philips S5330 Series 5000
- Remington XR1350
- Best mens electric shavers
- Panasonic ES-LV9Q
- Braun 9292cc Series 9
- Braun 7899cc Series 7
- Panasonic ES-LV6Q
- Braun 5147s Series 5
- Wahl 8164-116
- Remington XF8705
Rating of the best men's electric shavers
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Best inexpensive men's electric shavers||1||Panasonic ES-6003||RUB 2,790|
|2||Braun 300s Series 3 (2016)||RUB 2,890|
|3||Philips S1100 Series 1000||RUB 1,999|
|4||Berdsk 9||RUB 1,110|
|5||MOSER 3615-0050||915 RUB|
|Best Rotary Men's Electric Shavers||1||Philips S9711 Series 9000||RUB 16 380|
|2||Philips S7370 Series 7000||RUB 8,500|
|3||Philips S5330 Series 5000||RUB 6 850|
|4||Remington XR1350||RUB 2 600|
|Best mens electric shavers||1||Panasonic ES-LV9Q||RUB 20,448|
|2||Braun 9292cc Series 9||RUB 22,442|
|3||Braun 7899cc Series 7||RUB 15,000|
|4||Panasonic ES-LV6Q||RUB 14,980|
|5||Braun 5147s Series 5||RUB 9,295|
|6||Wahl 8164-116||RUB 7,590|
|7||Remington XF8705||RUB 7,387|
Best inexpensive men's electric shavers
The popular Panasonic electric shaver, not distinguished by design refinements, but very reliable and effective in working with sensitive skin. Despite the low cost, its characteristics can be called optimal: support for dry and wet shaving, coupled with 10 thousand engine revolutions per minute and three elements of the shaving part, create all conditions for the most smooth and gentle facial skin care (bristles).
The advantages of Panasonic ES-6003 are high ergonomics, which include a non-slip pad on the handle, the presence of a brush for cleaning knives, an additional trimmer function and the presence of a carrying case included. Users consider the main drawback of an electric shaver to be an outdated power supply model. The shaver works autonomously, but the capacity of the nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery is barely enough for 21 minutes of operation, despite the fact that it takes 8 hours to fully charge it. However, for its price, the ES-6003 is still great, and rightfully occupies the first line in the ranking of the best.
- very comfortable shape of the handle + the presence of an anti-slip pad;
- additional trimmer function;
- three elements in the shaving unit;
- Excellent value for money and quality;
- the presence of indicators of charging and discharging.
- not the most capacious NiMH battery – a full charge is designed for 21 minutes of shaving.
Braun 300s Series 3 (2016)
The second line of the rating goes to the men's electric shaver of 2016, which has not lost its relevance even after three years. The Braun 300s Series 3 is a budget-priced niche foil shaver with a number of advantages and yet more modest capabilities relative to the Panasonic ES-6003. At the same speed of rotation of the motor (10 thousand rpm), a movable unit with two floating heads is responsible for the cleanliness of shaving, which adds convenience to the process and significantly improves ergonomic properties. However, due to the leaky design of the head, the model only supports dry shaving.
Overall, the Braun 300s Series 3 is no different from its main competitor in terms of power supply. The autonomous operation of the electric shaver is provided by a nickel-metal hydride battery, designed for 8 hours of recharging and 21 minutes of continuous operation. In addition, the kit includes a brush for cleaning the blades, but instead of a carrying case, manufacturers have provided only a protective cover. And if there are small nuances in these components, then the visual part of the razor is perfect – both black and red color schemes are not devoid of the aesthetics inherent in the entire Braun range.
- very beautiful appearance;
- the presence of two floating heads and a movable shaving unit;
- charging indication;
- low price with high build quality.
- lack of a carrying case included;
- battery charge (NiMH) lasts for 21 minutes.
Philips S1100 Series 1000
Not lost among the variety of competitors and Philips S1100 Series 1000 with a rotary dry shaving system, the main advantage of which is a great design coupled with very quiet and trouble-free operation. The latter, according to the convictions of consumers, is due exclusively to the original assembly, not given to China. Quite a controversial decision, but the fact of high quality is evident.
For the shaving process in this model, three rotary heads are responsible, fixed on a movable shaving unit independently of each other. They accurately follow the contours of the face, allowing you to achieve the most effective shave even on thick stubble. As a package for Philips S1100 Series 1000, manufacturers have provided a useful brush for cleaning, as well as a protective cap – a losing alternative to a full-fledged case. Of the other functions of the shaver, only the ability to switch the supply voltage in the range from 100 to 240 volts can be distinguished, but this is inherent in all models within this rating. The main disadvantage of the S1100 relative to its higher competitors is the ability to work only from the network – it is impossible to use the model autonomously while traveling.
- movable shaving unit with three floating rotary heads;
- high build quality;
- comfortable handle;
- attractive case design.
- the shaver works only on the mains.
A simple and extremely popular in Russia male model of an electric shaver, whose invariable advantages are a very low price and high quality shaving. Manufacturers purposefully made 'Berdsk 9' not only a cheap niche product, but also with a focus on the key idea – the ability to transport when traveling. Yes, it does not work autonomously, however, sockets nowadays can be found wherever power lines pass.
The most important qualities of this electric shaver are expressed in the parameters of compactness and suitability for transportation. It comes with a special cover, and in three floating rotary heads the function of self-sharpening of knives and a folding shaving unit (for cleaning) is realized. The maximum rotation speed of the motor in the case of the 'Berdsk 9' is 3700 rpm – quite modest relative to the leading three, but for a quality shave, even thick stubble will do. The final touch in the advantages of the model is the service life, indicated by the manufacturers themselves without exaggeration. According to them, the working life of the electric shaver will last for 1825 days, which is a very good indicator due to its low cost.
- compact electric shaver with a bias in transportability;
- has the function of self-sharpening knives and the ability to tilt the shaving unit;
- travel case included;
- service life is more than 5 years;
- very low price for a popular model.
- able to work only from the network – no offline mode.
A cheap entry-level electric shaver with a number of functions comparable to the recognized leaders of this market segment. Unlike the domestic 'Berdsk 9' MOSER 3615-0050 was developed specifically for travel and transportation, which is expressed in the possibility of autonomous operation. Moreover, the capacity of a (seemingly) compact battery in the case of it is enough for as much as 45 minutes of operation, and according to this indicator, no budget Braun and Panasonic can compare with it. In addition, a special travel cover that comes with the standard charger also speaks of its suitability for transportation.
Of the design flaws of the model, obtained as a result of comparison with competitors, it is possible to single out only one shaving element that makes up the shaving head. However, to some extent, this defect is compensated for by an important ergonomic advantage – MOSER 3615-0050 is extremely easy to clean from the hairs accumulated after shaving. Yes, you should not expect anything extraordinary from this electric shaver – it is rather difficult to cope with thick and dense bristles, and also (due to the static position of the block and blade) provides not the best shaving quality. But she works out her money with the available functionality in full.
- optimal combination of price and quality;
- suitable for travel and travel – battery life is 45 minutes;
- the presence of a cover for transportation in the kit;
- very easy to remove hairs.
- not the best shave quality;
- just one blade in the shaving unit.
Best Rotary Men's Electric Shavers
Philips S9711 Series 9000
Rotary electric shaver for men of the new generation Philips, combining all the best developments of the old versions and fundamentally new technical possibilities. While the 'old' models only use the trimmer attachments, the atypical Philips S9711 Series 9000 rotary system comes with a hair cutter attachment. An entertaining sight, considering that the movable block has three floating heads moving along the contour independently of each other.
A lithium-ion battery with a capacity sufficient for the efficient operation of the model for 50 minutes was used as a battery. The charging time was reduced to 1 hour, which is a very good result from the Dutch engineers. All data on the state of charge, as well as all indicators of the Philips S9711 Series 9000 are collected on a backlit information display integrated into the front of the case. The electric shaver is supplied with a special travel case of a rigid design (in order to exclude the product from mechanical damage), as well as a charging and cleaning device. The purchase price can become a small 'stressful' factor for consumers, but the model is fully consistent with it both in functionality and in its quality.
- The optimum ratio of price and quality;
- full indication of the state of the shaver (charging / discharging, current charge level, changing knives, etc.);
- battery capacity is enough for 50 minutes of work;
- available with trimmer function and special attachment for hair cutting.
- in addition to all the possibilities, self-sharpening of knives could be provided.
Philips S7370 Series 7000
We are moving upward. A partial reincarnation of the fifth series of electric shavers from Philips was the Series 7000 – in our opinion, they lost a little in terms of appearance, but acquired perfection in the technical part. The S7370 is a striking representative of this line, several times recognized as the leader of consumer opinion due to the long battery life and the quality of shaving. For the latter, it is responsible for three floating shaving heads located on a movable block, which precisely follows the contours and ensures a clean shave even on dense bristles.
Spot changes in this model also affected the principles of autonomous operation. In particular, the capacity of the standard battery has been increased, which gives an extra 5 minutes to operate in relation to Series 5000. But the kit has undergone a slight reduction: the beard styler attachment and a special hair cutting attachment (which will later appear in Series 9000) have been removed from it. The fast charging function (5 minutes), as well as the presence of a hard travel case, the business card of Philips kits, remained unchanged.
- increased battery charge (up to 50 minutes of battery life and 1 hour to fully charge);
- unchanged shaving unit system for excellent shaving results;
- the presence of a carrying case in the kit;
- pleasant, albeit somewhat atypical visual performance.
- a significant reduction in the kit and therefore in the shaver's capabilities relative to the Series 5000
Philips S5330 Series 5000
The first of the three representatives of Philips (in ascending order) in this rating category is the S5330 Series 5000 – a rotary electric shaver with three floating heads, loved by the public for its excellent shaving quality and originality of forms. Actually, since then, this unit has undergone only point improvements – otherwise, the subsequent seventh, and even the ninth series adopted it without changes. The battery of the model was enough for 45 minutes of autonomous work when charging in 1 hour, which gave it an undeniable competitive advantage in the dispute with the mesh Braun and Panasonic.
From a look at the package, it becomes clear that manufacturers cherished the dream of producing a real 'wide profile' device. So, along with the cover, the consumer received a beard styler attachment with a five-step length regulator, as well as a hair clipper, which seemed to be the prerogative of only specialized machines. However, Philips S5330 Series 5000 fell to share and one significant drawback – imperfection in technical terms and multitasking hardly provided it with a service life of 3 years, which very annoyed users (due to the rather high cost) and scared off a number of potential buyers.
- very good shave (3 floating heads on the movable block);
- up to 45 minutes of battery life;
- visually pleasing appearance;
- an abundance of attachments included;
- special travel case for transportation;
- fast charging function (5 minutes).
- the warranty period is 730 days (with a real one in 3 years).
The fourth nominee in the ranking of the best rotary shavers is the technically brilliant Remington XR1350 electric shaver, which has become a serious competitor to Philips in terms of performance and affordability. Behind the neatly designed body of the device is a capacious lithium-ion battery, the charge of which was enough for an hour of uninterrupted and efficient shaving. True, the duration of a full charge was 110 minutes, but this result can still be considered excellent.
For clean shaving in the Remington XR1350, a movable shaving unit with three heads is responsible, however, without the possibility of self-sharpening (however, as in all applicants from the Dutch). Only indicators of charging and remaining charge level were displayed on the front panel of the case, which organically fit into the overall design. Together with the device in the delivery set, the manufacturers reported a special cleaning brush, a plastic cover for the shaving unit and a carrying case, as well as a compact charging stand. Even though all this looks rather modest, and only a trimmer stands out from the functions, but in terms of cost, this is the best option from the current ones.
- low price;
- high quality of assembly and work;
- equipment rich in useful little things;
- 60 minutes of cordless use with a quick 5-minute charge.
- a modest set of functionality.
Best mens electric shavers
The Panasonic ES-LV9Q electric shaver was developed as a multifunctional analogue of the Series 9 models from Braun, and quite unexpectedly was able to tip the scales of consumer opinion to its side. Just like in the main competitor, the main features of this model are 5 shaving heads in one unit, which provide high quality hair cutting and the smoothest shave possible. Both points are derivatives of the speed of the built-in motor, which provides up to 14 thousand revolutions per minute.
An iconic feature of the Panasonic ES-LV9Q is that this electric shaver uses a 7-element system containing built-in silicone rollers. This has a positive effect on the working capacity and terms of production of the working resource included in the unit. A small display, built under the shaving unit itself, is responsible for the information content, which displays indicators for charging / discharging, cleaning, as well as the residual energy supply. Overall, the very close Braun counterpart has a slightly higher purchase price while offering a longer potential lifetime. The exchange is tantamount, so Panasonic still becomes the leader of the rating, albeit with a small margin.
- up to 45 minutes of battery life;
- available function of fast 5-minute recharge;
- qualitatively more advanced assembly technologies (additional elements that reduce the load on important structural parts);
- five shaving elements on the block.
- high price, but at the same time a longer service life.
Braun 9292cc Series 9
Nominally, the second line of the rating goes to the ninth series electric shaver from Braun, which has become a kind of 'vessel' for combining and integrating all the latest developments of the company with the most successful principles of past model lines. The movable shaving unit here contains as many as five shaving elements, and also supports adjustment according to the strength of the movement. The 9292cc is powered by a lithium-ion battery, designed to hold a charge for 50 minutes of effective shaving. In addition, in the event of a complete discharge and the need to refresh the appearance, there is a fast charging function, forcing the battery in a forced mode to store a charge for one session.
As consumers note, the presence of a digital display in the Braun 9292cc Series 9 is a great advantage, but its location (on the front panel, right in the place of the hand grip) leaves much to be desired. And it only shows the processes of charging and discharging, without the function of displaying cleaning. For the last action, by the way, a special brush is provided in the razor kit, plus a travel case for carrying. Such splendor is quite expensive, but it still finds compromises with users in this area.
- high quality shaving and general technical assembly;
- pleasant appearance;
- up to 50 minutes of battery life;
- price-to-life ratio.
- no blocking of inclusion at the time of carrying in the case;
- inconvenient display location.
Braun 7899cc Series 7
It may seem strange, but Series 7, according to users, was the most successful line of electric shavers from the German company Braun. The model 7899cc was (and still is) the leader of this model range, both in terms of design concept and technical conditions. In fact, nothing revolutionary is observed in it: the rigidly mounted shaving unit has two floating heads that take all the worries about high-quality facial hair removal. A lithium-ion battery is responsible for its power supply, designed for 45 minutes of operation with a full hour of recharging.
At that time, Braun engineers were testing the technology of integrating a special digital display into the system, which displayed all the required indicators. One was installed in the 7890cc, but no one explained why. By the way, it only shows the charging process, appearing on the body like a large signal light. The solution is, to say the least, strange from the point of view of technical expediency, giving a plus in the piggy bank of the external design. The most interesting thing is that there are a lot of such contradictions in this electric shaver: take at least the same exorbitant cost. But despite this, it still gained popularity among users.
- clean shave provided by two floating heads;
- high build quality;
- great visual performance;
- high degree of reliability and durability (with proper care).
- a large number of controversial technical solutions;
- high price.
One step away from the nominations, the youngest model of the line of electric shavers from Panasonic, which has simply not been competing recently, stopped. ES-LV6Q has absorbed the best of what is in the arsenal of the Korean company, and, under the pretext of a little less work resource, dropped about 20% of the price from the older (enchanting ES-LV9Q) model.
As elements of the shaving unit, there are as many as five floating heads, the operating frequency of which is sufficient for the care of thick bristles and for delicate treatment of sensitive skin. The lithium-ion battery is rated for 45 minutes of continuous use and fully recharges in just 1 hour. The complete set, in addition to the standard cover and brush, is originally provided for the presence of oil for lubrication as an element for self-service. As for the rest, nothing special can be distinguished, except that the system contains as many as 7 built-in silicone rollers, which act as dampers and increase the service life of the mechanism. Ultimately, the Panasonic ES-LV6Q is a great alternative to its main competitors, with a number of unique features.
- great design in black style;
- Excellent value for money and quality;
- advanced shaving unit system;
- original equipment.
- not found.
Braun 5147s Series 5
Continues the list of Braun 5147s electric shavers of the middle price segment of the fifth series, which includes a movable adjustable block with two floating heads, as well as an excellent design of the body of the working unit and the handle. Everything is done in the corporate style of the German company – the technological linings do not spoil at all, but complement the appearance of the product, which most buyers are led to. The parade of advantages continues with the possibility of a 50-minute battery life with a full charge in just the next 60 minutes.
Thanks to its sealed housing, the Braun 5147s is able to support both dry and wet shaves, without fear of lightning-fast device failure. As useful additions, it can be noted only a trimmer, and the presence of indicators of charging and its level. In general, this model is a niche, budget version of Braun razors, which does not have any unique features or differences, but gives people a simple brand quality. This, albeit not the most important attribute of the product, is very significant in the context of the relationship with the price. And in this plane, there are simply not enough alternatives to the 5147s.
- high-quality razor of the middle class;
- great design;
- 50 minutes of battery life;
- very good shave quality – ideal for sensitive skin.
- for its price level – not found.
One of the two main representatives of Germany in the segment, the main feature of which is an abnormally long battery life. Wahl 8164-116 is an obvious interpretation of the well-forgotten old, a machine made in the best traditions of classic electric shavers. The complete set includes only a brush for cleaning the working area, which consists of two rigidly fixed shaving heads. Of course, there is no need to talk about any high quality shaving in this case – it all depends on the experience and skill of the user.
As for the key characteristics of the Wahl 8164-116 electric shaver, it can work autonomously for 80 minutes. In addition, without the need for a trip or trip, this device can be powered from the network, since the features of the structure and the wired connection with the adapter allow this. In general, if we consider this model as a mobile one, then the package obviously lacks a travel cover. Although this is an easy task, but manufacturers should pay attention to the possibilities of making consumers a little happier.
- reliable design with a minimum number of moving parts;
- up to 80 minutes of battery life – the best result in the entire rating;
- low price.
- almost complete absence of any equipment – only an adapter and a brush for cleaning the blades are supplied with the shaver.
A high-quality razor in the middle price segment, which gives users good functionality and reliability at a relatively low price. The Remington XF8705 is marketed as a mobile electric shaver model that you can take with you on a trip or short trip. Its battery lasts for 60 minutes of battery life, which is a good result even by the standards of the recognized leaders in the category. However, the charge accumulation period is 1 hour 50 minutes, and in this regard, it loses significantly (almost 2 times) to everyone.
Gives it a model for transportation and a travel lock function, which (unlike premium Braun electric shavers, where this function is not) is provided to save a charge when the power button is accidentally pressed. By the way, the basis of the working unit here is a movable shaving unit with two floating heads, which clearly follow the contours of the face. As for the fun part, the Remington XF8705 has a fully functional backlit information display. This is a big plus, considering that the competitors' displays are the prerogative of premium samples. In general, nothing bad can be said about this model: outwardly it looks great, has good functionality and content, and it works surprisingly reliably and efficiently, which gives a real focus on the love of the consumer.
- good shaving quality (both the block and the two heads are movable);
- low price coupled with a high degree of reliability;
- up to 60 minutes of battery life;
- good indicators of ergonomics;
- the presence of a display with indicators;
- on-road lock function and equipment.
- not found.