Beard Trim – Braun BT3040 Beard Trimmer vs Philips Norelco Series 5100 Beard and Head Trimmer

Beard Trim – Braun BT3040 Beard Trimmer vs Philips Norelco Series 5100 Beard and Head Trimmer
Braun BT3040 Beard Trimmer:
Philips Norelco Series 5100:
Philips Norelco Multigroom 7000:

Philips Series 5100 Review:
Philips Multigroom 7000 Review:

In this video, I’m taking a look at the Braun BT3040 beard trimmer.

This beard trimmer is an Amazon Choice Recommendation, ranking at #41 for the category of beard and mustache trimmers. It also holds a respectable 3.8 out of 5-star rating.

Now, I thought it would be especially valuable if I not only reviewed the Braun BT3040 beard trimmer, but also compared it to the Philips Norelco Series 5100. These 2 beard trimming devices have very similar features, and it’s likely you’d be choosing between the two for your beard trimming needs.

The Braun Beard Trimmer BT3040 utilizes a short and long beard comb that work in tandem with a precision dial.

The Philips Series 5100 beard trimmer includes 3 beard and hair combs that work in combination with a built-in zoom wheel.

I’ve read that some people have had an issue with the Braun BT3040 combs sliding out of position and accidentally pushing the cutting length dial to an undesired beard trim setting. While I didn’t experience this during my beard trim, it’s something to watch out for.

The Braun BT3040 beard trimmer incorporates 39 length settings, ranging from 1mm to 20mm, with 0.5mm increments.

The Philips Norelco Series 5100 is capable of cutting at 34 different length settings, from 0.4mm to 13mm.

The Braun BT3040 beard trimmer features two AAA nickel metal hydride re-chargeable batteries that required 8 hours of charge time for 60 minutes of use.

The Philips Norelco Series 5100 beard trimmer uses a Lithium Ion Battery and requires only 1 hour of charge time for 70 minutes of use.

Note that both trimmers can also be used plugged-in for continuous use.

As you’ll hear me say in the video, I found that the Braun BT3040 beard trimmer’s power dulled a bit as I worked my way through the beard trim.

In listening to the hum of these devices side by side, it’s clear that the Philips Norelco Series 5100 beard trimmer is the stronger contender power-wise.

The Braun BT3040 and the Philips Series 5100 beard trimmer, along with their attachments, are both fully washable. However, these trimmers can only be used in dry conditions and should not be used while bathing or in the shower.

The Braun BT3040 beard trimmer requires occasional oiling to maintain the blades, while no oiling is needed for the Philips Norelco Series 5100.

Currently, the Philips Norelco Series 5100 trimmer sells on Amazon for around $44.99, while you’ll find the Braun Beard Trimmer BT3040 $10 cheaper at $34.99.

For this beard trim, I shorten up the sides of my beard, leaving a longer goatee and mustache. I trim under the neck line and around the face to get some nice crisp lines. I also work in some dimension by using just a few of the many settings available on these two beard trimming devices.

These are two great beard trimmers, but there is a clear winner.
Be sure to watch the video to find out the GroomReviews recommendation.

Will it be the Braun BT3040 beard trimmer or the Philips Norelco Series 5100 beard and head trimmer?

The Braun BT3040 includes the following:
– BT3040 Trimmer
– 1mm to 10mm Beard Comb
– 11mm to 20mm Beard Comb
– Gillette Fusion Proglide razor
– Charging Cord
– Cleaning Brush

Please see my other videos below:

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Beard Trimming – Philips Norelco Oneblade Pro Face Hybrid Styler – Model 6510

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Remington F5 5800 Electric Shaver/ Foil Shaver – Complete Review

Beard Trimming – Remington PG6025 vs Philips Norelco Multigroom 3000


h6deed says:

Thank you for the perfect explanation, very good video!

AG Gaming says:

Not to mention the Phillip’s norelco 5100 has the lift and trim technology which lifts and cuts your hair evenly with just one pass through.
You should do a comparison video of the Phillips norleco 5100 vs the newer Phillip’s norelco 5500. I had the 5100 but it didnt meet the requirements of my beard as I like to have mine a little longer. Ive tried just about every popular beard trimmer there is out there besides the brio so far. I have the brand new 5500 version that I ordered from for $49.99 and they also have it at best buy and I’m loving it so far. The newer one has 40 length settings overall and goes up to 10mm with the beard attachment vs the older one only going up to 7mm. It also has 90 minutes of run time with a 1 hour quick charge and is only $49.99 vs the 5100 being $44.99. Definitely worth the extra $5 lol.

Adam R says:

How do you prepare for a shave? Do you wash your beard with soap?

Ebrahim Aly says:

Would you please review the Remington HC4250 Rapid cut

Raj Sohan says:

Hey Paul I’m looking for a electric/foil shaver that gets down to almost a shave kind of smoothness (trying to find an alternative to shaving). If you had any suggestions that be awesome!

Jeremy Bye says:

You keep banging out great reviews man! Quick question for you, how close does the Norelco 5100 cut without any guard on it? The reason I ask is because I bald out my head weekly, and cant seem to find anything that cuts as good as my 10 year old Remington BHT600 even though I believe they are only at .05 mm without a guard!

Miguel Morales says:

Review Braun BT 7040 Beard Trimmer & Hair Clipper, Black/Grey

WayBackZach says:

Hey Paul! Just found you channel and I have to say it’s awesome! I’m in the market for a beard trimmer and finding you was perfect timing. For pure beard trimming would you still recommend the Norelco MG 7000 or possibly the BT 5100? Keep up the great work!

jetski Dex says:

I feel like everyman should subscribe to your channel.

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