Beard Shaving – Braun Series 3 Proskin 3040s Foil Shaver vs Remington F5-5800 Electric Shaver
Braun Series 3 Foil Shaver: https://amzn.to/2SP2UHL
Braun Series 3 Replacement Head: https://amzn.to/2UL7dWc
Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver: https://amzn.to/2DTtz1L
Remington F5-5800 Review: https://youtu.be/E1l5DCAj0DI
In this video, I give you my full review of the Braun Series 3 Proskin Foil Shaver, Model 3040s.
Braun touts this beard shaving unit for faster shaving with great skin comfort. Currently, the Series 3 shaver ranks at #1 on Amazon for the category of men’s foil shavers.
For those that shave their beard every one to three days, the electric foil shaver and precision trimmer are the perfect combination to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Taking a look inside the Braun Series 3 Proskin box, you’ll find the shaver, charging cord, protective cap and brush. The shaver features and ergonomic rubber grip, 2 SensoFoil shaver elements for sensitive skin, a middle trimmer for cutting difficult beard hair, and a precision trimmer for crisp edges.
Now, if you take a look at my previous video on the Remington F5-5800 electric shaver, you’ll notice that these two foil shavers are very similar, yet, carry a current price difference of roughly $20 between them.
While the Braun Proskin 3040s costs just shy of $60, the Remington F5-5800 currently sells for a tad above $36. As the Series 3 has 2 foil shaver elements with a middle trimmer in between, the Remington F5-5800 features virtually identical elements.
Both the Braun Series 3 and the F5-5800 electric shaver feature respective flex head technology for efficient cutting while contour to your face. However, the Braun Series also includes a MicroComb element surrounding its middle trimmer, which works to guide hairs into the cutting parts.
Additionally, while the head of the Braun Series 3 is fixed in position, the Remington F5-5800 shaver head provides the ability to pivot along any angle of the face, as well as flex.
For total beard control, a precision trimmer hides discretely tucked away on both units, ready to take care of longer hairs and finishing touches. The Braun Series 3 precision trimmer slides up into the vertical cutting position, while the F5-5800 pops up horizontal.
As far as battery life, the Braun Series 3 takes a 1hr charge for 45 minutes of cordless beard shaving vs the 2hr charge for 60 minutes of cordless beard shaving of the Remington F5-5800. The F5-5800, however, can be used plugged in, while the Braun Series 3 cannot.
The Braun Series 3 Proskin can be used on the beard Wet or Dry, with water, gel or foam and is 100% waterproof up to 5 meters for easy cleaning. When disconnected from the charger, the hand-held part of this shaving appliance may be used in a bath or shower.
The Remington F5-5800, however, indicates that the head assembly part only may be cleaned under water and that the foil shaver cannot be used while bathing or in the shower.
As far as foil and cutter cassette replacement, the Braun Series 3 recommends replacing every 18 month vs the 6 month recommendation of the Remington F5-5800.
Unique to the Braun Series 3 is an indicator light on the bottom front of the unit that will prompt you when a replacement is necessary.
Overall, both the Braun Series 3 and Remington F5-5800 electric shaver got through my beard and left me with a super smooth shave. I was very happy with the result. Each has their own unique features, pricing, and replacement parts, and it is ultimately up to you to decide which one best suite your preference and needs.
The Braun Series 3 Electric Foil Shaver includes the following:
– Series 3 Shaver
– Charging Cord
– Protective Cap
– Cleaning Brush
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