Top 10 Electric Shavers 2016

This top 10 list was last updated on 14th July 2014 and consists of the top 10 electric shavers(foil and rotary shavers) that are currently in the market. These models made the list because of thousands of reviews and feedback and also first hand testing done personally by me. If you would like to check out more detailed reviews you can take a look at our review page. The top 10 are not in order but only represent the best in the industry.

Top 10 Electric Shavers of 2016

1. Braun Series 7-790cc Pulsonic Men’s Shaving System

Opening this package and you will instantly notice how sturdy and well built this device is . The ergonomics is also spot on and is a pleasure to hold even when your hands are wet. Oh, and did i tell you, the latest version which is the one stated here supports wet and dry shaves as well. Not surprisingly though as this particular foil shaver model by BrAun is the most sought after shaver and technologically advanced shaver you can probably get your hands on. It also has currently on amazon over 2200 reviews with an average of 4.5 stars. It’s definitely the top wish list of any men looking for a shaver and I too am currently using this model for over 2 years now. The selling point i feel about this particular model is the amount of functions that it has that customizes the way it shaves according to your facial hair growth and face structure. The shaver automatically alters the power to the density of your facial hair to give you unparalleled shave. To add on, it is probably the only shaver in the Braun series to give you 3 different personalization modes to cater to all types of skin types. Extra sensitive is a mode that is highly recommended for people with sensitive skin and many reviews will tell you that they have minimal to no irritation at all! Normal mode for normal shaving and intensive if you have a thicker beard that you would like to trim. The series 7 also offers close shaves with it’s Sonic technology, offering 10,000 micro vibrations a minute which captures even flat lying hairs to give you the close shave you desire. The product also comes with it’s own self cleaning dock to to rid you of all your hassles. It cleans and removes all bacteria and germs with it’s proprietary alcohol solution. charges the unit(50 minutes for full charge) lubricates the foil and also dries your shave in a single touch of the button. You can also program what you want the dock to do for that personalized touch. Other interesting features are the precision trimmer which allows you to style your facial hair, the rechargeable 3.7V lithium powered battery and a display which tells you the hygiene level and the battery status. Overall This product is definitely one of my go-tos if you are looking for a do it all shaver and if you have the money. If you would like to check out the full review i have do take a look here(14th July 2014 status: Frustration free-package price dropped from  $265.42 to $165 including shipping)
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  • Wet and dry shaver(waterproof)
  • Good ergonomics for gripping even when wet
  • Rechargeable battery with hygiene and battery status
  • self cleaning 5 in 1 dock
  • Close shave with Sonic technology

2. Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 Men’s Electric Shaver Wet/Dry with Multi-Flex Pivoting Head

panasonic Panasonic is among the leading brands for foil shavers and its no surprise why. It’s design is unique and the specifications are the ones that really make you bite. The product comes with an AC charger, a travel pouch, the product itself and the manuals and brush. Simple yet it’s really all you need. The ergonomics is really great and is easy to grip even in when you are bathing(waterproof). The device can also be used as a wet and dry shaver. The unique multi-flex pivoting head ensures that you get the best shave you can possibly get even at those hard to reach areas, the pivoting head is really flexible and moves without a flinch according to the contour of your face. Accompanied with the 4 blade cutting system which is more than your usual shaving suspects. One of the best points about this particular model is the rapid fast linear motor drive. Cutting hairs at 14,000 which is significantly more than your usual shavers never seemed so easy and fast. The Panasonic ES-LA63-s Arc4 also comes with a pop up trimmer for you to trim in a style that you like. One unique thing about panasonic shavers is the battery performance. In most brands, the revolutions per minute tend to dip once the battery gets weak but the  Panasonic ES-LA63-s Arc4 maintains it’s peak power throughout the battery life. This ensures that you get a consistent shave every time you want to shave. Replacement for this model is particularly easy as well as the replacement parts are easy to find and easy to replace as well. The only qualms i have about this shaver is it’s form factor when used for traveling. If you have space constrain while you are traveling, the head of the shaver is huge and can take up substantial space. However, that is just a small setback for such a great product at a great price. If you like to check out the full review check out our full review version of the Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4.(latest price check 15th july 2014: $135.99 usual $299.99) GREAT BUY! Key featurescheck it out - Copy

  • Arc 4 four- blade technology
  • Multi-flex pivoting head
  • rapid 14000 rpm foil
  • waterproof and wet/dry shave
  • LCD indicator and charge (dual voltage conversion)
  • Travel pouch included

3.Philips Norelco 1290X/46 Sensotouch 3D Electric Razor (Series 8000)

Philips NorelcoPhilips Norelco1There are two different types of electric shavers in the market which are the foil shavers and the rotary shavers, and without a doubt, Philips have launched one of the best rotary shavers one can buy. If you are a fan of rotary shavers, the Philips Norelco 1290X/46 Sensotouch 3D should be or already is in your top list.  With 3 dynamic heads and parts that move independently, whether it is pivoting around, flexing outwards or tilting inwards, the Philips Norelco 1290X/46 Sensotouch 3D can do it well. This translates to smooth shaving no matter which hard spots you are trying to target. In fact, the Philips Norelco 1290X/46 Sensotouch 3D gave me one of the smoothest shaving experience because i felt i was in control of the shaver the whole time as it flexed in and outwards. It also offers wet and dry shaving and the body is easy to grip as well because of it’s slim structure. The shaving experience is a pleasing one because of the low friction skin glide surface, this prevents irritation especially for people with sensitive skin. The basic package comes with the charging stand brush for cleaning the shaver, a protective cap and pouch for travel and storage. There is also an optional frustration free package which includes a self cleaning dock for hassle free maintenance. The battery life is really great and there is a “minutes left” indicator which i found very useful. And like all models, it comes with a pop up trimmer for styling and trimming purposes. Overall, if you are used to a rotary shaver, the Philips Norelco 1290X/46 Sensotouch 3D is not to be missed and should be at the top of your list for any occasion. To learn more about this system check out our review here. (latest price 15th july 2014:$229.49 usual $249.99) Key Featurescheck it out - Copy (2)

  • 3 shaving heads that are flexible and great for hard to reach places
  • smooth operation and shaving
  • “minutes left” indicator and tells you when to change shaving heads
  • Wet/Dry capabilities
  • charging dock(no hassle of plugging in cord)
  • Travel pouch for travel

4.Braun 3Series 340S-4 Wet & Dry Shaver

braun 3braun 3(1)For anyone who does not want to splurge $150 on a shaver but still wants a quality shaver at about $60 dollars should not miss the Braun 3series 340s-4 Wet & Dry Shaver. It has trickle down technology from the 7Series. The grip is absolutely great and can also be used while bathing as a wet/dry shaver. This makes it extremely easy as well to maintain because you can just rinse the device under running water. The shaving experience is also top notch in my opinion even beating some of the more expensive models out there. It comes with a triple action free float system which moves independently according to the contours of your face. Ensuring no hard to reach places are missed. It also comes with a pop up trimmers like most of the models today. Overall experience using the Braun 3series 340s-4 Wet & Dry Shaver is great especially if you do not want to shell out big bucks but still want good performance. The product comes with the shaver, a cleaning brush and a plug to charge your unit up and there are also optional equipment available such as the cleaning dock for those of you who do not want to worry about cleaning. Check out our full review to find out more about this model (latest price 15th july 2014: $59.99 usual $80.99) Key featurescheck it out - Copy (3)

  • Triple action cutting system
  • Great price for features it comes with
  • Cordless and rechargeable with battery display
  • Ergonomic design and looks classy
  • Waterproof and can be used as Wet/Dry shaver

5.Philips Norelco Powertouch with Aquatec Electric Razor, AT810 Review

philips norcophilips norco1   Philips are a major player that sells rotary shavers and it’s no surprise. This product is now the Number 1 best seller now on Amazon and it’s hard to think otherwise. The features that it has is really a give away given it’s price point at $60 dollars or lower and is definitely a great gift for any occasion. The Philips Norelco Powertouch with Aquatec Electric Razor can be used as a wet/dry shaver with it’s waterproof functionality. For those hard to reach places, it also has a dynamic contour response with flexing heads. Shaving is a great experiences that is gentle on skin with a DualPrecision shaving system that has low friction heads that shave both long and short hairs. There is also a integrated pop up trimmer ideal for both trimming and styling. Maintenance is easy and the device is fully washable. With an integrated Lithium ion battery you get up to 1 hour of shaving time and even includes a 3 minute quick charge to give you enough power for a complete shave. The product comes with it’s 45 day money back guarantee and out of the box it comes with a protective cap, power cord, cleaning brush and the product itself.  Overall this is a great system for the budget conscious but still provides  you the best bang for your buck. To find out full review of the Philips Norelco Powertouch with Aquatec, read it here (latest price 15th july 2014: $59.95 usual $69.99) Key Featurescheck it out - Copy (4)

  • Water proof and Wet/Dry shave
  • 3 shaving heads with flexing heads to against to face contours
  • pop-up trimmer
  • easy to maintain
  • rechargeable battery and quick 3 minute charge
  • good ergonomics
  • 45 days money return guarantee

6.Braun Series 5-590cc Men’s Shaving System, 1 Count

Braun Series 5-590cc Men's Shaving SystemBraun Series 5-590cc Men's Shaving System1The Braun Series 5 Shaver is perhaps one of the most balanced when you think about value for money and features. It is smack in the middle of the Braun series. Out of the box the shaver looks sleek and owes that to the series 7 where the overall looks and feel is trickled down to this series. Its really great to hold with it’s ergonomic ribbed design for your fingers to hold. The shaver is also wet and dry and is 100% waterproof. Performance wise, you can’t really go wrong with this. Active Lift technology helps to lift and cut any flat hairs and it has 3 special cutting elements that shave long as well as short hair proficiently. The head is also flexible which allows you to shave according to your curves of your face such and difficult areas such as your jaw line and neck area. This model is particularly good for people with sensitive skin as well with it’s perofrmance settings. Similar to the series 7 The battery surprisingly last short with 45 minutes on a full charge and if you forgot to charge the battery a day before. A single 5 minute charge will be able to last you a whole shave. This particular model comes with a cleaning dock as well which helps you to clean lubricate and charge the system automatically. You will be able to program the dock as well so you can program it to do what you want. In conclusion Braun Series 5-590cc is reliable, performs really well with features that really work and provides you with above average satisfactory shave every single time. To find out more about this great product, take a look here (latest price check 15th July 2014: $160.99 usual $188.99) Key Featurescheck it out - Copy (5)

  • Cleaning dock included
  • powerful and personalized options
  • 100%waterproof Dry/Wet 
  • Ergonomic ribbed design
  • Pop Up Trimmer

7.Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Men’s Electric Shaver

Panasonic ES8243A Arc41Panasonic ES8243A Arc4Although this might look look like it’s brother Panasonic ES-LA63-S, there are subtle differences between the two.  The Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Men’s Electric Shaver is the little brother of the ES-LA63-S but the performance is only slightly different from the more expensive model. Out of the box the product looks well built and is great to hold even with wet hands. The razor utilizes the 4 blade cutting system which vibrates at a staggering 13,000 RPM. Far above the usual of 8,000-10,000 of the 3 blade system on other brands. This translate to smooth and quick shaving and you can rest assure that no hair is left un-shaved. It offers wet and dry shaving options so you can use your favorite shaving foam with it. The flexible pivoting head ensures that you can shave comfortably no matter the shape of your face and the area you are shaving. it comes with an integrated pop up trimmer as well to style your goatee or mustache. The battery requires 1 hour for a full charge which is very fast and provides 45 minutes of shaving time. One of the best battery performance in fact when compared with other big players like Braun. Cleaning is never a hassle as well as this model comes with it’s own cleaning mode. With a push of a button, the blades vibrate at 17,000 per minute to release any trapped hair in the system and you can easily wash it by running water on it due to it’s waterproof feature. overall, this product is excellent if you are looking for a middle range model with great performance that will last you for years to come. If you would like to find out more, check out our full review of the Panasonic ES8243A Arc4 Men’s Electric Shaver.(latest price check 15th July 2014:$114.99 usual $199.99) Key Featurescheck it out - Copy (6)

  • 100% waterproof wet/dry shaving
  • 13,000rpm blades
  • 4 blade cutting system
  • cleaning mode
  • battery indicator and fast charging time
  • pivoting head which makes shaving easier

8.Braun Series 5 550cc Shaver System

Braun-Series-5-550cc1Braun-Series-5-550ccThe Braun Series 5 550cc Shaver System gets you the most features with an affordable package. Out of the box it adopts the high end design of the braun family and it comes with a cleaning  dock which only the higher end models usually have. With it’s triple action cutting system and active lift technology where even flat facing hairs which usually gets left behind gets trimmed, you experience a great shaving experience every single time.  The contour adaptive shaving head also ensures that even hard to reach places such as your jaw line area and nose area are not left out. The shaver is can also be used in the shower and is 100% water proof. The battery life is roughly about 45 minutes but requires significantly longer for a full charge. That said, charging is as easy as leaving the device in the dock and the dock also handles all the maintenance for you so you do not need to lift a finger. The device comes with the shaver, the clean and renew system(cleaning dock), cleaning brush, a smart plug for traveling (100v-240v), one cleaning cartridge, and a travel pouch. Overall this system is great if you do not care if you get the latest system but still enjoy the benefits a high end model can bring. If you would like to read our full review, do click here (latest price update 15th July 2014: $136.28 instead of $169.99)   Key Featurescheck it out - Copy (8)

  • Active lift technology
  • 3 blade cutting system
  • 100% waterproof and wet and dry shave
  • All in one dock
  • contour adaptive shaving head
  • LED battery indicator

9.Panasonic ES-LT41-K Arc3 Men’s Electric Razor Wet/Dry with Flexible Pivoting Head

The Panasonic ES-LT41-K Arc3 is a middle ranPanasonic ES-LT41-K Arc3Panasonic ES-LT41-K Arc31ged option below $100 that offers you 3 things. Great price for performance, top end specifications, smooth and close shave every single time. At this price range, the features that you get are carried down technology found only in the top range models. Out of the box the Panasonic ES-LT41-K Arc3 only comes with a carrying pouch, the charger and a protective cap. certainly no frills and no additional accessories. However, when you look at the specifications, you will be surprised how great this product is. the Panasonic ES-LT41-K Arc3 is 100% waterproof and can be used for wet and dry shaving. The blades vibrate at 13,000 RPM which competes with even the high end models of other brands. Accompanied with the 3 blade cutting system and a pivoting head. You get a seamless experience shaving and ensures that no hair is left untouched. At this price point, the model also includes an integrated pop up trimmer. The Panasonic ES-LT41-K Arc3 is also charges very quickly like it’s panasonic brother’s with a full charge time of only 1 hour. The usage is average at 45 minutes and the battery is indicated by a 10 stage LCD display. Although this unit does not have a cleaning unit, the Panasonic ES-LT41-K Arc3 comes with a cleaning mode which uses sonic vibration to give it that extra cleaning power. Overall for this price you really get a top end performing shaver that will surely fit your need. If you would like to find out more, take a look at our full review here.(latest price check 15th july 2014:$84.50 usual $149.99) Key featurescheck it out - Copy (9)

  • 3 blade cutting system
  • 13,000RPM vibrating foil blade
  • 100%waterproof wet/dry shave
  • pivoting head to follow contour of face
  • cleaning mode for easy and effective cleaning

10.Philips Norelco 1150X/46 SensoTouch 2D Electric Razor

Philips Norelco 1150X46 SensoTouch 21Philips Norelco 1150X46 SensoTouch 2Philips Norelco 1150x/46 SensoTouch 2D is another great mid-ranged shaver which handles most situations well and is comparable to many high end models less some features. Out of the box the Philips Norelco 1150x/46 SensoTouch 2D comes with a charging dock which is really useful so you do not need to keep plugging in to charge the device. However that is pretty much all you get besides a cleaning brush for a no frills pricing. The Philips Norelco 1150x/46 SensoTouch 2D comes with gyro flex 2d which has flexible heads to glide over the contours of your face. Its super lift&cut technology also ensures that it cuts airs comfortably below the skin level for that close shave finish without irritation.  Unlike the higher end models, instead of a pop up trimmer, the trimmer comes in a form of an attachment which you will need to interchange. The shaver is 100% water proof with wet and dry shave supported. There are no cleaning modes or cleaning docks supported so just normal rinsing with water will have to be done every month to ensure that the product performance is top notch. Battery life is average at 50 minute for a full charge and a full charge requires approxiamately 1.5 hours. In conclusion the Philips Norelco 1150x/46 SensoTouch 2D is for those who want a no frill product that gets the job properly done. For it’s price tag its very reasonable and the functions that you get are top tier. if you would like to find out more, check out our full review of the Philips Norelco 1150x/46 SensoTouch 2D.(Latest price check 15th july 2014: $89.95 instead of $99.99) Key Featurescheck it out - Copy (10)

  • 2D Gyroflex for optimum comfort and performance
  • 100% waterproof and wet/dry shaves
  • charging dock for easy charging
  • Attachment for trimmer
  • Relatively good battery life and fast charging


This top ten list is for 2016 which includes both foil and rotary shavers, with such a range of prices and features, it’s hard to see why you can’t choose one. First, note down your budget and see what are the available options there are. To read more about foil shavers and rotary shavers. do check out our blog for regular updates, You can take a look at the individual full reviews we have for the models about and can be found on the review page. Disagree or agree with our list? Leave a comment down below and we will get back to you. We hope that you had as much fun as we have testing the products and writing the reviews.