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Last updated: 06 November 2018

Electric shavers offer a convenient alternative to shaving with a razor. With two types to choose from – foil (with oscillating blades) and rotary (with rotating heads) – and many features to boot, they're becoming more and more appealing for male grooming. Our review of men's shavers covers major brands for electric shavers: Braun, Panasonic and Philips. We also tested some Remington models which have since been discontinued (select the "related products" filter to see them).

Our buying guide will tell you what features to look out for, and how we test explains our testing rigour.

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Our expert tester conducted in-house testing in the CHOICE labs. We also put each shaver through a user trial to determine ease of use. Our results can tell you which shavers:

  • have the best battery life and charge time
  • leave your skin feeling the best
  • are the easiest to use.
Our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top. Show less

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List of brands we tested in this review.

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    Blade type

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    Foil shavers use oscillating blades under a perforated foil to cut the hair and are available with single, dual or multiple foil heads. Rotary shavers use two or three circular rotating heads to lift and cut the hair.

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      • Ease of use
      • Skin feel
      • Battery
      • Weight (g, shaver only)
      • Battery operating time
      • Noise at 10cm
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      • Brand
      • Model
      • Price
      • Availability
      • Blade type
      • Number of heads/foils
      • Blade surface composition
      • Waterproof for use in shower
      • Extra cleaning system
      • Trimmer
      • Required to change head for trimmer
      • Wet shave allowed
      • Washable
      • On/off switch lock
      • Head tilt lock
      • Power type
      • Claimed charge time (hours)
      • Quick charge
      • Claimed shaving time from full charge (min)
      • Battery type
      • Low battery indicator
      • On/off indicator
      • Travel pouch
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