Best Electric Razor for Men 2018

Muscular man shirtless using electric shaver

A clean-shaven face portrait a professional image, although it requires more effort to maintain a nice, smooth appearance. Men can use blade, which shave very close, but with everyday shaving, it can lead to irritation for those with sensitive skin, and there is always a risk of nicks or cuts.

Big, well known Electric Shaver brands, with their innovative technologies are now making large advances and coming up with innovative new solutions. Whether it’s a foil or rotary shaver, a 5-blade or three-circulating cutting heads, the best electric shavers can now offer men a thorough and comfortable shave.

If you have been a blade shaver, you will enjoy the convenience of using electric razors.

They are easier and more comfortable to use, wet or dry, and eliminate the risk of getting nicks and cuts.

Most electric shavers we have  reviewed are easy on the skin and cause little skin irritation. Even so, you will need to make some allowance if you experience some redness for the first few weeks while your skin is still adjusting to new shaving method. This is entirely normal. Below, we’ve revealed our best electric shavers,  how they perform and what their users have to say about using them.




Philips Norelco 1280X SensoTouch 3d Electric Shaver (Series 8000, Shaver 8900)

Philips-Norelco-1280X-SensoTouch-3dThis is a prestige brand, known for its innovation in shaving technology. It’s now offering its newest Philips Shaver  – the SensoTouch 3D.

Most reviewers agree that the Philips Norelco 8900 (formerly named SensoTouch 3D) is the best rotary razor. No rotary shaver  from any other brand comes close to this one:

Some of the amazing features:

  • Contour-Following GyroFlex 3D
  • UltraTrack Heads
  • Speed XL
  • DualPrecision System
  • Patented Super Lift and Cut
  • LED indicator shows: battery, travel lock, cleaning and shaving head replacement
  • 1 hour charge provides 60 minutes shaving time
  • Aquatec technology lets you shave wet or dry
  • JetClean System

First Impression

Aside from being the only rotary shaver in this list, the Norelco is easy to hold and is light weight. It’s also much quieter than most electric shavers.

Being a rotary shaver, the Norelco seems to shave much better in areas such as the chin and jawline. It takes a little longer to master shaving tighter areas, like under the nose.

Philips Norelco 8900 has the slickest design and will look great in your bathroom.

Electric razor reviews from consumers:

Many users found the Norelco to be the best electric razor they had ever owned. Some of them were having trouble shaving with foils shavers, especially around the chin and neck.  After the switch to the Norelco SensoTouch 3D, they had their closest shave on those problematic areas.

Users who are on the road (even up to a month) were glad that they longer need to pack the cleaning/charging systems.This rotary razor can last for up to 60 minutes between recharges thanks to a longer battery life than most electric shavers.

Some users reported that they experienced some redness especially on the neck area, but after a month of continuous use, the redness ceased. This is quite normal as the skin needs to adjust to the new shaving method. Most users who tried wet shaving with this rotary razor recommend using shaving gel as it creates a thick lather where this shaver works best.

Overall, users were so well satisfied with the Philips Norelco 8900 that they even recommended it to their colleagues, friends and family. It provides closer shaves, it is quiet to use and the battery can last as long as any of its competitors. The Norelco is one of the best shavers out there, and has convinced many users not to go back to manual razors. Read our full review of the Philips Norelco 1280X SensoTouch 3d


Panasonic ES-LV61-A Arc 5

Panasonic-ES-LV61-APanasonic being one of the largest Japanese electronics producers is now offering their high-end 5 blade advanced electric shavers in the electric shaving world. The ES-LV61-A model is their least expensive in their 5-blade shaver collection.

The Panasonic ES-LV81-K is the same shaver but with the inclusion of cleaning-charging system. Recently, Panasonic added 2 new 5-blade shavers which are: ES-LV65-S & ES-LV95-S that features shaving sensor technology. These two new shavers are still very expensive that’s why we favored the ES-LV61-A and ES-LV81-K Panasonic shaver models.

Some of the amazing features:

  • 5-blade cutting system with NantoTech Blades
  • 14,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) linear motor drive
  • Multi-Flex pivoting head
  • Multi-fit arch foil
  • 10-Stage LCD
  • 1 hour charge provides 45 minutes shaving time
  • Sonic vibration cleaning mode
  • Wet/Dry shaving and 100% waterproof

First Impression

An electric shaver with 5-blade cutting system and a powerful linear motor that runs 14,000 RPM, you are sure that it will offer closer shaves. Even for men with thick facial hairs.

A 5-blade electric shaver provides better coverage, which also means reduced shaving time. But it will be tougher in shaving tight areas of the face due to a bigger shaver head.

This shaver is an attractive gun-metal-like dark blue with fingerprint resistant material and body is filled with about ¾ slip-resistant which makes it very comfortable to hold.

Electric razor reviews from consumers:

Users were very satisfied on how fast and close the shaves are when using the Panasonic ES-LV61-A. The 5-blade cutting system in this shaver is no gimmick and does wonders. Most users also find the shaver to be easy on skin and leave no skin irritations.

Compared to other foil shavers they have used, the Panasonic 5-blade seems to be quieter even though it has a powerful motor. The shaver also has good ergonomics, a rubberized grip making the shaver easy to hold.

First time users were very glad that they bought this advanced shaver from Panasonic despite having doubts shelling out more money to buy for their first electric shaver. They were amazed that it shaved as close as a blade on their first go. The device has solid nice built, well balanced and charges very quickly. It’s a shaving device that many consumers also call as the best electric razor for men. Read our full review of the Panasonic ES-LV81-K Arc 5


Braun Series 7- 790cc Pulsonic Shaver System

Braun-Series-7-790cc-Pulsonic-ShaverBraun brand is one of the most popular choices by consumers in the grooming industry and is rated by  most electric razor review website as the Number 1 Electric Shaver. The Series 7 is Braun’s most advanced and premium electric shaver which promises to deliver the most thorough and comfortable shaves. The Braun Series 7 shavers are fully developed in Germany, combining their most advanced design and technology.

In Amazon, the 790cc shaver model received the most number of user-reviews compared to any Braun series shavers, and these are positive reviews. This particular shaver is a top rated foil shaver that consumers most wished for in electric shaver.

Some of the amazing features:

  • Intelligent sonic technology with 10,000 micro-vibrations/minute
  • Three Personalized Modes: extra sensitive, normal and the intensive mode settings
  • ActiveLift that captures flat hairs
  • OptiFoil which offers closest Braun shave
  • 100% waterproof for cleaning (dry shaving only)
  • 1 hour charge for 50 minutes cordless shaving / 5min quick charge for 1 shave
  • LCD indicator shows: battery, foil replacement and hygiene status
  • Clean and Renew System
  • Corded and cordless use

First Impression

Braun Series is the only shaver that provides three personalized mode settings to fit different facial hair types. You can play with these settings to see which mode offers the best results, closer shave with no redness.

Its shaving head design is much better when making edges and touching tighter areas of the face. Braun 7 790cc has a nice easy grip handle and has a solid, long lasting build quality compared to some electric razors.

Electric shaver reviews from consumers:

Many users were impressed and shockingly felt smoothness when touching their face after a dry shave with no skin redness or irritations after using this shaver. They are also quite impressed on how comfortable it is to hold even if the hands are wet.

A user stated that the Series 7 790cc has a better shaving head design compared to the previous models. It has slightly larger holes with unusual shapes and a redesigned center cutter strip with rounded guides and it just shaves better and more comfortable.

Another user shares a very good comparison between the Braun Series 7, Norelco 1280x, and Panasonic ES-LA63. For build quality, all three are nicely put together but the Braun comes on top and feels the more substantial. For the sound, the Norelco runs quietly the most leaving the other 2 which omits “buzzy” sound. For dry shaving, a tough call between Braun and Panasonic which provides closer and smoother shaves compared to the Norelco. But for speed, the Norelco was the clear winner. For shaving the neck area, again the Norelco shaver wins but with some expense of redness (but nothing severe). For comfort is where Braun wins with no irritations even in sensitive spots of the face followed by the Panasonic.

Consumers also like how the shaving unit comes out good ‘n clean and fresh each time they use the Clean and Renew System. Read our full review of the Braun Series 7 790cc


Panasonic ES-LF51-A 4-Blade

Panasonic-ES-LF51-A-Men's-4The Panasonic ES-LF41-A is one of the top rated electric razor in Panasonic’s 4-blade collection. Gizmodo ranks this shaver as their 2nd place best electric razor. This 4 blade electric razor from Panasonic is the most affordable in our list. Recommended for men who don’t want to spend too much on high-end electric razor, the Panasonic will still offer you closer shave with no pulling and no redness.

First Impression

This is an affordable shaver that can compete with electric shavers that costs much more. Has the same powerful motor with the 5-blade Panasonic shavers that runs at 14,000 RPM.

The Panasonic ES-LF51-A just seems flying under the radar and there’s little buzz than it should have. The ES-LF51-A is intended to substitute the ES-8243-A (with few improvements) that costs few dollars less and already made to the top of Amazon’s best sellers.

Some of the amazing features:

  • 4-blade cutting system featuring NantoTech Blades
  • 14,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) linear motor drive
  • Flexible pivoting head
  • 5-Stage LED
  • 1 hour charge provides 45 minutes shaving time
  • Sonic vibration cleaning mode
  • Wet/Dry shaving and 100% waterproof

Electric shaver reviews from consumers:

“Do not even think about it, Just Buy It!” A user strongly suggest in his review and shows how amazed he is with the Panasonic ES-LF51-A electric shaver. Another user who keeps reading tech & electronic blogs seems to find this razor frequently getting the runner up position on the list. He said that you should hear him out that the Panasonic ES-LF51-A deservers to get the number one position.

Most users wrote positive reviews on Amazon stating how close the shave is, it did no pulling of hairs and no skin irritations as well. Some added that you don’t need to have huge budget in order to have the best electric razor, thanks to the Panasonic ES-LF51-A, you can now enjoy shaving.

There are also some users who weren’t happy with the LED display even its easy to read. It seems like they lowered the value of the LED display (5-stage LED; 14000CPM) as opposed to the ES8243A (10-stage LCD; 13000CPM). But performance wise, they’re happy with the improvements.


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