Highlights

AutoSensing motor

AutoSensing motor

Reads your beard and constantly adapts to its density for an efficient and comfortable shave, even on dense beards.

8 Direction Comfort head

8 Direction Comfort head

A flexible shaving head adapts in 8 directions for constant skin contact, even in difficult areas.

MicroMotion

MicroMotion

Individual suspension of all cutting elements even responds to the smallest contours.

MacroMotion

MacroMotion

The pivoting shaver head effortlessly navigates along larger contours for maximum skin contact.

ActiLift Trimmer

ActiLift Trimmer

The specialised middle trimmer captures flat-lying hair and hair growing in different directions.

2 SensoFoil™ blades

2 SensoFoil™ blades

Braun shaving foils have 899 unique apertures, that shave as close as 0.058mm and perfectly protect your skin for lasting smoothness.

World's only 3-action alcohol-based Clean&Charge Station

World's only 3-action alcohol-based Clean & Charge Station

The World‘s only 3-action alcohol-based Clean&Charge station automatically cleans, lubricates, dries and charges your shaver.

Features

Wet&Dry

Wet & Dry

The Braun Series 5 is specifically designed to be safe to use under the shower and with foam or gel. This gives you a refreshing and moisturizing shaving experience without the slightest compromise in shaving performance.

100% Waterproof

100% Waterproof

Braun Series 5 is waterproof for up to 5m, so you can easily clean your shaver with running water.

Precision trimmer

Precision trimmer

A slide out trimmer creates precise beard lines and sideburns.

MultiHeadLock

MultiHeadLock

Braun MultiHeadLock offers 5 adjustable angles to achieve a more comfortable shave than ever.

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Charging only takes 1 hour and will last for up to 50min. A 3 level battery display gives full control over your running time.

Soft bag

Automatic voltage adaptation

Automatic voltage adaptation

Colour

Black

Maintenance

High performance foils & cutter blocks

Get back 100% shaving performance.

Find the right foil and cutter block

FAQs

Braun Series 5 FAQs

What's the difference between foil and rotary shavers?
Rotary shavers are designed to work with cyclical movements while Braun foil shavers are designed to work with efficient sideways movements on the skin giving perfect control and precision. The foils protect the skin from irritation and are specifically designed to deliver the most thorough and comfortable shave from Braun.

Why would I need a Clean & Charge Station when I can clean my Series 5 shaver under tap water?
Our tests show that cleaning your shaver with a Clean & Charge Station is significantly more hygienic than cleaning it under the tap. It's also more convenient: at the touch of a button your shaver is cleaned, charged and lubricated automatically.

I already have a Cleaning Center from my previous Braun shaver (Syncro, Activator, 360, etc.). Can I use it with the new Series 5 shaver?
No, the Series 5 marks the introduction of a new generation of shavers with fully revamped technology and can’t be used with previous Cleaning Centers.

Can I buy a solo shaver and upgrade with a Clean & Charge Station later?
No, shaver and Clean & Charge Station are designed to interlink during the cleaning procedure. Shavers being sold without the Clean & Charge Station, don’t have the technology to connect accordingly.

How often do I need to exchange the Clean & Charge refill cartridge?
If you clean your shaver with the Clean & Charge Station twice a week, you will only need to replace the refill cartridge every 2 to 3 months to experience a shaver like new, every day. The Save & Subscribe option from Amazon allows you to subscribe for a regular home delivery and at the same time save 10% on the price of the Clean & Charge refill. You don't have to think about it and always have a Clean & Charge refill available when you need it.

Do you have any recommendation on how to shave with an electric foil shaver?
We recommend that you shave before you take a shower. After a few days without shaving, for example over a weekend, you should trim your stubble before you shave. Stretch the skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. At all times, hold the shaver at right angles (90°) to your skin. In difficult to shave areas like under the nose you can also use the MultiHeadLock switch to lock the shaver head and manually set one of five available shaver head angles as it suits best to your needs. Keep the pressure even to achieve the most thorough and comfortable shave from Braun. To trim sideburns, moustache or beard, Series 5 features an integrated precision trimmer with superior cutting performance. In order to use this comfortable and precise tool, simply slide the trimmer upwards.

How often do I need to change the shaver head?
We recommend replacing all cutter parts every 18 months.

Does the battery have a memory effect as we know it from cell phones or laptops?
No, the Series 5 shavers use a Li-ion battery which has no memory effect. You can recharge it whenever you want and it has a low self-discharge rate (vs. NiMh batteries). Li-Ion batteries are therefore the most powerful and long-lasting batteries available for Braun shavers.

What's in the box

  • Series 5

    Series 5 shaver

  • Clean & Charge station for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Clean & Charge station

  • Cleaning cartridge (1x) for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Cleaning cartridge (1x)

  • Protection cap for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Protection cap

  • Soft travel bag for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Soft travel bag

  • Charging cord for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Charging cord

  • Cleaning brush for Braun Series 5 shaver

    Cleaning brush

Ratings and Reviews

This area allows consumers like you to express their own opinions and comments. Braun does not represent or warrant the accuracy of any statements or product claims made here, nor endorses any opinions expressed by the reviewer.

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4.53/5 (174)
96% recommended

Reviews

Your Location:
Bridgend
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02 November, 2017

Braun series 5

I must say what a brilliant razor,it adjusts to the contours of your face and does not miss a hair and with the clean and change station it keeps your razor bacteria free,I also use it on my head every day #imbald leaving it as smooth as a egg shell, I will never buy a razor from any other manufacturer,fantastic job Braun. #happyman [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Wam
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30 October, 2017

Best shaver I used so far !

Best shaver I used by far ! Good point :Battery last forever!Very clean shave Good design Easy to clean (comes with cleaning station)Bad point :Too strong vibrations / noisy cleaning station takes a bit space willNot fit normal bathroom space Overall this is worth every penny, very good product. Recommend. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Wrexham
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30 October, 2017

Sadly dissapointed

Having always wet shaved previously I thought I'd give an electric shaver a go as I thought this would help save time.I was very pleased with it when it arrived as it looks and feels brilliant and the clean and charge station is a great idea. It took me quite a bit of getting used to and I never felt like I'd had a full clean shave and always had stubble left, it just wasn't as close a shave as I'm used to. On a couple of occasions when I didn't shave for a few days it really struggled to get all of the hair and I was left with random hairs especially on my neck.Sadly this isn't for me despite persisting for a few weeks with it I think it's time to give up. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Glenrothes
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29 October, 2017

Best electric shaver I have ever used!

If you are looking for an all in one kit, then this is an excellent place to start.The Braun Series 5 5197CC kit comes with everything you'll likely ever need and its so easy to use, you'll love it.Lets start with the main event, the shaver. Once you have it out of the box, the first thing you'll have to do is charge it up. The manual tells you that you can't use the shaver while its plugged into the charger so I just plugged it in and left it overnight. In reality it will only take a few hours to charge up from empty (which is how it arrived) but leaving it overnight will not do it any harm. Once you have it charged up, you are ready to go. Whether you choose to use it as a dry shaver or prefer to use it with your favourite choice of shaving foam/soap/whatever, is entirely up to you. My preference was to use it dry as it makes for a faster overall shave.Comfort wise, no complaints. The. surface of the cutting head felt smooth on my skin and it achieved a very close cut which is perfect for me as I prefer to be clean shaven. Those that want the more rugged stubbly look, don't buy this product as it does not have an adjustable cut length, it's all or nothing. I used the shaver daily for 2 weeks on the initial charge with no issues. The charge level indicator only dropped from the full 3 bars down to 2 in the last couple of days and even then, there was no loss of performance. The recharge back to full took about 30 minutes which is excellent if you just want to top it up from time to time. This means, if you want to go away on holiday for a couple of weeks, chances are you will not need to worry about taking the charger with you. One less thing to lose!The charger itself is fairly compact. It's the standard 2 prong shaver style plug so in the UK you will either need a dedicated shaver power socket, or an adapter.As for the rest of the kit, you get the head protecting guard and soft travel bag. One of the reasons I marked this as a 4/5 was the bag. While it does an OK job of keeping the razor and charger together, thats about all it's good for. As it's a soft case, there is the chance that the shaver's on switch could be bumped in transit causing the battery to go flat. I should say the razor has a lock function that disables the power button unless its pressed and held for a number of seconds which would completely mitigate this risk, but you would have to remember to enable that function before packing. A better option would have been the hard case which it looks like you can buy separately.The cleaning brush is handy for keeping things clean when used dry. I take the cutting head off after each shave and tap out the trimmings to make sure there isn't a buildup which would eventually clog the cutters and make it stop working. Not sure if the brush has much use if used wet.Lastly, the cleaning and charge station. As I use my shaver dry, this is less useful for me. It's reasonably bulky so if you have a small bathroom, you will lose a bit of space for it. The kit comes with a cleaning cartridge included. You simply have to open the unit by pressing a button, take the cap off the cartridge, slide it into the unit and then close it by pushing the top of the unit back down. To use the cleaning station you simply rinse off the worst of the foam/gel/soap then pop in in the station and press the button. The unit will automatically clean the head of shaver and start charging at the same time. Cleaning only takes a few minutes, after which you just leave the razor in the unit until its charged. I have tried it out and it seems to work well. My only tip is to take the razor out once it's charged so that the head can dry off fully. I'm not sure exactly whats in the cleaning cartridge and while I am sure its perfectly safe, I didn't fancy rubbing it on my face so I wanted to make sure it had enough time to dry thoroughly.The cleaning cartridge contains an alcohol based fluid to clean, sanitise and lubricate the cutting head. From a quick google search it appears the cartridges are fairly inexpensive and I would guess they last a reasonable time, depending on how often you use the cleaning function.Overall this is a great product. In time I am going to try using it in wet mode just to see if it makes a better or worse job, but I haven't had the time to try it yet. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Hibaldstow
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24 October, 2017

Best Electric Shaver I've used

I have tried two or three other electric shavers in the past but due to pretty sensative skin i have never really been able to use for more then a couple of days before i had too much of a rash to use. I am so pleased to say that i have now been using this for 3 weeks and not had a problem at all.When i 1st took it out of the box i was really impressed by the looks, also picking the shaver up the weight made it feel solid. I put it on charge and it seemed to charge in no time at all. I did leave it over night just in case. The battery life is really good as the shaver has been used every day for the past 3 weeks and i still haven't had to charge it yet.The cleaning station is a bit bulkier then i was expecting so i have to pack it away. Not the biggest problem in the world but its not always going to be handy to grab as i don't really have anywhere to store it in my bathroom.Right the shave itself.....I was impressed, i am clean shaven and shave every morning usualy with a razor. It dosent cut as close as a standard razor, i dont think any electric shaver ever will, but its close enough that i look fresh faced still. It has taken me a little bit of adjusting to get used to not being quite as close shaven but after a few days it has now just become what i am not used. With it being a wet and dry shaver i have tried it in and out of the shower and with and without shaving foam. I found the best results were when the shaver was used on dry skin as the slightly wet hair seemed to get pushed over rather then cut. It would all cut in the end but much more time was needed.The head comes off nice and easy so you can brush all the hair out and keep clean. The cleaning station is nice and simple to use and dose a great job.Overall i could not be anymore happy with this shaver and look forward to using it from now on [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Ammanford
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24 October, 2017

Best electric shaver I've had!

I've never been much for using electric shavers and after my wife buying my first electric shaver a few years ago (different brand) it's taken a lot to try a new one and I'm so glad I've tried this one! I've used it on varied lengths of beard - from barely having stubble to not shaving for a week- and every single time it's a smooth shave with no hairs catching and getting pulled no matter how long they were (a problem with long hair on my old shaver) and always a smooth, clean finish without having to contort my face into inhuman positions to reach awkward creases etc! The clean and charge station is amazing, I've never had my razor feel so clean and it makes it so easy to just pop it into the station and know that in no time it'll be ready to go again! I was going to try and grow a beard over the winter months but using this is so comfortable and smooth that I just can't get enough of it! My only tiny criticism could be that it's a little fiddly to get the blade part off and on to clean under it, but not enough to knock my opinion of it. Will definitely be recommending to family and friends. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Stanton
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21 October, 2017

Great smooth shave !!!

The brawn series 5 has a nice weight to it (solid quality),feels comfy in the hand and the foil head glides comfortably over the contours of my face and neck even tho i have a very defined adams apple, which other shavers I’ve had seem to cut and make sore. Also the charging time is the fastest ive experienced with the longest use out of a single quick charge (20min charge for 50mins usage). The cleaning station is very good at cleaning the shaver in no time. Very pleased with this shaver 10/10. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Gillingham
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20 October, 2017

Good looking and delivers a close shave.

I like the design with the black and silver combination which looked high quality. I put the shaver on charge and it was fully charged after 20 minutes. I was intrigued at the cleaning station which was slightly larger than expected so I was a bit worried about where I would keep it. I tried the shaver for the first time in the shower and it was better than any other electric shaver I had tried before including other circular kinds. I used the shaver with shaving foam as it felt more comfortable on the skin and I was very surprised of how close a shave you could get. After a couple of shaves I tried the cleaning station which took a couple of minutes to clean it and it came out good as new and it's nice to know it comes out sanitised. The shaver also came with a travel pouch and brush which is also useful especially when travelling when you can't use the cleaning station. My only concern with shaver is it is quite noisy when operating which makes it hard not to wake up others in the household when I need to get up early. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Leicester
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19 October, 2017

Portable, Wet Shaver, Self cleaning

I'm not the electric shaver kind of guy but I thought I'd give it a go. Shaver was picked for its charging ability and its ability to self clean. Comes with a nice charging stand and cleaning liquid. First time I used the Braun Series 5 was a dry shave. Did not enjoy this one bit. Felt inconsistent and had to go over it with razor, not quite sure if it was down to my experience in using it or jus as it was a dry shave. A couple of days later I used the Braun Series 5   for a wet shave. Now this was a completely different. Such a smooth finish. The only downside for me is that it took me longer then a normal shave but that could be down to experience. The shaver got to all areas needed with the ability to lock the head in to position. Overall I would recommend this shaver for newbies like myself and anyone else that wants the convenience of a electric shaver. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Bromsgrove
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16 October, 2017

Clean, efficient and precise!

I have always used electric shavers as I have sensitive skin. It has always been an annoyance however that electric shavers just don't give you that close a shave as a traditional one does. Until now!The series 5 is reassuringly heavy and you can sense the build quality from the minute you open the box. There's precision engineering gone into making something ergonomically attractive whilst also comfortable to hold. This comfort transcends into the actual shave as well.I am often lazy when I'm not at work and can go 4 or 5 days without shaving. This often leads to an uncomfortable shave where it tugs at the hairs before eventually cutting. I did not find this to be the case with the series 5. It would cut through whatever length of hair with you barely realising it was doing so. It was equally as good at extremely short stubble after only a days growth, which before now shavers have struggled with. The clean and charge station was completely hassle free. It returned to a full charge in no time and the cleaning function left it looking brand new each and every time. A handy travel pouch and a brush means you can clean it if you are away for a few days. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]