10 best shavers

products 21 compared
reviews by users 167,984 reviews by users
expert reviews 19 expert reviews

We've looked at 21 shavers, scoring each from 0 to 100. Our ratings come from 167,984 user reviews.

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  1. The Best
    1

    Philips SP9820/18
    Score
    91/100
    Good
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    Li-ion-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.5) 1970 reviews
  2. 2

    Panasonic ES-LV9Q
    Score
    91/100
    Good
    Shaver
    Cleaning station
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.5) 1087 reviews
  3. 3

    Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s
    Score
    89/100
    Good
    Amazon UK £60
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    NiMH-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 15456 reviews
  4. 4

    Braun Series 3 3010BT
    Score
    89/100
    Good
    Amazon UK £65
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    Li-ion-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 10043 reviews
  5. 5

    Philips S3233/52
    Score
    88/100
    Good
    Amazon UK £75
    Shaver
    Pop-up trimmer
    Li-ion-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 33800 reviews
  6. 6

    Braun Series 3 3020s
    Score
    88/100
    Good
    Amazon UK £95
    Shaver
    Pop-up trimmer
    NiMH-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 12472 reviews
  7. 7

    Braun Series 9 9297cc
    Score
    88/100
    Good
    Shaver
    Cleaning station
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 9726 reviews
  8. 8

    Panasonic ES-RT67
    Score
    88/100
    Good
    Great price
    Amazon UK £62
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    Li-ion-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.3) 5076 reviews
  9. 9

    Braun Series 3 3000BT
    Score
    88/100
    Good
    Amazon UK £82
    Shaver
    Pop-up trimmer
    NiMH-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.4) 832 reviews
  10. 10

    Braun Series 3 3045s
    Score
    86/100
    Good
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    NiMH-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.3) 11945 reviews
  11. 11

    Braun Series 1 190s
    Score
    86/100
    Good
    Amazon UK £60
    Shaver
    Pop-up trimmer
    NiMH-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.3) 4400 reviews
  12. 12

    Philips S3134/51
    Score
    86/100
    Good
    Amazon UK £59
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    Li-ion-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.3) 946 reviews
  13. 13

    Braun Series 5 5195cc
    Score
    86/100
    Good
    Shaver
    Cleaning station
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.3) 75 reviews
  14. 14

    Braun Series 3 300s
    Score
    84/100
    Satisfactory
    Amazon UK £37
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    NiMH-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.2) 24047 reviews
  15. 15

    Philips S6640/44
    Score
    83/100
    Satisfactory
    Amazon UK £93
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    Li-ion-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.3) 3295 reviews
  16. 16

    Braun Series 3 310s
    Score
    82/100
    Satisfactory
    Amazon UK £42
    Shaver
    Pop-up trimmer
    NiMH-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.1) 8617 reviews
  17. 17

    ProfiCare PC-HR 3023
    Score
    81/100
    Satisfactory
    Great price
    Amazon UK £32
    Shaver
    Pop-up trimmer
    Li-ion-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.0) 913 reviews
  18. 18

    Remington XR1530
    Score
    78/100
    Satisfactory
    Amazon UK £77
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    Li-ion-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (3.9) 321 reviews
  19. The Cheapest
    19

    ProfiCare PC-HR 3012
    Score
    66/100
    Sufficient
    Amazon UK £25
    Shaver
    Pop-up trimmer
    NiMH-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (3.3) 64 reviews
  20. Philips S8692/35
    Great price
    Currys.co.uk £220
    Shaver
    Cleaning station
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.6) 10 reviews
  21. Philips S5885/25
    Discontinued
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    Li-ion-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (4.5) 45 reviews
  22. Remington XR1430
    Discontinued
    Shaver
    Wet & Dry shaving
    Pop-up trimmer
    Li-ion-battery
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
    (3.9) 332 reviews
Reviews and scores updated on February 2, 2024. Price updated daily.
Updated:
20. February 2024

Buying guide

Do you need help deciding which shaver you should pick? With our buying guide, you can learn more about what to look for when buying a shaver.

Type of shavers

There are two main types of electric shavers: Foil and rotary.

  • Foil shavers have a thin, perforated foil that covers the cutting blades, providing a close and precise shave. They work well for people with sensitive skin.
  • Rotary shavers have circular cutting heads that flex and adapt to the contours of your face. They are suitable for those with coarse or longer facial hair.</li<

Wet or dry shaving

Some electric shavers are designed for dry shaving, while others can be used with shaving cream or gel. Wet shaving can be gentler on the skin and may provide a closer shave.

Corded or cordless

  • Cordless shavers offer more flexibility and convenience. Look for models with a long battery life if you want to use it while traveling.
  • Corded shavers can provide consistent power but require an outlet.

Battery

Check the shaver’s battery life and how long it takes to charge. A quick charge feature can be handy when you’re in a hurry.

Maintenance and cleaning

Some shavers come with cleaning stations that make maintenance easier. Others can be rinsed underwater for cleaning. Consider the cleaning process when choosing a shaver.

Price

Electric shavers are available in all price ranges. The cheapest shaver in our comparison is the ProfiCare PC-HR 3012, which has a price of just £24.7, whereas the most expensive has a price of £375.

A cheap electric shaver typically differs from a more expensive one in terms of:

  • Build quality
  • Blade quality
  • Strength of the motor
  • Functionality (they are usually not suitable for wet shaving)
  • Battery in low quality, or only for corded use.

This chart shows how the price is distributed among the shavers represented in our comparison:

Updated February 20, 2024

If you are looking for a budget-friendly electric shaver, take a look at one of the following models, which are the five cheapest:

Shaver Pris
£374.65
£339
£60
£64.99
£74.8
Updated February 20, 2024 | See the full list

Other considerations

Braun Series 9 9297cc
An electric shaver with a cleaning station (Braun Series 9 9297cc)
  • Cleaning station: Cleaning stations are a convenient accessory that comes with some electric shavers. When you’re finished shaving, you place your electric shaver in the cleaning station, and the station takes care of the rest. The station typically contains a cleaning solution, usually an alcohol-based solution designed to clean and disinfect the shaver’s cutting elements. You can find the best electric shavers with a cleaning station here.
  • Pop-up trimmer: A pop-up trimmer is a small, built-in trimming device found on many electric shavers. The primary purpose of a pop-up trimmer is to trim facial hair, such as sideburns, mustaches, beards, etc.
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Tests

Tænk

Test of 12 shavers, tested in 2022.
Edition: 229
Published: 3/2022
12 tested

ETM Testmagazin

Test of 6 shavers.
Edition: 2/2022
Published: 1/2022
6 tested
1st place in test
Panasonic ES-LV97
"Very good"
"Test winner"

Stiftung Warentest

Test of 13 shavers.
Edition: 9/2021
Published: 10/2021
13 tested
1st place in test
Braun Series 9 Pro 9465cc
"Good"

Haus & Garten Test

Test of 6 battery shavers up to 100 €.
Edition: 5/2019
Published: 8/2019
6 tested
1st place in test
Koenic KSH 4220 WD
"Good"
"Test winner"

Haus & Garten Test

Test of battery shavers over 100 €.
Edition: 5/2019
Published: 8/2019
3 tested
1st place in test
"Very good"
"Test winner"

Haus & Garten Test

Test of 5 battery shavers over 100 €.
Edition: 1/2018
Published: 1/2018
5 tested
1st place in test
"Very good"
"Test winner"

Haus & Garten Test

Test of 4 battery shavers under 100 €.
Edition: 1/2018
Published: 1/2018
4 tested
1st place in test
"Very good"
"Test winner"

Stiftung Warentest

Test of 12 electric shavers.
Edition: 5/2017
Published: 4/2017
12 tested
1st place in test
Braun 9290cc
"Good"

ETM Testmagazin

Test of 3 shavers for men.
Edition: 9/2016
Published: 9/2016
3 tested
1st place in test
Panasonic ES-LT4N
"Very good"
"Test winner"

Comparison

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Philips SP9820/18 Panasonic ES-LV9Q
Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s
Name Philips SP9820/18 Panasonic ES-LV9Q Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s
Score
91
91
89
Reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.5)
1970 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.5)
1087 reviews
★★★★★
★★★★★
(4.4)
15456 reviews
Price £375 £339 £60
caret-up caret-down Battery
Cordless
Run time 60 min 45 min 45 min
Charge time 60 min 60 min 60 min
Type of battery Li-ion Li-ion NiMH
caret-up caret-down Functions
Pop-up trimmer
Washable under water
Base station
Wet & dry shaving
caret-up caret-down Dimensions and weight
Height 10.6 cm 16.7 cm 22.2 cm
Width 25.5 cm 7.2 cm 6.7 cm
Depth 16.0 cm 5.9 cm 15.5 cm
Weight 0.53 kg 0.22 kg 0.49 kg
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