CATEGORY : Electric Shavers

Braun Series 5 5030s VS. Philips Norelco 5500

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7.4
Runners Up:

Braun Series 5 5030s

Reasons to buy Braun Series 5 5030s:

  • button icon Maximum performance and excellent skin comfort
  • button icon It is Affordable
  • button icon Maintains skin contact thus offer you with a clean shave
  • button icon Can be used with a Cord or when its cordless
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Philips Norelco 5500

Reasons to buy Philips Norelco 5500 :

  • button icon It is a wet and dry electric shaver
  • button icon Turbo mode makes the shaver 10x faster and powerful
  • button icon Flexible shaving heads reach all hard to shave areas
  • button icon Affordable
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summary Review:

PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Braun Series 5 5030s

  • CPM
  • GOOD ON THICK BEARDS
USABILITY
WINNER :

Philips Norelco 5500

  • SPEED SETTINGS
DESIGN
DRAW :

COMPARISON – Braun Series 5 5030s VS. Philips Norelco 5500

PERFORMANCE

WORKS WITH GEL OR FOAM

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
No

Yes

This is an Aquatec Wet and dry shaver. You can choose how you would like to shave. Those with sensitive skins can shave with gel while those with normal skins can opt for a dry shave. It is fully waterproof, so you can shave while in the shower.

CPM

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

It is quite an efficient shaver, makes about 30,000 cuts per minute just like Braun Series 7 models. This is a very good speed for starter shaver

No

CONTOUR ADAPTABILITY

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

The MicroMotion function creates separate suspensions for all cutting elements thus making it easy for the shaver to respond to each and every contour. In addition to that, the MacroMotion function enables the shavers head to pivot effortlessly along larger contours

Yes

Its contouring system is made of 3 shaver heads and circular blades that rotate in 5 different directions capturing hair on every contour on your face, neck and jaw line

BEARD DENSITY SENSOR

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
No

No

FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

Yes, it can be used by any one. It is not a fully wet and dry shaver but its smooth shaving foils are tender and friendly on every skin type.

Yes

Since it is a wet and dry shaver, anyone can enjoy a comfortable close shave with this shaver. Choose to shave wet or dry depending on your skin type.

WORKS ON 3 DAY STUBBLE

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

It features 2 SensoFoil Blades that have 899 unique apertures which shave as close as 0.058mm. This means it can shave 1-3 day stubble without irritating or cutting your skin.

Yes

It will use its lift and cut blade system to capture and shave 3 day stubble. This system is made up of 2 blades. One blade lifts the short hair while the 2nd blade cuts. In addition to that, the flexible shaving head will follow each and every contour on your face, keeping close contact with the skin thus capture more short hair in a single pass.

FLEXIBLE HEAD

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

Features a Flexible shaving head which moves up to 8 directions maintaining skin contact on each and every contour thus offer you with a clean, uniform close shave. The shaver can also reach those hard-to-shave areas.

Yes

It features 3 flexible shaver heads that pivot up to 5 directions keeping close contact with the skin so as to provide you with a clean close shave.

GOOD ON THICK BEARDS

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

The UltraActive Lift and CroosHair Blades will capture even the hardest hair to shave. So if you have a thick beard, feel free to use this shaver.

No

CAN SHAVE HEAD

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
No

No

Braun Series 5 5030s

USABILITY

ERGONOMIC HANDLE

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

It has a well built & shaped ergonomic handle that features a textured rubber at the back for extra grip when shaving in the shower.

Yes

It features a slim ergonomic handle that fits in both small and large hands.

SPEED SETTINGS

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
No

Yes

To some extent you can customize the functionality of this shaver by using the Turbo Mode function. This one will boost the shaver’s power and speed 10 times. So if you want a quick shave early in the morning, opt for this turbo mode function.

FULLY WASHABLE

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

Braun series 5 is 100% washable. It can be immersed in water 5 meters, so you can enjoy a comfortable shave while in the shower. After using the shaver, run tap water over the head to remove hair that is stuck in the foil/blades

Yes

Due to its AquaTech feature, this model can be immersed in water and it won't get any damages. It is 100% water proof, so you can enjoy that comfortable wet shave while in the shower.

CLEANING MACHINE

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
No

No

CHARGING TIME

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

1 hour of full battery charge will give you 50 minutes

Yes

1 hour of full battery charge will give you 45 minutes of grooming time. On the other hand, you can as well opt for a quick 5 minutes charge and get a single shave.

CORDLESS

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

It can be used corded or cordless. This is the only Braun electric shaver that can be used Corded. So if you forgot to charge the shaver, no worries, simply plug it into power and get things moving.

Yes

Fully a cordless shaver. So safety reasons, Philips have disabled functionality when the shaver is plugged into power since it’s a wet and dry shaver.

Philips Norelco 5500

DESIGN

TYPE

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

Foil shaver with 2 Cross Hair Blades and an Ultra Active Lift foil which captures all hard-to-shave hairs that grow on the neck and chin areas.

Yes

It is a rotary shaver with circular blades that shave as close as possible. Rotary shavers use circular blades which shave in a circular motion.

WIRELESS CHARGING

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
No

No

MECHANISM

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

This unit's shaving system is made up of the following features: UltraActiveLift Foil, CrossHair blades that cut as close as possible, 8-D flexible head,Precision Trimmer, MicroMotion & MacroMotion function and 3 shaving elements

Yes

Norelco 5500's mechanism is made up of the following functions: MultiPrecision Blade System, Turbo mode which boosts the shaver 10x, 5 direction flexible heads and Aquatec Wet and Dry

DISPLAY

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

Small LED display shows battery level status only

Yes

Features a summarized LED Display which shows only relevant information and this includes; battery status, Cleaning indicator, Travel lock and Replacement head indicator

BUILD UP

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

High quality built up with a very good grip and ergonomic handle. You can use its MultiHeadLock function to lock the head in different positions.

Yes

The shaver looks beautiful all durable. It is light weight and very easy to use. Its circular blades are available on Amazon so you don't have to worry about replacement blades. The ergonomic handle makes it easy to use the shaver while in the shower.

TRIMMER

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

Features a Precision trimmer at the back of the head. Simply slide it out to shape your beard,mustache and sideburn

Yes

Features a detachable Smart Click precision trimmer which can be used to shape sideburns or mustache.

BATTERY LIFE

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

50 minutes of battery life once fully charged for 1 hour

Yes

45 minutes

ACCESSORIES

Braun Series 5 5030s
Philips Norelco 5500
Yes

Charging Cord,Protection Cap,Cleaning Brush,Appliance Oil and a Soft Travel Bag

Yes

SmartClick precision trimmer, power cord and protective cap

Overall Winner

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