CATEGORY : Electric Shavers

Braun Series 7 740S VS. Philips Norelco 5700

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Braun Series 7 740S

Reasons to buy Braun Series 7 740S:

  • button icon Use Wet & Dry or in the shower
  • button icon Personalize it basing on your needs
  • button icon Precision Headlock lets you lock the head in the right angle
  • button icon Powerful and effective
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Philips Norelco 5700

Reasons to buy Philips Norelco 5700 :

  • button icon You will enjoy both wet and dry shaving option
  • button icon Choose the turbo powered mode for dense beards
  • button icon Smooth and comfortable shaving heads
  • button icon Affordable
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PERFORMANCE
WINNER :

Braun Series 7 740S

  • CPM
USABILITY
DRAW :
DESIGN
WINNER :

Philips Norelco 5700

  • DISPLAY

COMPARISON – Braun Series 7 740S VS. Philips Norelco 5700

PERFORMANCE

WORKS WITH GEL OR FOAM

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

Whether you prefer wet or dry or shave with gel, this model will always offer you with great results. Men with sensitive will better results with wet shaving.

Yes

The Aquatec Wet and Dry option will allow you to choose between two options and these include using gel or opting for a quick dry shave. It can also be used under the shower.

CPM

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

With its 4 synchronized shaver elements, 30000 Cuts Per Minute and 10000 micro vibrations, the shaver will capture even the shortest hairs on the skin.

No

CONTOUR ADAPTABILITY

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

With the help of 8D flexible shaver head,the shaver can reach all hard to shave areas and problematic contours without losing skin contact and ensuring that hair is removed in every single pass.

Yes

Its 3 rotary heads and blades can move up to 5 directions while keeping skin contact to ensure you get a real close shave on all contours of your face, neck and jaw line.

BEARD DENSITY SENSOR

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
No

No

FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

This shaver can be used on all skin types. It has a very smooth and thin foil system which captures hair for thorough grooming. It can also be used wet or dry. Its active lift and cut blades will ensure your skin is not pulled or nicked when grooming.

Yes

Since its wet and dry and it also has smooth shaver heads, it can be used by people of all skin types.

WORKS ON 3 DAY STUBBLE

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

Features individual floating foils and a trimmer mounted on the 8-D pivoting head which keeps skin contact shaving as close as 0.05 mm. So a short stubble of 3 days will be cleared with ease.

Yes

It can shave a 3 day stubble using its MultiPrecision Blade System which raises and cuts all short and flat lying hairs in just a few strokes. The Super Lift and Cut Action shaves much closer. One blade will lift the air while the second blade cuts below the skin for exceptional results.

FLEXIBLE HEAD

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

8-D flexible head follows all facial, neck and jaw line contours. You will be able to shave all difficult to shave areas including the neck.

Yes

Features 3 rotary heads that pivot to 5 directions to ensure that all contours are handled and treated the same. But as the heads move, they will maintain skin contact for a closer and faster shave.

GOOD ON THICK BEARDS

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

Yes, it works very well on a thick beard. Its mechanism is tailored to deal with any type of beard. You can shave wet or dry.

Yes

Not so much but it can do a good job due to its Turbo mode setting which increases on the speed and power of the shaver to cut through a thick beard with a few passes.

CAN SHAVE HEAD

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
No

No

Braun Series 7 740S

USABILITY

ERGONOMIC HANDLE

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

Braun has maintained the same design with all its Series 7 shavers so they all share the same design and ergonomic handle which features a textured rubber at the back and on the sides for extra grip while in the shower.

Yes

Features a well shaped ergonomic handle that fits in both small and large hands.

SPEED SETTINGS

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

Choose from 5 shaving modes to get custom results. These range from sensitive to turbo speed.

Yes

You have the option of setting the shaver in a TURBO mode which makes the shaver 10x more stronger and effective on dense beards.

FULLY WASHABLE

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

It is 100% washable and water proof. Can be submerged in water up to 5 meters. Easily shave while in the shower without compromising on the mechanism of the shaver.

Yes

The Aquatec seal makes it hard for water to damage the shaver that is to why it can be used in the shower. You can as well wash it under running tap water.

CLEANING MACHINE

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

It comes with a Clean and Charge machine. This 5 action machine hygienically cleans your shaver, charges, lubricates and dries it. All this done at the touch of a button. You will always get a reminder on when to use this station.

Yes

This shaving unit comes with a Smart Clean machine. This should be used to auto clean the shaver, lubricate the blades and charge it. When you use this Smart Clean machine often, your shaver will perform as new all the time.

CHARGING TIME

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

Li-Ion Battery Is Fully charged in 1 hr and this gives you 50 minutes of grooming time.

Yes

Its Lithium-ion battery charges fully after 1 hour and this will give you 45 minutes of shaving time which computes to 15 shaves. However, you can also opt for a 5 minutes charge and get a onetime shave.

CORDLESS

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

Fully a cordless shaver. For safety purposes, you can’t use it when its plugged into power.

Yes

It is fully a cordless shaver. Can’t be used while plugged into power. Always wait until its fully charged.

DESIGN

TYPE

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

This is a foil shaver with an 8-D pivoting head, One middle trimmer, 2 ultra-thin OptiFoils and 1 Skin guard for skin protection

Yes

It is a rotary shaver with circular blades and 3 heads that move in 5 directions following facial contours ensuring that you get a clean close shave. It has a Turbo mode which boots its power 10 times more.

WIRELESS CHARGING

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
No

No

MECHANISM

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

Its mechanism is made up of the following functions:- Intelligent Sonic technology which makes 10,000 vibrations that lift up hair for cutting and 4 synchronized cutting elements.

Yes

Its mechanism is made up of the following features: Super Lift and Cut Action, Aquatec Wet and Dry, MultiPrecision Blade System and a Turbo mode which boosts shaver’s power and speed 10 more.

DISPLAY

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
No

Yes

Features a simple LED display which shows battery status and travel lock function. Your shaver should always be in a travel lock after use to prevent it from switching on its self automatically.

BUILD UP

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

High quality build-up and beautiful design. The headlock will help you lock the 8-D shaver head into one favorite position.

Yes

Premium build-up with a curvy ergonomic handle that makes it easy to hold.

TRIMMER

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

Features a small pop-up trimmer on the shaver’s head for mustache and sideburn shaping.

Yes

Comes with a SmartClick precision trimmer which you can attach on the head section to groom your mustache and sideburns. This SmartClick trimmer is skin friendly as well.

BATTERY LIFE

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

45 minutes once fully charged for 1 hour

Yes

45 minutes on a 1 hour charge

ACCESSORIES

Braun Series 7 740S
Philips Norelco 5700
Yes

Clean & Charge station, Travel pouch, Smartplug 100-240 Voltage and a Cleaning brush

Yes

SmartClick precision trimmer, power cord and protective cap

Philips Norelco 5700

Overall Winner

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