Highlights

FlexMotionTec. Flexible head beats stubborn hair.

Independently flexible cutting elements work on a fully movable head that maintains maximum skin contact even in problem areas, for less pressure, less irritation and less hair left behind.

MicroMotion

MicroMotion

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

MacroMotion

MacroMotion

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

UltraActiveLift

UltraActiveLift

effectively captures problem hairs especially in the neck and chin area.

CrossHair blades

CrossHair blades

Deliver outstanding closeness that lasts longer.

New PowerDrive

For outstanding closeness that lasts. Captures stubborn hairs growing in different directions and even the shortest stubble.

100% waterproof

100% waterproof

The Braun Series 5 can be submerged in up to 5 metres of water. Which means you can comfortably rinse it under running water for easy cleaning.

Features

Battery display with travel lock indicator

Series 5 5040s features a battery display that conveniently indicates battery status with a low charge warning, and the travel lock.

Precision trimmer

Precision trimmer

Skin friendly precision trimmer for accurate moustache and sideburn shaping.

MultiHeadLock

MultiHeadLock

Braun MultiHeadLock offers five adjustable angles to achieve a more precise shave than ever.

Full recharge in 1 hour - up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving

A full charge takes only 1 hour - for up to 45 minutes of cordless shaving. A quick 5 minutes charge is enough for a single cordless shave. 

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Powerful rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Series 5 is rechargeable, giving you both cordless and plugged in shaving. All Series 5 shavers use a powerful 3.6 V Li-Ion battery with no memory effect.

Wet&Dry usage

Wet&Dry usage

The Braun Series 5 5040s Wet&Dry is specifically designed to be safe to use under the shower and with foam or gel. This gives you a refreshing and moisturising shaving experience without the slightest compromise on shaving performance.

Thoroughness in every detail. Made in Germany

A shaver built to race car perfection. See and feel the precision, materials, surfaces and ergonomics. Touch the rubberised dot pattern for perfect hold even in wet conditions.

Battery indicator

2 level battery display with travel lock and hygiene indicator.

Cordless shaving

Automatic voltage adaptation

Automatic voltage adaptation

Soft bag & protective cap

Colour

Black/blue

Maintenance

High performance foils & cutter blocks

Regain 100% shaving performance.

Find the right foil & cutter block

FAQs

Braun Series 5 FAQs

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

What's the difference between the different Series 5 models?
The 5090cc model has high-quality metal surfaces and the most advanced display of all the Braun Series 5 shavers: a precise 5-level battery status indicator with low charge warning as well as a travel lock and hygiene indicator. The 5090cc also features the advanced Intelligent Clean&Charge Station from Braun: it cleans, charges, lubricates and selects a cleaning programme at the touch of a button - so your shaver feels new, every day. For more information about the Series 5 range, please consult the Series 5 Model overview.

Why do 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 automatically cleaned, charged and lubricated.

I already have a Cleaning Centre 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 Centres.

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

How often do I need to replace 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 that feels new, every day. The Save & Subscribe option from Amazon allows you to sign up for regular home delivery and save 10% on the price of the Clean&Charge refill. You don't have to worry about ordering and will always have a Clean&Charge refill available when you need one.

Do you have any recommendations on how to shave using an electric foil shaver?
We recommend shaving before your shower. After a few days without shaving, for example over the weekend, we recommend trimming your stubble before you shave. Stretch your skin and shave against the direction of beard growth. Hold the shaver at right angles (90°) to your skin at all times. In difficult to shave areas, like under the nose, you can use the MultiHeadLock switch to lock the shaver head and manually select one of five available shaver head angles to best suit your needs. Keep pressure even to achieve a thorough and comfortable shave from Braun. Series 5 features an integrated precision trimmer with superior cutting performance for trimming your sideburns, moustache or beard. Simply slide the trimmer upwards to use this comfortable and precise tool.

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

Does the battery suffer from a memory effect, like mobile phones or laptops?
No, Series 5 shavers use a Li-ion battery, which does not suffer from the memory effect. You can recharge it whenever you want and it has a low self-discharge rate (vs. NiMh batteries). As a result, Li-Ion batteries are the most powerful and long-lasting batteries for Braun shavers.

What's in the box

  • Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Series 5 5040s

  • Soft travel bag for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Soft travel bag

  • Protection cap for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Protective Cap

  • Charging cord for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Charging Cable

  • Cleaning brush for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Cleaning Brush

  • Appliance oil for Series 5 shaver 5040s

    Appliance Oil

Ratings and Reviews

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4.49/5 (105)
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100% recommended

Reviews

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20 February, 2013

Brilliant!

This product is excellent! I would definitely recommend.

Yes, I recommend this product !

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17 February, 2013

levy

I just love this razor I have always been a wet shave man but this is the first electric razor I have tried. I only used to shave once a week but now and because of this razor i shave every day. I have had this razor for about 3 months and only had to charge it twice. the shave is very comfortable and leaves no soreness at all its very easy to use and fits into the hand very easily the only draw back is that when it is supplied it does not come with a universal adaptor had to go out and buy one

Yes, I recommend this product !

Your Location:
Walsall
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27 October, 2014

Excellent Shaver

Had this shaver for 4 days now and easy to set up, just plug in converter plug and left overnight to charge. Turned on the shaver and straight away could feel how close the shaver was cutting without irritating my skin and flowed easily over the contours of my skin all the way up to sideburns and under my nose. Used the trim cutter which is effective but hard to see as covered mainly by the shaver but did a good job. As per the easy instructions then washed the shaver which was quick and simple and a great benefit as cleans it quickly without messing around with the brushes. Overall a great close shave and better than my normal other brand. Very impressed

Your Location:
Bilston
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27 October, 2014

Very Powerful Shaver And A Very Close Shave

My dalliances with Electric shavers have never been very successful in the past which was mainly caused from sensitive skin around the neck area which has always seemed to contain the most pesky and stubborn stubble. The fact that an electric shave seems to take as long as a wet shave but equally leaves you feeling like you needed a wet shave all along, ensured I left them alone for 10 years, however the arrival of the Braun Series 5 5040s-5 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver might just change that. Having tried the latest Braun model for 4 dry shaves, I am incredibly impressed and a great shave doesn't take too long thanks to its wide head and a really close shaving mechanism. My only gripe with my early testing of the shaver is the location of the power button, as I have slipped a few times causing me to switch it off by accident but this could be about me getting to grips with the device rather than a design flaw. Before I complete a full review, I intend to give this model a try in the shower to test out the much anticipated wet shave feature with gel and report back but early indications are that this is fantastic electric shaver that might just rival the wet shave in my daily routine.

Your Location:
faversham
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27 October, 2014

High 5 - Braun series 5

I love this shaver. The Braun series 5 wet and dry looks sleek and stylish. It fits nicely in your hand. Whilst the head is not as large as my current shaver, the Remington Titanium, it seems to shave in a similar amount of time. The shave was pretty good, I usually get a few long hairs that I miss (usually white ones unfortunately) but, so far, it has picked these up. The shaving head pivots to the contours to your face but you can fix the head to pick up hard to reach hairs. It has a thin moustache/sideburn trimmer. I like to be clean shaven so use this tidy up my sideburn area, this it did adequately - used to a longer trimmer; but maybe that is just me, it does the job and have not been nicked yet. It is also significantly quieter. The dry shave you get is pretty good, you have to do the same things as any shaver - against the direction of the hair and tightening the skin on your face etc. of course. Cleaning is pretty easy with water. The Remington is also cleaned with water but the different with the Braun is the head and cutter is in a cartridge. This is good as the bits don't fall down the plughole, as has almost happened with the Remington. Replacements cassettes are a little more expensive at around £20 but not much and for my Remington replacements are about £15. I didn't try a wet shave as I always dry shave, sensitive skin and all that. The shaver is not cheap, at around £125 on offer. It is cordless and comes with the charging cable, a head cover, oil and a soft storage case (like a soft sunglasses case). A full charge in 1 hour which is very good and should last for 45 minutes, no reason to believe it will not. It has a battery light and little else. The controls are also pretty basic - On/off, a switch to anchor the head and switch for the trimmer. This is not a criticism as you want it to be uncluttered. In summary a quality product possibly worth the extra money. Value for money of course would depend of the longevity of the cutters and the charge of the battery over years. I would need to know before I bought the product that it was wet and dry, the time to charge and how long the charge lasts. The fact that it was cordless. I like the technical details shown on some websites, to show how it can give a better shave compared to others. The price also of course. You need to weigh up the extra cost compared to the quality in product and shave.

Your Location:
Leeds
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27 October, 2014

Amazingly close shave

For years I've been using a Gillette razor for a close shave. Got an electric razor a few years ago but that didn't seem to get close enough. All the changed when the Braun 5040s arrived on my door step. I'm very impressed and so is my wife who is not a fan of stubble lol. Wonderfully designed razor. Easy to use and clean. Again I'm very impressed

Your Location:
Chessington
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27 October, 2014

Very nice surprise

I was very excited to try my braun series 5 shaver that was sent to me by buzz agent but I also had a great deal of nervousness as I've had quite a hard time finding a way of shaving over my lifetime as I get ingrowing hairs when I wet shave and very sore skin when dry shaving and the last few years have just had a beard because if this so having a product that gave me the chance to choose was very interesting. So when I opened the box I was met with a high quality looking product and couldn't wait to get started. I had quite a lot of beard growth and just went for it in dry shave mode and to my surprise it took all the long hair off without too much trouble and then proceeded to shave my face and neck very well leaving a smooth finish, I also used the sideburns trimmer and this also was also very impressive and the whole experience was very good and would recommend the shaver to anyone who has sendsitive skin like me. As I write this 2 hours after using I still have had no bad skin reaction to the shave and can only conclude that this is a truly amazing product. Go and buy one.

Your Location:
Sutton Coldfield
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27 October, 2014

Braun Series 5 Wet & Dry Shaver - Serious quality

The Braun series 5 wet and dry looks sleek and stylish. It fits nicely into your hand and gives a really close shave. No need for the continual repeat action over the same area that you can experience with certain razors. It has a thin moustache/sideburn trimmer. It is cordless and comes with the charging cable, a head cover, oil and a soft storage case. Replacements cassettes are a little more expensive at around £20 A full charge in 1 hour which is very good and should last for 45 minutes. Retailing at around £125, I think it is quite reasonably priced for the performance you get. If you are in the market for a new razor then I would highly recommend this particular model.

Your Location:
Edinburgh
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27 October, 2014

Impressive

This is the second Braun shaver I have used and my favourite. It feels very well made and sits nicely in my hand. In use it is very powerful and cuts through even a weekend worth of stubble with little resistance and none of the pain I usually get when using an electric on longer hair. It even copes well with the longer flatter lying hairs which some other electrics miss. Wet mode is good, the head is locked in position allowing a firmer press and less resistance from the foam. The trimmer is quite small but well hidden when not in use and easy to see when you need it. Overall I have had a very good experience whilst using this device. There are a couple of niggles which have caused me to drop it a star though... It comes with a soft bag, which when combined with the poorly fitting tip cover means that every time I have placed the shaver in the bag the cover has come off and I am lucky that the foils have not become damaged. A pricey replacement if they get damaged. Also there is no stand which means that it takes up quite a bit of space in the bathroom. And finally the downside of it being much more powerful than my previous electrics means that it makes considerably more noise and vibration. Overall though the most important thing is the quality of shave, and on this I highly recommend this to all.

Your Location:
London
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27 October, 2014

Great product and very easy to use

This is a great designed product. The look and feel is very trendy and even the packing box looks very appealing. Once charged, it is very easy to use and i do not even need to look at the manual to figure out how to use. The only slightly disappoint comes with every electronic shaver i have been using in the past, which is that it does not have that clean after shave feeling.