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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4.44/5 (108)
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    3.83/5
  • Quality
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    3.67/5
75% 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:
Epsom
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16 May, 2016

Good product

I tend to have a problem with irritation on my neck when using electric shavers but this wasn't an issue with this Braun shaver. I appreciate this is not for styling but shame I am not able to shave and keep by goatee using the shaver, the trimmer at the back doesn't quite do the job so I had to use a traditional razor to get either side of my goatee. Also wish it had a traditional outlet charger. Really pleased with the overall fee of the shaver, and the range of motion on the head. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Surbiton
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08 May, 2016

I may have bern converted.

Most of the time my default method of shaving is a wet razor, mainly because I like a really close shave. I have used a few electric shavers in the past and they mostly do the job but aren't as always that effective.I received a Braun Series 5 5040 for free from Braun to test out, and I assumed it would probably work just as well as most others I have tried. Shavers always seem to tout new technology that enables them to give as close a shave as wet razors, and the 5040 does this too so I was intrigued to find out.I opened it up and put it in charge as I think that's standard with electrical products, they rarely have any charge. I did find that if charged much quicker than I imagined; I decided to test the 5 minute quick charge ability for my first go. It claimed to allow enough usage for a single shave, but it just fell short of that. Not a big issue as I wouldn't normally let the battery get that low in the first place.The actual shave was in fact very good and very close across most of my face, more so than I've experienced before. However, there were still a few hairs they it couldn't quite get. I imagine it you have a very defined chiseled face then yes, hair beware, but sadly mine isn't.Overall I found using the 5040 was a good experience. It was nice in the hand and didn't seem to irritate in skin. It seemed to work well both in and out of the shower, which is always good for multi tasking in the morning. The shaver comes with a nice little pouch which is a nice detail, and there's a handy battery remaining level on the shaver.I would recommend this product to anyone looking for an alternative to a wet shave or if they're current electric shaver doesn't quite do the job. From this experience it would seem that Braun make good shavers and the build quality is very good compared similar products I have tried. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Liverpool
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18 May, 2016

Braun have a new customer in me!

On opening my free razor from Braun, you are met with a light weight item that fits in the hand perfectly the shaver is very modern looking and smartly designed. The shaver comes with the standard Braun charging lead and bag to store razor. After charging the razor I have been using now for just under three weeks most days and the battery life is really impressive still haven't had to charge up again, the red light feature to tell you battery is low is different as most shavers have a three bar battery display. Another great feature is the travel lock for when taking the razor away with you. I really like that this item is waterproof and the ability to take the razor in the shower is a real time saver for someone who has to shave most days. In the past I have used a few other branded electric razors and disposable razors and must say this shaver is the closest to if not the same as a dispoable razor. The flex motion technology responds to the smallest contours of my face and moves so freely around the tricky areas e.g chin & neck. Braun have definitely won me over with the great item and have a new customer in me. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Northwich
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17 May, 2016

Braun series 5 5040 wet and dry

I tried the braun series 5 5040 wet and dry shaver that I got free from braun to test and I was surprised at how good it was. I have always been one to have a wet shave so I tried the shaver dry to start with and it worked well. Then I tried the shaver with shaving foam and it worked just as well. I am definitely enjoying this shaver. Thank braun [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Birmingham
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23 May, 2016

Close SHave

I got this shaver free from Braun so big thanks to them, the Germans are a very generous bunch after all. I’ve never really used a electric shaver before but thought I’d give it a try, after using it a week or so I can honestly say I am very impressed with it. I have used a electric shaver a few times in the past but thought of it more as a gimmick well the 5040 is a serious proposition indeed! It has the PowerDrive feature which scythes very effectively through thick stubble, it has a head which has the fleximotion technology that means it follows the contour of your face superbly and is exceptional at catching even the problem hairs on your neck thanks to the ActiveLift feature, this thing doesn’t miss a beat, I'm starting wish my beard would grow quicker just so I can use this thing! It has an excellent weighted feel of quality to it and would you expect anything less considering it is made in Germany? Best of all it is waterproof so can be used in the shower, I used to have a shave after a hot shower to let my beard stubble become a little softer but not anymore now I can kill 2 birds with 1 blade by shaving just as effectively in the shower not only that but I can get that "shave fresh" feeling because you can use your shaving foam with the 5040. All in all this is a real winner from Braun and will go down a storm with all the guys who like to have the perfect close shave. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Rownhams
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26 May, 2016

I got a Bzz out of the Braun 5040

I was really excited to be part of this campaign. I didn't shave for two days before it arrived to put it to the test. I've had electric razors in the past but none with a foil razor. It felt strange at first but it did a great job and gave a very satisfactory shave, the wife even gave two thumbs up! The FlexMotionTec head made shaving the hard to reach areas easier and I have yet to experience any shaving rash or redness. It has a multi-angle lock feature which allows you to adjust the head into one of five places. It also has the precision trimmer which neatly slides out of the back and I was able to tidy up my sideburns with ease. When it arrived the battery was flat so I left it for an hour to charge. Brauns website advises 60min for a full charge which can give you up to 45min of shaving time or a quick charge of 5min which I've yet to test. I shave every other day and have been using it for just over two weeks and it hasn't needed another charge. The razor has a travel mode which allows you to lock the razor so it doesnt turn on whilst in your suitcase and the good thing is this makes it kid proof too which is great as I have two very inquisitive little boys. This model is also waterproof so makes cleaning the head easy. I'd give this product 4 out of 5 stars because the only thing letting it down would be the razor's original price. It has been reduced recently by online retailers which can only be a good thing. I noticed that the more expensive Braun razors have cleaning kits but I don't know what the benefits of this would be. I would recommend this model of razor to friends and family. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
edinburgh
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11 May, 2016

A close (electric) shave

At the start of the weekend, I was the happy recipient of a new Series 5 5040 electric shaver from Braun. Having had been a consistent wet shaver for year, I was curious to see if an electric shaver was going to be as effective an alternative, so was looking forward to having a shot.The shaver comes boxed with a set of standard accessories, a charger and cleaning brush, a blade cover and a carry case. The shaver itself feels substantial and well put together. Around the edges and back surface is a rubber effect grip which allows a strong grip even when wet.Having tried the shaver both dry and in the shower, the shave is comfortable and and surprisingly close. I found that the effect was best when using the shaver wet with shaving gel, which you can do in the shower because the unit is waterproof. The razor head can be locked in position or left free to move to the contours of your face, which I found made shaving quick and comfortable. There is also a trimmer that allows timing longer hair around sideburns/other facial hair which works really well.It's possible to disable the battery with 3 clicks for when travelling (to prevent accidentally turning it on and running down the battery). There is a plastic cover for the razor part that's quite lightly attached so given a bit of a bash when being stored in a bag or luggage, I think that it could fall off pretty easily. However, as the shaver comes with a carry case this should't be too much of an issue.Overall, I'm very pleased with the shaver so far. I'd say that the Braun Series 5 5040 electric wet + dry shaver definitely offers similar results to wet shaving but with much more convenience - and without the risk of bleeding, razor burned or sensitive skin. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

Your Location:
Stockporrt
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09 May, 2016

Renewed faith in shavers

To begin all i can say is i wasnt expecting this shaver to be as good as it is!! I used to have a braun shaver around 8 years ago but it didnt give a great finish, requiring a close shave with a razor. This defeated the object of using a shaver and stayed with the old faithful for many years. Well 8 years later and i get the chance to give a shaver another go. A little sceptical to its claims of it's abilities in terms of result, waterproofing etc. My verdict is give this braun 5040 a go and see for yourself it really does leave you with a smooth finish with no irritation, no mess, no fuss and in no time at all. The only downside to this shaver is leting your wife see it beside the bath and giving it a try on her legs. It is now "her shaver" and cant believe how good it is on her legs. So my tips a two fold1) get one, you won't be disappointed2) don't leave it unattended near your bath [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]