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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4.43/5 (106)
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    3.83/5
  • Quality
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    3.67/5
66% recommended

Reviews

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:
Melksham
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27 October, 2014

a clean and refreshing shave, quick. hassle free and easy to use

The Braun series 5 wet and dry is well designed, looks very stylish and is an ergonomic fit in your hand.it is easy to use. Again easy to use, and there was more stubble removed in the foam, more than I was expecting, although the toner will have caused the skin to stretch back a bit. The result was very smooth, almost as good as a wet shave with a precision razor. comfortable and good to use anywhere, I found this a pleasure to use and not a chore.Easy to clean and keep this, this is a must for any one who has to shave every day.A joy to shave with.

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.

Your Location:
Portsmouth
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27 October, 2014

excellent performance

This is a fantastic product. I normally stay away from electric shavers but this really is excellent. From unboxing it you get a feeling of something that's solid and well built.There is no charge in it initially so you have to plug into the mains - be aware that you need a UK shaver adaptor if you don't have a shaver socket in the bathroom. Leaving it on charge for around an hour gave me enough for a full shave. Fully charged the motor seemed very powerful for the size of the shaver.In use there are all kinds of little bits built in to trim sideburns and beards and I also liked the adjustable head made it easy to get a close shave. I tried this in the shower and it worked fine under the running water. I also tried dry and that also worked well.To compliment the shaver you get a protective plastic cap and also a travel case. I stopped using electric shavers as I tended to get a rash straight away - not so with the Braun.The price was very competitive - this is an excellent shaver, well worth the money and a top grade product.Highly recommended.

Your Location:
Chichester
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27 October, 2014

After receiving my free trial Braun Series 5 5040s Wet&Dry Shaver

After coming home from work on Friday, there waiting for me was my free trial Bzz campaign kit Braun Series 5 5040s Wet & Dry Shaver, it didn't take me long to open the box and put the shaver on charge. After an hour wait it was fully charge and zooming around my dry face attacking my 3 day old stubble. I was amazed I lost my yeti style growth in a matter of seconds. I have now used this Braun Series 5 5040s Wet & Dry Shaver, daily in the shower and on a dry face and have notice that I don't get the shave burn or irritated face, when using a razor or my normal Philips Wet and Dry shaver. I would normally shave every 3 days, as my face lights up if I would shave daily but with the Braun Series 5 5040s I haven’t had any problems so far......... what a great first campaign to start for BzzAgent and I looking forward to my next . 

Your Location:
BRADFORD
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22 May, 2016

Exceeded my expectations

After receiving the braun series 5 5040 from bzz for free I was excited about trying it out I was also dubious as I had tried electric shavers before and been left disappointed. The braun series 5 5040 was a completely different shave it gave a really close shave with absolutely no irritation. I tried the wet and dry shaves functions and both were just as impressive. I am completely converted by this shaver and wont be going back to razors. I have been and purchased the charge and clean station to go with the free braun I was so impressed I give it 5/5 [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

This reviewer received incentives from the product manufacturer.

Your Location:
BRISTOL
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17 May, 2016

Impressive...but

That battery life though!! Overall I've been really impressed with this device. I've tried one or two electric shavers in my time and never really been impressed with the cut or the rash I seemed to end up with either. This device (kindly sent via BzzAgent) has transformed my opinion.The cut is butter smooth against the skin leaving a great feel all over(wife agrees!), further to that, the ergonomics make it a please to use. It feels great in your hands during use & looks rather stylish too. Lastly, it's super easy to clean, pop the head off and it's all there for a scrub.So its a looker & it does its job very well overall...but what let's it down?For me the battery life is POOR. Maybe it is a slightly faulty device, I have little to compare it too, but I got two shaves out of it before it required another full charge. This is something to ponder if you travel & forgot your charger.Other than that, really great device that I can highly recommend...just make sure you have a socket spare. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Norwich
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17 May, 2016

After 2 weeks use

Used my free Braun 5040 for around 2 weeks now, must say what a pleasant and painless experience, have had minor rash, but no where near as bad as using a disposable razor! Easy to clean and still looks and cuts like new. Battery has lasted out only charged twice and still wasn't flat. Definitely prefer the head set to swivel, makes shaving round the chin easier than having it fixed, overall still a great product! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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Your Location:
Bearpark
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13 May, 2016

Braun series 5

The braun series 5 electric shaver is a fantastic piece of kit. I have found that it gives a great close shave wet and dry. It seems to keep its charge well. And charges pretty quickly. It is simple to clean after use and comes with a handy carry case and guard. If i was to fault it in anyway it would be that it is heavier than my previous electric shaver. I will definately continue to use this product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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