Best Electric Shaver in India (Wet & Dry Shavers for 2019)
Did your girlfriend just text and wants to see you in 5? Or are you getting late for an important business meeting?
Or maybe you just do not have a beard like others or simply do not look good with it (trust me, women still dig clean-shaven men).
Irrespective of the reason, if you are looking for a quick and clean shave without the risk of cuts, it is time to dump the old razors and switch to electric shavers.
And so you do not get overwhelmed by all the brands and model in the market, we picked out the 5 best electric shavers in India for all skin and bear types.
Best Shaver for Sensitive Skin
Braun Series 9 9240s: If you have sensitive skin and shave on a regular basis, there is hardly a battery electric shaver in India than the Braun 9240. It is packed with features that it glides through every corner of your face and works well even in the shower and with all the shaving foams and gels with the utmost hygiene.
A Shaver on a Budget
Philips S1030/04: However, if you need something on the cheap, you can still get a wet/dry shaver with good battery life and self-sharpening blades that ensure durability and long-lasting comfort.
Top 3 Wet & Dry Shavers in India
In-Depth Electric Shaver Reviews
#1: Braun Series 9 9240s Electric Shaver (Best Foil Shaver)
- Intelligent sonic technology 10,000 micro vibrations for Braun's most thorough and comfortable shave
- Cordless trimmer, patented ActiveLift captures flat-lying hair in problem areas unique oscillating middle trimmer lifts and cuts flat-lying hair
- 100 percent waterproof and fully washable
To put it in simple words, this Braun Series 9 Shaver is an absolute beast and if you think we might be exaggerating, here’s what you do not know about it.
Shaving and Trimmer
You want a clean and smooth shave and the Braun 9240s delivers just that with its 4 specialized cutting elements.
One of those elements is HyperLift & Cut Trimmer that that prevents tugging and pulling of low lying flat hair by lifting it hair before trimming.
And if your beard seems to be growing in all direction (as if were drunk) the Direct & Cut Trimmer will align it before trimming so the shave remains smooth.
Furthermore, the 2 Optic Foils capture even the shortest of hairs for a close shave all around.
The synergy of these elements in tandem with the Sonic technology delivers about 40,000 cross-cutting actions per minute.
Plus, it has an AutoSense Technology and automatically detects the thickness of your beard and adjusts the shaver’s power 10-13 times
These features make the shaver efficient and quick enough to shave off a beard 3-4 days old in minutes without the need for trim even on sensitive skin (have little time to shave? No problem).
Also, the shaver comes with a 10 directional pivoting head while all the elements are floating.
This allows the shaver to perfectly contour to the curves and bumps on the face so you get a clean and close shave in tight areas like that around the ears, lips, and chin.
But if you need a more precise shave in a particular area you can use the multi-lock head system to secure it in any of the 5 gives positions.
There is also a trimmer at slides out of the back so you can get the perfect sideburns to go with your shave and haircut.
If you are not comfortable with dry shaving you will be happy to know that the shaver also designed wet shaving so, feel free to add some foam or gel for a smoother experience.
Or you can also do it while in the shower with some hot water to soothe the skin as the shaver is water-resistant up to 5m.
Battery Life and Build
The Li-ion battery gives you an excellent run-time of 50-minutes so once you get the hang of using the shaver, that should give you 15-20 shaves before needing to be charged.
And thanks to the LED display, you get a countdown of the remaining battery life so you precisely when to charge which, by the way, takes just 1-hour.
Oh and not to forget, included is a special alcohol-based Clean & Charge Station that cleans, lubricates and dries the shaver while charging with just the press of a button (so it isn’t just efficient and quick but also more hygienic).
As for the build, the shaver looks both solid and modern while the titanium coating on the blades keep away corrosion so they can be simply rinsed in water for cleaning.
Also, it is one of the most durable metals which means it remains sharp for years even if you happen to use it day in and day out.
Are you as clumsy as me? Then I am sure the rugged rubber grip is something you will love as it gives a strong grip so the shaver does not slip out even in the wettest conditions.
You also get a cleaning brush which is ideal to remover the finer hairs from the blades so they continue to function at their very best even after years.
Lastly, there is also a case that keeps the shaver protected from dust and dirt when not in use.
Plus, it also makes it easy to carry so you can continue to impress the ladies with your charming looks and confidence everywhere you go.
To be true, there isn’t much to fault about the shaver except its high price as it can cost you over 15k, a price that is well worth the features.
#2: Philips Aquatouch AT890/16 Electric Shaver (Best Rotary Shaver)
- Skin protection system
- 100 percent waterproof
- Dual precision effectively shaves long hairs and short stubble
To simply put it, no list of grooming products is ever complete without a Philips because they are just that good and thus the Aquatouch AT890/16 at #2 is no surprise.
And here’s why even you will love it as well.
Shaving and Trimmer
The Aquatouch AT890/16 has 3 dual precision blades with slots and holes. The slots are tailor-made to clear to longer 2-3 days old beards while the holes shave off even shortest of stubbles with excellent efficiency.
The blades work in a similar manner to that of the Braun 9240s in the sense that they lift and cut the flat lying hair so there is little to no tugging and pulling.
Also, the low-friction round protection head allows for a gliding smooth shave even over all the curves around the jawline.
And so you can trim or shave your mustache and sideburns with ease, there is also an equally efficient and smooth pop-up trimmer.
While the dry shave is smooth, it is not everybody’s cup of tea especially if you have sensitive skin.
Thankfully, the Aquatic Seal makes the shaver water-resistant for up to 5m which means you can shave in the shower and also use shaving foams and gels for added protection.
This also makes cleaning blades easy post every shave. Just pop open the head and rinse it in running water to remove on the foam and hair particles.
Just like the Braun 9240s, even this Philips Shaver gives a run-time of 50-minutes so once again you should easily get around 15 shaves per charge. Charging takes around the same 50-60-minutes.
But how many times do you shave or trim and forget to put it on charge only to realize that you have run of battery mid-way through a shave? (oh, the horror).
Luckily for you, the QuickCharge feature comes to your rescue. With this, you get 1 shave worth of battery in just 3-minutes of charging (his bad boy, surely has your back).
And so you know when the shaver is on charge there is a green light whereas the orange light signals a low battery.
Once again, the rugged rubber grip will keep the shaver hand firmly in your hand even in the shower as you twist and turns to get every angle.
You can also get an additional year’s warranty. All you need to do is register the shaver on the Philips site which only takes a couple of minutes (you do not want to miss out on this).
There is also a premium pouch so carrying the shaver along is a breeze on your travels and the small brush is excellent for ridding the blades of residual hair particles.
Warranty: 2-years + 1-Year
The only small drawbacks of the Philips Aquatouch AT890/16 is that is slightly unpleasant on sensitive skin but nothing that should hurt you too bad or cause rashes, blisters, etc.
Also, getting used to the shaver can take some time for newbies as it is a rotary shaver and needs to be circulated right for a good shave so take your time with it.
#3: Philips S1030/04 (An Electric Shaver on a Budget)
- Choose how you prefer to shave, with the aquatic wet and dry seal, you can opt for a quick yet comfortable dry shave, or you can shave wet with gel or foam - even under the shower
- Flex heads with 3 independent movements adjust to every curve of your face, ensure close skin contact for a clean shave, even in the trickiest areas like neck and jaw line
- This ergonomically designed grip enables easy handling for a comfortable shave. Automatic voltage-100-240 V. Max power consumption -2 W. CloseCut Blade System ; Stand-by power is 0.1W
Looking for something reliable and efficient on a budget? Then Philips is a brand you can trust and their Philips S1030/04 shows exactly why.
Even for a budget shaver, the Philips S1030/04 gives you the flexibility to go with both dry and wet shaving which is great news if you hate the pain and blisters cheaper dry shavers cause on sensitive skins.
Just apply shaving foam or gel as you would when shaving with razors or just get the job done while showering in hot water to ease any concerns you may have.
And since this also carries over the wet seal you read about in the previous pick, it should have no trouble remaining submerged in the water around 5-feet.
The blades are placed on a flexible head so it can go around giving a close shave even in the tricky to reach areas like the jawline.
To give you shave as clean and smooth as your first even after a year or two, Philips as equipped the shaver with self-sharpening blades.
This means that the blades constantly brush against each other to maintain sharpness and prevent any cuts and nicks that blunt blades can cause.
On a single charge, you get battery 45-minutes on battery so you can easily shave about 13 times or more.
Just like with the Aquatouch AT890/16, hereto, the head pops open so you can give the blades a deeper clean by rinsing them in running water. Furthermore, the cleaning brush should remove any remaining hair.
And once again, you have the benefits of the extended warranty by registering on the Philips webpage.
If you opt for dry shaving on sensitive skin, you might experience some pulling and tugging.
It also does not have a low battery indicator so I would recommend you keep track of the number of shaves you performed or simply put it to charge after 8-10 uses.
While the shaver is compact so it comfortably fits in your hands, it is no match for the comfort a rugged rubber grip provides.
But the biggest drawback of this shaver is that you do not get a trimmer which means it does not allow you to trim or shape your mustache or sideburns.
Yup, there are drawbacks, but Philips is a brand that manufactures not just the best shavers but also the best trimmers in India which means you get branded product on the cheap. Plus, it is water-resistant, ideal for both wet and dry shaves and has excellent battery life.
Those features at less than 2k, I would call this a bargain buy.
If you thought, buying a new electric shaver was as easy as buying a razor was in the past, well, I am sure by now you know that is a huge misconception.
With electric shavers, shaving becomes a whole lot gentler, faster and convenient as you can shave in the shower or with foams and gels but only if you have the best electric shaver.
And we are confident, this buying guide will help you get just that based on your budget and more importantly, skin type.
If you have any further questions about shavers, do not get in touch with our experts using the comments below.
Best Electric Shaver in India (Wet & Dry Shavers for 2019)
Did your girlfriend just text and wants to see you in 5? Or are you getting late for an important business meeting? Or maybe you just do not have a beard l