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Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s Review

Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s review

Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s is an excellent choice for those having sensitive and delicate skin. It came in with a complete package, and the price is very affordable. Please read our unbiased review below.

Overview of Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s

  • Customer rating: 4.4 out of 5 Stars (10,388 Ratings)

Our Rating:

  • Price: 4.5
  • Performance: 4.7
  • Ergonomic: 4.4
  • Battery Life: 4.4
  • Built Quality: 4.6
  • Easy to Clean: 4.5
  • Overall Rating: 4.5

Introduction of Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s

Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s

PROS

  • Excellent for sensitive skin
  • 100% Waterproof
  • Suitable for a dry and wet shave
  • Excellent ergonomic
  • Great close shave
  • Minimal irritation
  • Great for travel
  • Great battery life
  • Lightweight
  • Built-in Trimmer

CONS

  • The user manual is not very useful
  • No travel case
  • No charging stand

With more than 10,000 reviews for Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s, it has been one of the bestseller shavers in a mid-range category along with Philips Norelco Shaver 2100. Upon searching on Amazon, I find out that Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s, a newer version of this model, came with a Clean and Charge Station and travel case for an additional price of $20. So, if you prefer to have a self-cleaning function, you are better off with the Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3070s.

Please be reminded that Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s does not come with a Clean and Charge Station and travel case. It comes only with a blade cover, cleaning brush, standard charging socket and no charging stand. If you are lucky, this model can be bought for around $50 or lower due to promotion, so please check the price before purchasing.

Comparison of Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s and Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3070s

Comparing 3040s and 3070cc will give you an overview of the same and different features and functions for both models in Braun Series 3 ProSkin.

NameBraun Series 3 ProSkin 3040sBraun Series 3 ProSkin 3070cc
 Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040sBraun Series 3 ProSkin 3070cc
Rating4.4 (10,403 Ratings)4.5 (1,752 Ratings)
Weight0.79 Lbs.0.79Lbs (2 Lbs. includes the C&C)
SensoFoilYesYes
Attachment– 1 Cleaning Brush
– 1 Pop Up Trimmer
– 1 Blade Cover
– 1 Charging Socket and Cord  
– 1 Charging and Clean (C&C) Station
– 1 Travel Case
– 1 Pop Up Trimmer1 Blade Cover – 1 Charging Socket and Cord
Blade MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel
Battery45 minutes45 minutes
Head TypeFoilFoil
WaterproofYesYes
Self-CleaningNoYes
Shaver Head32B or 32S32B or 32S
PriceCheck PriceCheck Price

As I look at the specs for both models, they use the same shaver, and the only price difference is the additional Clean and Charging station and travel case. The foil shaver head, motor performance and battery capacity is the same, so it is up to you to choose which one suit you best.

Clean and Charge station is a 3-in-1 kit that automatically clean, charge and lubricate your shaver once plugged in. It is an alcohol-based cleaning solution that uses an exchangeable cleaning cartridge once finished. The cartridge cost around $25 for 1 set, which includes four cartridges and 1 set can last around one year.

Comparison of Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s and Philips Norelco Shaver 3800

NameBraun Series 3 ProSkin 3040sPhilips Norelco Shaver 3800
 Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040sPhilips Norelco Shaver 3800
Rating4.4 (10,403 Ratings)4.5 (8,903 Ratings)
Sensitive Skin Rating4.64.0
Weight0.79 Lbs.1 Lb.
Shaver HeadFoilRotary
Attachment– 1 Cleaning Brush
– 1 Pop Up Trimmer
– 1 Blade Cover
– 1 Charging Socket and Cord  
– 1 Charging Stand
– 1 Charging Socket and Cord
– 1 Travel Pouch
Blade MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel
Battery Capacity45 minutes60 minutes
Battery TypeNi-MHLi-Ion
Dry/Wet ShavingDry and WetDry and Wet
WaterproofYesYes
Self-CleaningNoNo
Pop-Up TrimmerYesYes
LED Battery IndicatorYesYes
Warranty2 Years2 Years
PriceCheck PriceCheck Price

Philips Norelco Shaver 3800 is considered a direct competitor to Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s as they are in the same price range. Philips Norelco Shaver 3800 has more advantages in battery capacity, charging stand and travel pouch. However, Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s is rated much higher for sensitive skin and skin comfort. If your skin is sensitive to electric shaver, I recommend going for Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s.

Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s use foil shave while Philips Norelco Shaver 3800 use the rotary shaver. The significant difference between these two models is the type of shaver head. Both head types are on par in shaving performance, and it ultimately depends on your preference and shaving style. For more smooth, comfortable and delicate skin, a foil shaver is the best as the rotary shaver has a higher probability of causing skin irritation. Both shavers can be used for dry and wet shaving and come with a 2-years warranty.

Comparison of Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s and Braun Series 3 310s

NameBraun Series 3 ProSkin 3040sBraun Series 3 310s
 Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040sBraun Series 3 310s
Rating4.4 (10,403 Ratings)4.3 (6,837 Ratings)
Sensitive Skin Rating4.64.2
Weight0.79 Lbs.0.67 Lbs.
Shaver HeadFoilFoil
Attachment– 1 Cleaning Brush
– 1 Pop Up Trimmer
– 1 Blade Cover
– 1 Charging Socket and Cord  
– 1 Blade Cover
– 1 Charging Socket and Cord
Blade MaterialStainless SteelStainless Steel
Battery Capacity45 minutes45 minutes
Dry/Wet ShavingDry and WetDry and Wet
WaterproofYesYes
Self-CleaningNoNo
Pop-Up TrimmerYesNo
LED Battery IndicatorYesYes
Warranty2 Years2 Years
Head Replacement32B or 32S21B or 32B
PriceCheck PriceCheck Price

Both shaver models are in Braun Series 3 lineup, and generally, Braun Series 3 310s is much cheaper than Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s. However, the 310s model does not pop-up trimmer built-in into the device, while the 3040s have a pop-up trimmer. Both models can be used for dry or wet shaving with water, gel or foam.

Braun Series 3 310s has been the favorite among consumers due to its lower price and usability. If you need the trimmer, 310s might not be suitable for you.

Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s is a bit pricey compared to 310s, but it is designed specifically for sensitive skin. 3040s is also equipped with a pop-up trimmer that you can use to trim your sideburns or mustache.

You can replace both models’ shaver heads with the same model of 32B Replacement Shaver Head. It will cost around $20 for the replacement shaver head. For Braun Series 3 310s, you can use either the 21B or 32B model as the replacement.

Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s Review

This electric shaver is rated as one of the most compatible cordless electric shavers for people with sensitive skin for a very affordable price. Let’s get into details about what this shaver can offer.

1. Foil Shaver Head and Blades

The shaver head uses Braun’s patented SensoFoil, which consists of three different shaving elements to better close shave and delicate to the skin to minimize skin irritation. As shown in the image below, you can see three parts of the foil shaver head.

SensoFoil shaving blades are contained in the tube at the top and bottom, while in the middle is the ActiLift Trimmer, which functions to capture flat-lying hair on your skin so you can have an even shaving without skipping any hair.

The foil shaver head also uses MicroComb technology to capture maximum hair during shaving, so you can save time rather than shaving the same area multiple times for a proper shave. This technology also helps to reduce hair pulling, thus minimize irritation on the skin.

The blades use a spring-loaded mechanism to follow your face contour at its best to give smooth shaving, especially on the hard-to-reach area. The flexibility of the blades is mainly on the retractability to protect your skin as not to be too close to the blades while shaving. Following your face contour would be no problem as the flexible blades can retract and extend automatically.

Other models like Braun Series 6 6020s, Braun Series 5 5190cc and Braun Series 5 5018s use 53B foil head replacement.

2. Built-in Trimmer

This electric shaver come with a built-in and pop up trimmer that you can easily activate using a button at the back of the shaver. The trimmer is wide and working perfectly to trim your sideburns or trimming down your beard before shaving.

3. 100% Waterproof

This shaver is entirely waterproof so that you can shave dry, wet or even in the shower. Cleaning is straightforward as you can turn on the shaver and put it under running water, and you are good to go.

4. High Capacity Rechargeable Battery

This electric shaver use a nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery that can last around 45 minutes for a 1-hour charging. It also comes with Quick Charge, where you can charge the shaver for only 5 minutes for one shaving session on zero battery. You can only use the Braun shaver cordlessly, so make sure to disconnect the charging cord before using it.

5. Warranty and Guarantee

Warranty

This electric shaver includes a 2-year limited warranty, not including the foil and cutter block. The warranty will cover all shaver components except the foil and cutter block up to 2 years from the date of purchase.

Money-Back Guarantee

It also comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee, which if you are not satisfied with the product, you can ship back the shaver and request a full refund. It would be best if you kept all the receipts, product box and all parts. You can call 1-800-211-6661 for any assistance on warranty or money-back guarantee.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a charging base included?

This electric shaver 3040s does not include a charging base.

What’s included in this razor’s package?

A charger, a cleaning brush, and a shaver cover are included with this razor.

What model is the replacement for foil shaver head?

Braun Series 3 32B is the one you should purchase.

Is this a decent first electric shaver for a teenager with sensitive skin?

Yes, I am older, but I still have very sensitive skin, and so far, this has been excellent.

Is there a case included with the 3040s?

The razor does not come with a travel case. It does, however, come with a blade cover that can be simply put on and taken off.

My Final Word

Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s is an excellent choice for those having sensitive and delicate skin. It came in with a complete package and was priced very affordably. I highly recommend this shaver for people with sensitive skin and having razor burns or irritation after using an electric shaver.

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