PROS / You get both a charging dock and a cleaning station with this unit.
CONS / This electric razor can't shave wet hair.
VERDICT / The Braun Series 3 390-cc4 provides a close shave, but some areas of the face can be troublesome to shave with it.
You can only use the Braun Series 3 390cc-4 electric foil shaver for dry shaving, which gives it a disadvantage over the best electric razors for men. However, it does have a handful of benefits, including a precision trimmer, a quick-charge option and a battery indicator.
The razor's foil shaving technology means it's a good electric shaver for men who have fine facial hair that only grows in one direction. If you like to shave with shaving cream or in the shower, though, this electric razor is not a good fit for you, because you can only use it on dry facial hair.
During our testing, we found that this razor left some stubble, so it didn't provide the smoothest shave. We also found that we had to shave three or four times over the same area in order to get a close shave, which is a bit more than the best electric razors took.
Shaving some areas were a problem with this razor. For instance, under the nose, the bottom lip and the neck were troublesome to shave. However, although it didn't provide the closest shave, it didn't irritate the face like some electric razors can do.
It takes one hour to fully recharge the battery on this electric razor, which is the case with most razors. It also has a corded option that allows you to shave while it's plugged in.
This razor weighs 2 pounds, which is heavier than many on our lineup. However, we found that it actually seemed pretty light and felt normal in the hand. It's pretty standard-sized for electric razors, measuring 6 x 2.25 x 2.5 inches.
The shaver comes with both a charging dock and a cleaning station. Though you can clean this razor under tap water, the cleaning station provides a more thorough wash, and it lubricates it at the same time. However, for a quick clean, it's very easy to clean under tap water.
This Braun electric razor has the two-year warranty coverage that you see with most electric razors. You can contact Braun for help with the razor by phone and email. You can also view FAQs about the razor on its website.
The Braun Series 3 390cc-4 doesn't top our lineup as the best electric shaver for men, as it doesn't offer the cleanest shave, but it is a good foil shaver option. It has many benefits, including its precision trimmer and quick-charge option.