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Braun Series 7 790cc-4 review

The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 is a luxurious electric shaver that cleanly shears even dense facial hair. But premium performance comes at a premium price.

Braun Series 7 shaver
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Our Verdict

The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 is an impressive, high-performing electric razor that provides a close, smooth shave. It has many desirable features, but they come at a premium price.

For

  • • Five shaving modes
  • • Advanced battery
  • • Hygiene status display

Against

  • • It's not cheap

The Braun Series 7 790cc-4 is one of the best electric razors you can get right now, and its price tag reflects that. The shaver boasts a number of impressive features (read more about that below), but most importantly it delivers an assured grooming experience. With four synchronized shaving elements and five shaving modes, it cleanly shaves even dense facial hair. 

Its MSRP is $229.99, but it’s worth the investment if you’re looking for advanced shaving technology in electric razors. Prior to Braun’s introduction of its new Series 9 shavers, the Series 7 was considered the top of the line.

Braun Series 7 790cc-4: Design

The Series 7 790cc-4 is a foil electric shaver that simply oozes premium quality – and we'd expect nothing less coming from a manufacturer that's been at the top of the grooming game for decades. The razor's metallic silver body marries nicely with the night-black Clean&Charge station that comes as part of the package, and together they give off an air of sophistication that's befitting of the Series 7's superb performance. 

Of course, great performance means nothing if you can't handle your shaver properly. Thankfully, there are no such worries here – the Series 7 790CC-4 feels so natural in the hand, thanks in part to its grippy rubber sides that enable you to twist and turn it with supreme agility.  

Braun Series 7 accessories

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Braun Series 7 790cc-4: Features

Part of what makes this razor so effective is that its adaptive motor can automatically adjust its power to the density of your beard. Its personalization settings let you choose from five shaving modes, and its shaving head flexes in eight directions. It also has ActiveLift technology to lift and cut flat-lying hairs, along with a pop-up trimmer for precision detailing of your facial hair and sideburns.  

This razor’s rechargeable lithium ion battery provides up to 50 minutes of shaving time on a one-hour charge, and it has status indicators for its battery life, charging status and hygiene status. You’ll also know when it’s time to replace the shaver’s foils. This razor is 100 per cent waterproof for use in the shower, and you can shave with water, shaving foam or gel. You can also shave dry. 

Cleaning the Series 7 is easy. You can rinse the shaver under running water every time you shave, and it also comes with a cleaning brush, a Clean&Charge station and a cartridge of alcohol-based cleaning solution. Along with these accessories, you’ll get a charging cord and a pouch for storage and travel. For international travelers this shaver has worldwide voltage adaptation, but it doesn’t have a travel lock to protect it from accidentally turning on during transport. Its only other reported drawback is that our testers reported its motor as being noisy.  

Braun warranties the Series 7 790cc-4 for two years. If you need customer service, the company provides support by phone and live chat. An online self-service tool is also available.

Should you buy the Braun Series 7 790cc-4?

If spending more than $200 on a razor is within your budget, then the Braun Series 790cc-4 is a solid choice. Our testers consistently praised the Braun for its impressive performance, and its consumer reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

“This razor is comparable to, if not better than, manual shavers,” one tester told us. “I would personally buy it if I could afford it.”