Braun 3 Series 340S-4 Review

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Braun Series 3 340S-4 Budget Electric Shaver

Braun 3 Series 340S 4 Review

Braun is one of the most popular shaver brands out there. The shaver is essentially a wet & dry shaver and the popularity of Braun shavers can be attributed to the fact that these shavers are considered high-quality devices and reliable in terms of the quality of the final outcome of the shave.

In this post I am going to review the Braun Series 3 340S-4 but, this review will be applicable to all the series 3 shavers. Their shaving perform is the same however, we will touch on some of the differences between certain features. I will make sure this review is thorough enough so that you can make an informed decision on whether or not if this electric shaver is right for you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Models

Braun Series 3 Models can be divided into three subgroups.
Unfortunately, there isn’t much consistency between Brauns websites and some of these online retailers. Sometimes Braun lists some models while online retailers might list other models and different regions list different models numbers. But, generally, these are the main ones.

390cc, 370cc and 350cc

  • All have the Cleaning Option
  • Color and Battery Display Difference
  • Have both Wet & Dry Technology

370, 360, 330 and 320

  • All only have dry razor option
  • Color and Battery Display Difference

380s and 340s

  • Have both Wet & Dry Technology
  • 380s has a precision lock feature

NOTE: Shaving performance is the same between all of these models!

What comes in the Box?

With the Brauns series 340 S-4 you will get:

  • Shaver itself
  • Charging Stand
  • Electrical Cord
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Machine Oil
  • Protective Back
  • Instruction Book

Charging and Cleaning

You can charge the shaver with the charging stand or you can plug the cord directly into the razor. The razor will not work when the cord is plugged into it. The first charge should last around 4 hours and that will give you 45 minutes worth of shaving time and subsequent charges will last around one hour.

Cleaning the shaver is very straightforward you can clean it under running water or clean it with a shaving brush for rinsing it under running water you can turn it on and rinse it under the tap. You can also apply some liquid soap. Turn it on and rinse it under the tap as well. Once you’re done just remove the oil cap and set it down to dry you. You might want to blow or shake away any large water drops. The other way to clean it would be to use the cleaning brush so, you can brush away any stubble gently. You can also just blow away any stubble as well. Now with the oil cap, you want to just shake or gently tap it on the countertop. You don’t want to directly brush the coils.

Shaver Design

The Braun series 3 shavers have a typical Braun design which fits really well in the hand. It’s a bit smaller than some other models in this price category but, fits well in the hand. It has that plastic type of look but, it actually feels really durable and sturdy.

If you were to upgrade to the 380 as you get a precision lock button and what’s that going to do is that it will walk in the foils and the cutter so the two foils on the cutter they kind of float back and forth and if you upgraded to the 380 you would be able to lock those into place and if you upgrade to the cleaning station which is the 390 cc you’ll also have that precision lock. But, I personally don’t think it’s necessary and the shaver works well with just the floating foils.

On the back of the shaver, there is a pop-up trimmer which is good for straightening out your sideburns. If you have a thick beard you probably don’t want to try to remove it with that because it will take a long time.

So, overall good design, fits very nicely in the hand.

Shaving Performance

Now, I really like the performance, I can get used to if I shaved less often. Without a doubt, I can tell a difference between the higher end models although, this shaver still gave me quite a good result.

This is ideal for medium to light beard. You’d love the performance if you didn’t have to shave every day.

I personally am not a fan of wet shaves but, if you like wet shaving than this is for you. I find it a bit messy to wash my face with warm water and then rinse the shaver as I go on.

Now, when I tried shaving with it, the shaver did take longer and more passes in certain areas of my face.

I wouldn’t recommend this if you have a thicker beard. Since thicker beards need more advanced models rather than this one. You should consider going for some of the higher-end brands such as the Panasonic ES-LV81-K that are optimized for thick beards.

Furthermore, I would not recommend this type of shaver for people with sensitive skin since it might be quite uncomfortable on your skin.

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Features which stick out for Braun 3 Series 340S-4:

  • While this shaver might be on the low end on price wise, it surely does have quite a few features that the higher end models have!
  • The Braun 3 Series is designed as both a dry and wet shaver and this implies that you can easily use the product for both shaving purposes with no hindrance.
  • The shavers’ ability to adequately handle both long and short hairs is enhanced by the presence of the triple action system that is specifically designed for this purpose.
  • The replacement parts for the 3 Series are readily available in the market and are quite cheap
  • The battery on this shaver lasts pretty long. This makes it ideal for use in places such as camping or while traveling.
  • The user experience is enhanced through the use of the Direct & Cut that aligns hairs to facilitate easy shaving.

Now, the Braun 3 Series is definitely not as good as the typical high-end shaver however, you can’t lie, it does perform well to get the job done. On top of that, the fact that this shaver is WAY cheaper compared to some of its higher-end counterparts just goes to show you that you can save a lot of money and still get more or less get similar shaving experience.

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Final Thoughts and Overall Experience:

The Braun Series 3 is the best low budget shavers out on the market today. As long as you don’t have a thick beard or sensitive skin, you will really be impressed by the amazing quality you are getting for an affordable price.

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