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  • Braun Series 7 790cc and Braun Series 5 shaver 5090cc/5190 Contrast Evaluation
     November 04, 2017
    Both 790cc and 5090cc are Braun shaver products, and the former belongs to the Series7 high-end product, while the latter belongs to the Series5 middle end product. Although the price is quite different, these two products are very similar in the function and configuration, and some accessories are even common to each other. Are these two shavers quite different while they are using? Which shaver is more affordable and more suitable for your own? Please look at the following evaluation information.
    What is the difference between Braun Series 7 790cc and Braun Series 5 shaver 5090cc/5190?

    Look at their accessories.

    They are both equipped with automatic cleaners, and the size is similar. Their cleaning boxes are also of the same model.

    However, 790CC has a shaver box, while 5090CC has no box, so 5090CC is equipped with a simple shaver protective cap.

    Look at the shaver next. Overall, it seems 5090CC is slightly larger than the 790CC.

    5090CC's start button system can lock the power. By holding it down for 5 seconds, you can lock or unlock the power. 790CC does not have the function of locking the power.

    790CC can adjust the motor speed, with a total of three gears, to achieve through the "+" and "-" two buttons.

    5090CC has information indicators in front of the shaver body to display the power, and lock mark; 790CC's information display screen locates at the bottom of the shaver body, to display the power, and blade cleanliness, and it can also indicate whether to replace the blade.

    Then compare the blade structure design of these two shavers which is very important, related to the shaving effect.

    Look at the entire design of the blades. The blades of both the two shavers can slide up and down, with a locking function.

    5090CC shaver has two buttons in the front of the shaver body. The bigger button on the top is used to lock the blade position, so that the blade cannot slide, while 790CC's blade position lock button is on the side of the blades.

    In regard to this function, 5090CC is better than 790CC. 5090CC has several grooves at the bottom of the blades, so you can lock the blades in several positions, while 790CC blades can be only locked in a fixed position. The following picture shows the groove at the bottom of 5090CC blades:

    Look at the blade mesh structure further. Both these two shavers have three blades, and these three blades structure looks the same seemly, and their blade meshes aside also have the same size. Both their blades can float up and down.

    However, from the internal structure of view, 790CC is significantly more complex than 5090CC. The blades of 790CC on both sides are supported by springs, and it has four springs in total. In theory, with the support of the four springs, the blades will be able to close the blade meshes, so as to allow the beard to be shaved very short, with much better shaving effect.

    What's more, the two shavers' blade base structure is the same. With three pillars that can be moved up and down, the back and forth movement can drive the three blades.

    Actual shaving effect

    As we have given very detailed evaluation to these two shavers before, we have a profound experience to their actual shaving effect. For the two shavers' detailed evaluation information, you can view the following two articles.

    Braun Series 7 790CC Detailed Evaluation Article
    Braun Series 5 shaver 5090CC/5190 Use Experience & Evaluation

    In fact, these two shavers' shaving effect has basically not much difference. Even if there is a difference, it is too slight to feel it.

    However, in the shaving efficiency, there is a difference. If you want to achieve the same effect, 790CC can quickly shave the beard, but 5090CC will need more time to achieve the same shaving effect. As long as you are willing to spend a little more time, 5090CC will be able to shave the beard very clean, no worse than 790CC.

    Another point is, these two shavers have common shortcomings at the start: large vibration, large noise.

    The 5090CC vibration is largest, and after a long time of use, the hand may be tingling, and the face is not comfortable.

    Long beard trimmer:

    In regard to the position of the long beard trimmer, the 5090CC is much easier, because the 790CC blades may block most view.

    Comparison of ease of use between Braun Series 7 790CC and Braun Series 5 shaver 5090CC/5190

    These two shavers are provided with automatic cleaning function. In actual use, the two products have the same cleaning effect, while the only difference is: 790CC includes extra drying function, which will automatically dry the shaver after cleaning, while 5090CC does not have this function.

    Their cleaning boxes are the same, with the same model.

    Battery performance:

    They both support fast charge, but 790CC can also charge while using, while 5090CC can't. Furthermore, 790CC battery capacity is larger than 5090CC.

    In addition, the two shaver charging standards are the same, being 12V, 400mA, so their charger is universal.


    Both shavers are waterproof and can be washed directly with water.


    Overall, Braun Series 7 790CC, as a high-grade shaver, is better than Braun Series 5 shaver 5090CC in all aspects, such as: shaving efficiency, comfort, ease of use, battery capacity. It does a little bit better in these aspects.

    However, the shaving effect of these two shavers is almost the same, with very minimal difference that can be even negligible. This is the pride of 5090CC, as the shaving effect is the core of a shaver's main function.

    In general, the price of 790CC is much more expensive than the 5090CC, but the two shavers' comprehensive abilities are similar. In regard to the main functions, the shaving effects of the two almost have no difference.

    So, if you like to save time with less effort, and you prefer convenience, it is recommended that you use 790CC; if you focus on shaving function, with a little more convenience, but do not want to buy too expensive shaver, then 5090CC is your best choice. It is a very cost-effective shaver.

    Braun series 7 790cc

    Braun series 5 shaver 5090CC
    Braun series 7 790cc Use Experience
    Since 2017-07-11, there are 3 reports on the use of Braun series 7 790cc. You can click here to view these reports.
    Braun series 5 shaver 5090CC Use Experience
    Since 2017-10-12, there are 2 reports on the use of Braun series 5 shaver 5090CC. You can click here to view these reports.

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    Braun series 5 shaver 5090CC / 5190CC Use Experience
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