Foil shavers hold definitive advantage over their manual counterparts.

They are faster, more efficient and evidently effective.

The ones manufactured by brands like Braun , Philips and Panasonic are high on promises and mostly good with performance.

The Braun Series 7 790cc catches your fancy if you have not already claimed of sneak of its cousin, the Series 9 9090cc.

The 790 cc-4 electric foil shaver is a unique rendition by Braun which combines tough performance and pleasant aesthetics in equal parts.

We review each spec of the product and tell you why it is better or worse than its older sibling.

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Specification
Product dimension10.1 x 6.3 x 6.3 inches
Shaving technologyIntelligent Sonic Technology
Corded or cordless shavingBoth
Precision trimmerYes
DisplayLCD (6 level indicator)
Full charging time1 hour
Running time50 min
Quick charge5 min
Fully washableYes
Made byGermany
Warranty2 year
ColorNoble metal/black
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Our impression

While a couple of features in the Barun Series 7 790cc are evidently defined in the name itself, a lot is not. Like in most modern shavers, you find healthy use of the charge and clean station.

But the real beeline of features begins with the Intelligent Sonic technology that Barun has previously used in the Series 9.

The technology patended by Braun has received rave comments for its performance in the ‘denser’ areas.

The device senses difficult hair and automatically increases power in those areas.

This is aided by the active trimmer, which lifts and cuts flat-lying hair from the problem areas.

The synergy between the blades and foils and the blades of the Braun Series 7 is evidently visible.

They work in combine to give even closer shaves.

In fact, by some standards, you will feel this combination surpasses the Series 9 as well.

Add to that the waterproof abilities of the 790cc and you have something that can be used both in and out of the shower.

Furthermore, you may easily divide the performance of the shaver in four distinct parts.

The first one is the most evident.

Every stroke captures more hair. However, this cannot be attributed to a singular feature or inclusion in the 790cc.

Secondly, you achieve stellar finish with the Series 7.

While this is not exactly how it feels with the 9090cc, there are definitely similar glimpses of a silky smooth finish.

You may tag the OptiFoil for this perfect finish that the shaver leaves on the skin.

The third distinctive feature is the closeness of shave. And we are fairly confident that the Series 7 790cc hands-down beats most competitors in the segment.

But that definitely does not suggest an unmatched shaving closeness.

The Philips Arc4 could be a tough competition for the 790cc.

We would like to take that up in another compare-review.

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Fourth and perhaps the most significant distinction is the flexible shaving system.

The cutting elements have been carefully stationed on a rotation head.

The combination of MicroMotion and MacroMotion technologies allow the shaver to roll closely as it glides up and down facial contours.

This also allows the shaver to be in contact with the skin all the while and remove more hair in the process.

The well-placed head is a significant contributor to the silky finish that the 790cc leaves on your face after every shave.

It also enhances the longevity of the head itself.

We would like to mention the Intelligent Sonic Technology a second time.

And this is because of the measure of convenience this technology singularly adds to daily shaving.

Whenever the shaver nears an area of the face (like the lower chin and the neck) which is considered a ‘difficult shaving space’, this technology subtly increases the motor power.So if you have dense beard in those areas, this is why you would like a hold on the Series 7 790 cc.

That the same technology generates up to 10, 000 micro-vibrations in a minute is more than just a number.

The clean and charge station also plays its part well.

It is alcohol-based with five actionable modes that actually offer different purposes.

The station charges, cleans and lubricates the shaver with zero effort on the user’s part.

The device auto-selects the right cleaning program and the shaver becomes bone-dry with a one-touch button.

There are jolly options in personalization too.

There are three different shaving modes in the shaver.

These allow shaves tailored for different features of the face.

The range starts at extra sensitive shaves and goes up to the real intense ones.

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Pros

  • Best in-class build quality; does not feel plastic-y.
  • Comfortable feel and grip even even on wet hands.
  • Very close shaves when dry-shaving.
  • Unmatched performance in the neck area.
  • Intelligent sonic technology is best in class.

Cons

  • Buzzy sound effect, not the quietest.
  • Brittle body, privy to breaking down.
  • Only one fluid container is included in the box.
  • Edging and fine-trimming could be difficult for first-time users.

Faq (frequently asked questions)

Braun Series 7

  • Is the shaver well-suited for African-Americans?

Many African-Americans have used the shavers for years at a go. Complaints have been very limited.

  • Can ladies shave legs with this?

Ladies who have used the shaver to shave their legs, armpits and even the bikini area said it left a really smooth feel after execution.

  • How compatible is the razor with a shaving gel?

It can be used with a shaving gel. But care should be taken not to use a shaving gel and the shower at the same time.

  • Does shaved hair collect inside the shaver or blow out?

There is a compartment when shaved hair is collected. Unless there is some dysfunction within the unit, hair should not blow out.

Wrap up

The Braun 7 series 790 cc is a clear winner in its class when you go by just the features and convenience of use.

There are some hiccups as far as the body shape of the razor is concerned.

And it is also not the most travel friendly one in the market.

But the pros far outweigh the cons, like in most other grooming products from Braun.

Bottom line

Buy the Braun 790cc series 7 electronic foil shaver if you want a taste of the elite men’s grooming section without having to spend as much.

Braun Series 7 790cc-4 Electric Foil Shaver review - Worth every penny you pay!
Performance93%
Battery life91%
Features90%
Price80%
Value for money95%
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