Remington F5

Last updated date: October 2, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

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We looked at the top 1 Electric Razors and dug through the reviews from 11 of the most popular review sites including Reviews.com, New York Times Wirecutter, BestReviews, AskMen, Top Best Reviews, Best Gear List, Groom and Style, Male Sense Pro, ratingle and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Electric Razor you should buy.

Overall Take

The Remington F5 offers a good value for the money while still providing a close shave. This no-frills model is easy to use, in addition to being easy on the wallet. In our analysis of 164 expert reviews, the Remington Remington F5-5800 Electric Shaver placed 12th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 2, 2019:
Checkout The Best Electric Razor for a detailed review of all the top electric razors.

Expert Summarized Score
8.8
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
3,676 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It delivers a smooth, quick shave that no other sub-$100 razor could top. Its features are minimal, but it includes essentials like a battery meter and a trimmer for beard touch-ups.
- Reviews.com
It provides a well-thought-out feature set and credible stubble-leveling results at a genuinely affordable price. None of our testers thought it was on the level of a Braun—but then again, it costs less than a quarter of the price.
- New York Times Wirecutter
November 7, 2017 | Full review
Close shave. Can be used in corded and cordless modes. LED power display and quick 5 - minute charge.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
The Remington foil head is built with their patented pivot and flex interceptor technology. This shaver is not only rechargeable, but it is fully rinsable under the tap, so that it can be easily cleaned. You can shave wet or dry as well.
- Shaver Guru
April 14, 2019 | Full review
The shaver is very easy to clean. Simply remove the head of the shaver and rinse it under water. The shaver is irritation free.
- 10beasts
March 28, 2019 | Full review
Remington’s popular foil shaver is living proof that you can earn professional shaves at a budget value. The device features an intercept trimmer that sits between the two foils and seizes longer hairs in fewer passes.
- AskMen
The F5-5800 is very easy to maintain and operate. To clean up the head of the electric shaver you can just remove the whole head and wash it off with water and you are good to go. The best thing about the Remington F5-5800 is that the shave is irritation free.
- Top Best Reviews
November 18, 2019 | Full review
This 6.6 inches shaver includes a power button and a LED display to indicate battery levels.This razor is lightweight weighing about 1.25 pounds for easy storage and portability.
- Best Gear List
November 15, 2018 | Full review
The F5-5800 delivers the closest shave you can find with an inexpensive electric razor, primarily because of the “intercept trimmer” between the two foils which grabs longer hairs and trims them down to the level of the rest of the stubble on your face, to then be cleaned up by the blades.
- Groom and Style
April 1, 2019 | Full review
Remington has also included a pop-up detail trimmer on this model to help you sculpt and shape your hair even more. You don’t have to struggle with changing razors or blades to address different parts of your face or body because the detail trimmer is stored conveniently on the side of the handle
- Male Sense Pro
May 11, 2017 | Full review
With the interceptor shaving technology and the foil flex and float technology that optimize the shavers efficiency, the Remington F5 is an effective shaver. It achieves an efficiency of 97% ensuring that most of the hair is cut.
- ratingle
What experts didn't like
This foil razor doesn’t have the bells and whistles of most of the razors we tested
- Reviews.com
Does not handle thicker beard growth well. Attached trimmer is of variable quality. Some reports of hair pulling and skin irritation.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
The shaver is made up of all cheap plastic
- 10beasts
March 28, 2019 | Full review
The whole electric shaver is not that appealing to look at and the material used to manufacture it is all very cheap plastic. The blades of F5-5800 do not last very long and they have to be replaced every Three Months or so which costs you extra money. The biggest problem is the noise, it makes a lot of noise because of the quality of the motor.
- Top Best Reviews
November 18, 2019 | Full review
Noisy and Highly Vibrating. Unideal for utilization of people with sensitive skin
- Best Gear List
November 15, 2018 | Full review
There’s no cleaning station with this Remington model, of course, because of the low price.
- Groom and Style
April 1, 2019 | Full review
It is much noisier than more expensive brands of razors. Because it is so powerful, it may cause some irritation at first if you have sensitive skin. This is more likely to happen if you shave every day, as opposed to every few days.
- Male Sense Pro
May 11, 2017 | Full review
The 5 minutes provided by the quick charge may not be sufficient always for everyone.
- ratingle

From The Manufacturer

Shave close with the REMINGTON F5 Foil Shaver with Intercept Shaving Technology. The 3 stage cutting system uses the intercept tool for pre-trimming longer hairs and two flexible foils for close shaving. Plus, you’ll get up to 20 days of shaving between charges with the rechargeable battery that delivers 60 minutes of cordless runtime. The Remington F5 combines power and technology for a great shaving experience.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Braun Series 7 790cc
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 17
2. Braun Series 7 760cc
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 10
3. Panasonic Arc5
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Panasonic Arc4 With Clean & Charge Station
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Braun Series 7 7865cc
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
6. Philips Norelco 2100
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Panasonic Arc4 Electric Shaver
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 8
8. SweetLF IPX7
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 11
9. Braun Series 9 9095cc
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 9
10. Philips Norelco 7300
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 5
11. Philips Norelco 8900
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 13
12. Remington F5
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 11
13. Braun Series 9
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
14. Panasonic Arc3
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
15. Philips OneBlade
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 10
16. Philips Norelco 9300
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 8

An Overview On Electric Razors

Getting a nice, clean shave is important, whether you’re heading to work for the day, preparing for a date night or attending a formal function. Even if you don’t go for the totally clean-shaven look all the time, it’s still important to keep your facial hair nice and tidy. Whether you’re trying out a goatee, a mustache or one of the numerous styles of beards, you’re going to need a razor to make it happen.

Depending on your preferences (and your morning routine), you might be considering making the switch from traditional razors to an electric razor — and getting the right one really matters. If you’re tired of lathering up, rinsing your razor every few strokes and accidentally knicking yourself periodically, an electric razor might be an appealing shaving technology for you to try out.

Electric razors plug into a wall socket or a charger, using electricity to vibrate or spin the blades inside the razor. The hairs on your face stick up through a thin piece of metal with holes in it and are then cut by the blades, giving you a close shave. This piece of metal, called the foil, is what touches the skin, rather than the blades touching it directly as they do with a traditional razor. This design makes electric razors very safe — you won’t have to worry about cutting yourself while shaving as you do with a traditional razor. Electric shavers may also eliminate the need to use aftershave, as your skin won’t be as irritated as it gets after you use a traditional razor.

Many people prefer electric razors to traditional razors because they don’t require the use of shaving cream or the hassle that goes along with it (though some electric razors are waterproof and can be used in the shower). Though the blades will eventually need to be replaced, likely after a year or so, they tend to last much longer than traditional razors do.

Though electric razors make some noise while they’re being operated, they aren’t typically loud enough to wake up someone sleeping nearby while you shave. These convenient devices are also easy to pack up and take with you while traveling for business or vacation.

Electric razors cost anywhere between $75 and $300, so they’re not cheap. But when you consider how many razors and bottles of shaving cream you buy in a year, plus the convenience factor, you may determine that the price is worth it.

DYWM Fun Fact

Curious how the electric shaver came to be such a popular bathroom staple? It was invented by Jacob Shick, who obtained a patent for the new device in May 1930. As the story goes, he was inspired to invent the electric razor after suffering from an injury that made it difficult for him to shave. Though the device did not immediately catch on with consumers at the time, it’s now a widely accepted and popular method of shaving.

The Electric Razor Buying Guide

  • One important factor to consider before purchasing an electric shaver is its charge life. Unlike a traditional razor, you’ll need to plan ahead and charge your razor if you have definitive plans to shave soon — this is especially important for events where you absolutely need to shave beforehand, such as a wedding or a job interview. Though it varies from razor to razor, most can operate between 30 minutes and several hours after being fully charged.
  • Some electric shavers come with an array of helpful accessories, such as a cleaning kit, a carrying case and a sideburn trimmer. The Philips Norelco 2100, for example, comes with a pop-up trimmer.
  • Regular maintenance of your electric razor is critical for a long, functioning lifespan. You’ll want to use oil or grease to lubricate the electric shaver’s blades periodically, following the recommendations in the device’s instruction manual. If your razor features an element that collects hairs, be sure to clean and empty that component regularly to prevent issues. Some shavers, including the Braun Series 7, will come with their own cleaning kit — when you’re done using the Braun Series 7, simply pop it into the clean and charge station, which automatically recharges and lubricates the shaver. You don’t have to lift a finger.
  • Your purchasing decision will likely come down to whether you want a basic model to toss in your gym bag, or a higher-quality razor with lots of bells and whistles. The Braun Series 7 models, for example, use a special technology to read and adapt the power to your facial hair.
  • You may also want to consider the ergonomics of the electric razor’s handle, since grip comfortability plays a large role in your shaving experience. Some shavers uses a special technology that allows each shaving head to move independently from the others. This means that each head can move in eight directions to more closely match the contours of your face and neck, which means you’re more likely to get a perfect shave.
  • If your electric razor doesn’t seem to be functioning properly or getting as close of a shave as you’re used to, considering recharging it, cleaning it and oiling it.
  • Some electric shavers, such as the Philips Norelco 2100, come with a warranty. The Philips Norelco 2100 warranty is good for two years and applies only to shavers purchased and used in the United States and Canada, as long as they were used as intended. The Braun and Remington models also come with two-year warranties.
  • If you’ve never used an electric shaver before, you’ll want to be sure to pull your skin taut and hold the razor at a right angle to your face as you move it along. Depending upon the razor and the area you’re shaving, you may need to go over the same place more than once to cut all of the hairs. Keep in mind that the electric shaver may take some getting used to, both for you as the user and for your skin.