Updated 19 Dec 2016

Remington

Precision X-System R3150AU

Snapshot: The Remington Precision X-System R3150AU rotating mains-electric (corded) shaver has 3 heads and isn't washable. How well does it shave?

Precision X-System R3150AU
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$120

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Test results

Overall score
61
Shaving performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK shaving performance.
  • OK to use.
  • Comes with a travel pouch.
  • Has trimmer.
  • Head doesn't need to be removed to use trimmer.

But

  • Mains-electric so can't be used in the shower.
  • Mains-electric so can't be used for wet shaving.
  • Mains-electric so can't be washed clean.
  • No cleaning station.
  • Noisy.

How we test

We convene a panel of 22 men to trial shavers, as all tested models are marketed as men’s shavers intended for regular facial use.

Overall score includes:

Shaving performance (60%)
Ease of use (30%, or 40% for the two corded models)
Battery life (10%)

Performance and ease of use results are equally weighted between each of the panellists’ opinion.

Shaving performance is based on each trialist’s view of how effective a model is at giving a close shave on both one- and three-day beard growth. Points are deducted where skin appears dry, shadowed, grazed or red after shaving. Models also receive a penalty if they pull hair instead of cutting, cause grazes or nicks or result in any skin irritation. The benchmark for a high performance score is the shave given by a high-end, five-blade manual razor.

Ease of use is equally weighted between controls (are they easy to read and operate?) handle comfort, heaviness, and the level of pressure required for a close shave.

Battery-life testing is conducted in the lab, as is the durability test where we drop each shaver six times from 80cm at different angles (all models came through unscathed).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$120
Type
Corded (mains-electric) rotating

Specifications

Weight (g)
155
Number of heads/foils
3
Battery type
n/a
Claimed charge time (hours)
n/a
Claimed shaving time from full charge (minutes)
n/a
Measured battery operating time (min)
n/a
Noise (dBA at 10cm)
73

Features

Can be used in shower
×
Automatic cleaning station / mode
×
Trimmer
Required to change head for trimmer
×
Wet shave allowed
×
Washable
×
On/off switch lock
n/a
Head tilt lock
No
Quick charge
n/a
Low-battery indicator
n/a
On/off indicator
No
Travel pouch
Yes