Summary of the Similarities and Differences
Basically, there are two lines of Braun trimmers being compared into this article: the Braun BT 3000 and 5000 series. To give you a recap, here are the summary of each model with its succeeding changes on it. This includes the following;
Braun BT3000 Series (Braun BT3040 vs. BT3020)
Both devices have a similar design and built. Likely, both are black finished with a power button, LED indicator, and a rotating dial on its interface. As you’ve looked at it, the two devices have different trimming features which make the BT3040 better. It incorporates two combs and a Gillette razor to facilitate the trimming. Whereas, the latter only contains a single comb on its package. Consequently, the BT3040 has 39 length settings as compared to 20 for which the former contains.
As to its battery operation, both devices have poor battery charging and functioning system. Though, the BT3040 could be used with long-term duration (60 minutes) comparing to BT3020 short only 20 minutes. Similarly, the BT3040 has its charging advantage for which is 2 hours lesser than the former.
Looking at the prices of both devices, the BT3040 is twice as expensive as the BT3020. This is reasonable for the upgrade also with the package contents and the battery operation.
Braun BT5000 Series (BT5050 vs. BT5070 vs. BT5090)
Generally, it’s obvious that the Braun BT5090 has the most upgraded features amongst the other two. Nonetheless, it only differs from its color (silver and black) and other add-ons like the charging stand and a zippered travel case. The BT5090 includes only an improved version of the slide-out trimmer that ensures clean trim into your face.
Also, the battery performance is much better with BT5090. A full charge takes an hour for 5090 whereas the other two devices induce an 8-hour charging. Thus, it’s really far better with a given price that is almost two times with the latter devices.
The BT5070 and BT5050 are entirely similar. Perhaps, the only difference between the two is the slide-out trimmer for which isn’t incorporated in the BT5050 trimmer. As to its price, There’s a slight increase for BT5070 is seen as compared to BT5050. Nevertheless, the price is just reasonable knowing the importance of slide-out trimmer into the operation.
What to Buy?
Both Braun’s series 3000 and 5000 have their commonalities upon observation. It uses different combs and a precision dial for adjustments on the blade length as to accommodate multiple hair lengths.
The only obvious difference between the two lines is its design and price. The Braun Series 3000 has a shiny look whereas the Series 5000 has more roughness on its texture. This design caters to ease and comfort especially to wet operation.
As to the price, it’s a close fight between the two. The Braun Series 5090 with a lot of features has its own edge and thus, the most expensive among all. Nonetheless, the Braun Series 3020 with the least features is the cheapest price incorporated.