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Published: 03/24/2019
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Comparison of Braun MGK universal trimmers

Braun MGK Universal Trimmers focus on providing the most comprehensive service possible. When you hold a Braun trimmer from this series in your hand, you shouldn't need any other tool to achieve the perfect look. So what are the general characteristics for the trimmers in this series and how do the different models differ?

About Braun MGK trimmers

This range of trimmers is characterized by its versatility, which is most represented by the multitude of accessories that come with each model. Four trimmers are included in this series. Even the cheapest of them has five different attachments available. In the next section of this review, each piece of accessory that is available with this series will be discussed in detail.

Top of the range is the Braun MGK3080. See the article below for a comparison of the MGK series trimmers.
The top of the range is the Braun MGK3080. For a comparison of the MGK series trimmers, see the article below.

Let's first look at a few features that are present in each trimmer.

The blades on all models are made of stainless steel, so you can expect very decent durability and resistance.

Similarly with the battery. You can expect good battery life with most trimmers in this set. With the best of them, one hour on the charger equates to one hour of use. These values are given by the manufacturer, but at the same time they are very close to the real life. The LED light at the bottom of each trimmer informs you of the battery status.

At the same time, the manufacturer has equipped these trimmers with technology that allows charging almost anywhere in the world. The charger automatically adapts to any voltage between 100 and 240 V.

A very important feature of this series is waterproofness. Users can use the Wet&Dry technology for wet shaving with foam or even for trimming body hair in the shower. This also makes cleaning the MGK shavers very easy. Just dip them under running water.

Here is a list of the various attachments that can be found on the trimmers in this range.

Stubble style

For those users who prefer very short beards, Braun has prepared two special attachments that allow them to trim their beard to the desired length. The 1 and 2 mm fixed size combs, along with the option to use the trimmer without the attachment, cover your stubble needs. These combs can be found on all trimmers in this range.

Stubble trimmer attachments. 1 and 2 mm.
Stubble trimmer attachments. 1 and 2 mm.

Short beard

Another attachment, which is dedicated to beard or hair, allows you to choose the length from 3 to 11 mm. The individual steps are then 2 mm each. This attachment is made of very strong plastic, so there is no need to worry about damage from careless handling.

Short Beard Extender
Short Beard/Hair Extender

Long beard

The maximum length of hair or beard that can be selected for this trimmer series is 21 mm. The smallest possible length for this attachment is 13 mm. This is provided by the additional attachments for long beards. This works on a similar principle to the short beard/hair attachment.

Long Beard Extender
Long Beard/Hair Extender

Precise beard trimming

For those users who want to trim their beard with the utmost precision, the developers at Braun have prepared another attachment. It is suitable for creating very subtle patterns and twists in your beard, as well as for simply trimming the edges.

Precision Trimmer
Precision Trimmer

Nose and Ear Trimming

For those men who struggle with nose and ear hair, Braun has another attachment. This allows you to quickly and gently get rid of all the hair in these areas without pulling.

Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer
Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer

Body Care

The list of attachments would not be complete if the one for body care was not mentioned. Thanks to the unique design, there is no need to worry about injury when grooming hair on any part of the body.

Body hair shaving attachment
Body hair shaving attachment

Gillete's Add-on Machines

The above mentioned attachments are not present on all models in this line. Therefore, Braun has added additional Gillete attachments to some of the machines. These are designed to cover the areas you want to shave with maximum thoroughness.

With some trimmer models you will receive a complementary razor blade
With some trimmer models you will receive a complementary razor blade

Contour Shaping

Another method for fine beard contouring is to use the trimmer itself without any attachment. It can easily trim sideburns, hair on the top of the head and beard.

Hair Trimming

Hair styling is not forgotten with these trimmers. The same attachments you can use for beard grooming can be used for hair grooming with the same degree of success.

Braun MGK3020

This trimmer represents the bottom line of this series. It offers only basic equipment, yet you can do a lot with it. Of the aforementioned attachments, you have the ones designed for hair and beard grooming in particular. Along with an attachment for nose and ear hair removal.

But if you're going to take care of your body hair as well, or if you're going to create precise contours in your beard, this trimmer unfortunately won't help you. If the Model MGK3020 suffers from any ailment, it's battery life. 40 minutes of use on a ten hour charge is really poor performance.

Braun MGK3020 trimmer package contents
Braun MGK3020 trimmer package contents

Strengths:

  • waterproof,
  • lightweight, fits in hand,
  • 5 shaving attachments.

Weaknesses:

  • battery life,
  • unfriendly to skin on curved areas,
  • lack of body care attachment.

Braun MGK3040

With the higher price comes different equipment that solves some of the problems of the previous machine. As for hair and beard, the equipment remains almost the same, only a precision trimmer has been added so you can achieve even the finest of details.

Since the trimmer is still more on the cheaper end of this set, the manufacturer has only included a separate Gillete Body trimmer for grooming. At the same time, the attachment for shaving nose and ear hair has been removed from this trimmer's equipment.

There have been improvements in the battery area as well, but it will still take eight hours of charging to get an hour of use.

Braun MGK3040 Trimmer Package Contents
Braun MGK3040 Trimmer Package Contents

Strengths:

  • waterproof,
  • 5 shaving attachments,
  • free Gillete Body device.

Weaknesses:

  • battery life,
  • doesn't shave beard evenly,
  • unfriendly to skin, especially on neck.

Braun MGK3060

For the trimmers in this set, you can observe that the higher the product number, the better the equipment. This trimmer is no exception. Compared to the previous two machines, here you will find all the attachments for shaving hair and beard, including the precision trimmer. There is also an attachment for trimming nose and ear hair.

To help you achieve a smooth shave on your face, Braun has also included a free standalone Gillete Fusion ProGlide trimmer in the package.

Even with this mod, unfortunately, you'll have to wait a full 8hrs for a full charge. Battery life is again 60 minutes.

Braun MGK3060 trimmer package contents
Braun MGK3060 trimmer package contents

Strengths:

  • 6 shaving attachments,
  • waterproof,
  • free razor.

Weaknesses:

  • battery life,
  • unfriendly to skin on curved areas,
  • doesn't shave beard evenly.

Braun MGK3080

Model 3080 represents the pinnacle of the multi-function trimmer range, and Braun has gone to great lengths to ensure that it is a truly formidable product. All the accessories that were created for this series are available with this machine. For beard and hair trimming, you have a choice between classic attachments and a precision trimmer for maximum detail.

There's a special attachment for grooming, so unlike previous machines in this range, the manufacturer has taken care of you in this category too. Of course, there is also an attachment for removing nose and ear hair. And for a smooth face, the Gillete Fusion ProGlide.

Battery life is also much better than previous clippers. It takes only an hour of use on the charger. No wonder this trimmer won as the best of the MGK series. If you're interested in learning more, there's a whole review dedicated to the MGK3080.

Braun MGK3080 trimmer package contents
Braun MGK3080 trimmer package contents

Strengths:

  • 7 shaving attachments,
  • battery life,
  • waterproof (Wet & Dry),
  • lightweight, fits in hand,

Weaknesses:

  • unfriendly to skin on curved areas,
  • doesn't shave beard evenly.
Best model of the range: the Braun MGK3080
  • Shave quality
  • Built quality
  • Battery
  • Value
3.7

A truly versatile trimmer

If you're looking for a trimmer that won't let you down, the Braun MGK3080 is the one for you. With up to 9 different shaving styles, a waterproof design, and great battery life to boot. Count on a multifunctional trimmer for men who know what style is best for them.

7 shaving attachments, great battery life, Wet & Dry function

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