Remington F5790 Review -
Better than the old F4, and new F6 and 7
I believe the Remington F5790 is the best model from the F Series.
It's better than the F4, and it's cheaper than the F6 and 7 which have some extra features that you don't need.
After reviewing the F5 and looking at all the other factors between the different F models, I'd say this is the one to go with.
As a mid to low level unit, I think it did a pretty good job.
Benefits of the F5 vs. the previous and newer models:
This is better than the F4 because it has 3 foils instead of 2.
When comparing the shaving performance, I did notice that the extra foil offered more comfort and an overall better shave.
Both the F6 and F7 also have 3 foils, but their price tags are a bit higher because of an improved battery display. In my opinion it's not really worth the extra money. The shaving performance will be the same so you might as well just stick with the F5.
There's nothing unique about cleaning this particular unit.
You can either rinse it under running water, or brush and blow away any stubble.
A few times a month you can apply some liquid soap and give it a thorough clean if you want. Just make sure you rinse it off really well.
As always, be gentle with the cleaning brush, and don't directly brush the foils. When I clean, I normally do a combination. I brush and blow away any stubble, then I give it a quick rinse under the water.
One thing I didn't like with these models was their foil cap. It's a little tricky to remove.
When you put the cap back on, make sure it's on the right way. The front will have two lines, while the back will have three.
Taking an up close look at the design you can see it is a bit bulky and has that plastic type of feel, but keep in mind it isn't very expensive.
The pop up trimmer is located on the back and the first setting locks the shaving head into place, while the second setting allows you to use the trimmer. Like with most models, the trimmer is good for straightening your side burns, but not effective at removing a thick beard.
You can see there are 3 foils as I mentioned in the intro section and this is an effective improvement from previous models.
The other design feature which differs among these units is the battery display. On this model an indicator bar tells you how much battery life is left. The previous models only told you when the battery life was low, so this is a pretty good improvement.
The more advanced models will have a digital display, however it's not really worth the extra money considering the shaving performance will be the same.
So overall the extra foil is the best new feature on this shaver.
I found that the performance on my lip and cheek area was pretty good.
It definitely delivered a nice smooth finish and it was more comfortable that the previous F4 model which only has 2 foils.
I noticed that with more than 1 day's worth of growth, it did struggle to shave my chin and neck area. It performed better with only 1 day's growth, but I did notice that it left more hairs on my neck than other more advanced models.
It wasn't a terrible shave, but the more advanced models do a much better job, however it's important to keep in mind my facial hair is pretty thick, and this is not an expensive unit.
You can find it on sale for around $50, and if you were to compare all the models selling in that price range, I think this one would get rated quite well.
I've always said that those with thick facial hair should opt-in for the more advanced models, and after this review it's clear why I make that recommendation. It did a fine job on my cheek and lip area, but had trouble removing all the hair on my neck.
So anyone will thick facial hair will need to shave more often with this model, or spend a bit more money and choose a better shaver.
On the other hand, if you don't shave very often (2 or 3 times a week), it might be a good deal for you considering how cheap it is.