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Enchen BlackStone 5S review: Value shave

Enchen BlackStone 5S review: Value shave

Enchen BlackStone 5S
Pros
Great value shaver
Excellent battery life
Good performance
Cons
Plastic body can feel cheap
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As far as electric shavers go, the Enchen BlackStone 5S is ridiculously cheap. At S$30 or so, it's double that of the Enchen BlackStone 3D I reviewed back in 2020. That's still available for sale too, and is an excellent get.

But if you don't mind spending a bit more, the Enchen BlackStone 5S is a much better product, with an LCD display for battery life, a trimmer that doesn't accidentally pop up while holding the razer, and better battery life.

Quick specs

  • 5W motor
  • 150 minutes battery life, up to 3 months of use, charge and use
  • 3 rotary blades

As part of the Xiaomi product ecosystem, the Enchen BlackStone 5S offers excellent value. It doesn't have any smart features, but like the BlackStone 3D, you won't need it. It has a USB-C port for charging at the bottom, but it won't work with PD USB-C ports. You'll need to use a USB-A to USB-C port and cable.

Enchen BlackStone 5S
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

You can rinse this electric shaver as it is IPX7 water resistant. The shaver head is also removable for rinsing, or if you want to get a new shaver head. But your battery will likely die first before you ever need to buy a replacement — that's what happened to my BlackStone 3D.

The trimmer is located at the back, and does a great job of buzzing away longer hair or beards. There's no control for hair length like a regular clipper, but it's good enough to trim away thicker, longer hair before you use the three main rotary blades for a clean shave.

Enchen BlackStone 5S
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

As for shaving performance, it's similar to the BlackStone 3D. It will give you a very clean and smooth shave. The Enchen BlackStone 5S features a 5W motor that isn't very strong, but gets the job done. In fact, I think the performance is better than the Xiaomi Mi 5-Blade Electric Shaver. It did not once clip me on stray hairs during the one month period I was testing it.

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Enchen BlackStone 5S
Credit: Aloysius Low/Can Buy or Not

Battery life is fantastic. Thanks to the LCD display, I could see that I still had 75% of power left after a month of use. It's rated for around three months. Another feature I like is that you can turn on a travel lock by long-pressing the power button. I also like that it's a button versus the push switch of the Enchen BlackStone 3D.

The S$30 Enchen BlackStone 5S is a really good buy. It also shows that you don't really need an expensive shaver to keep your chin clean. To be fair though, I'm ethnically Chinese, so my facial hair isn't really that thick, and this wasn't tested on those who have longer and coarser hair. Get this shaver from Lazada.


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Verdict



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Affordable shaving with great performance

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