Hello, guys. Today, in this article, I’m gonna review the Braun MGK3221 all-in-one trimmer in detail. I’m gonna dig every corner to extract all the pros and cons to give you an idea of what to expect from this popular trimmer. So, stay tuned till the end. This MGK3221 variant is one of the best trimmers for men to buy in India. Before you visit Amazon, do check out our dedicated buying on a trimmer to get an idea of what to expect from specs.
Corners we’ve looked to review
- Key specifications
- Accessories comes with it
- Ergonomic design
- Haircut experience
- Versatility in uses
- Final thoughts
- 50+ FAQs
1. Key specifications
|Blades||:||Self-sharpening Stainless steel blades|
|Run time||:||50 minutes|
|Time for full charge||:||10 hours|
|Length settings||:||13 length settings up to 21mm|
|For||:||Beard, head, nose, and ear haircut.|
Where to buy?
|Buy on Amazon|
2. Accessories comes with it
This Braun MGK3221 trimmer 3 does come with 5 different tools to make all-in-one grooming kit. The accessories include the following things.
- 2 sliding hair combs
- 2 sliding beard combs
- 1 nose and ear trimmer head
- 1 oil bottle
- A brush, and
- A 2.3v battery charger
Like its previous variant Braun MGK3021 all-in-one trimmer, you gonna get the adjustable length settings on combs up to 21mm. The trimmer, without any comb, gives 0.5mm beard cut. The two sliding stubble combs come as a part of accessories have 1mm and 2mm lengths, respectively. The third comb has lengths of 3mm to 11mm. Thanks to the sliding comb, you can adjust the length settings between 3mm and 11mm. And the last comb from the accessories gives the easily adjustable length ranges from 13mm to 21mm.
Unlike Groomiist PT-222 hair and beard trimmer, this MGK3221 variant has no adjustable length settings on it. And, If you look at the Phillips MG3720/13 device, it has also no adjustable length settings, also the combs are adjustable. The head of this trimmer is easily detachable for washing or to switch to the nose and ear trimmer head. At SimpleCare India, we also strongly recommend an easily detachable head. On the Groomiist trimmers like SST-786E and PT-222, you won’t get the detachable head.
In addition to that, this trimmer also comes with an oil bottle and a brush to wash the blades. However, the bottle is so tiny. Furthermore, this trimmer has a 1AAA removable battery. Braun is also giving you a 2.3v slow charger for the battery. It will charge the battery in around 10 hours, and gives only 50 minutes of run time – that’s pretty sad. The rest of the box is quite simple, there’s nothing special remains to cover. Let’s head over to review its design.
3. Ergonomic design
This all-in-one trimmer is made of all-plastic from its outer body. The whole body is fully-plain except for the top part near to the blade. That part somewhat consists of a rough surface. Such design is recommended as it ensures the device won’t slip from hand and the precise beard cut because of proper holding by hand.
In terms of design, this one is pretty similar to the MGK3021 variant.
At SimpleCare, we don’t recommend a trimmer to have the all-plain body, which luckily this device haven’t. For that, I thanks to Braun. Next, let me head over to the haircut experience, which is the heaviest and the most awaited section in this article.
4. Haircut experience
As this men trimmer is coming with 5 kinds of different accessories, it opens the way for all possible use. This trimmer can be used for beard, head, nose, and ear haircut. So, I’m gonna cover each part in detail. First, let me start with beard haircut. Before I start, keep in mind this trimmer has stainless steel blades. And SS blades are known for its long-time durability. In addition to that, the blades are self-sharpening which tell you that they will remain as sharp after 3+ years as they were on the first time of use.
Beard trimmer experience
As this trimmer comes with many length settings, you’ve now many choices to go for. For stubble beard cut, you can choose the 1mm or 2mm sliding comb. For a short beard cut, choose the sliding combs of length settings ranges from 3mm to 11mm. Lastly for a long-size beard cut, select 13mm to 21mm range sliding comb. The 21mm length setting is maxed in this Braun MGK3221 grooming kit. It doesn’t matter which trimmer you buy, after the beard or haircut, your face gonna look almost the same provided that you use the same length setting. So, in my dedicated article on the trimmer buying guide, I’ve shown images of beard and head haircuts using different combs. You can see there how’s the beard cut looks like with different length settings.
This MGK3221 variant really comes with improved performance. While beard cut, I found it silent compared to other trimmers for men, even silent than the previous MGK3021 variant. I also noticed no pull-off of my hair. It was cutting the hair first. For the quick use, it took almost 15 minutes of charging. And, after charging it for a complete 10 hours, I’ve used it first for the beard cut. And what I found was very shocking. This trimmer was able to give its full potential to cut the hair instead of pulling. The one thing lack in the trimmer is an integrated vacuum. With an upgrade, Braun should at least provide it.
Integrated vacuum simply gonna suck all the cut hair. So, you don’t have to clean the place. Indirectly it gonna save your time. Anyway, it has done the rest of the job pretty well. One important-thing I forget to mention here is that the blades don’t get noticeably heated during beard cut. Go for a Groomiist PT-222 men trimmer if you want very sharp blades that don’t get heated even after an hour-long use. Groomiist has equipped ceramic+titanium blades to maximize the performance.
For the haircut, you’ve quite a long range of options remain. You can go with 3mm to 21mm. But, I’ve not started at 3mm, instead, I began with directly 13mm one. While reviewing its variant, I’ve started with 9mm length. During the haircut, I found it average noisy like its variant MGK3021, which wasn’t annoying. As I’ve begun haircut just after the beard cut, I can say that the beard cut was silent. The haircut went completely smooth, not a single hair I found to be pulled-off. And, that’s the quality expected in every trimmer that undergoes for review at SimpleCare India. Okay.
During the haircut, I found the blades got heated a little bit, but luckily haven’t crossed the temperature limit. The blades heating is also an important factor we consider before publishing the final ratings of the trimmer. If you need a trimmer in which the blades shouldn’t pick the heat, you must go with a ceramic blade device (Groomiist PT-222). Let’s head over to the nose and ear haircut.
Nose and ear haircut experience
Earlier, if you remember, I’ve mentioned that this Braun MGK3221 trimmer comes with a nose and ear trimmer. It’s good but would be perfect if Braun has equipped an integrated vacuum inside it. During the nose haircut, I found it hadn’t pulled-off any of my single hair. The entire haircut went very smooth. I’ve not tested it for the ear hair because of no enough long hair present.
Overall, I found this trimmer pretty smooth but fails to maintain its noise emission for every haircut like its previous variant MGK3021.
5. Versatility in use
Is this Braun MGK3221 trimmer versatile to use? The simple-and-direct answer is NO. For the smooth and better use, it must be fully charged. It’s really pretty awkward that this trimmer has no support for corded use.
It’s a device for travellers, not for a barber who uses it all-the-day. In addition to that, the cordless use invites more freedom of movement during the haircut. But, that doesn’t mean the corded-use trimmer is far behind. Nowadays, corded-use devices (like Groomiist SST-786E hair and beard trimmer) are coming with almost 3 meters long cable to supply electricity while ensuring good freedom of movement during a haircut.
This trimmer has a 1AAA battery, which recharges in 10 hours with the help of 2.3v charger to give you a run time up to 50 minutes. In my opinion, it’s pretty slow to recharge the battery. Furthermore, this trimmer has an LED indicator for charging. But, it has no battery status indicator. The presence of a battery status indicator might make it a premium.
6. Final thoughts
This Braun MGK3221 trimmer 3 has nothing changed except for the noise emission when compared to its previous variant. It has self-sharpening stainless steel blades which last longer more than 3 years. The all-plastic body feels so ergonomic to hold. The charging time for this trimmer is too high compared to the run time. For the sake of all-in-one grooming kit, you can go for it, else Groomiist PT-222 is an excellent trimmer for men. The one thing I like is a long-range of lengths you get for a haircut and a beard cut. In the price range of Rs 4,000, you may not get all the features in Phillips trimmer. During the haircut, you gonna feel the heat in addition to noise, if the device goes in use for more than half an hour. The absence of an integrated vacuum is really a concerning matter, but when compared with a low-price, it’s pretty perfect. All things are considered, I have rated this trimmer 4.4 out of 5.