Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Review (Low Priced yet Powerful)

Editor rating

9.7/10 on November 27, 2015


1. Flexible Head:

The head of this electric shaver adjusts automatically with the shape of your face. Moreover, a single stroke will cut maximum number of hairs and in most cases, you won’t have to run the shaver again on any part of the face twice.

2. Extremely Close Shave:

The nano-tech blades of this shaver with an extremely thin layer of foil deliver extremely close shaving while also ensuring that there is no direct contact of the skin with the blade. The shave will be extremely clean and close without any kind of skin irritation.

3. Wet and Dry:

This electric shaver can be used for both wet and dry shave. I like wet shaving but often, I don’t get enough time to prepare for a wet shave and at those times, the dry shaving feature of this shaver comes in very handy.

4. 10-Stage LCD Display:

The LCD display indicates the battery level, charging status and also the hygiene status of the shaver to make sure that the shaver functions at its best.


1. Cannot be Used while Charging:

The only disadvantage of this shaver is its inability to be used while it is being charged. I like to keep my shaver completely charged, but it happens sometimes when my shaver looses its charge and I've to wait for sometime to charge it again. Some of the best electric razors available in the market can be used while charging, and I’d have loved this feature in Panasonic ES8103S Arc 3 Electric Shaver as well.


If you are looking for a high-quality shaver at an affordable price and from a great brand, the Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Electric Shaver is the perfect choice. It has completely changed my belief about the electric shavers and I am sure that it’ll impress you as well. Every aspect of this shaver is designed to please men and it does its job flawlessly.

Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 review

I have never believed that an electric shaver will be able to match the results of a manual razor. So when I felt the need of an electric shaver, I made a lot of research online and went through tons of electric shaver reviews. Finally, I found  exactly what I wanted to buy, the Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Electric Shaver Wet/Dry. Right on the first use, this Panasonic electric shaver did an exceptionally good job and thus changed my belief towards electric shavers. I am still quite impressed with the results I am currently getting from it with every use. I’ve been using it for a few months now and thought of sharing my experience on this Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 review.

Hardware and Design

Let me start this electric shaver review with the design of this electric shaver. This electric shaver looks like an exclusive piece of technology right from the very first look. It is sleek, lightweight and built with a mixture of silver and black color to make you fall in love with this shaver right at the first sight. It is slightly molded on the sides to provide a better grip. It also allows you to have a firm grip on it even when your hands are wet.
This shaver has a 13,000rpm linear motor that works silently while a lot of other electric shavers for men are known to be very noisy. It features a 3-blade cutting system with stainless steel foils that look neat and offer you amazing results without putting in a lot of manual efforts. It also features an LCD display and a pop-up trimmer at the back to simplify your shaving experience.


• Panasonic ES8103S Arc 3 Electric Shaver
• Power Cord
• Protective Cover for the Head of the Shaver
• Travel Case

Key Features

30-degree Stainless Steel Nanotech Blades:

Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Electric Shaver has three blades that are made from hypoallergenic stainless steel. These blades allow you to cut facial hairs at 30-degree angle in order to make sure that you don’t need to make any extra efforts to get a great, close shave.

13,000rpm Linear Motor:

This stunning shaver features an equally stunning linear motor that can reach up to 13,000 rpm to give you consistent power that you need for an efficient shave. This linear motor ensures that even the smallest of hairs are easily cut without causing any kind of skin irritation or hair pulling.

Slit Foil:

The foil surface of the blade has slits on them to easily catch short and long hairs. No matter if you like to shave on a daily basis or once in a week, the Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Electric Shaver will always give you equally impressive results.

100% Waterproof:

Cleaning an electric shaver can be a time-consuming process. But you can easily wash it under running water to make sure that the process is quick and it is actually better than dry cleaning.

Pop-Up Trimmer:

One of the best features of this Panasonic electric shaver is its Pop-up Trimmer. Simply slide the trimmer to the upwards direction for using it and tuck it down when you are done. It is very useful when you want to give final touch to your mustache or sideburns.

Turbo Cleaning Mode:

It comes with a Turbo Cleaning Mode that can be activated by keeping the Power button pressed for 2 seconds. Once it is ON, the motor starts working at about 17,000 rpm to remove all the hairs from the inside of the shaver. Activate the Turbo mode and place it under running water to get excellent cleaning results.


The Panasonic ES8103S Arc 3 Electric Shaver Wet/Dry comes with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that can be fully charged in an hour. Once the battery is fully charged, you can use it for 45 minutes of uninterrupted functioning or 14 separate shaves. At times of an urgency, there is also a Quick Charge feature that allows you to simply charge the shaver for 5 minutes and then it’ll have enough power to last for a single shave.

Cleaning, Renew and Maintenance

Although some of the best Panasonic shavers come with the Automatic Cleaning System, this one doesn’t. However, cleaning is still one of the main features that make this Panasonic ES8103S Arc 3 Electric Shaver one among the best electric razors available for men. It is 100% waterproof and you can easily wash the shaver under running water without the fear of damaging the internal parts of this shaver. There is also a Turbo Cleaning mode that runs the motor at 17,000 rpm to remove the hairs from the most hard-to-reach areas where the water itself cannot reach.

Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Electric Shaver Comparison

Features Arc3 ES8103S Arc3 ES-LT33-S Arc3 ES-LT41-K
New Curve Design y
Turbo Cleaning Mode y
Adjustable Pivot Action Head y
Wet/Dry y y y
Counter Directional Inner Blades y

User Friendliness

This Panasonic electric razor is extremely easy to use and even the first-timers can use it effortlessly. It works exceptionally well on any kind of hair and easily adjusts to the contours of your face. Moreover, the hair length is not a concern for this shaver, as the slits on its shaving foil are especially designed to catch both short and long hairs. Some electric shaver reviews suggest that it is difficult to cut long hairs with this model, but I personally never had this problem. It’s charging and cleaning process is extremely simple and quick. If my shaver is charged, I can complete the shaving process within a few minutes.

Shaving Performance

Everything crucial comes down to this particular section of my Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 review, as this is the main reason why you need to buy an electric shaver in the first place. As compared to some of the best electric shavers available in the market, the shaving experience provided by this shaver is miles ahead. It is easy, effortless and the results are highly impressive on every single time.
The Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Electric Shaver Wet/Dry offers you an extremely close shave in a single stroke and that too, without experiencing any hair pulling or irritation. It easily cuts the smallest of hairs and is perfect for regular use. Other features, like the Turbo Cleaning Mode, Waterproof design, Pop-Up Trimmer and LCD Display further make your shaving an extremely convenient and quick experience.


The Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Electric Shaver comes with a 2-year warranty with a 30-days money back guarantee as well. Coming from an esteemed brand name like Panasonic, this electric shaver is built to cope up with the needs of the modern men and is sure to impress you with its amazing performance.

Availability of Replacement Parts

While getting replacement parts for electric shavers can be difficult, you can easily get these parts of this shaver without facing any difficulty. Panasonic is a famous brand and the Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Electric Shaver is one of its best product. So a local dealers shop or online stores, like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, etc. can be a good place to get the parts you need.

Final Thought

Modern electric shavers are specially designed to simplify your shaving experience by providing amazing results. If you are looking for such an impressive performer, the Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Electric Shaver is the one to pick. Its functionality is highly impressive and its built is long-lasting. I’ve been using it for quite a long time now and I am completely satisfied with the results that this shaver is able to deliver every single time.

I hope my Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 review helped you out a lot and now you know what this shaver is all about. If you already have this shaver or are planning to buy it soon, please share your experience in the comments section below.


1. Can this shaver be used by men with sensitive skin?

A. Yes, the thin foil on the blades of this shaver prevents direct contact of the blades with your skin. So you are able to get amazingly close shave without any kind of irritation or cuts.

2. Can I use this shaver while it is being charged?

A. No, you cannot use it while it is being charged. But it charges quickly so you don’t have to wait for long. A 5-minute quick charge can provide you enough power to have one single shave.

3. Can I charge it anywhere in the world?

A. Yes, the shaver comes with a universal dual voltage system. You will only need a charger to charge it no matter where you are.

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5 responses to “Panasonic ES8103S Arc3 Review (Low Priced yet Powerful)”

  1. Tim Tommy says:

    This shaver is really the best bang for the bucks. It also works well. But the main problem is that it has no turbo cleaning option. It would have been perfect if any kind of turbo cleaning option was included to this. But in the end I am happy with this.

    • Instant Grooming says:

      This shaver is a low budget shaver. If you want to have a shaver with turbo cleaning or jet cleaning feature you have to plan for a big budget shaver (at least 100$). But it is good to hear that eventually you are happy with this.

  2. Abraham says:

    After a long research I finalized my decision with this Panasonic shaver. Its cost is within my range and its overall review & ratings are also good. Hope this will be the best choice for me.

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