There is no denying that the Liaboe V5731 is a good value electric toothbrush. It performs well and offers a good clean.
The material quality is not necessarily as good as it can be and whilst its a more than a satisfactory product, you need not spend much more to get a brush from a leading brand, that might give you a little extra peace of mind.
- 3 cleaning modes
- Built-in timer
- Automatic power off
- Long battery life
- Value for money
- Design and materials
- Unknown brand
- Brush head availability
The 3 BIG questions about the Liaboe V5731
If you are short of time, the answers to the following 3 questions should let you know all you need to about the Liaboe V5731. If I have missed something, let me know in the comments.
If you want more detail, you can read my full Liaboe V5731 review further down the page.
1. Is there anything drastically wrong with this toothbrush?
No, far from it.
It’s a smart sturdy feeling toothbrush. The clean feels good, the battery life is good and the price is attractive.
2. Which other brushes should I consider?
Nobody can argue with the value that the Liaboe offers, but our recommendation is the Sonicare ProtectiveClean 4100.
A more premium brush offers a few more touches that makes it worth the investment.
If you are on a budget, then the Fairywill FW-507 is a slim handled brush that has proven itself to be a strong contender, despite also being a relatively unknown brand.
If you’re looking for an electric toothbrush specifically within this price range, you may like to check out our recommendations for best budget electric toothbrush.
3. Where’s the best place to buy the Liaboe V5731?
Liaboe are currently selling the V5731 through Amazon in the USA.
To my knowledge, this is currently the only place that you can buy it from.
The benefits of this are the swift delivery, great price, and associated customer support.
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And now for a bit more detail…
Liaboe are not a brand I had come across until they supplied this brush sample to us.
A Chinese brand they are not well known in the USA or Europe and are clearly trying to offer up a better value proposition to some of the more expensive, well known brands that exist and essentially dominate the market.
At the time of review, the V5731 is the only toothbrush they are offering. They make some bold claims such as 200 times more effective than manual brushing. I am not able to verify or endorse such claims.
Whilst the features v the price is extremely favourable you have to consider whether this purchase is best for you. Limited knowledge of the brand, supporting evidence on the performance of their brush and the post sale support does come into question.
What’s in the box?
- Liaboe V5731 electric toothbrush
- 3 x Brush heads
- Charging stand
- Sonic toothbrush
- 3 brushing modes
- 2 minute timer
- 30 second pacer
- Automatic power off
- Separate cleaning mode button
- IPX7 rated
Pro & Cons
What do I believe are the pros and cons to the Liaboe V5731?
- Value for money – The price, box contents and performance are really good when you compare it to some of the bigger brand products. You get a lot per dollar spent.
- 3 cleaning modes – Multiple cleaning modes to achieve different cleaning results and offer different brushing experiences, controlled via a separate mode button.
- Timer – A 2 minute timer and 30 second quadpacer are built into the brush to encourage brushing evenly and for the right amount of time.
- Automatic power off – The brush automatically turns itself off after a 2 minute clean.
- Battery life – Over a month’s use from a single charge.
- Design/materials – The design is smart and acceptable. The product functions, but the materials feel a bit cheap.
- Brush head availability – No obvious place to buy spare or replacement heads once 3 provided have been used.
- Unknown brand – A new brand, unable to confirm some claims and really test their customer service and offerings such as their 60 day money back guarantee and 2 year warranty.
Design, usability, clean & general use
Out of the box, the Liaboe V5731 looks very much like you might expect an electric toothbrush too.
There are no innovative or quirky design elements going on.
It is a mix of gloss White and Silver plastics that are most certainly functional. However, they do not feel the most premium or best quality, but this is to some extent to be expected for the price.
The main brush handle is cylindrical, with 2 thirds of the rear of the handle having been flattened to give some contoured shape and grip to the handle.
Lacking in terms of gripping points, the handle has no rubber grips or notches that the fingers and hand naturally catch too.
The glosss plastic is a little slippy. For most, it is perfectly fine to hold, but those with restrictions on how they grip items, this brush may be a struggle.
On the front of the brush handle is a large oval panel that is Silver in colour.
Just above and outside of this panel is the Liaboe logo.
Within the panel is the White power button, below that the cleaning mode button (great to have this separate) and below this the names of the 3 available cleaning modes with a single LED above each.
At the bottom of the Silver panel is the battery charge and status icon.
On the base of the brush is a recess into which the prong on the charging stand fits.
The base of the brush is flat, so it will stand upright.
At the top/neck of the brush handle is the point at which the brush head attaches.
Supplied in the box are 3 brush heads, meaning you have up to 9 month’s worth of supply.
They slide on and pull off the motor shaft that extends from inside the sealed brush handle.
IPX7 rated, the brush is resistant to water and can be rinsed under the tap without issue.
Press the power button to turn the brush on and the brush will launch into the selected cleaning mode.
The cleaning mode can be changed before or during the clean, by pressing the cleaning mode button that sits below it. Press it the relevant number of times to reach the desired mode. The LED above each cleaning mode is illuminated as that mode is selected.
The 3 modes are Clean, Whiten and Massage.
Each cleaning mode runs for 2 minutes and the brush has a timer that kicks in from the moment it is powered on.
At 30 second intervals, the brush motor pauses, this is the quadpacer or 30 second timer kicking in.
Many dentists recommend brushing for 2 minutes spending 30 seconds on each quadrant. This timer and pacer help with this.
At the end of the 2 minute clean, the brush automatically turns off, a feature I love.
The brush offers up to a maximum of 40,000 movements per minute. The sonic cleaning action it provides is similar to that of a Sonicare electric toothbrush.
The Clean mode works at 31,000 strokes per minute, Whiten at the maximum 40,000 and the massage mode alternates between the 2 for a different cleaning experience.
In use, the brush produces a strong humm/vibrating sound, similar to a Sonicare brush, but quieter than an Oral-B handle.
I found the clean to be similar to that of a Sonicare toothbrush, pleasant, not too aggressive.
The power of the motor was certainly felt and after each use, my mouth appeared and refreshed.
Whilst I am not here to test scientifically how well it cleans, I didn’t have any concerns after use.
The interchangeable brush heads are apparently FDA approved and are soft. They are too rounded at the top of each bristle, so as not to do damage to the teeth and gums.
Sadly, at the time of review, the availability of replacement heads seems to be an issue. They are not listed as spares on Amazon. I suspect this will be amended, but do check this out before committing to buy, if you think this is the brush for you.
The included manual covers all you need to and is nice and easy to read with visuals.
It does too include confirmation of the 60 day money back guarantee if you are not happy and the 2 year warranty.
No travel case is provided in the box, but each brush head comes with a small plastic cap. As functional as these are they could be easily lost. Few brushes of this price come with a travel case.
Summary of design, usability, clean & general use
- Conventional look and feel to the brush
- Lacks some grips
- Materials feel a bit cheap although brush is solid in hand
- Separate cleaning mode button
- 3 cleaning modes (Clean, Whiten, Massage)
- Feels like it cleans well
- 2 minute timer built-in with pacer
- Automatically turns off after 2 minutes
- 3 brush heads included in the box
- Water resistant brush handle
Based on past experience, the cost effective electric toothbrushes from Chinese firms tend to perform really well in the battery department. This brush performs very well.
It comes supplied with a charging stand. It is bulkier and cheaper feeling than I would like, but it is certainly more than satisfactory.
It holds the brush upright, with a charging prong fitting into the base of the brush handle.
A power cord of about a meter or so in length is attached to the stand with a 2 pin US plug at the end.
The stand supports 100-240v, so if travelling you require only a plug adapter and not a voltage adapter.
24 hours is how long is required to fully charge the brush.
On the front of the brush handle is a battery status icon. It gives feedback on the remaining charge.
The battery icon has 3 sections. If the all 3 are solid Green the brush is fully charged.
If 2 are solid Geen you have about 66% or more remaining. Just 1 solid Green and you have 33% or more.
If all 3 are flashing, there is less than 33% remaining and you may need to recharge soon.
The brush offers 180 minutes of cleaning time, which based on 2, 2 minute cleaning sessions per day is just 45 days of usage between charges.
Summary of battery life
- Charging stand supplied
- Works on 100-240v
- 2 pin US plug
- Takes 24 hours to charge fully
- Battery status icon
- 3 solid Green lights – fully charged
- 2 solid Green lights – 66% or more remaining
- 1 solid Green light – 33% or more remaining
- 3 flashing Green lights – less than 33% remaining
- 45 days cleaning
Price & where to buy
The price at the time of review is $39.99 which on the face of it is very good given what is included in the box and the performance.
Price is, of course, subjective and there are few models that are cheaper and perform as well as this one.
With these you do not get the same number of brush heads or cleaning modes built-in; you do however have the peace of mind of the brand and the broader availability.
This brush like every other requires replacement brush heads for each user every 3 months. 2 replacement heads are included in the box, meaning you are good for 9 months.
The problem comes with sourcing replacement heads.
At the time of the review, they do not seem to be available for purchase from Amazon, so be aware of this. I suspect it will change.
I am going to make a presumption that they will be priced at approximately $5 each, based on other brands pricing of brush heads. The pack size may vary.
Using the average cost (based on one user) and ownership over 3 years, the V5731 will cost $85 or $0.08 per day to own.
This price does exclude the cost of water, toothpaste and electric to charge it, but you get a rough idea.
It is certainly one of the cheapest models available for what is offered.
There is a good chance the brush will last longer than the 3 year period, many do. A 2 year warranty is supplied.
Please note that all prices quoted are approximates and will vary based on location, supplier and time of purchase. These figures were correct at the time of writing and should not be relied upon as hard fact, but used as a guide during your decision process.
Summary of price & where to buy
- Sells for $39.99
- Brush head availability an issue
- Brush heads likely to cost around $5
- Works out at around $0.08 per day over 3 years
- Consider the Oral-B Pro 1000 or Sonicare 2 Series
Reliability & long term use
As is standard for any brush that comes into Electric Teeth HQ, we will test it.
A few weeks is not really long enough to say how well it will stand the test of time, but this initial hands-on and testing period raised no real cause for concern that the brush may be liable to break easily or show signs of poor performance.
Whilst the materials are not the best in hand, the brush feels weighty, robust and generally well constructed.
I have not tested or made use of their 60 day money back guarantee or 2 year warranty to be able to make comment on this. The fact that such exists is good to see and shows a certain level of focus on reliability and customer experience.
If purchased through Amazon, to some extent there is additional support available through their customer service team if required.
I have been pleasantly surprised by the Liaboe V5731.
The quality of materials are not the best, I am not all that familiar with the brand and cannot say specifically whether the clean is actually as good as they claim.
But, from my time using the brush my mouth and teeth felt clean post use. The timer and automatic power off are great and the battery life is very good too. Nothing gave me any real reason for concern.
There is a lot to like here, particularly when you consider the price point in comparison to the household brands many of us know and trust, but is that enough difference. I am not entirely sure.
Electric Teeth Rating
- Height (without head) – 18.5cm
- Height (with head) – 24.5cm
- Width – 3cm
- Thickness – 3cm
- Weight (without head) – 136g
- Weight (with head) – 141g
All are approximates
Do you own or have you used the Liaboe V5731 toothbrush?
Are there certain features that you really like or dislike?
Let me and other users know your opinions know, your input is valuable.
And of course, should you have any questions, just ask.
The Liaboe brush spoken about in this review was provided by Liaboe’s PR department. Electric Teeth did not purchase this model. No financial reward was provided to conclude the review the way that we did.
Last updated: 2019-11-14 at 22:00 // Source: Amazon Associates