Summary: Purchased for my husband when he could no longer find the lotion required by his old razor. He has a fairly heavy beard and is very pleased with the performance of the Braun. If he hasn't shaved for several days (over a long week-end or vacation) he still needs to pre-shave with a disposable.
Summary: With the design offering ease of use and lack of complication, there are several features I find attractive. One is the change of speed. I find that on the second speed for myself works wonders on the neck area. This feature allows for a personalized shave allowing me to adjust to my needs.
Summary: In terms of "does it shave" then answer is yes. The shave is close and smooth. It does take a little more time than my old (OLD) Norelco, but the results are better. On the negative side, I bought the razor online without ever handling one.
Summary: I've liked Braun shavers in the past but I think my beard/facial hair has become very tough, too tough for even the series 7. It would possibly be sufficient for 5 o'clock shadows for me but anything more than that it becomes torturous.