Summary: This is a great razor. Easy to use, self-cleaning, but does not provide as close a shave a good razor. I have only used it for two week. I will continue using it and see if the shave improves. It is more convenient than a razor shave. Thus one has to trade off convenience with a closer shave.
Summary: I have a heavy beard and it does provide a close shave - I had a hign end Braun for 7 years and loved it - this is just as good if not better - I do have to go over several places numerous times to get a close shave but I tried a lot of models before going back to this Braun and it's the best one by far.
Pros: Close Shave, Compact, Easy to Use, Long charge life, No Irritation, Quick Charging Time, Quiet
Cons: Case doesn't hold cord, Pricey, Trimmer is a bit awkward