Summary: This razor is almost perfect. The hygiene meter is extremely sensitive, and for a guy with negligible facial hair, it seems to need cleaning often. It shaves very well, and the girlfriend is much happier now that I'm using it. I have an angular jaw line, an it has difficulty with some of the hairs on my neck, but other than that its a great purchase. I have no idea why it took me so long to get one, but I will never go back to paying the "Mach 3 Premium".
Summary: I have been using Braun shavers for years now. When my last one was done (base quit working) I was looking for the "Best" they had on the market now. The shave is not even close to the 3 series as far as the closeness of the shave. This razor is good if you need a fast shave that will last a few hours, but if your beard grows fast like mine you would have to shave twice a day to keep up. Not what I am used to with Braun, a big disappointment.
Summary: In a nutshell- totally disappointed. Razor looks beautiful, has all the bells and whistles. The reviews were amazing, video testimonials had all positives, i sucked it up and ordered it even wit the high price tag. As someone with really sensitive skin, i have to choose wisely. I got it out, read over instructions, charged it up, shaved, messed with settings, shaved again my results were EXTREME disappointment.
Summary: I quit using electric razors over 30 years ago because the shave quality was never that good. Once I got razor burn so bad I went to a dermatologist and he told me to never use an electric razor so I didn't. Now 30 years later, after seeing the prices of razor blades go through the roof I decided to give it another try and this time did some research. This razor is the boss. I am so happy I bought this.