Summary: I have an extremely heavy and stubborn beard. Think "5 O'Clock Forest" instead of "5 O'Clock Shadow". If I don't shave for 2 days, little old ladies hurry across the street and cops follow me around. While I used a Panasonic ES 8092 regularly, I was never satisfied since it took repeated passes to get the heaviest areas and the neck clean. Even then, when I got into work I'd see bits that hadn't been properly cleared and the overall look was still a bit "shadowy".
Summary: Shaves faster and smoother than any others I've owned. Best feature is the waterproofness for wet-shaving and for cleaning. Longer battery life would be nice. Comfortable to hold. Works especially well for hacking off multi-day growth without pulling or irritation (I often skip days).
Summary: Panasonic ES8243A Arc IV Nano Men's Wet/Dry Rechargeable Shaver, Blue I have been shaving with electric shavers for over 40 years because I never found a blade system that was comfortable for my skin. During those years I have owned almost every conceivable shaver made by either Braun or Norelco.
Summary: I have, like many of the reviewers, used a rotary shaver previously. They never shaved my neck well, as I have a tough beard. I was hesitant to buy another electric shaver. The Panasonic is a "cut above" (sorry!) any shaver I have used! I also used the Gillette Fusion 5 blade razor. This Panasonic shaves nearly as well. Each time I use the shaver, it does a better job, as my face gets used to it more and more.
Summary: The Panasonic ES8243 A Arc IV Nano is without a doubt the best electric shaver on the market. I have used this shave consistently now for about two weeks. A couple of advantages that this shaver has over the Braun Pulsonic is that the liner motor moves at a faster speed, the pop-up trimmer is more convenient and easier to use, and this shaver can be used wet/dry. While I haven't used it dry, I can say that using the shaver wet has provided me with amazing results.
Summary: Have used various Norelco shavers all my life, except for a time with a Braun. This Panasonic far outperforms them in comfort and closeness of shave. Bought same for my grandson, whose face breaks out using other shavers. He loves the Panasonic, because it does not cause the skin problem that other shavers do.
Summary: Probably the finest shaver I have owned and I am 79 years old. Got a great sale price from Amazon and received shaver within 4 days from order.Could not be more pleased with both Panasonic and Amazon.
Summary: mom & i bought this for dad for his 88th birthday. he says he has never had a better shave in his life using this razor! mom & i are so happy we bought it for him now. at first we were skeptical because of the new technology and i will say that if there was anything bad about this purchase it would be the instructions are a bit overwhelming for older folks. however, once he had it charged and ready, he says its the greatest!