Before this, I used to a slightly less expensive Panasonic electronic shaver. It did a good job on me. A friend of mine recommends this series of Philiphs shaver, it looks really good in terms of design and it's made in the Netherlands. But in fact it works not particularly better than my previous Panasonic ones. Actually, I spend more times on shaving in order to have the same effect. I guess and hope the more advance model would do better job than this entry level one.