Best shaver I have ever used. Good battery life with fast charging. Excellent shave, very close and only a light touch required. Really easy to keep clean using the included cleaning system.
Switched from a Philips rotary shaver and been using this for a year now. I have to switch from the Philips because the heads were no longer available. Build quality is great. Comparable to Philips. A year on and the foils are still going strong. Quite noisy. Takes about 6-7 minutes to get a close shave - similar to the Philips. I really can't tell the difference between the two shaving modes. It just means you need to click twice to turn it off. The charge just stretches a week; but it's going to get awkward as the battery degrades. I tap it out every shave and clean it each week. Cleaning is a clever system which leave the shaver nice and fresh. The downside is that the cleaning liquid is pretty expensive and a sachet only lasts a few weeks before it starts to smell stale. So bottom line, is it better than the Philips shaver, probably not; but it a good shaver all the same.
Bought the Arc to replace the Braun Series 9 which I had been using for some years. Initial impressions, possibly the best electric razor I have used. Very close with excellent cleaning system. Edges the Braun IMO. A note for Shavers.co.uk, great price, very fast delivery and kept well informed on the progress of the order. Would strongly recommend this company