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Should You Buy a Samsung Fridge Freezer?

Matthew
Updated 17 April 2020
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should you buy a Samsung Fridge Freezer?

Samsung is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and digital cameras.

If you are thinking about buying a Samsung fridge freezer then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of fridge freezer brands is compiled by analysing over 34,000 user and expert reviews and 30+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 13,000 fridge freezers.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning fridge freezers. Their fridge freezers start at $1,075 for the RF23H which has a height of 1,749mm, a fridge net capacity of 405L and a freezer net capacity of 125L and go up to $1,899 for the RF22K9381SG which has a height of 1,825.625mm, a fridge net capacity of 376.6L and a freezer net capacity of 249.2L. The average price of a new Samsung fridge freezer is $1,512.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning fridge freezers.

Is Samsung the Best Fridge Freezer Brand?

So are Samsung fridge freezers any good? We give every fridge freezer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all fridge freezers we are able to impartially rank all the fridge freezer brands.

Samsung is ranked the No. 4 best fridge freezer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 4th best fridge freezer brand out there.

#1
Magic Chef
95%
95%
57 reviews
#2
Germany
90%
90%
168 reviews
#3
AEG
Germany
90%
90%
123 reviews
#4
South Korea
89%
89%
2,104 reviews
#5
Germany
86%
86%
1,283 reviews
#6
Germany
85%
85%
293 reviews
#7
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
82%
82%
369 reviews
#8
Italy
79%
79%
297 reviews
#9
United States
76%
76%
58 reviews
#10
Igenix
73%
73%
12 reviews
#11
China
71%
71%
162 reviews
#12
New Zealand
70%
70%
88 reviews
#13
Westinghouse
68%
68%
0 reviews
#14
Switzerland
64%
64%
189 reviews
#15
United States
63%
63%
518 reviews
#16
Grundig
Germany
62%
62%
507 reviews
#17
GE
United States
60%
60%
0 reviews
#18
Gaggenau
54%
54%
0 reviews
#19
KitchenAid
53%
53%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Samsung fridge freezers compare to the other fridge freezer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All fridge freezer Brands
Samsung Fridge Freezers

There's a wide selection of Samsung fridge freezers available compared to other fridge freezer brands, with 8 Samsung fridge freezers currently on the market in the US. Samsung also have better reviews than the typical fridge freezer brand, with the average rating of a Samsung fridge freezer being 85%.

The average review score for a Samsung fridge freezer is 85%.

However Samsung fridge freezers tend to be more expensive than most other fridge freezer brands making them a less popular choice with consumers. Whilst Samsung have a number of interesting features including PowerCooling and Sliding Shelves, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Samsung fridge freezer is $87 (based on a person typically using a fridge freezer for 24 hours per day), which makes them less efficient than most other fridge freezer brands.

No. Of Fridge Freezers
Average Price
$898
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,999
Price Distribution of All Fridge Freezers
No. Of Fridge Freezers
Average Price
$1,512
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $5,599
Price Distribution of Samsung Fridge Freezers

What Do the Samsung Fridge Freezer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Samsung fridge freezer to work out the average distribution of reviews for Samsung and then compared this to the other fridge freezer brands.

Samsung logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
12
4 stars
3
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,467
4 stars
426
3 stars
63
2 stars
31
1 star
96
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its fridge freezers than most other brands.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 91% of user reviews for Samsung fridge freezers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 91% respectively across all Fridge Freezer brands.

Purchasers of Samsung fridge freezers frequently mentioned that the product had good environmental credentials, was easy to use and had a large capacity. Their fridge freezers have also won 10 awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Samsung fridge freezers by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other fridge freezer brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung Hisense LG Bosch Grundig
Trusted Reviews logo
93%
4 reviews
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
9 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
84%
1 review
63%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
78%
1 review
74%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
80%
1 review
gadgetspeak.com logo
80%
1 review
smarthomemagazine.nl logo
80%
1 review
Average
88%
15 reviews
85%
7 reviews
89%
5 reviews
90%
4 reviews
78%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Fridge Freezers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 12 industry awards for Samsung fridge freezers. This means that Samsung has more awards for its fridge freezers than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards received by Samsung to other popular fridge freezer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Samsung has more awards for its fridge freezers than any other brand.

Compare all award winning fridge freezers

Number of Awards Samsung Hisense LG Bosch Grundig
Which? logo
9
1
3
Trusted Reviews logo
2
2
2
1
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
12
2
3
3
1

How Reliable Are Samsung Fridge Freezers?

We checked over 34,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung fridge freezers. over 170 of these reviews mention reliability of which 91% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung fridge freezer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

91% of reviewers think Samsung fridge freezers are reliable.

So, most people think that Samsung fridge freezers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Samsung fridge freezers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Excellent Build Quality
Argos.co.uk
well made
Bestbuy.com
the door seal is really good
ao.com
Purchased this product to go into our new build house looked at having a built in integrated fridge freezer to go with the rest of our new kitchen
johnlewis.com
Good Build Quality
currys.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

I am long term concerned about their durability
johnlewis.com
We have dealt with issues of water leaking from the water/ice dispenser
Bestbuy.com
This model not as robust
ao.com
Broke down twice within the first 12 months
Argos.co.uk

Features to Look Out For On Samsung Fridge Freezers

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Samsung fridge freezers that set them apart from the competition. These include PowerCooling and Sliding Shelves.

Samsung PowerCooling

Samsung fridge freezers that feature PowerCooling include the Samsung RF23H ($2,853).

Samsung Sliding Shelves

Sliding shelves on your fridge-freezer allow you to more easily reach the back of the shelves without straining.

Samsung fridge freezers that feature Sliding Shelves include the Samsung RF24FSEDBSR ($1,899).

Samsung Flexible Storage

Flexible storage means the fridge-freezer has a section that can function either as a fridge or a freezer, dependant on your needs.

Samsung fridge freezers that feature Flexible Storage include the Samsung RF24FSEDBSR ($1,899), the Samsung RF22R7351SR ($1,699) and the Samsung RF24R7201SR ($1,699).

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