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Should You Buy a Samsung Fridge Freezer?

Updated 29 November 2019 by Matthew
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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 $486 for the RB31F which has a height of 1,850mm, a fridge net capacity of 210L and a freezer net capacity of 98L and go up to $2,853 for the RF23H which has a height of 1,749mm, a fridge net capacity of 405L and a freezer net capacity of 125L. The average price of a new Samsung fridge freezer is $1,538.

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. 5 best fridge freezer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 5th best fridge freezer brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
293 reviews
#2
Germany
91%
91%
1,283 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
90%
90%
57 reviews
#4
AEG
Germany
84%
84%
123 reviews
#5
South Korea
83%
83%
2,032 reviews
#6
Germany
80%
80%
169 reviews
#7
Italy
79%
79%
301 reviews
#8
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
77%
77%
369 reviews
#9
Igenix
75%
75%
12 reviews
#10
Slovenia
74%
74%
67 reviews
#11
United States
74%
74%
517 reviews
#12
Switzerland
72%
72%
188 reviews
#13
Grundig
Germany
70%
70%
507 reviews
#14
China
70%
70%
166 reviews
#15
United States
70%
70%
57 reviews
#16
70%
70%
93 reviews
#17
New Zealand
69%
69%
88 reviews
#18
Poland
66%
66%
6 reviews
#19
Turkey
66%
66%
6,789 reviews
#20
Italy
65%
65%
217 reviews
#21
GE
United States
59%
59%
0 reviews
#22
Zanker
56%
56%
0 reviews
#23
Gaggenau
55%
55%
0 reviews
#24
KitchenAid
55%
55%
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

At an average purchase price of $1,538, Samsung fridge freezers tend to be more expensive than most other fridge freezer brands. 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%.

There's a smaller selection of Samsung fridge freezers available compared to other fridge freezer brands, with only 8 Samsung fridge freezers currently on the market in the US. 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
$797
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $3,999
Price Distribution of All Fridge Freezers
No. Of Fridge Freezers
Average Price
$1,538
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $7,399
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
11
4 stars
3
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,409
4 stars
412
3 stars
62
2 stars
30
1 star
99
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its fridge freezers than most other fridge freezer brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

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 an environmentally responsible design, was easy to use and had a big capacity. Their fridge freezers have also won 10 awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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 Bosch LG Beko
Trusted Reviews logo
93%
4 reviews
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
9 reviews
100%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
goodhousekeeping.co.uk logo
84%
1 review
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
78%
1 review
74%
1 review
gadgetshow.channel5.com logo
80%
1 review
smarthomemagazine.nl logo
80%
1 review
Average
88%
15 reviews
85%
7 reviews
90%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
80%
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 given to 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 Bosch LG Beko
Which? logo
9
4
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
2
2
2
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
12
2
4
3
2

How Reliable Are Samsung Fridge Freezers?

We checked over 34,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung fridge freezers. 100+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 85% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung fridge freezer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

85% 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
currys.co.uk
The ice maker broke after less than two years
Bestbuy.com
More 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
the door seal is really good
ao.com
strong built
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Be careful with scratches
ao.com
The only problem seems that them plate where you place glasses for water scratches very easily
Bestbuy.com
Turned out the door seal was faulty
johnlewis.com

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 RB31F ($484) and the Samsung RF24FSEDBSR ($1,709).

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 RB31F ($484), the Samsung RF24FSEDBSR ($1,709) and the Samsung RF22R7351SR ($1,529).

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Samsung Fridge Freezer?
Is Samsung the Best Fridge Freezer Brand?
What Do the Samsung Fridge Freezer Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Fridge Freezers Received?
How Reliable Are Samsung Fridge Freezers?
Features to Look Out For On Samsung Fridge Freezers
Samsung PowerCooling
Samsung Sliding Shelves
Samsung Flexible Storage

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