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Should You Buy a Samsung Fridge Freezer?

Updated 22 July 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Samsung Fridge Freezer?

Samsung is well known for it's 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 33,000 user and expert reviews and 20 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 $549 for the RT18M6213 which has a height of 1,695.45mm, a fridge net capacity of 360L and a freezer net capacity of 138L and go up to $2,853 for the RF23H which has a height of 1,778mm, a fridge net capacity of 405L and a freezer net capacity of 125L. The average price of a new Samsung fridge freezer is $1,821.

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. 8 best fridge freezer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 8th best fridge freezer brand out there.

#1
Germany
95%
95%
293 reviews
#2
AEG
Germany
94%
94%
123 reviews
#3
Magic Chef
92%
92%
57 reviews
#4
Germany
91%
91%
1,290 reviews
#5
Italy
87%
87%
297 reviews
#6
Germany
86%
86%
168 reviews
#7
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
81%
81%
207 reviews
#8
South Korea
80%
80%
2,340 reviews
#9
Turkey
79%
79%
7,109 reviews
#10
78%
78%
93 reviews
#11
Slovenia
78%
78%
63 reviews
#12
United States
78%
78%
480 reviews
#13
Poland
75%
75%
6 reviews
#14
China
74%
74%
169 reviews
#15
Switzerland
72%
72%
201 reviews
#16
China
72%
72%
4,491 reviews
#17
Grundig
Germany
71%
71%
507 reviews
#18
United States
70%
70%
57 reviews
#19
White Knight
70%
70%
40 reviews
#20
New Zealand
69%
69%
88 reviews
#21
LEC
66%
66%
693 reviews
#22
Italy
66%
66%
2,098 reviews
#23
Italy
65%
65%
135 reviews
#24
Italy
65%
65%
956 reviews
#25
United States
65%
65%
1,324 reviews
#26
CDA
United Kingdom
64%
64%
3 reviews
#27
GE
United States
59%
59%
0 reviews
#28
Zanker
57%
57%
0 reviews
#29
Gaggenau
56%
56%
0 reviews
#30
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 $1,821, 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 6 Samsung fridge freezers currently on the market in the United States. 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 $83 (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
$702
$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
$1,821
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $9,499
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
1,613
4 stars
484
3 stars
82
2 stars
33
1 star
108
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 90% of user reviews for Samsung fridge freezers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 93% and 92% 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 good capacity. Their fridge freezers have also won a total of 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 Grundig
Trusted Reviews logo
93%
4 reviews
87%
6 reviews
93%
3 reviews
90%
1 review
Which? logo
100%
7 reviews
100%
4 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%
13 reviews
85%
7 reviews
90%
5 reviews
84%
4 reviews
78%
3 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Fridge Freezers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 10 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 Grundig
Which? logo
7
4
Trusted Reviews logo
2
2
2
1
reviewed.com logo
1
Total
10
2
4
2
1

How Reliable Are Samsung Fridge Freezers?

We checked over 33,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung fridge freezers. 110+ of these reviews that mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung fridge freezer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% 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
Well made
ao.com
Well built toaster great value
Argos.co.uk
The shelves are sturdy for its size
johnlewis.com
very careful not to damage anything
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

Poor Build Quality
currys.co.uk
Be careful with scratches
ao.com
Not very well made
Argos.co.uk
We have dealt with issues of water leaking from the water/ice dispenser
Bestbuy.com
I am long term concerned about their durability
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 RF24FSEDBSR ($2,099).

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 ($2,099).

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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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