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Should You Buy a Samsung TV?

Updated 01 November 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Samsung TV?

Samsung is one of the most popular TV brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors, washing machines and digital cameras.

If you are wondering how Samsung TVs compare to other brands, our guide below collates all the key info in a single place. We've compared over 8,000 TVs by objectively and impartially analysing over 160,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,200 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $119 for the UN24H4000 which has a display diagonal of 24", a thickness of 48mm and is an hd ready TV and go up to $7,469 for the UN78JS9100 which has a display diagonal of 78", a thickness of 137.16mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new Samsung TV is $1,116.

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

Is Samsung the Best TV Brand?

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

Samsung is ranked the No. 1 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the actually best TV brand out there.

#1
South Korea
95%
95%
154,438 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
66,090 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
6,627 reviews
#4
Japan
85%
85%
3,879 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
84%
84%
3 reviews
#6
Japan
79%
79%
2,131 reviews
#7
76%
76%
3,295 reviews
#8
Curtis
Canada
76%
76%
1,114 reviews
#9
Netherlands
75%
75%
6,933 reviews
#10
China
71%
71%
2,340 reviews
#11
TCL
70%
70%
1,057 reviews
#12
Element
69%
69%
39 reviews
#13
Avtex
United Kingdom
68%
68%
179 reviews
#14
China
68%
68%
243 reviews
#15
Sylvania
68%
68%
8 reviews
#16
SunBriteTV
67%
67%
40 reviews
#17
Naxa
67%
67%
1 review
#18
RCA
67%
67%
115 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
591 reviews
#20
United Kingdom
67%
67%
1,090 reviews
#21
Japan
64%
64%
5,221 reviews
#22
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,673 reviews
#23
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#24
PROSCAN
60%
60%
0 reviews

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

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All TV Brands
Samsung TVs

There's a wide selection of Samsung TVs available compared to other TV brands, with over 100 Samsung TVs currently on the market in the US. Samsung also have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Samsung TV being 92%.

The average review score for a Samsung TV is 92%.

Samsung have a number of great features including Samsung TV Plus, Samsung Smart Hub and Universal Guide which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Samsung TV is $32 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.

However Samsung TVs tend to be more expensive than most other TV brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$848
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $8,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$1,116
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $13,999
Price Distribution of Samsung TVs

What Do the Samsung TV Reviews Say?

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

Samsung logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
2,434
4 stars
2,296
3 stars
291
2 stars
21
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
111,637
4 stars
25,264
3 stars
4,216
2 stars
1,959
1 star
3,617
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other TV brands.

Over 94% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Samsung TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 90% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Samsung TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, thoughtfully designed and had an environmentally responsible design. Their TVs have also won 960+ awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Samsung TVs by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other TV brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
CNET.com logo
77%
224 reviews
77%
167 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
86%
50 reviews
81%
182 reviews
80%
96 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
167 reviews
81%
100 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
137 reviews
79%
72 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
98 reviews
81%
73 reviews
84%
31 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
110 reviews
68%
69 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
133 reviews
80%
37 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
98 reviews
63%
59 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
58 reviews
90%
57 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
41 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
tweakers.net logo
81%
61 reviews
82%
56 reviews
63%
21 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
89 reviews
71%
45 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
63 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
23 reviews
81%
5 reviews
73%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
89%
65 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
38 reviews
88%
7 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
58 reviews
78%
40 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
55 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
42 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
21 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
erenumerique.fr logo
82%
41 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
12 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
61 reviews
77%
25 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,453 reviews
76%
1,080 reviews
76%
363 reviews
78%
303 reviews
68%
100 reviews
Average
82%
3,177 reviews
79%
2,346 reviews
74%
796 reviews
80%
521 reviews
71%
284 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 968 industry awards for Samsung TVs. This means that Samsung has more awards for its TVs than any other brand. The table below compares the number of awards given to Samsung to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Samsung has more awards for its TVs than any other brand.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
avforums.com logo
128
27
17
6
7
Techradar logo
66
52
26
2
12
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
27
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
34
52
39
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
84
23
14
4
11
reviewed.com logo
63
24
2
Expert Reviews logo
36
14
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
16
9
2
2
audiovision.de logo
17
21
9
4
areadvd.de logo
16
16
10
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
24
18
2
4
CNET.com logo
25
20
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
24
9
10
4
01net.com logo
13
20
5
2
6
prohardver.hu logo
7
19
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
17
9
3
3
hardware.info logo
19
10
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
6
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
3
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
7
8
2
6
Other Expert Sites
236
185
44
49
5
Total
968
586
209
131
64

How Reliable Are Samsung TVs?

We checked over 160,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung TVs. over 2,200 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 89% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

89% of reviewers think Samsung TVs are reliable.

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

RELIABLE

Samsung TVs of all prices are usually very reliable
Techradar
engineering – easily Samsung's best TV to date
Digitaltrends.com
Samsung is as reliable as it comes in the LED TV market
toptenreviews.com
The UE55H6200 is another impressive TV from the reliable Samsung stable
avforums.com
Samsung's mid-range TVs are usually pretty reliable
Trusted Reviews
The impossibly slim HDTV is an engineering marvel
hdtvtest.co.uk
Not just for having HD built in
gadgetspeak.com
With all those streaming services built in
whathifi.com
reliable level of picture performance
4k.com
well put together
wired.com

NOT RELIABLE

The TV was broke when it was received
Bestbuy.com
First TV that arrived had a broken screen
amazon.co.uk
4 Stars as it lacks the extra German built quality our Loewe TV has for a price which is perhaps more than the Loewe
Amazon
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com

Features to Look Out For On Samsung TVs

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Samsung TVs that set them apart from the competition. These include Samsung TV Plus, Samsung Smart Hub and Universal Guide.

Samsung TV Plus

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Samsung has launched a new TV App called "TV Plus" on its latest generation of Smart TVs. This App brings together TV channels and pay per view movies into an easy to use interface. A wide selection of movies are available including many in Ultra HD (4K) resolution.

Samsung TV Plus makes it easy to watch the latest films with just a couple of clicks. The built in recommendation engine learns your preferences and finds new content that you might be interested in.

Samsung TVs that feature Samsung TV Plus include the Samsung Series 8 UE55RU8000 ($698), the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($548) and the Samsung Series 7 UE50RU7100 ($398).

Samsung Smart Hub

Samsung TVs that are Samsung Smart Hub include the Samsung QN55Q7FN ($963), the Samsung Series 8 UE55RU8000 ($698) and the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($548).

Samsung Universal Guide

Samsung TVs that feature Universal Guide include the Samsung Series 8 UE55RU8000 ($698), the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($548) and the Samsung Series 7 UE50RU7100 ($398).

Samsung Smartthings

Samsung TVs that feature samsung smartthings include the Samsung Series 8 UE55RU8000 ($698), the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($548) and the Samsung UE65RU7300 ($748).

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung TV?

Samsung Series 7 UE65RU7100

$697.99
BuyDig
Samsung Series 7 UE65RU7100
Buy Now
Samsung Series 7 UE65RU7100
65"
59.1mm
THICK
1,400Hz
REFRESH RATE
$376
OVER 5 YEARS
A+

A great mid range choice, priced at $697.99 is the Samsung Series 7 UE65RU7100, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
One-touch mirroring
Universal Guide
Samsung Smart Hub
Clean Cable Solution
UHD Engine
Samsung TV Plus
True 4k colour clarity
Uhd processor
Large display diagonal (65")

The most economical 4K TV on the market, with a good price. It has a game mode and a smartphone remote app, features voice control and supports Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that it has very good picture quality and sound quality, and good features.

96
Reviews
177 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Running Costs
$380 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Samsung Series 7 UE65RU7100 has marvellous user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this television to others.

Smart TV Samsung 43" 4K 43RU7100 - Análise | REVIEW EM 1 MINUTO - ZOOM
Smart TV Samsung 43" 4K 43RU7100 - Análise | REVIEW EM 1 MINUTO - ZOOM
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Samsung 65inch 65RU7100 4k Unboxing
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Unboxing Smart Tv 4k 43RU7100 SAMSUNG, VALE A PENA?

The cheapest price that we could find for the Series 7 UE65RU7100 in the US is $697.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Samsung TV?
Is Samsung the Best TV Brand?
What Do the Samsung TV Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung TVs Received?
How Reliable Are Samsung TVs?
Features to Look Out For On Samsung TVs
Samsung TV Plus
Samsung Smart Hub
Samsung Universal Guide
Samsung Smartthings
What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung TV?

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