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Should You Buy a Samsung TV?

Matthew
Updated 28 September 2020
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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, digital cameras and headphones.

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 8,300 TVs by objectively and impartially analysing over 30,000 user and expert reviews and 290+ awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $95 for the UE43KU6500 which has a display diagonal of 43", a thickness of 93mm and is a 4K TV and go up to $2,400 for the UN82NU8000 which has a display diagonal of 81.5", a thickness of 60.96mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new Samsung TV is $741.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range 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%
65,565 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
94%
94%
35,210 reviews
#3
United States
87%
87%
5,491 reviews
#4
Japan
86%
86%
1,956 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
86%
86%
2 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
2,115 reviews
#7
75%
75%
2,392 reviews
#8
Curtis
Canada
70%
70%
18 reviews
#9
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#10
Japan
64%
64%
562 reviews
#11
China
64%
64%
2,042 reviews
#12
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,727 reviews
#13
RCA
62%
62%
11 reviews
#14
China
62%
62%
52 reviews
#15
TCL
61%
61%
101 reviews
#16
PROSCAN
58%
58%
0 reviews
#17
Viewsonic
Taiwan
53%
53%
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 60 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 91%.

The average review score for a Samsung TV is 91%.

Samsung have a number of great features including QLED technology, samsung smartthings and Samsung TV Plus which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Samsung TV is $33 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.

Samsung TVs tend to be cheaper than most other TV brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of TVs
Average Price
$818
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $5,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$741
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $16,499
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
923
4 stars
805
3 stars
92
2 stars
18
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
47,749
4 stars
10,595
3 stars
1,838
2 stars
938
1 star
1,660
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 94% of expert reviews and 93% of user reviews for Samsung TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Samsung TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, carefully designed and had nice technical features. Their TVs have also won 70+ awards.

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 LG Samsung Philips Panasonic Sony
CNET.com logo
75%
53 reviews
80%
9 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
78%
27 reviews
86%
4 reviews
79%
17 reviews
83%
1 review
67%
3 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
22 reviews
86%
10 reviews
85%
6 reviews
95%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
79%
16 reviews
98%
9 reviews
80%
7 reviews
83%
7 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
18 reviews
81%
11 reviews
83%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
81%
14 reviews
64%
10 reviews
80%
6 reviews
67%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
15 reviews
83%
7 reviews
84%
8 reviews
95%
2 reviews
hifitest.de logo
92%
15 reviews
80%
4 reviews
82%
9 reviews
100%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
4k.com logo
84%
14 reviews
84%
9 reviews
86%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
74%
8 reviews
85%
11 reviews
50%
1 review
60%
1 review
72%
3 reviews
ichip.ru logo
88%
5 reviews
83%
7 reviews
85%
8 reviews
94%
2 reviews
PC Mag logo
78%
18 reviews
65%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Which? logo
100%
11 reviews
100%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
100%
3 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
78%
9 reviews
83%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
84%
11 reviews
85%
4 reviews
93%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
pcworld.pl logo
58%
11 reviews
80%
2 reviews
87%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
80%
5 reviews
100%
5 reviews
90%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
74%
7 reviews
64%
5 reviews
67%
3 reviews
avforums.com logo
80%
2 reviews
88%
5 reviews
82%
6 reviews
90%
2 reviews
homecinemamagazine.nl logo
88%
4 reviews
88%
6 reviews
83%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
281 reviews
75%
131 reviews
76%
65 reviews
70%
28 reviews
79%
29 reviews
Average
81%
566 reviews
83%
260 reviews
82%
155 reviews
84%
60 reviews
83%
51 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 72 industry awards for Samsung TVs. The table below compares the number of awards received by Samsung to other popular TV brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Samsung has won 72 awards for its TVs.

Compare all award winning TVs

Number of Awards LG Samsung Philips Panasonic Sony
Which? logo
11
6
1
3
Lydogbilde.no logo
8
3
6
1
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
5
6
4
2
avforums.com logo
2
5
4
2
Expert Reviews logo
6
2
3
1
audiovision.de logo
4
2
6
Trusted Reviews logo
2
6
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
4
2
3
1
reviewed.com logo
4
4
benchmark.pl logo
2
5
1
Techradar logo
1
4
2
1
soundandvision.com logo
4
1
2
EISA.eu logo
2
4
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
1
flatpanelshd.com logo
5
1
areadvd.de logo
2
2
2
Digitaltrends.com logo
3
1
2
homecinemachoice.com logo
1
3
1
1
PC Mag logo
5
komputerswiat.pl logo
1
4
Other Expert Sites
37
12
10
3
4
Total
113
72
45
13
14

How Reliable Are Samsung TVs?

We checked over 30,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung TVs. over 160 of these reviews mention reliability of which 87% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

87% 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

engineering – easily Samsung's best TV to date
Digitaltrends.com
fairly sturdy
4k.com
seems extremely sturdy
currys.co.uk
Sound from the built in speakers is more than adeqaute
amazon.co.uk
excellent quality with good sturdy feet
Argos.co.uk
The TV has DLNA built in too
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

The TV was broke when it was received
Bestbuy.com
not built to last
amazon.co.uk
samsung have never been good for in built sound imo
Amazon
Mediocre Build Quality
currys.co.uk
My only gripe is that if you haven't put together the pieces in a special way sometimes
Tesco.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 QLED technology, samsung smartthings and Samsung TV Plus.

Samsung QLED Technology

Samsung TVs that feature QLED technology include the Samsung UN43LS003 (The Frame) ($925), the Samsung QN55Q6FN ($1,250) and the Samsung Q7F QN55Q70TA ($848).

Samsung Smartthings

Samsung TVs that feature samsung smartthings include the Samsung Series 7 UE43TU7000 ($410), the Samsung UE65RU7300 ($698) and the Samsung Series 7 UE55TU7000 ($670).

Samsung TV Plus

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 UE65RU7300 ($698), the Samsung Series 7 UE65RU7100 ($698) and the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($0).

Samsung Adaptive Sound

Samsung TVs that feature Adaptive Sound include the Samsung Series 7 UE43TU7000 ($410), the Samsung Series 7 UE55TU7000 ($670) and the Samsung Series 7 UE50TU7000 ($470).

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