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Should You Buy a Samsung TV?

Matthew
Updated 04 March 2021
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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 smartphones.

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 150,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,000 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 $180 for the UN32H5203 which has a display diagonal of 31.5", a thickness of 93.98mm and is a full hd TV and go up to $2,799 for the UN65LS03 which has a display diagonal of 65", a thickness of 42.5mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new Samsung TV is $829.

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. 2 best TV brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 2nd best TV brand out there.

#1
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
104,637 reviews
#2
South Korea
95%
95%
241,357 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
5,037 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
4,629 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
85%
85%
2 reviews
#6
Japan
76%
76%
1,965 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
73%
73%
1,114 reviews
#8
71%
71%
3,297 reviews
#9
Element
70%
70%
39 reviews
#10
PROSCAN
69%
69%
6 reviews
#11
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#12
Netherlands
66%
66%
11,861 reviews
#13
China
65%
65%
4,403 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,733 reviews
#15
TCL
64%
64%
1,328 reviews
#16
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#17
Sylvania
63%
63%
8 reviews
#18
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
8 reviews
#19
Neovo
Taiwan
57%
57%
0 reviews
#20
NEC
Japan
52%
52%
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 50 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 QLED technology, samsung smartthings and Adaptive Sound 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.

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
$818
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $10,499
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$829
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,999
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
2,405
4 stars
2,391
3 stars
299
2 stars
28
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
179,500
4 stars
40,944
3 stars
6,707
2 stars
3,174
1 star
5,419
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 94% of user reviews for Samsung TVs are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 93% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Samsung TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, carefully designed and had been designed with environmental issues in mind. Their TVs have also won 900+ 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 Samsung LG Philips Sony Toshiba
CNET.com logo
77%
206 reviews
77%
169 reviews
77%
32 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
43 reviews
81%
179 reviews
80%
93 reviews
75%
37 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
156 reviews
81%
98 reviews
83%
31 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
129 reviews
79%
72 reviews
80%
31 reviews
83%
13 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
96%
94 reviews
81%
70 reviews
82%
33 reviews
87%
9 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
96 reviews
67%
68 reviews
78%
18 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
122 reviews
80%
37 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
8 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
88%
54 reviews
90%
59 reviews
89%
36 reviews
91%
15 reviews
83%
11 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
84 reviews
63%
59 reviews
75%
11 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
38 reviews
87%
68 reviews
83%
38 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
reviewed.com logo
76%
85 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
56 reviews
81%
54 reviews
65%
20 reviews
74%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
65 reviews
82%
33 reviews
88%
20 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
57 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
21 reviews
81%
6 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
38 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
54 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
52 reviews
73%
43 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
40 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
19 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
59 reviews
76%
24 reviews
50%
2 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
1 review
erenumerique.fr logo
81%
37 reviews
83%
28 reviews
79%
10 reviews
81%
11 reviews
73%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
75%
1,327 reviews
76%
1,070 reviews
76%
359 reviews
78%
312 reviews
68%
99 reviews
Average
82%
2,927 reviews
79%
2,328 reviews
75%
769 reviews
80%
538 reviews
71%
283 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 898 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 received by 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
119
27
17
7
7
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
92
28
10
14
4
Techradar logo
60
50
22
2
12
Trusted Reviews logo
81
23
16
5
11
Lydogbilde.no logo
29
52
36
14
3
reviewed.com logo
61
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
13
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
23
18
9
2
2
audiovision.de logo
15
21
9
4
areadvd.de logo
14
16
10
7
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
23
19
2
4
01net.com logo
12
21
5
2
6
homecinemachoice.com logo
22
8
11
4
CNET.com logo
20
21
3
prohardver.hu logo
8
18
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
10
3
3
EISA.eu logo
13
10
5
1
hardware.info logo
17
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
6
4
Which? logo
8
12
4
Other Expert Sites
207
184
54
54
4
Total
898
591
215
139
63

How Reliable Are Samsung TVs?

We checked over 150,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung TVs. over 2,300 of these reviews mention reliability of which 88% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

88% 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
Not just for having HD built in
gadgetspeak.com
fairly sturdy
4k.com
well put together
wired.com
With all those streaming services built in
whathifi.com

NOT RELIABLE

The TV was broke when it was received
Bestbuy.com
First TV that arrived had a broken screen
amazon.co.uk
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
the apps are not robust
Bhphotovideo.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 Adaptive Sound.

Samsung QLED Technology

Samsung TVs that feature QLED technology include the Samsung UE65LS03 (The Frame) ($0), the Samsung QN55Q6FN ($1,250) and the Samsung UN65LS03 ($0).

Samsung Smartthings

Samsung TVs that feature samsung smartthings include the Samsung UE65RU7300 ($1,198), the Samsung Series 8 UE50TU8000 ($658) and the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($698).

Samsung Adaptive Sound

Samsung TVs that feature Adaptive Sound include the Samsung Series 8 UE75TU8000 ($1,298).

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 ($1,198) and the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($698).

What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung TV?

Samsung Series 8 UE50TU8000

$657.99
Datavision Computer Video
Samsung Series 8 UE50TU8000
Buy Now
Samsung Series 8 UE50TU8000
50"
59.9mm
THICK
2,100Hz
REFRESH RATE
$104
OVER 5 YEARS
A

At only $657.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Samsung Series 8 UE50TU8000 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
One-touch mirroring
Features voice control
Game mode
Supports Wi-Fi
Supports screen mirroring

A very economical to run and excellently reviewed 4K 50" TV, with a cheap price and a very good spec. It supports Wi-Fi and screen mirroring, features voice control and has a game mode. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has superb picture quality and sound quality, and good features.

96
Reviews
1,721 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
85
Running Costs
$100 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Samsung Series 8 UE50TU8000 has exceptional user reviews with 92% of buyers recommending this TV to others.

The Samsung Series 8 UE50TU8000 is 1,116.8mm wide, 644.2mm tall, 59.9mm thick and weighs 11.4kg.

Samsung Series 8 UE50TU8000 front view
Samsung Series 8 UE50TU8000 top view

The cheapest price that we could find for the Series 8 UE50TU8000 in the US is $657.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then why not upgrade to the Samsung UE55TU8000 (55.1") for $40.00 more or the Samsung UE65TU8000 (65") for $140.00 more.

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