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Should You Buy a Samsung TV?

Matthew
Updated 22 August 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, smartphones and washing machines.

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 240,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,600 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $217 for the HG32NC690 which has a display diagonal of 32", a thickness of 64.9mm and is a full hd TV and go up to $14,995 for the QN88Q9F which has a display diagonal of 88", a thickness of 30.48mm and is a 4K TV. The average price of a new Samsung TV is $1,246.

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. 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%
152,703 reviews
#2
South Korea
93%
93%
307,644 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
4,569 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
6,619 reviews
#5
Supersonic
United States
82%
82%
2 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
1,966 reviews
#7
Japan
76%
76%
9,044 reviews
#8
Curtis
Canada
71%
71%
254 reviews
#9
China
69%
69%
5,578 reviews
#10
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#11
68%
68%
3,346 reviews
#12
Viewsonic
Taiwan
66%
66%
9 reviews
#13
PROSCAN
66%
66%
66 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,734 reviews
#15
TCL
64%
64%
1,866 reviews
#16
China
64%
64%
2 reviews
#17
RCA
63%
63%
155 reviews
#18
Neovo
Taiwan
58%
58%
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 40 Samsung TVs currently on the market in the US. At an average purchase price of $1,246, Samsung TVs also tend to be more expensive than most other TV brands.

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

Samsung have better reviews than the typical TV brand, with the average rating of a Samsung TV being 92%. Samsung have a number of great features including QLED technology which sets them apart from the competition.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Samsung TV is $34 (based on a person typically using a TV for 5 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other TV brands.

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
$1,246
$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
2,726
4 stars
2,765
3 stars
360
2 stars
34
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
228,063
4 stars
49,773
3 stars
8,731
2 stars
4,318
1 star
7,669
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its TVs than most other brands.

Over 93% 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 over 1,000 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%
249 reviews
77%
157 reviews
75%
30 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
87%
34 reviews
82%
210 reviews
80%
109 reviews
76%
38 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
185 reviews
82%
114 reviews
83%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
69%
24 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
84%
149 reviews
80%
83 reviews
82%
42 reviews
84%
11 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
116 reviews
81%
79 reviews
84%
41 reviews
87%
9 reviews
66%
16 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
71%
109 reviews
68%
76 reviews
78%
22 reviews
89%
13 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
81%
133 reviews
81%
40 reviews
78%
23 reviews
86%
5 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
101 reviews
62%
59 reviews
75%
11 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
5 reviews
Chip.de logo
88%
59 reviews
90%
62 reviews
89%
36 reviews
91%
12 reviews
83%
11 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
38 reviews
86%
81 reviews
83%
38 reviews
86%
10 reviews
90%
6 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
66 reviews
83%
65 reviews
68%
23 reviews
67%
6 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
72 reviews
81%
43 reviews
88%
24 reviews
87%
3 reviews
74%
7 reviews
reviewed.com logo
76%
90 reviews
72%
45 reviews
39%
1 review
62%
8 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
68 reviews
72%
45 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
86 reviews
87%
36 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
computerbild.de logo
79%
51 reviews
81%
43 reviews
81%
26 reviews
80%
4 reviews
73%
3 reviews
PC Mag logo
71%
60 reviews
77%
45 reviews
70%
7 reviews
61%
9 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
85%
51 reviews
84%
34 reviews
91%
20 reviews
88%
6 reviews
85%
4 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
78%
57 reviews
78%
40 reviews
81%
10 reviews
83%
6 reviews
70%
1 review
4k.com logo
83%
68 reviews
83%
38 reviews
79%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
78%
1,618 reviews
77%
1,273 reviews
75%
467 reviews
79%
309 reviews
69%
106 reviews
Average
81%
3,460 reviews
79%
2,668 reviews
78%
932 reviews
82%
503 reviews
71%
283 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1,091 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
128
30
17
5
7
Techradar logo
78
55
22
3
12
Trusted Reviews logo
94
34
26
4
11
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
107
32
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
17
52
41
15
3
reviewed.com logo
59
24
2
whathifi.com logo
47
12
11
3
homecinemachoice.com logo
33
14
16
5
Expert Reviews logo
39
13
10
2
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
19
13
3
2
audiovision.de logo
12
30
12
3
Digitaltrends.com logo
35
16
2
4
prohardver.hu logo
11
33
6
4
areadvd.de logo
18
18
10
6
1
CNET.com logo
31
19
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
13
19
10
8
01net.com logo
13
19
5
2
6
hardware.info logo
22
16
1
1
soundandvision.com logo
20
12
3
3
EISA.eu logo
11
16
9
1
Other Expert Sites
278
211
96
53
4
Total
1,091
694
315
138
62

How Reliable Are Samsung TVs?

We checked over 240,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung TVs. over 2,600 of these reviews mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung TV owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

83% 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

There's a Freeview HD tuner built in
stuff.tv
Samsung TVs of all prices are usually very reliable
Techradar
engineering – easily Samsung's best TV to date
Digitaltrends.com
Not just for having HD built in
gadgetspeak.com
well put together
wired.com
the KU6300 is one robust
4k.com
a decent level of build quality
avforums.com
Samsung is as reliable as it comes in the LED TV market
toptenreviews.com
With all those streaming services built in
whathifi.com

NOT RELIABLE

That's been pretty much destroyed by the big-box stores who stack TVs in rows
gadgetreview.com
wasn't robust
amazon.co.uk
Not sure about the engineering there
Bhphotovideo.com
Walmart customer service immediately arranged to have the broken 1 picked up
Walmart.com
Poor Build Quality
johnlewis.com
is fragile if given too much pressure
Bestbuy.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 QLED Technology

Samsung TVs that feature QLED technology include the Samsung QN55Q6FN ($1,250) and the Samsung QN88Q9F ($14,995).

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