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Should You Buy a Samsung TV?

Matthew
Updated 05 February 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, 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 8,100 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 $128 for the UN32J4000 which has a display diagonal of 32", a thickness of 69mm and is an hd TV and go up to $7,474 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 $1,022.

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%
67,030 reviews
#2
South Korea
95%
95%
154,692 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
6,627 reviews
#4
Supersonic
United States
86%
86%
3 reviews
#5
Japan
85%
85%
3,539 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
2,139 reviews
#7
Curtis
Canada
75%
75%
1,114 reviews
#8
74%
74%
3,295 reviews
#9
Netherlands
72%
72%
7,193 reviews
#10
China
71%
71%
2,342 reviews
#11
Element
69%
69%
39 reviews
#12
Avtex
United Kingdom
69%
69%
179 reviews
#13
Japan
69%
69%
5,926 reviews
#14
China
69%
69%
243 reviews
#15
TCL
68%
68%
1,057 reviews
#16
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#17
Sylvania
67%
67%
8 reviews
#18
Acer
Taiwan
65%
65%
94 reviews
#19
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,738 reviews
#20
Japan
64%
64%
648 reviews
#21
PROSCAN
64%
64%
0 reviews
#22
RCA
63%
63%
115 reviews
#23
Japan
63%
63%
591 reviews
#24
Naxa
63%
63%
1 review
#25
Viewsonic
Taiwan
62%
62%
7 reviews
#26
Coby
57%
57%
5 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 90 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
$863
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $14,999
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$1,022
$0 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $10,099
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
2,430
4 stars
2,312
3 stars
298
2 stars
21
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
111,823
4 stars
25,455
3 stars
4,255
2 stars
1,975
1 star
3,563
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 90% and 92% respectively across all TV brands.

Purchasers of Samsung TVs frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, had an environmentally responsible design and was nicely designed. Their TVs have also won 960+ 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%
222 reviews
77%
170 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
53 reviews
81%
182 reviews
80%
96 reviews
75%
36 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
84%
165 reviews
81%
99 reviews
82%
35 reviews
86%
12 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
135 reviews
79%
73 reviews
79%
31 reviews
83%
12 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
95%
99 reviews
81%
73 reviews
83%
33 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
73%
107 reviews
67%
70 reviews
76%
20 reviews
89%
14 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
130 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Digital Versus logo
75%
95 reviews
63%
60 reviews
72%
13 reviews
76%
5 reviews
60%
5 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
57 reviews
90%
57 reviews
89%
38 reviews
92%
14 reviews
83%
11 reviews
hifitest.de logo
88%
42 reviews
87%
67 reviews
83%
41 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
tweakers.net logo
81%
65 reviews
82%
56 reviews
64%
22 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
76%
93 reviews
70%
44 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%
66 reviews
83%
34 reviews
87%
22 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
39 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
56 reviews
78%
40 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
53 reviews
72%
44 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
39 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
4k.com logo
82%
64 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
76%
1,445 reviews
76%
1,075 reviews
75%
368 reviews
78%
306 reviews
68%
101 reviews
Average
82%
3,163 reviews
79%
2,352 reviews
76%
802 reviews
80%
517 reviews
71%
284 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 966 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
125
28
17
6
7
Techradar logo
66
51
26
2
12
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
Lydogbilde.no logo
34
52
39
13
3
Trusted Reviews logo
83
23
14
4
11
reviewed.com logo
66
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
14
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
25
17
9
2
2
areadvd.de logo
17
16
10
6
1
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
25
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
18
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
18
9
3
3
hardware.info logo
19
11
1
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
EISA.eu logo
13
10
3
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
7
8
2
6
Other Expert Sites
232
185
45
49
5
Total
966
588
210
131
64

How Reliable Are Samsung TVs?

We checked over 160,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung TVs. over 2,100 of these reviews 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
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
the apps are not robust
Bhphotovideo.com
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 7 UE55RU7300 ($478), the Samsung Series 7 UE65NU7100 ($470) and the Samsung UE65RU7300 ($748).

Samsung Smart Hub

Samsung TVs that are Samsung Smart Hub include the Samsung QN55Q7FN ($990), the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($478) and the Samsung Series 7 UE65NU7100 ($470).

Samsung Universal Guide

Samsung TVs that feature Universal Guide include the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($478), the Samsung UE65RU7300 ($748) and the Samsung Series 8 UE55RU8000 ($0).

Samsung Smartthings

Samsung TVs that feature samsung smartthings include the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($478), the Samsung UE65RU7300 ($748) and the Samsung Series 8 UE55RU8000 ($0).

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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

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