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Should You Buy a Samsung TV?

Matthew
Updated 03 January 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 microwaves.

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 170,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,100 awards from hundreds of different review sites.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of premium and award winning TVs. Their TVs start at $163 for the UN32J4000 which has a display diagonal of 32", a thickness of 69mm and is an hd 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 $783.

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%
239,487 reviews
#2
LG
South Korea
95%
95%
103,986 reviews
#3
United States
89%
89%
5,037 reviews
#4
Supersonic
United States
87%
87%
2 reviews
#5
Japan
86%
86%
4,632 reviews
#6
Japan
78%
78%
1,965 reviews
#7
74%
74%
3,291 reviews
#8
China
72%
72%
4,403 reviews
#9
Curtis
Canada
70%
70%
1,114 reviews
#10
PROSCAN
70%
70%
6 reviews
#11
Element
69%
69%
39 reviews
#12
SunBriteTV
68%
68%
40 reviews
#13
RCA
67%
67%
115 reviews
#14
JVC
Japan
64%
64%
1,733 reviews
#15
TCL
64%
64%
1,315 reviews
#16
Sylvania
62%
62%
8 reviews
#17
China
62%
62%
244 reviews
#18
Viewsonic
Taiwan
61%
61%
7 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.

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 $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600 $700 $800 $900 $3,599
Price Distribution of All TVs
No. Of TVs
Average Price
$783
$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
2,418
4 stars
2,386
3 stars
297
2 stars
29
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
175,534
4 stars
39,800
3 stars
6,470
2 stars
3,091
1 star
5,362
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, thoughtfully designed and had good environmental credentials. 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%
205 reviews
77%
168 reviews
77%
31 reviews
71%
22 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
85%
44 reviews
81%
179 reviews
80%
93 reviews
74%
37 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
83%
158 reviews
81%
98 reviews
83%
31 reviews
87%
13 reviews
68%
25 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
86%
127 reviews
79%
73 reviews
80%
31 reviews
83%
13 reviews
76%
28 reviews
whathifi.com logo
96%
94 reviews
81%
70 reviews
83%
32 reviews
85%
8 reviews
67%
15 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
72%
97 reviews
67%
68 reviews
78%
18 reviews
88%
15 reviews
54%
7 reviews
avforums.com logo
82%
120 reviews
80%
38 reviews
78%
22 reviews
83%
7 reviews
65%
13 reviews
Chip.de logo
89%
55 reviews
90%
58 reviews
89%
36 reviews
92%
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%
39 reviews
87%
68 reviews
83%
38 reviews
88%
12 reviews
90%
6 reviews
reviewed.com logo
76%
90 reviews
70%
44 reviews
39%
1 review
56%
2 reviews
62%
8 reviews
tweakers.net logo
80%
52 reviews
81%
54 reviews
65%
20 reviews
75%
7 reviews
70%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
90%
65 reviews
83%
34 reviews
88%
20 reviews
85%
4 reviews
74%
7 reviews
computerbild.de logo
80%
57 reviews
80%
40 reviews
79%
21 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
3 reviews
lcdtvbuyingguide.com logo
88%
73 reviews
88%
38 reviews
87%
6 reviews
85%
1 review
PC Mag logo
68%
55 reviews
79%
42 reviews
69%
8 reviews
61%
11 reviews
parentesis.com logo
75%
51 reviews
73%
43 reviews
64%
4 reviews
70%
9 reviews
65%
4 reviews
fwdmagazine.be logo
87%
39 reviews
87%
33 reviews
78%
19 reviews
85%
6 reviews
75%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
81%
58 reviews
76%
25 reviews
50%
2 reviews
83%
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%
1,324 reviews
76%
1,065 reviews
76%
359 reviews
78%
317 reviews
68%
99 reviews
Average
82%
2,924 reviews
79%
2,325 reviews
75%
768 reviews
80%
541 reviews
71%
283 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung TVs Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 907 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
117
28
17
6
7
hdtvtest.co.uk logo
95
28
10
13
4
Techradar logo
61
50
22
3
12
Trusted Reviews logo
80
23
16
4
11
Lydogbilde.no logo
29
52
36
13
3
reviewed.com logo
65
23
2
Expert Reviews logo
37
14
6
3
3
Pocket Lint logo
23
18
9
3
2
audiovision.de logo
16
21
9
4
areadvd.de logo
15
17
10
6
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
24
19
2
4
01net.com logo
12
21
5
3
6
homecinemachoice.com logo
23
8
11
4
CNET.com logo
20
21
3
prohardver.hu logo
8
17
5
3
1
soundandvision.com logo
17
10
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
19
7
4
hardware.info logo
17
10
2
EISA.eu logo
12
10
5
1
Which? logo
8
12
4
Other Expert Sites
209
184
54
56
4
Total
907
593
215
140
63

How Reliable Are Samsung TVs?

We checked over 170,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung TVs. over 2,900 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

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
With all those streaming services built in
whathifi.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 initial tv we received was broken
Bhphotovideo.com
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 QLED technology, samsung smartthings and Adaptive Sound.

Samsung QLED Technology

Samsung TVs that feature QLED technology include the Samsung UE55LS03 (The Frame) ($1,498), the Samsung Q7F QN55Q70TA ($880) and the Samsung QN55Q6FN ($1,250).

Samsung Smartthings

Samsung TVs that feature samsung smartthings include the Samsung Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($660), the Samsung Series 7 UE55TU7000 ($579) and the Samsung Series 7 UE43TU7000 ($415).

Samsung Adaptive Sound

Samsung TVs that feature Adaptive Sound include the Samsung Series 7 UE55TU7000 ($579), the Samsung Series 7 UE43TU7000 ($415) and the Samsung Series 8 UE75TU8000 ($1,198).

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 Series 7 UE55RU7300 ($660), the Samsung Series 7 UE65RU7100 ($630) and the Samsung UE65RU7300 ($795).

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