When it comes to shopping for a new refrigerator for your home, LG and Samsung are two brands that stand out against the competition for stylish design and brilliant innovation. Below, we take a look at several refrigerators from each brand, highlighting and comparing their convenient features to help you decide which one is right for your home.
A large conglomerate company, first formed in 1947, LG currently operates as three separate divisions. This Korean company is among the first to export home appliances to the United States and has manufactured appliances for GE in the past. LG's appliances are consistently given top ratings from leading consumer publications.
Originally formed as a trading company in 1938, Samsung is now the largest conglomerate Chaebol in Korea. After a couple decades of producing a variety of products from textiles to securities, Samsung settled on making electronics during the 1960's. The home appliance sector is the smallest of the company's seven divisions, but their integration of smart technology and sleek design have advanced their reputation in the industry.
Continuing the innovation that LG's Studio line is known for, this model delivers both performance and efficiency. Consider the cutting edge InstaView™ Window this LG refrigerator is equipped with. Without opening your refrigerator's door, you can simply knock twice and the InstaView™ window becomes transparent to display what's inside.
SmartDiagnosis™ is a great feature to ensure that your refrigerator stays healthy for a long time. Remote diagnostics gives you both peace of mind and will simplify the service process. If your refrigerator is broken or simply if the door is left ajar you will receive a notification on your connected smart device.
- Tall Ice & Water Dispenser®
- Wi-Fi Eclipse Display
- 3-Tier Organization Freezer
- ENERGY STAR® Qualified
- Smart Cooling® Plus System
Features on this model are both smart and innovative. The LUMIShelf™ undershelf lighting system ensures that no food item will be overlooked in a dark corner of your refrigerator. Even when your fridge is full the light up shelves illuminate every inch of shelf space.
Making this refrigerator a truly smart appliance is the Wi-Fi Eclipse Display that transforms the InstaView™ window into an interactive touchscreen. The Eclipse Display provides several high-tech features. You can browse recipes and generate a grocery list based on the recipe's ingredients. Potential problems that arise can be diagnosed through the Eclipse Display. In addition to being able to stream media through the screen, you can also conveniently set reminders for food expiration dates and leave notes for other household members.
• Door-in-Door® System
• Auto Open Door™
• 30.6 cu. ft. Capacity with Flexible Storage Options
• Slim SpacePlus® Ice System
• Custom Chill™ Pantry
• ENERGY STAR® Qualified
• Measured Fill Ice and Water Dispenser
This model features the largest capacity in its class. The three-door design is outfitted with the innovative Door-in-Door® feature. Door-in-Door® gives you convenient access to snacks and drinks without having to open the main compartment of your refrigerator, preserving cool air and saving energy.
If any potential problems arise, you won't have to spend precious time on hold with customer support. LG's SmartDiagnosis™ app diagnoses problems from your refrigerator right to your smart phone.
• Linear Compressor
• Slim SpacePlus® Ice System
• SpillProtector™ Glass Shelves
• Glide N' Serve® Drawer
• LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation
• ENERGY STAR® Rated
This stylish French door comes in a series of colors including black stainless (pictured). As a counter depth unit, it still offers 18 cu. ft. of functional space. Samsung suggests that with this kind of capacity you can easily store up to 18 bags of groceries inside.
For storing food that needs to be brought to temperature quickly there is the built-in Power Freeze and Power Cool options. With the simple push of a button, you can rapidly drop the temperature in each respective compartment. No need to worry about putting still-warm food away with this feature.
- Twin Cooling
- Filtered Icemaker
- LED Lighting
- Tempered Glass Shelving
- Surround Air Flow
Packing a variety of industry-leading features into a sleek, spacious unit, this four-door flex refrigerator allows you to store items of all shapes and sizes. The FlexZone™ bottom-right door can conveniently be used as a fridge or a freezer. For further customization, FlexZone™ has four different temperature settings including chill and soft freeze in addition to standard refrigerator and freezer settings.
This unit is equipped with an efficient triple cooling system providing precisely controlled temperature and humidity throughout your refrigerator. In an industry first, three evaporators work to keep your food fresh for longer.
- 23 Cu. Ft. Large Capacity
- High-Efficiency LED Lighting
- Water and Ice Dispenser
- ENERGY STAR® Rated
The stylish full-depth design of this four-door model allows for more workspace in your kitchen. With its ultra-high capacity, this refrigerator offers a host of space-saving features. The Fmily Hub™ helps you manage your home and your life - all controlled from a 21.5" touchscreen. Sync calendars for all family activities and events, remotely share photos, notes and memos stream music, mirror your Samsung TV or Samsung phone directly on your Family Hub™ screen and simplify your life through the SmartThings app by controlling smart devices and appliances: set lights, adjust the thermostat or monitor your baby's room.
This fridge is also equipped to fit any shaped item with its Slide-in/Flip-up Shelf. The three-way shelf is designed to meet all of your storage needs and can accommodate tall items as well. What appears to be a standard shelf has the ability to slide-in or flip-up to create more space.
- Built-In Cameras
- FlexZone™ Drawer
- Power Cool and Power Freeze
- External Ice/Water Dispenser
- ENERGY STAR® Qualified
LG vs. Samsung Refrigerators - Which one is best for you?
comes to an intelligent fridge, both LG and Samsung deliver on smart technology. Samsung's Family Hub™ offers entertainment, list making, and built-in cameras that have the ability to display the contents of your fridge directly to your smart phone. The option of downloading additional apps to Family Hub™ sets it apart from the LG Touchscreen.
Overall features of the LG designs stand out. The Door-in-Door® System and the InstaView™ Window make these refrigerators feel like something from the future and the sleek design makes a stylish impact on your kitchen. When it comes to the usefulness, Samsung's features might not seem as high-tech but they are especially functional. With some Samsung units equipped with SodaStream® in the beverage dispenser, the ability to have fresh sparkling water available on demand is convenient for many homes. Additionally, their FlexZone™ technology is a practical use of configuring versatile space options.
If you are the type of person that likes to be ahead of the curve with the latest in innovative technology, LG shows promise in the advancement of integrating smart features with top-rated performance. For those more concerned with functionality, Samsung provides the features that are going to be most useful on a day-to-day basis. Both of these appliance brands have a lot to offer and deciding between the two will come down to your household's individual needs.