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LG vs. Samsung Refrigerator Comparison Review

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.

About LG

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.

About Samsung

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.

LG Signature Series LUPXS3186N

Continuing the innovation that LG's Signature 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.

Auto Open Door™ is a unique LG feature that allows you to step into a light projected on your floor to automatically open the door. If you are approaching your refrigerator with arms full of groceries you won't have to worry about finding a free hand to open the door with.

Additional Highlights:

  • Ice and Water Dispenser with Measured Fill
  • Custom Chill™ Pantry
  • Wi-Fi Eclipse Display
  • 30.6 cu. ft. Capacity
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified
  • LUMIShelf™ Undershelf Lighting

LG Signature Series LUPXC2386N

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.

Additional Highlights:

•  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

LG Studio LSFXC2476S

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.

Additional Highlights:

• Linear Compressor
• Slim SpacePlus® Ice System
• SpillProtector™ Glass Shelves
• Glide N' Serve® Drawer
• LoDecibel™ Quiet Operation


This stylish French door built-in refrigerator blends with your existing cabinetry. 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.

Additional Highlights:

  • Twin Cooling
  • Filtered Icemaker
  • LED Lighting
  • Tempered Glass Shelving
  • Surround Air Flow

Samsung RF23J9011SR

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.

Additional Highlights:

  • 23 Cu. Ft. Large Capacity
  • High-Efficiency LED Lighting
  • Water and Ice Dispenser
  • ENERGY STAR® Rated


The stylish counter-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. Central to the design of this unit is the FlexZone™ Drawer. This drawer features four different temperature zones, allowing flexibility for deciding how to use the drawer.

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.

Additional Highlights:

  • Twin Cooling System
  • High Efficiency LED Lighting
  • Power Cool and Power Freeze
  • External Ice/Water Dispenser
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified

LG vs. Samsung Refrigerators - Which one is best for you?

When it 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 Eclipse 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.