LG vs Samsung Refrigerators – Which one to buy?

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I have published tons of articles in Refrigerator Category as I completely understand the fact that users are more overwhelmed by choices.

Samsung & LG being the giants in electronics & home appliances brands, it’s quite obvious that it becomes slightly difficult to make a decision.

And, at the same time, I’ve been getting a lot of comparison requests from my users. Thereby, I decided to review LG vs Samsung Refrigerators in India 2023 thoroughly.

Further, in this article, I’m going to briefly describe the brands, the features they use, pricing, quality, technology differences etc. Since there will be a lot, I’d request you to grab a cup of coffee: )

This is the most comprehensive review of both the brands that you’ll find on the web. With that said, I’ll also share which brand is perfect for you and what parameters determine that fact.

Let’s get started. 🙂

LG vs Samsung – Overview!

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So, basically, I’ve used both the brands, not only in refrigerators but some other appliances as well.

I am that sort of person who loves to invest more in the appliances that we expect to stay with us for our convenience and a longer period.

What’s important is, this machine has to be reliable and work without any sort of service interruption.

Now coming back to the point. In my opinion, LG & Samsung are more similar in almost all aspects. Be it, their post-sales service, their features, the technologies, the warranties, the support, efficiency and many more.

But yes, there’s still something which makes them a bit different. Both the brands have proper technical support in the form of all Tiers 1, 2 & 3 in almost all the cities.

In other words, if you are looking in aspects like performance, innovative features and electricity efficiency, then LG would be the ideal choice. However, if you are looking aesthetically, including the other factors, then Samsung would be a perfect fit.

In conclusion, it won’t be the wrong decision by selecting a product manufactured by either of the brands. 

As a potential buyer & for a product to be considered as a good purchase, it has to stand tall on the below-mentioned parameters. 

Now, I’m going to share the most important information that you need to keep in mind before you make a final call. Let’s dive right in!

  • Energy (Star Rating) – Has to be at least three stars or above
  • Compressor Type – Inverter is more efficient
  • Capacity – Depending on the family size
  • Should have inbuilt stabilizer to safeguard it from voltage fluctuations
  • The Aesthetic value & build quality should be impressive & robust
  • What else is in it for me?
  • Brand Reliability [ Current Discussion between LG & Samsung ]

Let’s now proceed to some further facts which are going to help: )

How’s The Journey Been For Both The Brands In India?

(i) Samsung

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Samsung is one of the leading brands in electronics and typically known for their top-notch quality products. Completed approximately 25 successful years in the Indian market.

From a one-room two employees startup to India’s most loved & trusted brands; they have rocked the race, which is truly inspirational.

Their journey which had started in Indian in 1995 has now established itself as a truly national brand winning millions of hearts.

They currently have two massive factories along with a design centre in India; approximately 45000 people are currently associated with them.

Samsung is currently the leader in several home appliances categories that include Refrigerators, AC’s, Microwave Ovens, Washing Machines & many more.

They have an Indian R&D team and have the largest number of engineers in South West Asia. Additionally, they have successfully set up a new benchmark of innovations in technologies.

Samsung was successful enough to retain it’s number 1 position in the Indian market in terms of smartphones. They are still working to the best of their ability to maintain the exact reputation in the home appliance category as well.

However, there still are brands which are giving it a tough competition, let’s now discuss LG.

(ii) LG

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“Patience Certainly Pays it Off” This was the time when LG, a South Korean manufacturer of electronics, entered the Indian market.

They were a barely known brand at that time, but their seriousness and their sign of intent to mainly focus on customer experience led them to the biggest selling brand in India with more than 1000 service centres across the Globe.

LG established their first factory in Pune in 1998, and then, later on, they added one more factory in Greater Noida (Delhi NCR)

The only category that I feel isn’t up to the mark for LG is Smart Phones. I believe this is where their domestic rival Samsung has snatched their market completely.

They still are one of the best & leading brands with more than 40000 employees associated with them.

LG is the most powerful brand network in India currently as they acquire almost or more than 40% in the refrigerator market. 

With that said & based on my personal experience, I’d say that they have the best post-sale service at the moment. You’ll find their products high quality and certainly a value of your money.

Let’s now discuss some of the questions that’ll help you, even more, to make a final call:-

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Which brand is more reliable?

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This certainly is the toughest question to answer; however, based on my opinion, I’d say both the brands have high-quality products.

Some of them are most reliable in the market since they are well known and have earned user’s trust; this gives them the reason to value their quality & reputation over & above profit.

Because of the robust build quality & brand reliability, both model’s are easier to fix and wouldn’t cost a lot. But I feel LG is slightly more reliable whereas Samsung wins the race aesthetically.

How energy efficient are both brands?

Well, energy efficiency is determined by the star category & ratings. Beaurue of Energy Efficiency [BEE], rates a product based on power efficiency.

The more number of star ratings you get, the better it will perform in terms of consuming electricity.

That said, both brands help you save a considerable amount of energy in almost all of their products.

In terms of facts and figures, Samsung has more number of BEE certified products as compared to LG, which moves them a bit front in the race.

Samsung or LG – The more stylish?

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Just like we discussed, both the brands manufacturers stylish products with a lot of convenient features.

But LG is more in innovations and technologies, whereas Samsung takes the lead in design and appearance.

Including convenient features, the product has to look attractive to give a touch to the interiors in the kitchen.

With that said, I’d suggest you to also look at the color & handle designs at the time of purchase. Make sure it matches the other interiors in the house to enhance the overall experience.

Types & Configuration of Both The Brands?

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In the refrigerator category, you’ll see multiple varieties and configurations. However, the main ones are:-

  • Counter-Depth 
  • Top-Freezer 
  • French-Door 
  • Bottom-Freezer 
  • Mini-Fridge 
  • Side By Side
  • Double Door
  • Single Door

These technologies are still not entirely considered in India; the majority of the people go with either a double door or single door.

There are different technologies like direct cool and frost-free. So, make sure you go with the frost-free instead of direct cool because you won’t have to defrost to get rid of ice formation manually.

Now, let’s discuss some of the useful technologies used by both the brands:-

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Technologies Used In Samsung Fridges

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Note: All of these technologies are not used in all the refrigerators provided by Samsung.

(i) Cool Pack

This is one of the best technologies used by Samsung. It is super helpful in cases of power outages. 

It keeps your food, fruits & vegetables fresh for at least 8 hours if the fridge is turned off.

(ii) Shelves of Toughened Glass 

The glass shelve technology used by them in most of their products is toughened glass. It can withstand the heavyweight with ease.

You can place heavy water bottles, utensils, and kadhai in the fridge with peace of mind.

(iii) Ice Max

In summers, we need ice most of the time, and during gatherings and occasions, the demand increases even more.

Considering the fact, Samsung provides two separate Ice Max cabins making it convenient for you to freeze more water in ice.

(iv) LED Lighting Display

Some of the models have a great digital display panel. It’s extremely easy to view and provide you with all the necessary info.

(v) Power Cool Technology

At times, we need to cool water bottles faster. That’s where this feature is super helpful.

It can chill up to 31% faster than the normal cooling process.

(vi) Digital Inverter Compressor Technology

Some of the fridges have inbuilt inverter technology that balances the interior and exterior temperature. It keeps food fresh for a longer period.

(vii) Stabilizer Free Operation

In conventional products, the refrigerator can withstand voltage fluctuations within 150-290V. However, some of their models can make it within 110-300V.

Additional safety is always preferred; you can also choose the best voltage stabilizer for your refrigerator, making the unit entirely safe.

Let’s now discuss LG.

Technologies Used In LG Fridge

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Note: All of these technologies are not used in all the refrigerators provided by LG.

(i) Inverter Linear Compressor Technology

Some of the latest refrigerators by LG are coming with smart inverter linear compressor technology.

You’ll get access to adjust the cooling efficiency depending on the food or any other items placed.

This process helps in saving up to 32% of electricity.

Additionally, the noise level gets reduced by up to 25% as compared to the regular compressor.

(ii) Moist Balance Crisper

Crisper is the most important part of the fridge, you’d find it right at the bottom where you place the vegetables & fruits.

In the latest range of LG models, you can see the lattice-type crisper. It evaporates moisture and condenses extra humidity.

In conclusion, the fruits & vegetables stay fresh for a longer time.

(iii) LG Dual Fridge [ Convertible Technology ]

This is an advanced technology that is helpful for users. You can easily convert your freezer into a normal fridge.

I’ll explain how

So, you just have to press a button, and you are all set. In case you don’t want to use a freezer, it can turn into a fridge with an increased refrigeration capacity of around 1.4 times.

(iv) Eco Friendly

The refrigerator models are entirely environmentally friendly and don’t release harmful gases that affect the environment.

They very well know how to keep the environment safe and at the same time, save the ozone layer.

(v) Efficient LED Lighting

The latest models from LG have excellent LED lighting; you can see them placed under the shelf.

The lights are durable and reliable as compared to the older model bulbs. It also saves more than 70% of the electricity. 

(vi) Ice Beam Door Technology

You’ll see some vents on the door as well, what it does is, it provides and maintains a decent amount of temperature.

It distributes the cool air equally in every corner of the fridge, ensuring uniform cooling.

So, these were some of the great technologies used by both the brands, let’s now proceed to the conclusion, I’ll share my recommendation as well.

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Verdict – LG vs Samsung Refrigerators

So far, we have covered all the facts regarding both the brands and their features. I believe now you are all set to make the right decision for your house.

In my conclusion, I’d say LG is slightly better than Samsung in terms of refrigeration, power efficiency, convenient features and most importantly, the post-sales service.

With Samsung, you can definitely get products with impressive appearance and design. That said, Samsung is also considered to be one of the best in the aspects mentioned above.

Either way, you’ll certainly make the best choice even if you select any of them.

I hope that this guide regarding LG vs Samsung Refrigerators in India Comparison was super helpful for you.

Now, I’d love to hear back from you, feel free to type in any suggestions in the comment section below.

A happy customer is what matters!

Shubham Sachdeva is a customer service & escalation head with almost 7 years of experience in corporate before starting Your Kitchen Arena. Being a gadget freak he has always loved to learn the inner working of various machines and consumer electronics. He regularly tests various audio, home appliances, and daily use products, to provide the best advice to readers. He is a wizard that can make your shopping easy, saving you time and stress of figuring out what to buy.

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