The Best Refrigerators For The Year 2018: Samsung Family Hubs

The Family Hub series of Samsung refrigerators feature 21.5-inch touchscreens with voice control capabilities. These models also feature FlexZone compartments that function as fridge or freezer space. Learn more about the features of the Samsung Family Hub 2018 lineup and determine which smart fridge is the best choice for your kitchen.

Product FAQs

1. What are Samsung Family Hubs?

2. What do Samsung Family Hubs do?

3. How do Samsung Family Hubs work?

4. Where can you buy a Samsung Family Hub refrigerator?

5. How much does a Family Hub refrigerator cost?

How We Reviewed

We based our reviews on features, prices and customer feedback. Four 2018 Family Hub models fill the top positions on our list, followed by two 2017 models with features that the current series does not have. We rank the models that provide the most space for the lowest price above smaller models.

Overall Price Range of Product

The manufacturer's sale prices for the 2018 Family Hub refrigerators range from $2,946 to $3,863. You may find these models for slightly less at a home appliance store.

Best Samsung Family Hub Refrigerators

4-Door French Door 28 cu. ft. With 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

4-Door French Door 28 cu. ft. With 21.5-Family Hub Touch Screen

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This 2018 model provides the convenience of a standard French door-style refrigerator with a FlexZone drawer. This compartment has four temperature settings ranging from chill all the way down to soft freeze and provides easy access for children.

PROS

  • Family Hub features with speech recognition
  • FlexZone drawer

CONS

  • Smudge-proof finishes may still show fingerprints

Pricing

This larger four-door French door model in stainless steel has an MSRP of $4,099 and retails for $2,946. This price is $106 lower than the 22-cubic foot version and $527 less than the 28-cubic foot Flex design in stainless steel. This model in black stainless steel has an MSRP of $4,299 and sells for $3,052. This is $107 less than the 22-cubic foot French door refrigerator in black stainless steel and $526 less than the 28-cubic foot Flex model in black stainless steel.

Where to Buy

Compare prices at major home appliance and department stores with the current price on the Samsung website.

Warranty

This 2018 four French door model comes with a1-year full parts and labor warranty in addition to a 5-year warranty on parts and labor for the sealed refrigeration system. This model also carries a 5-year warranty on labor and a 10-year warranty on parts for the digital inverter compressor.


4-Door French Door 22 cu. ft. With 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

4-Door French Door 22 cu. ft. With 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

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This counter-depth four-French door refrigerator is a compact, fully-featured solution. One door contains an ice and water dispenser and the other displays the 21.5-inch Family Hub touchscreen interface. A FlexZone drawer converts from a soft freezer to a fridge compartment.

PROS

  • FlexZone drawer
  • Makes up to 8.8 pounds of ice per day

CONS

  • Some users experience inconsistent syncing and temperature settings

Pricing

This four-door French door model with Family Hub technology in stainless steel has an MSRP of $4,299 and is available for $3,052 directly from the manufacturer. In black stainless steel, this model has a recommended price of $4,499 and currently sells for $3,157 on the Samsung website. This unit ranges from $426 to $526 less than the 22 cu. ft. 4-Door Flex model in stainless steel or black stainless steel.

Where to Buy

You may save an additional $150 by purchasing this model from a major home appliance store.

Warranty

Samsung provides a 1-year warranty on all parts and labor and a 5-year warranty on parts and labor involving the sealed refrigeration system in this unit. The digital inverter compressor is backed by a 5-year labor and 10-year parts warranty.


4-Door Flex 28 cu. ft. with 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

4-Door Flex 28 cu. ft. with 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

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This 28-cubic foot four-door model features a full-size FlexZone compartment. Use the bottom half of the fridge as a freezer or convert one half into additional fridge space. The fridge doors feature an ice and water dispenser and a Family Hub touchscreen.

PROS

  • Spacious FlexZone compartment
  • Family Hub features, including a built-in camera on the upper level

CONS

  • Ice maker may make soft ice

Pricing

The 28-cubic foot version of the 4-Door Flex model in a standard stainless steel finish has an MSRP of $4,399 and currently retails for $3,473 directly from Samsung. In black stainless, this model has a $4,599 MSRP and sells for $3,578.

Where to Buy

Purchasing this model from a home improvement store or big-box appliance store may result in a lower price than ordering directly from Samsung.

Warranty

Customers can rely on 1 year of full protection for repairs calling for parts and labor and a 5-year warranty for sealed refrigeration system parts and labor. The digital inverter compressor is protected by a 5-year warranty on labor and a 10-year warranty on parts.


4-Door Flex 22 cu. ft. With 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

4-Door Flex 22 cu. ft. With 21.5 Family Hub Touch Screen

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This four-door counter-depth 22-cubic foot Samsung refrigerator with a full-size FlexZone compartment comes in two fingerprint-resistant finishes.

PROS

  • Counter depth
  • FlexZone freezer or fridge compartment
  • Check Circle
    Ice and water dispenser

CONS

  • Small ice bin

Pricing

The price of the 4-Door Flex model with a Family Hub touch screen depends on the finish you choose. The stainless steel finish has an MSRP of $4,599 and is currently available directly from Samsung for $3,478. The price point for this model in a black stainless steel finish is slightly more expensive, with an MSRP of $4,799, and a sale price of $3,683.

Where to Buy

Compare prices for this model direct from the manufacturer and at major appliance stores.

Warranty

This model carries a 1-year warranty on all parts and labor, a 5-year warranty on sealed refrigeration system parts and labor, a 5-year warranty on labor on the digital inverter compressor, and a 10-year warranty on digital inverter compressor parts.


2017 3-Door French Door Refrigerator 24 cu. ft. With Family Hub

2017 3-Door French Door Refrigerator 24 cu. ft. With Family Hub

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The 2018 lineup does not include a 24-cubic foot model or classic three-French door design. Consider this discounted model if you appreciate these design features and do not want a FlexZone compartment or Bixby voice control support.

PROS

  • Three French doors including two refrigerator doors and one freezer compartment
  • Basic Family Hub features

CONS

  • No voice control
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    No FlexZone compartment

Pricing

The 2017 3-Door French Door Samsung Family Hub refrigerator in stainless steel has an MSRP of $3,299 and currently sells for $2,420. There is no price difference between the finishes on discounted late models. This model is $632 less than the smaller 22-cubic foot four-French door 2018 model in stainless steel and $737 less than the newer model in black stainless steel.

Where to Buy

You may save more than $100 by purchasing this late model from a home improvement or department store.

Warranty

Samsung helps you protect your investment with a 1-year full parts and labor warranty and a 5-year warranty on parts and labor involving the sealed refrigeration system.


2017 4-Door French Door Refrigerator 22 cu. ft. With Recessed Handles and Family Hub

2017 4-Door French Door Refrigerator 22 cu. ft. With Recessed Handles and Family Hub

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This compact 22-cubic foot smart fridge has a four-door design with recessed handles and a FlexZone drawer. An auto water fill pitcher allows users to dispense filtered and chilled water from a pitcher as well as the external ice and water dispenser.

PROS

  • Auto water fill pitcher
  • FlexZone drawer
  • Check Circle
    Recessed handles for sleek style

CONS

  • No voice control support
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    Some users report ice maker issues

Pricing

This 2017 4-Door French Door model in stainless steel or black stainless steel has a current price of $3,157, which is the same price as the 2018 four-French door model in black stainless steel.

Where to Buy

You may find prices lower than the manufacturer's sale price at Home Depot or other appliance stores.

Warranty

This model carries a 1-year warranty on all parts and labor as well as a 5-year warranty on sealed refrigeration system parts and labor.

Comparison Table

Product

Price

Average Rating

Family Hub Touch Screen

4-Door French Door 28 cu. ft. With 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

$2,946 stainless steel, $3,052 black stainless steel

4-Door French Door 22 cu. ft. With 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

4-Door French Door 22 cu. ft. With 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

$3,578 stainless, $3,863 black stainless

4-Door Flex 28 cu. ft. with 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

4-Door Flex 28 cu. ft. with 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

$3,052 stainless, $3,157 black stainless

4-Door Flex 22 cu. ft. With 21.5 Family Hub Touch Screen

4-Door Flex 22 cu. ft. With 21.5" Family Hub Touch Screen

$3,578 stainless, $3,863 black stainless

2017 3-Door French Door Refrigerator 24 cu. ft. With Family Hub

2017 3-Door French Door Refrigerator 24 cu. ft. With Family Hub

$2,420

2017 4-Door French Door Refrigerator 22 cu. ft. With Recessed Handles and Family Hub

2017 4-Door French Door Refrigerator 22 cu. ft. With Recessed Handles and Family Hub

$3,157

The Verdict

Our top-ranked Samsung smart fridge is the 4-Door French Door 28-cubic foot model with a FlexZone drawer and a 21.5-inch Family Hub touchscreen. Model RF28NHEDBSR sells for less than the 22-cubic foot version. If you want a larger FlexZone compartment, consider the 4-Door Flex 28-cubic foot unit. Model RF28M9580SG sells for less than the 22-cubic foot 4-Door Flex version. Upgrade your kitchen and get connected with Samsung Family Hub technology.

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