Whirlpool vs Samsung Refrigerators

BEST SIDE BY SIDE FRIDGE

Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ

BEST FRENCH DOOR FRIDGE

Samsung RF28R7201SR

My verdict 

If size and capacity are important for you, a French Door model provides more space and flexibility in its compartments, with door bins and adjustable shelves. The clear winner in this category is the Samsung RF28R7201S model with its increased capacity and compact design, its flexible temperature settings and Wi-Fi connectivity solutions.

For a more affordable option and sleek design, the Side by Side models offer increased storage capacity and practical features to accommodate every need. For this category, the Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ takes the lead, with its clean and simple look, functionality and affordability.

Whirlpool and Samsung are two of the leading and most reliable appliance companies in the world. Both brands are a good choice when it comes to large kitchen appliances such as refrigerators.

We’ve selected the best-selling refrigerators from Whirlpool and Samsung in the french door and side by side categories to take the guesswork out of your decision. 

Selected models:

Full Comparisons

Side by Side: Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ vs Samsung RS25J500DSR

Whirlpool-WRS325SDHZ
Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ
Samsung RS25J500DSR
Samsung RS25J500DSR

Storage

The Whirlpool model offers 25 cu. ft. of storage and has a lot of flexibility on the door with the can caddy and adjustable gallon door bins. The Samsung model offers 24.5 cu. ft. of storage and also has three freezer door bins for extra space. 

Winner: Samsung

Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ
Samsung RS25J500DSR

Features

The Whirlpool model offers LED lighting for natural light, an adaptive defrost system and external water and ice dispenser. Samsung also has an external water and ice dispenser as well as six temperature sensors, a door alarm and tempered glass spill-proof shelves.

Winner: Whirlpool

Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ
Samsung RS25J500DSR

Design

The Whirlpool has a sleek modern design with a fingerprint-resistant stainless steel finish and hidden door hinges, while the Samsung features contour doors with a smooth finish for functionality and aesthetic. 

Winner: Whirlpool

Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ
Samsung RS25J500DSR

Reliability

The main issue customers seem to have with the Whirlpool is its loud noise, while users of the Samsung report that it breaks down frequently and needs repairs. 

Winner: Whirlpool

Value

Samsung is more affordable than the Whirlpool but the Whirlpool offers more features and functionality for its value. 

Winner: Whirlpool

For a more detailed analysis of each model read my reviews of Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ and Frigidaire FFSS2615TS

French Door: Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ vs Samsung RF28R7201SR

Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ
Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ
Samsung RF28R7201SR
Samsung RF28R7201SR

Storage

Both the Whirlpool (25 cu. ft. of storage) and the Samsung (28 cu. ft. of storage) offer an external middle drawer for extra space, but Samsung offers four different temperature settings and an adjustable divider. The Whirlpool has a two-tier design system in the freezer section. 

Winner: Samsung

Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ
Samsung RF28R7201SR

Features

Both models are energy-efficient and have external water and ice dispensers. The Whirlpool has separate adjustable temperature controls, while Samsung offers Wi-Fi connectivity and remote operation. 

Winner: Samsung

Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ
Samsung RF28R7201SR

Design

Both offer a fingerprint-resistant stainless steel finish. Samsung has a compact sleek design while the Whirlpool has tap touch controls that are easy to clean. 

Winner: Whirlpool

Whirlpool WRX735SDHZ
Samsung RF28R7201SR

Reliability

There are not as many negative comments about the Whirlpool, mostly complaining about the noise and the ice maker, whereas the complaints about Samsung are more numerous.

Winner: Whirlpool

Value

Both French Door models are premium options but the Samsung model offers the most features and functionality for its value. 

Winner: Samsung

About the companies

Whirlpool

Whirlpool has been innovating in the home appliance sector for over 100 years. The company is viewed as reliable and its appliances as high-quality and durable. They focus on simplicity and innovative design to make their customers’ lives easier, they provide good customer service. 

Whirlpool offers a wide range of refrigerators in many categories to suit every need. They focus on organization, providing ample space and features that are designed to make their customers’ lives easier. 

Samsung

Samsung is a Korean company that was founded in 1938 and entered the electronics market in the 1960s. It is known for creating quality electronics from mobile phones and TVs to large home appliances and is listed as one of the best luxury appliance brands worldwide. Samsung is also one of the top-selling brands in the United States.  

Samsung offers superior design and a slew of features in its refrigerator lines, that seamlessly combine technology and practicality. There are smart features such as Wi-Fi connectivity and flexible storage options that provide a state-of-the-art appliance experience. 

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