Love it! (Wk3 update at the bottom)
My ten year old Westinghouse gave away last week and we were out for a replacement. Loved the family hub and obviously it came at a premium! Took a bit of convincing but my sweetheart knew that I had my eyes set on the family hub so supported me all the way. It took some research online but homed on to this as even the sales man reinforced that drawer type freezer was to stay away from. have had it for a couple of weeks. Works like a charm. Love the photo collage, timer, lists, whiteboard functions. Will post a more detailed review in a few mo...nths! Ok ....week 3 update Still loving it ;).....I seriously mean it! Was great to have such easy access to the favourite online recipes as I cooked (pm me for beef hokkien noodles recipe that will knock your socks off). Ample space for a family of 7! Configurable shelving Was easy to use and very handy. My other favourite app on the screen is YouTube.... love to put on music videos as I cook Here are some of the issues: Noticed the freezer had developed ice all over. I think oneOf us didnt close the door properly and also one of the cutoff tops of a packaging came between the door seal.... so either of those could have done it.... took the protruding packaging out and closed the door properly and the situation corrected itself-all Ice was gone in a few hours..... my concern is why did I not get an alert that something was not right either the freezer door! Surely this over smart fridge should have known and alerted me.Samsung engineers..... are you listening? YouTube is not an app on the fridge boohoohooo. Have to view it on the browser! That means video stops when I have to browse the recipes.... my playlist wont auto run.... please please please Samsung-Pitt IT on as an app. Itsa shame that I have a fridge with such a big screen and no YouTube app! Lastly the door handles attract fingerprints like crazy! Clean it 10 times a day and its To square one in minutes. Will do some web search on how to manage that more efficiently....,,
Excellent Fridge/Freezer. Easy slide outs shelfs. Keeps food fresh.
Excellent cooling and freezing. Can change bottom of fridge to freezer, fridge, wine chiller.
Fantastic touch screen with loads of functions to use and play with.
* Touch screen easy to use for Samsung Andriod uses.
* Set up food lists and expire times.
* Camera to see what's in fridge.
* Watch shows, play music.
* Bixby voice assist.
* Recepies at the touch of a button....
Purchased in January 2019 for $5,699.00.
Hardware is great, software is terrible!
No, I do not want to create a Samsung account. No, You do not need to know my most intimate details just so I can use your fridge.
Samsung have cut down the version of Android running on this fridge so it is a slave to the Samsung ecosystem. Hopefully you have a Samsung phone to go with your fridge, otherwise you'll find half the functionality doesn't work. You know, little things ... like Bluetooth doesn't work with an iPhone, so no playing music from your iPhone to the fridge. And even _after_ you load their custom apps to sync stuff; you'...ll find out the whole thing is incompatible with 5GHz wireless networks (again, not because of hardware, but because Samsung say so) and you'll need to force your iPhone onto a legacy 2GHz wireless network so you can connect to the fridge. Think you can install an app from the google app store? Think again. It's ONLY what Samsung pre-install. Think it'll sync the calendar directly with google or office365, or you'll be able to install apple music? Nope. If I'd known the software was so useless I would've got one of the fridges with a glass door, and bought a brand new iPad (or LG Tablet) with the savings. Until Samsung get their act together and release a software update that puts a full version of Android on the screen, I'd rate this product a solid 1 star.
- Verified purchase
Fridge with WOW Factor!!
Great Fridge. Gives that WOW factor to my kitchen.
The screen is nice but unfortunately you cannot download apps like you would on a phone or tablet. Hopefully Samsung will release new apps soon.
I did have the water leakage issue from the water dispenser..however I fixed it by reducing the inlet water pressure from the tap. I find the crushed ice function a little messy...splashes everywhere.
It maintains reliable temperature in all compartments. I love all aspects fridge is easy to open and close it is great as I have full freezer and cold water any time I want. It is also nicely presented and great positioning of all compartments and it fit quite a lot in
Worth every dollar!
Bought this fridge about 7 months ago and we pretty much don't leave the kitchen since. My daughter loves watching youtube on the screen and browsing the internet is convenient especially when you need to show someone something. The only down side is the ice dispenser is quite loud but I'm being picky here.
- Verified purchase
We brought this fridge 12 months ago,
we have had the ice maker replaced twice, and we have had Samsung come out around 5 times trying to repair the ice maker.
If you look online there are a lot of complaints about the ice maker, it leaks, it frosts up we have had parts break.
It is disappointing that you pay a lot of money for a premium fridge but the build quality is poor.
The family hub works ok, but it is a novelty as the operating system is Samsung's own and not android
I find that the ice maker keeps freezing up for the ice cube feature, I have since defrosted the fridge, and turned off the feature, it does not freeze up, keep temp in the fridge perfect. I always thought this to a problem of the fridge, not the ice maker, the ice maker causing the fridge to not work. If you have no temp problems, efrost the fridge and then turn the ice maker off completely, I can always buy ice cubes, now the fridge works perfect.
Bought this fridge about a month ago, was worried it would not fit through the front door but luckily it did. (normal size front door) Love being able to see in the fridge without opening it. Can use it to play spotify or youtube as the speakers are really good. one on each of the top doors. Bottom right can be used as either another freezer, wine chiller, used for fish or perfect temp for ice cream.
A funky fridge
A very stylish & modern looking fridge. Love the display which is like a big iPad. There's so many options available & im not on top of all the features. Love the temperature control options. The camera inside the fridge to view the stuff that u got in the fridge instead of having to open the fridge is cool feature but u could only see what's on the shelves in top compartment. So far I love this fridge, but I think it's too early to give 5 stars :)
ProductReview.com.au has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence our content moderation policies in any way, though ProductReview.com.au may earn commissions for products/services purchased via affiliate links.