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Samsung RT63PBVB Fridge Freezer

356L 131L 772mm 1,801mm Dec 2012
A+
Fridge Net Capacity Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Release Date £961.14 Electricity cost over 10 years
Samsung has good reviews for its fridges
Quite large total net capacity
Fairly large freezer net capacity

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Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Fridges

We checked 124 owner and expert reviews (including 55 verified purchases) for Samsung fridges and found that on average Samsung has good ratings. We also found that Samsung has good ratings specifically for its large fridge net capacity fridges. 85% of those that bought a Samsung fridge would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when this fridge was released.


Energy

Running Costs Are Very High

Whilst this large fridge net capacity fridge freezer is rated A+ for energy efficiency, the RT63PBVB is in the most expensive 18% of all 398 fridges of a comparable spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the RT63PBVB will cost £962 over 24 years to run.


Freezer

Fairly Large Freezer Net Capacity

With a freezer net capacity of 131 liters, the RT63PBVB has one of the larger freezer net capacitioes amongst comparable spec fridges of this age. Fridges of a comparable type and age to this fridge have freezer net capacitioes of between 16L and 260L.

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Very Short Storage Time During Power Failure

Across all the fridges of a comparable spec and age to this fridge freezer the storage time during power failures range from 4h to 44h. With a storage time during power failure of only 12 hours, the RT63PBVB has one of the shorter storage time during power failures amongst fridge freezers of this age.

If this Samsung fridge freezer storage time during power failure is too short for you then you might want to look at the C2FE636C (£370) (13h), or the A2FE-735C (£589) (13h) both from Haier.

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Has a Fast Freeze Function

The RT63PBVB has a fast freeze function, as do most of the other large fridge net capacity fridges that have been around for around the same time as this fridge.

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Only One Shelf/basket

Most fridges of a similar spec and age to this fridge have between one and four shelves/baskets (freezer), including the RT63PBVB which has one shelf/basket.

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Performance

Quite Large Total Net Capacity

The average total net capacity of fridges of a similar type and age to this fridge is 390L. With a total net capacity of 487 liters, the RT63PBVB has one of the larger total net capacities amongst comparable spec fridge freezers of this age.

Fridges with a larger total net capacity that might be worth considering include the KDN64VL20N (£633) (492L), or the KGE58BI40 (496L) both from Bosch.

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Average Noise Level

At 42 decibels, the Samsung RT63PBVB has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec fridges that are a similar age to this fridge.

Fridge freezers with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Liebherr CBNb 3913-20 Comfort (42dB).

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Has a Water Dispenser

The RT63PBVB has a water dispenser, which is unusual. Most of the other fridges of a similar age and spec to this fridge do not have a water dispenser.

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Has an Icemaker

The RT63PBVB has an icemaker, as do most of the other large fridge net capacity fridges that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Large Total Gross Capacity

With a total gross capacity of 503 liters, the RT63PBVB has one of the larger total gross capacities amongst large fridge net capacity fridges of this age. Across all the similar spec fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago the total gross capacities range from 250L to 18,000L.

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Only T (Tropical) Climate Class

This fridge freezer has a SN (Subnormal) - T (Tropical) climate class, which is the most commonly found climate class on large fridge net capacity fridges that were launched more than two years ago.

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Design

Does Not Have a Child Lock

The RT63PBVB does not have a child lock. Most of the other fridges that came out more than two years ago also do not have a child lock.

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Other Features

Has a Multi-Airflow System

The RT63PBVB has a multi-airflow system, as do most of the other fridge freezers of this spec and age.

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Has a Thermostat

The RT63PBVB has a thermostat. Most of the other large fridge net capacity fridges that have been around for more than two years also have a thermostat.

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Has a No Frost System

The RT63PBVB has a No Frost system, as do most of the other fridge freezers of this age and type.

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Fresh Zone

Has a Fresh Zone Compartment

The RT63PBVB has a fresh zone compartment, as do most of the other large fridge net capacity fridges that came out around the same time as this fridge freezer.

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Ergonomics

Has a Door Open Alarm

The RT63PBVB has a door open alarm. Most of the other fridges of this age and type also have a door open alarm.

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Fridge

356 Liters Fridge Net Capacity

This is a 356 liters net fridge capacity fridge.

If this fridge freezer fridge net capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Miele KFN 12943 SD (£1,595) (358L), the AEG S96090XVM1 (£899.99) (359L), or the Samsung RS7677FHCSL (£849.99) (359L).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers rt63pbvb1xes
Barcodes 08806071617572

Samsung RT63PBVB Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung RT63PBVB review we compared this fridge freezer to 2,701 other models. For each fridge freezer that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 372,298 product attributes, 1,717 fridge freezer reviews and 1,704,900 historical fridge freezer prices from 108 fridge freezer retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this fridge freezer compared to the other models as well as any areas where this fridge freezer is lacking.

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