The Family Hub fridge is one of Samsung's "Four-Door Flex" refrigerators. The build divides the fridge into four quadrants, with a French-door-style fridge up top, and a pair of freezer compartments down below. The freezer compartment on the right is the "FlexZone" -- you can switch it between various freezer and fridge modes.
You can tap the "View Inside" button on the touchscreen to see the latest photos. Up top, you'll find icons you can drag and drop over top of your groceries to keep track of expiration dates. You can check the camera feed on your phone while you're out at the store, too.
There's a lot more you can do with that touchscreen. StickiBoard is an app that syncs calendar data from sources like Google and Outlook, then merges everyone's schedule into a shared family fridge calendar.
Four-door models like this one typically offer a little less fridge space than their French door counterparts, and the Family Hub fridge is no different. Still, we were able to to fit all of our test groceries and all six of our large-sized stress-test items inside.
You can move a few of the shelves in the fridge to help make space for tall items. The upper shelf next to the ice maker flips up and out of the way for tall items below, while this shelf slides in for the same purpose.
The fridge performed fine at the coldest setting of 34 degrees F, as well. Temperatures in the fridge didn't actually come down all that much, though -- I suspect it's because I dialed that FlexZone up into its fridge settings for this test.
Here's the graph of those FlexZone fridge settings. There are three of them in addition to the two freezer settings. I started at the coldest fridge setting (Meat & Produce), then bumped the setting up once every 24 hours. Temperatures were accurate and steady, and always stabilized within 10 hours of switching, which is a very good result.
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Samsung's Family Hub Refrigerator has a starting retail price of $5,600 (you'll pay $200 more for black stainless steel, and another $200 for a counter-depth build). For what it's worth, it's currently discounted to $4,300 at major retailers. That's obviously still an awful lot to spend on a fridge -- for more on whether or not it's worth it, read our full review.
(The Family Hub fridge isn't available outside of the US yet, but the starting price comes out to about £4,200, or roughly AU$7,500. Similar-looking four-door Samsung models without the touchscreen or cameras retail at outlets like Currys, John Lewis, and Appliance City in the UK for about £2,800 and at Harvey Norman's in Australia for around AU$5,500.)