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TP-Link Archer AX6000
Samsung Connect Home (ET-WV520B)
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TP-Link Archer AX6000 vs Samsung Connect Home (2017)

Analysis:

The TP-Link Archer AX6000 makes for a great purchase at the $300 budget. The Samsung Connect Home (ET-WV520B), however, is a bad choice for most people and isn't worth its asking price.

The TP-Link Archer AX6000 has done great in a couple of roundups conducted by highly trusted sources that perform objective in-depth testing, like Laptop Mag, Tom's Guide, and CNET - it earned the "Best Wi-Fi 6 router for most people" title from Laptop Mag, "The best value-priced Wi-Fi 6 router" from Tom's Guide, and "Best Wi-Fi 6 router" from CNET. Any product that's held in high regard by such reliable sources should be considered by anyone that's looking for a Wi-Fi Router at this price point.

Moving on to the Samsung Connect Home (ET-WV520B): it was unable to reach the very top of any roundups from sources that conduct reliable and unbiased testing. Nonetheless, it still managed to impress reviewers from a number of such sites, like Techradar, PCmag, mbreviews.com, CNET, and Tom's Guide, enough for them to include them on those lists.

As for a direct TP-Link Archer AX6000 vs. Samsung Connect Home (ET-WV520B) comparison of their review performance, we examined sources that tested and rated both products, like PCmag. It turns out that all such sources consider the Samsung Connect Home (ET-WV520B) to be the superior product.

We also looked at the available data to find which sources liked each of them best and learned that the TP-Link Archer AX6000 most impressed reviewers at Gadget Review - they gave it a score of 9.1, whereas the Samsung Connect Home (ET-WV520B) got rated best by Techradar - 9.

Lastly, we compared their review averages and found that the TP-Link Archer AX6000 did much better than the majority of its competitors, with an average review score of 8.3 out of 10, compared to the 7.4 overall average of Wi-Fi Routers in general, whereas the Samsung Connect Home (ET-WV520B) hasn't managed to perform quite as well, with an average rating of 7.4.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
CNET
Tom's Guide
Laptop Mag
PCmag
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
mbreviews.com
Windows Central
Android Authority
Expert Reviews
Techradar
Tech. Specs Comparison
TP-Link Archer AX6000
$249
Samsung Connect Home (ET-WV520B)
$260
Mesh Router
No
Yes
Supported Frequency Ranges
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz
Wi-Fi standard
Wi-Fi 6
Wi-Fi 5
Higher than average expert review score
Has average expert review score
7.4
Overall Avg. for Wi-Fi Routers
7.4
Avg. Review Score
Score
Highly recommended by trusted experts
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The best Wi-Fi router of 2021” 
Last updated: 24 days ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best connectivity
in “The best Wi-Fi 6 routers of 2021” 
Last updated: 11 days ago
Windows Central
Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best Wi-Fi Routers 2021” 
Last updated: 11 Dec 2020
Top Ten Reviews
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “Best wireless routers 2021” 
Last updated: 8 Apr 2021
CNET
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Runner Up
in “The best gaming routers for 2021” 
Last updated: 18 days ago
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
The best value-priced Wi-Fi 6 router
in “Best Wi-Fi routers for 2021” 
Last updated: 12 days ago
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Wi-Fi 6 Routers for 2021” 
Last updated: 24 days ago
Wirecutter (NYTimes)
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Wi-Fi Router” 
Last updated: 15 Jan 2021
Recommended by trusted experts
Tom's Guide
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “20 Best Galaxy S8 Accessories” 
Last updated: 19 Dec 2017

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