I stomped upon Mrwhosetheboss’s YouTube video pertaining to Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra comparison between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and Samsung’s own breed Exynos 990.
It’s very common for Samsung to supply two different chipsets for different countries as seen from Samsung Galaxy S3 if I remember correctly. There’s always a comparison between these two manufactures chipset and the differences weren’t that much until now on the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S20-series.
Arun Maini, UK’s based Tech YouTube content creator has shared with us a comparison performance video between these two chipsets that powered the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Firstly syntectic benchmark test with AnTuTu benchmark
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra that powered by Exynos is 10% lower compared to the Snapdragon. The things get worst when Mrwhosetheboss runs the benchmark test another three times in a row, the Exynos chip temperature was toasty at 66-degree where the Snapdragon’s peak temperature get as high as 42-degree only.
When an SoC (System-on-chip) suffer in high temperature, it not only throttles down its speeds, it would also cut the lifespan of the chipset.
Poorer performance on CPU and GPU
As referred to above, the Exynos chipset seems not very good in cooling management. With the throttle down speeds on CPU and GPU, we are expecting a poorer performance, especially on the graphic. There’s an almost 23% performance drops on the GPU.
The speed throttling would be more obvious after prolong CPU usage like gaming.
Different ISP Even with Same Camera Sensor
It seems that the Qualcomm’s ISP is performing better even on the camera UI. The differences may not be a lot but it still noticeable. This could be patched up with some software update.
In the video, it is shown that the Exynos has quite bad battery management. Side by side test where both of the devices runs the same apps and the same setup.
The battery life on the Exynos was only able to give somewhere around 7 hours where the Snapdragon gets 2 hours more.
These are few keys pillars to compare and to be honest, the Samsung Exynos 990 is a total disappointment. Unfortunately, Malaysia is only getting the Exynos variant and if you are getting the Snapdragon S20, there are have some services may not works, for example, Samsung Pay.
Probably this is something that you guys should take note on. The Samsung Galaxy S20-series is one of the flagship smartphones in 2020 but not the Galaxy S20 with Exynos chipset in it. There is more new flagship coming in Malaysia that powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 where they would give you more options to choose.