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 since from Samsung Galaxy S3 if I remember correctly. There’s always a comparison between these two manufactures chipset and 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.
Firstly syntectic benchmark test with AnTuTu benchmark
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra that powered by Exynos is 10% slower 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 highest is only at 42-degree.
When a SoC (System-on-chip) suffer in high temperature, it not only throttle down its speeds, it would cut the lifespan of the chipset.
Poorer performance on CPU and GPU
As refer to above, the Exynos chipset seems not very good in cooling management. With the throttle down speeds on CPU and GPU, do expect a poorer performance, especially on the graphic. There’s an almost 23% speed performance drops on the GPU.
The speed throttling would get more obvious after prolong CPU usage like gaming.
Different ISP Even with Same Camera Sensor
It seem that the Qualcomm’s ISP is performing better even on the camera UI. The differences may not be along but it still noticeable. This could be patched up with software update.
In the video, it shown that the Exynos has quite a bad battery management. Side by side test where both of the devices runs same apps and same setup.
The battery life on the Exynos were only able to give some where around 7 hours where the Snapdragon get 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 may 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 maybe one of the flagship smartphone in 2020 but not the Galaxy S20 with Exynos chipset in it. There are more new flagship coming in Malaysia that powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 where they would give you more options to choose.