Few people know that Samsung's Exynos processor is worse than the Snapdragon processor in the same device. But Samsung persistently continues to release smartphones with different versions of chips, which leads to user dissatisfaction in some regions of the world. Of course, it's not nice when your expensive smartphone works worse than the same one bought in another country. Especially if they also cost the same. In the case of the Samsung Galaxy Not e 20, the situation has become completely outrageous due to the fact that not just different processors of the same generation are installed in it, but in fact even processors of different generations. Now there is an interesting comparison of the performance of these devices, after which I just want to cover my face with my palm and say “Mdaaaa …”
A new smartphone is always good, but someone will have it 'newer'.
Why Samsung puts different processors in one smartphone
The passionate desire to install different processors in the same generation of flagship smartphones is easy to explain. The company is a serious chip manufacturer. Even if they are not up to the competition, using their best practices and collecting information to bring them to mind will make chips even better. Ideally, it will even help the company become the new leader in the global chip industry, removing Qualcomm from the throne with its Snapdragon.
Other than that, there is simply a matter of financial gain. Both companies spend billions of dollars on development, but when you make chips for yourself, you only need to recoup the development and manufacturing costs. When you buy them from competitors, you still need to provide him with a profit, because he will not give the products at cost. Therefore, their chips with plus or minus the equal cost of the cost of their creation will always be more profitable.
Even these seemingly three identical smartphones can be very different in terms of speed.
Snapdragon 865 Plus vs Exynos 990 comparison
You can find a full video comparing the performance of the two processors below and read all the explanations (in English). If you don't want to waste time on a video, I'll tell you in a nutshell what it is about.
Two smartphones were racing in a performance test and how quickly they handle tasks. With the same load, we measured the time it would take them to complete the tasks, and that's what happened.
At the beginning, Exynos could somehow resist Snapdragon, and for a few seconds it was still in the lead, but then it quickly began to lose ground. As a result, when rendering 3D graphics, the Galaxy Note 20 variant based on the Snapdragon 865+ chipset completed the test in 1 minute and 32 seconds, while the Exynos model completed the same tasks in 1 minute and 50 seconds. This is about 20% longer. 20%, Karl!
There were failures both on the part of the central processor and the graphic one. The slight advantage was only in mixed mode, and even then it was such that one could simply say that smartphones were equal. The rest of the Exynos version was simply crushed to smithereens.
This test also shows a significant difference.
Why Exynos processors are worse than Snapdragon
Anyone with an internet connection and an interest in mobile technology should be aware of the Exynos and Snapdragon hype that has been around for quite some time. The bottom line is that Samsung's flagship phones based on the solution Qualcomm Snapdragon perform better than the same flagships running on Samsung's own Exynos crystal. All of this debate has been going on for years, but this year it turned into a fiasco when the gap between the Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990 chipsets widened.
American users continue to use Samsung Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series, feel great and do not understand why someone is making such a fuss about some kind of processor. Of course, unlike residents of Europe and Korea, they are doing well and smartphones work as they should. Indeed, even in all materials, more emphasis is placed on Snapdragon processors. The fact that there are also models on the Exynos usually “goes down on the brakes”.
It is necessary here somewhere on a black background to indicate which processors in which models. Then it will be fair.
In the case of the Samsung Galaxy S10 last year, the picture was pretty good. The processors were different from each other, but not so much. But this year the situation has changed. If in the spring, when the Galaxy S20 was shown on the Exynos 990 and Snapdragon 865, the difference became greater, then it was still at least in some way, but in the summer everything changed again.
Qualcomm showed the latest Snapdragon 865+ in the middle of summer, which was the first in the history of mobile processors to cross the 3 GHz line. There are no questions for Qualcomm, even though only one core works at this frequency, and the rest have not changed, but the company has made an excellent processor. Questions to Samsung, which continued to install the “spring” Exynos 990 in the Galaxy Note 20, but Snapdragon took the already improved one. Of course, the old Snapdragon cannot be in a device for almost one and a half thousand dollars. And the old Exynos can …
When everything is beautiful on the outside, this does not mean that everything is beautiful on the inside.
As a result, the difference between these processors becomes even greater than in the spring, when it was already large. Usually testers run a comparison of the performance of different devices to find the differences between them. Now we have compared two devices of the same model and the difference is simply outrageous.
Samsung, don't do this! Users love your cool smartphones (no irony), but they must be respected and given either a lower price for the Exynos markets, or somehow pump it up. Such results are worthless. I think our readers in the Telegram chat will agree with this.