Over the years Samsung has been producing two models for their flagship phones. The Exynos model Vs the Snapdragon model. And this has created a debate leading to some Samsung fans taking legal actions to sue the company.
So, what’s the fuss about it? Continue reading to understand in detail the difference in the chipsets and other facts about Samsung phones.
In this article I am going to explain to you what is going on with Samsung chipsets and what you need to understand before buying a Samsung phone.
For stats, Samsung fans around the globe have agreed to ask the Korean company to stop using their own Exynos chipsets on their flagship Galaxy smartphones due to underperformance relative to their Snapdragon counterparts.
You can sign the petition here if you so wish. This is Constantly gaining momentum that allows Samsung to get rid of the Exynos chipsets in favor of the Qualcomm Snapdragon chips used in North American markets. Not just that, but the petition also recommends moving Samsung’s own camera sensors to Sony’s own.
One concern that is frequently made to global Exynos devices is the low efficiency of the battery relative to North American Qualcomm equivalents. Although you could easily say that this is anecdotal, studies have proven that, in most cases, this is indeed true — especially in performance problems.
What Samsung does
Excluding the US, Samsung sells their phones with its own Exynos chips instead of Qualcomm Snapdragon. They still use Samsung camera sensors instead of Sony sensors in the US version. These pieces are inferior, and there are multiple online similarities. Exynos phones are sluggish, have poorer battery power, poorer camera sensors and processors, get hotter and throttle quicker, and so on. This may not be so bad if Samsung is open about it, or if we weren’t paying the very same price or even higher than our US mates.
We’ve been grappling with this problem for years, and every year we’ve been hoping Samsung can either send us the same device or have their own parts work at the same standard as the competition. They have refused to comply with these demands over and over again, and the success gap just continues to widen. It’s time for improvement because we customers have the right to choose what we spend our hard-earned dollars on!
Basically, as we shall see Samsung uses the superior snapdragon chipset on US market but uses the inferior Exynos on other markets priced SAME
Understanding Exynos chipset
Samsung is one of the few smartphone brands capable of manufacturing their own processors, with Apple and Huawei being the other major manufactures to do so. This allows the company to produce chips that are perfectly suited to its needs, while still potentially allowing it to save a few pennies.
Samsung Exynos processor series can be used in anything from state-of-the-art 5 G flagships to $100 tablets.
The newest and biggest Exynos chipset in 2020 is the Exynos 990 located in the Galaxy S20 family. This processor provides a tri-cluster CPU arrangement, just like we can see with flagship chipsets from Qualcomm and Huawei’s HI Silicon. This means that we have two custom-designed Processor cores for heavy lifting, two Cortex-A76 CPU cores for mid-weight tasks, and four Cortex-A55 cores for simple, uncompromising tasks.
The Exynos 990 also features a flagship Arm Mali-G77 MP11 GPU, a dual-core neural processing unit (NPU) for machine learning, and a 7 nm architecture. Other notable features of Exynos 990 include 8 K video, up to 108MP cameras, 120Hz screen refresh rate support, and 5 G over a bundled modem. The modem follows both the mmWave and sub-6Ghz standards, and joins the Qualcomm 5 G modems.
It is worth noting that the Exynos 990 is generally better than the Snapdragon 865 in terms of single-core CPU efficiency, according to our own reviews. However, it lags behind Qualcomm’s silicone when it comes to multi-core performance, graphics, and power efficiency. Ok, practically everything else.
Samsung ‘s previous high-end chipset was the Exynos 9825 and Exynos 9820 families of 2019, including older hard and light CPU cores and older GPUs among the main downgrades. However, phones with these processors also deliver a lot of grunt for daily output and a lot of advanced sports. In fact, they can usually deliver comparable or better performance than many of Samsung ‘s recent mid-range phones.
What’s the big deal?
Obviously, Exynos is not the best chipset compared to Snapdragon but again it has too much challenges
- Heating- as its not power efficient
- Poor battery life- Exynos uses a lot of power making it consume a lot of power.
- Not fast as Snapdragon processors.
- Slow image processing
Not only is it nice to succeed in benchmarks …… And Samsung knows it very well.
Exynos processors are decent and strong, too. But they are not balanced and as decent as Snapdragon processors.
Exynos processors are just powerful and do not use power-efficient technologies so that they can result in handset heating with extreme heavy use. Samsung ‘s flagship handheld devices have much higher and more sophisticated Exynos processors.
But Qualcomm Snapdragon produces processors that are both powerful and powerful, making them more prominent and valued on the market. Many manufacturers typically use Snapdragon processors in their midrange and flagship phones. For example, one plus, Redmi, Motorola, Lenovo, Nokia, etc.
Come to the Exynos processors. They’re not as fast as the Snapdragon processors. We can easily see the gap between Snapdragon 835 and Exynos 8895 (both flagship processors) …. that Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 has a clock speed of 2.45Ghz and Exynos 8895 has a clock speed of 2.3Ghz. Also, Snapdragon 835 is powered by Adreno ‘s new GPU i.e.540 and Exynos 8895 is powered by Mali’s GPU-G-71. As we all know, Adreno’s GPU is the new and strong GPU that can provide smoother gameplay and heavy-duty experience.
Hence the inference is that Snapdragon processors are stronger than Exynos processors.
What does the future hold for Samsung Exynos?
About a year ago, Samsung and AMD announced a mobile GPU alliance for Samsung’s upcoming mobile processors. We wanted the Exynos 990 to be the first processor to feature the first of the latest GPUs, but that wasn’t the case. Today, a recent study says the 5 nm Exynos 1000 will feature a new GPU built on AMD technology.
ITHome notes that it has been told that the latest GPU will feature in the Exynos 1000. Supposed to be the name of Samsung’s next flagship chipset to power the successor to the Galaxy S20.
The GPU is currently referred to as RDNA-Exynos claimed to have surfaced on the Geek bench. The analysis of its scores reveals that it surpasses the Adreno 650 GPU of the Snapdragon 865. Here is a table showing the efficiency of both GPUs:
|Manhattan 3.1||181.8 fps||123 fps|
|Aztec Normal||138.25 fps||53.5 fps|
|Aztec High||58 fps||20 fps|
Exynos 1000 is expected to be announced in the fourth quarter of the year. However, another flagship chipset called Exynos 992 is expected to be unveiled. This processor will power the next Galaxy Note20 series.
People are too excited to hear that Samsung’s new chipset will defeat Qualcomm and HI Silicon! Also, having NVidia GeForce power on a cell computer, it won’t do any good because its biggest issue is Processor NOT GPU!
When it comes to CPU efficiency Samsung Exynos can’t deal with Kirin, let alone Snapdragon. (and that’s the most important thing in a smartphone)
If they keep launching the failed ‘general sorting’ of Exynos, even MediaTek would laugh at them.
Also, if you are going to lunch two models, one with an inferior chipset just have different prices.
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