Petition demands Samsung stops using Exynos processors in its phones

midian182

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The petition, which has been signed by over 21,000 people, states: “Phones with Exynos SoC chips [sic] are shown to perform slower, have less battery life, use inferior camera sensors and processing, overheat and throttle faster, amongst other issues.”

The petition does have a point. Notebookcheck writes that the Exynos 990 found in the Galaxy S20 phones delivers a peak performance to power ratio of 13.0/W, whereas the Snapdragon 865 from the US version of the handsets comes in at 19.6/W. Even last year’s Snapdragon 855 beats the current Exynos 990, boasting a ratio of around 15/W.

Other benchmarks show the Snapdragon performing better than the Exynos. Samsung’s chip lags behind in AnTuTu, Geekbench, 3DMark, and AITUTU tests, though it did beat Qualcomm’s SoC in PCMark. We should also note, this is not a new development. When we reviewed the Galaxy S9+ back in 2018, the duality of SoC equipment was there and we called it "an Exynos fail."

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The petition also notes that Samsung uses its own-brand camera sensors, but it uses parts from Sony in the US versions.

If the company won’t use Snapdragon chips in all its phones, the petition calls for transparency about the differences between the two SoCs, or that it prices the Exynos version of the handsets lower than the Snapdragon alternatives.

Will Samsung listen to the petition’s demands? It’s highly unlikely, especially as its Exynos chipset division has surpassed Apple as the third-largest supplier in the smartphone industry.

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Ludak021

TS Booster
They haven't mentioned how fast Exynos overheats and drops to Galaxy 6 performance levels? Strange. (I could link a video but I don't know if I am allowed to)
 

Uncle Al

TS Evangelist
It's all about the money ... they get a better $ deal with one chip, that's the way they will go .... no big secret here.
 

Azurelas

TS Rookie
Petition? For what? You vote with your wallet. How about buy a different product? It's not rocket surgery guys.
Problem is that the non-Exynos isn't available in my part of the world (Western Europe). Samsung, in their infinite wisdom, have made the Snapdragon phones non-compatible with European GSM standards. So basically we're screwed.
 

Fearghast

TS Addict
I didn't buy Note 9 for this reason, so Yeah I did sign this petition (my older phone with Snapdragon 835 was faster).
It probably won't change a thing, but at least I feel like I tried "something" to make it better for us in EU.
 
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poohbear

TS Evangelist
Why not buy an unlocked snapdragon version on Ebay? might be a little pricier, but you get the model with the CPU u want. :)
 

pmshah

TS Booster
It's all about the money ... they get a better $ deal with one chip, that's the way they will go .... no big secret here.
Of course it is. Exynos is their own inhouse designed processor. Why pay exhorbitant price for Snapdragon ? From what I have read recently even LG and and Google Pixel are not planning on getting the "latest and the best" 5G snapdragon device.
 

Mr Majestyk

TS Evangelist
Problem is that the non-Exynos isn't available in my part of the world (Western Europe). Samsung, in their infinite wisdom, have made the Snapdragon phones non-compatible with European GSM standards. So basically we're screwed.
Same in Australia, only crapnyos is offered and so Samesung has lost me as a customer. Still using my S7 Edge which looks like I'll be keeping for a long time. 5G is of no use to me at all and I'm not spending hundreds more on a useless feature.
 

Red999

TS Member
The custom m core is the culprit. But we don't need to worry as samsung has closed the development team. Let's wait for s21
 

veLa

TS Evangelist
So are the Exynos chips noticeably slower than the Snapdragon chips during daily use, or does it only become measurable when benchmarking the device?

It's also important to note that Samsung likes using the Exynos chips because it's an in-house design. I remember in 2012 when the Galaxy S2 was the top dog that the model Exynos chip was actually the faster of the two available handsets, but lacked LTE.
 

Evernessince

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So are the Exynos chips noticeably slower than the Snapdragon chips during daily use, or does it only become measurable when benchmarking the device?

It's also important to note that Samsung likes using the Exynos chips because it's an in-house design. I remember in 2012 when the Galaxy S2 was the top dog that the model Exynos chip was actually the faster of the two available handsets, but lacked LTE.
100% benchmarking. Even low end smartphones nowadays run smooth for daily use.
 

Darkbuddah

TS Rookie
Just don't sign this petition !!! What are those pp think ? Did you see Huawei example ? Do you want supremacy of Snapdragon over everything ? And when Trump or another fat *** president wanabe just want to tarif Korean because they are too strong then Samsung (or LG or other brands) will be killed ? Wake up pp, don't be sheep !