Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra - Updated Review for the Exynos 990 Variant 11

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – Updated Review for the Exynos 990 Variant

A while back I had posted a review on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, it was the Exynos 990 Version, even at that time it had some problems but they were not significant, but now after two months the problems are big enough to be specified.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – Updated Review

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra

So let’s start from the start, the main issue with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is that it is releasing the same phone with two different chipset’s, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and Samsung Exynos 990, while the Snapdragon 865 variant performs solid and has next to zero flaws, the same cant be said for the Exynos 990 variant.

While the first Testing of the phone with the Exynos 990 SoC, during Heavy games it used to heat a bit and that was okay, but in a month the has increased to the point that even continuous play of round 1 hour will drop the frame rate by half.
While it is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 865 but still, there should be no apps which can push it to its max, obviously excluding the Benchmark app, but in testing, it is not performing so, it has the hardware capabilities but I think there are some software glitches

Also, it has some battery drain issue, the battery charges slow and drains very fast. and there is also a camera shutter issue, while the camera quality remains good, the shutter speed and the Autofocus during videos are terrible

Rating: 5 out of 5.

For the Snapdragon 865 Variant

By Admin

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

For Exynos 990 Variant

By Admin

This is not acceptable from a $1400 smartphone, and a bigger thing is why Samsung is not allowing the customers to choose the SoC, like if you are someone from India who wants to buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, then here you can only buy the Exynos 990 version, if you want the Snapdragon 865 version then you will have to import it.
it doesn’t seem right, does it?

According to me, customer should get the option for which SoC to buy, Samsung can’t just give two different types of performance for the same price.

What I mean is that two people are spending the same amount for the same smartphone while getting a huge difference in performance.

If we go by variant then
if the Snapdragon 865 Variant is a solid 10 out of 10, then the Exynos 990 is hardly 7 as the thing stands now.

But the thing is all the issues which are present in the S20 Ultra can be fixed through Software Update, as Exynos 990 is a very capable SoC, but due to some software glitches, it is not performing well.
But the question is whether Samsung provides those updates or not.

Visual Image Credits
https://www.samsung.com/in/smartphones/galaxy-s20/

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