Shame on you Samsung! This year looks like you can be treated unequally than others when buying newest Galaxy S20, depending on which region you live in. We got on the market same looking identically S20 but internally ther’s a huge difference.
Each class of newest Galaxy S20 is coming in 3 versions
Samsung Galaxy S20 – in 4G Exynos 990 version, in 5G Exynos 990 and in 5G Snapdragon 865 Version
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus – in 4G Exynos 990 version, in 5G Exynos 990 and in 5G Snapdragon 865 Version
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – in 4G Exynos 990 version, in 5G Exynos 990 and in 5G Snapdragon 865 Version
(it's possible that with time will apear more versions)
Difference between 2 first is obvious – it’s implementance of 5G modem. But Third version – with Snapdragon 865 is just better device.
If you’ll choose Snapdragon 865 version you’ll get:
Snapdragon 865 is in some cases 20% faster than Exynos 990
Snapdragon 865 is keeping much lower temperatures than Exynos 990
Spandragon 865 device can hold up to 20% power than Exynos 990 device with same battery
Snapdragon 865 device seems to have better picture processing – pictures and movies made by Snapdragon 865 device looks just better
Snapdragon 865 supports both 5G and Dual Sim! Yes, if you want both Dual Sim functionality and 5G only Snapdragon 865 can handle it at the moment.
In past generations of Galaxy phones, differences were not so huge, at ex. S7 and S8 phones Exynos were better in some tasks. Differences started to grow Since S9 and S10 generation – S9 i S10 with Snapdragon processor were longer working on battery, S10 devices were making little better pictures than Exynos phones. But still – difference were not huge. At current S20 generation, situation changed, and Snapdragon version of these devices is just much better. That’s why decided to make steps allowing you to choose better model for you.
How to distinguish then which models of S20 have Snapdragon 865 processor?
Like in every generation of Galaxy phones, Devices with Snapdragon processors will have four digit symbol with letter at beggining – GXXXX, ex. G9810, G9860, G9880, while Exynos one will have a letter at the beggining, 3 numbers in the inside and 1 or 2 letters – GXXXFD, GXXXN, ex. G981N, G986B, G988FD. Bludiode.com added information which device are containing Snapdragon 865 processor.
Make wise choice because… Snapdragon devices are currently cheaper!