Operation Kill Exynos: The petition asking Samsung to ditch its Exynos chipsets is gaining serious traction
A few days ago, a petition was created on Change.org asking Samsung to stop using its in-house Exynos SoC, deemed as inferior. The petition may have been laughed at initially, as it had just a couple hundred signatures by the time Android Authority first reported on it, but it's quickly gained plenty of traction.
At the moment, the petition has just over 11,000 signatures. Those signatures have come in less than 48 hours after being covered by mainstream media, and that's an impressive feat. That number will only grow over the next few days.
The petition reads thus:
Based on experience, and studies from numerous sources online, we believe Samsung's parts to be inferior to their US counterparts.
Phones with Exynos SoC chips are shown to perform slower, have less battery life, use inferior camera sensors and processing, overheat and throttle faster, amongst other issues.
At the very least, we would appreciate if Samsung were transparent about their inconsistencies. Alternatively, for Samsung to ensure we weren't paying the exact same price or even higher than our US friends.
Over the past week, it's been discovered that the Exynos 990 Samsung sells its Galaxy S20 phones with in most parts of the world is, well, a bit disappointing. The Exynos 990 has worse efficiency than the Snapdragon 865, while also delivering much worse gaming performance. It's no surprise that people aren't too thrilled about getting the short end of the stick.
Of course, it'd be delusional to expect Samsung to give up a big part of its business because of an online petition. Those who detest the idea of owning an Exynos Galaxy phone would be better served showing by dissatisfaction by eschewing the purchase of such phones.