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The Exynos 990-powered Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ appear to have a better camera than the Snapdragon 865 models

The Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus use a 12 MP main camera sensor that's different across the two models. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus use a 12 MP main camera sensor that's different across the two models. (Source: Samsung)
Comparison camera shots between the Exynos 990-powered Galaxy S20 and the Snapdragon 865-powered ones have revealed that the Exynos models take better pictures—in low light, at least. This is likely one of the few things the Exynos phones are better at.
Ricci Rox,

While the war between the Exynos 990 and Snapdragon 865 models of the Samsung Galaxy S20 rages on, it's been taken for granted that the Snapdragon models are much better than their Exynos counterparts. Apparently, though, the Exynos Galaxy S20 phones have an advantage over the Snapdragon models in one rather important aspect: photography.

Low-light photography, to be exact. An owner has taken to Twitter to offer comparing shots between the Exynos and Snapdragon Galaxy S20 models in low-light, with the Exynos phone coming out on top, and by a significant margin. The user, Liu Chong, was also the one who first pointed out the Exynos 990'S worse performance/watt SPEC numbers, and also published the gaming comparison videos. 

The shots by the two phones show the Exynos S20 delivering better dynamic range and considerably more detail in poor lighting conditions. The Exynos shots just look a whole lot better, we must say.

A few weeks ago, it was revealed that the Exynos 990-powered Galaxy S20 phones used an identical but different main rear camera sensor: a Samsung-made ISOCELL S5K2LD versus the Sony IMX555 on the Snapdragon models. While the public may have immediately jumped to the conclusion that the Snapdragon and Sony combo would perform better, that appears to not be the case at all. A rare win for Samsung, but a win nonetheless.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-04- 7 (Update: 2020-04- 7)
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I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.