I have often leaned towards Samsung when it came to buying a new smartphone. I even recommended the S21 to my dad and my little brother. I myself have the S20.
But later on I learn that they use two different chips, their inferior exynos chips for those of us in Europe, and their superior chips for those in the U.S. I feel like its unfair how Europeans end up getting an inferior product when paying just as much, if not more for the phones. I know some other countries get the inferior exynos too, but I don't know them all. I can only speak on what I know.
I get that it might be cheaper for Samsung to use their own chips in Europe, but that doesn't change the fact that even though we are buying the SAME phone, we are getting an INFERIOR product. How is this fair? How is this fair Samsung?
I feel like that's so disrespectful and I'm now at the point that if this is how Samsung is going to treat me as a customer, simply because I live in the EU, then I'll stop buying their products and I'll stop recommending their products to other people too. I'll switch over to Apple, Sony, Motorola or something else, not sure what, but certainly not Samsung anymore. It's practically a fact that we're going to get the inferior exynos version again and once that is official, then Samsung is dead to me.
The whole world runs on the Samsung Exynos chipset with the exception of Canada, China, Taiwan and the U.S.A.
[EDIT] Removed Korea from list
Have removed Korea from the list in my previous post as Samsung now use the Exynos chipset for the G99*N devices.
I'm using the Fold³ purchased from Samsung UK and that has the Qualcomm Snapdragon soc running the phone.
Some other Samsung phone's released in the UK also have the Qualcomm Snapdragon soc inside them so really it's down to Samsung and their decision making process on what they supply.
I also imported the Samsung Note 20 Ultra from Samsung Hong-Kong as I wanted the Snapdragon version.
The Exynos soc has certainly come on in leaps and bounds recently so we'll have to see how that fairs in their next new generation of phone's.
However for me my preference is the Snapdragon version as I feel this is better optimised.
That said my son uses the UK Samsung Galaxy s21 Ultra 5G with Exynos soc and is more than happy with it.
Daily Driver > Samsung Galaxy s²² Ultra 256Gb in Phantom Black.
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