As usual, the S20+ has two variants, one powered by a Snapdragon 865, and one by the Exynos 990. The review unit I have is, of course, running on the latter.
A simple run of the AnTuTu Benchmark shows the Exynos 990 trailing behind Qualcomm’s flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 865, while staying ahead of the Snapdragon 855+ powered ROG Phone II, as well as the Kirin 990 on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. It also shows a huge score jump from the S10+, which, by the way, is no slouch.
- CoD Mobile
- FFXV Pocket Edition
- Black Desert Mobile
- Mobile Legends
- Real Racing 3
Every game on this list ran at the highest possible settings, or very close to it. CoD Mobile only allowed Max FPS at High Graphics Setting, and Mobile Legends ran with HFR and HD Mode without any serious issues.
Two of the above games support the phone’s 120Hz refresh rate – FFXV Pocket Edition and Real Racing 3. In such games, you can really tell the difference. The game is just smoother and more fluid in general.
I did notice visible drops in framerate here and there in FFXV – either the GPU is throttling, or it’s a case of optimization.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have the tool to measure temperature, but the phone did get quite a bit warm only after a few minutes of starting a game. I won’t say it’s dangerously hot, but it’s also not comfortable.