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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra – Wow, Look At That Difference

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra Damn! Look At The Difference For those of you who were living under the rock, Samsung is using an app called game optimization service aka GOS to limit the performance of the Galaxy S22 Ultra and other phones. Specifically from S10 to S22. They did this to control thermals and increase battery life.

But people noticed and started calling out Samsung. In turn, Samsung responded that they will issue a firmware update and make an option available in settings that will let you turn GOS on or off. Now it will take some time before Samsung releases that update but we already have a third-party app that lets you do it yourself. And there is a massive difference in performance when you actually turn it off.

A YouTuber named Golden reviewer showcased this on the S22 Ultra, he also showcased the change in performance of both the Exynos and Snapdragon variants of the S22 Ultra side by side which leads us to some interesting conclusions. First of all, I don’t recommend installing this on your handset because it’s a little tedious method that requires an app running constantly on top and also because Samsung will do a better job of disabling this feature that won’t hurt the phone. But still, if you wanna try it, follow this video which I’ll link in the description box below.

Now, as you can see in the Genshin impact game which is one of the most graphic-intensive games out there, it runs at a much higher frame rate when you turn the GOS off. It even touches 60fps at max which is unheard of for a Samsung phone. During the whole gaming session, the Snapdragon variant of the S22 Ultra averaged 44 fps while it was 32 with GOS on which is almost a 30% difference and that’s huge.

But there’s a problem with this and it’s the power consumption. As you can see, in the whole session, the phone consumed 4.7W of power while the GOS was on and 6.8W when it was off which turns out to be a massive 46% more battery consumption. Also as you can see, the device did perform better in the first few minutes but it quickly throttled as a result of heat and fps dropped. He also compared the Snapdragon variant with the Exynos and there isn’t a massive difference between the two with Snapdragon averaging 41fps while it’s 37 on the Exynos.

But what’s interesting is the power consumption. The Exynos actually consumed 16% less power than its counterpart. 5.6W on the Exynos and 6.5W on the Snapdragon which means the battery life on the Exynos is better while playing this game. So basically what this means is, turning the Game optimizing service off will indeed improve the overall performance pretty significantly but it also consumes quite a lot of battery and generates excessive heat.

You also need to understand that you will get this increase in power for the first 5 to 10 minutes of gameplay only. After that, it will throttle and you’ll be back to the same performance mode as before while GOS was on. So yes, it’s cool to have an option to turn your phone into a beast but I think average consumers should not even think about turning it off.

I mean the speed test from Phonebuff showed that the S22 Ultra is as good as the iPhone 13 Pro Max in everyday apps and games. So why does anyone want to sacrifice the battery life for that 5 to 10 minutes of better gameplay is beyond me. But in the end, it’s all about the choice. Of course, let me know what do you think down in the comments and as always I’ll see you tomorrow…peace out


Ajmal Solangi is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and reviews. He likes tech news, mobile unboxing, reviews, gadgets, and more.

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