After committing more or less similar acts of defiance the two Kings of Israel seem to have been judged differently.
2 Chronicles 26:16-21 NASB
16 But when he became strong, his heart was so [m]proud that he acted corruptly, and he was unfaithful to the Lord his God, for he entered the temple of the Lord to burn incense on the altar of incense.21 King Uzziah was a leper to the day of his death; and he lived in a separate house, being a leper, for he was cut off from the house of the Lord. And Jotham his son was over the king’s house judging the people of the land.
1 Samuel 13:8-9 NASB
8 Now he waited seven days, according to the appointed time set by Samuel, but Samuel did not come to Gilgal; and the people were scattering from him. 9 So Saul said, “Bring to me the burnt offering and the peace offerings.” 14 But now your kingdom shall not endure. The Lord has sought out for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.”
1)Struck with leprosy
2)Banished from the house of God
3)Lived in a seperate house
4)Kingdom taken away
1)Was never struck immediately with any visible illness
2)Did interact with both Samuel and Ahijah the Priest after this incident
3)Was never secluded
4)Went on to rule for some more years before his death
Was Uzziah 's judgement not too severe?