Top phones feature in list of phones emitting highest and lowest radiation
Check if your phone features in this list
Bhubaneswar: Smartphones have become more of an addiction for us today. Even though we know of the harmful radiations that emit from the smartphone, there is just no way that any force can separate millennial tech savvies from their phones.
In a recent survey conducted by Statista, a statistical portal that conducts surveys based on more than 22,500 sources; smartphones from leading tech giants feature in the list of phones emitting the highest and the lowest radiation.
While conclusive longitudinal research on the effects of cell phone radiation is still hard to come by, for those looking to hedge their bets, this infographic shows the phones that emit the most and the least radiation when held to the ear while calling.
List of smartphones emitting the highest radiation
First, let’s begin with the list of phones with the highest radiation.
The current smartphone creating the highest level of radiation is the Mi A1 from Chinese vendor Xiaomi. Another Chinese phone is in second place – the OnePlus 5T. In fact, the two companies are represented heavily in this list, with 8 of the top 16 handsets being made by one of them. Premium Apple phones such as the iPhone 7 and the recently released iPhone 8 are also here to be seen, though, as are the latest Pixel handsets from Google.
It is worth noting that there’s no universal standard for safe SAR value for smartphones. In India, SAR value for phones is set at a maximum of 1.6 W/kg. The US also has a maximum of 1.6 W/kg for SAR value.
List of smartphones emitting the lowest radiation
Now, moving on to the list of phones with the lowest radiation.
The smartphone creating the lowest level of radiation is the Samsung Galaxy Note8 – with a specific absorption rate of 0.17 watts per kilogram. In fact, Samsung handsets feature prominently, with half of the top ten coming from the South Korean company. This contrasts starkly with their major rival Apple. Two iPhones occupy a place in the list of phones which emit the most radiation, compared to none from Samsung.
Meanwhile, there is no universal guideline for a ‘safe’ level of phone radiation, the German certification for environmental friendliness ‘Der Blaue Engel’ (Blue Angel) only certifies phones which have a specific absorption rate of fewer than 0.60 watts per kilogram. The phones featuring in the list of smartphones emitting the highest radiation come in at more than double this benchmark. Whereas, the phones featuring in the list of smartphones emitting the lowest radiation are well under this benchmark.