5 most dangerous smartphones in terms of SAR radiation levels

May 15, 2024  20:10

With the transition from 2G, 3G and 4G to 5G networks, the frequency range has increased to 80 GHz. This raises concerns among some experts about the level of radiation that people using modern smartphones are exposed to. Every phone emits radio waves that are absorbed by the body, and this radiation is especially intense when the smartphone is held to the ear.

SAR (specific absorption rate) is the specific absorption rate of electromagnetic energy - an indicator that determines how much electromagnetic field energy is absorbed in the tissues of the human body in one second. Using this indicator, it is now customary to measure the level of harmful effects of mobile phones on humans.

Stocklytics analysts have compiled an anti-rating of smartphones with the highest levels of SAR radiation.

Older Xiaomi and Samsung gadgets turned out to be the most dangerous in terms of radiation. In first place was the Xiaomi Mi A1, released back in 2017: its SAR indicators are 1.58 W/kg and 1.42 W/kg for the ear and body, respectively.

In second place was the same smartphone in the LTE version. Its SAR indicators are the same. Ranked from third to fifth place.

  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3 with 1.58 W/kg (ear SAR) and 1.45 W/kg (body SAR),
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G with 1.56 W/kg (ear SAR) and 1.56 W/kg (body SAR),
  • Samsung Galaxy A23 5G with 1.49 W/kg (ear SAR) and 1.25 W/kg (body SAR).

At the same time, Samsung Note 10, Galaxy A35 and A55, as well as Redmi 5A and Note 7 Pro have significantly lower radiation levels, according to the researchers.

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