Beware of SAR: List of Smartphones that emits high radiation

Beware of SAR

We now have access to several smartphones with trending features and specifications. It’s difficult for the customers to choose a particular smartphone because of the confusing marketplace. When you buy a smartphone, you should not only look at the features and specifications but also should be Beware of SAR values. IT is with the help of the SAR value that customers detect how much radiation the device emits.

In smartphone parlance, we call it as Specific Absorption Rate aka SAR. It is important to verify the SAR value while purchasing a new smartphone to make sure that the value is under limits. The cheap quality handsets imported from China and other countries are prone to high SAR value and you should be Beware of SAR.


Beware of SAR
Source: Beebom

Beware of SAR

According to statista and released by the popular online tech portal Beebom, the Xiaomi Mi A1 gets a SAR value of 1.75 and is the highest among other smartphones in the market. While the OnePlus 5T gets a SAR value of 1.68, the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 bears a value of 1.58. The OnePlus 6T hs improved with a 1.55 SAR value, while the HTC U12 Life bears a value of 1.48.

The Mi Mix 3 offers a SAR value of 1.45, while the OnePlus 5 bears a value of 1.39. The rest of the smartphones that participated in the study are iPhone 7, Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, HTC Desire 12/12+, Google Pixel 3, OnePlus 6, iPhone 8. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and ZTE AXON 7 Mini features the lowest SAR value of 1.29. Going forward, Companies will continue to improve the design and internals upon each successive release and hence you can expect an improved product in 2019.

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