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17 smartphones in India that emit the most radiation

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Let’s face it: We are all addicted to our smartphones. Our phones stay within our arm’s reach all the time and most of us cannot imagine a life without them. However, this kind of proximity, we are also exposing ourselves to serious health hazards in the long run. Most of these health problems can be connected to the radiation that is emitted by smartphones.

It is worth noticing that different global organizations have termed different SAR values as safe for humans. And different countries allow different values. For instance, Der Blaue Engel, a German certification for products and services on the basis of environmental friendliness, only certifies smartphones that have lesser than 0.60 watts per kilogram of absorption rate. But European Union follows guidelines laid down by International Electrotechnical Commission, and allows smartphones with up to 2 watts per kilogram of SAR level.

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However, in the US, the FCC only approves of SAR level at or below 1.6 watts per kilogram. While India follows the US model, it doesn’t solely rely on the SAR values that are provided by the smartphone manufacturers. Other than taking the SAR values given by the smartphone manufacturers into consideration, tests are conducted on handsets by Telecommunication Engineering Center SAR Laboratory. Also, it is necessary for all smartphones getting launched in India to come with a handsfree mode.

It is difficult to say one the SAR level allowed by one body is correct while terming the other as incorrect. The fact remains that high SAR levels can have serious repercussions to human health. So here, we decided to list down all the smartphones that are currently available in India with over 1 watt per kilogram of SAR value. The Mi A1 smartphone by Xiaomi, the Chinese technology company that has been ruling the Indian smartphone, has the maximum SAR value out of them. Other popular smartphones with high SAR value are Apple iPhone 8, OnePlus 6 and Asus Zenfone 5Z. Read the rest of our list to know all the names:

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Honor 7X

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SAR value: 1.07 watts per kilogram

Asus ZenFone 5Z

SAR value: 1.19 watts per kilogram

Sony Xperia XZ Premium

SAR value: 1.21 watts per kilogram

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

SAR value: 1.22 watts per kilogram

Honor 6X

SAR value: 1.23 watts per kilogram

Apple iPhone 7 Plus


SAR value: 1.24 watts per kilogram

Honor 8 Pro

SAR value: 1.28 watts per kilogram

Blackberry DTEK60

SAR value: 1.28 watts per kilogram

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5

SAR value: 1.29 watts per kilogram

Apple iPhone 8

SAR value: 1.32 watts per kilogram

OnePlus 6

SAR value: 1.33 watts per kilogram

HTC Desire 12

SAR value: 1.343 watts per kilogram

Apple iPhone 7

SAR value: 1.38 watts per kilogram

OnePlus 5

SAR value: 1.39 watts per kilogram

Honor 8

SAR value: 1.5 watts per kilogram

OnePlus 5T

SAR value: 1.68 watts per kilogram

Xiaomi Mi A1

SAR value: 1.75 watts per kilogram

Source: Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz

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