Smartphones are a necessity today and no matter what the age or occupation of a person is, it has become a part of their daily lifestyle. The mobile has become a tool of human evolution, in a way. There are more than 7 billion people on the planet and almost everyone yearns to own one smartphone. So, we stop and ask if it’s alright for humans to depend so much on technology that it has become our second nature to use it. And depending on something too much has its own fair share of problems and smartphones are no exception. They emit a lot of radiation, which can be harmful for human health.
Currently there is no universal guidelines for safe SAR levels, but the German Certification for Environmental Friendliness ‘Der Blaue Engel’ (Blue Angel) certifies phones of less than 0.60 watts per kilogram absorption level. There is no model for standard SAR levels allowed in phones in India, so it follows US model which allows phones at or under 1.6 watts per kilogram.
Earlier we did a feature on the top 16 phones with the most radiation levels and Xiaomi Mi A1 came on top followed by OnePlus 5T and then Xiaomi Mi Max 3. All their SAR levels were beyond what is considered normal in India. These are phones which were popular and also sold well in the country. All the top 5 phones with the most SAR radiation radiated more than 1.6 and most of the phones were bestsellers from prominent brands. It only shows that they are not serious about their customer’s health and are cutting corners.
Statista has also released a list of phones which emit the least amount of radiation. And that list does have name of phones from prominent phone manufacturers as well. Here’s the list of phones emitting the least amount of radiation:
1Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy Note 8
SAR level: 0.17