Top 16 Popular Smartphones that Emit the Most Radiation

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There is an ongoing debate about the effect of cell phone radiation on our bodies. However, everyone needs to be aware of the things coming from their little bright devices, especially that such electronics are never away.

According to the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection, these are the 16 smartphones available in the market that emit the highest amounts of radiation.

# – First, let’s clarify a few things

First, let’s clarify a few things

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The emissions of radiation are calculated based on their SAR (Specific Absorption Rate), a measure of the rate of radio-frequency energy that the human body absorbs from the mobile phone. Also, it’s measured in watts per every kg during a call while it’s placed against the user’s ear.

#16 – iPhone 7 Plus

iPhone 7 Plus

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The famous phone that can be found on so many Americans comes with a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.24 watts/kg.

#15 – Blackberry DTEK60

Blackberry DTEK60

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This Canadian company’s phone has a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.28 watts/kg.

#14 – ZTE Axon 7 Mini

ZTE Axon 7 Mini

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Originated in China, this smaller sibling of the Axon 7 has a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.29 watts/kg.

#13 – iPhone 8

iPhone 8

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iPhone’s more advanced device has a high specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.32 watts/kg. This highlights the fact that the latest phones don’t necessarily come with lower radiation emissions.

#12 – Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

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The Japanese company’s most recent Sony Xperia emits high levels of radiation, with a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.36 watts/kg.

#11 – iPhone 7

iPhone 7

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The iPhone 7 is the third Apple’s device to appear on this list! Emitting high radiation levels, this phone has a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.38 watts/kg.

#10 – Huawei P9 Lite

Huawei P9 Lite

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This Chinese company actually has many appearances on this list. The P9 Lite comes with a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.38 watts/kg.

#9 – OnePlus 5

OnePlus 5

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The Chinese OnePlus’ dual-SIM device has a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.39 watts/kg.

#8 – Huawei Nova Plus

Huawei Nova Plus

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Don’t let the amazing camera capacities and improved battery life fool you, this smartphone has a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.41 watts/kg.

#7 – Huawei P9

Huawei P9

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Another Huawei on this list, the P9 comes with a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.43 watts/kg.

#6 – Huawei GX8

Huawei GX8

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With even higher radiation emissions, the Huawei GX8 has a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.44 watts/kg.

#5 – Huawei P9 Plus

Huawei P9 Plus

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Even worse than its previous version when it comes to radiation emissions, Huawei P9 Plus has a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.48 watts/kg.

#4 – Nokia Lumia 630

Nokia Lumia 630

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This is the only entry for the Finnish company, with their popular Nokia Lumia 630 which has a high specific absorption rate of 1.51 watts/kg.

#3 – Huawei Mate 9

Huawei Mate 9

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Yet another Huawei device on this list, the Mate 9 comes with the highest rate of them all, with a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.64 watts/kg.

#2 – OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T

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The smartphone that emits the second top radiation level is the dual-SIM OnePlus 5T, with a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 1.68 watts/kg.

#1 – Xiaomi Mi A1

Xiaomi Mi A1

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China seems to take over this list with 4 leading smartphone manufacturers taking as much as ten places! The Xiaomi Mi A1 ranks 1st as the top radiation-emitting device with the highest specific absorption rate (SAR). This dual SIM smartphone comes with a SAR of 1.75 watts/kg!

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