The 2019 smartphone ranking that emerged in recent days concerns the best and worst models in terms of radiation emitted. In short, the devices that we are going to quote are not classified in orders of technical specifications or aesthetic value. Rather in an order that respects the valules Sar (Specific Absorption Rate), or the index that indicates the rate of specific energy absorption of cellular radiation on our body and that is measured in watts per kilogram.

person holding black phoneAs for Europe, the limit not to be exceeded in order not to compromise safety, amounts to 2W/Kg. The German Federal Office for Radiation protection (Bundesamt fur Strahlenshutz), which was later taken up by the statesman, took the form of the 2019 smartphone classification.

The ranking that we are going to summarise have been established with the criteria of the German office applied to the models that are on the market since December 10th 2018, produced by Apple, Blackberry, Google, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, OnePlus, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi and ZTE.

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Samsung, LG, ZTE, Motorola and HTC: These are the companies most present in the ranking of smartphones that emit less radiation. Here is the complete list, with the Sar value next to the specific device (W/Kg):

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8: 0.17
  • ZTE Axon Elite: 0.17
  • LG G7: 0.24
  • Samsung Galaxy A8: 0.24
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+: 0.26
  • Galaxy S7 Edge: 0.26
  • HTC U11 Life: 0.28
  • LG Q6/Q6+: 0.28
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+: 0.29
  • Motorola Moto G5 Plus: 0.30
  • Motorola Moto Z: 0.30
  • Samsung Galaxy J6+: 0.31
  • ZTE Blade A610: 0.31
  • Samsung Galaxy J4+: 0.32
  • SAmsung Galaxy S8: 0.32
  • ZTE Blade V9: 0.32

person holding smartphoneMODELS THAT EMIT MORE RADIATION

Here are the ‘worst’ devices, i.e. those that emit more radiation. Xiaomi Mi and OnePLus among the most cited:

  • Xiaomi Mi A1: 1.75
  • OnePlus 5T: 1.68
  • Xiaomi Mi Max 3: 1.58
  • OnePlus 6T: 1.55
  • HTC U12 Life: 1.48
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: 1.45
  • Google Pixel 3 XL: 1.39
  • OnePlus 5: 1.39
  • iPhone 7: 1.38
  • Sony Experia XZ1 Compact: 1.36
  • HTC Desire 12/12+: 1.34
  • Google Pixel 3: 1.33
  • OnePlus 6: 1.33
  • iPhone 8: 1.32
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: 1.29
  • ZTE AXON 7 Mini: 1.29