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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ SAR rating: dangerously close to radiation limits

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ has gone official and its SAR radiation rating is dangerously close to the legal limit of 1.6W/kg set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States.

The official Galaxy S6 Edge+ (Edge Plus) SAR rating stands at:

Galaxy S6 Edge+ Head SAR: 1.25W/kg

Galaxy S6 Edge+ Body SAR: 1.42W/kg

SAR is an abbreviation for Specific Absorption Rate, and it represents the maximum value of a measurement taken multiple times in lab conditions. Specifically, SAR is a measure of the strength of the electric and magnetic fields and power density of transmitters operating at 300KHz to 100GHz frequencies. It is represented in watts per kilogram (W/kg). Learn more about the importance of SAR testing here.

source: Samsung

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Samsung Galaxy A8 SAR rating level unveiled: within safe regulation

The Samsung Galaxy A8 proudly carries the title of the ‘thinnest Samsung smartphone’ to date, but what about its SAR rating? The Galaxy A8 has recently passed FCC certification and it reveals that it is within safe regulation limits. Samsung Galaxy A8 SAR level value stands at 1.10W/kg for simultaneous transmissions (when all radios including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular data) are turned on, according to official testing by the Federal Communications Commission.

The official filing also reveals value for Galaxy A8 SAR radiation near the body and head. The SAR rating when using the Galaxy A8 near the body stands at the really minimalist 0.11W/kg, making it perfectly safe to use. Then, the SAR value for use near the head stands at a more considerable, but still safe, 0.98W/kg.

SAR is an abbreviation for Specific Absorption Rate, and it represents the maximum value of a measurement taken multiple times in lab conditions. Specifically, SAR is a measure of the strength of the electric and magnetic fields and power density of transmitters operating at 300KHz to 100GHz frequencies. It is represented in watts per kilogram (W/kg). Learn more about the importance of SAR testing here.

 

source: FCC

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LG G4 SAR rating value official: edges close to legal limits

The LG G4 SAR rating value is official and it is edging dangerously close to legal limits at 1.43W/kg, according to the testing document published by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The LG G4 SAR rating value mentioned above is for simultaneous transmissions (with all connectivity options including Wi-Fi, cellular data, Bluetooth, etc enabled). The legally allowed SAR rating is up to 1.6W/kg.

The FCC also discloses the LG G4 SAR values for use when the phone is placed near the head – that rating is measured at 0.72W/kg, and when the phone is near the body, when the estimated value is 0.72W/kg.

SAR is an abbreviation for Specific Absorption Rate, and it represents the maximum value of a measurement taken multiple times in lab conditions. Specifically, SAR is a measure of the strength of the electric and magnetic fields and power density of transmitters operating at 300KHz to 100GHz frequencies. It is represented in watts per kilogram (W/kg). Learn more about the importance of SAR testing here.

 

source: FCC

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Samsung Galaxy S6 vs Apple iPhone 6: SAR rating comparison

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Apple iPhone 6 are expected to be the two best-selling phones of 2015, but how safe are they? Standardized testing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) shows the emission SAR ratings for the Galaxy S6 and iPhone 6, and we compare them right below.

Note, that measurements are done for two points: near-the-ear and near-the-body exposure.

Phone Head SAR Body SAR
Samsung Galaxy S6 (and Edge) 0.306 W/kg 0.409 W/kg
Samsung Galaxy S5 0.56 W/kg 0.41 W/kg
Sony Xperia Z3 0.62 W/kg 0.65 W/kg
HTC One (M8) 0.42 W/kg 0.22 W/kg
LG G3 0.23 W/kg
Apple iPhone 6 0.98 W/kg 0.97 W/kg
Nokia Lumia 930 0.60 W/kg 0.73 W/kg

 

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HTC One M9 SAR rating: Verizon model edges dangerously close to legal limits

The HTC One M9 SAR rating is well within legal limits and shows no reason for worry that you might be exposed to high levels of radiation.

The One M9 passed FCC certification, where HTC declared the official SAR rating of the One M9: 0.89W/kg for simultaneous transmissions, well within legal limits.

However, the Verizon Wireless HTC One M9 model has a worryingly high transmission levels with simultaneous transmission SAR rating of 1.44W/kg.

Simultaneous transmissions means that this is the value achieved when you have all connectivity options turned on at the same time. The legal limit is set way higher at 1.6W/kg, according to the United States FCC standard.

There are two additional key values to keep in mind when talking about HTC One M9 SAR ratings: it’s 0.56W/kg for head use and 0.35W/kg when you use the phone near the body (for the non-Verizon models). The Verizon Wireless version of the phone has a rating of 0.55W/kg for use near the head, and 0.71W/kg near the body.

SAR, a measurement that stands for Specific Absorption Rate, shows the radiation level of a smartphone. Read more about it here.

source: FCC

LG G3 SAR radiation levels revealed: one of the safest flagship devices for 2014

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The LG G3 SAR radiation value has been revealed, and LG’s flagship scores a very safe 0.42W/kg, way below the legal limit of 1.6W/kg set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This 0.42W/kg LG G3 SAR rating is for simultaneous transmissions, and it’s much safer than the SAR level of devices like the iPhone 6 and Nexus 6 that border on the legal levels.

The LG G3 is also measured to have SAR levels of 0.56W/kg near-the-ear (head SAR) and 0.5W/kg near the body.

SAR, a measurement that stands for Specific Absorption Rate, shows the radiation level of a smartphone.

Phones with highest SAR ratings

Which are the phones with highest SAR ratings? This is a question that you may ask yourself before buying a new smartphone, and answering it correctly will give you the option to avoid those potentially dangerous devices, and give you a peace of mind that your device is safe to use.

The highest SAR ratings in current smartphones – unfortunately – are held by some of the most popular devices out there: iPhones.

Right below are the iPhones and Android flagships with highest SAR ratings (all ratings are for simultaneous transmissions, meaning the test is done with all cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth on):

iPhone 6: 1.59 W/kg

iPhone 6 Plus: 1.59 W/kg

HTC One (M7): 1.58 W/kg

Nexus 6: 1.56 W/kg

LG G4: 1.43W/kg

On the contrary, one device stands out with its particularly low SAR rating value, and it’s the LG G3 with a SAR rating of .

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact SAR value rating: close to FCC legal limits

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact SAR rating value is now official: when all connectivity options are enabled (simultaneous transmission testing) the phone emits 1.45W/kg, edging close towards the legal limits of 1.6W/kg, according to official test documents published by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The Xperia Z3 Compact SAR value for use near the ear (simulating a situation when you are on the phone talking) stands at 0.95W/kg, a much more safe level. Near the body radiation of the Xperia Z3 is estimated at 1.00W/kg.

SAR is an abbreviation for Specific Absorption Rate, and it represents the maximum value of a measurement taken multiple times in lab conditions. Specifically, SAR is a measure of the strength of the electric and magnetic fields and power density of transmitters operating at 300KHz to 100GHz frequencies. It is represented in watts per kilogram (W/kg). Learn more about the importance of SAR testing here.

source: FCC

 

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Sony Xperia Z3 SAR rating value: another phone that borders legal limits

The Sony Xperia Z3 SAR rating value stands at 1.53W/kg, bordering the legally allowed limit of 1.6W/kg, according to the official testing document published by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The Xperia Z3 SAR level mentioned above is for simultaneous transmissions (when all connectivity options are turned on, including Wi-Fi, cellular data and Bluetooth).

The FCC is also measuring the Xperia Z3 SAR value for situations when the phone is near the head as you’d use it while talking, and that value stands at the much safer 0.54W/kg. Near the body SAR rating of the Xperia Z3 stands at 0.99W/kg, again well within legal limits.

SAR is an abbreviation for Specific Absorption Rate, and it represents the maximum value of a measurement taken multiple times in lab conditions. Specifically, SAR is a measure of the strength of the electric and magnetic fields and power density of transmitters operating at 300KHz to 100GHz frequencies. It is represented in watts per kilogram (W/kg). Learn more about the importance of SAR testing here.

 

source: FCC

LG G Flex 2 SAR radiation rating value: safe and within limits

The LG G Flex 2 was the hottest device of CES 2015, and now its official SAR rating has been published at the FCC: it’s well within legal limits at 1.10W/kg, way below 1.6W/kg. This is the rating for simultaneous transmissions, when all connectivity options are enabled.

There are also two values worth considering when speaking about SAR radiation: the LG G Flex SAR rating for use near the head stands at 0.86W/kg, while use near the body results in SAR exposure of 0.68W/kg.

SAR, a measurement that stands for Specific Absorption Rate, shows the radiation level of a smartphone.

source: FCC