Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has the lowest SAR values

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s untimely demise, Samsung is leaning on its best seller, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to carry it through these tough times until the Galaxy S8 arrives. The fact that the Galaxy S7 Edge has been a star in its own right among reviewers, and has been highly praised and even termed as the world’s best smartphone by Strategy Analytics only helps it’s case.

The latest accolade for Samsung’s premium handset comes from French tech site, PhonAndroid. However, instead of turning its study into a more subjective analysis to crown the ‘Best Smartphone of 2016’, PhonAndroid took a closer look at a crucial, but often disregarded aspect of today’s smart gadgets – radiation.


Specific absorption rate (SAR) is an indication of the amount of radiation that is absorbed into the human body whilst using a cellular phone, the higher the SAR rating the more radiation that is absorbed into the body. SAR values are usually expressed in units of watts per kilogram (W/kg) in either 1g or 10g of tissue.

The French tech site earlier this week published a report on the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of ten best-selling smartphones this year, which includes the likes of the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the Huawei P9 and Honor 8, the Asus ZenFone 3 and the Lenovo Moto Z among other notable devices.

According to its report, the Galaxy S7 Edge has a SAR value of just 0.264W/kg, which is lower than any of the other devices on the list. The Asus ZenFone 3 comes in at number two with 0.278W/kg, while the Galaxy A5 and the Moto Z slots in at numbers three and four respectively with values of 0.290W/kg and 0.304W/kg. At the other end of the spectrum, Huawei’s Honor 8 and Huawei P9 smartphones were rated as the two handsets with the highest amount of radiation, with 1.5 W/kg and 1.43W/kg respectively. Apple did not do that well either, with its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus clocking SAR values of 1.38W/kg and 1.24W/kg respectively.

Ofcourse all of these smartphones are well within the safe limits prescribed by the WHO (World Health Organization) and various government agencies around the world, some are doing a much better job than others.

Via : Business Korea

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