The latest report indicates that this Android phone is emitting more radiation than the FCC allows.

The latest report indicates that this Android phone is emitting more radiation than the FCC allows.

New report from Bankless Times (via AndroidCentral lists the smartphones that emit the most radio frequency (RF) radiation. While BanklessTimes notes that all smartphones emit some level of radio frequency radiation, they also point out that there is no evidence that such radiation can harm humans.

Motorola Edge’s SAR result exceeds FCC limits in states according to this report

Bankless Times classified cell phones for radio frequency radiation based on SAR numbers. This is the specific absorption ratio that measures the rate at which the human body absorbs radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) waves. Results are listed in watts per kilogram (W/Kg). The number one ranked phone in radiation is The Motorola Edge has a SAR of 1.79W/Kg which exceeds the FCC maximum limit of 1.6W/Kg.
Behind the edge is ZTE’s Axon 11 5G with a SAR rating 20 W/kg lower than the Edge AT 1.59W/Kg. The third is OnePlus 6T with a SAR rating of 1.55W/kg. This isn’t a list of the top ten phone manufacturers are proud to have, so we don’t think Sony executives are changing things around the company’s placement of two phones in the top ten. Xperia XA2 Plus and The Xperia XZ1 Compact took fourth and eighth place with SAR ratings of 1.41W/Kg and 1.36W/Kg respectively.
three Google Pixel models took the top ten, with the Pixel 3 XL’s 1.39W/Kg SAR rate taking fifth place followed by the Pixel 4a’s 1.37W/Kg RF radiation rate. The Pixel 3 was tied for ninth place with the OnePlus 6. Both phones had a SAR rate of 1.33W/Kg.

In many countries, regulators have set the maximum SAR ratings that devices are allowed to issue in order to reduce the potential for cancer to a device that transmits to consumers. In the United States, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) limits cell phones to an SAR of no more than 1.6 W/kg. The only phone to top this number on BanklessTimes list is Motorola Edge

The report states that all cell phones emit some radiation, and factors that determine how much include the phone’s make, model, age, and how powerful its antenna is. The distance of the phone from the nearest cell tower is also important. Phones that emit RF radiation usually heat the area of ​​the body directly adjacent to the phone, although this is not enough radiation to significantly warm the body.

The FCC suggests that to reduce exposure to radio frequency radiation, consumers should limit their exposure to cell phones, use cell phones for shorter periods, and use hands-free technology.

The data used by BanklessTimes comes from the German Federal Office for Radiation. Other sources show conflicting data with a single Edge test (2020) coming in at 0.81 W/kg and the 2021 model weighing 1.00 W/kg, both well below the US and EU limits.

Again using data from the German Federal Office of Radiation, Android phones with the least amount of radiation start with the ZTE Blade V10 with a SAR rating of 13W/Kg. This is followed by the ZTE Axon Elite and its rating is 17W / Kg. The third most secure Android device is Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G (.19W/Kg) followed by Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (.21W/Kg), Samsung Galaxy A80 (.22W/Kg), Samsung Galaxy A72 (.23W/Kg), and the LG G7 ThinQ (.24W/Kg), and the Galaxy S20 FE (.24W/Kg).

Among the top ten, the Samsung Galaxy M20 came in at number 9 and Honor 7A at number 10 with SAR scores of 0.25W/Kg and .26W/Kg respectively. Motorola got some measure of revenge thanks to the SAR rating for the Razr 5G which was 0.27W/Kg making it 13th in the SAR rating among Android phones that emit the least amount of radiation.