German authority speaks plain language: This mobile phone radiates the strongest

German authority speaks plain language: This mobile phone radiates the strongest

And the Red Lantern goes to... Motorola. According to the latest study by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection, a smartphone from the traditional brand has the highest SAR value. Two well-known manufacturers are completely missing in the ranking.

It is common knowledge that Germans are afraid of radiation. In probably no other country are there so many nuclear power fearful rabbits, 5G objectors or electro smog. So it is not surprising that the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) also keeps meticulous records of the so-called SAR value ("Specific Absorption Rate") per kilogram, which indicates how strong the radiation intensity of individual models is .

Motorola Edge has the highest SAR value

In the current ranking, according to Statista, the Motorola Edge has a SAR value of 1.79 - and thus secures first place. Silver and bronze medals go to the Chinese manufacturers ZTE and OnePlus. The ZTE Axon 11 5G and OnePlus 6T have SAR values ​​of 1.59 and 1.55, respectively.

Fourth place goes to the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus, which is well below the top trio with a SAR value of 1.41. Next comes the third-generation Pixel, which has a SAR of 1.39, and the Pixel 4a, which has a SAR of 1.37. The Oppo Reno 5G is on par with the Pixel 4a. 8th place goes to Sony: Xperia XZ1 Compact shines with a SAR value of 1.36.

Remarkable: Smartphones from Samsung and Apple are completely absent . The two big players in the industry apparently have comparatively low-radiation devices on offer.

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Values ​​are below the WHO limit

Important to know: The "radiation when making calls with the device on the ear" was measured, as Statista writes. And: The upper limit of the World Health Organization (WHO) is a SAR value of 2 per kilogram . The Motorola Edge, ZTE Axon 11 and Co. are also well below this threshold. According to BfS, a smartphone is considered low-radiation if it has a SAR value of 0.6 per kilogram.


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