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Levels of radiation for cell phones

FCC Guideline for cellphone radiation

The SAR for cell phone radiation was set at a maximum of 1.6 watts of energy absorbed per kilogram of body weight. The limit was set due to the thermal effects of cell phone radiation (all RF radiation can heat human body tissue at high enough levels) - it was not set to mitigate other biological effects cell phone radiation might have such as DNA damage or cancer.

The FCC SAR limit is based upon a cell phone call that averages 30 minutes when the cell phone is held at the ear. Holding a phone away from the body or using a wired earpiece lowers the amount of radiation absorbed, and text messaging rather than talking, further lowers that amount.

Android (from CNET)

Top radiation levels

Cell Phone Types              SAR Level

1 Motorola Droid Maxx 1.54

2 Motorola Droid Ultra        1.54

3 Motorola Moto E                1.50

4 Alcatel One Touch Evolve            1.49

5 Huawei Vitria 1.49

6 Kyocera Hydro Edge 1.48

7 Kyocera Kona 1.45

8 Kyocera Hydro XTRM 1.44

9 Nokia Asha 503 1.43

10 BlackBerry Z30 1.41

11 ZTE Source 1.41

12 ZTE Warp 4G 1.41

13 Nokia Lumia 925 1.40

14 Nokia Lumia 928 1.40

15 Kyocera Hydro Elite 1.39

16 T-Mobile Prism 2 1.38

17 Sprint Vital 1.38

18 Sprint Force 1.37

19 Huawei Pal 1.33

20 Kyocera Hydro Plus 1.33

 

Lowest levels for Android

Cellphone Types SAR Level

1 VeryKool RS90 0.18

2 Samsung Galaxy Note 0.19

3 ZTE Nubia 5 0.19

4 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 0.23

5 Samsung Galaxy Mega 0.28

6 Kyocera Dura XT 0.32

7 Pantech Discover 0.33

8 Samsung Galaxy Beam 0.35

9 Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II 0.36

10 Pantech Swift 0.37

11 Jitterbug Plus 0.39

12 Samsung Galaxy Appeal 0.40

13 LG Exalt 0.42

14 HTC One V 0.43

15 Nokia Lumia 1320 0.46

16 LG Optimus Vu 0.46

17 Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G 0.47

18 Samsung Rugby 3 0.47

19 HTC One Max 0.50

20 LG G2 0.51

IPhone levels

Cell Phone Model SAR Level

Apple iPhone X not yet available

Apple iPhone 8 Plus 1.19

Apple iPhone 8 1.20

Apple iPhone 7 Plus 1.19

Apple iPhone 7 1.20

Apple iPhone SE 1.19

Apple iPhone 6s Plus                  1.14

Apple iPhone 6s 1.14

Apple iPhone 6 Plus 1.19

Apple iPhone 6 1.18

Apple iPhone 5 1.18

Apple iPhone 5c 1.19

Apple iPhone 4S 1.19

Apple iPhone 4 (GSM) 1.11

Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) 0.87

Apple iPhone 3GS 0.67