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Top 20 Highest and Lowest Radiation Cell Phones in the US

highest and lowest radiation cell phonesMany studies have revealed that excess exposure to cell phones radiation can increase the risk of brain tumors. Therefore we must pay more attention to the radiation levels of a cell phone. Purchase a cell phone with the lowest SAR value that you can find.

SAR (specific absorbed radiation) is a way of measuring the amount of radiation in watts absorbed by a kilogram of body tissue. The lower the SAR value the less radiation the phone emits.

For a phone to pass FCC (Federal Communications Commission) certification and be sold in the US, its maximum SAR level must be less than 1.6 watts per kilogram. In the UK, the level is set to 2 watts per kilogram.

The following two tables list the top 20 highest and lowest radiation cell phones sold in the US.

Top 20 Highest Radiation Cell Phones

No Cell phone brand and model SAR Level
(watts/kg)
1 Motorola V195s 1.6
2 Motorola Zine ZN5 1.59
3 Motorola Rival 1.59
4 Motorola Bravo 1.59
5 Motorola Droid 2 Global 1.58
6 Sony Ericsson Satio (Idou) 1.56
7 Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro 1.55
8 Kyocera Jax S1300 1.55
9 Motorola VU204 1.55
10 RIM BlackBerry Curve 1.54
11 Motorola Crush 1.53
12 Nokia E71x 1.53
13 Nokia Astound 1.53
14 Motorola Defy 1.52
15 Motorola Grasp 1.52
16 Pantech Matrix 1.52
17 ZTE Salute 1.52
18 LG Rumor 2 1.51
19 RIM BlackBerry Bold 1.51
20 HTC SMT5800 1.49

Top 20 Lowest Radiation Cell Phones

No Cell phone brand and model SAR Level
(watts/kg)
1 Beyond E-Tech Duet D8 0.109
2 Samsung Eternity SGH-A867 0.194
3 Samsung Blue Earth 0.196
4 Samsung Infuse 4G 0.2
5 Samsung SGH-G800 0.23
6 Samsung Soul 0.24
7 Samsung Impression SGH-A877 0.27
8 Samsung Innov8 0.287
9 Samsung Acclaim 0.29
10 Samsung Replenish 0.3
11 Beyond E-Tech Duet D888 0.32
12 Huawei Ideos X5 0.34
13 T-Mobile Sidekick 4G 0.34
14 LG Quantum 0.35
15 Samsung SGH-T229 0.383
16 Samsung Haven 0.41
17 Samsung Evergreen 0.41
18 Samsung Captivate 0.42
19 Samsung Smiley 0.43
20 HTC Surround 0.439
Last updated: 11 June 2011

If your phone is not on either list, you can check the SAR level for your specific phone as sorted by manufacturer at CNET Reviews.

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