12 February 2019
Xiaomi Mi A1 and OnePlus 5T smartphones emit the highest level of radiation, according to research conducted the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection. The organisation has released the list of top 16 smartphones which emit the most radiation, which has been compiled by Statista based on the data provided by the German body.
The list is majorly dominated by models by Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi and OnePlus, whereas Samsung phones were found in the least radiation-emitting models. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reportedly is the lowest radiation-emitting phone with a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 0.17 watts per kilogram.
The list has been published by Statista and states that Xiaomi Mi A1 emits the most radiation with a specific absorption rate of 1.74 watts per kilogram. The OnePlus 5T is one the second spot, with an absorption rate of 1.68 watts per kilogram. On the third spot, is the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 with the specific absorption rate of 1.58 watts per kilogram. OnePlus' latest flagship phone the OnePlus 6T is also amongst the five phones which have been found to emit the highest level of radiation with an absorption rate of 1.55 watts per kilogram.
Eight of the top 16 handsets in the list with the highest radiation levels were from Xiaomi and OnePlus. Surprisingly, the list also includes the iPhone 7 which has an absorption rate of 1.38 watts per kilogram. The Google Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, and the Apple iPhone 8 are also in the list, however, none of the Samsung models are on the list.
Statista reports that Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy A8 (2018), Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy S9+ are among the phones with the least radiation levels. Other models which reportedly give less radiation are the ZTE Axon Elite, LG G7 ThinQ, HTC U11 Life, and Moto G5 Plus.