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Samsung Phones Emit the Least Amount of Radiation According to a Study

Xiaomi, OnePlus phones are on the other side of the spectrum

If there is one reason why you should get a Samsung phone in spite of better offerings, it involves the amount of radiation being emitted. Recently, a study by The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) released a database of phones and the amount of radiation they emit.

The database includes all current phones that were released as of December 10, 2018, and the measurement is done with the handset on the ear while calling.

On the phones with the least radiation emitted, five Samsung phones made it to the list, with the Galaxy Note 8 emitting the least amount of radiation at 0.17 watts per kilogram. The other Samsung phones that are part of the list include the Galaxy A8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy S9+

On the other side of the spectrum, Xiaomi and OnePlus lead the top 10 for phones with the most radiation emitted. The Mi A1 tops the list at 1.75 watts per kilogram.

Statista explains that while there is no universal guideline for a ‘safe’ level of phone radiation, only phones with a radiation emittance rate of less than 0.60 watts per kilogram are given a ‘Der Blaue Engel’ (Blue Angel) environmental friendliness certification by the German agency.

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