Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T Top, Apple iPhone 7 Plus the Least in Emitting Radiation: Report

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One of the most concerning thing about the smartphones is the fact that they emit harmful radiations that can adverse effects on our brains. Almost all the smartphones emit radiations. However, you will be surprised to know some of the names that make an appearance in the list in the uppermost segment. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has released a list of smartphones arranged according to the radiation they emit.

Radiation Emission: Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T Ace the List

The list that was published online recently shows that the two of the most popular China-based handset brands have surpassed all the other brands in terms of the radiation emitted by their best-selling smartphones. Take a look at the following list of top 16 smartphones emitting the most radiation.

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As you can see, we have Xiaomi Mi A1 at the top of the list followed by the famous flagship from last year, OnePlus 5T. The picture shows the specific absorption rate of the smartphones that emit the most radiations. With 1.75 Watts per Kg, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is at the top of the list while the OnePlus 5T is the runner-up 1.68 watts per kg. If you start from the bottom, we have Apple iPhone 7 Plus with the least specific absorption rate of 1.24 watts per kg, making it the least radiation emitting smartphone among the other smartphones.

Huawei Contributes the most to the List

Out of the 16 smartphones, China-based brand Huawei has the most radiation emitting smartphones to offer here. The Huawei Mate 9 Plus, the Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei Gx8, the new Nova Plus from the Nova lineup, the Huawei P9 lite are some of the smartphones from the Chinese brands making it to the list. We also have OnePlus 5 on the list. The other brands include tech giant Apple, Blackberry, Sony Xperia, ZTE AXON, and Nokia.

BfS Sets the Maximum Limit of 0.60 W/kg for its Blue Angel Certification

The organisation that has collected this data is called the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). The entity has a huge database of equipment. The BfS has set 0.60 watts per kg as the maximum acceptable value for getting its Blue Angel certification. On the other hand, the American counterpart of this organisation, the FCC has set the acceptance limit for radiation emission to 1.6 watts per kg. Going by the American standards, we only have 3 smartphones with a red flag- Xiaomi Mi A1, OnePlus 5T, and Huawei Mate 9.

For most of us, our smartphones are always available at an arm’s distance. They are not just a gadget now, they are the most quintessential part of life. It’s hard to find a person without their phones these days because everything is in it. From making calls to making payments, booking a cab or a flight or a movie ticket or sending emails, we are dependent on our smartphones so much so that we keep it beside us while sleeping. With this level of usage and proximity, a lot of us can’t shake the feeling that this is damaging our health and there will unpleasant consequences in the long run. While solid research theories concluding the harmful effects of the mobile phones are tough to come by, the above list gives you an idea of what kind of risks cellphones can pose. We are always excited to celebrate the arrival of a new smartphone with rich-features, impressive specifications and premium exteriors, but we hardly think of what the threat of over-usage that would not be so benign in the future. OnePlus is one of the most celebrated brands globally. Almost all the offerings from the company have been received very well by the fans. This reading could come across as a minor setback for the fans.

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Gargi’s inclination towards gadgets developed over the four years that she invested on her Electronics and Communication degree. She last worked at HeyMojo Inc., where she lead the product marketing team and designed chatbots for the top QSRs around the world. Currently, she is a regular contributor at MySmartPrice and plans on enlightening readers with interesting news on smartphones and telecom industry. Oh, and did we forget to mention that she is also a growth hacker.

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