The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection has measured and compared the level of radiation emitted from modern smartphones when held to an ear during a call.
According to the data published on Statista, the smartphone which emits the most radiation during a call is the Xiaomi Mi A1, followed by the OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi Max 3.
The iPhone 7 is the Apple smartphone with the highest level of radiation emission at 1.38 watts per kilogram, and the Google Pixel 3XL emits around the same level at 1.39W/kg.
Samsung smartphones are the best brand in terms of radiation emission, with the Note 8 emitting the least amount of radiation – 0.17W/kg.
The smartphones which emit the most and least radiation during a call are listed below.
Lowest radiation levels
|Samsung Galaxy Note 8||0.17W/kg|
|ZTE Axon Elite||0.17W/kg|
|Samsung Galaxy A8||0.24W/kg|
|Samsung Galaxy S8+||0.26W/kg|
|Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||0.26W/kg|
|HTC U11 Life||0.28W/kg|
|Samsung Galaxy S9+||0.29W/kg|
|Moto G5 Plus||0.30W/kg|
Highest radiation levels
|Xiaomi Mi A1||1.75W/kg|
|Xiaomi Mi Max 3||1.58W/kg|
|HTC U12 Life||1.48W/kg|
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 3||1.45W/kg|
|Google Pixel 3 XL||1.39W/kg|
|Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact||1.36W/kg|