The S7 edge has the safest SAR rating of all current flagships, just like S6 edge before it

The S7 edge has the safest SAR rating of all current flagships, just like S6 edge before it
Along the whole cell phones are dangerous/not dangerous debate shebang, we tend to forget that there is this metric called the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) rating, and all of the phones sold in the US have to keep it on the down low, with the FCC cutoff standing at 1.6w/kg. Thus, the episodic scares about cell phones frying your brains out are usually just that.

Nevertheless, everyone's body gets affected by radio emissions differently, and everybody talks for different lengths of time on the phone, that is why it is somewhat intriguing to know which phone amongst the current popular ones in the US has the lowest Head SAR rating. Well, according to our database of phone specs, it is the Galaxy S7 edge, just like the S6 edge before it was the best in that respect, and still is.

The S7 edge has an exact Head SAR value of only 0.264W/kg, which is pretty amazing. Next in line is the Asus ZenFone 3 at 0.278W/kg, then the Galaxy A5 with 0.290W/kg, and the Moto Z with 0.304W/kg. The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus clock in at 1.38W/kg and 1.24W/kg, respectively, while with 1.5W/kg the honor 8 is encroaching on the FCC threshold, but is still within the safe limits. 

There you have it, besides being a fine and popular phone, the S7 edge is also keeping its unsavory radio frequency emissions on the down low, for those who are adamant about this metric.

source: AH

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Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

800$ for one of the highest SAR on a flagship phone combined with one of the worst battery life on a flagship phone for the non plus model. Apple is really trying very hard to convince me that for them they think we are monkeys.

3. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

But isheeps love buying outdated specs.

4. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Whether you like it or not, iSheeps will continue buying hater

2. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Butthurt isheep trolls incoming 3.2.1

11. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

It doesn't really matter if it's below 1.6 since this value already has safety calculations behind it and lol I'm not an iFan

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

My butter flavored popcorn is ready.

8. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Hello Mister 100-85=25. It seems that you don't sleep at all and made PA your home.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I saw the article where he stayed that, and it's even funnier, cause he was actually serious LOLLL.

6. Papa_Ji

Posts: 857; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Nothing surprising.... Today everyone knows iPhones are crap..

12. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I pronounce you and Techie husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride.

7. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I'm really surprised Apple hasn't targeted this yet, because they've been historically one of the worst since the iPhone 4. If this translated at least in to a better signal/reception, they'd have an argument, but the reception is not better, possibly even worse than the S7.

13. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Much worse compared to S6 vs iPhone 6s: I am thinking S7 is probably better than S6 so you get the picture.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well, I just happen to own the lowest SAR rated phone then.

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's not a tumah!

15. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

actually this is an old news samsung is doing this for years now my old galaxy note 4 for example noted in the user manual that the device it had an sar rating below the average and below the normal energy level absorbed by the body

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