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Xiaomi and Samsung Smartphones Identified Among Top Radiation Emitters in 2024

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By Edith Muthoni

Updated May 11, 2024

Smartphones have become essential tools in our daily lives, serving as communication devices, entertainment hubs, and productivity tools. However, lingering apprehensions about the possible health implications of the radiation emitted by these modern devices have always loomed large. According to, popular phone models Xiaomi and Samsung emitted the most radiation in 2024.

The site’s financial analyst, Edith Reads, comments:

The growing pains of technology include radiation emission, which is solely contributed by the electromagnetic frequencies produced. The materials and technology used to make these phones affect the frequencies produced, hence calling onto tech companies to make considerable design choices to lower the risks associated with excessive radiation exposure.

Stocklytics financial analyst, Edith Reads

Smartphone Radiation In 2024

The evolution of technology has gradually augmented smartphone radiation, much like the rising carbon footprint. Unfortunately, significant technology advancements bring with them the pains of associated radiation, and user-favourite brands, including Xiaomi and Samsung, are the most affected. Xiaomi, in particular, presents multiple models that contribute significantly to this concern, amplifying user apprehensions.

The Xiaomi-Mi A1, in particular, has grabbed the attention of most users with its soaring radiation levels. Its Specific Absorption Rate is incredibly unsettling, with a SAR (ear) of 1.75 W/kg and SAR (body) of 0.76W/kg. Also adding to Xiaomi’s alarming levels is the Xiaomi-Mi Max 3 series with a SAR (ear) of 1.58W/Kg and SAR (body) of 1.42 W/kg. Its 5G model also has similar SAR (ear) levels and a slightly elevated SAR (body) of 1.56 W/kg.

Moreover, the Samsung A23 5G series also raises significant concerns with spiralling SAR close to 1.5 W/kg for both the (ear) and (body). The famous Galaxy Z Fold 4 is also in the limelight for shockingly high radiations with a SAR (ear) of 1.30 W/kg and SAR( body) of 1.51 W/kg. Its counterpart, Galaxy Z Fold 5, adds to the list with a SAR (ear) of 1.24 W/kg.

Lower Radiation Alternatives from Google and Apple

Devices such as the Google Pixel 3a and 4a and Apple’s iPhone 7 series demonstrate lower radiation levels, ranging from approximately 1.36 W/kg to 1.39 W/kg for the ear. This suggests that maintaining lower radiation levels remains challenging for major tech companies. The Oppo Reno 5G (CHP1921) also registers notably high radiation levels, with a SAR of 1.36 W/kg for the ear.

While Xiaomi and Samsung dominate in radiation emission, several models from these brands contribute significantly less to overall radiation levels. Examples include the Samsung Note 10 series, A55 and A35 series, and the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and Note 7 Pro, all exhibiting negligible SAR readings for the ear.

What to Expect in the Future Concerning Smartphone Radiation

Preceding mobile technologies like 2G, 3G, and 4G roughly emit 0.7-2.7 GHz in the lower frequency range. However, the emergence of 5G is set to utilize a much broader spectrum, up to 80 GHz. This significant increase in frequency raises concerns about the potential for even higher radiation emissions from 5G-enabled smartphones unless proper precautions are taken.

Xiaomi and Samsung smartphones ranking among the top radiation emitters in 2024 is a reminder of the multifaceted nature of technological progress. As consumers, staying informed and discerning about our device choices is vital to balancing convenience and safety.

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