Originally Posted by 3di
my S9+ died and I got a warranty refund.
I don't want to say it was a Bad one, but maybe this is a Chance to go for a new one.
I would like to go for a Oneplus 7Pro, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 9 5g or the Vivo Nex 3. But all of them seen to have very high sar values that scared me.
Sammy seems to do a good Job there, have you got some suggestions for me.
*6,2" and up
*845, 855 or similar
Thanks in advance!
The phones you mention are all decent phones. It depends on your specific needs of course.
As for SAR-values, there is no need to worry. If a phone is on the market, this means its sar-values are not over "safe limits", this includes well known chinese manufacturers. I put "safe limits" in quotations, because even if a sar value would be well over the set limits (by the fcc for example) it won't pose any risk. I would propose to read into this subject from some reputable sources if it worries you still.
With regards to displayed sar-values, there are a few important things to note:
Sar (specific absorption rate) denotes the energy your skin will absorb (much like sitting in the sun would). This is measured differently in the eu than in the us. (Not in a comparable way), making comparisons difficult.
Sar values do not tell you everything. These values are determined as 'worst case scenario' measurement, thus phones generally do not come close to this value with daily use.
Sar is dependent on the distance to the connection strength and thus the distance to cell towers.
The amount of em emitted by a phone is dependent on many factors. Efficient phones with a better antenna (but high sar) may very well emit much, much less EM than a phone with lower sar, but more inefficiencies.
In short: the sar-value cannot really tell you the amount of radiation your skin will absorb when using your phone. Either way, despite much research on this and at this point in time an abundance of data, no evidence is found for harmful effects of phone use. I would not pay attention to the sar-values, but rather go with a phone that has a good antenna and reliable connectivity. The more bands the phone supports in your area the better.