New Delhi: Smartphones have become an integral part of one’s life but the electronic gadget comes with a probable risk, that is, exposure to radiation. According to a report published by The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection, there is a high level of radiation emitted by both new and old smartphones. As per the data shared by Statista, the smartphones emitting the maximum radiation was Xiaomi’s Mi A1. Mi A1, an Android smartphone was launched in 2017 and is used widely by consumers.
There is a list of smartphone models as of December 10, 2018, which were tested for emitting radiations, and includes- Apple, BlackBerry, Google, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, OnePlus, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi and ZTE. Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, Google Pixel 3 XL, OnePlus 5, iPhone 7 and Sony Xperia XZ1 complete the top ten list.
The list showing the top 16 most radiation emitting devices is dominated by Xiaomi and OnePlus. Both Xiaomi and OnePlus have four devices each in the list while Google, Apple, Sony, HTC and ZTE have their devices in the list as well.
The tests were conducted while calling with the phone placed on the ear. The German certification for environmental friendliness, also known as ‘Der Blaue Engel’ (Blue Angel), only certifies phones that have a specific absorption rate of fewer than 0.60 watts per kilogram and all of the phones listed above have more than double the threshold value. Samsung Galaxy Note 8, ZTE Axon Elite and LG G7 emit the least amount of radiation among phones tested by the German agency.