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  • iPhone 4S Exposes You to Three Times More Radiation Than Samsung Galaxy S III


    The heated debate of picking an Android device or picking an iOS device is always constant. Many people look to compare hardware specs, software features, and many more things but one thing that people probably tend to overlook is the radiation measurement of each device. The company behind the radiation measurement app, Tawkon, recently released an infographic detailing the SAR (a measurement of the rate at which energy is absorbed by the body when exposed to a radio frequency electromagnetic field) score of various popular smartphones.

    Turns out, Apple’s iPhone 4S was the second highest offender with a SAR level of 1.11 w/kg, coming very close to hitting the maximum SAR level allowed by the FCC (which is 1.6 w/kg). In fact, the iPhone 4S tripled the SAR level of the Galaxy S III, which ended up coming in at the bottom of the totem pole with a SAR score of 0.34 w/kg. The level of radiation as well as the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) has been a long controversial topic in regards to smartphones and the effects they have on our bodies. There are several conflicting reports out there and it seems the only thing everyone seems to agree upon is that no one knows exactly what kind of effects the non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation emitted by cellphones have on human tissue.



    It is suggested that consumers just be cautious of any level of radiation exposure. While the SAR levels and the maximum level set by the FCC are well below the level at which laboratory testing indicates adverse health effects could occur, it’s always better to be safe than sorry and limit your daily smartphone use (no matter which device you end up using).

    If the topic really intrigues you, more information can be found on the topic by clicking here.

    Source: Tawkon
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 4S Exposes You to Three Times More Radiation Than Samsung Galaxy S III started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Sweet, maybe we will get super powers.
    1. roneraven's Avatar
      roneraven -
      That's why we have Bluetooth lol

      +1 on the superpowers!!
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
      Sweet, maybe we will get super powers.
    1. Senyaichiya's Avatar
      Senyaichiya -
      Bluetooth and a headset!
      I'm a huge headset whore.
      I'm not too worried about the radiation we probably get more from getting a tooth x-rayed.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
      Sweet, maybe we will get super powers.
      I like ur thinking
    1. brodimus's Avatar
      brodimus -
      So? It's not like I use it to make phone calls anyway.
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Wondering why the iphone uses 3x as much; or is it one of those 'no MSG fads, cooked with water not oil things'.
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      so sad, my iphone is killing me ☹
    1. Moztoneted's Avatar
      Moztoneted -
      Well a few friends of mine who're always proposing war between my iPhone and there Samsung phones recently upgraded to the Galaxy S3 and have been reporting major missed calls and call drop out when they actually connect.
      They are on three differing networks and live in 5 different areas.

      Maybe the antenna is weaker.
      Maybe the higher SAR rating is due to the functioning of the iPhone's more powerful antenna...??!
      I don't know...
      Just saying...
      The experts can correct me.
    1. Spazmonic's Avatar
      Spazmonic -
      Quote Originally Posted by hank197857 View Post
      so sad, my iphone is killing me ☹
      Do people even talk on the phone anymore?
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Probably one of those things that take 1000x the amount recorded to do any damage, they prob tested on rats LOL :P

      Ya a buddy of mine got a GS3 and had major problems with it, he called samsung tech support and believe or not they sent him some ota patches for known issues with the phone. LMFAO :P Told him WTF?? would a company like that release a phone with known issues?? LOL Sorry but another reason why i stick with iPhone.
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hank197857 View Post
      so sad, my iphone is killing me ☹
      I would not be caught dead using a android piece of crap
    1. zrevai's Avatar
      zrevai -
      Quote Originally Posted by tridley68 View Post
      I would not be caught dead using a android piece of crap
      No but you may be found dead using your iPhone.

      Smart Electric/Gas Meters and their Smart Grids are still probably more dangerous in terms of radiation anyway! I for one won't stop using my iPhone anytime soon!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Glad I don't have a BB Bold 9700.

    1. Jarolin Vargas's Avatar
      Jarolin Vargas -
      Who has ever gotten cancer because of taking on a cellphone? I think the sun is a litrle more dangerous then my iphone.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jarolin Vargas View Post
      Who has ever gotten cancer because of taking on a cellphone? I think the sun is a litrle more dangerous then my iphone.
      That is one of the things that is difficult to pinpoint. Sources of some cancers are always debated. Could be plenty of people that got a form from cell phones or from something else or all combined. It is just added to the pool of items on the list of possible cuases.

      Quote Originally Posted by roneraven View Post
      That's why we have Bluetooth lol
      Yea but think about it if your a guy. Where is your phone usually located. Using bluetooth is just giving the exposure to other parts of your body; like where the phone is and still transmitting signal that would be near your head otherwise.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Like your phone will make a difference when pretty much everything around you (in a first world country) gives off slight radiation and on that small of a scale it's large.. Telephone lines etc...
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      Like your phone will make a difference when pretty much everything around you (in a first world country) gives off slight radiation and on that small of a scale it's large.. Telephone lines etc...
      Exactly. We are bombarded daily 24/7 with waves/transmissions from all sorts of things.
    1. Agent929's Avatar
      Agent929 -
      Lol well do you want a good phone or a POS
    1. c0deName_ZERO's Avatar
      c0deName_ZERO -
      Quote Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
      Sweet, maybe we will get super powers.
      ....Awsome ....