This best low-SAR phone list doesn't only list low-SAR phones, it shows the top phones in that category.
We start with a list of the top rated cell phones and we keep only the cell phones which fit one of these two situation:
The best phones that meet these critieria are then presented from the top rated to the lowest rated cell phone.
- A low ear SAR rating of no more than 0.95 W/kg.
- A body SAR rating of less than one (1).
Taking after Samsung's Galaxy Alpha flagship is the 5-inch 6.7mm thin Galaxy A5, replacing the brand's traditional plastic casing with a full metal unibody design. It sports a 13-megapixel camera at the back, with a pretty respectable 5-megapixel one on the front side. Unlike the octa-core-equipped Alpha, it runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with a 2GB RAM -- a duo that we have seen on several other mid-level models. It offers a pretty spacious 16GB internal memory, and allows up to 64GB worth of expansion though its microSD slot.
Sonim follows up their ultra rugged XP6 with the 4-inch XP7, retaining several of the former's key selling points. It boasts a whopping 4800mAh battery capacity inside an IP68/69-certified shell, and supports glove usability as well. Also, just like the XP6, it comes with a relatively long 3-year warranty, covering the device for both malfunctions and accidental damages. Its native memory caps off at 16GB, with a 1GB RAM capacity alongside it. The SP7's other specs, which include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and an 8-megapixel rear camera, land it a mid-level shelf.
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This 4.5-inch KitKat-run Android from Samsung targets audiences who are on relatively low budgets, sporting 5- and 2-megapixel cameras, and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. The Galaxy Core Prime's 2000mAh battery is accompanied by the Ultra Power Saving Mode that automatically restricts unnecessary functions in order to extend battery life at low power levels -- a rather common perk among Samsung models. It also adds LTE to Samsung's usual entry-level specs set, and offers an 8GB internal memory expandable to up to 64GB using a microSD card.
Alcatel's answer to other phablets released during the IFA 2014 is the 6-inch FHD OneTouch Hero 2, which they pitch as an Android that boosts your digital creativity. Among its selling points are the mobile MagicFlip DJ mixer and its capacitive stylus accessory. Behind its oleophobic (anti-oil) OGS screen is an octa-core processor from MediaTek clocked in at 2GHz -- adding Alcatel to the list of brands in the eight-core department. 2GB worth of RAM and a 3100mAh battery are also in the mix. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 5-megapixel sidekick up front. The Hero 2 also comes with a stylus pen and its own MagicFlip cover.
This slight update to the 5.5-inch HTC Desire 816 sports a similar display size and Full HD resolution, but comes with two nano SIM card slots this time around. Like many HTC Androids, the Desire 816G Dual SIM offers the customizable BlinkFeed feature as well as the BoomSound audio technology. It is also rigged with a quad-core processor revved up at 1.3GHz. It does not sport any ultrapixel lens, but it does have a high-end 13-megapixel FHD camera, with a 5-megapixel selfie cam, too. Other hardware components include a 2600mAh battery and an 8GB internal memory (1GB RAM).
This 4.3-inch model kicks off Samsung's Galaxy J series, which will likely turn out to be a budget Android family member, judging by the J1's 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1850mAh battery, and 0.5GB RAM. Its front-line specs include an up-to-128GB external memory support, gesture-initiated camera options, and the Ultra Power Saving Mode. The J1's rear camera also records HD 720p videos at 30fps, while its frontal sidekick stands at 2 megapixels. It is available in Black, White, and Blue, which are classic color alternatives from Samsung.
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