Top 10 Best Low-sar Phones 2016



This top rated low-SAR phone list doesn't just list low-SAR phones, it reports on the best phones in that category.

Methodology
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:

  1. A low ear SAR value of no more than 0.66 W/kg.
  2. A body SAR rating of less than 0.67 W/kg.
The best phones that meet these critieria are then presented from the top rated to the lowest rated cell phone.

#1. The Samsung Galaxy A5

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy A5.
Average Rating:
80.5%



Description:

The 1st best low-SAR phone is armed with the Ultra Power Saving Mode, a typical energy-saving feature offered by most of Samsung's front-line Androids.

SAR-specific features:

  • Ear SAR value: 0.65 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.48 w/Kg

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#2. The Microsoft Lumia 535

A picture of the Microsoft Lumia 535.
Average Rating:
76.7%



Description:

The Microsoft Lumia 535 is a low-SAR (0.46 w/Kg) mid-range 5-incher that sports two 5-megapixel cameras -- one at the back, and a Skype-integrated one up front. Its specs are headed by Cortana, Microsoft's proprietary voice assistant, which might just fare well against Apple's Siri AI. Its internal memory caps off at 8GB, but does come with 15GB worth of free cloud storage and support for up to 128GB of space using a microSD card. This Windows 8.1 smartphone runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with a 1GB RAM to match.

SAR-related features:

  • Ear SAR value: 0.46 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.38 w/Kg

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#3. The Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

Photo of the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM.
Average Rating:
80%



Description:

Continuing Microsoft's Lumia smartphone series is the 5-inch Lumia 535 Dual SIM, a Corning-Gorilla-Glass-3-equipped model that sports 5-megapixel cameras on each side of its body. It comes with Cortana, a personal voice assistant that helps you navigate your way through the phone's features. Storage-specs-wise, this quad-core model comes with an 8GB internal memory, an up-to-128GB expansion support, and 15GB worth of free cloud storage via OneDrive. Skype, Facebook, and other social networking apps also come preinstalled in this mid-range package.

SAR-specific specifications:

  • Ear SAR value: 0.46 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.38 w/Kg

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#4. The Micromax Unite 3

Micromax Unite 3 picture.
Average Rating:
80%



Description:

With a particular focus on uniting users with language barriers, the budget-class Micromax Unite 3 offers 10 preloaded regional languages, the Unite translator, and Firstouch regional keyboard layouts. It also comes with an array of preloaded apps like Facebook, Clean Master, and Newshunt.

Its basic specs include a 4.7-inch WVGA display and a quad-core 1.3GHz processor revving in unison with 1GB's worth of RAM. The Unite 3 sports 8- and 2-megapixel cameras, the former capable of capturing 720p videos. Its 8GB internal memory is expandable by up to 32GB via microSD.

SAR-related features:

  • Ear SAR value: 0.20 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.40 w/Kg

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#5. The Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo Plus picture.
Average Rating:
100%



Description:

The 5-inch Galaxy Grand Neo Plus adds a 2-megapixel sub-camera and the Android KitKat platform to its forbear's offering.

SAR-related specs:

  • Ear SAR value: 0.374 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.647 w/Kg

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#6. The Samsung Jitterbug 5

A picture of the Samsung Jitterbug 5.
Average Rating:
80%



Description:

Typical basic phone attributes merge with an array of health and security services in the Samsung Jitterbug 5. For emergencies or accidents, it lets you connect to on-call assistance using the special 5Star key. It also has a 24/7 line with registered nurses or board-certified doctors, in case you need medical advise. To complement its customer service, it relies on a battery that lasts for up to 25 days of mixed usage on a single charge. Like most clamshells, it comes with separated and backlit keys to make texting and phone navigation easier.

SAR-specific specifications:

  • Ear SAR value: 0.40 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.42 w/Kg

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#7. The LG G3 Beat

LG G3 Beat picture.
Average Rating:
74%



Description:

Designed to serve LG's mid-range market is the mini version of their flagship G3 model. The G3 Beat sports a 5-inch HD IPS display and an 8-megapixel camera - both only a bit shy of the high-end classification. It runs on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and is powered by a 2450mAh Li-Ion battery. Imaging-wise, its 8-megapixel camera (with a 1.3-mp front cam) is easily above other middle class Androids. The 8GB internal memory doubles up the class average as well. Despite classified as a high-tech mid-range device - with its 4G LTE and laser auto-focus, among others - it only has a 1GB RAM. Also, we were unable to find any special music feature the name Beat could be hinting to.

SAR-related specs:

  • Ear SAR value: 0.46 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.64 w/Kg

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#8. The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2

Photo of the Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2.
Average Rating:
80%



Description:

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.

SAR-related features:

  • Ear SAR value: 0.625 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.572 w/Kg

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#9. The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime picture.
Average Rating:
67%



Description:

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.

SAR-specific features:

  • Ear SAR value: 0.469 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.323 w/Kg

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#10. The Lenovo P70

A picture of the Lenovo P70.
Average Rating:
61%



Description:

The 5-inch HD IPS Lenovo P70 ferries the brand's Android family into 2015 with 4000mAh worth of battery power, a 64-bit octa-core processor, and a Mali-T760 MP2 GPU clocked at 700MHz. Also listed among its high-end specs are 13- (back) and 5-megapixel (front) cameras, as well as signature Lenovo apps like the DOit assistance suite. It comes with an expandable 16GB internal memory accompanied by a 2GB RAM for multitasking. The P70's network reach covers 2G (GSM), 3G (HSPA+), and 4G (FDD-LTE) networks, with the typical Bluetooth, Radio, and GPS support on board as well.

SAR-specific specifications:

  • Ear SAR value: 0.384 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.467 w/Kg

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