Top 10 Best American Low-sar Phones 2014
This top rated low-SAR American phone list doesn't just list low-SAR phones, it reports on the best phones in that category.
We start with a list of the top rated American cell phones and we keep only the cell phones which fit one of these two situation:
The best American 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 1.10 W/kg.
- An ear SAR rating of less than 1.20 and a body SAR rating of less than one (1).
* By the way, this low-sar phone best-of also exists for all countries (includes all phones).
#1. The LG G2
Packed with a slew of innovations here and there, the LG G2 starts with a 13-megapixel camera (with various functions, such as voice capture) and a video recorder capable of up to 60 frames per second. It also has its control buttons on the back cover (apparently to avoid mistakenly pressing them when grabbing the phone by its sides) and, with its 5.2-inch display, makes it to the phablet class. 22GB of memory are available to the user.SAR-specific features:
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#2. The LG Enact
Along with a beefed-up 2460mAh battery and a rare slide-out QWERTY keyboard (most new smartphones are touch only), the LG Enact offers a Starter Mode interface which is designed to ease in smartphone neophytes (and a Standard Mode for power users). It also comes with the standard mid-range fare: 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, dual core 1.2 GHz processor (with an Adreno graphic processor), 1 GB of RAM, 8GB memory, 5-megapixel camera (with a 1920 x 1080 video recorder), and a 4-inch TFT screen. With these modest features, it should sit comfortably well among the second-tier Android phones.SAR-related specs:
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#3. The LG Lucid 3
LG releases the latest phone in their Lucid series with the Lucid 3. It is equipped with mid-level apparatuses such as a 2440 mAh battery (the Lucid 2 had a 2460 mAh battery) that promises a talk time of up to 750 minutes (from a promised talk time of up to 1500 minutes), a 1.2Ghz quad-core processor (from a dual-core with the same clock time), 4G capability, a 4.7-inch main display (from 4.3 inches), and a 5-megapixel camera (no change).
Just like LG´s latest releases, it comes with the LG KnockOn system that allows users to access the home screen by tapping the screen twice (the pattern can be customized using LG´s KnockCode function and you can also turn off the display by tapping on an empty area of the home screen or the taskbar two times) and the KnockCode system that allows users to customize the pattern (the two taps) used in the KnockOn system.SAR-related features:
#4. The Motorola Droid Mini
Although handy in both size and price, the Motorola Droid Mini still offers some not-so-mini features: It carries a 10-megapixel Quick Capture camera, uses DuPont Kevlar in its body and Corning Gorilla Glass for its screen. It puts more focus on voice control with what Motorola calls its Touchless Control app. The 1.7GHz Dual-Core Krait CPU, 2GB of RAM, NFC capability, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean should also provide decent performance, despite its mid-range 4.3-inch LCD screen -- probably the reason for its Mini name. There is no talk time rating per se, but Motorola mentions a general 28 hours of usage time. By the way, it uses Motorola´s X8 8-core control system for graphic performance and to save battery time, among other things.
It also has the usual gyroscope, proximity sensors etc, but it is one of the rare smartphones that also include a barometer.SAR-related specs:
#5. The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
The Galaxy S3 had its mini version, so it is not so surprising for the Galaxy S4 to have its own too. As expected, it features the same design as the flagship phone, but with watered-down specifications: A 1.7GHz dual-core CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, and a 4.3 qHD Super AMOLED display. Nonetheless, Samsung reports that the mini delivers many of the features of its big brother, like special camera tools (Sound&Shot, Panorama Shot, and Story Album function), as well as other services, such as S Health and S Translator. On connectivity, it boasts 4G LTE technology capable of download speeds up to 100Mbps. Overall, the mini may not be as mighty as the Galaxy S4, but it seems quite respectable as a mid-range smartphone.SAR-related specs:
#6. The LG Optimus F6
Another member of the LG Optimus family, the F6 sports a dual-core processor, decent front- and rear-facing cameras (1.3-megapixel and 5-megapixel, respectively), and an equally decent battery life (up to eight hours of talk-time). It also boasts of its true-to-life 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540 pixels) IPS display. Its internal memory is only 4GB (with up to 32GB expansion) and it comes with a variety of pre-installed apps: The Vu:Talk handwritten note system, a 40-language quick translator app and an included universal remote control to use with the smartphone´s built-in infrared port.SAR-specific features:
#7. The Samsung Ativ S Neo
The Ativ S Neo is the 2013 version of the Ativ S, which uses the same operating system (Windows Phone 8) and dual-core Qualcomm MSM8930AA processor (but the S Neo has a speed of 1.4GHz while the Ativ S had 1.5GHz). It comes with ATIV Beam (for file-sharing with other NFC-enabled smartphones), and has an 8-megapixel camera and a 4.8-inch TFT screen (1280 x 720, 296 ppi). It has a 2000mAh battery with up to eight hours of browsing time for 3G (nine hours for 4G and 10 hours for Wi-Fi).SAR-related specs:
#8. The LG Optimus F7
Armed with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor working alongside the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS, the Optimus F7 seems to be a reasonably productive smartphone -- LG calls it a first-smartphone-user phone. It has a Gorilla Glass 2-protected screen (measuring 4.7 inches), an 8-megapixel main camera, a full HD video recorder (1920 x 1080), and a 2540 mAh battery (with a listed 13 hours of talk time). The LG apps it is packed with (Gesture Features, Polaris Viewer 4, QSlide 2.0, QuickMemo, Safety Care, VuTalk) also sound both creative and functional.SAR-related features:
#9. The Samsung Galaxy Prevail 2
Sweetly serviced by the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Samsung´s 3.4-ounce (98 grams) Galaxy Prevail 2 has a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 CPU, a 5-megapixel camera, 4GB of memory that is expandable to 64GB, and a 4-inch TFT screen. It has a battery capacity of 1750 mAh, reported standby time is 490 hours (talk time is up to eight hours). Evidently, its features don´t prevail as much as the name could hint - they´re just what one might expect of a more affordable entry-level smartphone.SAR-specific features:
#10. The Samsung Galaxy S III mini
The Galaxy S III mini is like a younger brother for the Galaxy S III — they look almost the same except that the S III mini is, well, a miniature version. Feature-wise, however, there is a big difference. The S III boasts truly high-end specs, whereas the S III mini´s features are only mid-range. It sports a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen.SAR-related specs:
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