Top 10 Best American Low-sar Phones 2014
This best low-SAR American 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 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-related 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 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:
#4. 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:
#5. 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:
#6. 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:
#7. The Cat B15
Manufacturing giant Caterpillar promises brains and brawn in its dual-core 1GHz Android 4.1 smartphone that is expected to survive being submerged under three feet of water for 30 minutes and being dropped onto concrete from a height of six feet (preferably set concrete though). It has a 4-inch screen with a wet finger tracking feature (which means it can respond even to wet fingers) and an 800 x 480-pixel resolution. It also features a 5-megapixel camera, a 2000mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of storage memory.SAR-related features:
#8. 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-related specs:
#9. The Nokia Lumia 520
The Lumia 520 is billed as Nokia´s most affordable Windows smartphone, yet surprisingly, it offers some respectable features. Indeed, most specs are average (a 1GHz dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel camera), but it also includes a 4-inch display that Nokia claims to be so sensitive that it can be used even while wearing gloves.SAR-related specs:
#10. The LG Lucid 2
A smartphone for the Android novices, the LG Lucid 2 lives up to its name with the Starter Mode, a simplified and easy-to-use interface. Newbie-oriented features aside, its main specifications are mostly mid-range, most notable of which are a dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch AH-IPS display, and up to 64GB MicroSD memory expansion. Its camera is only 5-megapixel, but it could shoot videos at full 1080p HD resolution.SAR-related features:
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