Top 10 Best American Low-sar Phones 2017



This top rated low-SAR American 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 American cell phones and we keep only the cell phones which fit one of these two situation:

  1. As of 2017, we set the low ear SAR value to no more than 0.86 W/kg.
  2. ...And we removed the minimum for body SAR rating, assuming that users worried about cell phone radiation are mostly concerned with the effect it may have on their brain.
Consequently, the best American phones that meet these critieria are then presented from the top rated to the lowest rated cell phone.

* By the way, this low-sar phone best-of also exists for all countries (includes all phones).

#1. The Alcatel Pop 4 Plus

Description

SAR-specific features

  • Ear SAR value: 0.78 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 1.18 w/Kg
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#2. The Samsung Galaxy J3

Description

Samsung's Galaxy J family grows with the 2015 J3, a 5-inch HD (Super AMOLED) model that maintains its siblings' mass-tier orientation. Its specs include a 5-inch Super AMOLED HD (1280 x 720) display, a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU (1.5GB RAM), and a 2600mAh battery. These are accompanied by Samsung's Smart Manager app suite, an 8-megapixel camera, and an 8GB memory expandable by up to 128GB. Black, White, and Gold are among the J3's color options.

SAR-related specs

  • Ear SAR value: 0.618 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.304 w/Kg
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#3. The Samsung Galaxy J7

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy J7.
Average Star Rating:
83%

Description

Released alongside the Galaxy J5, the J7 is the more advanced variant between Samsung's 2015 sequels to the J1, sporting a 1.4GHz octa-core processor and a 5.5-inch HD display. Additionally, it comes with a higher battery capacity (3000mAh), which is similarly preintegrated with the Super Power Saving Mode. Its remaining specs, which include a 13-megapixel f/1.9 back-facing camera, a 5-megapixel frontal sub-sensor, and a 1.5GB RAM, are identical to the J5's. It comes loaded with a 16GB internal memory expandable to up to 128GB via microSD.

SAR-specific features

  • Ear SAR value: 0.807 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.807 w/Kg
Full specs

#4. The ZTE Maven

Photo of the ZTE Maven.
Average Star Rating:
80%

Description

Unveiled together with the ZTE Sonata's sequel, this entry-level Android from ZTE nods to practical buyers with its rather low-cost specs. These include a 4.5-inch FWVGA LCD screen adorned with the Lollipop platform (version 5.1) and the Dolby's signature audio technology. Its front and back cameras stand at 0.3 and 5 megapixels respectively. Under the Maven's Blue-Grey shell is a 1.2GHz four-core processor, a 1GB RAM, and a 2100mAh battery. It comes with an 8GB internal memory and a typical 32GB microSD support. It captures 4G LTE Cat 4 networks.

SAR-related features

  • Ear SAR value: 0.77 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 1.35 w/Kg
Full specs

#5. The LG Premier LTE

Description

LG expands its lineup of basic prepaid smartphones with the 4G-enabled Premier LTE, a 5.3-inch HD Lollipop-sporting Android that offers the Capture+ app, which lets you write/draw on almost any screen, a 5-megapixel selfie camera with Gesture Shot, and a 2300mAh battery scoring an 840-minute talk time. Its other budget-tier specs include an 8-megapixel main camera at the back, a 1.2GHz quad-core engine coupled with only 1GB of RAM, and an 8GB memory with room for only up to 32GB of microSD storage. Emphasizing its low-caliber offering is the Premier LTE's black-only color option.

SAR-related specs

  • Ear SAR value: 0.74 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.85 w/Kg
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#6. The BLU Studio C 5 Plus 5

Photo of the BLU Studio C 5 Plus 5.
Average Star Rating:
77%

Description

BLU's 2015 Studio C 5+5 decorates its entry-level profile with an electrolyzed metal frame and a leather-like jacket (with 7 different colors), but its highlight is the 5-megapixel OV5670 front cam, which shares its resolution with the main HD-recording camera on its rear. It comes with 2000mAh of power in the tank, accompanied by a MediaTek 1.3GHz quad-core CPU and a 1GB RAM.

SAR-specific features

  • Ear SAR value: 0.6 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 1.9 w/Kg
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#7. The Samsung Galaxy A8

A picture of the Samsung Galaxy A8.
Average Star Rating:
76%

Description

Surfacing with a mere 5.9mm-thin profile and a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED facade, the Galaxy A8 is one of the sleekest models in Samsung's galaxy. It comes with a fingerprint sensor just like the flagship S6 models, allowing you to safeguard the phone and make various micropayments. This octa-core (1.5GHz + 1GHz) Android also comes with the Samsung Smart Manager app, which keeps track of your phone's performance, with visual data representation as well. Its dual camera sensors stand at 16 and 5 megapixels respectively. Topping off its high-profile spec sheet are Bluetooth v4.1, NFC, and 3050mAh of battery power.

SAR-specific specifications

  • Ear SAR value: 0.81 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 1.19 w/Kg
Full specs

#8. The Cat S30

A picture of the Cat S30.
Average Star Rating:
78%

Description

Described by Cat as no-nonsense tough phone, the 4.5-inch S30 takes on the outdoors with a water, dust, and shock-resistant casing, an anti-scratch screen layer with wet-finger tracking, and a 3000mAh power capacity. Its less gritty specs include 5- and 2-megapixel cameras (Full HD max video capture), a 1.1GHz quad-core CPU, and an 8GB internal memory (expandable). The S30 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

SAR-specific specifications

  • Ear SAR value: 0.56 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 1.11 w/Kg
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#9. The ZTE Max Duo LTE

Description

SAR-related specs

  • Ear SAR value: 0.25 (* This is for the CDMA version Z962VL. The SAR value is 0.46w/Kg for the GSM version Z962BL) w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 1.18 (* This is for the CDMA version. The body SAR value is 1.19w/Kg for the GSM version) w/Kg
Full specs

#10. The Samsung Galaxy J1 Duos

Description

A dual-SIM addition to Samsung's entry-level Galaxy J family, the Galaxy J1 Duos comes with a 4GB memory expandable by up to 128GB as well as 5- and 2-megapixel cameras, the latter equipped with the Palm Selfie function. Also part of this 3G-only model's specs are a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU (512MB RAM) and a 1850mAh battery, while its 4.3-inch WVGA (800 x 480) TFT screen ties it all together. The J1 Duos is available in Black, White, and Blue.

SAR-specific features

  • Ear SAR value: 0.539 w/Kg
  • Body SAR Rating: 0.334 w/Kg
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