Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Rubie

How important it is to check SAR of handsets nowadays?

  1. #1
    Gold Member webworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    793

    Question How important it is to check SAR of handsets nowadays?

    SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) denotes the amount of radiation absorbed in to our head while using a cellular phone. That means the higher the SAR the more will be the level of radiation.

    But I doubt whether it is important to check SAR of a handset before buying it? Or we can presume that all manufacturers ensure to keep it under permissible rate. However, I think it is not necessary to check it for well known brands like Samsung, Lumia, Sony etc.

  2. #2
    Silver Member pwarbi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    488

    Default

    To be honest as anybody ever really checked it or been influenced to buy a certain device because of the SAR rating, because I certainly haven't.

    I think it seemed to be one of these regulations that meant nothing to most people. A law was passed to say that manufacturers had to tell the buying public what the SAR rating of a device was. What they fail to realise is that most of the buying public don't actually care in the first place.

  3. #3
    Gold Member webworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    793

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by pwarbi View Post
    To be honest as anybody ever really checked it or been influenced to buy a certain device because of the SAR rating, because I certainly haven't.

    I think it seemed to be one of these regulations that meant nothing to most people. A law was passed to say that manufacturers had to tell the buying public what the SAR rating of a device was. What they fail to realise is that most of the buying public don't actually care in the first place.
    I think you are right. I only came to know of this aspect quite recently. But when I checked a number of Samsung and old Nokia phone profiles, they were well within the allowed range. I have no idea about other products . I think most of the well known brands would be within the specified limit only. Otherwise there are certain legal complications too.

    In fact even scientists are not 100% sure how these signals are affecting human brain. But it does affect, that is for sure.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    208

    Default

    I don't even consider checking my phone with regards to this SAR, but because I have seen it here I have made some researches. Although some countries have required a maximum levels of SAR for RF energy emitted by mobile phones, we're still not sure of other mobile devices if they follow a certain level to prevent the over usage of energies emitted that would probably cause risk on a mobile users helath.

    If a certain user is concern with regards to the effect of Frequencies produced by mobile phones, the most effective way of reducing the exposure is to hold the cell phone away from the body or by using a speakerphone or any hands-free accessories.
    webworld likes this.

  5. #5
    Silver Member pwarbi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    488

    Default

    Like you say, I think the SAR is well within the limits that are set on all mobile devices as manufacturers know right from the start what's expected. They aren't going to make a device that falls out of the regulations so even if people don't check, they can be assured that they will be safe to use anyway.

  6. #6
    Gold Member webworld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    793

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubie View Post
    If a certain user is concern with regards to the effect of Frequencies produced by mobile phones, the most effective way of reducing the exposure is to hold the cell phone away from the body or by using a speakerphone or any hands-free accessories.
    Yes, I think that is a valid point to have some safety. It would be better to keep your phone at a safe distance while connecting to a caller. You can take it to your ear once it is already connected. While in the process of connecting there is high chance of radiation.

    I had seen one experiment somewhere in YouTube (not sure though), wherein a guy kept a tomato in between two connected phones for about half an hour or so. Then there was mild smock started coming out of hot tomato. So it is always better to avoid prolonged use.

    Yes, as you already mentioned using a hands-free is a good suggestion. But if you are listening to a radio service then those speaker buds will act as an antenna too.

Similar Threads

  1. 3g speed on blackberry handsets?
    By rahulmathur9818@gmail.com in forum Vodafone 3G
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 4th May 2012, 04:19 PM
  2. Portal isnt showing NU usage nowadays
    By ajai5777 in forum BSNL broadband
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 23rd December 2009, 10:30 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10th July 2009, 09:14 PM
  4. always exceeding 2.5GB nowadays
    By srinpraveen in forum BSNL broadband
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 22nd June 2009, 02:21 PM
  5. Reliance Handsets
    By varad in forum Reliance Mobile
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13th December 2008, 10:43 AM