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How to check Radiation Level(SAR Value) of your Smartphone ?

This article will help you to check the radiation level of your smartphone. With the USSD Code mentioned in this post, you can check the radiation level in Android, Windows and Apple based products and mobile phones like Samsung, Asus, Nokia, Sony, Redmi, Xiaomi, HTC, Micromax, iPhone, iPad, Motorola etc.

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How to check Radiation Level(SAR Value) of your Smartphone ? 

Smartphone can now be called as an essential need in our daily life and we cannot think to move anywhere without it. However, excessive use of smartphone may cause heath problems. You must keep in mind that the smartphones with bad SAR Value is very dangerous for your health.

Health Risks with High Radiation(SAR Value) Smartphone

Some of the most common health risks associated with using a smartphone with bad SAR are :

  • Breakdown of Blood Brain Barrier
  • Increased Risk of Eye Cancers
  • Increased Risk of Ear Tumors
  • Increased Risk of Other Cancers

What is SAR ?

SAR(Specific Absorption Rate) is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted limits for safe exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy  which is  1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).  Any smartphone  at or below this SAR levels is “safe” to use.

USSD Code to check Radiation Level(SAR Value)

You can check Radiation level in terms of SAR of your smartphone by dialing a USSD code*#07#, if you get SAR below 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg) then it is ACCEPTABLE otherwise you are advised to change your smartphone immediately.

SAR levels of Popular Smartphones 

  • iPhone 6:>>  1.59 W/kg
  • LG G3:>> 0.99 W/kg
  • LG G2:>> 1.44 W/kg
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2:>> 0.42 W/kg
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3:>> 1.07 W/kg
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4:>> 1.20 W/kg
  • Samsung Galaxy S5:>> 1.28 W/kg
  • HTC One (M8):>> 1.29 W/kg

One interesting fact is that iPhone 6 have just 0.01 below the threshold level of SAR.

About Anirudh Singh

Anirudh Singh is a passionate blogger and the man behind Amazing India Blog. He has 5 years of experience in the newspaper industry and he founded Amazing India Blog in 2015. Apart from writing and editing articles on Travel, Business and Technology at Amazing India Blog, he also contributes to other well known newspapers and online news blogs.

2 comments

  1. I have xiaomi note 3 commonly known as Redmi note 3 whose sar value is not displaying using the ussd code *#07#. Please suggest other way to checkout the SAR value in my phone.
    Thank you

  2. I want to buy redmi note 3 for mom, its all good but only point is SAR at 1.25 wich i know is less than allowed 1.6. But she uses all time cell fone for listening God songs via Bluetooth spkr nd wifi always ON. So is this device safe for her HEALTH ? Or u can suggest other one under 10k , prime requirement is only One i.e., Louder Speaker Volume. Thanks…
    (my dad uses lenovo k3 note with 1.59 SAR THOUGH he dont talks on cellfone much, nd keeps antennas closed like BT etc… Shall he change his fone)

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