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SAR Information

Information on Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) values
To communicate with the network, mobile phones emit low levels of radio waves (also known as radiofrequency or 'RF' energy) when being used. Governments around the world have adopted comprehensive international safety guidelines, developed by independent scientific organizations, governing the exposure to RF energy. Mobile phones are designed to operate within these stringent limits.

What is SAR?
SAR stands for Specific Absorption Rate, which is the unit of measurement for the amount of RF energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone.  The SAR is determined at the highest certified power level in laboratory conditions.  However, the actual SAR level of the phone while operating can be well below this value.   This is because the phone is designed to use the minimum power required to reach the network.  Therefore, the closer you are to a base station, the more likely it is that the actual SAR level will be lower.

Does a lower SAR mean that a phone is safer?
No. Variations in SAR do not mean that there are variations in safety. While there may be differences in SAR levels among phone models, all mobile phones must meet RF exposure guidelines.

How can I learn more about SAR and how it is measured?
The EMF Explained website provides a detailed explanation of SAR, answers to commonly asked questions on the topic, as well as provides a short video clip that takes you inside a measurement laboratory to view the SAR testing process.

SAR information for models tested against the international guidelines (ICNIRP) is available as follows:
Alcatel
Elle3 Mandarin Duck Mandarina Duck 1 OT C550 OT C560
OT C630 OT C635 OT C701 OT C707 OT C717
OT C825 OT E101 OT E201 OT E221 OT I650
OT S107 OT S120 OT S210 OT S211 OT S218
OT S319 OT S320 OT S520 OT S621 OT S860
OT S920 OT V212 OT V270 OT V570 OT V670
OT V770 Playboy Vodafone 330 Vodafone 331
Apple
3G 3GS iPhone 4
BenQ
A31 A60 A62 A65 A70
A75 AF51 AL21 AP75 AX72
AX75 C60 C62 C65 C70
C72 C75 CF110 CF62 CF75
CFX65 CL75 CX65 CX70 CX75
EF81 EL71 M220 M315 M580
M65 M75 ME75 P50 S500
S65 S68 S700 S75 S80
S88 SF75 SFG75 SK65 SL65
SL75 SP65 SXG75 Z2
LG
For all models click here
Mitsubishi
Aura Eclipse M21i M320 M341i
M342i M430i Mars Mondo Mystral
Neptune Odyssey Sirius Trium110 Trium110m
Trium110p
Motorola
For all models click link above.
Nokia
For all models click link above.
Sagem
my100x my201x my300x my400x myC1
myC2-2 myC23 myC3 myC3-2 myC3b
myC42 myC5-2 myS7 myS7 myX1
myX12 myX2 myX2-2 myX3-2 myX4
myX5 myX5-2 myX52v myX6 myX6
myX6-2 myX7 myX8 myZ5
Samsung
For all models click here
Sony
For all models click here


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