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SAR Values: OnePlus One vs. Other Flagships

  1. Jerry
    Honeycomb Jun 10, 2014

    Jerry , Jun 10, 2014 :
    Some of you guys have been asking us about SAR values in the forums, so let us give you guys some more information. For those not familiar with SAR, it stands for Specific Absorption Rate, and it is a measure of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body. In the US, the FCC requires that phones have a SAR level at or below 1.6 W/kg, while the CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) limits SAR at 2 W/kg in the EU.

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    The charts show the SAR values for the One and our flagship peers. In the US, the One has the lowest SAR values at 0.62 for the head and 0.75 for the body. We are in the middle of the pack in Europe for body SAR, but our head SAR is the lowest. It is also important to note that the One has lower body and head SAR in Europe than flagship devices such as the Nexus 5 and the iPhone 5s.

    While SAR values don’t paint a complete picture of RF energy exposure since it records only the maximum possible RF exposure rather than RF exposure under normal usage, the values are often taken as benchmarks for healthy limits. The One produces less max RF energy than some of our well-regarded peers. So rest assured that you are safe and that the One was designed with your well-being in mind.
     

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  2. MSD
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2014


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  3. LostPorcupine
    KitKat Jun 10, 2014


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  4. zygi10s
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2014

    Last edited: Dec 6, 2014

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  5. MattGoo
    Gingerbread Jun 10, 2014


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  6. rcinnamon
    Honeycomb Jun 10, 2014


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  7. rikesh942010
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2014

    rikesh942010 , Jun 10, 2014 :
    hmm didnt get much except that OPO is rocking out of all the others :D nw jus need to get my hands on one
     

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  8. jrOne
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2014

    jrOne , Jun 10, 2014 :
    Good info and a big plus for OPO. Source? Where can one look up SAR values? Thx.
     

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  9. Wrighty
    Jelly Bean Jun 10, 2014

    Wrighty , Jun 10, 2014 :
    Head vs Body is all well and good but I carry mine in my pocket so how about adding a column for "Balls"?
     

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  10. Mostrapotski
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2014


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  11. EenPlusEen
    Gingerbread Jun 10, 2014


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  12. naviinside
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2014


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  13. zygi10s
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2014

    zygi10s , Jun 10, 2014 :
    :D:D:D
     

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  14. camasapa
    Gingerbread Jun 10, 2014

    camasapa , Jun 10, 2014 :
    Another advantage to 1+1.
     

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  15. q8tiprophet
    Honeycomb Jun 10, 2014


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  16. thomasromagnoli
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2014

  17. ZeekSora
    Honeycomb Jun 10, 2014

    ZeekSora , Jun 10, 2014 :
    GS5 = 1.58 lol
     

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  18. q8tiprophet
    Honeycomb Jun 10, 2014

    q8tiprophet , Jun 10, 2014 :
    True, me too. Sometimes I have to carry my work phone and personal phone in either pocket so my balls are surrounded... oh no...
     

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  19. Manoj III Kumar
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 10, 2014

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    Donut Jun 10, 2014


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