The Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE has been termed by a recent research to be one of the safest smartphones in the market. The same research rated iPhone 7 as one of the worst when it comes to safety.
The S7 series was released into the market on March 2016, some few months before the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. With the reception of the iPhone 7 being rather abysmal, the Galaxy S7 EDGE has quickly risen to become a favorite of most tech savvy. That is no surprise considering its exceptional power, display and looks that kill.
If you are yet decided whether to buy the iPhone 7 or the Galaxy S7, then this new research may go a long way in helping you get decided.
Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE is the safest
Each phone that is used in the United States is under close supervision of the Federal Communications Commission. That means that for the smartphone to get to the market, it must meet the standards set by the FCC. (But this raises questions on how come the Note 7 was able to get to our hands).
Each and every smartphone that you see has an electromagnetic emission that the FCC measures using the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) units. In order to ensure the safety of the environment, the FCC stipulates that a 1.6w/kg SAR is the maximum electromagnetic emissions allowable. For that matter, if the SAR is lower, then your smartphone is considered to be far much safer. On the other hand, if the SAR is high, the phone must have an explanation for such high emissions.
If these kinds of high emissions frighten you, then you will be pleased to know that they are the least in the Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE. A list of the top 10 smartphones with the lowest SAR values was recently released by the Tech Times through the French Internet Information Technology news media. According to the ranking, the S7 was found to have an emission of 0.264 w/kg SAR.
But the S7 is not the only Samsung device dubbed the safest. There are a number of other units that have made it to this list. The Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 takes the third position while the Samsung Galaxy S7 at sixth, and the Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 at 10th place. We cannot give an explanation as to why the emissions from the Galaxy S7 are significantly higher than that of the Galaxy S7 EDGE but it’s pretty obvious that you pay more for the former.
The following is a top 10 ranking of the safest smartphones:
10. Samsung Galaxy A3, 2016 (0.621 W/kg)
9. Honor 5X (0.560 W/kg)
8. Sony Xperia XA (0.473 W/kg)
7. HTC 10 (0.417 W/kg)
6. Samsung Galaxy S7 (0.406 W/kg)
5. OnePlus 3 (0.394 W/kg)
4. Lenovo Moto Z (0.304 W/kg)
3. Samsung Galaxy A5, 2016 (0.290 W/kg)
2. Asus Zenfone 3 (0.278 W/kg)
1. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (0.264 W/kg)
A World War of Smartphones
It is apparent that the iPhone 7 and the Galaxy S7 are in a fierce fight to take the leading position in the war of smartphones. But when it comes to the electromagnetic emissions, Apple’s flagship product is faring rather poorly despite its awesome features.
As much as the FCC permits only 1.6w/kg SAR, the iPhone 7 has come quite too closely with an emission rate of 1.38 w/kg SAR. This divides about 5 times the figures recorded by the Galaxy S7 EDGE.
To make the matters more interesting, 3 iPhone units have made it to the list of the less safe smartphones. These are: the Apple iPhone 7 as the third least safe, the iPhone 7 Plus at fourth, and the Apple iPhone SE ties with the Sony Xperia X at ninth and 10th place.