Mark Lerner
Mark Lerner

February 18, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S3 SAR

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has become the rock star of all mobile phones. Many people believe it has taken the place of the iPhone as the "it" phone right now. 

CNET even stated that the Galaxy S3 beat iPhone 5 for best device of 2012 - that is quite an achievement. 


4.8in in size, up half an inch from the 4.3in of the Samsung Galaxy S II, it matches our current A-List champion (the HTC One X) pixel for pixel with an HD resolution of 720 x 1,280, and our first impressions are that it’s breathtakingly gorgeous.

Here is a breakdown of some of the Samsung Galaxy S3's main features.

- Screen: 4.8″ 720×1280
- Processor: 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos
- Storage: 16GB/32GB/64GB, Up to 64GB SD card support
- Camera: 8-MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.9MP front-facing camera
- Connectivity: HSPA/3G, Wi-Fi 80.211b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, Wi-Fi Direct, USB On The Go
- Ports: microUSB (MHL compatible), 3.5mm headphones
- Battery: 2100mAh, removable

As always, we at tawkon want to take a look beyond the regular review points and focus on what our users are most concerned about; radiation. 

tawkon allows you to monitor your exposure to radiation emitted by your smartphone and alerts you when it spikes.

While the Galaxy S3 is a wildly popular phone, mostly because of it's great features and sleek looks, the amount of radiation that it emitts is an issue that is of greater importance to us. 

All Phones in the United States and Europe must be qualified/certified by a regulatory body before being sold in the market. In the United States this body is the FCC and their maximum SAR value allowed is 1.6 W/kg. 

We have done several studies on the SAR values of various new phones, since the Samsung Galaxy S3 is such a wildly popular phone, we decided to make it the focus of this post. 

Below is a list of the top ten most popular phones and their corresponding SAR ratings.

Position Device SAR (in W/Kg)
1 Samsung Galaxy Note II 0.171 W/Kg
2 Samsung Galaxy Nexus 0.303 W/Kg
3 Samsung Galaxy S3 0.342 W/Kg
4 Google/LG Nexus 4 0.550 W/Kg
5 HTC One S 0.687 W/Kg
6 Samsung Galaxy Ace 0.840 W/Kg
7 Apple iPhone 5 0.901 W/Kg
8 Blackberry Z10 0.970 W/Kg
9 Nokia Lumia 920 1.080 W/Kg
10 Sony Xperia S 1.370 W/Kg

Along with the other Samsung phones, such as the Note and Galaxy S2, The Samsung Galaxy S3 radiation is quite low, particualrly compared to the Sony Xperia S, Nokia Lumia 920 and the new Blackberry Z10. 

So it seems that along with the rave reviews about the Samsung Galaxy S3's preformance and features, it also has a particularly low SAR rating and is therefore not only a great phone, but a safe phone.

We all know that smartphones are a huge part of our lives and most of us are not willing to give them up. With tawkon for Android you don't have to. You can talk all you want and tawkon will alert you when radiation levels spike, and suggest ways to lessen your exposure.

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