Given the steady stream of anti-China propaganda (truthful or otherwise), security and privacy are probably major concerns for many people considering a Chinese smartphone. However, there may be an even more important reason – related to health – to think twice …

For most people, their smartphone is at your fingertips 24 hours a day. They are in their pocket while they are at work, in the train that takes them home and on their bedside table when they go to bed. And, as Martin Armstrong of Statista notes, With this level of closeness and use, many can not really get rid of the insidious feeling of risking injury in the long run.

Although conclusive longitudinal research on the effects of mobile phone radiation is still difficult to obtain, for those seeking to protect themselves, This infographic shows the phones that emit the most radiation when they are kept in the ear while they call.

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) has a comprehensive database on smartphones – new and old – and on the level of radiation they emit.

The current smartphone generating the highest level of radiation is the Mi A1 from the Chinese supplier Xiaomi. Another Chinese phone is in second place – the OnePlus 5T. In fact, both companies are heavily represented in this list, with 8 of the top 16 handsets being manufactured by one of them. Apple premium phones such as the iPhone 7 and the recently released iPhone 8 are also to be discovered, as are the latest Google Pixel handsets.

Although there is no universal guideline for a level of safety "safe" for phones, the German certification for the protection of the environment "Der Blaue Engel" (Blue Angel) certifies only phones with a specific absorption rate of less than 0.60 watts per kilogram. All the phones presented here are more than twice that number.

At the other end of the scale, we also have a list of phones that emit the least amount of radiation …

Infographic: phones emitting the most radiation | Statista

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"probably nothing", right?