It is unclear if cellphones cause side effects, but it is clear that they do emit radation.

Do cellphones cause brain cancer, dementia or have other side effects? Though there have been numerous studies on this, the verdict remains unclear. For, some studies reveal long-term side effects of cellphone usage, others term them as mere hype.  (Pics)

However, it is largely certain that cellphones do emit radiation. In fact, some analysts are now of the view that all cellphones should compulsorily display their radiation levels. US-based environmental group EWG recently published a list of phones with high levels of RF radiation. The list, which appeared on CNET, includes some of the most popular smartphone models from companies like LG, Motorola, Blackberry and Samsung.

The study is based on SAR or Specific Absorption Rate. SAR according to the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association is “a way of measuring the quantity of radio frequency (RF) energy that is absorbed by the body.”

Here’s are 11 mobile phones with the highest radiation.


Motorola V195 – SAR: 1.6 W/kg

Sporting a clamshell design, low-end handset Motorola V195 packs most basic features including Bluetooth, Instant Messaging and speakerphone.


Motorola Zine ZN5 – SAR: 1.59 W/kg

Motorola Zine ZN5 packs a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, Xenon flash, optimised settings for low-light environment and red-eye reduction. It also includes stereo Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.


Motorola Rival – SAR: 1.59 W/kg

Featuring a full QWERTY keyboard, Motorola Rival has a 2 megapixel camera, microSD memory slot, VCAST support and GPS support.


Kyocera Jax S1300 – SAR: 1.55 W/kg

Bar-style Kyocera Jax S1300’s key features include SMS, voice memos, speakerphone, a 250-contact directory, 200 minutes of talktime and 8.3 days standby.


Motorola VU204 – SAR: 1.54 W/kg

Clamshell Motorola VU204 features a 1.8-inch screen. The phone offers stereo Bluetooth, GPS, Mobile email and speakerphone.


BlackBerry Curve 8330 – SAR: 1.54 W/kg

Featuring a 2 megapixel camera, BlackBerry Curve 8330 packs QWERTY keyboard, built-in MP3, GPS receiver, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP and a microSD card slot.


Motorola Crush – SAR: 1.53 W/kg

Sporting a 2.8-inch touchscreen display with 240400-pixels resolution, Motorola Crush has a virtual QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera, tap-to-silence feature, Bluetooth connectivity, music player, 3.5mm headset jack and microSD card support upto 16GB.


Pantech Matrix – SAR: 1.52 W/kg

Dual-slider Pantech Matrix has a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and video share support.


Nokia E71x – SAR: 1.53 W/kg

Nokia E71x features a full QWERTY keyboard, Microsoft Exchange Email synchronization, Wi-Fi, Music Player, GPS, Full HTML Web browser with Flash support and PDF reader.


LG Rumor 2 – SAR: 1.51 W/kg

LG Rumor 2 packs a slide-out QWERTY keypad, QVGA display, 1.3 megapixel camera, a removable backplate and choice of Black Titanium and Blue shells.


Blackberry Bold – SAR: 1.51 W/kg

With a 2.44-inch TFT LCD display, BlackBerry Bold features a full-QWERTY keyboard. Bold supports 3G HSDPA networks and is equipped with 624 MHz processor and 256 MB on-board Flash memory. The phone has a built-in GPS, Wi-Fi, 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, 2X digital zoom, flash and video recording.

Via Times of India