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Smartphones with the best antennas

Telecommunications companies are often blamed for poor mobile coverage and slow internet on the phone, but telecommunications companies are often entirely blameless. Often, poor mobile coverage and slow internet is experienced since the antennas in mobile phones are, basically, of a very poor quality.

Mobile phone manufacturers often sacrifice a good mobile antenna in favour of a small, attractive design. Neither are mobile phone manufacturers required by law to inform consumers about antenna quality. The result is damaging for many people. Especially those living in rural communities. They thought they bought a racer fast smartphone, but what they experience is a slow turtle grasping for an internet connection.

Manufacturers appear to have free range to equip mobile phones with a poor antenna, but Professor Gert Frølund from Aalborg University has proved a clear link between mobile radiation (the SAR-value of the phone which mobile phone manufactures are bound to give information on)  from cell phones and the antenna quality. The higher the mobile radiation (SAR value), the worse is the quality of the mobile antenna.

Therefor I have applied the phones SAR value in my assessment of mobile phone antennas. The listed phones are ranged on antenna quality (the value for the antenna is the reciprocal of the mobile phone SAR value). The higher the score, the better the antenna.

/Stein Jürgen

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 256 GB
Test Score 96/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 1220 / € 1040
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 512 GB
Test Score 96/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 1350 / € 1150
Nokia 7 plus
Test Score 63/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 360 / € 310
Samsung Galaxy A80
Test Score 82/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 510 / € 440
Samsung Galaxy A5
Test Score 68/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 270 / € 230
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) - (Dual SIM)
Test Score 64/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 450 / € 390
Nokia 7.1 (Android)
Test Score 66/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 400 / € 340
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Test Score 84/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 850 / € 720
Samsung Galaxy A50
Test Score 77/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 350 / € 300
Samsung Galaxy S20
Test Score 84/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 1040 / € 890
Samsung GALAXY NOTE 10 LITE
Test Score 82/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 680 / € 590
Samsung Galaxy S8 64 GB
Test Score 71/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 660 / € 560
Samsung Galaxy S9
Test Score 73/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 670 / € 570
Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Test Score 91/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 1400 / € 1200
Huawei P30 (2019)
Test Score 88/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 620 / € 530
Samsung Galaxy A51
Test Score 68/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 370 / € 320
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128 GB
Test Score 87/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 1080 / € 930
Samsung Galaxy Note9 512 GB
Test Score 87/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 1230 / € 1050
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
Test Score 89/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 1180 / € 1010
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Test Score 83/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 590 / € 510
Samsung Galaxy S10 128 GB
Test Score 85/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 870 / € 740
Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018)
Test Score 63/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 250 / € 210
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus (2018)
Test Score 66/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 300 / € 260
Samsung Galaxy A40
Test Score 66/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 210 / € 180
Samsung Galaxy A20e
Test Score 53/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 180 / € 150
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 128 GB
Test Score 90/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 980 / € 830
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 700 / € 600

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