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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

Nokia 7 plus
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 390 / € 330
Samsung Galaxy A5
Test Score 68/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 670 / € 570
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) - (Dual SIM)
Test Score 77/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 450 / € 390
Nokia 7.1 (Android)
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 320 / € 280
Samsung Galaxy S7 32GB
Test Score 74/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 870 / € 740
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 32GB
Test Score 75/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 670 / € 580
Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 64 GB
Test Score 80/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 1150 / € 980
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Test Score 88/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 880 / € 750
Samsung Galaxy S8 64 GB
Test Score 80/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 660 / € 560
Samsung Galaxy S9
Test Score 83/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 710 / € 610
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
Test Score 71/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 280 / € 240
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 64GB
Test Score 82/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 880 / € 760
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128 GB
Test Score 87/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 1010 / € 870
Samsung Galaxy Note9 512 GB
Test Score 87/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 1250 / € 1070
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Test Score 90/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 880 / € 750
Samsung Galaxy J5 16 GB
Test Score 55/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 430 / € 360
Huawei P8
Test Score 59/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 530 / € 450
Nokia Nokia 8
Test Score 69/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 390 / € 340
Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018)
Test Score 68/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 280 / € 240
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus (2018)
Test Score 77/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 310 / € 260
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 128 GB
Test Score 92/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 1090 / € 930
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 512 GB
Test Score 92/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 1360 / € 1160
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 1 TB
Test Score 92/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 1810 / € 1550
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Test Score 83/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 790 / € 680
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Test Score 76/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 580 / € 500

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