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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 $ 1360 / € 1160
Nokia 7 plus
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 390 / € 330
Samsung Galaxy A80
Test Score 82/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 660 / € 570
Samsung Galaxy A5
Test Score 68/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 270 / € 230
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 $ 410 / € 350
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Test Score 85/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 890 / € 760
Samsung Galaxy A50
Test Score 77/100
Selected criteria 10 / 10
Price Level $ 350 / € 300
Samsung Galaxy S8 64 GB
Test Score 78/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 660 / € 560
Samsung Galaxy S9
Test Score 80/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 750 / € 640
Huawei P30 (2019)
Test Score 88/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 680 / € 580
Motorola One Vision
Test Score 79/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 320 / € 270
Samsung Galaxy A70
Test Score 76/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 400 / € 340
Samsung Galaxy Note9 128 GB
Test Score 87/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 950 / € 810
Samsung Galaxy Note9 512 GB
Test Score 87/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 780 / € 660
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Test Score 89/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 780 / € 670
Samsung Galaxy S10 128 GB
Test Score 86/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 960 / € 820
Nokia Nokia 8
Test Score 69/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 390 / € 330
Samsung Galaxy A6 (2018)
Test Score 68/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 270 / € 230
Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus (2018)
Test Score 76/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 310 / € 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 $ 150 / € 120
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 128 GB
Test Score 91/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 1080 / € 920
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 512 GB
Test Score 92/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 1440 / € 1240
Samsung Galaxy S10e
Test Score 82/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 750 / € 640
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus 1 TB
Test Score 92/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 1930 / € 1650

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