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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 S20 FE 128 GB + 4G
Test Score 81/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 450 / € 430
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Android) 128 GB
Test Score 91/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Android) 256 GB
Test Score 91/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
Xiaomi 12 (Android 2022) 256 GB
Test Score 86/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
OnePlus 10 Pro 5G (2022) 256 GB
Test Score 90/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
OnePlus Nord 2 5G 128 GB
Test Score 82/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
OnePlus Nord 2 5G 256 GB
Test Score 82/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
OnePlus Nord CE 2 (2022) 128 GB
Test Score 75/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
Apple iPhone 12 64 GB
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 850 / € 820
Apple iPhone 12 128 GB
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 910 / € 880
Apple iPhone 12 256 GB
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 1030 / € 990
Apple iPhone 12 Mini 5G 64 GB
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 750 / € 720
Motorola Edge 20 (2021) 128 GB
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 6 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 128 GB
Test Score 88/100
Selected criteria 6 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra 512 GB
Test Score 88/100
Selected criteria 6 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
OnePlus 10T (2022) 128 GB
Test Score 86/100
Selected criteria 6 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Android) 128 GB
Test Score 78/100
Selected criteria 6 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Android) 256 GB
Test Score 78/100
Selected criteria 6 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0

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