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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 S21 (2021) 128 GB
Test Score 90/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 880 / € 760
Samsung Galaxy S21 (2021) 256 GB
Test Score 90/100
Selected criteria 9 / 10
Price Level $ 1000 / € 850
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 128 GB + 4G
Test Score 81/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 510 / € 430
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 128 GB
Test Score 89/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 1130 / € 970
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 256 GB
Test Score 89/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 1220 / € 1050
Xiaomi Mi 11 (Android 2021) 256 GB
Test Score 87/100
Selected criteria 8 / 10
Price Level $ 860 / € 740
Motorola G100 (Android mobil) 128 GB
Test Score 77/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 520 / € 450
OnePlus Nord N100
Test Score 56/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 170 / € 140
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 128 GB
Test Score 79/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 256 GB
Test Score 79/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
OnePlus 8 (2020) 128 GB
Test Score 82/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 620 / € 530
OnePlus Nord (2020) 128 GB
Test Score 77/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 470 / € 400
OnePlus Nord N10 5G
Test Score 69/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 320 / € 270
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 9 Pro (Android) 128 GB
Test Score 87/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 1020 / € 870
OnePlus 9 (Android 2021) 128 GB
Test Score 83/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 790 / € 670
Apple iPhone 11 64 GB
Test Score 67/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 710 / € 610
OnePlus 8T 5G (2020) 128 GB
Test Score 82/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 680 / € 580
OnePlus 8 Pro 128 GB
Test Score 84/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 790 / € 670
Apple iPhone SE 2020 64 GB
Test Score 59/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 490 / € 420
Apple iPhone SE 2020 128 GB
Test Score 59/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 560 / € 480
Apple iPhone SE 2020 256 GB
Test Score 59/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 690 / € 590
Apple iPhone 12 64 GB
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 960 / € 820
Apple iPhone 12 128 GB
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 1030 / € 880
Apple iPhone 12 256 GB
Test Score 72/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 1160 / € 990
Apple iPhone 12 Pro 128 GB
Test Score 78/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 1700 / € 1450
Apple iPhone 12 Pro 256 GB
Test Score 79/100
Selected criteria 7 / 10
Price Level $ 1360 / € 1160
Motorola Edge 20 (2021) 128 GB
Test Score 77/100
Selected criteria 6 / 10
Price Level $ 0 / € 0
OnePlus 7T Pro
Test Score 74/100
Selected criteria 6 / 10
Price Level $ 680 / € 580

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