Knowledge Base | Android Cell Phone Safety Guidelines & RF Exposure Information

Find Your Safe Distance

When it comes to Android and iPhone cell phone manufacturers and the safety of their products, the FCC helps regulate acceptable safe distances for cellular phones based on a Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurement standard of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg) as the maximum safe exposure limit for people using smartphones here in the United States.
What many smartphone users are unaware of is that the cell phones we carry conform to these FCC SAR standards as long as the cell phone is kept at a certain distance away from the body or you have a protective EMF barrier between your body and your phone. Holding your phone directly against your body would be considered at a 0mm measurement of distance. To meet the FCC SAR safety standards, the phone manufacturers require the phones be held anywhere from 5mm to as much as 15mm away from your body.

Different Android devices have varying “safe” distances and it can be difficult and confusing to find this information from the manufacturers or in your cell phone user manual.

To help find where your personal Android cell phone fits in the “safe distance” category and list of RF safety factors for SAR and body placement, here’s an all-in-one place, quick reference guide to help those in the US. This, along with updated Android product and phone information can be found in more detail on the French National ANFR (National Agency of Frequencies) website here: http://www.anfr.fr/controle-des-frequences/exposition-du-public-aux-ondes/le-das/resultats-des-mesures-de-das/

If you aren’t an Android phone user and want to find out this information for your iPhone, please see our iPhone safe distance page: iPhone Safety Guidelines & RF Exposure Information

Android Cell Phone RF Exposure Information by Make & Model:


Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500 FN: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy J5 SM-J500 FN: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 2.52

At 5mm from Body: N/A


Samsung Galaxy Ace 4: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 4: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.52

At 5mm from Body: N/A


Samsung Galaxy A3 – SM-A300FU: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy A3 – SM-A300FU: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.08

At 5mm from Body: N/A


Samsung Galaxy ACE 3 GT-S7275R: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy ACE 3 GT-S7275R: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.27

At 5mm from Body: 1.4


Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G361F): Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy Core Prime (SM-G361F) : The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.12

At 5mm from Body: N/A



Samsung Galaxy S5: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy S5 : The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 4.18

At 5mm from Body: N/A


Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.34

At 5mm from Body: N/A


Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F : The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.19

At 5mm from Body: N/A


Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE SM-G935F: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy S7 EDGE SM-G935F The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.26

At 5mm from Body: N/A



Samsung Galaxy TREND LITE GT-S7390G: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy TREND LITE GT-S7390G: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 2.94

At 5mm from Body: N/A


Samsung Galaxy NOTE II 4G: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy NOTE II 4G:The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 2.42

At 5mm from Body: 1.76


Samsung Galaxy NOTE 3 SM-N9005: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy NOTE 3 SM-N9005 : The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.28

At 5mm from Body: 1.13



Samsung Galaxy S4 MINI GT-9195: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy S4 MINI GT-9195:  The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.09

At 5mm from Body: .89


Samsung Galaxy J3 6  (SM-J320FN): Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy J3 6  (SM-J320FN):  The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 2.92

At 5mm from Body: N/A


Samsung Galaxy ALPHA OR (SM-G850 F): Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy ALPHA OR (SM-G850 F):  The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.38

At 5mm from Body: 1.23



Nokia Lumia 1020: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Nokia Lumia 1020: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.93

At 5mm from Body: 1.71



Nokia Lumia 625:  Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Nokia Lumia 625:   The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.36

At 5mm from Body: 1.21


Nokia Lumia 635 RM-974: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Nokia Lumia 635 RM-974:  The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.25

At 5mm from Body: 1.52


Nokia Lumia 520: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Nokia Lumia 520:The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.91

At 5mm from Body: 2.09


Nokia Lumia 530: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Samsung Galaxy ALPHA OR (SM-G850 F):  The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 6.57

At 5mm from Body: N/A



Nokia Lumia 830 – RM-984: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Nokia Lumia 830 – RM-984: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.47

At 5mm from Body:N/A



Nokia Lumia 920:  Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Nokia Lumia 920: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.56

At 5mm from Body: 2.85



Nokia Lumia 930: Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Nokia Lumia 930: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 2.58

At 5mm from Body: 1.67



Nokia Lumia 1320:  Carry phone at least 15mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels.

Nokia Lumia 1320: The SAR values are as follows:

Distance from the body:
At 0mm from Body: 3.74

At 5mm from Body: 1.42


What does 5mm, 10mm or 15mm distance away from the body actually look like in terms of the clothing layers we normally wear?