The Samsung Galaxy S8 had the worse score of handsets measured 2mm away
How RF radiation compares to other kinds of radiation
When the Tribune presented the results to Apple, the company told the paper how to activate sensors in the iPhone 7 that reduce the power of the device. But even after making the change, this model still emitted too much RF radiation. Apple issued a statement saying that the Tribune’s tests “were inaccurate due to the test setup not being in accordance with procedures necessary to properly assess the iPhone models. All iPhone models, including iPhone 7, are fully certified by the FCC and in every other country where iPhone is sold. After careful review and subsequent validation of all iPhone models tested in the (Tribune) report, we confirmed we are in compliance and meet all applicable … exposure guidelines and limits.”
Samsung responded to the tests by making the following statement: “Samsung devices sold in the United States comply with FCC regulations. Our devices are tested according to the same test protocols that are used across the industry.”
While a new phone must be tested for RF radiation before it can be launched in the U.S., the manufacturer is allowed to pick the testing lab. Even worse, only one unit needs to pass the test so that millions more of a particular model can be sold.