Google Pixel 5 Radiation LevelsHead SAR
1.16 W/kg which is Ranked #64 at 72.50% of Legal Limit
|Radiation Levels||HEAD (1g)||BODY (1g)||HOTSPOT (1g)|
|Cellular Only||1.16 W/kg||1.18 W/kg||0.98 W/kg|
|Simultaneous||0.98 W/kg||1.49 W/kg||1.58 W/kg|
Google Pixel 5 SAR Level Summary:
The cellular transmission SAR values for the Google Pixel 5 (FCC ID A4RGD1YQ) are 1.16 W/kg (watts per kilogram) at the head and 1.18 W/kg when worn on the body. The hotspot/Airplay SAR level is 0.98 W/kg. The simultaneous transmission SAR values for Pixel 5 (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 0.98 W/kg at the head, 1.49 W/kg when worn on the body, and 1.58 W/kg when used as a hotspot simultaneously with other transmitters active.
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Google Pixel 5 Safety Tip: Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Reduces Radiation.
This SAR chart reveals how turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on your Google Pixel 5 can significantly reduce your exposure to radiation. Our SAR comparison chart shows that by simply turning off these transmitters, you can lower the RF radiation exposure to your head by 18.4%, and you can lower exposure to the body by 20.6%, when considering these differences between cellular-only (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth OFF) and simultaneous use exposure (Wi-Fi/Bluetooth ON), a wise way to reduce excessive phone radiation is to tap off unnecessary transmitters when not in use. Additionally, when using your phone as a hotspot, turning off Bluetooth can reduce your exposure by up to 61.2% according to the FCC SAR report for device number A4RGD1YQ.
Google Pixel 5 SAR Levels
|RADIATION LEVELS||CELLULAR ONLY||(% DIFF)||SIMULTANEOUS|
|HEAD||1.16 W/kg||18.4%||0.98 W/kg|
|BODY||1.18 W/kg||20.6%||1.487 W/kg|
|HOTSPOT||0.98 W/kg||61.2%||1.58 W/kg|
Avoid Excessive pixel-5 Cell Phone Radiation!
To minimize the potential health risks associated with cell phone radiation, it’s important to reduce exposure as much as possible. This can be achieved by using hands-free devices and keeping the phone away from the body, as well as by using a phone case with built-in radiation shielding technology.
The best example is the RF Safe® pixel-5 QuantaCase™ RFS1. This case is designed to deflect the strongest line-of-sight radiation away from the body while not obstructing the phone’s antenna. RF shielding technology reduces excessive radiation exposure across a wide range of radio frequencies, including 5G, Wi-Fi, and cellular. Additionally, the case features an integrated single-slot RFID-blocking wallet for added security.
The QuantaCase RFS1 provides RFID and anti-radiation protection without any conductive or signal-impeding components in the back of the case, allowing the phone to operate at its lowest possible output level and reducing the amount of harmful radiation emitted. The case also protects the phone from scratches, cracks, and dings.
To use the RF Safe® pixel-5 QuantaCase™ RFS1 effectively, it’s recommended to always close the front flip cover and use the speakerphone when privacy is not an issue. When storing in a pocket, face the front flap towards the body to deflect the strongest line-of-sight radiation. When texting, fold the flap behind the phone to shield the back while held in hand.
It’s important to keep in mind that maintaining a distance from the phone is the best way to reduce EMF exposure. However, using a phone case with built-in radiation shielding technology like the RF Safe® pixel-5 QuantaCase™ RFS1 can provide an extra layer of protection in an ultra-thin design.
The Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of a mobile device measures the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body during device usage.
The SAR values for the pixel-5 (FCC ID A4RGD1YQ) are as follows:
- 1.16 W/kg when held at the head with cellular transmission only
- 1.18 W/kg when worn on the body with cellular transmission only
- 0.98 W/kg when used as a Hotspot or Airplay
- 0.98 W/kg when held at the head with simultaneous cellular and Wi-Fi transmission
- 1.49 W/kg when worn on the body with simultaneous cellular and Wi-Fi transmission
- 1.58 when used as a Hotspot simultaneously with other transmitters active.
Google Pixel 5 - SAR Levels
FCC SAR Levels
FCC Approval Date
This is the date the phone SAR test was completed before the phone's release to the public as required by law. 14 August 2020
The FCC ID is the code used to register a device for FCC compliance A4RGD1YQ
- FCC Report Link A direct link to the FCC's website for confirming SAR levels that are listed on our website - We did the homework for you!
US SAR Ratings
USA Legal Limit is 1.6 W/kg USA Legal Limit is 1.6 W/kg - FCC SAR testing is measured in watts per kilogram (or W/kg) averaged over ONE gram of simulated biological tissue.
Head SAR Level
SAR test when held against your head when only using cellular service. Wifi and other transmitter are NOT active 1.16 W/kg
Body SAR Level
SAR test when held against your body only using cellular service. Wifi and other transmitter are NOT active 1.18 W/kg
Product Specific Use
SAR test when held against your body only using the phone as a hotspot. Cellular and other transmitter are NOT active 0.98 W/kg
The highest possible SAR recorded with ALL transmitters active, Cellular, WiFi, and Hotspot 1.58 W/kg
The highest possible SAR test when held against your HEAD with cellular and WiFi transmitters active, 0.98 W/kg
The highest possible SAR test when held against your BODY with cellular and WiFi transmitters active, 1.487 W/kg
The highest possible SAR test when held against your BODY using the phone as a hotspot with cellular and WiFi transmitters active, 1.58 W/kg
EU SAR Level
EU SAR Ratings
European Legal Limit is 2.0 W/kg - EU SAR testing is measured in watts per kilogram (or W/kg) averaged over TEN grams of simulated biological tissue.
Head SAR Level
Body SAR Level
|Network||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71|
|5G bands||1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 258, 260, 261 Sub6/mmWave – GD1YQ|
|1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 28, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78 Sub6 – GTT9Q|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G|
|Launch||Announced||2020, September 30|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, October 15|
|Body||Dimensions||144.7 x 70.4 x 8 mm (5.70 x 2.77 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||151 g (5.33 oz)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum back, aluminum frame|
|SIM||Nano-SIM and/or eSIM|
|IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|Display||Type||OLED, 90Hz, HDR10+|
|Size||6.0 inches, 87.6 cm2 (~85.9% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~432 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM7250 Snapdragon 765G 5G (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1×2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)|
|Internal||128GB 8GB RAM|
|Main Camera||Dual||12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4m, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 107 (ultrawide), 1.0m
|Features||LED flash, Pixel Shift, Auto-HDR, panorama|
|Video||4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; gyro-EIS|
|Selfie camera||Single||8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4.0″, 1.12m|
|Sound||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, BDS|
|USB||USB Type-C 3.1|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Battery||Type||Li-Po 4080 mAh, non-removable|
|Charging||USB Power Delivery 2.0
Fast charging 18W
Wireless charging 12W
Reverse charging 5W
|Misc||Colors||Just Black, Sorta Sage|
|Price||$ 629.99 / € 719.77 / £ 599.00 / ₹ 63,710|
|Tests||Display||Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)|
|Battery life||Endurance rating 95h|