Apple iPhone 8 vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone-8-SAR-Level-Model-A1863-FCCID-BCG-E3159AAccording to test reports filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for CDMA model A1863 iPhone 8 FCC ID BCG-E3159A is 1.14 watts per kilogram (w/kg) at your head, and 1.08 w/kg when worn on the body. The iPhone 8 hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.08 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) for the iPhone 8 is 1.51 w/kg at your head, 1.56 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.56 w/kg when used as a hotspot simultaneously.

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iPhone-8-SAR-Level-Model-A1905-FCCID-BCG-E3172AThe SAR for GSM model A1905 iPhone 8 FCC ID BCG-E3172A is 1.09 watts per kilogram (w/kg) at your head, and 1.09 w/kg when worn on the body. The iPhone 8 hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.09 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.45 w/kg next to your head, 1.59 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.59 w/kg when used as a hotspot simultaneously.

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iPhone-8-Plus-SAR-Level-Model-A1864-FCCID-BCG-E3160AThe SAR for CDMA model A1864 iPhone 8 Plus FCC ID BCG-E3160A is 1.09 watts per kilogram (w/kg) at your head, and 1.09 w/kg when worn on the body. The iPhone 8 Plus hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.09 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) iPhone 8 Plus is 1.48 w/kg at your head, 1.59 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.59 w/kg when used as a hotspot simultaneously.

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iPhone-8-Plus-SAR-Level-Model-A1897-FCCID-BCG-E3174AThe SAR for GSM model A1897 iPhone 8 Plus FCC ID BCG-E3174A is 1.09 watts per kilogram (w/kg) next to your head, and 1.09 w/kg when worn on the body. The iPhone 8 Plus hotspot/Airplay SAR is 1.09 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) iPhone 8 Plus is 1.59 w/kg next to your head, 1.45 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.59 w/kg when used as a hotspot simultaneously.

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All SARs reported above are averaged over one gram of body tissue corresponding to the US standard. The SARs may vary depending upon your specific cell phone carrier (e.g., AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon).
The minimum separation distance for body-worn testing was 5 mm (about two-tenths of an inch).


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USA SAR Level for Apple iPhone 8 vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus
SAR AT&T Model for Apple iPhone 8 vs Apple iPhone 8 Plus
  • Carrier Variant
    Apple iPhone 8 GSM Model A1905 iPhone 8 Plus GSM
  • Model Variant Number
    Model A1905 GSM, no CDMA Model A1897
  • FCC Approval Date
    11 September 2017 11 September 2017
  • FCC ID
    BCG-E3172A BCG-E3174A
  • FCC Report Link
  • US SAR Ratings
    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. 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
    1.09 w/kg 1.09 w/kg
  • Body SAR Level
    1.09 w/kg 1.09 w/kg
  • Product Specific Use
    1.09 w/kg 1.09 w/kg
  • Simultaneous Transmission
    1.59 w/kg 1.59 w/kg
  • Simultaneous Head SAR
    1.45 w/kg 1.45 w/kg
  • Simultaneous Body SAR
    1.59 w/kg 1.59 w/kg
  • Hotspot SAR
    1.59 w/kg 1.59 w/kg
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