Nokia Lumia 1520 - Certification information (SAR)

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Certification information (SAR)

This mobile device meets international guidelines for exposure to radio waves.
Your mobile device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed not to exceed the limits for exposure to radio waves (radio

frequency electromagnetic fields), recommended by international guidelines from the independent scientific organization

ICNIRP. These guidelines incorporate substantial safety margins that are intended to assure the protection of all persons

regardless of age and health.
The exposure guidelines are based on the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is an expression of the amount of radio frequency

(RF) power deposited in the head or body when the device is transmitting. The ICNIRP SAR limit for mobile devices is 2.0 W/kg

averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

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SAR tests are carried out with the device in standard operating positions, transmitting at its highest certified power level, in all

its frequency bands. The maximum recorded SAR values for this device are:

Maximum SAR value

Frequency bands used when Maximum

SAR value was recorded

When held against the head

0.59 W/kg over 10g

2-slot GPRS 900 and WLAN 2450

When operated at a separation distance

of 5/8 inch (1.5 centimeters) from the


0.24 W/kg over 10g

2-slot GPRS 900 and WLAN 2450

Your mobile device is also designed to meet the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Industry Canada

SAR (IC) guidelines. FCC ratings for your device and more information on SAR can be found at

sar.html. Information on IC SAR can be found at
This device meets RF exposure guidelines when used against the head or when positioned at least 5/8 inch (1.5 centimeters)

away from the body. When a carry case, belt clip or other form of device holder is used for body-worn operation, it should not

contain metal and should provide at least the above stated separation distance from the body.
To send data or messages, a good connection to the network is needed. Sending may be delayed until such a connection is

available. Follow the separation distance instructions until the sending is finished.
During general use, the SAR values are usually well below the values stated above. This is because, for purposes of system

efficiency and to minimize interference on the network, the operating power of your mobile is automatically decreased when

full power is not needed for the call. The lower the power output, the lower the SAR value.
Device models may have different versions and more than one value. Component and design changes may occur over time and

some changes could affect SAR values. The latest available SAR information for this and other Nokia device models can be found

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that current scientific information does not indicate the need for any special

precautions when using mobile devices. If you are interested in reducing your exposure, they recommend you limit your usage

or use a hands-free kit to keep the device away from your head and body. For more information and explanations and discussions

on RF exposure, go to the WHO website at