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Worried About 5G? How To Tell The Difference Between Phones That Have 5G Mmwave EMF and Those That Don't

There's real 5G and then there's 5G without the FAST millimeter EMF or MmWave. 

Because AT&T and other big Telecoms have been declaring "5G" for years and even displaying the 5G E icon next to your smartphone bars you may have thought your phone had been a 5G phone since 2019, but actually it wasn't.  It was just marketing. The 5G E in the photo below means its 5G evolution, not 5G millimeter waves.

5g e real 5g phone signal

Real 5G is here.  By "real" we mean the 5G wave that was supposed to power 5G in the first place:  The millimeter or mmWave Antenna Is Now In Smartphones. 

So, all Smartphones Have WiFi antennae, Bluetooth Antennae and Cell signal Antenna. Each antenna exposes you to a different frequency on the Electromagnetic Frequency Spectrum.

Now there are new phones that do have antenna that receive and send the dreaded mmWave that uses a whole new section of the EMF spectrum. 

New true 5G  phones will expose your body to a different kind of wave then probably ever been exposed to before. The mmWave broadcasts at higher frequency than cell, WiFi or Bluetooth signals.

Later in this article we'll show you how to disable the 5G antenna.

Imagine x rays vs WiFi signal.  Those are both on the EMF Radio Frequency band, but they effect our bodies differently when we're exposed to them.

The mmWaves are High Frequency Radio Waves which sit at between 24GHz and 100GHz in what's called the EMF Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum. 

Currently there are No Consumer EMF Meters or Detectors That Can Measure or Detect the 5G Millimeter or MmWave.

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This Graph was created by Gadget Hacks

I like the clarity of this graph showing all the different Radio Frequency ranges that the Telecom industry has labeled as 5G. Our 5G Guide explains that the industry actually combined and blasted our environment with more and more radio waves all under the label of 5G.  But the "promise" and original "reason" for 5G was devices and and antennas that utilized the mmWave.

  •  3G and 4G cell signals use 800 to 1800 GHz
  • Bluetooth operates in the 2.4Ghz frequency
  • WiFi uses 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz

Some people think that thy have 5G WiFi router when they see that 5.8GHz on  their router. Nope, that's not true 5G.   It has to use 24 GHz or higher  frequency range, where the millimeter wave lives to be 5G

Our 5G guide goes into detail on how the millimeter wave moves differently and the potential health effects.

The  5G Guide also goes through why the men(honestly almost exclusively male decision makers)thought that expanding our wireless exposures to an even higher frequency waveform was even necessary.  This is especially poignant now that many tech reporters are balking at the performance of 5G mmWave's -but that hasn't stopped the industry from putting this new 5G EMF in phones and laptops and blasting from antenna on our streets.

If you want to save your body from a phone that exposes you to the 5G mmWave, stay away from new smartphones.

Where is the 5g Antenna?
The 5G Millimeter Wave Antenna is This Groove

Your iPhone 12 and 1Phone 13 Have 5G mmWave Antenna

5g antenna located by united lex iphone 12 and iphone 13

5g antenna located by united lex iphone 12 and iphone 13

He believes that Apple's iPhone 12's mmWave antenna only sends out the millimeter wave when it's necessary with Apples Smart Data Mode.   Razdan said, "I believe Apple tweaks the working of the mmWave antenna using software in order for it to send mmWave signals only when 5G speeds are required and for all other times the phone switches to LTE."


The 5G MmWave Antenna is Always In The Phone, But Apple Has Allowed the Ability To Turn Off Receiving the MmWave.

You Can Disable the 5G millimeter wave antenna's from receiving signal on the iPhone's now AS LONG AS YOU'RE USING IOS 14.8. for sure.  .  Apparently Apple was concerned that using 5G on the iPhone 12 would drain the battery too quickly so it allowed this optiion in the Operating System software and which let users to turn it off.   We don't know if this capability will remain in place for iOs 15 or later iOS updates.  The fact remains that the millimeter wave antenna will remain in the phones.  There are NO 5G  Mmwave antenna's in iPhone 11 or earlier.

Here's How To Disable 5G MmWave Receiving on iPhone

Go To Settings >Cellular Data Settings> Choose Auto 5G For To Use 5G Only When It Wil Not Significantly Reduce Battery Life.  Choose or 5G On  for 5G all the Way, when it's available or Choose LTE to disable the recieiver from allowing data through the 5G millimeter wave.

Again, once the 5G Antenna is in the phone, the software will control if the antenna is sending or recieiving the new high frequency EMF.

  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Google Pixel 5a
  • Galaxy A32 5G
  • One Plus Pro
  • LG V50 Thinq 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5G
  • Moto 56 Mod
  • Sony Xperia Pro


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We're not sure if the 5G mmWave connection in all Androids is only on and broadcasting the millimmeter wave when there is a 5G mmWave antenna is nearby, but we do know that Samsung and Googe Pixel have options in settings just like Apple, to disable using the 5G MmWave in order to save battery.

How To Disable 5G MmWave Receiving On Android Phones

Samsung Phones Allow You Disable Receiving the MmWave in Settings:

  • On a Samsung Galaxy phones, from Settings go to Connections>Mobile networks>Network mode. choose from connection options including 5G. Tap 4G LTE:

Google Pixel 5, let's you turn off 5G by

  • Go to  Settings > Network and Internet,>Mobile network > Preferred network type. You should see both 5G and 4G LTE and perhaps 3G and 2G as options, choose  an LTE.

Here's What To Look For In The Specs To Make Sure It Really Is A 5G Millimeter EMF Phone

This is the Specicfications listing on the Apple iPhone 13 product page.  You'll see two details that key you into the fact that 5G millimeter wave antennas will be exposing you to 5G EMF.  The details are in Bold below.

iPhone 13 Model A2483

  • 5G NR (Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79)
  • 5G NR mmWave (Bands n258, n260, n261)
  • FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
  • TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
  • CDMA EV-DO Rev. A (800, 1900 MHz)
  • UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz)
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

All iPhone 13 models

  • 5G (sub‑6 GHz and mmWave)7
  • Gigabit LTE with 4x4 MIMO and LAA7
  • Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2x2 MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness8
  • NFC with reader mode
  • Express Cards with power reserve

 Is the MmWave Harmful To Health?

Well, it is an Radio Frequency EMF and technically it sits above WiFi, Microwave Ovens and Cellphone signals, but below Infrared Radiation, and there have not been any real world studies on humans exposed to the Information(Data) Carrying High Frequency Millimeter Waves.  But still, scientists are using generated signals in controlled environments to study what happens when other living things are exposed to the signal alone. And others are warning that the Precautionary Principle should be exercised. It has not been by the way. You can see our research section for study details.

 UGG The 5G MmWave Means More Tech For Our Tech!

These high frequency 5G signals carry lots of data, but don't go very far and instead
of going through walls like cell signals do, they tend to bounce off of buildings.
So the great people that work in telecom have added even more tech to the
technology to try and get it to work better. That meansmassive MIMO and Beamforming
apparatus will be added to the environment to help it along.  Again, what man thought
adding more machines and more toxins to our environment would be a good idea?
For the answer to this question, see the 5G guide and look for Ted. Give him a call.

Protecting Your Body From 5G Waves.

The most important thing to avoid buying devices that emit the 5G millimeter EMF.  If you're getting a tablet, laptop or phone, check the Specifications on the product page before you buy.  You can also come back here.  We'll update this article has we discover more millimeter equipped tech.

5G millimeter wave protection

Distance Is Your Friend

As with any EMF, the 5G millimeter Wave EMF dissipates with distance.  If you have already purchased a 5G phone, try not to touch it.  The further you are from it the better.  Absolutely use an Airtube Headphone to keep it from your body when you talk and a stylus and a stand to give you distance from the 5G EMF when you text



The Stylus And Stand Combo

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  • The article was very excellent, thanks for sharing this great information. Everything I own I have EMT protection.

    Mildred E Perez
  • Just to let you know, the iPhone 12 & 13 models up here in Canada, do not have mmWave 5G. Only sub 6GHz 5G. Only in the USA does the iPhone have the real 5G antennas. It even looks different on the outside since the antenna slot is not there on iPhones here in Canada but the USA versions have the slot on the side. You can physically see the difference between them when you compare Apple’s photos between the two countries.


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