10 of the best car mounts and phone holders for iPhone and Android phones

10 of the best car mounts and phone holders for iPhone and Android phones
Raise your hand if you've ever had to look at your phone behind the wheel. All hands up? Yeah, we thought so. The fact of the matter is that a smartphone can be a useful companion even when driving, especially when the driver is in need of directions to the nearest Wing Stop. And lifting your phone each time you need to make sure you're going the right way is anything but convenient. 

The solution? Getting one of these, perhaps. We've scouted the internet in search of the best car mounts and phone holders you can get right now, and the list we came up with is looking pretty solid. It includes mounts of all shapes and sizes – from the classic ones that suck onto your windshield to clever contraptions that use magnets to keep your phone in place. Check them out below, and if you feel like there's an awesome car mount for phones that we've missed, just drop us a line in the comments!

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15 Comments

1. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Sign me up for the Grip Strip! If they pay me $10 for each then I'll take em all! (lol, price was listed as -$10)

2. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Check again, it's not the minus sign. Its the approximate sign

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn, and I thought that I was being clever. Oh well, Keeping on topic of actual car mounts, I have not had any experience with the one in this article, but I have had LOTS of experience with them at work. RAM mounts are really top notch for securing electronics in place.

5. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

How do RAM mounts differ from the listed in securing the device? Do they've done different tech? Any web addy?

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I use them for items much larger than phones or even tablets, They're just simple, and have a wide variety of options for industrial workplace solutions. I'm not about to say that any solution they have for smartphones is the best one out there, but if I decided to actually spend money on a phone mount for my car, that would probably be the first place I would shop. http://www.rammount.com/

4. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Why is WP left out? I mean, come on, these are just car mounts. Why not just say... "for smartphones" ?

6. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Because we're from the tribe that borders to miniscule. Got a BlackBerry passport recently which is worse than the Windows tribe in numbers.... But that's what I want and I'm comfortable to be in the minority as long as my priorities are met.

7. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Because if you put a windows phone into any of these, the car mount will reject it and destroy itself. Obviously.

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I've just been using one these (bit.ly/1L0vvmW) $5 universal, 360 multi-position, spring-supported windshield mount (with soft foam holding the phone) for 3 years since I had an iPhone, and it's still working flawlessly in supporting my OnePlus One in my car...no need for them useless brand names.

10. cjo1992

Posts: 25; Member since: May 04, 2012

No Mountek? Their original one and the Mountek snap are both really good.

11. waddup121 unregistered

Car mountin!

12. TBomb

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

It's unfortunate that none of these will work for a Windows Phone

13. RyanB56

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

I used Scosche until recently when I switched to xvida sticky pad. Instead of using just a metal plate like Scosche, they integrated magnets in both the universal adapter and in the vent holder. Hence, the grip is much stronger, you can practically throw the phone on the mount without looking and it will stick. Extra bonus- vent holder works great with tablets as well.

14. lalitntaparia

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

There are many companies now available for car mounts and most important is take a strategics decision on mounting of phone location. I personally like Dashboard mount. But there are many who like car vent mount or steering wheel mount. There should be some guide for this. I am looking for it, will share if I will get this.

15. BiceBolje

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 07, 2016

For me now, after trying a lot of suction holders, vent ones are one to go. Bought ROCK Deluxe 360° and very happy with it

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