The Best Car Phone Holders of 2020
Our Top Picks
Best for Navigation: Quick Touch One
"Ideal for smartphone owners looking for a mount that’s built for navigation."
Best Basic: Nite Ize Steelie Dash Mount
"Allows your device to tilt quickly from landscape to portrait mode or anywhere in between."
Best Budget: Affordable Universal Car Windshield
"The spring-loaded jaw secures your device without any give whatsoever."
Best With Wireless Charging: iOttie Easy One Touch
"Qi fast wireless charging enables up to 40 percent faster charging."
Best Magnet: TechMatte Mag Grip
"Rotating and swiveling your smartphone is no trouble, thanks to the movable base."
Best Grip: Bestrix Universal Smartphone Car Mount
"Standout solution for minimal use with maximum function."
Best Windshield: iOttie Easy One Touch 4
"Extends from 4.9 to 8.3 inches in size and pivots on a 225-degree arc for easy repositioning."
Best Splurge: Ram Mount X-Grip
"It's made out of high strength composite, stainless-steel construction."
1. Best for Navigation: Quick Touch One Car Mount
If you’re looking for something attractive and functional, the ZAAP Quick Touch One Car Mount is a universal phone holder that won't disappoint. Capable of mounting phones in landscape/portrait mode, this mount is ideal for smartphone owners looking for a mount that’s built for navigation. Keeping the phone steady while you drive are reusable & strong gel pads. Adding and removing the phone is a one-handed affair.
ZAAP Quick Touch One Windshield/Dashboard Mountable Holder feels a lot more premium than you might expect. The main appeal of this car phone holder is that it’s versatile and can be attached to either your dashboard or your windscreen.
Better still, once you’ve set it up the device holds your phone safely and securely, plus it’ll work with popular smartphones. In fact, it’ll be able to handle just about any smartphone with a screen size between 2.3--3.5 inches wide
2. Best Basic: Nite Ize Steelie Dash Mount
The Nite Ize Steelie Dash Mount is a great choice for smartphone owners who want a mount that’s truly out of the way. Compatible with nearly any smartphone, including Apple's, Samsung's and Google’s Pixel lineup, the 3M-based adhesive magnetic attachment secures directly to the phone or a rigid case. The attached socket then connects to the dash mount, which is also equipped with 3M adhesive that can safely adhere to any vertical or flat dashboard. Once the steel ball is connected to the phone, the mount allows your device to tilt quickly from landscape to portrait mode or anywhere in between to find the most comfortable viewing angle for you. The neodymium magnet offers a strong grip, so you don't have to worry about this mount detaching at any point while driving on a bumpy road.
3. Best Budget: Affordable Universal Car Windshield
The Affordable (that’s both the company and the product name) Universal Car Windshield mount is a well-reviewed choice that won’t break the bank. Capable of fitting any smartphone with a display of up to 6.1 inches (including both your smartphone and its case), the spring-loaded jaw secures your device without any give whatsoever. The 360-degree clip design attaches directly to a windshield via the attached suction cup or can easily be mounted on a dashboard in either horizontal or vertical positioning. Whether you are team iPhone or own any Samsung, HTC, Motorola or Sony smartphone, the Affordable car mount truly lives up to its name.
4. Best With Wireless Charging: iOttie Easy One Touch
If you’re looking for a car mount that offers a little something extra, the iOttie Easy One Touch adds Qi wireless charging. Functional with smartphones measuring 2.3 to 3.72-inches in size, the addition of Qi fast wireless charging enables up to 40 percent faster charging than standard wireless charging. Smartphones that utilize fast charging such as Samsung’s Galaxy lineup of smartphones will take advantage of this speed right away, while Apple’s 8, 8 Plus and X iPhone lineup will still charge at normal speed. Beyond wireless charging, the telescopic arm of the iOttie can extend from 4.9 to 8.3-inches and pivot on a 225-degree arc. The iOttie can also be mounted on the dashboard or windshield in both portrait and landscape orientation for easy dialing or navigation.
5. Best Magnet: TechMatte Mag Grip
Attaching directly to your car’s air vent, the TechMatte Mag Grip universal car mount is a unique solution that gets out of the way visually while remaining highly functional. Assisted by neodymium magnets, the TechMatte differs from alternative magnetic car mounts that utilize more standardized magnets. Capable of holding most smartphones, including Samsung, Apple, HTC and Google devices, the rubber construction ensures that the grip to the air vent will always be secure. Rotating and swiveling your smartphone is no trouble, thanks to the movable base that allows magnets to remain in place. Measuring 1.75 x 1.5 inches in size and weighing only 1.25 ounces, the lack of a cradle allows your entire smartphone to be displayed without any distracting supporting equipment.
6. Best Grip: Bestrix Universal Smartphone Car Mount
Available in both gray and orange, the Bestrix Universal Smartphone Car Mount is a standout solution for minimal use with maximum function. They attach directly to the air vents in your vehicle via dual silicone clips that connect to most conventional air vent blades, leaving no damage or scratches in their wake. The clamping grips of the Bestrix are compatible with any smartphone up to six inches in width, including the entirety of Apple’s iPhone lineup, as well as Samsung, LG and HTC. Once connected to a vent, the Bestrix can easily rotate into portrait or landscape modes to allow the driver to find an ideal angle.
7. Best Windshield: iOttie Easy One Touch 4
Securing directly to a windshield via suction cup, the iOttie Easy One Touch 4 car mount properly secures any smartphones 2.3 to 3.5-inches in width. The telescopic arm of the iOttie extends from 4.9 to 8.3 inches in size and pivots on a 225-degree arc for easy repositioning while driving. As a bonus, iOttie offers two free audiobooks for use in the car to help keep your eyes on the road. Another iOttie advantage is the downloadable smartphone app on both iOS and Android that utilizes GPS positioning to pin and remember the last location where you parked.
8. Best Splurge: Ram Mount X-Grip
Don’t let the unique design fool you. The Ram Mount X-Grip has a spring-loaded four-leg holder and can adjust sizing to fit nearly any smartphone. It's made out of high strength composite, stainless-steel construction and designed with a one-inch diameter rubber ball and socket, which provide nearly limitless movement for adjusting and discovering the perfect angle for viewing while driving.
Review by Guiding Tech