Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 3 combines excellent hardware with a comfortable, foldable design, wonderful performance, and excellent battery life. Like other mobile devices, you might want to mount this smartphone in the car while driving for navigation, controlling music, or safe hands-free phone calls. That requires a secure mount, but since this smartphone has unique needs due to its foldable design, not every car mount will work.
You'll want one that can secure the device while it's open to its full size, which is an impressive 7.6-inch spread. There are tons of great accessories you can get for the Galaxy Z Fold 3, and a car mount is an often overlooked, but important one to consider. We rounded up the best Galaxy Z Fold 3 car mounts you can buy right now.
These are the car mounts you need for your Galaxy Z Fold 3
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Not just for tablets
This universal car mount, initially designed for large screen tablets and CD players (remember those?), is also the perfect hold for the Galaxy Z Fold 3. It can rotate a full 360 degrees and swivel to achieve the ideal angle. The screw-locked base secures to the air vent, or you can suction cup it to the dashboard windshield. Both ways are easy to install.
Charge without plugging in
This mount from ZeeHoo has two wireless charging coils built-in so it can charge just about any phone. This allows you to charge the phone open or closed. The automatic clamp keeps your phone secure and can even be release after the car has been turned off. This mount connects to a air vent so your phone is right where it's comvenient.
Twist and turn
Thanks to the long 13-inch gooseneck extension arm, you can suction the end of this mount to the car's windshield or dashboard, adjust the angle exactly how you want it, easily moving it around as needed, and face the passenger when they need to manipulate the screen. It's made of rubber with a spring locking system, and it stays secure in place thanks to the two-stage locking suction cup.
Keep your battery topped up
This wireless car charger is big enough to charge your open Galaxy Z Fold phone and the second charging coil means your phone will keep charging whether open or closed. It even comes with charging adapter so if your car doesn't have fast-charging USB ports, you can still keep your phone batter topped up.
Put it on a pedestal
Unlike the others on this list that mount on the dashboard or windshield or clip to the air vent, this mount actually sits nicely inside the cup holder with a tall pole protruding up and holding the phone securing in its grippy arms. The arm is telescopic, so you can adjust it for the right viewing angle and ensure it doesn't block the dashboard.
For the backseat
You might not want to secure the phone upfront but rather in the back to entertain the kids during a long road trip. This mount holder accommodates the Galaxy Z Fold 3 at its largest size and offers dual adjustable positions so you can place it in the middle of the two headrests versus just one side. It also rotates 360° so the passenger seat occupant can adjust settings if needed.
Which car mount should you get?
The best Galaxy Z Fold 3 car mount for you depends on how you want to use it, where you want to place it, and what type of car you have. I love the concept of air vent mounts since they keep your windshield and dashboard free, and the APPS2Car Universal Car Mount secures nicely while offering a full rotation of the device.
If you don't want to worry about connecting your USB-C cable to stay charged, you can grab a wireless charging model like the ZeeHoo dual coil mount. This mount has two coils so it can charge your Z Fold phone whether it's open or closed. It can also easily rotate with the automatic grippers making sure your phone stays put.
But I also love a good gooseneck design, so that mount, also by APPS2Car, would be my choice, especially since I could theoretically snake it to the passenger side and then twist it to face others for a better view without having it right up close (also great for folks who are far-sighted). That said, the long neck could be an eyesore when you aren't using it.
Keep in mind that many of these car mounts will work to secure the phone even when it's in a protective case, so don't forget to grab one of the best cases for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 as well.
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Christine Persaud has been writing about tech since long before the smartphone was even a "thing." When she isn't writing, she's working on her latest fitness program, binging a new TV series, tinkering with tech gadgets she's reviewing, or spending time with family and friends. A self-professed TV nerd, lover of red wine, and passionate home cook, she's immersed in tech in every facet of her life. Follow her at @christineTechCA.