Best Magnetic Car Phone Holders Android Central 2020

It's pretty much illegal anywhere you go to hold onto your phone while you drive, so not only is a car phone holder a handy investment, it's the law. Plain old cradle-and-clamp car mounts can be a big, fat pain, whereas a great magnetic mount makes life so much easier when you're getting in and out of the car. These are the best magnetic car mounts for your phone.

Best for rental cars: VICSEED Magnetic Air Vent Car Phone Mount

Staff Pick

These have four magnets inside the mount, so your phone won't move a soft silicone base, and its refined look is perfect for business travellers on a budget.

£14 at Amazon

Get a good grip: WizGear Universal Twist-Lock Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount

These mounts are popular for good reason. You get rock-bottom prices on low-profile mounts and the ability to adjust the angle of your phone.

£9 at Amazon

Go the disc-tance: Koomus Pro CD-M Magnetic Mount

This compact mount fits into the CD slot on older model vehicles, allowing you to turn an obsolete feature into an ideal mounting location.

£24 at Amazon

Wiggly windshield magic: Mpow Magnetic Phone Holder for Windshield and Dashboard

This bendy mount can mount to your windshield — make sure that's allowed where you live first — and weave around for the best positioning.

£10 at Amazon

Multitasking metal plate: Spigen Style Ring POP

The Spigen Style Ring Pop works with all flat-plate magnetic mounts, doubles as a phone grip, and triples as a kickstand.

£10 at Amazon

New twist on an old fav: Nite Ize Steelie Orbiter Dash Kit

Nite Ize's original Steelie requires a concave button you can't hide under a case, but the Orbiter uses a flat metal plate to connect to a socket that stays with the mount.

£31 at Amazon

What about my wireless charging?

Having anything metal on the back of your phone means that you're not going to be able to wireless charge while it's on your phone. Some people get around this by keeping the metal plate in the case and removing the case to wireless charge the phone, but most magnetic mount users charge via wire instead.

There are some magnetic Qi charging car mounts out there that use a big, open magnetic ring to hold the phone in place over the Qi charging coils, but these mounts don't have the best track record and I'd advise not tempting fate with one at this time. I'm fine sticking to the VICSEED magnetic mount and the Spigen Style Ring POP and then just charging up with a cord when on longer trips.

If you don't mind sacrificing the ability of wireless charging, then these mounts will be perfect for you. This will assist you when coming to long trips across the country, or even if you're just heading to a new place. This is much safer than using your phone while driving, and it's also a lot more legal.

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