The magnetic phone mounts in this article went through two rounds of reviews. We started by searching Amazon and Advance Auto Parts for top products, looking at factors like shipping eligibility, customer ratings, Amazon superlatives, and prices.
Our product testing team then ordered the five magnetic phone mounts that best met these standards. A team member tested each product inside a car, taking note of how well the magnetic phone mount could be installed, the stability of the mount, and the compatibility with the device. Each magnetic phone mount was given a rating out of 5 stars based on this criteria.
Ease of Installation: When buying a magnetic phone mount, you want a product that will adhere reliably to your car’s dashboard, air vent, or windshield. The magnetic phone mounts in this review that had a simple yet secure attachment base scored highest in this category.
Stability: As with any phone mount, you want a product that will hold your smartphone reliably when hitting bumps in the road or coming to a sudden stop. The magnetic phone mount that had the strongest grip on our iPhone with a smartphone case on, scored highest in this category.
Device Compatibility: There are countless different smartphone models and case sizes that phone mounts need to accommodate. By testing with a heavier phone and a bulkier case, we could better determine how compatible each phone mount was with our smartphone. We also looked at the product descriptions of each phone mount to determine the number of compatible smartphones. The magnetic phone mounts with the most amount of compatible devices listed scored highest in this category.
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