More and more people choose to wear a case on their cell phone to protect it or to express their personality. But wearing a case on your phone may be quite inconvenient sometimes when you are picking a car mount for your cell phone. So if you have the habit to wear your phone in a case, then you’d probably need to think twice when choose a car phone holder.
As a customer, or even a “rookie” of the car mount, how do people who love to wear thick case choose a right holder for themselves? We offer you some central factors to consider.
To begin with, known that the holder selection based on not only the thickness of the case but also your car model, you're using habit and so on. In this case, we’d like to give you suggestions based on the situation you may encounter when using the car mount.
If you’d like your holder to grab your phone with two clamps, which means you choose a mechanical holder, then the parameters of some of the critical parts are the most important thing you need to consider.
The first parameter is the length of the clamp. If the length of the clamp is too short, then surely you can not get your phone securely griped. So how long exactly does the clamp have to be? We are going to give you some data indicators for your reference.
According to the data, the thickness of an otter box commuter, which is one of the thickest cases in the market, is 0.48 inches. So if the clamp of a car mount is longer than this, then it is very possible that this car mount can fit with your cell phone. For example, other thick cases like battery case and wallet case. Of course, if the clamp is longer, then it can be compatible with a more using situation and can be safer for your phone.
The second parameter is the width of the cradle. According to the data we collect, the width of an iPhone 5s is 4.0", the width of a Note 20 ultra is 6.9" and an iPhone 11 with an otter box is 6.9". So if the telescopic arm can extend to this range, then it can be compatible with most of the phones.
Moreover, you need to think about the adjustable foot at the bottom of the cradle. Is it adjustable so that your phone can fit in either way. There are also some holder which didn’t has any blocking part at vertical level, so that you don’t have to worry about the size.
To remind you, there are certain types of the phone which can not fit in thicker case, like the EasySlide series and GemClamp series. But it doesn’t mean that they are not good holders, it’s just they are seeing another kinds of needs.
If you use a magnetic phone, then it is more complicated, because you have to judge also by the model of your phone.
If your phone is an iPhone 12, and you want to experience its Qi charging with weak magnetic force, then you’d better not use any case. But if you don’t mind not using the pointing technology or your iPhone is not an iPhone 12, then you need to stick a small steel sheet on the back of your phone. In that case, if you have a thick case then you’d be better to stick more than one sheet out of the case in case the magnetic force is not enough.
More and more people choose to wear a case on their cell phone to protect it or to express their personality. But wearing a case on your phone may be quite inconvenient sometimes when you are picking a car mount for your cell phone. So if you have the habit to wear your phone a case, then you’d probably need to think twice when choose a car phone holder.