Apple has released 3 new phones this year alone, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and the iPhone X each with their own features and sizes. This means you’re probably looking for a new holder to display them in your car. We’ve written up a quick guide on the best RAM mounts available for your vehicle depending on which iPhone you have.
X-Grip Mount Compatible with - iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus
The RAM mount X-grip comes in two styles (large and small) and is about as heavy duty as you can get. The X-grip arms themselves are made from high strength composite and stainless steel. The rubber tips will hold your phone steady without damaging and scratching. The X-grip also comes with a rubber tether for open cockpit or extreme terrain environments. Both the large and small X-grips are compatible with all the 2017 iPhone models.
Like all RAM products, there is a massive range of how you can install it in your vehicle, whether it’s a suction mount, handlebar mount, stem mount or even a screw down mount. The mounts are built rugged and come with a lifetime warranty.
RAM-HOL-UN10BU (Large) Cradle Dimensions
This is compatible with the iPhone x, iPhone 8 Plus. I've included pictures below showing where the grips will sit on the phone to help show that will leave the buttons uncovered, except for the silent switch which being a switch won't have the issue of reacting to being pushed in a little. The iPhone 8 will fit in the large cradle however it is a little precarious and is a much better fit in the smaller UN7BU RAM cradle.
For compatibility with cases regardless of the case type, the X-grip will still be compatible with the phone model and in the case of the Plus and X models, it will actually be an advantage as it will ensure the rubber grip is away from the silent ring switch.
- Minimum Width = 44.5mm (Minimum Height = 139.7mm
Maximum Width = 114.3mm (Minimum Height = 82.5mm
Depth = 22.2mm
RAM-HOL-UN7BU (Small) Cradle Dimensions
This is compatible with the iPhone x, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus but for the larger models like the X and the Plus I would recommend the UN10BU X-grip mount as it gives a more support to the phone.
For compatibility with cases regardless of the case type, it's the exact same situation as the larger cradle. The X-grip will still be compatible with the phone model and in the case of the Plus and X models. It will actually be an advantage as it will ensure the rubber grip is away from the silent ring switch.
- Minimum Width = 47.6mm (Minimum Height = 107.9mm)
Maximum Width = 82.5mm (Minimum Height = 57.1mm)
Depth = 22.2mm
iPhone X (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm)
iPhone 8 Plus (158.4 x 78.1 x 7.5mm)
iPhone 8 (138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm)
Mounting to my vehicle
I’ll list the available mount setups available for vehicles below, for any RAM set up you’ll need some the following:
1 x cradle (X-grip), 1 x arm (long, medium or short), 1 x base mount (suction, screw down, motorcycle mount, etc.)
Why is the RAM mount better than other mounts out there? They're designed rugged and built to last, RAM products come with a lifetime warranty to back that claim up. There are other options in the market but for a serious investment like the new iPhones, I'd much rather install something that's solid and will last, to hold them.