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Best iPhone Mount for your vehicle

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Posted: 27/11/2017 at 4:34 PM   /   by   /   comments (0)

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. 

iphones 2017

RAM-HOL-UN10BU (Large) Cradle Dimensions

RAM-HOL-UN10BU X-grip

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

RAM-HOL-UN7BU X-Grip

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.)

 

Cradle

X-Grip Mobile Phone Cradle(RAM-HOL-UN7BU)

X-Grip Mobile Phone Cradle (RAM-HOL-UN7BU)

Arm (Clamp)

 

RAM Long Double Clamp for B Size (RAM-B-201U-C)

RAM Long Double Clamp for B Size (RAM-B-201U-C)

RAM Long Double Clamp for B Size (RAM-B-201U-C)

RAM Short Double Clamp B Size (RAM-B-201U-A)

RAM Short Double Clamp B Size (RAM-B-201U-A)

Base mount

Car

RAM Locking B Suction Metal Plate (RAM-B-224-1U)

RAM Locking B Suction Metal Plate (RAM-B-224-1U)

RAM Stubby Cup Holder Base (RAP-B-299-4U)

RAM Stubby Cup Holder Base (RAP-B-299-4U)

Motorcycle/ATV/Bicycle/Scooter

RAM Zinc U-Bolt base w 25mm ball (RAM-B-231ZU)

RAM Zinc U-Bolt base w 25mm ball (RAM-B-231ZU)

RAM Handlebar Mount 1.125 - 1.5" B (RAM-B-408-112-15U)

RAM Handlebar Mount 1.125 - 1.5" B (RAM-B-408-112-15U)

RAM Motorcycle Handlebar Clamp (RAM-B-367U)

RAM Motorcycle Handlebar Clamp (RAM-B-367U)

RAM 1" Ball with Steel U-bolt (RAM-B-231U) 0.5” -1”

RAM 1" Ball with Steel U-bolt (RAM-B-231U) 0.5” -1”

RAM Small Tough-Claw Clamp B-Size (RAP-B-400U)

RAM Small Tough-Claw Clamp B-Size (RAP-B-400U)

RAM Base 9mm hole and 1" Ball (RAM-B-272U)

RAM Base 9mm hole and 1" Ball (RAM-B-272U)

RAM Handlebar Mount 0.75 - 1.0" B (RAM-B-408-75-1U)

RAM Handlebar Mount 0.75 - 1.0" B (RAM-B-408-75-1U)

RAM Medium Tough-Claw Clamp B-Size (RAP-B-404U)

RAM Medium Tough-Claw Clamp B-Size (RAP-B-404U)

RAM Motorbike Stem 25mm (1") Ball (RAM-B-342U)

RAM Motorbike Stem 25mm (1") Ball (RAM-B-342U)

Summary

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.