Galaxy S5 Windshield Mount?

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Galaxy S5 Windshield Mount?

Postby 05MineralGT » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:02 pm

Can anyone share what they are using for a windshield mount for their Galaxy S5? I have an old mount that I used with my Galaxy S3, but it's not stable enough. It was a little shaky with the S3, but the S5 is much heavier and shakes badly even at freeway speed.

I'm looking for a mount that allows for a clear view forward. Every mount I've seen or tried shows the suction mount in the camera view, at least a little.


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Re: Galaxy S5 Windshield Mount?

Postby Harry » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:21 pm

Please check the recommended mount here: http://www.gps-laptimer.de/Compatibility_Android.html
Take care to get RAM Mount RAM-B-166U or better, i.e. one with an aluminium hand and larger balls. Vibrations are largely vertical, so it is important to have the hand vertical too. This means you need you place the suction cup in the very top of the windscreen and let the hand point downwards.

For Android phones, you need to get one of the universal X-Grip cradles. Models changes so fast it makes no sense for RAM to produce model specific cradles (like for the iPhone).

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Re: Galaxy S5 Windshield Mount?

Postby 05MineralGT » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:42 pm

Thanks Harry, sorry I didn't see that to start with. As always, I'm incredibly impressed with your quick responses and great support! And of course, the fantastic app!


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Re: Galaxy S5 Windshield Mount?

Postby fwman1 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:26 pm

On a similar vein, I have a droid turbo in an otterbox case. It is pretty heavy. I wonder if this mount is preferred to the RAM X-grip
mount for stability. The X-grip just doesn't seem like it would be as solid.

http://www.slipgripcarmounts.com/SlipGrip-RAM-Holder-For-Motorola-Droid-Turbo-Using-OtterBox-Defender-Case_p_148240.html


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Re: Galaxy S5 Windshield Mount?

Postby Harry » Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:15 pm

fwman1 wrote:On a similar vein, I have a droid turbo in an otterbox case. It is pretty heavy. I wonder if this mount is preferred to the RAM X-grip
mount for stability. The X-grip just doesn't seem like it would be as solid.

http://www.slipgripcarmounts.com/SlipGrip-RAM-Holder-For-Motorola-Droid-Turbo-Using-OtterBox-Defender-Case_p_148240.html


As long as you find a cradle specifically built for your smartphone (that fits the RAM Mount ball system), I'd prefer it to the X Grip.

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Re: Galaxy S5 Windshield Mount?

Postby fwman1 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:41 pm

perfect. Just the information I needed. Thank you.



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