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The Best Phone Stands of 2022

We tested cell phone stands from Omoton, Lamicall, Nulaxy, and more to help you select the best model for your needs
The Best Phone Stands of 2022
Credit: Jane Jackson
By Jane Jackson & Jediah Porter  ⋅  May 5, 2022
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Is your desk clutter sending you on a hunt for a new cell phone stand? Our team of experts examined over 40 options available today and purchased the top 12 for extensive side-by-side tests. We put each model through the most common applications and evaluated each for comparative effectiveness, aesthetics, and value. You may find yourself using a cell phone stand for video viewing, video conferencing, or holding your phone as an auxiliary screen at your desk; we did the same and then some. We compared all in the fleet, guided by the sole mission of helping you find the best cell phone stand for your needs.

The world of electronics is vast and determining a product to meet your needs can be a bear of a task. Whether you're on the hunt for a new charging station, usb-c cable, lightning cable, or iphone tripod, we're here to help.

Editor's Note: We updated our review on May 5, 2022, to include models like the Lamicall Gooseneck and UBeesize Ring Light Tripod. Of note, the Lamicall Adjustable has been updated since we last tested it. The original iteration did not allow you to adjust its height; now it features two adjustable heights.

Top 12 Product Ratings

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Pros Angle adjusts, can fold flat, lightweight designAngle can adjust, simple and straightforward, easy to use, small sizeFolds flat and is adjustable, simple, cleanAngle adjustment, sleek and smaller size, can fold flatStraightforward design, no moving parts to fail
Cons Can not adjust heightFor use with a charging phone, can not hold a tabletThe hinges are hard to move, tablets do not sit securelyCan not adjust the heightCan not fold, bulky size for some
Bottom Line This ultralight, compact folding stand has an adjustable angle and a fixed heightA simple, adjustable-angle table top stand for use in all things household and officeFlat-folding, fully adjustable, table top phone stand for travel or compact office and home functionPlastic, flat stowing, portable stand with adjustable height and fixed view angleAn ultra simple, one piece, fixed angle cell phone holder at a great price
Rating Categories UGreen Portable Lamicall Adjustable Nulaxy A4 Foldable Lamicall Adjustable... ToBeoneer Aluminum...
Versatility (30%)
5.0
5.0
7.0
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Stability (30%)
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Portability/Stowability (15%) Sort Icon
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Ease of Use (15%)
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Aesthetics (10%)
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Specs UGreen Portable Lamicall Adjustable Nulaxy A4 Foldable Lamicall Adjustable... ToBeoneer Aluminum...
Style (folding, fixed, gooseneck) Folding Folding Folding Fixed stand, adjustable angle Fixed
Stowed dimensions 3.75 x 3.25 x .75 in 4.25 x 2.5 x 1 in 4 x 2.75 x 1 in 4 x 3 x 3 in 3 x 2.5 x 2 in
Holds a tablet? A small one A small one A small one A small one A small one
Adjustable height? No Yes Yes No No
Adjustable view angle? Yes No Yes Yes No
Charging cord access? Horizontal only Horizontal and vertical Horizontal and vertical Horizontal and vertical Horizontal and vertical


Best Overall Cell Phone Stand


Omoton Adjustable


74
OVERALL
SCORE
  • Versatility 9.0
  • Stability 7.0
  • Portability/Stowability 3.0
  • Ease of Use 9.0
  • Aesthetics 8.0
Style: Fixed stand, adjustable angle | Holds a Tablet?: Yes
REASONS TO BUY
Stylish
Large

The Omoton Adjustable is our favorite model. We love this stand's aesthetics and user-friendly design. Despite its small footprint, it is big enough to stand out on a cluttered desk. Unlike many other options we tested, this one can also undoubtedly hold a tablet of any size without risking toppling over and creating more of a mess. The aluminum, stiff-hinged adjustment mechanism stays in place but can be adjusted quickly and easily. The stand works great for one-handed use, as its silicone base plants it securely on your desktop.

If you are trying to minimize or reduce the number and size of objects on your desk, you may not appreciate the size of the Omoton. This stand is not foldable and isn't the easiest to store. Besides the fact that it is larger than some of the other products in this review, the Omoton is a top-notch product and it's our number one recommendation.

best overall cell phone stand
Simple, sleek, and versatile is the name of the game with the Omoton.
Credit: Jane Jackson

An Excellent Compact Travel Stand


Lamicall Adjustable Foldable


70
OVERALL
SCORE
  • Versatility 8.0
  • Stability 6.0
  • Portability/Stowability 5.0
  • Ease of Use 9.0
  • Aesthetics 7.0
Style: Folding | Holds a Tablet?: A small one
REASONS TO BUY
Folds flat
Has angle adjustment
Compact and sleek
REASONS TO AVOID
No height adjustment

The Lamicall Adjustable Foldable impressed us with its compact profile, rubberized base and backing, and range of adjustability. This versatile model easily holds either a phone or a tablet and is our go-to for travel due to its simplicity and foldable design. It's also super easy to use with headphones or while charging your phone.

The tradeoff for being compact and adjustable angle-wise is that it lacks height adjustability. The Lamicall doesn't give much height off the desk, which isn't a problem in most situations. After testing a wide variety of cell phone stands, we found that angle adjustability is much more important than height adjustment options.

May 5th, 2022
The model we tested did not allow for height adjustment. However, the updated model that is now being sold does offer two different adjustments for height.

cell phone stand - an excellent compact travel stand
We love how compact the Lamicall is. Its design makes it great for travel and cramped workspaces.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Best Bang for the Buck


UGreen Portable


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OVERALL
SCORE
  • Versatility 5.0
  • Stability 5.0
  • Portability/Stowability 9.0
  • Ease of Use 6.0
  • Aesthetics 8.0
Style: Folding | Holds a Tablet?: A small one
REASONS TO BUY
Super light
Folds flat
Adjustable angle
REASONS TO AVOID
Plastic construction is a little flimsy
No height adjustment

The UGreen Portable is simple, light, and compact; it's just two pieces of plastic joined by an incremented, frictioned hinge. As you open the hinge further, you get a lower-angle view. This is the lightest and most compact stand we tested. The contact points are rubberized for stability, and for the minimalist digital nomad, the UGreen slides virtually unnoticed into a mobile office.

There is no way to adjust for height, and if you want to connect a power cord or headphones to your phone, you will be relegated to landscape view. The vertical view requires a clean, unused short bottom edge of your phone. We had no issues with the construction of the UGreen, but it feels a little flimsy.

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The UGreen is ultra simple and features adjustable angle but no adjustable height.
Credit: Jediah Porter

Ideal for Filming and Video Calls


Lamicall Gooseneck


59
OVERALL
SCORE
  • Versatility 7.0
  • Stability 6.0
  • Portability/Stowability 3.0
  • Ease of Use 7.0
  • Aesthetics 5.0
Style: Gooseneck| Holds a Tablet?: No
REASONS TO BUY
Sturdy connection
Incredible adjustability
REASONS TO AVOID
Needs a sturdy edge to mount to
Bounces around when you touch your device

The Lamicall Gooseneck mounts to almost any edge via an adjustable clamp. You can clamp it to the side of your desk, nightstand, kitchen counter, or any number of places. We imagine this model to be most useful for people who want to film themselves while working with their hands. Whether you're shooting time-lapses of art being made or cooking techniques, this stand gives you the height and adjustability to easily get top-down angles of you at work. It's easy to get your phone in and out of the stand's phone clamp and the edge clamp ensures that even if you give your desk a hard bump, your device won't fall over.

We didn't like that if you're working at a desk that backs up to a wall, you can't place the Lamicall Gooseneck directly in front of you. It also takes some serious muscle to bend and twist the neck of this device to get your angle dialed. That being said, it is highly adjustable and can be contorted to almost any angle. This model isn't great for typing or working on your phone; the gooseneck is pretty bouncy and our testers found that phones will do some serious wiggling as you tap on them. All in all, this stand is ideal for people who want to film themselves from creative angles.

Compare Products

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Score Product Price Our Take
74
$12
Editors' Choice Award
A sturdy, large cell phone and tablet stand with adjustable viewing angle and color options
72
$16
Flat-folding, fully adjustable, table top phone stand for travel or compact office and home function
70
$11
Top Pick Award
Plastic, flat stowing, portable stand with adjustable height and fixed view angle
61
$9
Best Buy Award
This ultralight, compact folding stand has an adjustable angle and a fixed height
59
$26
Top Pick Award
It offers an exceptional amount of adjustability, making this stand ideal for filming from creative angles
58
$16
An adjustable, lightweight option that is unnecessarily bulky
57
$23
A simple, adjustable-angle table top stand for use in all things household and office
55
$15
This is an excellent option for Apple Watch wearers looking for a multi-purpose stand
53
$11
An ultra simple, one piece, fixed angle cell phone holder at a great price
51
$33
This light ring, phone tripod, combo is perfect for aspiring content creators looking to up their game
45
$22
A clever, versatile gooseneck style stand that clamps to your phone and can be hung, hooked, or propped a variety of ways
27
$13
Flexy, springy cell phone holder that clamps on both ends to your phone or to any table or shelf

the lamicall gooseneck is perfect for filming from interesting...
The Lamicall Gooseneck is perfect for filming from interesting angles and video calls.
Credit: Buck Yedor

Why You Should Trust Us


We bring years of productivity, attention to detail, and cell phone use to this review. Our primary tester on this project, Jed Porter, is well known for his work at sibling site OutdoorGearLab and as a full-time, year-round mountain guide and professional climber/skier. To optimize his time in the mountains, he has become one of our review and productivity gurus. He was joined by Buck Yedor who brings a surplus of home good testings experience and an extreme passion for keeping his workspace tidy. Our review team brings fundamental office productivity, careful analysis, and a burning desire to do anything but sit at our desks. For that reason, we are students of efficiency and clean phone viewing/use spaces and systems.

We compared and assessed versatility, stability, portability, ease of use, and aesthetics throughout the testing period. Each metric was evaluated individually, and all products were compared directly, and each metric was also noted during actual "real world" use. Calibrating subjective and objective assessments to one another yields our proven and authoritative conclusions.

Viewing recipes and other instructions on your phone is easier with...
Viewing recipes and other instructions on your phone is easier with a stand, and especially with a stand that features adjustable display angle.
Few applications of a cell phone stand require minimum bulk...
Few applications of a cell phone stand require minimum bulk. However, when size matters, it is difficult to shop and compare without our first-hand observations.
All the 2020 tested products. Three &quot;rows&quot;, upper left to lower...
All the 2020 tested products. Three "rows", upper left to lower right: Aduro, Omoton, UGreen, Nulaxy, Lamicall Portable, B-Line, Lamicall, ToBeoneer.

Analysis and Test Results


To test cell phone stands, we mainly used them in our day-to-day lives. Then, to augment our daily use, we made formal observations. We weighed and measured each stowed product. We folded and unfolded each hinge, looking for wear and introduction of "play". We tried each model with two different cell phone sizes and a small tablet and tested each one with and without a charging cord plugged in.

cell phone stand - the lamicall portable is light and compact, with adjustable display...
The Lamicall Portable is light and compact, with adjustable display height.
Credit: Jediah Porter

Value


Except for the B-Land Cell Phone Holder , all models are near the same price point. That being said, the B-Land is also unique in its versatility and wearable options, which could bring more value to its cost if you are looking specifically for such features.


Likewise, if the thought of storing your smartwatch alongside your phone is a high priority, the Omoton 2-in-1 includes this option for a price only slightly higher than the other models. For those that require a sturdy model, the metal options found in Omoton Aluminum will offer more long-term value in your investment as plastic versions may break easier. The Omoton also offers the most overall value if you are not entirely sure what niche your cell phone stand will fill in your workspace.

cell phone stand - the tobeoneer is all one piece and is way simple.
The ToBeoneer is all one piece and is way simple.
Credit: Jediah Porter

Versatility


While not all stands on the market will do so, all of those we tested will hold your phone vertically or horizontally and work with any phone model, size, or case configuration. What differentiates the models in our test is the variety of viewing angles and positions.


cell phone stand - the b-land is clever and simple. you have many options on how you...
The B-Land is clever and simple. You have many options on how you use and deploy it.
Credit: Jediah Porter

Some adjust in nearly infinite ways, while others don't adjust at all. Gooseneck-style products are the most adjustable. The B-Land Cell Phone Holder has infinite viewing angles and adjusts for height over a range of 1-2 feet. The B-Land can be configured to hang and even wear, making the gooseneck-style products the most versatile in our fleet. The desk-mounted Lamicall Gooseneck is as adjustable as the B-Land but with a much sturdier mounting system. We found the Lamicall to offer an endless amount of customizability.

your cell phone stand isn&#039;t just for holding your cell phone.
Your cell phone stand isn't just for holding your cell phone.
Credit: Jediah Porter

The remainder of the products we tested are differentiated by height and angle adjustment. If the non-gooseneck products adjust for height, it is only up to a couple of inches at most. Height adjustment is nice but is secondary in importance to angle adjustment. If you have to choose angle or height, choose angle adjustment. The UBeesize Selfie Tripod Stand is the one product that gives you an enormous amount of height adjustment. It can be extended up to 51 inches and offers a decent amount of angle adjustment as well.

Angle adjustment is helpful for any task that doesn't take place at a seated desk. When lying on the couch or bed watching tv on your phone, you want your screen more vertical than you do at a desk. When standing and viewing your phone, as you might when following recipe directions in a kitchen or DIY instructions at a workbench, you want a flatter phone screen. An adjustable angle is handier than you would think. Other than the ToBeoneer, gooseneck products all readily adjust for angle, as do most of the other stands.

shown here is the omoton, one of our highest scorers.
Shown here is the Omoton, one of our highest scorers.
Credit: Jediah Porter

If you are a highly organized, gadget-obsessed type, this may be the stand you've been looking for. The Omoton 2-in-1 is designed to hold a phone and keep your Apple watch secure. This stand is fixed and all-aluminum, with a silicone pad to help hold it in place. We liked the sturdiness of this stand, though its footprint is large, especially if you don't plan to use it as a watch stand all the time.

great for multi-taskers, the omoton 2 in 1 holds a phone and an...
Great for multi-taskers, the Omoton 2 in 1 holds a phone and an Apple Watch with ease.
Credit: Jane Jackson

Stability


In this subcategory, we looked at "bump resistance". Can you readily use the touchscreen without stabilizing the phone with your other hand? What if you accidentally kick the leg of your table? Will you dislodge it all?


Stability is a function of the device's ability to "stick" to the surface and the phone's security within the stand. The stability of gooseneck stands is a double-edged sword. The long, flexible rods bounce around more than others. But, because the phone is clamped in place, a full disconnect is rare. The B-Land phone stand only clamps on the phone end, but its mass is greater, and it has a relatively flexible rod that is stiffer than the Aduro. We had good luck stabilizing the B-Land with a heavy book on the base.

gooseneck holders bounce when you touchscreen, but they&#039;ll vibrate...
Gooseneck holders bounce when you touchscreen, but they'll vibrate back to a still viewing position.
Credit: Jediah Porter

The remainder of the products accomplishes stability with a combination of stand mass and rubber contact points. Heavier stands are more secure. All those that made our final cut have rubberized contact points everywhere they sit on a surface and everywhere your phone contacts them. The heavier metal stands, such as the Omoton Aluminum, are stable enough to drive your touchscreen one-handed without stabilizing with your other hand. Like the eminently portable UGreen, the plastic options require two hands for most touchscreen operations.

the grey circles are rubberized, gripping pads. all non-clamping...
The grey circles are rubberized, gripping pads. All non-clamping stands in our test have rubber grips like this on all contact surfaces. Pictured here is the Lamicall.
Credit: Jediah Porter

Portability/Stowability


You'll often want to take your cellphone stand where ever you take your phone. Having the ability to take your stand from home to work or a coffee shop is incredibly valuable. Our selected products vary significantly in stowed size and mass.


stowed stands. left to right and top to bottom: omoton, b-line...
Stowed stands. Left to right and top to bottom: Omoton, B-Line, Aduro, UGreen, Lamicall Portable, Nulaxy, Lamicall, ToBeoneer.
Credit: Jediah Porter

Gooseneck products are bulky and heavy. Only the most generous bike messenger style work satchels will have room for a stowed gooseneck holder. The rest are all much smaller. All non-gooseneck products take up less space than a can of soda. Among them, the fully folding versions are the only ones we can recommend for digital nomads. Paired with a folding keyboard, the clever technophile can closely replicate a laptop workspace with less carried mass and bulk than a legit Brooklyn slice.

a portable computing and correspondence solution is nice for travels...
A portable computing and correspondence solution is nice for travels that don't require a computer but involve more typing than your touchscreen is ready for. A good stand makes it easier.
Credit: Jediah Porter

Much of what we like about the highest scoring Omoton Aluminum is its bulk. As it pertains to storage and transport, this bulk works against it. For dedicated desk usage, you won't notice the size in any negative fashion. Other cell phone stands like the Omoton 2 in 1 are unabashedly large. These stands don't stow easily and take up quite a bit of space on a desk.

here&#039;s a portable computing arrangement that is way more compact...
Here's a portable computing arrangement that is way more compact than any laptop. Folding stand, folding keyboard, and your smartphone. Shown here is the Nulaxy, folded.
Credit: Jediah Porter

Ease of Use


What does it take to get your phone in position? Simpler, in this case, is often better. The fixed-view angle and one-piece construction of the ToBeoneer is absolutely the easiest to use.


On the other end of the spectrum are the gooseneck options. Getting the optimum viewing angle with either of these can be a bit of a wrestling match. We found the B-Land a little easier to work with than the Aduro.

the simplest, cleanest product in our test. no moving parts and no...
The simplest, cleanest product in our test. No moving parts and no adjustments on the ToBeoneer.
Credit: Jediah Porter

The plastic folding options can feel a little flimsy, especially when the alternatives are so robust, but it seems that the wrong sort of table drop could damage the UGreen. Though we aren't prone to intentionally testing to failure, we also aren't unfamiliar with equipment failure.

imagine all you can do with this arrangement. guitar practice? car...
Imagine all you can do with this arrangement. Guitar practice? Car repairs? Dance lessons?
Credit: Jediah Porter

Aesthetics


Pleasing aesthetics are intertwined with function and productivity. Simple products with smooth contours scored best.


The Omoton excels in many ways, and we love all the different color options. The gooseneck models are pure function; no one was particularly enamored with their look. The ultra-simple ToBeoneer leaves lots and lots of room for function after form. This value-oriented choice could be a sculpture first and a cell phone holder, incidentally, without scoring any lower. It's not sculpture, but that's perhaps why it costs so little.

this lamicall is simple and functional.
This Lamicall is simple and functional.
Credit: Jediah Porter

Conclusion


We've conducted an in-depth comparison of the best cell phone stands on the market. We purchased and used each model and had a team of testers consult on our findings. We bring a great deal of attention to detail to all product comparisons and hope we've been able to aid you in finding the best option for your workstation.

ideally you&#039;re consuming  your space-out media content on a big...
Ideally you're consuming your space-out media content on a big screen. But we all know that isn't always the way it is.
Credit: Jediah Porter

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