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GALAXY Note – Car Mount hands-on Review (made by Samsung)



Galaxy Note is a large and expensive phone, and you don’t want to use some flimsy “squeeze-together” phone mount with weak suction cup, that would be falling off your windshield while you are driving. For this monster of a phone, you need a monster car-mount. Samsung has created just that – an official Car Mount for Samsung Galaxy Note.

Below you can see a hands-on video review of this car mount and also what I think of it, after using it for a week. You can get this Galaxy Note car mount from Amazon.com for about $45 with shipping.

Galaxy Note car mount video review:


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As you can see in my hands-on video, this Samsung car mount for Galaxy Note is very well built, and takes advantage of all the features that a Galaxy Note can offer.

Thoughts after using this Samsung Galaxy Note car mount for 1 week

I’ve given this car mount a good “test drive” for about a week now. After trying and essentially breaking at least 3 other “universal” car mounts (from best buy and other stores) I realized, that those are not a good option as something will always break on them soon or they will just fall apart by themselves. I needed a quality car mount designed specifically for my phone.

Up until I got this Samsung car mount, I was using another very cool car mount by Clingo. The Clingo universal car mount has a sticky pad – so you basically just place the phone or GPS onto this pad and it holds very securely. However, the pad is reported to melt in the summer heat, so I’m a little leery about using it in the summer months (a full review if this Clingo universal car mount is coming soon).

image of Samsung Galaxy Note Vehicle Navigation Mount

Now that I have this Samsung unit, it’s proven to be very useful and easy to use. It is a bit on a price side (about $45 vs generic universal mounts costing about $20), but after going through 3 cheap car mounts in a matter of 9 months, and not that I learned my Clingo sticky mount may be a problem in the summer, I think this Samsung car mount is a great buy!

Pros and Cons of Samsung Car Mount for GALAXY Note

PROS – thing I personally like about it:

  • Well built, durable construction, with EXCELLENT suction cup, that does not fall off your windshield!
  • Built in charging port, that activate Car Mode, which makes it easy to use phone’s “car features” with voice control.
  • Fits Galaxy Note perfectly – you don’t have to worry about your phone falling out of the “cradle”
  • Make you Galaxy Note an excellent GPS Navigation unit
  • Durable design allows you to easily operate the phone with your hands, while it is mounted. DO NOT DO THIS WHILE YOU DRIVE!
  • Unit does not shake or vibrate when you are driving, so you can make very stable videos or pictures while driving.

CONS – thing I don’t like about it:

  • This car mount is rather pricey at $45, but it is a Genuine Samsung car mount designed specifically for Galaxy Note.
  • You will have to remove any phone case / cover, before you can place it into this car mount.
  • You cannot use this unit with any other phone, GPS or other device(s).
  • Instead of regular car charger, they could have included USB cable plus USB to 12-volt car plug adapter
  • It is difficult to adjust the unit vertically / horizontally, without loosening the “wheel” on the back. It may be dangerous to do it while driving.

Basically, this car mount is not perfect, but it is very very nice nevertheless, and is not far from perfect. Honestly, there is not many things that I would change about it, or that COULD be changed, given the design and features it provides.

Stay tuned for more Galaxy Note accessories reviews. Next on the list are Case for Galaxy Note by Elago ($10.99) and the BEST screen protector I have ever used, by Xtreme, which costs only $2, and has lasted me 4 months now, without any wear, bubbles or peeling edges.

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  1. […] Update: As promised, I’ve done a full review of this Galaxy Note car mount, after “test driving” it for a week – check it out here. […]

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