The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been ergonomically designed so it feels good in your hand. But there are times when going hands-free is the best way to use your phone. If you want a stand to prop up your Samsung Galaxy S5, these are your best options.
1. iKross Universal Portable Folding Mobile Phone Stand
The iKross Universal Portable Folding Mobile Phone Stand is inexpensive, works with multiple phone types, and folds flat for easy storage. The most remarkable thing about this stand is the low price, but it also is worth purchasing because of its rugged look.
Lightweight & portable
Collapses for easy storage
Works with phones from other companies besides Samsung
Plastic could bend or break if dropped
Lacks suction cups or other means to secure in place
Doesn’t fold completely flat
Only supports two adjustable positions
Works in landscape and portrait mode, but may obscure a tiny part of device’s screen in landscape mode
2. IZENGATE Samsung Galaxy S5 Executive Leather Wallet Folio Stand
Ideal for people who want to have a stand built right into their Samsung Galaxy S5 case, this wallet-style folio case has a lot of good features. You can store cash and cards in the folio, or use the wristlet to free up your hands while shopping.
Multiple color options
Great multi-tasking accessory that offers multiple benefits
Two card slot pockets, an ID card slot pocket, and a cash pocket
Strap is detachable, which makes this case more unisex
Stand not as sturdy as some stand-alone products
User reviews indicate case is poorly constructed and may need minor repairs
Will not appeal to people who prefer having a separate wallet
Flap closure is not lockable
3. BoxWave Galaxy S5 TinyMount
The TinyMount is ideal for people who use their Galaxy S5 in the car. It’s also ideal for families where the spouses have two different phones, as this mount is adjustable to fit many other types of smartphones.
Rotates 360 degrees
Expandable bracket adjusts to a variety of device widths and thicknesses
Brackets are padded to protect your device
Easy to install
Ideal for people who use a Bluetooth earpiece to make hands-free calls
Attaches with suction cup, not adhesive, so it may fall down over time
Design aesthetic may be too simple for some
Few color options
Does not appear to have a warranty
Mounts to windshield or window, but does not offer mounting option for visor or steering wheel
4. Aibocn Universal Portable and Adjustable Tablet Cell Phone Stand Holder
This stand works with the Samsung Galaxy S5, along with numerous other smartphone and tablet brands. The metal body construction allows the stand to handle loads of up to 11 pounds. Plus, rubber padding protects your device from getting scratched while in the cradle.
Durable aluminum construction
Adjusts to multiple positions
Works with phones other than the Samsung Galaxy S5
You may need to remove device from case to use stand
Limited color/style options
Pads may detach over time
Weighs about six ounces, may be too heavy for some
Somewhat difficult to adjust
5. Zeimax Rugged Dual Layer Silicone Holster Case with Belt Clip and Kick-Stand
Designed to appeal to people who want their S5 case to have both a stand and a belt clip, this Zeimax product has rugged construction. The fact that it also comes in numerous colors is an added bonus.
Tons of color options
Case design does not block ports
Quick-release design for belt clip
Silicone may wear down over time
Belt clip only rotates 180 degrees
Kickstand part somewhat fragile
Kickstand has limited adjustability
Not ideal for people who need waterproofing or military-grade drop protection
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