Car and Motorcycle Mounts for the LG K10 Smartphone

Arkon SM614 fits the LG K10 Smartphone quite wellThe LG K10 was released in January of 2016.  Running Android 5.1.1, it will also support Marshmallow 6.0.  The LG K10 sports a nicely sized 5.3″ diagonal screen at 720 x 1280 pixels.  Today, we are going to discuss mounts and holders for the LG K10 for use in a car or on a motorcycle.

The LG K10 smartphone measures 5.75 x 2.94 x 0.35 inches (146 x 74.8 x 8.8 mm) and weighs 5.1 ounces.  Those are the measurements we need to recommend the right mounts.  The days of customs mounts are over.  Too many models of smartphones to keep up with so manufacturers are concentrating on universal mounts.  But be careful as not all universal mounts are made the same.  The LG K10 is fairly large so you can’t just buy any universal mount.  You need to purchase a mount with a large expandable cradle.  Be sure to measure your phone before cradle shopping and remember, if you have a case or skin, the dimensions are even larger.

Buy a good case for this phone.  It will cost you more to fix a cracked screen than the cost of a case.  I am a big fan of Otterbox and Spigen on cases but there are a lot of other good brands out there.  If you think insurance will cover you, think again.  Insurance policies purchased from your carrier have a deductible and for newer more expensive phones that can be $169 on up.  So to add insult to injury, you will not only be paying the monthly insurance premium, but you will then pay the deductible.  You can read our article on phone insurance here.  Bottom line is buy a case and be sure to account for the added size when selecting your mount.

On to the mount discussion for the LG K10.

For the car, think about where you would like to mount it.  There are lots of places to mount your LG K10.  The windshield is the most popular location to mount a smartphone especially if you plan to use it as a GPS with my favorite application which is Waze.  We continue to recommend  Arkon’s Slim Grip Ultra Travel Mount for these larger smartphones.  It’s the mount in the photo that accompanies the article.  This mount features an expandable holder which expands to over 7 inches using a spring-loaded mechanism.  You can move the support arms left or right to avoid blocking any ports or buttons.  This will fit your phone with or without a thick case.  The mount comes with an adhesive dash plate so that you can attach to the mount to your dash as well as your windshield.  That adhesive plate comes in handy in states that do not permit windshield mounting.

For a different mounting location, consider one of the dozen cup holders in your car.  Consider the iKross Cup Holder Mount for Tablets and Phones.  These mounts serve a dual purpose in that a cradle for a phone and a tablet are included.  The mount is adjustable and solidly made to easily handle the weight of your tablet.  You will see a lot of mounts on the market for tablets or cell phones.  This is the only car mount kit known of that offers two different cradles, one for the phone, the other for the tablet.  You will not find a universal cradle that fits phones and large tablets.  The phone cradle will hold devices from 2 to 3.7 inches so no problem holding this phone.

One of our favorite locations for a phone is the car air vent.  Consider the Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount.  The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip mount can be used to hold most phone models with or without a case or skin.  It has a ball and socket so the cradle so has the capability to be oriented downwards towards the driver versus the roof.  This mount will work on flat vent slats that are 3/8 to 1 inch deep.  The included cradle opens to 3 5/8 inches which is large enough for this phone.

For motorcycle use, it’s important that you select a mount that has a well constructed cradle that is going to hold your LG K10 tightly so that it stays secure in high vibration environments.  The RAM X-Grip continues to a be a favorite for motorcycle use.  Most motorcycles can use the RAM X-Grip IV Handlebar Mount.  These are heavy duty mounts that are mostly constructed of metal.  The mount has gone through some rigorous shake tests and holds up well on a motorcycle.  We wrote about X-Grips extensively on this site and you can view that article here.    These mounts feature the expandable X-Grip IV cradle which can open to 4.5 inches which is large enough for the LG K10 with or without a case or skin.  Be sure to purchase these from current stock as these now include a safety tether which we highly recommend using.