Car and Motorcycle Mounts for an LG V35 ThinQ Smartphone

LG V35 ThinQ MountsThe LG V35 ThinQ is a minor upgrade to the successful V30 lineup.  Looks the same, feels the same, but inside is a newer processor and better camera.

The exterior dimensions are the same as the LG V30 so if you are simply upgrading from the prior generation, no need to replace the mount (or the case).  The LG V35 ThinQ sports a 6.0″ diagonal screen, this phone measures 5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches (151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm) and weighs less than 6 ounces.  A case will add some girth to the picture so measure it before looking for a mount.

Haven’t found any custom mounts for the LG V35 ThinQ so a universal mount will be used.  Not every universal mount is really universal – it’s going to need to open fairly wide to accommodate this big phone especially if using a case or skin.

The LG V35 ThinQ is a high-end phone and isn’t cheap so get a good case before getting a mount.  We have always liked the Otterbox Defender series which was reviewed here, but there are lots of others.  A broken display is expensive to fix.  Don’t count on insurance covering the full cost.  Insurance policies purchased from your carrier have a deductible and for newer more expensive phones that can be $169 or higher.  Check our article on phone insurance here.

We’re going to look at mounts featuring cradles that open wide enough to hold the phone with a thick case.

The windshield is a good location when using the LG V35 as a GPS via an application like Waze.  This is a big phone so you need a big cradle.  The Arkon Ultra Slim Grip Suction Mount has an expandable cradle which opens to almost 7 inches.  The phone is held from the top and bottom.  The mount comes with an adhesive dash plate so that you can attach the mount to a dash as well as windshield.  The phone can rotate 360 degrees into portrait or landscape using this mount.  This mount carries a 2-year warranty.

We continue to be a fan of the vent as a good location for mounting a larger phone.  Consider the Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount.  You can see an LG V30 in an Otterbox Defender using this mount in the photo that accompanies this article (remember the LG V35 ThinQ looks the same).  It has a ball and socket so the cradle swivels into any orientation.  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 gives us plenty of room even if your phone has a thick case like the Otterbox Defender (which is one of the thickest cases around).

The last place to consider in a car is the CD player.  Somewhat obsolete in terms of use, the CD player slot can make a handy mount point for the LG V35 ThinQ.  Consider the Mpow CD Player SmartPhone Car Mount.  Be sure to follow the installation instructions that accompany this mount to ensure a secure proper fitting.  The included cradle is expandable to fit your phone with or without a case or skin.  Your phone can swivel 360 degrees in this mount.  The cradle opens to 3.54 inches.

Like previous generations, the back of the LG V35 ThinQ continues the design aspect of locating the finger print scanner and power button on the back of the phone along with a dual camera.  Be sure to get mount featuring a cradle that isn’t going to block the camera and / or press the power button.  You need a cradle that is going to grip the LG V35 in the middle of the phone (if not below the middle) and below that button.  Many of the mounts we usually  recommend for a smartphone on a motorcycle aren’t going to work well with the LG V35 because there’s a potential that the camera or power button might be pressed in while riding.

The TechGripper Handlebar Mount Kit combines a center gripping cradle with a solid handlebar mount.  The mount is constructed of metal with a plastic cradle.  It fits handlebar diameters from 7/8 to 1.25 inches so it covers the majority of motorcycle models that can accommodate a handlebar mount.  The cradle opens to four inches.  An included small hex wrench is provided for simple installation.  We always recommend tethering your device when using on a motorcycle for added security.  Safety is of utmost important on a motorcycle so be sure this mount is solidly installed and keep your focus on the road.