Best Cell Phone Desk Stands

Never thought of buying cell phone desk stands? Think they are just overrated? You are not alone. 

Many of us do not realize the importance of these inexpensive and yet extremely useful phone accessories. But, people who have suffered from neck and back pain due to excessive use of cell phone vouch for them. In this blog, we will tell you why you must buy a cell phone desk stand immediately. We will also provide you with a list of the best options available. 

To begin with, have you heard of ‘text neck’? 

If you haven’t, please note that this is a term coined a few years ago to describe neck pain that people experience due to the repetitive strain on the neck primarily caused due to excessive use of cell phones. 

Text neck is common in all age groups including teens and adolescents. When ignored, the strain can get aggravated and travel down to the lower back as well. 

The human neck is designed to only support the weight of our head and that too in a straight position. When we drop our head, the gravitational pull and unconventional neck position put additional stress on the neck muscles. According to some studies looking down at your smartphone with the chin on the chest can add 60 pounds of force on the neck muscles

Now, we spend roughly 3 hours 30 minutes looking at our phone every day. Some of us even spend up to 6 hours! Imagine putting 60 pounds of force on your neck for 6 hours a day. No wonder why neck pain is the 4th leading cause of disability worldwide. In the US, approximately 35 million people seek treatment for neck pain from physiotherapists and chiropractors

Other than neck and back pain, text neck can lead to bad posture which can further diminish the capacity of our lungs by 30%

But, many of us don’t have the privilege or option of ditching out devices. We need them not just for leisure but also for work. We need our phone to quickly check our inbox, reply to an email, watch a presentation, do a quick video meeting, edit a presentation, and for almost anything possible.   

Thankfully, the solution to text neck is rather simpler than expected. You just need to straighten up. Make sure you hold your neck vertically straight in such a way that you should be able to draw a straight line from your neck to your shoulder. And, you need to do it even when using your phone. You may have to consciously do it for some more days until your body gets used to it. 

Rather than tilting your neck and arching your back to look at the phone, you need to get into the habit of raising the device to your eye level. This is easier said than done. When you raise the phone, you tend to strain your arms. This is where cell phone desk stands can help. They can hold your phone at any level you want. While some have a fixed height, others come with height-adjustable and tilt-adjustable features so you can work on your phone more comfortably. Cell phone stands also help keep your desk organized, so you don’t miss the calls while searching it under the piles of papers. 

Now that you know why inexpensive phone accessories such as cell phone stands are worth buying, let’s look at the top ten best-rated options for you: 

Before that, here is an interesting video on yoga for text neck pain

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Top 10 cell phone desk stands for your home office

NameCompatibilityMaterialAdjustability Our RatingPrice
OMOTON C2 Aluminum Desktop Phone HolderAll devices between 4-10 inchesAluminumOffers 270 degrees of tilting4.8Check Price
Lamicall Cell Phone Stand4-8 inches deviceAluminumNil4.6Check Price
Nulaxy A4 Cell Phone Stand4-10” devicesAluminumFully collapsible with 270 degree tilting for phone4.7Check price
CreaDream Adjustable Cell Phone Stand4-10” devicesAluminumCan be tilted up to 270 degrees4.5Check price
UGREEN Cell Phone Stand Holder4-7.9 inches devicesABS plasticCollapsible. Can be tilted from 15 to 100 degrees4.6Check Price
Gooseneck Mount Phone Holder by Lamicall4-6.5 inch devicesPlastic and metalFlexible gooseneck arm with 360 degree phone holder rotation4.6Check Price
EEEkit Cell Phone Desk Stand Holder4-10” devicesAluminumnil4.7Check Price
Tekpluze Adjustable Cell Phone Stand for Desk4-11″ devicesMostly plastic with some metalHeight can be adjusted between 4.72 to 6.30″. The angle/tilt can be adjusted from 0° to 135°. Fully foldable 4.8Check price 
Topeakmart Desktop Cell Phone Stand Tablet StandAll devices including tablets and e-readersAluminumNil4.5Check Price
LISEN Angle Height Adjustable Phone Stand For Desk4-10” devicesPlastic with metal rodHeight adjustable with lowest height setting 7.1” above the base and the highest is 8.5”. Tilting angle between 5° to 85°. Phone holder can be rotated completely. 4.7Check Price 

OMOTON C2 Aluminum Desktop Phone Holder 

Available in 5 bright colors, Omoton C2 cell phone desk stand is compatible with most devices including iPhone Pro, SE, Google Pixel, etc. It is made of 3mm aluminum, so you don’t have to doubt its durability, even when you carry it in your laptop bag or in your suitcase. 

Features: 

  • As mentioned above, Omoton C2 cell phone holder is compatible with almost all phones. The manufacturer, however, states that it could tip over when you use tablets larger than 7 inches in vertical position (which is pretty obvious).
  • It offers 270 degrees of tilting
  • The U-shaped hooks that hold the phone are wide enough to hold phones with thick cases as well. 
  • The hooks as well as the spot where the phone rests has silicon pads to protect your device from scratches. 

What we like about it:

  • The base is wide and has an anti-skid coating to prevent it from sliding down when you move your desk or try adjusting its tilt. It lays flat on the desk. Many buyers have confirmed that they were able to type when the phone was on the stand and yet it didn’t wobble. 
  • The coating also protects the desk surface from scratches. 
  • There is a hole in the backplate that lets you organize the charging wire neatly. You can use it as a charging stand too. 
  • Although being made of aluminum, it is lightweight and portable
  • The hinge for adjusting the angle is well-built and doesn’t lose its tightness anytime soon. 

Things that could be improved: 

  • Some buyers have stated that the colors of the product they receive look quite different in the pictures. For example; one buyer stated that the rose gold was actually too much orangish. But, whatever they received was pretty and appreciable. 
  • If your phone is thin with no heavy covering, it could slide from the sides when you use it for typing. 
  • A few buyers have stated that when you put the phone vertically, the U-shaped brackets can block the mic. So, make sure you adjust the phone a bit. 

Our Rating: 4.8/5

Our Verdict: 

This is a simple and beautifully designed cell phone desk stand. It does exactly what it claims. It is not height-adjustable but you really can’t expect such a feature in such an inexpensive stand. 

Lamicall Cell Phone Stand

This one too is available in 5 bright colors and has a smart cable management hole to help you use and charge it conveniently. Being an inexpensive cell phone stand for desks, it doesn’t have any fancy features, not even tilting feature. So, you can’t change the angle at which your phone sits. 

Features: 

  • Compatible with all 4-8 inches smartphones.
  • The bracket hooks are wide enough to accommodate phones with their thick cases. 
  • The base is wide and has a rubber non-slip coating, which helps keep it stable and also protects the surface of your desk. 
  • Being made of aluminum alloy, it is durable and yet lightweight and portable. 
  • The hole in the backside of the frame helps charge it neatly. 

What we like about it:

  • There are rubber pads on the bracket and the U-shaped cups to protect your phone from scratches.
  • The manufacturer provides some extra base pad stickers, so you can replace them when needed. 
  • Many buyers have confirmed that the base is truly non-slip. It stands flat and doesn’t wobble when the phone is used on it. 
  • Buyers have expressed their satisfaction over Lamicall’s outstanding customer services

Things that can be improved: 

  • Tilting is a basic feature. Even cell phone desk stands cheaper than this one such as the Omoton stand listed above allows you to adjust the angle at which the phone sits. But, obviously, the built quality and its aesthetic appearance justify its price. 
  • The stand has a fairly large logo printed on it, which some buyers didn’t like. The logo could have been smaller or at a spot where it won’t be visible.  
  • Some buyers have stated that it is difficult to plug and unplug the charger pin, as the phone sits too low to the base. 

Our Rating: 4.6/5

Our Verdict:

It is one of the best-rated cell phone stands on Amazon. So, it is pretty obvious that this cell phone holder by Lamicall is up to the mark in terms of quality and price. Lamicall sells a wide range of holders that can be used on the desk, car dashboard, vehicle’s headrest, etc. This is a very basic one but others have many fancy features that you would need. Do check out their website to see their entire collection. 

Nulaxy A4 Cell Phone Stand

Need a cell phone holder that you can fold and toss in your backpack or laptop bag, or even in your pocket? This travel-friendly Nulaxy cell phone stand is one of the best options you have. It is made of aircraft-grade aluminum, which is why it is lightweight and portable. 

Features: 

  • This cell phone desk holder is compatible with all phones measuring 4-10” including the e-readers. 
  • It is fully collapsible. 
  • You can change/tilt the angle of the holder bracket for up to 270 degrees.
  • The hook bracket is wide enough to accommodate thick phone cases, so no need to remove them. 
  • Like all good quality cell phone holders, it too has rubber pads at the base, on the hooks, and on the frame to prevent any damage to your device and the desk. 
  •  The rubber feet at the base helps keep it stable. 

What we like about it:

  • The hinges use friction for angle adjustment. They are tight enough to stay in their position and yet smooth enough to be folded easily. 
  • Many buyers have stated that when folded the holder is so compact that it can easily fit in your palm. Perfect for travelers.  
  • The hole at the back and the adjustable bracket helps you keep the charging wire neatly organized. 

Things that can be improved:

  • Some buyers have stated that the rubber feet on the base are very thin and they start to fall after a few months of use. Nevertheless, they have also stated that the phone holder remains stable even without them. 
  • When you use heavier devices, you could have some stability issues, especially when the device is not aligned correctly. 
  • The backplate is shorter than other similar cell phone stands. So, your devices can frequently tip over backwards, especially if you are using the bigger ones. 

Our Rating: 4.7/5

Our Verdict: 

This Nulaxy cell phone desk stand has some flaws such as backward tipping. But, if you have a lighter phone, you wouldn’t be facing that issue. Besides, this is a rare find in this price range. Other foldable phone stands cost almost double. 

CreaDream Adjustable Cell Phone Stand

Too bored of black and grey cell phone stands? How about yellow, green, blue, red or purple? These cute stands will instantly jazz up your work desk. CreaDream phone holders are not just cute but functionally great too.  

Features:

  • This phone holder by CreaDream has a sleek and sturdy aluminum body. 
  • Can hold all devices measuring 4 -10-Inch (but larger devices are more likely to tip over).
  • Can be tilted up to 270 degrees. 
  • There is a hole at the backside of the stand for easy and clutter-free charging. 
  • The base has four rubber feet to prevent skidding
  • The hooks that hold your phone too have a rubber coating to protect your device against damage. 

What we like about it: 

  • The hinge uses friction for adjustment, so you can precisely adjust the angle that suits you. Further, the hinge is tight enough to stay in its position and yet convenient enough to be adjusted. 
  • Many buyers have stated that the CreaDream cell phone desk stand has a sturdy construction and a very polished texture that gives it a rich look. 

Things that could be improved: 

  • The backward tipping issue is severe. Many buyers have stated that the bracket of this stand is too low. If you have a taller or heavier phone, it will fall over backwards. Unfortunately, most phones these days are taller but thankfully, they are lighter and can be easily used on this stand. But, if you need a cell phone holder for a tablet or a reader, then you should go with the options listed above. 
  • The color you see in the picture is way different than what you would receive. For example; a buyer stated that he ordered midnight green which actually looks like dark teal. Nevertheless, none of the buyers actually expressed their dissatisfaction over this issue because no matter what, the colors are really bright and attractive. 

Our Rating: 4.5/5

Our Verdict: 

Stability issues are not acceptable but if you have a regular-sized phone, you won’t experience any trouble. The colors are really cool and perfect for anyone who loves to add some brightness and color to their work desk. 

UGREEN Cell Phone Stand Holder

This is another inexpensive cell phone holder for people who travel a lot and need something compact to fit in their pocket or backpack. It is a very basic stand meant to just hold the phone while you scroll through it or just to hold your phone at a safe place. The design is such that it doesn’t let you do much like typing. Nevertheless, it is still a good option for people who don’t need their phone too much for work. 

Features: 

  • Compatible with all devices measuring 4-7.9 inches
  • It is made of highly-durable ABS plastic, so you can expect it to be lightweight and portable. 
  • You can adjust the angle from 15 degrees to 100 degrees
  • It is compact, foldable, and portable. 
  • Can hold phones with their bulky cases (thickness shouldn’t be more than 0.55 inch including the case).

What we like about it: 

  • Even though the curved base is not as wide as other competitive products, the silicon pads help prevent it from skidding. 
  • The curved bracket too has silicon padding to protect your device. 
  • Many buyers have stated that even though it is cheap, the hinge is pretty good and does retain its firmness for a long time. 
  • Buyers have expressed their happiness over the quality of the frame. ABS is durable and can bear some rough handling during travels. 

Things that could be improved: 

  • There are no holes in this UGreen cell phone holder. So, it completely blocks the speaker and the mic. You will have to use the phone horizontally. 
  • The curved holder also blocks the home button for iPhones, which is definitely irritating. 
  • The curved base has silicon pads but the back holder doesn’t. So, when you place heavy devices on it, the back part tends to slide and change its angle. 

Our Rating: 4.6/5

Our Verdict: 

We understand that this cell phone desk stand doesn’t let you do much such as charging the phone or using the speaker. And yet, we have chosen it for busy travelers who need something compact and handy. It is a good option for light use such as scrolling, reading, or checking notifications but not for video calling or watching videos.  

Gooseneck Mount Phone Holder by Lamicall

Need a cell phone holder to sit right at your eye height so you can do video calls and watch videos without tilting your neck at all? This gooseneck Lamicall phone stand will serve your purpose. It has a clamp design so it won’t require any space on your already cluttered desk. Plus, you can use it while standing too, as it can be raised high up. 

Features: 

  • Compatible with all 4-6.5 inch phones.
  • The flexible gooseneck arm can be twisted in any direction you want. You can rotate it to 360 degrees.
  • You can secure it to your desk, bed frame, countertops, etc. provided they are not thicker than 2.75 inch.
  • The Lamicall cell phone desk stand is meant for viewing and browsing but not for typing work. Since the gooseneck arm is flexible, it will wobble when you type on it.   
  • The phone holder bracket is just like a giant hair clip and it opens wide enough to hold most phones. 

What we like about it:

  • This cell phone stand is thoughtfully-designed to protect your device and the furniture on which it will be clamped. The clamp hooks and the holder clip have rubber pads to prevent scratches. 
  • The pandemic has forced us to opt for virtual meetings and having the phone right at your eye level can make you look professional in your videos
  • Many buyers have stated that Lamicall has an amazing customer service team. They regularly monitor the buyers’ feedback on Amazon.  Upon receiving comments on durability issues, they send replacement holders even when buyers didn’t ask for it.  
  • If you have text neck or arthritis, this product will help you minimize your pain and discomfort. 
  • You can rotate your phone from vertical to horizontal position while it is still on the clamp. No need to remove it from the stand. 

Things that can be improved: 

  • Gooseneck phone holders are shaky, not rock solid like the metal phone holders. So, when you tap the phone, the frame will wobble, making you feel worried. This Lamicall product is no exception. You will have to hold your phone when you tap the screen. 
  • It isn’t as durable as the metal phone holders. It won’t last for years and is more prone to breakage due to repeated twisting and bending. 
  • It is large and not very portable

Our Rating: 4.6/5

Our Verdict: 

It is pricey and the price is justified too. However, we don’t like that it is too wobbly. We understand that it won’t last for a lifetime because it is not meant to be so. This is a fancy, feature-rich cell phone desk stand for people who want to declutter their desk space and yet keep their phones right where they can access it quickly. If you don’t mind spending $20+ for a cool and functional phone holder, why not this one. 

EEEkit Cell Phone Desk Stand Holder

This is another inexpensive smartphone desk stand that can be used to hold almost all types of phones, tablets, and e-readers. It comes with 30 day money-back guarantee and a 12-month free replacement warranty for manufacturer’s defects. 

Features:

  • Made of lightweight aluminum alloy. 
  • Compatible with all phones and tablets as wide as 10”
  • Has a cable management hole at the back to let you charge it conveniently and neatly.  
  • It is available in many bright colors. 

What we like about it:

  • Many buyers have stated that the hooks of the case are wide enough to hold phones with thicker cases too such as the otterbox case.  
  • The base is wide and has rubber feet to prevent skidding as well as to protect your desk surface from scratches. 
  • The hooks too have a rubber coating to protect your device against scratches. 
  • It is lightweight, sturdy, and portable. 

Things that can be improved: 

  • Some buyers have stated that heavier phones tend to flip backward. This is because the back support is not tall enough to support them, especially when they are placed vertically. 
  • The hook that holds the phone blocks the mic when the phone is kept horizontally. 

Our Rating: 4.7/5

Our Verdict: 

As mentioned, EEEkit cell phone desk stand is very inexpensive and suitable for keeping your desk organized. It is perfect for scrolling, typing, browsing, and video calls too. But, if you have a tablet or a bigger device, this may not be quite stable. 

Tekpluze Adjustable Cell Phone Stand for Desk

This ridiculously inexpensive adjustable cell phone holder for home office is perfect for your zoom meetings, facetime, or just for holding your phone while you watch videoes. You can adjust its height and tilt to find your comfortable viewing angle. You can also adjust its base length and the length of the phone case holder to snugly fit your device. Isn’t it cool?

Features: 

  • Compatible with all phones and tablets measuring 4-11″
  • You can adjust its height between 4.72 to 6.30″. 
  • The angle/tilt can be adjusted from 0° to 135°. 
  • It has a foldable design. You can flip back everything and carry it in your pocket or bag. 
  • The base and the phone case are adjustable too. You can increase their length to accommodate a wide variety of devices. 

What we like about it:

  • The base has four rubber feet to enhance the stability of this lightweight cell phone holder. 
  • The entire phone holder case and its hooks are covered with silicone pads to protect your device against scratches. 
  • Many buyers have stated that although this mobile phone stand is very inexpensive, it has a rich, classy look and helps boost the aesthetic appeal of your desk. 

Things that can be improved: 

  • A few buyers have stated that the base should have been a bit heavier. It is so lightweight that when you tilt your phone upwards, it flips back. 
  • No matter what the manufacturer claims, the phone case holder can snugly hold only slim phones. Those with thick cases will not fit tightly. 

Our Rating: 4.8/5

Our Verdict: 

Tekpluze cell phone desk stand is a cool and functionally-beautiful phone accessory for people who travel a lot and even otherwise. Other foldable and adjustable phone holders cost twice or even more. However, do note that it is made of plastic. The plastic is sturdy but not ABS plastic. So, it won’t last for ages like the metal ones do. However, none of the buyers have complained anything about its durability. So, you can safely assume that it can last for at least a few years. 

Topeakmart Desktop Cell Phone Stand Tablet Stand

This is the most inexpensive desktop phone holder on our list. However, it does its job pretty well. More than 80% of buyers have stated that they are very happy with this Topeakmart cell phone holder. Although it has some flaws, it is still a good option if you don’t need your phone for typing or tapping. 

Features: 

  • The manufacturer claims that it is compatible with most phones, tablets, and e-readers
  • Made of thick aluminum alloy and durable enough to last for years. 
  • Like the other cell phone desk stands listed above, this one too has rubber grips on the base to enhance its stability
  • The holder hooks too have rubber pads to protect your device from scratches. 

What we like about it: 

  • The price is very reasonable. If you need multiple stands for your home or office, it will fit your budget well.
  • Being made of aluminum, it can last for years without the fear of bending or rusting. 
  • Most buyers are happy with its stability. The phone holder stays in place even on glass and wood. 

Things that can be improved: 

  • It is a very inexpensive phone holder. Some buyers have even bought it at less than $5. So, as expected, it isn’t that well-designed. The back support sits too low and taller phones flip backward even when you tap lightly. Tablets and e-readers can’t be made to sit on it vertically. 
  • The phone holder hooks are not wide enough to accommodate thick cases. If you have an otterbox or any other thick case, your phone won’t fit well and may fall over frequently. 

Our Rating: 4.5/5

Our Verdict: 

It has several design flaws and yet we have chosen it to be a part of our list. This is because we believe it is still good enough for most of us who do not own big phones with heavy, thick cases. This Topeakmart cell phone holder for office and home is good to be used for charging, video conferencing, watching, videos, etc. but not for typing, browsing, or playing games

LISEN Angle Height Adjustable Phone Stand For Desk

All the cell phone holders listed above have one common problem; they all tip backward. This is because their base is neither heavy nor wide enough to support taller, heavier phones. Lisen, the manufacturer of this beautifully designed cell phone desk stand claims that it has inserted metal into the base to make it heavier and more stable. Here are some of its noteworthy features: 

Features: 

  • Most of it is made of plastic but the height adjustment rod and the base plate insert are made of metal. 
  • Compatible with all devices measuring less than 10”. Wider devices might flip back, so you need to be careful. 
  • The lowest height setting is 7.1” above the base and the highest is 8.5”. 
  • You can adjust the tilt between 5° to 85°. 
  • The phone holder can be swiveled to 360 degrees. 
  • The backside of the phone holder has a hole that helps you keep the charging cable out of sight as well prevent tangling of cords. 

What we like about it:

  • So many buyers have praised the customer service team of Lisen. They contacted the manufacturer upon receiving faulty pieces and the team happily sent them replacement products and resolved their issues promptly. 
  • A lot of buyers have confirmed that this Lisen cell phone desk stand has an amazing stability. Even heavy phones with thick cases do not flip back. 
  • The phone can be swiveled up to 360 degrees, which gives you enough flexibility to access your phone from any direction. 
  • The phone holder is completely coated with a grippy rubber pad to prevent your phone from slipping to the sides. Most inexpensive cell phone desk holders have just a few bits of padding at selected spots but they do not prevent it from slipping from the sides. 
  • Requires some assembly, which is pretty easy and comes with all necessary parts. 

Things that can be improved: 

  • The height and tilt adjustment works using friction. A few buyers have stated that with time, the mechanism starts loosening. The phone could start dropping down after some time. 
  • The height adjustment rod is pretty tight. You need to use some force to adjust it. One buyer stated that he put some oil in it and then it started working fine. 
  • Although its name states that it has an ‘adjustable height’, the length of adjustment is just 1.4”. It could have been a little longer. 

Our Rating: 4.7/5

Our Verdict: 

Please note, although it is adjustable, it is not foldable and definitely can’t be carried for travels unless you disassemble it or else it could break. Nevertheless, you can easily move it from room to room. Suitable for keeping your desk organized as well as for attending zoom meetings, etc.   

Wrap Up 

If you do a quick search on ‘how to make a cell phone stand’ you will get hundreds of videos, tutorials, blogs, etc. These tutorials do work but they provide you with a temporary solution using some paper clips and other supplies that you can easily find in your home office or at home. Here is one such tutorial

Such DIY stands are not aesthetically appealing. Moreover, they are not as stable as readymade ones are. So, we suggest that you must buy a good quality cell phone desk stand that serves its purpose well. 

Other than a phone holder, you may be needing a good quality headset for video conferencing from your home office to avoid distractions. If so, our blog on Best Headsets with Microphones will be of great help to you. Also, go through our blog on the best keyboards and mice to get useful recommendations for upgrading your home office devices. 

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