Getting a grip

Getting a grip 

While smartphones are difficult to put down, the same cannot be said about how easily they tend to slip from our hands. Phone grips have become somewhat essential, providing utility, as well as some additional perks depending on the type of phone grip that you choose.  

In this article, we will rate a few types of phone grips so you can better decide on the one that will ultimately get stuck behind your precious phone. 

Push and pull sockets
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Push and pull sockets 

Push and pull sockets are some of the trendiest phone grips that offer versatility and function. The most well-known of these would be the Popsockets brand, which offers a variety of designs. This allows you to easily mix and match with the colour of your phone. 

Push and pull sockets fit neatly between fingers, allowing you to handle your phone securely. It also allows you to prop up your phone for convenient viewing of mobile entertainment such as YouTube or Netflix. This is with the socket placed right in the centre of the phone, which allows for a horizontal propped-up position. You can also place it at the bottom-centre position of the phone for a vertical set-up. This works well for video recording without the need for a tripod.  

Thanks to its collapsible design, you can also slip your phone into your pocket with ease. 

Rating: 4/5 

Rings
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Rings 

Rings are probably one of the most common, as it is minimalist and functional. The ring design allows you to grip your phone securely, and doubles as a kickstand for when you want to consume entertainment.  

Some rings also include a magnetic centre which allows you to mount it to your car’s dashboard. Depending on the quality of the ring, the firmness of the hinge tends to wear over time. Fortunately, ring grips tend to be one of the more affordable options.  

Rating: 3.5/5

Finger slings
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Finger Slings 

Finger slings are probably one of the flattest options available. The grip is just as secure as a ring design, but may not offer a consistent propped up position as this depends on the material of the finger sling.  

The good thing is, this design does not wear as much as ring designs. Some finger slings also come with a magnetic tab, allowing you to mount your device with ease. 

Rating: 3.5/5 

Wrist straps
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Wrist straps

Wrist straps are probably one of the earliest ways to lug your phone around securely. While they do not offer as much grip function as rings or sockets, they definitely prevent your phone from hitting the ground.  

You’ll also be able to find plenty of designs, making it easy to match with the colour scheme of your device. You also do not have to worry about the strap adding any additional width. 

Rating: 3/5

Kickstands wallet
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Kickstand Wallets

Personally, kickstand wallets are my favourite. As of now, we are using the MOFT phone stand. Technically it cannot be considered a wallet as it only holds a few cards at most, but it is sufficient for essential cards like your Touch N’ Go or Debit card; we use it for parking tickets.  

It is also pretty questionable as a grip, as the folding mechanism doesn’t accommodate hands properly. The design however, provides the best vertical prop-up across the board. It is just as impressive horizontally, and is magnetic, so you can mount it on your car dashboard with ease. 

Rating: 4/5 

 

Conclusion 

 

Phone grips have become an essential as they provide ease of handling and prevent your phone from hitting the ground, which may cost you more than the phone grip itself. Keeping your phone free from dents and scratches also ensures the maximum pay-out when you trade-in your device with us. See what your phone is worth by getting the InstaCash app now. 

Are there any designs that we may have missed out on? Feel free to comment on our social media pages on your favourite type of phone grip. 

 

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