Best Phone Tripod — Top Smartphone Tripod Mount Reviews


– So what is the best phone tripod? In this video, I’m gonna talk about the top tripods as well as smart phone mounts coming up. (light music) Hey, what’s up guys? Sean here with THiNK Media Tv. Helping you go further faster in media. And in this channel we do teach gear reviews and audio and video gear reviews just like this one. So, if you’re new here think about subscribing. And at any point during this video check out show notes and links in the desscription below. I’ll list out all the tech reviewed in the YouTube description. Let’s get into the video. So of course you know that smartphones these days produce incredible
photos, incredible video and they’re also awesome for livestreaming and doing things like Facebook Live to reach more people and build your brand and your impact and your influence. But, without a tripod, right? They’re a little bit shaky. If you try to do livestream or handheld video on most smartphones or iPhones it’s not the best and so, having good stabilization for your phone is super important. And so first off, I’ve noticed that a lot of ’em aren’t very good. You can go to Amazon and get cheap ones like this and they’ll do alright but one of the downsides is a lot of ’em only do widescreen. Sure, you could tip it to the side but as soon as you do the thing just falls right over, right? Because it’s off balance. The same would be true for even this very popular Joby one. There is one that fits like an iPhone 6 and then there’s one that fits the larger size. So, even if you order this you want to make sure
you get the right size. But the same issue happens you just don’t get a lot of strength as you start accessorizing your phone with lenses and with microphones and the larger phones they’re heavy as is is, right? And so a little guy like this will just topple over and so these are not the best in my opinion. So my top all around recommendation is this Arkon that I found on Amazon for under $20 U.S. This thing is amazing. First of all, it’s 11 inches and actually the base tripod without the phone mount is very solid it’s super you can bend, you know go on railings with these it’s got a nice height to it, some nice adjustments and very budget. And then in this particular Amazon combo you can actually get
the phone mount included which is detachable so you could also use that same phone mount on any tripod you have. They come separate, right? But here’s what’s interesting is this together again is under $20 U.S. Even on their website they sell these two things I think separately and it actually adds up to quite a lot more. So this is a huge steal. And what I love about it is it can handle the weight of an accessorized phone. This is an iPhone 6. It will stretch wide enough to fit a 6 Plus so I believe it would fit the Samsung Galaxies, any of the larger phones. And as you can see it can handle, you know, the weight and it can go very
easily to widescreen mode or vertical mode so whether you want to
produce videos with it or you do want to use it like I’ll use it a lot for
Facebook livestreaming, and speaking of which I’ll link up a link to my Facebook page where I teach a lot more tips on branding, on YouTube as well as sharing tech and behind the scenes on Facebook live on a weekly basis. So check that out. I’ll put it in the YouTube description below. Now there is one alternative that I want to recommended that I personally love. Now, it’s quite a bit more of an investment but that is the Joby SLR Zoom Tripod mixed with the Mefoto Sidekick360. These two pieces are like rock solid. This is gonna be like your you know, industrial grade set up. Even heavier of course build quality. Could carry a ton of weight and of course you’re gonna use this bendy tripod for DSLR’s and a lot of other uses. And so, if you could see yourself using it for more stuff it might be worth investing in this. It’s gonna run about $40 U.S. And then the Mefoto is all you know it’s like steel construction and that’s gonna run $30 U.S. And it’s a great setup, it really locks down your phone nice. But I do believe and something to measure, is I actually don’t know if this would even get wide enough to do like an iPhone 6 Plus, something to look into. But this particular set up phenomenal for getting
your smartphone going. The build quality obviously is superior. But you’re looking at about $70, right? To get this setup. So, if it comes down to it and you’re trying to make a decision, either way you’re gonna be good here. If you want to spend a little bit extra I’d recommend this one. But the you know Arkon is definitely a solid choice. Question of the day. What tripod do you recommend for smartphones and tripod mount? Let me know in the comment section below and remember that actually some of the best tips and recommendations come from you, the THiNK Media TV community, so definitely connect with everybody in the comments section. So, thanks so much for checking out this video. Definitely subscribe for more videos just like this. And if you actually want to see the entire playlist of all these smartphone accessories the best mics for smartphones and iPhones and things like that, I’ll link it up on the YouTube card and I’ll put it in the description below. And, if you haven’t downloaded the Think Media TV video gear buyers guide it’s actually a guide where I go though all of my top recommendations of cameras, tripods, lighting, really for making online videos and YouTube videos and so I’ll link that up on the YouTube card as well. I’ll put it in the description below until next time, THiNK Media TV is helping you go
further, faster in media. Keep crushing it and we will talk soon. This desk is a war zone. Imagine if there was like a duel. It’s kind of like the well funded prize fighter and the scrappy fighter from the Bronx. (yelling) (beeps)

100 Comments

  1. Nici nu de aude bine

  2. they sell the joby for 5.99 at the walmart website

  3. Sadly I cannot say the Joby has been much of a reliable performer for me. They quite commonly have micro cracks at the knuckles or articulating joints. Once you get a crack that ball joint becomes too loose for it to stay firm and you can often get that leg to droop even under moderate weight. I used mine exclusively for a monitor on a table top setup and also for a back light and they just do not cut it. The friction in the joints weakens and so the legs get droopy. Fortunately I got as gift but would say they are quite overprice for the reliability. I would not pay a premium for these…. but I do like the Arkon … seems to be a better design for tons less money.

  4. Does the joby tripod have height adjustment? And they have a lot of prices on Ebay for that particular item but it only shows the legs in some cases. I just want one that will hold my cheap piece of s***t optimax phone with the arkon lighting, please sent me an email or personal message if u can to discuss further, thanks! Like your vids BTW! 🙂

  5. Right is the new um. Lol
    Very helpful video, right. Thanks.

  6. can you even play musical.ly?

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  8. thanks new sub

  9. my phone is 8inchs. is it too small for my phone?

  10. good video bro thank you, will prob get the arkon, using a nexus 5x for livestream

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  13. was this a paid review by arkon?

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  15. Thanks .. I’ve just placed an order with Amazon for the Arkon tripod after watching your video, looks really good and just what I’m after. 👍

  16. New subscriber … ordered the Arkon just now from your link based on this great review!

  17. Doing a review, and not sure if it will fit a iPhone 6+ ? Well why don't you measure it and let guys know the size, that way they will know if it will fit their phone or not.

  18. I think that I need to start a You Tube Channel talking about economic matters that impact average peoples lives today. It is unbelievable to me about most of today's You Tube videos with over drama in the videos talking about nothing.

  19. @2:20 SOLD AF!! 🙌🏽😩🙌🏽

  20. bro what is the name of lens attached to your phone? is it good?

  21. Love your videos 😁

  22. Would the Arkon be good if I have a rode video micro microphone?

  23. For my iPhone 8 Plus?

  24. Can the Arkon tripod do landscape?

  25. I'm so glad I watched this video! in fact I wish I had watched it before I had already purchased and received that really flimsy tripod that you first held up! thanks for the great video 😀

  26. Which mic u attached to ur phone ??

  27. I'm gonna be carrying my smartphone around to film stuff. How heavy are these things?

  28. I'd just like to say thank you to Sean for all your smartphone video gear revuews and recommendations. I recently got some equipment off Amazon and I'll be using them to create more professional looking content for my channel. Thanks man!

  29. Is the Arkon effective for videos of say, makeup swatch videos, or drawing or even the slime videos you see on Instagram? Thanks ♡

  30. Does this work for iPhone 5S?

  31. Nice Video , here is the newest Ulanzi ST-02S Metal Phone Tripod Mount , ONLY $15.95~
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  32. Hey!! I know I'm very very late on this video, but does anyone know the lens that was on Sean's phone in this video? Thanks for your help in advance!

  33. Can you review a video for a tall smartphone tripod

  34. nice smartphone tripod

  35. love your vids

  36. HEY GUYS, WHY IS EVERYONE ON YOUTUBE YELLING!?!?!?!!!!!

  37. talk less and show more

  38. What lens are you using with your smartphone?

  39. Is the iPhone Akron Tripod is the whole tripod rubber or like a cloth ?

  40. Thanks for the Review

  41. You are a legend, you saved from buying the small sizzled tripod

  42. Does the Arkon mount comes with a remote?

  43. Pls subscribe to me I’m new will subscribe back

  44. "Smartphones and iPhones" 😂🐼

    (Not hating, I just think that iPhones nowadays are far from the best buy)

  45. I am getting arkon

  46. Does it work for an LG k20 plus?

  47. Can the arcon holds Samsung s9+?

  48. Just ordered the Arkon tripod 🤞❤️. Thank you for the recommendations!!! Now I can go live on Facebook better when I do my makeup !

  49. Tripod recommended for Tablets used as Video camera? 7" Thanks for any clues..

  50. The best tripod is the one you have with you!

  51. Bro tell me that can I use first one for any phone
    I have xiomi redmi y1
    5.50 inches ??

  52. Akron iPhone 11 is compatible with Huawei mate 9 ??? Thank you in advance

  53. this sounds like a sponsored video

  54. My recommendation for a tripod is the ONN 50 inch tripod. It comes with a camera mount, GoPro mount, and smartphone mount.

  55. Right. Most people who watch this haven't got a clue about tripods. So he then asks what ones do you recommend 😂😂

  56. What lens do you use on your iphone and can I use it on my mate 10 pro.

  57. Thanks for the help.

  58. What microphone is your phone connected too?

  59. I am looking for something that will hold my phone, video camera, microphone and light.

  60. Great tip

  61. I want one that is tall enough to stop me from taping my.phone to the window or stacking a chair onto of a box

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  63. Hiperfect video !I am using an IPhone 7 plus , do you think it will fit ?thnx

  64. Where can we find the microphone?

  65. What about facing down into a mixing bowl?

  66. Hi. What telescopic tripod would you recommend for use with smart phones for those shooting without any helpers?

  67. Thank you for posting this! I am a student teacher and have been looking for the best way to record myself during a few of my lessons. Your video saved me a lot of money and my students will not notice the setup that much. Thanks!!

  68. what is that attachment lens on your iphone? I would like the link to that please =)

  69. one more question: I have a 7 Plus with heavy case on it – is that going to fit the first recommendation you gave? if not, can you provide a link to the right one please =)

  70. Thanks for comparisons. I do recommend the FugeTek FT 569 for indoor shoots.

  71. Great video, this kind of Phone Tripod really can help people finish some different photography. I love this invention.

    My tripod is Vmini brand: https://amzn.to/2EBR28X , and now this product is on holiday promotion, you can't miss it.

  72. I was seriously about ready to drop $50+ on one of those Joby tripod setups and I'm SO glad I watched this video first!! under $20 is by far more my speed lmao

  73. Can I mount the phone facing down with thee tripods?

  74. Good video, but unfortunately, they need to be on a table or something to be useful. Do you have any that can stand about 50 inches and still be stable? I've been looking like crazy (well, Amazon searching) and none seem stable or they cost $50-100. Would love one in that $15-30 price point. I don't need much in the way of fancy, just something that will hold the phone and not tip over at the slightest touch.

  75. Hey m8. What is that attachment lens on your iphone?

  76. i got his mic . here is the link for it https://www.amazon.ca/Rode-VideoMic-Directional-Microphone-Phones/dp/B018KIJGU8/ref=pd_bxgy_107_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B018KIJGU8&pd_rd_r=4fd93d90-0e45-11e9-ba23-290598a1709c&pd_rd_w=HpLpY&pd_rd_wg=mrah8&pf_rd_p=cda2b2aa-f379-4b98-b5ff-b78659186dbe&pf_rd_r=GQ5VDJT7STA5RM4ZKE6E&psc=1&refRID=GQ5VDJT7STA5RM4ZKE6E

  77. great video

  78. I recommend using the one from this LINK, it has been very efficient on set! https://woodheadfamily.com/collections/woodheadz-accessories/products/360-rotatable-octopus-tripod-stand-phones-digital-cameras-and-dslr

  79. What editing software do you use?

  80. Great video! Follow me 🙂 <3

  81. cool, thanks

  82. Nice presentation!

  83. Suggest me a smart phone tripod which can be extended upto 5 feet height?

  84. R u gay

  85. Arkon tripod broke on me in the first week of use, you def get your moneys worth.

  86. I purchased three things U recommended ALL WERE EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!! Tripod: JOBY slrzoom ..bracket: MePhoto side kick and BOVA dual lapel mics THANKS!!!!!!

  87. Great vid; thanks. Does the first one come with remote camera activation/blue tooth? I bought a cheapo that only took photos with the remote…couldn't get it to turn the video on. Cheers

  88. Does the top piece of the Arkon with the leveller woble around on your tripod???

  89. This is so helpful thank you!! Sean cannell youre the man!!!

  90. thanks for the tips..

  91. that was so helpful, clear and concise
    thank you!

  92. What additional lens is that on your iPhone 6?

  93. Nice information

  94. I have 1 quenstion think media, can you still put the phone on the tripod even though the phone stoll has casing on it?

  95. Great video. Any recommendations for a taller, extendable tripod that will stand about 5' high and hold an iPhone X?

  96. The Bronx definitely won that fight! lol Great vid. Thx

  97. I believe I have made a mistake. I have an IPhone 7 +, a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 and a recumbent Azub 6 bicycle and I would love to mount this together and experiment with video. I believe with the IPhone 7+ the method it stabilizes images will prevent this. Am I correct? I would love your opinion.

  98. If you want quality check out http://CamStand.com

  99. I've looked at the Amazon review for the arkon it says that the legs are super stuff and the mount is hard to fit your phone in. And would it fit an iPhone xR

  100. Damn, looks like the Best Buy for its money and it's got to be called the archon. Spooky.

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