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Where do you put smart/android phone when cycling?

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edited June 2016 in Road general
My wife has just got me a new android mobile phone. It's a lot bigger than the small basic mobile I have had up until now for calls and texts, that fitted easily in my zipped jersey pocket. As the new phone is much bigger, like all smart/android phones nowadays, it's too big for the zipped jersey pocket. I think there would be a danger of it bouncing out the bigger unzipped pocket and it's too big for my saddle bag. I don't want it mounted to use as GPS as I have a Garmin for that.

Just wondering where you guys keep your smart/android phones when cycling?
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  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,655
    How big is big? My S6 Galaxy is fine on all pockets and has a large case around it. If it's a phablet then that's different. I'd advise a cheap phone for emergencies.
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  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Google "sticky pod". Put it in that,or something similar. It will then stay in one of the main pockets and stay dry
  • ForumNewbieForumNewbie Posts: 1,664
    How big is big? My S6 Galaxy is fine on all pockets and has a large case around it. If it's a phablet then that's different. I'd advise a cheap phone for emergencies.
    This is the phone, normal smart/android size, but very slim and quite light:
    https://kazam.mobi/tornado-348.html
  • mcstumpymcstumpy Posts: 296
    With a 4.8 screen it's smaller than most modern smart phones. My 5.2 LG phone fits in my under saddle bag (Topeak), I leave enough space so I can slide it in along the top of the bag, above the spare inners. It took a bit of arranging to find a way to make this work though.
  • NapoleonDNapoleonD Posts: 18,632
    In my jersey pocket.
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  • prcodyprcody Posts: 49
    I have a Sony Z5 which i pop in a ziploc bag and stick in the back pocket of my jersey or if your saddle bag is big enough put it in there. Just dont do what I did once which was check the phone, put it back in the saddle bag and find out 6km later I hadnt zipped it shut.
  • kingstoniankingstonian Posts: 2,152
    NapoleonD wrote:
    In my jersey pocket.


    This
  • iPeteiPete Posts: 6,076
    NapoleonD wrote:
    In my jersey pocket.


    This

    This.

    Unless you crash it isn't going to bounce out of a jersey pocket.

    And yes I have crashed and yes it was subsequently run over by 2 cars but not to worry, I managed to get home without losing my ride on Strava. :lol:
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,692
    usually leave it at home, but if i bring it to take some pics/whatever then jersey pocket is fine - if it's hot or raining put it in a ziploc bag to keep it dry
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  • ducknumber1ducknumber1 Posts: 819
    I stick my wallet, keys and phone (Sony Z1) in a carrier bag in my jersey pocket. Cheap and the extra bits give it more bulk to hold in the pocket (from the keys, not the wallet unfortunately).
  • _Jon__Jon_ Posts: 366
    Get a pay as you go SIM card and put £5 credit on it. Put that SIM in your old phone.

    When you go for a ride, take your old phone with you and divert/forward all calls on your new phone to it.

    That's what I do.

    Or you could just put your SIM card in your old phone when you go for a ride (If they're not on the same network your old phone would need to be unlocked).
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,655
    How big is big? My S6 Galaxy is fine on all pockets and has a large case around it. If it's a phablet then that's different. I'd advise a cheap phone for emergencies.
    This is the phone, normal smart/android size, but very slim and quite light:
    https://kazam.mobi/tornado-348.html

    Should fit virtually all pockets easily. Middle generally bigger.
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,260
    NapoleonD wrote:
    In my jersey pocket.


    This

    Same here
  • andrewjosephandrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    i keep my old htc desire for the bike and my nexus for daily use. the the htc dies, i'll get another small cheap phone for on the bike.
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  • ForumNewbieForumNewbie Posts: 1,664
    Thanks all, I'll try it in the non-zip jersey pocket in a case/cover so it doesn't get scratched from any other things in the pocket.
  • grenwgrenw Posts: 785
    When I've not got a big enough zipped pocket I use a Lezyne Caddy Sack which wedges the phone nicely into Jersey pockets and has space for cash and keys.
  • IanRCarterIanRCarter Posts: 217
    Phonepac from Velopac. Keep my phone, money, cafe loyalty cards (who doesn't like a free coffee after buying 8!) and house key in there. Cheaper alternative is to use a ziploc bag.
  • joe2008joe2008 Posts: 1,919
    I don't own a mobile phone. I don't have a signal at home. Just like it's always been.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,289
    Mine (Note 4, i.e. huge) gets wrapped in a plastic bag, usually with key, credit card and a bit of cash: then put in the jersey / jacket pocket. No problem.
  • mason5697mason5697 Posts: 63
    Topeak aero wedge. Large size. My galaxy s6 edge plus fits in here. and it's a big phone.
  • RollettRollett Posts: 37
    Galaxy S7 (water proof) I put it on a quadlock on my handlebars, its my cycling computer.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    iPete wrote:
    NapoleonD wrote:
    In my jersey pocket.


    This

    This.

    That. My S7 fits in a jersey pocket, always the middle one with cash on the commute.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 12,675
    In a ziplock, in a rear pocket.
    Why overcomplicate things?
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  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,928
    ...I leave it in my kitchen.

    Phone for any ride is a cheap Vodafone PAYG. Cost me £10 brand new a few months ago after the previous one gave up after ~5 years of faultless service. It weighs next to nothing, battery life is measured in weeks and the coverage is excellent.
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,824
    I have 2 phones: S6 Edge+, and a S3 Neo for cycling. The S3 goes in a padded case in my back pocket, the expensive S6 stays at home.
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  • kiteloopykiteloopy Posts: 94
    Small, thin, plastic bag. Wrapped up several times in my Jersey.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    this feels like one of those doesnt everyone do this type of questions :| but mine just goes in my back jersey pocket, thats it,no special handling of it, no special spare phones or anything, I put it in a nice ziplock bag if its chucking it down, but its fine.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,921
    You could always do what some drivers do and hold the phone in your hand :shock:
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  • vimfuegovimfuego Posts: 1,788
    pblakeney wrote:
    In a ziplock, in a rear pocket.
    Why overcomplicate things?


    ^^^ this
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  • ForumNewbieForumNewbie Posts: 1,664
    Thanks for all the comments. I was just concerned about keeping it loose in the jersey pocket, as it didn't fit in the zipped pocket, but as it doesn't seem to be a problem I'll probably do that. Alternatively I could just continue to take my small Pay As You Go handset when out on the bike.
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