Manfrotto TwistGrip universal smartphone clamp review

The Manfrotto TwistGrip is a stylish and sturdy support that folds flat for travel

5 Star Rating
Manfrotto Twistgrip
(Image: © Jamie Carter)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A rare high-end aluminium smartphone clamp that works with smartphones up to 6-inches and boasts excellent stability, style and cold shoe support for a mic of a flash.


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    Aluminium build quality

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    Cold shoe mount

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    Folds flat

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    Solid and secure


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    Locking knob gets stiff

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The Manfrotto TwistGrip is one of the best smartphone clamps on the market. All serious smartphone photographers should be packing at least a mini tripod, but the secret sauce in any such set-up is, of course, a decent smartphone clamp you can rely on. It’s mostly a commodity market flooded with cheapies, but this one really stands out. 

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.