This is a well made cradle but even with the discounted price on Amazon I'm not 100% convinced its worth the asking price. I had a Samsung Galaxy S2 previously. It's card cradle was more substantial and considerably cheaper. That's the only reason I haven't given the full five stars. The cradle itself is good. The only concern I have is that the phone slides easily in and out of the base and the only way it locks is by attachment to the USB socket. I'm not at all convinced the phone would remain secure if mounted horizontally in the cradle so I choose to keep the phone in the vertical orientation. As soon as he phone docks in the cradle the "Car" app activates with clear large icons displaying several options. The phone starts up Bluetooth automatically and connects immediately to your paired Bluetooth option (if you've already paired one that is). All in all this is a good quality device but a little too expensive in my opinion.