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Mini Selfie Phone Ring Light vs Large Ring Light Stand with Tripod | Which One is Right For You?

So you want to buy a ring light but aren’t sure whether to invest in the mini ring light that can attach to your phone or go all out and buy a large size ring light. Well we have them both and are going to review them and share the pros and cons of both. There are positives and drawbacks to both products and it's important to consider what you are using it for and how often you will be using it before deciding. Here are the factors to consider with both items:

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  • Portable

  • Runs on battery power

  • Multiple light settings

  • Very Affordable

  • Doesn’t require setup

  • Can be used on phones, laptops, tablets


  • Light brightness

  • Needs to be charged

  • Shorter Lifespan

Overall Review:

This one is perfect if you are a new content creator or create a lot of content on the go/story time style videos. It allows you to still film content in selfie mode and flatters while continuing to make the content style look natural and organic. We prefer this one for spontaneous videos and like that you can have multiple purposes for it. It can be used for video meetings on your laptop or to increase the brightness while getting ready by attaching it to a mirror. It is also extremely affordable so it is worth it for the multiple uses and settings.


  • Multiple height settings

  • Multiple brightness settings

  • Can be turned on/off via remote control

  • Professional level brightness

  • Long lifespan


  • Needs to be plugged in

  • Requires time to set up at the right angle

  • Can only be used with phones to record

Overall review:

If you’re making a lot of content, dance videos, un-boxings, or any other videos that will require the use of your hands, this is worth it. You can set up the stand within 3-4 minutes and then film multiple takes of your videos using the tripod, without needing a person to assist you with filming it. The drawback is that it is quite large compared to the mini selfie light so it will need to be stored on a shelf or under a bed, but if you’re making a lot of content or plan to, this is worth it.

Either way you decide to go, you'll be happy you decided to get a ring light. The effects of them on lighting and the content quality are undeniable. Which one did you prefer given these pros and cons? Let us know in the comments below!


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