While translating may not seem like a big deal back home, it can become a hassle when you’re abroad. While traveling is where the best voice translator apps for Android will come in handy.
Unlike your professional translator, you will need to have an app to aid you in understanding local languages. We have already covered Android translation apps extensively. From French to Spanish we have listed some epic apps for your translation needs.
Sometimes you don’t have time to type the words that you need to translate. There can be a situation where you need to hear someone and then translate. The situation can benefit from an Android voice translator app.
Note: The best voice translator apps for Android were tested on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone. Apps performed well and no bugs popped up during testing. All of the apps will require an active Internet connection to work properly.
- Free & $3.993
Voice translator is a relatively new app on the play store. However, I found it to be one of the best. While other word translator apps for Android ask for your money every chance they get, this one plays fair.
The interface of this app is pleasant to the eyes. There are some design quirks that need ironing out.
The language selection screen could have a better design, well at least the bottom bar needs text. There are a lot of languages supported in this voice translator app for Android. One of the best things about this app is the session storage; it helps you save your translation data with ease.Show Downloads
If you’re looking for a translator that can handle full sentences, then this is the best one there is. I’ve spoken full English sentences, and the app managed to translate them remarkably well. The app comes with 80 languages, which is a lot in my opinion.
You can give voice input to the app and all of those 80 languages. However, the voice output is only available in 44 languages. Translate voice stores the history of translations that can be helpful for frequent translators. The app also provides quality word suggestions and spelling correction.Show Downloads
This is one of the best-designed voice translator apps for Android. Although the app only supports 40 languages there all well-managed.
There is no typing needed whatsoever in this app. You can directly speak into the microphone and get accurate translations. The app also provides you the ability to send translations via email, text or even Twitter. The app comes with a phrasebook that helps you save frequently used translations too.Show Downloads
Instant Translator (Translate)
Instant Translator is a great performer. However, the interface is just hideously outdated. This translation app for Android does come with some really unique features though.
While other apps can do good translations, this one goes beyond the call of duty. Recognition of text through camera photos is in beta, but it works very well. The translations are done in a matter of seconds.
The app also boots up really fast it almost feels as if it were already running in the background. The playback translations are also of high quality.Show Downloads
Voice Translator would have been the number one app on the list. The reason it’s not on the top is it does something that I utterly hate; making me pay for translations.
The interface, the translations, the responsiveness and the supported languages are all top-notch. And this is why I’m baffled why the app is limiting the number of translations we can do. If you have the money, I would highly recommend that you purchase the Pro version of this app. Otherwise, you will be stuck with only 15 translations per day.
While 15 is a good number, it may not be enough for the travelers. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it’s I would have preferred ads over this kind of limitation.Show Downloads
Well, this ends the best voice translation apps for Android list. If you need help in learning new languages, we also have the best apps to learn languages list. Or if you would rather use a dictionary and other types of translator there are a few options here too. In my personal experience using a voice translator in public can be a hit and miss.
The background noise can really put a dent in the accuracy of the translations. I would rather use the text input and get better results than risk using voice at a crowded place. Maybe one day Android technology will allow us to speak freely to our smartphones.
So, what do you think about these apps, have you found your ideal travel pal? Do translate your feelings into the comments below.