We would all love our Android phones do much more than they are capable of right now. While there are some digital scale apps for Android available on the Google play store, they are not that great to be frankly honest. I tried around 20 apps with ratings ranging from 4-star to 1-star ratings, and each one of them failed to deliver a satisfactory experience.
I don’t usually start an article with such a negative tone, but this one needs to be clear right from the start. Don’t get me wrong, these digital scale apps for Android work but they are not as accurate as we would have loved.
As I dug deeper to know why these apps are not as accurate as we would have liked, I came across multiple reasons for that. These apps use either the touchscreen or the accelerometer installed on your Android device to get an approximation of weight. So two things become quite apparent, these apps are won’t be able to weigh large loads as well as be accurate.
As Android smartphones do not come with any sort of hardware that can measure weight, these digital scale apps for Android are highly inaccurate. So, if you’re looking for an app to do a precise measurement, I suggest an actual digital scale. These apps will give you a good approximation of the weight of tiny things but won’t be able to serve you in a practical matter.
Now that we have cleared the misconception about digital scale apps for Android let’s start checking out what I found during my escapades on the Google Play Store.
Note: The five digital scale apps for Android were tested on a Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone. The apps worked OK, and no problems were faced during the testing. The results varied from app to app and were highly inconsistent. The apps have a very small footprint so they can be installed using mobile data as well.
Weed Scale 4.20
It is a sad state of affairs when we have to include a weed scale in the best digital scale apps for Android list. And to make matters worse, this is perhaps the most accurate digital scale on Android I have tested. Apart from the odd name, the app comes with a relatively good interface and works averagely well.
As long as you stick to the instructions, you will be able to get respectable results from the measurements this app takes. It is also highly suitable for weighing needles, nails and jewelry. Any small-scale object can be used in conjunction with this app.Show Downloads
This app works differently than other digital scale apps for Android. For example, if you want to know how much salt is 5 g, this app will be able to give you an approximation for that. It is not an accurate scale app because it is not measuring anything; it is only allowing you to make a guesstimate.
The app simply displays a circle which is an approximate guess of how much volume a certain substance can take up. You can pour the salt, spice, or sugar on the screen to get a better grip on what amount is appropriate. Naturally, if your smartphone is not water resistant, measuring other substances that may stick to your screen is not recommended.Show Downloads
Scales. Meter weight
This is another app which uses the smartphone screen to guess the weight of the item. So, there is absolutely no way this app can be accurate. Place an object on the screen and adjust the circle around the app using the plus and minus buttons.
When you’re satisfied that the circle has encompassed object fully, the app will give you a sound guess about the weight. It’s the same basic principle as the above app and you will be able to measure kitchen ingredients with it as well. Even the description of the apps suggests that this is not a highly accurate program and I have to agree with that.Show Downloads
Split Scale 50/50
Split Scale is one of those apps that actually work like a physical scale. You place the item of known weight on one side of the smartphone and the item of unknown weight on the other. This way you will have a good idea which one is heavier.
The app is almost accurate and telling you which item is heavier and by how much percentage. A point to be noted here is that you can do that simply by using a plastic scale on a pencil like we did in elementary school. This app has the added benefit of the percentage shown on the screen.Show Downloads
IQ Digital scale simulator
Just as the name suggests IQ Digital scale simulator is a simulator that can show you the weight of different things. It is not accurate and it doesn’t work all the time but it does tend to give you a good approximation of the weight.
The interface is simple, you place a thing on the screen and the app tells you the weight. However, I found it highly unstable and wildly inaccurate when used with some objects. I believe the volume affects the results on the screen but I may be wrong.Show Downloads
Frankly speaking, I was a bit disappointed when I found out that there are no accurate digital scale apps for Android. As a man of science, a part of me already knew that there is no way a digital scale app for Android could exist without dedicated hardware built into the smartphone. I know, these apps may have disappointed you as well but this is the truth and it might not help you in your measurements, it will help you in saving time installing useless apps on your device.
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding these digital scale apps for Android, please feel free to comment below.
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