We love Android because of its customization options compared to other mobile OS but if there is one thing that the Android Os is missing, that would be the ability to screen record without using third-party apps.
Fun fact, did you know that in the beta version of Android Q (Android 10), screen recording was built natively in the OS? Unfortunately, but in the public release, it was apparently removed for some reason.
As you already might know, there are a plethora of screen recording apps available on the Google Play store. We filtered those that doesn’t meet our standard and listed those that are well above our expectations.
5 Best Android Screen Recording Apps
So, anyhow here are the top 5 best screen recording apps in no particular order.
1. AZ Screen Recorder – No Root (FREE)
The AZ Screen Recorder app is probably the most feature-rich app on our list. It comes with tools that let you customize your recorded video such as trim or turn it to gif. Also, it allows you to set your recording resolution, frames per second (FPS), Bit-rate and orientation, etc. Time-lapse video option as available as well and you can draw while recording to highlight certain things.
It also has a nifty little feature called WiFi transfer that will let you transfer the recorded video to your PC/laptop. And best of all, it doesn’t request permissions other than the Display over other apps for the floating bubble tool to control recording. The app is also available in the premium version for 2.99$ to unlock locked tools and remove ads. Overall, it’s a great app to have in a pinch when you need to show your mother how to use emojis.
2. MNML Screen Recorder
The MNML Screen Recorder appt has a beautiful and easy-to-use functionality and user-interface. It also has a dark mode to darken the screen as well as recording option like setting the FPS and Bit-rate of the video.
One unique nifty feature of this app is the ability to let you toggle the recording with just a single tap. Despite not having any integrated editing options, the app is totally free with no ads.
3. Google Play Games
If you do not want to download any third-party app, and mainly if you want to record your gaming skills and show them with your friends, then you can just use the official Google Play Games app.
The app has a built-in function that will let you record your gameplay. To record with Google Play Games app, simply launch the app then go to your desired game’s info page. Then, tap the Record icon at the right top corner of the screen. You can record in either 480p or 720p.
To use Play games to record something other than gaming, just follow the above steps and then exit the game when the recording launches.
4. Mobizen Screen Recorder
The Mobizen app is the only screen recording app that got itself an Editor’s Choice award. The app is capable of recording up to 2k with various option for bit-rate and FPS. Also, you can edit your videos with the included tools like trim, cut, crop and you can make an intro, an outro and much more in this single app.
But do note that any edit done with this app will have a watermark. To remove the watermark, you need to pay the subscription fee of 1.99$ per month.
Subscription plans are available in 6 or 12 months with different rates.
5. Screen Recorder – No Ads
The Screen Recorder – No Ads app surely has an odd name, to begin with. Other than the ability to record the display screen of your device, the app will also let you take a screenshot with the quick tile tools.
The app itself offers nothing special to it but it is worth recommending for being simple and free of ads.
Frequently Asked Questions
Keep what suits you best
The ability to record the display of your phone is something that most Android users are now looking for. Unfortunately, Google seems to not care about it by releasing Android 10 that still don’t have this feature.
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Nonetheless, we did the work for trimming down the best screen recorder app for you. Have you tried the apps on our list yet?
If you have any questions, suggestions, and comments, do let us know in the comment section below!