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The best apps to record the screen on Android

21 mayo, 2021

A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes a screenshot is not enough. Then it’s time to record screen, an infallible method of explaining how to do something step by step or showing your latest progress in a game by uploading the video while playing YouTube or similar.

In this article we collect nine apps to record screen on Android that are simple to use and do not have excessive limitations in their free versions. If you don’t want to install anything, it is also possible, although it requires more effort.

AZ Video Recorder

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AZ Recorder is one of the most popular recorder apps on Google Play, probably as it includes several added features without filling it all with advertising (which has a good dose, nonetheless). One of these additions is important: live streaming from mobile to Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.

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Apart from that, it has several advanced settings such as the ability to choose the resolution, the frame rate per second or the bitrate, and you can overlay the video from the front camera during recording, with or without sound.

AZ Screen Recorder - No Root

AZ Screen Recorder – No RootVaries by device.

  • Developer: Hecorat
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Video Players and Editors

Lollipop Screen Recording

Lollipop

Don’t be scared by the name, this app doesn’t require Lollipop and it works in later versions. The name comes from using the native system for recording video introduced in Lollipop. Nowadays it is normal, but in the past it was necessary to have root to record the mobile screen.

It is an app relatively simple when comparing it with others on the list, although it allows you to choose the resolution, the bitrate and show the superimposed camera. Some features are limited in the free version, but you can unlock them for a week by watching an ad.

Lollipop Screen Recorder

Lollipop Screen Recorder2.1.3

Mobizen

Mobizen

Mobizen made a name for himself with its remote control apps, but it also has an app that specializes in screen recording. It’s a little “CleanMaster” app with more publicity than we would like, although if you have patience you can avoid it and take advantage of it.

You can control the recording with a floating button like AZ Screen Recorder, although there is no live broadcast here. What you can do is edit the resulting video adding an intro and an outro or shortening their duration.

Mobizen Screen Recorder (screen recording)

Mobizen Screen Recorder (screen recording) 3.6.2.8

Super screen recorder

Super recorder

It also has a floating button from which to access the main functions, including in this case the possibility of enable or disable camera overlay and a brush editor, to point or draw things on the screen while you record.

The video editor It is a bit more basic than others like Du Recorder, although it gives you the possibility to censor certain parts with mosaics or add stickers, which can come in handy if you want to prevent personal data from being shown in the video.

Super screen recorder: no need to root

Super screen recorder: no need to root 3.9.5

  • Developer: Happybees
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Video Players and Editors

Screen Recorder

Screenrecorder

Don’t be fooled by the icon, this is not Google Duo. It is a relatively simple screen recorder app and in this case it does not have a floating button, but a floating bar. The options are what we have seen on other occasions: record screen, take a screenshot, go to settings or close the bar.

There is no complete video editor as in other applications, although it is possible trim recordings. It is an interesting option for those who want something simple without many additions and with less publicity than other alternatives.

Screen Recorder - No Ads

Screen Recorder – No Ads1.1.8.2

ADV Screen Recorder

Adv

How could it be otherwise, ADV Screen Recorder includes its own floating button. From it you can start recording, show and hide the front camera overlay or scribble on the image with the brush tool.

Like Screen Recorder, does not have a video editor rather, the only option available is to cut the duration. In return you have a relatively light application, about 10 MB compared to the 32 MB of AZ Screen Recorder.

ADV Screen Recorder

ADV Screen Recorder3.5.2

  • Developer: ByteRev
  • Download it at: Google play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Video Players and Editors

V Recorder

Vrecorder

Yes, again you will find a floating button from which to control the recording, although this does not have a brush or live broadcast like others. What you have in return is one of the most complete video editors.

In this editor you can add texts with special effects, add music, subtitles, include other scenes with transitions, add voice over and much more. It’s like carrying a small recording studio with you.

V Recorder- Screen Recorder with Audio

V Recorder- Screen Recorder with Audio2.5.0

Screen recorder

Record

In the unlikely event that none of the above applications convince you, Screen Recorder is another alternative with similar options, although sometimes make you wait watching ads before you can record or do other tasks.

It does not have a video editor, but it does allow you to trim the resulting video. A curious function is that it allows you compress the resulting videos. For example, in our tests an 8.5MB video has been compressed to just 0.90MB without any obvious loss of quality, so it’s an interesting option if your internet is slow or you don’t want to use a lot of data.

Screen recorder

Screen recorder3.1.1