With Android 5.0 Marshmallow, Google added native screen recording capability, but there was no introduction of a screen recording app. Even now that Android 8.0 Oreo is here, there is still no sign of a screen recording app. Not to worry though, Google Play Store is loaded with amazing screen recording apps and most of them are completely free.
Whether you want to record your Android’s screen for your YouTube channel or just to record some steps to recall later, there are HD screen recording apps available for that. Below I have listed the best (so far) screen recording apps for Android.
Probably the best screen recorder for Android devices. It’s a completely free app without any limitation or ads while still offering the most advanced features. The app lets you record HD screen up to 1080p at 60FPS without any recording limit. The resolution, bitrate, and framerate are highly customizable as well.
Other recording features include pause/resume, facecam, external sound recorder, tap tracking, shake to stop, built-in GIF maker, and more. Apart from screen recording it also has a highly customizable video editor, screenshot tool, and an image editor.
Another reliable Android screen recorder that offers 1080p HD screen recording with up to 60FPS. You can use its facecam feature to record video and audio of both the phone and your face. For professional video makers, Mobizen also has options to add a custom background music and create intros and endings for your videos.
It has a built-in video editor, which does the basic job of trimming, stitching, rotating, and speeding up videos. Although Mobizen adds its watermark to all of the videos, but there is a dedicated “Clean Recording Mode” that records videos without the watermark.
AZ Screen Recorder has a reliable free version that offers all the required features for screen recording. Similar to others, it can record 1080p HD videos at 60FPS and offers full control over resolution. It lets you record mic audio and use the facecam feature as well. You can also set a timer to end the video automatically when you are done.
Although the free version is good enough, but some special the customization features are only in the pro version ($2.99). These features include facecam, countdown timer, draw on screen, video trimming, and the magic button to control recording.
This android screen recording app has two modes, Default and Advanced. The Default mode offers basic recording and Advanced mode lets you customize the video while recording. ADV lets your pause videos, draw while recording, and even use front or rear camera while recording.
You can also add text in the videos to provide instructions. Additionally, it has tools to create a custom watermark and apply it to your videos for brand awareness.
A completely free app without any ads or in-app purchases. Game Screen Recorder has a built-in feature to identify games and automatically start recording. It gives you tools to create an intro of the video and add to the start of the video. You can also pause and resume video while recording and adjust video quality.
Unfortunately, Game Screen Recorder also shows the record button inside the recorded video. Although, you can disable it or even customize it with a custom picture.
A very powerful ad-supported screen recorder for Android that is highly customizable and offers advanced features. You can record up to 1080p HD videos at 60FPS with facecam and mic audio recording. The app can create gifs, add background audio, add a custom watermark to videos, draw on videos, track taps, shake the phone to stop, and much more.
Super Screen Recorder also has a good video editor that even lets you compress videos to easily share. A screenshot taking and image editing tool is also available if you want to take screenshots while recording.
Yes, Google Play Games also has a built-in recording feature and the app is already installed on your Android phone. You are already using this app for saving your gameplay in the cloud and achieving ranks to compete against your friends. Of course, the recording feature isn’t as fancy as the other apps in this list. Although as you already have access to it, it’s worth considering.
The app lets you record up to 720p resolution videos and can only record your games. To record videos with Google Play Games, just launch your game and use the recording widget to start or stop your recording. You can also pause and resume while recording.
Another completely free Android screen recording app that doesn’t have ads or in-app purchases. It actually offers similar features as some of the top apps in this list, but its simple material design interface might attract you. The app lets you draw on the screen, use facecam, trim videos, take screenshots while recording, record mic sound, and pause/resume.
It uses an on-screen magic button to control video recording and the button is not recorded in the videos. Furthermore, you can also add text or custom logo of your brand anywhere on the video.
HD Screen Recorder offers reliable screen recording features with the ability to lock your videos. The app lets you add password protection to your recorded videos and saves them in a separate folder. You can delete videos right from the app and share them as well. It also keeps up with orientation and supports recording in both portrait and landscape modes.
You’ll also find reliable customization options to adjust bitrate, framerate, and resolution.
DU Recorder is definitely the best screen recording app in this list. It’s completely free and offers advanced features that most of the other apps can’t even come close. Although Super Screen Recorder is also a great contender if you don’t mind a few nonintrusive ads. Do let us know in the comments which one of these apps you may prefer for your Android screen recording.