Have you ever wished for a screen recording utility for your smartphone? Brace yourself then! I am going to share top ten screen recording Android apps for you.
You know how to take a screenshot, don’t you? But when it comes to recording your Android screen as a video, a little bit of work is needed. An additional app installation! That’s all.
So here, you will get the list of apps and from which the selection can be made according to your needs and OS version as well. Not making you wait anymore, here’s the list of top 10 screen recording apps!
Best Screen Recording Apps for Android
#1. ilos Screen Recorder
First up in our list is ilos Screen Recorder that needs at least Lollipop for the proper functioning. The app is free of costs, and you don’t have to root the device to start recording. You can’t find any time limits or watermarks either. Being ad-free, I can’t help from saying that this is one of the best screen recording apps for Android. They even have a web version of the recorder for your computer also.
To make you aware of the recording session, the app shows an overlay with a video icon. You can dismiss it whenever you want. The app doesn’t include any watermark on the final video and, anyone can fix their bugs or build their own screen recorder from the base of Telecine because of its open source nature. Telecine has the highest Play Store rating among all the apps shared here.
#3. AZ Screen Recorder
I think this one works the best for tech reviewers with the feature to capture video via the front camera with the screen recording. The magic button feature allows you to control the recording without having anything on the screen. The app comes free of costs, but you can increase the functionalities with in-app purchases.
The video trimming and countdown timer are other two features that you may find useful.
#4. Unlimited Screen Recorder
As the name indicates, it does not limit you from recording the screen at any moment. The app is available for free to download. So, no trial or demo version will test your patience as well. The background running of this app never influences the overall performance of the device in any way possible.
Once the recording is finished, you can see the output file in a particular SD card folder. You can change the destination if you like.
#5. Screen Recorder for KitKat
All the apps I mentioned above is meant to run devices with Lollipop and Marshmallow Android versions. What if a person with Android Kitkat wants to record his screen? Screen Recorder for KitKat comes to his rescue then. Your device must be rooted to run this app. The app doesn’t start working without providing root access no matter how hard you try.
For rooted users, the recording is one tap away. And before you do, the bit rate, resolution, and countdown timer should be set.
#6. Screen Recording and Mirror
The mirror is the best choice for those who like to screencast your phone to a computer, Apple TV or another Android device. You can record the video in MP4 format as well. You don’t need any extra add-on for screen recording. But when it comes to mirroring the phone screen to a secondary device, you will have to download All Cast App for the right kind of device. You may become frustrated to see the watermark, though.
#7. Lollipop Screen Recorder
This completely free screen recording app for Android uses the official API to get the work done. So, you don’t need to root your device to grant the app new permissions. Before the recording begins, you have to set orientation, bit rate and resolution. And, the visuals from the camera can be used as picture-in-picture if you want to explain something. The delay in recording gives you enough time to get prepared. You can turn off the capture by merely locking the screen.
#8. Rec. (Screen Recorder)
The recording starts exactly 10 seconds after you tap the Start button. And, just same as all the other apps the settings should be set in advance. Along with the configuration, you can name your output file as well. The free version does not allow video recording for more than 5 minutes and audio for 30 seconds.
#9. Screen Recorder
Screen Recorder works well on Lollipop and Marshmallow without rooting. Anything on the mobile screen can be recorded in high definition. The overlay window can insert the camera visual into the recorded video. The best feature is shake-to-turn-off-recording, which never interrupts the process at all. Both landscape and portrait options are available with full Android Wear support.
#10. SCR Screen Recorder
If you search for SCR Screen Recorder on Play Store, you will get nothing but a not found screen. But you can download the APK file and install it on your device. You can choose the settings; add the overlay and record audio with this. For KitKat and Jellybean SCR requires root access. But no such issues with higher versions.
So you have got top ten screen recording apps for Android.
It’s your turn now. Compare your needs with the apps mentioned here. Then, you can get a perfect choice. If you want screencasting along with the recording, you are left with only one option (that’s Mirror). Hence just think for a minute and take a decision.