Call recording isn’t just to have some evidence on your stalker or ex-love interest. Not to take away the importance of the aforementioned, but it actually serves a lot more purpose than just that. You can use this feature to save work-related conversations that you find hard to remember, store any important information with respect to a legal dialog, or to cache your call if it is instruction-based such as a recipe. In fact, it can also be useful for when someone threatens you over the phone for xyz reason.
Nowadays, certain OEMs do offer an in-built call recording feature in Android devices. Nevertheless, their functions are quite limited. Therefore, we’ve curated a list of some of the best call recorder apps for Android with better functionality. Recently, we have also shared best call blocker apps for Android & iOS users.
Best Free Call Recorder Apps For Android 2018
1. Cube Call Recorder ACR:
Cube Call Recorder is one of the fastest growing call recording apps that you can get for free. Though fairly new, it boasts of a massive popularity by virtue of its vast range of device support, a near-perfect UI, a plethora of functions, and regular bug fix updates. Aside from that it also offers support across a wide array of voice call apps such as Skype, Viber, IMO, LINE, Slack, WhatsApp, Hangouts, and Facebook. A few of its key features include automatic call recording of every call or selected contacts, execution list, manual recording, smart speaker switching, and in-app playback. Cube Call also offers a premium subscription within the app with premium features like cloud backup, shake-to-mark, stealth mode, post-call action, pin lock, and additional audio formats. The premium version also gets rid of the ads!
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2. Call Recorder:
If you’ve ever searched for call recorder apps on the Play Store, you’ve perhaps come across many apps by the same name, i.e. “Call Recorder”. However, they’re not all the same. The one that we’re referring to is developed by Green Apple Studio, and has an excellent rating of 4.6/5. This app allows you to record calls automatically, organize the records, save them as mp3 files on your SD card, delete conversations, black/white list calls, and share conversations via Dropbox, Skype, SMS, Google, and other platforms. Apart from this, it also supports files in other formats like ogg, ar, and mpg. Similar to Cube Call Recorder, this app also offers an ad-free version at an additional cost.
3. Smart Auto Call Recorder:
A creation of TravelDiary, Smart Auto Call Recorder enables you to record calls automatically while also offering other functions such as setting time-period for auto-deleting old conversations except the ones marked with ‘*’, syncing files in the folder, setting a screen lock for add security, playing or deleting files, and sharing them via platforms like SMS, e-mail, Bluetooth, and more. Smart Auto Call Recorder supports a bunch of file formats including mp4 and 3gpp. The only downside of this app is that it isn’t free of ads but if that isn’t a deal breaker then it is a must-try.
4. Call Recorder ACR:
Not to be confused with “Call Recorder”, Call Recorder ACR is a free app, developed by NLL. It comes with a legion of features including auto-delete, multi-select, manual recording, recording transfer between devices, free transcription service in English, cloud upload support across platforms like Gmail, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, WebDAV, FTP, Email, and WebHooks. What’s more? It supports multiple file formats like mp3, m4a, ogg, wav, amr, 3gp, mp4, and flac. Unfortunately, certain Android smartphones are not optimized for call recording, and therefore may not work properly.
5. All Call Recorder:
Coming from the house of Android Labs, All Call Recorder is a simple app, but one that gets the job done. It aids in recording incoming as well as outgoing calls from your phone and saves them in 3gp file format. You can even share parts of the conversations through e-mail, cloud storage, Bluetooth, and SMS. It has a fairly good interface with an exception to one common complaint whereby users have had issues finding the recorded files. Much like other call recorder apps, All Call Recorder is also plagued with ads and if you wish to get an ad-free experience, you’ll have to make an in-app purchase.
6. Auto Call Recorder:
Boasting of an active user base of more than 3.5 million members across the globe, Auto Call Recorder is an ad-supported app that also offers in-app purchases for an experience sans ads. It records your incoming/outgoing calls from both sides, has an in-built real-time caller ID, password protection, works offline, supports many different languages, support file formats like 3gpp and mpeg4, and occupies very little space on your phone. The best part about Auto Call Recorder is its crystal-clear audio quality. The app allows you to play, share, backup, and delete conversations.
7. Super Call Recorder:
Developed by MeiHillMan, super Call Recorder works as an efficient automatic call recorder app that you can download and use for free. That said, the app does offer in-app purchases for a more enhanced user experience. You can record both, the caller as well as the receiver’s side of the communication using any Android device that runs on 2.1 or up. The recorded audio quality is quite decent and you can export the recordings to your SD card or share it using email, Whatsapp, and several other platforms. Note that this app support mp3 file format.
8. RMC: Android Call Recorder:
RMC Androidn Call Recorder is a pretty basic app with a clutter-free UI. You can use it to record your incoming or outgoing calls in either automatic or manual mode. It also offers other features such as call review, auto-delete, 4-digit passcode, option to hide the app, hide notification, automatic file filtering as per filters like “known number” and “unknown number”, auto upload to Dropbox/Google Drive, and background playback. RMC supports mp3, amr, mp4, 3gp, and wav file formats.
9. Phone Call Recorder:
Though an ad-supported app, Phone Call Recorder works quite efficiently in recording unlimited phone calls while allowing you to block unwatned calls from unknown/spam numbers, protect recordings so only you have access to them, mark calls as favorite for easy and quick reference, and share them via various platforms. This app supports multiple formats including 3gp, amr, mp3, and mpeg4. As per my personal experience, Phone Call Recorder has one of the snappiest interfaces amongst all the apps listed here. It may not be as popular as “Call Recorder” but it definitely deserves your attention.
10. Note Call Recorder:
Note Call Recorder is an incredibly easy-to-use app packed with many features including, a relatively clear sound quality. It enables users to record phone calls as well as VoIP voice calls across platforms like Viber, Whatsapp, Skype, and Facebook Messenger (Android 4.3+). You can also select phone numbers that you’d like to record calls of, add/edit notes, share recordings, use caller ID, and play recorded files with an in-built music player. Additionally, this app also offers a call blocking feature so you can get rid of unwanted calls. Note that the recorded files will be compressed in order to take up minimum space.
11. Automatic Call Recorder for Me:
A product of Apalon Apps, Automatic Call Recorder for Me, although sounds similar to the aforementioned “Automatic Call Recorder”, is a completely different app with a different UI. This is a no-frill app that does what it is supposed to do really well. It offers the option of manual and auto recording, PIN code protection for recordings, auto-sorting, playback through either a speaker or phone earpiece, and sharing via several media. You can also add calls to favorites for those on a high priority and enter a number in the search bar for a quick reference.
The Big Caveat:
Yes, this is the part we dread the most. But, all of these call recorder apps do have one issue in common. And that is, they sometimes fail to record the caller’s side of the conversation, especially if you’re using headphones, Bluetooth, or earphones. This may also happen if the call was made using your WiFi connection over apps like Whatsapp, Skype, IMO, and Viber. That said, a few apps do support these platforms. If the conversation does get saved, you may notice that the voice isn’t too clear.
Another thing to keep in mind is device compatibility. Many of these apps support a limited number of devices and operating systems so its best to check the same before installing an app.
Keep visiting our blog Dreamy Tricks to get latest tech updates. These call recorder apps for Android are the best ones (rated 4.0+) that you can currently get for free on the Play Store. Most of them contain ads but they also offer in-app purchases if you wish to upgrade to an ad-free version or unlock premium features in some cases. A few other notable apps are Total Call Recorder, Galaxy Recorder, and Wiz Call Recorder.