One of the most underrated features of a smartphone is the ability to record voice calls. While some of the OEMs like OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Huawei make sure to include this feature on their build of Android, the feature cannot be found natively on Android. For me, call recording is a very important feature, as it helps me save important conversations that I might want to refer later. It also makes it easier for me to discuss my ideas with colleagues on calls, as I know that everything that we brainstormed on, is safely saved on my phone. If for these reasons or reasons of your own, you need to record calls on your Android device, there are some really good apps present on the Play Store which let you do just that:

Note: Since most of the apps on the list share an almost similar name, be sure to download the apps from the provided links only. Also, call recording is illegal in some countries, like the US, so remember to check your country’s status before you download and use any of these apps. 

Best Call Recorder Apps for Android (Free and Paid)

1. Automatic Call Recorder

Automatic Call Recorder is one of the best call recording apps which you can currently download and use. I used the app on a couple of different devices and it worked flawlessly on all of them. The app lets you record any number of calls. It also gives you three different modes for automatically record your calls. You can either record all calls, record calls only for saved contacts, or record calls for numbers which are not saved in your contacts.

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The app also has a decent integration with DropBox and Google Drive, so you don’t have to worry about running out of space on your smartphone. To top it all of, it also has a beautiful dark mode. You can either use the free version of the app with ads, or buy the pro version which removes the ads completely.

Download: (Free / Pro-$6.99)

2. Cube Call Recorder ACR

Cube Call Recorder ACR is the only app on this list that not only lets you record your normal phone calls, but also the calls from various VoIP services including Skype, Viber, WhatsApp, Hangouts, Facebook, IMO, Line, Slack, Telegram, and more. That said, VoIP call recording is not supported on all devices, hence, you will have to install the app to see if the feature is working on your device or not. The best part about this app is that it’s completely free to use and doesn’t have any ads inside. With Cube Call Recorder ACR, you are getting one of the best call recording experiences for completely free.

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Download: (Free)

3. Google Voice

The best way to record calls on Android is by using Google Voice, at least in the countries where the service is supported. If you have never heard of the service before, Google Voice provides you with a free number and lets you use your free number to text, call, and check voicemail, all from one app. Also, Google Voice works on all of your devices, so you can connect and communicate however you want.

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If you are not a user of Google Voice, you can click on the link to register for free. Once you start using Google Voice, it becomes very easy to record all your calls. Just open the Google Voice App on your Android device and go to Settings -> Advanced call settings -> incoming call options, and enable it. Once you enable it, you can record every voice call on your device. Just press 4 when on call and your call will be recorded. However, remember that once you press 4, everyone on the call will be notified that the call is being recorded. Also, the service is currently only available in US and Canada, so if you are not from there, check out other apps on the list.

Download: (Free)

4. Call Recorder – ACR

Call Recorder – ACR is another great app which worked on almost all the devices that I tested it on. Just like Automatic Call Recorder, the app can track your incoming and outgoing calls and record them without you having to do anything. The best part about using this app is that it’s one of those apps that just work. The app also supports multiple cloud storages including Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, FTP, and WebDAV. Not only that, the app even allows you to directly send the recorded calls to an email of your choice. You can use the app for free with ads, or buy the pro version to remove all the ads.

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Download: (Free / $2.04)

5. Call Recorder

Call recorder by TOHsoft Co. is one of the most feature-rich call recorder apps on this list. Not only the app allows you to record both incoming and outgoing calls, it also helps to organize the recorded calls. You can also add numbers to exclude them from the call recording list. My favorite feature of this app is that it allows you to password protect your calls, so you know that your conversations are safe even if you lose your phone. It’s one of the best call recording apps available on the Play Store.

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Download: (Free / $2.95)

6. Call Recorder By Quality Apps

Call Recorder by Quality Apps is almost similar to Call Recorder – 2017 when it comes to features. The app lets you record both incoming and outgoing calls, search inside the recorded calls, mark important calls as favorites, set a PIN to protect your calls, save calls in either MP3 or WAV format, and more. The app is free to use with ads. However, you can buy the pro version to remove the ads.

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Download: (Free / $4.40)

7. RMC: Android Call Recorder

RMC: Android Call Recorder is one of the most versatile call recorder apps on the Play Store. Not only the app lets you record voice calls in MP3 and WAV formats, it also supports other formats like AMR, MP4, and 3GP. The app automatically records all the incoming and outgoing calls and lets you sort and search the call logs. It also has a built-in trash folder which removes the fear of accidental deletion of saved calls. You can also customize various things like recording channels (select between mono and stereo), sample rate, and bit rate. It also supports cloud integration with Dropbox and Google Drive. The app is completely free and is supported with ads.

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Download: (Free)

8. Call Recorder By Recorder & Smart Apps

With an average rating of 4.6 on the Play Store, Call Recorder By Recorder & Smart Apps is one of the most popular call recording apps on the Play Store and rightly so. The app records and organizes all your outgoing and incoming calls. You can either set the app to automatically save the calls or ask you every time when a call ends. The “ask to save” feature helps in reducing the number of calls saved on your phone and ensures that only those calls are saved which are important. Although it doesn’t support cloud storages, it does allow you share recorded calls via Dropbox, Google, Skype, and more. The app is free to use with ads. There is a pro version which removes the ads completely.

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Download: (Free / $5.28)

9. Call Recorder By Lovakara

Call Recorder by Lovekara is a free call recording app which you can use to automatically record your calls. The app lets you save all of your recorded calls in MP3 format. You can either save the calls on your phone, or you can transfer them to an external SD card if your phone supports it. However, there is no cloud integration. Also, the app is supported by ads and there is no paid version to remove the ads. Still, the app is good at what it is supposed to do and is totally free, so there’s not much to complain.

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Download: (Free)

10. All Call Recorder Lite 2018

This is yet another call recorder app for your Android device. It’s one of the simpler apps on the list and packs only the basic functions. The app lets you record incoming and outgoing calls and has an integrated audio player which you can use to play your recordings. Extra features like searching and sorting, cloud storages support, and moving files to SD card are not supported. If you are looking for a lean and light app to record your phone calls, this is the one to get.

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Download: (Free)

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Best Call Recording Apps for Android in 2018

You never know when that moment will arrive when you will curse yourself for not having a call recording function on your smartphone. Since most of the apps mentioned on this list offer a free service (supported with ads), it won’t do you any harm to test these apps out and keep the one which works on your device. Conversely, if you are already using such an app which works great for you and is not on the list, do share with us by dropping its name down in the comments section below.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Hi there,

    I thoroughly enjoyed the article above. Not only did I find it very useful in my research for an audio recorder from a technical point of view, it also read really well.

    I have yet to make up my mind as to what I will go with, but I thought it important to give you feedback on the article. I will follow up, assuming I ever choose one of the great apps outlined in your piece.

    Keep up the good work, and thanks

  2. Tried #10, it recorded files, but on playback nothing but silence. Deleted it.

    Tried #9, Call Recorder by Lovakara, and it works, simple Settings interface, and my voice is loud and clear on recordings. But the other voice is a problem, and I conclude as another reviewer at Play Store did: “Doesn’t record other side of the conversation unless you’re on speaker phone.” Like it only picks up the other voice if it comes out the speaker and back in the mic. I’ll be deleting this app too.

    But other reviews talk about it working with headsets. So maybe it’s a problem between the app and my G5S+ (Android 7.1.1) that it can’t tap into the incoming audio.

  3. Do any of these aps limit the time it will record? I have Call Recorder Pro – it only records the first 30 mins. of a call then stops recording.

      • Thanks for replying. Do you know if Cube ACR records calls regardless of their length. That is, will it record 20 min., 40 min., 90 min., etc. calls?

  4. Hi, I have a comment about Cube ACR. There is compatibility list for VoIP recording in the app description on Google Play. AFAIK, it should work well on MediaTek-based devices. If you get one of them, please test.
    Also, with a device from that list probably you will be able to record WiFi Calling.

  5. I need a call recorder that records Incoming and Outgoing, both sides of the call AND WORKS WITH WIFI CALLING. Any suggestions?

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