Google is able to reserve a table for you in a restaurant using its artificial intelligence , recognize any type of animal just by seeing an image and even identify among thousands of songs without the need for an Internet connection , but has not yet found a way to record the screen content on an Android mobile natively.
Luckily, one of the advantages of Google's operating system is the ease of finding solutions to all its shortcomings thanks to external developers, and this was not going to be an exception.
Why record the mobile screen?
There are different reasons why you may need to record your mobile screen . The most common are from recording a tutorial for someone (for example, to teach your father to send a message on WhatsApp with Google Assistant ), to record a gameplay of a video game, the operation of an app, or show someone how you have configured the home screens of your mobile.
For whatever reason, the recording process is the same in all cases.
So how do I record the screen?
To record the screen of your smartphone you have two options, depending on the model you have. Unlike Google phones or those with pure Android, there are mobiles from other manufacturers that have their own recording function or app natively incorporated in the system , such as some models of the Huawei or Xiaomi brand, among others. You will only have to look for it among the installed options or applications, and start using it.
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However, there are still many terminals that do not offer us this factory option, so it is time to look for life. In this case, you will have to choose to download and install some of the screen recording applications that are available on Google Play. If you don't know any, don't worry, because below we show you a selection with the best apps of this type.
The 5 best apps to record your mobile screen on Android
Although Android does not allow to record the screen natively, what it does allow is to download applications to do so, and in Google Play we can find useful tools to carry out this task. We have selected the best 5, and we explain how to use them to record the screen of your smartphone step by step .
AZ Screen Recorder
The most famous among all applications to record the screen on Android is AZ Screen Recorder. With more than 10 million downloads on Google Play, this app is consolidated as the most used in its category. When you open the application, it will be possible to start recording the mobile screen in several different ways: through a persistent notification that will appear on the panel, or through a drop-down menu that will appear from a floating bubble.
Among its options, there is the possibility to change the quality and frame rate of the video, pause the recording and resume it later, or also record the audio captured by the microphone among many other things, and all this without the need for root permissions . The app is free, although there is the possibility of paying for a pro version that unlocks all the exclusive features.
Although its creators indicate that it is the most recommended app to record the screen of Samsung phones, the truth is that Mobizen works perfectly with any Android device, as long as it has a version greater than 4.4 KitKat.
Again, we find an app that will allow us to modify different video parameters, with the maximum resolution supported Full HD 1080p at 60 FPS . In addition, the app itself will offer us the option of storing video files directly on the microSD card, if any.
Mobizen has, like AZ, a built-in video editor with which to crop, customize, add effects or change the audio of captured videos . All this for free.
It was born as a tool for all those gamers who wanted to consume gameplays from their favorite YouTube creators, but Google itself recently claimed that YouTube Gaming was not a good idea. This, however, does not mean that one of the - few - useful features of the app, such as the possibility of recording the screen and broadcasting content to YouTube , is not useful in certain situations.
In this case, yes, the recording tool is mainly aimed at capturing game games , and only recording at a maximum resolution of 720p is allowed .