12 Best apps for recording sound on mobile Android, iPhone

When it comes to recording sound on your mobile device, there are a plethora of apps available for both Android and iPhone users. Among the most popular and highly rated options include Samsung Voice Recorder, Screen Recorder, and BandLab.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. Samsung Voice Recorder Samsung Voice Recorder Icon Android, iOS 4.3/5 2B+ Speech to text, Interview mode, High quality sound
2. Screen Recorder Screen Recorder Icon Android 4.8/5 337M+ No watermark, No root needed, No recording time limit
3. BandLab BandLab Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 82M+ Multi-track recording, Built-in effects, Royalty-free samples
4. Easy Voice Recorder Easy Voice Recorder Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 79M+ Unlimited recording time, Playback speed control, Compressed format option
5. Voloco Voloco Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 41M+ Automatic pitch correction, Background noise removal
6. AudioLab Audio Editor Recorder AudioLab Audio Editor Recorder Icon Android 4.7/5 29M+ Professional audio editing, Advanced recording capabilities
7. Voice Recorder Voice Recorder Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 18M+ High quality recording, Easy to use interface, Supports external microphone
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1. Samsung Voice Recorder

Samsung Voice Recorder Icon

Speech to text, Interview mode, High quality sound

Samsung Voice Recorder is a free, easy-to-use audio recording app for Android devices. With its intuitive interface and powerful features, it's perfect for capturing lectures, meetings, interviews, and more. You can record in high-quality audio formats, add bookmarks to mark important moments, and adjust the playback speed to suit your needs. The app also integrates with Samsung Cloud, so you can access your recordings from anywhere. Whether you're a student, a journalist, or just someone who wants to capture life's moments, Samsung Voice Recorder is the perfect choice.

Download: Android, iOS

Samsung Voice Recorder - Speech to text, Interview mode, High quality sound
  • Tags:
  • High-quality audio
  • Speech to Text
  • Dual Microphone

Application information:

Downloads 2251460897
Features Record, pause, and stop audio; adjust recording quality; insert bookmarks; trim recordings; share recordings via email, message, or social media.
Pros Easy to use; high-quality recordings; supports multiple audio formats.
Cons May not have all the features of a dedicated voice recorder app; may not be compatible with all devices.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Brandon: “Simple, easy voice recorder that captures clean audio and offers a few useful toggles. It's very basic, but that makes it incredibly convenient for voice memos. The text-to-speech feature works alright. It gets a few things wrong here and there, but it's surprisingly accurate most of the time. As a musician, I do wish it offered multi-track functionality. Even a basic 4-track setup with a rudimentary mixer would be really great for recording song ideas, testing harmonies, etc.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Eric Han: “Kind of annoyed by how files are named... If I record a file named Voice 100, then the app automatically suggests Voice 101 next time. But if I name it say, Voice 100 (lecture 3), for example, then next time around it suggests Voice 100 again. In the past the app automatically incremented the numbering no matter what and I wish there was an option to bring that back.” – 4/5 in Play Store

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2. Screen Recorder

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No watermark, No root needed, No recording time limit

Screen Recorder is a mobile app that allows users to record their phone's screen and audio simultaneously. It is a versatile tool that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as creating tutorials, recording gameplay, or capturing video calls. The app is easy to use and offers a range of features, including the ability to record in high quality, trim and edit videos, and share recordings directly to social media. With over 336 million downloads, Screen Recorder is one of the most popular screen recording apps available for mobile devices.

Download: Android

Screen Recorder - No watermark, No root needed, No recording time limit
  • Tags:
  • No watermark
  • No root needed
  • No time limit

Application information:

Downloads 336,553,951
Features Screen recorder with audio to take live videos & screenshot in high quality
Pros Free to use, easy to use, no watermarks
Cons Some features are only available in the premium version, may cause lag on older devices

Comments and Reviews from users:

Michael January: “This is a great experience for recording your phone. I use it to record a tutorial and review for an app and items for a shopping experience, use app to record screen, and audio for videos. I had no issues my very first use, and it was an in the moment design for a luxury shopping spree for many items on a shopping app. No preparation is needed after knowing settings to adjust for recording and video. Moving fast, not much time to describe everything must go on.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Jonathan Goldsmith: “Minus the ads, this is the best app I've used for recording and editing videos on Android. A huge improvement, though, would be an option for finer control when selecting times to trim or cut video. As it is, I often have a hell of a time trying to get the selection bars to the time I want. Outside of that, this app has several editing options that are missing from the standard video editor on my Samsung galaxy phone.” – 5/5 in Play Store

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3. BandLab

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Multi-track recording, Built-in effects, Royalty-free samples


Cost: BandLab Free (Free), BandLab Pro ($9.99/month)

BandLab is a free mobile app that allows users to create, record, edit, and share music. It has a wide range of features, including a multi-track recorder, a built-in library of sounds and loops, and a variety of effects and instruments. BandLab also has a social media component, allowing users to connect with other musicians and share their work. The app is easy to use and has a user-friendly interface, making it a great option for both beginners and experienced musicians.

Download: Android, iOS

BandLab - Multi-track recording, Built-in effects, Royalty-free samples
  • Tags:
  • Multi-track Recording
  • Built-in Effects
  • Royalty-free Loops

Application information:

Downloads 82,193,328
Features BandLab is a free, all-in-one music creation platform that allows users to create, collaborate, and share their music with the world.
Pros Easy to use, collaborative, cloud-based, free to use.
Cons Some features are only available to paid subscribers, can be laggy at times, limited storage space for free users.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Wallnut: “Pretty good studio for your mobile phone, though I do have a couple complaints. It does tend to lag both visually and auditorally once you get more than a few layers of music in, but it's not to the point where it's unusable, though it can be a little annoying. The software itself is pretty easy to use and has plenty of stuff to mix with, which is good for a beginner like me. To conclude, I'd like to suggest a sound/instrument. I think it's be cool to see a theramin. Very good overall through!” – 4/5 in Play Store

Island Mowing Co.: “Man I was really enjoying this app really getting into it really learning every little sample and corner and nook a cranny of it. I updated it and now it's not worth a hoot it gets stuck it freezes on the loading page, it gets feedback at a volume that will blow an entire system, and the ads! Ads ads ads are now part of this app ...We are out!.. Don't fix things if they're not broken” – 2/5 in Play Store

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4. Easy Voice Recorder

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Unlimited recording time, Playback speed control, Compressed format option


Cost: Easy Voice Recorder Free (Free), Easy Voice Recorder Pro ($4.99)

Easy Voice Recorder is a user-friendly and feature-rich audio recording app for Android devices. It offers high-quality recording with various formats, including PCM and AAC. The app features an intuitive interface, making it easy to record, edit, and share your recordings. With its advanced features like noise reduction, playback speed control, and support for external microphones, Easy Voice Recorder is perfect for capturing lectures, meetings, interviews, and personal notes. Whether you're a student, journalist, or simply need to record audio, this app has everything you need.

Download: Android, iOS

Easy Voice Recorder - Unlimited recording time, Playback speed control, Compressed format option
  • Tags:
  • Unlimited recording
  • High-quality audio
  • Playback speed control

Application information:

Downloads 78,792,492
Features Record, pause, resume and stop audio, adjust the gain level, use the widget to control recording, send recordings via email, Dropbox, Google Drive, overwrite or append new recordings, skip silent parts of a recording, save recordings in MP3, WAV, OGG or M4A format, and more.
Pros Easy to use, high-quality recordings, lots of features, free to use.
Cons Some features are only available in the paid version, occasional bugs.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Sophie Pineapple: “For a while the app seemed to work fine. Then, today, opening the app again, the list of recordings was empty. Thankfully the files were not really deleted, and I was still able to find and recover them from my phone's file system. But this has seriously damaged my trust in this app to handle recordings. (Update: The dev response is accurate. There is an unobvious setting for where recordings are saved that somehow changed from the original to a different location. I edited the rating 1 -> 3.)” – 3/5 in Play Store

Delilah L: “This app is so great. No ads to deal with unless you want extra features. Totally usable/free without it though! Clean, simple and gives you like... A million hours of audio!(1st time I used it I accidently left it on for 18 hours and still had 15,000 hours of space left🤯)It records NO MATTER WHAT-itll record during camera use, any app use, it's sensitive, picks up everything, and time stamps your recordings(I haven't figured how how to edit the name of the files? IDK if it does that or not)” – 5/5 in Play Store

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5. Voloco

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Automatic pitch correction, Background noise removal


Cost: Voloco: Free (Free), Voloco Premium ($3.99/month or $29.99/year)

Voloco is a mobile app that allows users to record, edit, and share their music. It features automatic vocal tuning, harmonies, and beat matching, making it easy to create professional-sounding recordings. Voloco is popular among singers, rappers, and other musicians, and has been used on countless hit songs. The app is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

Voloco - Automatic pitch correction, Background noise removal
  • Tags:
  • Real-time pitch correction
  • Professional vocal effects
  • Free beats and backing tracks

Application information:

Downloads 40,606,844
Features Tune your vocals, add vocal effects, adjust pitch and timing, collaborate with others.
Pros Impressive vocal effects, easy export options, user-friendly interface.
Cons Limited free features, requires subscription for access to some features.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Very cool and a lot of fun. Not perfect, I'm tempted to purchase but I noticed a couple little glitches (small missing patches of the recording) and I am not yet sure if it's the app or my old phone... I'm just an amateur musician, even so I really enjoy it. Most def worth installing for anyone and if you love making music? 5$ more for a full spectrum of tools & affects. ..I think I just sold myself..” – 4/5 in Play Store

Immortal XanX: “This app is amazing, i discovered a new passion for creating music through this app. Ive found no problems with the app, but i do wish that there was a way to search for beats by title or producer. Another cool feature would be to make it possible to edit the vocals in tracks that have already been recorded and saved (using Key, Effect, Mix, EQ/Reverb) it would be helpful as i find myself wanting to edit my vocals but no option too. Saved tracks should also display the beat that was used.” – 4/5 in Play Store

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6. AudioLab Audio Editor Recorder

AudioLab Audio Editor Recorder Icon

Professional audio editing, Advanced recording capabilities


Cost: AudioLab Audio Editor Recorder (Free), AudioLab Audio Editor Recorder Pro ($6.99)

With AudioLab Audio Editor Recorder, you can easily record, edit, and mix audio files on your mobile device. This versatile app offers a wide range of features, including multi-track recording, audio editing tools, and a variety of effects. You can use AudioLab to create high-quality recordings, podcasts, and music tracks. The app is user-friendly and intuitive, making it perfect for both beginners and experienced audio engineers. Whether you're a musician, podcaster, or just someone who loves to record and edit audio, AudioLab is a must-have app.

Download: Android

AudioLab Audio Editor Recorder - Professional audio editing, Advanced recording capabilities
  • Tags:
  • Professional Audio Editing
  • Advanced Audio Recording
  • Versatile Audio Manipulation

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Ryan “DJ” Conley: “I needed to lower the volume of a notification tone. All the other editors were packed with ads and didn't let me adjust the volume with any precision. It was so quick and easy with this editor that I bought the pro version just for future use so I don't have to search for an app next time” – 5/5 in Play Store

Candid Cupcake: “Love the UI MakerOver. Flawless conversion of WAV to MP3 and it sounds amazing. After trying out the other features I will be upgrading. I hate ads and even more so, being bombarded with them every time you do something on an app. That hasn't been my experience with this app. Devs have to earn a living too as they improve the app. So I don't mind. I will be primarily using this app for video voiceovers and for speech to speech for true crime videos.” – 5/5 in Play Store

7. Voice Recorder

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High quality recording, Easy to use interface, Supports external microphone

Voice Recorder is a free and easy-to-use audio recording app that allows you to record, save, and share voice memos, lectures, meetings, and other important sounds. With its simple and intuitive interface, you can start recording with just one tap. Voice Recorder offers high-quality audio recording with adjustable sample rates and bitrates, ensuring crystal-clear sound. It also features playback speed control, making it convenient to transcribe or review your recordings. Additionally, you can easily share your recordings via email, messaging apps, and cloud storage services.

Download: Android, iOS

Voice Recorder - High quality recording, Easy to use interface, Supports external microphone
  • Tags:
  • High-quality recording
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Tags and Sharing Options

Application information:

Downloads 18,172,268
Features Voice Recorder is an all-in-one audio recording app that allows you to record, edit, and share your audio files with ease.
Pros Simple and easy-to-use interface, high-quality audio recordings, and a variety of editing features.
Cons May not be suitable for professional audio recording, as it lacks some advanced features found in dedicated audio recording software.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Shah Bhuiyan: “A free full fledged professional app that is clearly developed by someone working in audio. Super configurable: you can edit the effects (there's a background noise filter!), select audio source (external or internal mic), change encoding format (mp3, AAC) and even has Google Drive sync!!!! Insane. I don't even use Samsung's default recorder app, this is way better. I want it to stay this way, so DEVELOPER, IF YOU'RE READING THIS, PLEASE DON'T ADD ADS OR CHANGE ANYTHING” – 5/5 in Play Store

R: “I like everything about this app, especially the cloud sharing. but I can't give it a good review because of a major bug. I do a lot of pausing/playing when recording while also going to other apps to look at references and I've discovered that if you're recording in the background while multitasking, and pause and then play the recording, it completely cuts out huge chunks of audio. I've even disabled battery optimization but it didn't help. EDIT: they fixed it so im giving a 5 star review!” – 5/5 in Play Store

8. Voice Recorder & Voice Memos

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High quality recording, 3 recording modes, Auto backup to Google Drive


Cost: Voice Recorder & Voice Memos (Free), Voice Recorder & Voice Memos Pro ($4.99)

Voice Recorder & Voice Memos is a free and easy-to-use audio recording app for Android devices. It allows users to record high-quality audio in a variety of formats, including WAV, AAC, and MP3. The app features a simple and intuitive interface, making it easy to start and stop recordings, adjust audio levels, and add notes. Recordings can be shared via email, cloud storage, or social media. The app also includes a built-in audio editor, allowing users to trim, merge, and add effects to their recordings.

Download: Android

Voice Recorder & Voice Memos - High quality recording, 3 recording modes, Auto backup to Google Drive
  • Tags:
  • High-quality recording
  • No recording time limit
  • Noise suppression & echo cancellation

Application information:

Downloads 13,400,984
Features Record, playback, pause, and resume your recordings with ease. Use the noise cancellation feature to enhance your audio quality.
Pros Simple and intuitive interface, High-quality audio recordings, Noise cancellation feature, Share recordings easily.
Cons Limited editing capabilities, Occasional crashes reported by users, In-app purchases for additional features.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Kaz Art: “This app turns out to have some very tweakable functions. I was able to isolate the lower bass sounds of my upstairs neighbors who roll something across the floor day and night that sounds like a freight train coming thru my ceiling! I played it for them thru headphones, and they reduced the noise by 95%! I'm ecstatic! By being able to choose where to store my files and the extensive customization of each recording situation possible, this is a pretty awesome app! Thanks! You saved my sanity!” – 5/5 in Play Store

Lance Arrant: “Best I've tried and I have tried many. First thing I noticed was multiple recording templates . I set it to standard and recorded a video sound clip playing from a friend's phone speaker. The result sounded 100 times better than source. I was sold . Simple to use with amazing results . I was using the Dolby recording app because of sound quality but this took its place . Great simple yet powerful app that doesn't smother you with adds .” – 5/5 in Play Store

9. Voice Recorder Audio Sound MP3

Voice Recorder Audio Sound MP3 Icon

No recording time limit, Convert speech to text, High sound quality

Voice Recorder Audio Sound MP3 is a professional voice recorder and audio editor for Android devices. With its high-quality audio recording capabilities and a range of editing features, it's perfect for capturing lectures, meetings, interviews, and other important audio. You can easily trim, cut, merge, and mix audio files, and even transcribe speech to text. The app also allows you to share your recordings via email, messaging, and social media. With its intuitive interface and powerful features, Voice Recorder Audio Sound MP3 is the perfect choice for anyone who needs to record and edit audio on their mobile device.

Download: Android

Voice Recorder Audio Sound MP3 - No recording time limit, Convert speech to text, High sound quality
  • Tags:
  • High Sound Quality
  • No recording time limit
  • Speech to Text Transcription

Application information:

Downloads 10143660
Features Professional voice recorder, voice memo, and audio transcription app with good sound quality.
Pros Easy to use, clear interface, and produces high-quality recordings.
Cons May not have all the features of some more expensive apps, and the free version has ads.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Bobbi Sanctuary: “So far, this app has been the easiest and simplest recorder to use. Its stripped down to including only exactly what is needed to record and save. And it picks up even the slightest noises(voices) from quite a large distance. I love it so far!! Hope it continues to be the same and not include tons of ads and annoying useless spam.” – 5/5 in Play Store

John Hall: “App works great. Nice features. No adds. Can edit the audio clip by trimming it. Can slow down or speed up the audio. Great audio quality over other recording apps. What's not to like! Graphics are a little plain and could be a little more colorful. On the file list the icons under each clip are a tad too small, or at least separate each icon a little from the the one next to it for those with big fingers. For a free app with NO adds, this is wonderful!” – 5/5 in Play Store

10. ASR Voice Recorder

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Cloud upload integration, Audio converter, Playback speed controller

ASR Voice Recorder is a comprehensive audio recording app for Android devices. It offers high-quality recording with various formats, including WAV, M4A, and AAC. The app features an intuitive interface, making it easy to record, edit, and share audio. Users can trim, merge, and add effects to their recordings. ASR Voice Recorder also includes features like voice activation, background recording, and cloud storage integration. Whether you're a student, musician, or journalist, this app provides a convenient and feature-rich solution for your audio recording needs.

Download: Android

ASR Voice Recorder - Cloud upload integration, Audio converter, Playback speed controller
  • Tags:
  • Multiple recording formats
  • Cloud storage integration
  • Audio editing and conversion

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “I just wanted to write and say that the developer is very responsive to emails! I've suggested a few things, hopefully they will get added, but as it stands, this is probably hands down the best high-quality recording app on Android! It has just the right amount of features, and not too many extraneous ones that I would never use. Thanks a bunch, and keep up the great work! By the way, is there a Beta available? Just out of curiosity one more question I did have, and I don't know if this is an LGv20 issue, or not, because another app has the same problem. But when attempting to record on that device even in Stereo, only the bottom microphone works, so it records in mono, and not in stereo. Not sure if that's because the lgv20 has three microphones? Or why that is. It's still great quality, because of course it's flac, but just wanted to point that out.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Љубомир Самарџић: “Absolutely the best voice recorder app that has ever existed! Even the free version is sufficient for most of the stuff. I just purchased the pro license because these guys deserved it :) There are absolutely no flaws or downsides to this application. And on the pro side it has everything: - Recording in MP3 format - Skipping silence (with adjustable level of background noise) - Storing files on sd card (a little hidden functionality - but exists) - Variable playback speed - much much more.... Really outstanding work, thanks guys!” – 5/5 in Play Store

11. Dolby On

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Studio-quality recordings, Automatic noise reduction

Dolby On is a free recording app for iOS and Android devices that allows users to record and edit audio with Dolby's signature sound quality. The app features a variety of recording modes, including voice, music, and video, and offers a range of editing tools, such as noise reduction, EQ, and compression. Dolby On also integrates with other Dolby-enabled devices and services, allowing users to share their recordings with high-quality audio. With its ease of use and powerful features, Dolby On is a great choice for musicians, podcasters, and anyone who wants to record high-quality audio on their mobile device.

Download: Android, iOS

Dolby On - Studio-quality recordings, Automatic noise reduction
  • Tags:
  • High-quality recording
  • Automatic studio effects
  • Live music optimization

Application information:

Downloads 5,685,881
Features Record, edit, and mix audio and video with Dolby's professional-grade tools and effects, then share your creations with the world.
Pros Excellent audio quality, easy to use, wide range of features.
Cons Not as many video editing features as some other apps, can be slow on older devices.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Ryan Zimbauer: “The app UI is very clean, smooth, visually pleasing. The ability to record video along with uncompressed audio is welcome for devices that can't natively. This is geared to be a simple solution for people on the go or unfamiliar with audio work, so I understand it's lack of manual control. However, as a video enthusiast there are some essentials that need to be included. These are: auto portrait/landscape orientation, tap to focus and focus modes, save to external storage, and exposure lock.” – 4/5 in Play Store

S O'Sullivan: “Everyone else seems to love this app, so maybe I'm doing something wrong; however, I have found it incredibly frustrating. I am a singer and would really like to record some videos of my singing, but no matter what I try (and I've done a fair amount of research), which tools I use, how close or far I am, or what style I choose, the sound quality is absolutely horrible. My singing is garbled and tinny, while the background accompaniment (usually just a piano) sounds like it's underwater. Honestly, using my regular cellphone video is far better--at least the sound is consistent. I was very disappointed.” – 2/5 in Play Store

12. Recorder

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Automatic transcription, Easy search and find, Labeling and organization


Cost: Recorder (Free), Recorder Pro ($4.99)

Recorder is a free, easy-to-use audio recording app for Android devices. With Recorder, you can record high-quality audio, add notes and tags, and even transcribe your recordings into text. Recorder is perfect for capturing lectures, meetings, interviews, and any other audio you need to record. Recorder is available on the Google Play Store.

Download: Android, iOS

Recorder - Automatic transcription, Easy search and find, Labeling and organization
  • Tags:
  • Automatic transcriptions
  • Labeling and search
  • Fast and reliable

Application information:

Downloads 1 Billion+
Features Record and playback audio, share recordings, search recordings by content, and transcribe recordings into text.
Pros Easy to use, produces high-quality recordings, and can be used to record and playback audio, share recordings, and search recordings by content.
Cons The interface is a bit dated, and there are some limitations on the length of recordings.

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Google Drive backup does not have an 'automatic' option, and I have many classes that I record every day. If something were to happen to my phone, I could lose some recordings. Great app functionally, but could do with this feature. EDIT: Dropped a star because media shortcuts are not processed when listening to recordings, even when asking the assistant to pause or using a Bluetooth headset's keys” – 2/5 in Play Store

Dave McGraw: “I was using this for recording band practice sessions and it was surprisingly good quality. It even made flags of various changes in the audio (music, voice only talking... Changes between songs even??) But then I used it for work and was pretty blown away by the automatic transcript feature (75-80% accurate). I recorded 3 client interviews (for upcoming blogs) and when I sent the audio of these files to myself, I noticed the transcript.txt file. It saved me so much time!!” – 5/5 in Play Store