With modern smartphones capable of recording High-Resolution videos such as 4K, one small downside is that these videos can take a lot of space on your mobile. And, if you want to send these HQ videos to your friends and family, it’ll take a lot of time and bandwidth to do so. WhatsApp and E-mails generally have a size limit for videos (for WhatsApp, it’s 16 MB and for Gmail, it is 25 MB), and therefore video compressing apps come in handy.
We tested more than a dozen of video compressor App for Android (it’s funny that most of them are called video compressor, Ahem SEO) and finally select the best 5 for you. So, let’s get started.
To compress videos on the computer, we recommend using — Handbrake. It’s free, cross-platform and one of the best video compressor out there. We use it quite often to compress video for our YouTube channel. Read more: Compress videos for YouTube without losing quality.
Best Video Compressor App For Android
This is a simple looking video compressing app, which does what is say.
When you open the application, you can select the input file which you want to compress, and then you can give it a custom output file name. You can also choose to select how large you want the output file to be, and then it auto-selects settings and tries to have the video at that file size.
The app has ads, and there is no paid or ad-free version.
Google Play Store Rating – 3.6/5.0
This is vibrant, good looking video converter with a funny nickname of ‘Sunny Burger’. It also claims to be the first true multi-video compressor on Android.
When you launch the app, a tab opens called ‘Original File’ displaying all the videos you have on your device. From there you can choose the files you want to convert, and you can queue multiple files if you wish to. After the files have been converted, they show up in a new tab called ‘Compressed file’.
There are 3 default settings and it’s basically the compression resolution. The choices are 1080p, 720p and 480p. Out of the dozen plus compression apps we tested, this was the fastest.
The app has no advertisements and is completely free to use.
Google Play Store Rating – 4.1/5.0
This is another video compressing app with a generic name. But keeping the name aside, it does has a nice UI and integrate well with social networking websites.
When the app is launched, it shows your sub-folders in which all your videos are, along with the size of that particular sub-folders. From there you can select the video you want to compress, and then you can tinker with the settings.
The app is ad supported which can be removed by an in-app purchase.
Google Play Store Rating – 4.3/5.0
This app has been made by the same people over at VideoShow video editor app, which boasts of having more than 100 million downloads, and has many features such as trimming videos, compressing videos, renaming etc.
When you launch the app, you can choose to ‘Trim and Compress’, and then you can choose the video you want to compress off of the sub-folders. After you have selected the video, then you can choose the resolution you want the video to be compressed into. While you’re compressing, you can also choose to trim the video on-the-fly if you wish to.
Another good thing about the app is the lack of advertisements, and there is no paid version.
Google Play Store Rating – 4.4/5.0
Video Dieter 2 has a nice interface and is a feature rich application. You can set the video quality and resolution, and it also has quick sharing options for the compressed videos.
When you boot the app for the first time, it shows you the videos you have already converted (if any), and then you can select videos you want to compress via your library. From there you can select the video resolution and quality you want your video to be converted into. The compression is quick and doesn’t take as much time compare to other apps in the list.
There are ads in the app, and to unlock the full version with all the features, you have to ‘recommend the app’ to your friends. Unlocking all the features doesn’t get rid of the advertisements, though.
Google Play Store Rating – 4.4/5.0
What is the best way to send huge video files?
Like we said earlier, most email and instant messaging client have 25 Mb maximum file size restriction. So, a better way to share huge file is, to upload the video on a cloud storage like — dropbox or Google Photo (unlimited storage) and then share the public link of that video.
Any of the above applications will get your job done, but you should keep in mind that compressing, trimming or converting videos on any Android smartphone takes a long time, and it’s the same way even on High-End PCs. Also, the more you compress your video, more quality you lose.
If you have to select one app to get your job done, then go for Video Compress or Video Dieter 2. Both have a nice interface and work well. You can manually select many options and even the size, as well as the resolution you want your compressed video to be.
Which video compressor App for Android do you use? Let us know in the comments.
Also Read: Compress bulk photos without losing quality.