best video editor apps for Android
Video editing is one of the heaviest tasks that a device can perform. On computers, it requires decent specs, tons of RAM, tons of storage, and some know-how on how to make it work. Because of this, it’s one of the more difficult tasks to reproduce on mobile. Phones do not have the specs or power to replicate experiences like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro. You will not find anything even close to that on mobile. However, some apps can do the basic stuff pretty well. It’s even good enough for some pro vlogging if you’re patient. Without further delay, here are the best video editor apps on Android.


ActionDirector Video Editor

Price: Free / $3.99
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ActionDirector is one of the most popular video editing apps on PC. It's also available on Android. It does the basics. You can import clips, edit them, and render the video. You can do things like add your own music, trim and cut video, add text, employ slow motion, and more. It's one of the few video editor apps that also supports 4K video. You'll have to check and see if your device supports it, though. The developers have a nifty tool linked in the Google Play Store to see if yours can.
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ActionDirector Video Editor

Adobe Premiere Clip

Price: Free
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Adobe Premiere Clip is one of the big names when it comes to video editor apps. It has a laundry list of features, including the ability to auto-generate videos using your images and video if you don’t want to do it yourself. If that’s not your thing, you can edit your video manually using a variety of tools, effects, and music. The app boasts that you can use your own music but some users have found this process to be difficult. It does sync and work with Adobe Premiere Pro so you can start a project on one and continue on the next one. However, you'll need an Adobe Creative Cloud account to make all the syncing work.
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FilmoraGo - Free Video Editor

Price: Free / $7.99
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FilmoraGo is a video editor app by Wondershare. It's easily one of the best video editor apps. This video editor packs a whallop. You can do the basics like trim and cut, render, and that kind of stuff. It also includes the ability to play in reverse, do square videos (1:1) for Instagram, and 16:9 videos for YouTube specifically. It also has support for things like slow motion, transitions, music, overlays, and more. It's not half bad for what you get. There are in-app purchases that add to the power. However, most of the features are, in fact, free.
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Free Video Editor

Price: Free
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Free Video Editor is a lame name for an app. However, it's still one of the better video editor apps. It’s a simple video editor that lets you do the basic stuff like trim video, organize your clips, and add music. You’ll also find some additional features like the ability to add emoji and text to videos and a variety of video effects to make things a little more fun. It’s great for stuff like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, but it’s not powerful enough for bigger productions. At the very least, this one is completely free to use.
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Funimate Video Effects Editor

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Funimate is one of the surprisingly popular, but not overly powerful video editor apps. It bills itself as being a great app for making music videos or simple videos out of the stuff you already have on your device. There are 15 video filters that you can play with and the creation process is fairly painless. This isn’t something you’d want to use on a serious video. It does have 15 video effects to spruce things up a bit. You can download it for free to try it out yourself.
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Funimate Video Effects Editor


KineMaster

Price: Free / $4.99 per month
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KineMaster is one of the most powerful video editor apps available. You can do the basics like most of these other video editors can. However, this one includes multiple video, image and effect layers. Additionally, there are audio filters, chroma key (for your green screen fans out there), various video effects, transitions, and more. It's not as powerful as a full desktop editor. However, this is about as close as it gets. You can use it for free in trial mode for a while. However, you'll need the $4.99 per month subscription to get everything forever.
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Movie Maker Filmmaker

Price: Free
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Movie Maker Filmmaker among the best free video editor apps currently available. You’ll be able to trim, crop, and reorder video content as well as set focal points. The app also boasts a variety of video effects and you can design your own custom filters, although that functionality isn’t amazingly powerful. It also has the rest of the basics, like music. The app has struggled with some bug issues since it’s major redesign, but it’s still one of the better video editing apps out there. It’s also completely free with ads.
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Movie Maker Filmmaker

PowerDirector

Price: Free / $5.99
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PowerDirector is one of the most comprehensive video editor apps on this list. It comes with a ton of features, including quick editing tools, various effects and other tools, and it even comes with things like a collage maker and slow motion support. The interface is relatively easy to work with and it utilizes the classic timeline editor method. It should be more familiar for those who video edit often. It’s free to download and use, but you’ll need to fork out some extra money to get all the features.
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Quik

Price: Free
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Quik is from a newer generation of video editor apps. It's halfway decent if you need something simple. The way it works is you add up to 50 photos and video clips into the app. The app then analyzes them and spits out a short video from them. Quik contains about two dozen video styles and you can re-order and customize your video before you export it. It’s not nearly as powerful as something like Adobe Premiere Clip or PowerDirector, but not everyone needs something that intense. It's free to download with no in-app purchases.
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VivaVideo

Price: Free / $3.99
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VivaVideo is one of the middle of the road video editor apps. It works especially well for short clips for social media. The app uses a storyboard style of editing where you load clips, edit and trim them as needed, and then move on to the next segment. It includes over 200 video filters and various other effects, text input, and fast and slow motion support. VivaVideo has a free version that comes with a watermark and a time limit for any given video. You can remove these restrictions by buying the pro version.
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Joe Hindy
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  • Alexis Hernandez

    Where’s Kine Master? Prolly the best of all.

    • Corbin Baxter

      It’s in the article, read you fool…

      • Andris Botos

        it wasn’t 9 months ago

    • a $60/year subscription for kinemaster? I don’t do that much editing on my phone. FilmoraGo works for me. I’ve paid for a couple of this a d they didn’t expire after a month.

  • djghettoredneck

    Video Show best for me.

  • KineMaster Pro? I wanted Adobe Premiere Pro for mobile, with all of the sound editing tools – After I tried 20 video apps, only one of them offered the level of audio editing similar to Premiere Pro but on mobile, and that was KineMaster.

    What I found with other apps, half of which are in this list, is that while they do offer editing tools, they’re not as useful as they might sound. I wanted to overlay some B-roll footage while still hearing the sound from an interviewee, but in many of the apps I tried, the background audio from the interview was cut off in favour of the audio from the B-roll footage. KineMaster was the only app I found that let me do what I want on mobile without having to go anywhere near my PC.

    • JosephHindy

      Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll look into it when I update this list =)

    • Sangho

      KineMaster can do Overlay b-roll . Try it

  • Wandile Tembe

    Guys, which one is the best? My mobile is the Galaxy S7

  • Kanoosh

    i’ve tried almost all of them , or as many as i could download at once lol.. for me personally , quik is the best and easiest for anyone on a mobile device.. when it comes to tablet however, something like kinemaster or adobe or power editor are best suited.

    But if you are like me and want something quik to add to your social media after an awesome road trip or gathering or party, concert etc etc.. then QUIK is the best imo.

  • Why is VivaVideo not here?

    • Aaron

      It is, but the name is spelled wrong

  • Kennobi

    How about FilmoraGo? Not on the list?

  • lori

    i use viva video , it’s got it’s own music & it’s quite good .

  • Shivaleela B

    Nice but missing kinemaster, filmora, viva etc
    All apps are not good

  • fr

    what about crop & trim app…? i tried many of the mentioned but to publish in instagram this one is needed

  • Andris Botos

    I use MOCR.

  • Florin Otaku

    add the boule et bill in this top/list