Smartphone cameras have come a long, long way since the first iterations, which did not even support a single megapixel of resolution. Today we’ve got phones with 20MP back cameras and even 8MP – 10MP selfie cameras. However, it’s not just about camera resolutions and lenses, you also need the right camera app to make your snaps look stellar.
Now, with the latest camera apps on the Play Store, you can add amazing new filters, use beautify effects, fix lighting issues, create bokeh effects, add emojis, stickers, texts, icons and even create collages and dynamic images.
Nearly anything you can imagine is now possible with some of the best camera apps for Android, and in this article, we are sharing our list for 2019.
Note: we are going to focus mostly on selfie camera apps, which have several features for improving your personal photos.
Beauty Cam is among the top camera apps, particularly if you take a lot of selfies or selfie videos. It supports HD images and some special effects, such as motion blurring and blurring the background to make the photo/video subject pop out.
You can also use several beauty features, such as fixing your skin tone or erasing your freckles. Moreover, you can create anime versions of all your photos and that’s not all – you can even adjust facial features like cheeks, nose, lips and more via easy-to-use settings inside the app.
#2. MakeupPlus – Makeup Camera
Makeup Plus is an amazing camera app if you take a lot of selfies and want to try different looks and styles without having to buy all the different makeup products. Features include changing your eye color or even your skin tone to experiment virtually before you make the changes in real life.
The app doesn’t stop there, you can even change the color of your hair and add different accessories, such as glasses, to try out different styles on the go. This app’s features justify its categorization as a virtual makeup artist.
#3. Photo Collage Maker
Photo collages are great ways to create collections or small digital albums from events, or a session, and this photo collage maker camera app allows that and much more. You can put your photos in different frames, change backgrounds, add stickers (or even dog ears), add text in funky fonts, stickers and use effects like blur and picture correction.
All in all, if you’re one for collages, this is among the top free camera apps available on Android.
#4. Photo Filter PIP Camera App
I was never one for adding dog and cat ears to images, but this photo filter app has a ton of different cute ears and nose stickers along with different filters and even collage features similar to the collage maker app listed above.
This app, however, is most popular for its selection of pet camera effects and the funny face swap feature.
#5. HD Camera Ultra
The HD Camera app for Android is more of a stock camera app alternative, optimized for speed and a clear, easy-to-use interface. You get all the necessary features for taking professional photos, including zoom, white balance, focus and exposure controls.
6. Open Camera
Open Camera is another minimal but feature-laden camera app for Android which is, again, more of an alternative to the stock app. It gives you all the basic controls you need, such as exposure, zoom, stability and focus as well as some nice extras like timed pictures, widget to set it up so that the app takes a picture as soon as you open it and support for HDR images.
The camera also allows for taking selfies and using the screen for light and you can even disable the shutter sound (something most stock apps don’t allow). Overall, if you’re looking for a full-featured camera app for regular snaps, this is a good one.
7. Camera For Android
Camera for Android is nice but basic camera app which focuses more on panorama shots and clean photos + videos. It doesn’t have any of the fancy beautification features or filters, but that means it is fast and a good app for low and mid-tier Android phones.
8. Camera360 Lite – Selfie Camera
As we mentioned above, most selfie apps with tons of features are power hungry and users suffer from lag and freezing if they install them on low and mid-tier Android phones. Camera360 Lite, however, is one of the most compact and highly optimized camera apps – it is fast, only about 4MB in size, and takes great selfies without compromising on style. You get a lot of good filters and effects to improve your snaps without worrying about your phone freezing up.
9. HD Camera for Android
Another basic camera app which covers the most important features, HD Camera for Android focuses on performance over fancy features and allows you to take great pictures, make videos and shoot panoramas without experiencing performance issues on your phone or tablet.
10. Bestie – Camera360 Beauty Cam
The last Android camera app on our list for now, Bestie goes back to the beauty camera category and has a ton of great features, including the ability to do live touchups and an intelligent beauty editor which recognizes your facial features and allows very specific retouching to give you full control.
That’s all, for now, folks, this list includes some of the best free camera apps for Android in 2019 and includes basic camera apps, beauty camera apps and apps focusing particularly on selfies. These apps should cover nearly anything you want to do with your smartphone camera. If you have any other suggestions please feel free to comment below.