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Android Phones with Call Recording Function

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By andyrubin1, Senior Member on 24th January 2011, 03:16 AM
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I would like to compile a list of Android phones that either...

1) Come with native call recording functionality.
2) Support call recording with 3rd party app/hack/ROM.

So that people who want this function can make a better purchase judgement. It would be great if you can lend a hand.

Please note that phones/apps that require using speakerphones (i.e. muffled voice from the other side; cannot record while headsets are used) to record the calls do *not* count. You can test by recording with a headset, Bluetooth or wired, and see if the voices from both sides are still loud and clear.

Most, if not all, "call recorder" apps on Android Market make use of such "speakerphone" hacks.

Please don't bring legality discussions here as well.


Jul-12 update: It is obvious now that this issue is not of Google origin, but of individual maker/carrier's decision, so choose wisely (and complaining to Google is unlikely to help.) The key, so it seems, is proper software (e.g. kernel, libraries) support.

Models that have this function built-in.
  • Meizu M9
  • Motorola Defy (Chinese mainland version ME525)
  • Motorola Milestone (with Chinese 2.2 ROM; Thanks to ystong)
  • Motorola XT701
  • Samsung Galaxy S (South Korean version SHW-M110S, with firmware DH09 or newer)

Models that don't have this function built-in but can use a 3rd party app/hack/ROM to record calls in both ways without turning on speakerphone.
  • Developer skvalex claims his/her app can work with a number of devices from HTC and other makers, utilizing certain Qualcomm and Samsung processors, with custom kernel and root. Although I suspect that with proper kernel, a few other call recording apps, perhaps even free ones, would work as well.

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2nd February 2011, 03:14 PM |#2  
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List of VOIP services that provide call recording functions:
  • Acrobits Softphone
  • Google Voice (only for incoming calls?)
9th February 2011, 04:00 PM |#3  
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List of traditional 3rd party call recording services:
  • Call Trunk (Canada)
  • Google Voice (US) (only for incoming calls?)
  • Rectel (UK)
11th February 2011, 08:44 AM |#4  
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Are you shure, that call recording works on HTC Desire with MIUI ROM without need to turn on loudspeaker?
12th February 2011, 10:47 AM |#5  
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I think you need to turn your speaker on for miui rom for the call recording to work.
12th February 2011, 03:02 PM |#6  
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Ooops... I gathered the information from other threads and I don't actually have the devices myself to test, I'll remove them.

THX for the headsup
16th February 2011, 04:07 PM |#7  
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LOL someone says he/she willing pay $250-750 for coding such app

17th February 2011, 06:30 AM |#8  
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SE X10 mini + CallRecorder
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can i record call to lg p500 without activate speaker?
18th February 2011, 03:04 PM |#10  
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21st February 2011, 10:39 AM |#11  
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Does Motorola Defy support call recording (not from speaker phone). Thanks!
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