Droid Dashcam - Video Recorder

Contains adsIn-app purchases
11.4K reviews
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About this app

Droid Dashcam is a great driving video recorder (dashboard camera, BlackBox) app for car/vehicle drivers which can continuously record videos in loop mode, add subtitles with needed information directly on those videos (read below) and record in background, autostart recording and much more.


* Hardcoded (embedded) Subtitles - Overlay Captions directly on Recording Video file:
- Timestamp (Date)
- Location Address
- GPS Coordinates
- Speed (based on GPS data)
- Vehicle registration plate (car number)
* Background Video Recording - you can continue recording in background and use other apps which doesn't use camera. You can also use notification panel to start/stop recording while this app is running in background.
* Loop Recording - auto deleting old video files when there is not enough space for new videos (you can set max space usage for all videos)
* Options for autostarting recording on charging on/off, on system boot, on Bluetooth device connection/disconnection, AUX-cable connection, or on app launch
* Small (Lightweight) app size
* Automatic change of day and night video recording mode
* Landscape and Portrait Orientations for video recording
* Share or upload a selected video to various services
* Recording in Shared Movies folder or App owned folders (phone and external SDcard storages) - can be set in the settings
* Lock videos from overwriting (G-shock sensor) on impact detection
* Videos Screen which allows selecting video you want and playing it using any video player app you have, deleting selected videos
* Easy to use, simple UI, the configuration of the buttons displayed on the screen, etc.
* Camera selection - you can use any camera for recording (rear/front) but only some devices allows to choose camera with wide-angle lens
* Taking photos
* Floating window with control buttons on top of all applications

* All your recorded videos will be saved only on your local device. We never make backup copies of your videos (the application doesn't have and doesn't connect to the servers)

FAQ: https://github.com/HelgeApps/droid_dashcam_faq/wiki/en - answers to frequent questions or feature requests like
- Video Stabilization (EIS, Electronic stabilization) is not available in the app
- Multiple cameras / wide lens camera not available in the app
- Battery usage is high, battery drains fast, device becomes hot

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Updated on
Feb 19, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Financial info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Financial info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

11K reviews
Joe Cos
February 21, 2024
Been using this app for my daily driver and have been very happy with it. I do some driving at night and this app does ok but the frame rate seems high. Daytime works great. This only has ads for the first few moments, many thanks for that. The only downside is that the app starts when the doors are opened or when closed. It would be nice if it could wait for the ignition to be turned on. Overall its really a nice nice app that works great. I use one of my old phones a LG7 for just this one app.
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Rafael Carlos Higareda Ramirez
January 23, 2024
Overall, this app is a must have on your phone, the GPS is very accurate and the display you can actually set it to landscape or portrait as you may need it. I've been using this app for a long time and it has never gone down or frozen on me. (EDIT) Ok, I've just finished reading a lot of the not so good reviews, honestly it just ridiculous because most of the complaints I read are so irrelevant to the app itself, if you don't want ads, donate, & plz read all the settings B4 you post. 😡
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Rob Wright
January 11, 2024
I love the subtitle overlay of this app and choosing which of my phone's cameras to use, but the app misses the following: No white balance control. Cameras are all bad at handling white balance on their own. 6500k day, 4000k night, auto at twilight. You can't save settings; switching lenses sends expo comp, frame rate, & scene mode to defaults. No dashcam could have continuous autofocus; infinity focus can be soft. Should allow a tap to focus before you hit record.
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January 11, 2024
Hi. Thanks. Yeah, actually it seems that saving/restoring camera settings on change is broken now. Will be fixed in a couple of days. Other settings are in the backlog as well, will be added a little bit later

What's new

- fixes not displaying metadata for videos on Android 10 and 11
- uses the private folder of the app for recordings when a device (in rare cases) doesn't support Storage Access Framework (which allows to select any folder)
- some other minor fixes
NEWS: BETA testing of this app with fully reimplemented UI by new Android technologies (design mostly the same) to support app much better with some new features available - https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.helge.droiddashcam