There are over 7,000+ languages spoken around the globe. It is virtually impossible for people to learn all of them. This is exactly why translation applications were created to translate one language into another in real-time. The importance of translation applications can be taken from the fact that they will help establish communication without needing a professional human translator. Translation apps also save you from rigorous months of learning a new language. 

Translation applications are most commonly used by travelers, students, businessmen, and researchers. A translation app for Android uses AI and machine learning to translate speech, text, or images in real-time. Currently, there are hundreds of thousands of paid and free translation apps for Android. For your ease, we have compiled a list of the very best translation apps in the market.

List of the Best Translation Apps

Our main focus has been on finding the best free translation app for Android users. However, what makes the application the best is relative to the user’s needs. I hope you find the one that suits you best. So here we go!

Google Translate

Well, no list could be complete without Google Translate. One of the very first translation applications for Android users. Moreover, it is free and always has been. Google translation application supports more than 100 languages and pairs 60 languages for translation back and forth. The application has many features, like a two-way conversation, translation of the text, translation of voice, translation of photos, and written copies. It is noteworthy that the less commonly a language is spoken, the more prone it is to mistakes. Moreover, that language translation may not get full technological support of features. I personally find the camera translation feature very useful as a traveler. Where you aim your camera at what you need to translate and it happens. You can also download certain languages for offline translations.

Microsoft Translator

One thing to love about the Microsoft translator is that it is completely free, with no adverts or in-app purchases. However, the application only offers translations in 70 languages. This may be less than what Google Translate offers. But it is still a fairly large number compared to most free Android translation applications. The best thing is that you can get Microsoft’s language translator app free of cost. It can translate voice, conversations, pictures, and texts. However, the image translation feature is only available for a few major languages. One great feature is that multiple people can text in a group through a generated code. Where all users converse in their own language with real-time translations. You can also use the application offline. A good application for educational and business purposes.


Yandex is a free translation application that offers its services for 90+ languages. It is among the best translator apps for Android because it offers translations for voice, text, pictures, and conversations. The app can also be used on social media and messenger applications. There are many other features, such as website translator, offline language packs, built-in dictionary, phrase collection, and you can save translations. One thing I enjoyed about the application is that you can see the translation happening simultaneously as you talk or type. The application is powered by a decent AI that recognizes most contextual cues. 

DeepL Translate 

This application has both a free version and a paid pro version. It can translate nearly 30 languages. You can translate speech, files, pictures, and text. There is a feature where you can compress the translations into shorter forms. The camera offers a dark mode, and you can bookmark phrases and words. The free version is great for small-time uses like traveling or education. However, if companies are looking to complete large-scale work in a quick time, they will probably need to get a subscription. 

SayHi Translate

SayHi is a translation software that is made for bilingual conversations. It offers translations in more than 50+ languages. Though the application is based on Microsoft’s technology. It has its own personality where it speaks out translations both in male and female voices. You can speed up or slow down these translations. You can speak in the mic or upload audio files for translations. The app is simple to use, and I would recommend it for the non-techy types. Moreover, since the app is speech-based based it can come in handy. The best part is that the application is free to use with no premiums or adverts. 

Reverso (Translate & Learn)

The application is free, but premium features can cost anywhere between $1-$30. The application offers translation in 14 languages. However, the team is working on adding more soon. When you make a prompt on the application by voice or text the results include examples of how the term is used. You can also see definitions, context, sample sentences, phrases, and conjugations. There is also a search history, quizzes, games, and flashcards to help you learn. If you are a language student, then the app is perfect for you. It is also great for those who enjoy getting into the details of other languages. 

BK Translate 

Now this is a developer on the Play Store with more than 30 language translation applications. However, these apps are specified for two language pairs. For example, Arabic to English translation or vice versa only. This is useful when your mobile is cramped for space. You can find translation apps for most of the major languages like Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and a few less common languages like Persian and Polish. There is also one app that translates more than 150 languages. You can translate using voice, handwritten copies, or voice. All applications are free, but you cannot escape those pesky adverts.


Translation applications hold immense importance in today’s society. From traveling, business, and education, to immigration. Whatever the reason may be, the need for accurate AI-based translation apps is ever-increasing. Moreover, since there is no perfect translation application as of yet. The market is open for newcomers to try their luck. AI can be prone to making mistakes in context or information. Though the numbers are improving, there is still a huge margin for improvement. It is interesting to see how the technology evolves and how many new major players come into the market.

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