How to Compress Videos on Android with Handbrake

Make those massive videos easier to share.

Having the ability to record 4K videos on your Android phone is amazing, but sometimes the highest quality is too much. If you want to reduce the size of a video, your best option is to compress it.

Video compression is the process of reducing the number of bits required to display a video. It aims to shrink the video while maintaining the original quality. This results in a smaller file size that is easier to share or upload. When searching for a video compression app on the Play Store, you'll come across many options. However, most of these apps are filled with ads, in-app purchases, and unnecessary permissions, which can make them feel sketchy.

So, which app should you choose? We recommend using the free app "Handbrake+ for Android."

Although it contains ads, it doesn't have any in-app purchases and only requires permission to access your media files. As of July 2023, it has over one million downloads and a rating of 4.2/5. Most importantly, the developer assures that the app doesn't collect data or share anything with third parties.