5 great iPhone Live Photos-like apps for Android

Live Photos introduced with the iPhone 6s were one of the features that made Apple's latest handset stand out. After all, having the option to animate your still images right from the stock camera app without having to deal with any annoying third-party apps is great. Since its launch, Live Photos are now supported on Facebook and can easily be shared, making them probably the most popular animated image format on the web.

But what do you do if you want to capture Live Photos on your Android phone?

While there is no exact alternative that we can recommend, there is a number of apps that achieve similar effects and that work well. We have summed up 5 great Live Photos-like applications that will bring an iPhone 6s camera flavor to your Android phone images. Take a look right below.


Price: Free
Download on Android

Vine is an extremely popular app, but not many people think about it when they are looking for a Live Photos alternative. And while there is no exact match for Apple's clever new feature, Vine gets pretty close with its 6-second in-the-moment videos that allow you to express yourself in a natural way and capture that serendipitous moments in life. The big plus of Vine over other popular applications is that you can easily share Vines in all sorts of media including Facebook and Twitter, while other competitors might be closer to Apple's Live Photos concept, but don't give you an easy way to share the results.


Price: Free
Download on Android

Fyuse is another clever camera app that lets you capture images that come to live. While not necessary being a video + photo app like Live Photos, images captured with Fyuse animate as you tilt your phone. You capture pictures by moving around your subject and can then replay those moments in a quick and fun way. The nice thing about Fyuse images is that you can also easily share and embed them as HTML.

Motion Photos

Price: Free
Only available on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung has its own Live Photos alternative, only available on the latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Motion Photos captures an image, but also a short video recorded right before you press the shutter button. We also love the little transition from the moment you play the video to the way it all transitions into a still picture with a freeze-frame effect. Unfortunately, Samsung does not provide any way to share those images on Facebook or the web, so you will end up having a ton of great moments stuck on your phone.


Price: Free
Download on Android

Phogy is another app that operates on the same principle: take a picture and move it in various directions to get an animated picture (try it with selfies, if you want to have fun). The effect can then be exported as mp4 movies to share on the web.

GIF Camera

Price: Free
Download on Android

If you are after an easily-recognizable format that is somewhere between a picture and a video, you're probably looking to make GIFs. The advantage of GIFs is that they are extremely easy to share, recognizable by Facebook and everywhere on the web, and just plain cool (just don't ask us how to pronounce the word GIF!). For all your GIF intents, GIF Camera is a good way to start making some fun GIFs and then cutting them, speeding them up and slowing them down, as well as reverting the video.



1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Without lags?

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The title should be "5 great Zoe-like apps for Android".

3. Cyberchum

Posts: 1107; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

PA just can't help it. They are not the only site guilty of this sorta crimes; journalism is simply suffering.

5. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012


6. Unordinary unregistered

Why was nobody talking about these features before Apple released em'?

7. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Its simple . Apple (america) + PA(america) + ios user= dump article

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

PA is Bulgarian I think.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple is absolutely great at taking existing features, putting their own spin on them, and taking them mainstream. Marketing at its best.

8. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Soon apple will patent Zeo , sorry Live Photos

9. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Mistyped Zoe

4. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Samsung motion photo does allow sharing the small video, it's just a mp4 file and when going to the gallery there is a share button.

10. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Live photos, force touch are two feature I haven't even used 10 times in last 6 months. Doesn't these kind of features qualify for gimmick? What iOS need is support for widgets on homescreen!

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I just use animated gif on my Note 5.

14. aartiasthana

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 03, 2017

If you are looking for iPhone Live Photos ( movense.com ) for android then i want to tell you about Movense App. It supports you capture live photos on Android and can control motion using touch swipe gesture.

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