What are the best full screen caller ID apps for Android?

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    #1CallApp

    CallApp

    CallApp is a free app that allows users to know who calls them and block marketers and unwanted calls. Users will also be able to record phone calls and look up for every number to see where it comes from. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gregory Hart
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "Not satisfied with the way Android normally handles caller ID and call screening, I downloaded this app to give it a shot and I'm really impressed with how well it works. Not only does it have a lot of features everything feels tightly integrated and it even follows Googles design which is something that really gets under my skin when an app does not. "
  2. 12

    #2Truecaller

    Truecaller
    Truecaller is a caller ID app for identifying callers and protecting phone identity against unwanted spammers. Users will be able to expand their contact list and reach preferred contacts with ease.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Laura Freeman
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Truecaller is a nice way to get caller ID on the whole screen of an Android phone. It will put up a picture, name and location of a legitimate caller and identify spam calls and SMS in friendly bright red with the number of Spam reports received, so you can skip the calls you want. The group SMS feature is nice, and the caller ID even works for calls you've missed! "
  3. 12

    #3Whoscall

    Whoscall

    Whoscaller will help you identify every call you get and block unwanted calls from spammers and marketers. It also features an offline database to identify any number without internet connection. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Julie Wagner
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "Really helpful app for screening my calls. I am now able to block unwanted calls from telemarketers easily. Occasionally it will not pop up when I get a call, but that problem has been infrequent."

WHAT’S THE MEANING?

According to Techopedia, a Caller ID (also known as Calling Line Identification) is a telephone feature available in analog and digital telephone systems that displays the caller’s phone number on the recipient’s phone device when there is an incoming call. In some cases, alongside the phone number is the location of the caller. It has two types: 1.) The Single Data Message Format (SDMF) that only displays the caller’s telephone number, the date, and the time of the call and 2.) The Multiple Data Message Format (MDMF) which also displays the name aside from the number.

DID YOU KNOW?

The ambitious quest for a technology that will automatically identify a telephone caller from the recipient’s end was pioneered by the communications engineer Theodore George Paraskevakos in Athens, Greece. After successfully developing a prototype transmitter and receiver, several telephone companies became interested in the new-born technology. Initially, telephone companies wanted to exploit it by charging customers every time they provide a caller id. As the technology progressed, people felt the pressing need to have it especially in realms of business. For instance, call center companies have seen great benefits of using an automatic caller id. According to sources, it increases connection rates because recipients are more likely to pick up and entertain calls from numbers that are of similar area codes and consequently leading to an increase in callbacks.

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    #4Mr. Number

    Mr. Number
    Mr. Number is an app that easily blocks unwanted calls, as well as identify & stop spam, scam, and fraud. Users indicate the numbers to block and the app will automatically block them so they will stop. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Saúl González
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "The in app purchases and the fact that I can block my calls and numbers on my phone make this an obsolete application. It does allow it to show you who has been trying to call but that feature is the only one my phone does not have. The application is for those that have not read the features the phone they own already has."
  2. 11

    #5Hiya

    Hiya

    Hiya is a free app that helps users identify and block scam calls, as well as prevent spammers and marketers from calling. Available for both Android and iOS devices, it uses a reverse search system to know whoever called the user.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Marie Duncan
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "Finally a way to find out who keeps calling me every morning at 6 AM. Using Hiya I was able to confidently block that call as well as other telemarketers. Now I have far fewer annoying interruptions."
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    #6BIG! Full Screen Caller ID

    BIG! Full Screen Caller ID

    This app will allow you to get a full screen image of whoever is calling you. If you think that profile images are too tiny and you have problem knowing who is calling you, this is the perfect app for you. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Aadhya Chauhan
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "looks very useful for people who have trouble seeing the screen. it does have some bugs and won't let you change the picture easily but may be worth it to be able to see who is calling."
  4. 5

    #7Calls Blacklist

    Calls Blacklist

    Calls Blacklist is an app by Vlad Lee. It blocks both calls and SMS, preventing anyone from getting calls or messages from unwanted, private or unknown numbers. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Carl Gibson
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "This isn't really a Caller ID app per se, but it's still an okay app for call and sms blocking. It's nice being able to block telemarketers or someone trying to harass you. So overall? Decent app. Not really what I was looking for though. "
  5. 4

    #8Call Screen Pro

    Call Screen Pro

    Call Screen Pro - HD Caller Screen (Animation+GIF) is an Android app that lets users change the incoming call screen into various templates to choose from. It also features numerous photo effects to use as contact photos.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Esy Naghy
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "I think is best incoming call screen with ability to choose from lots of gifs. Also has a template for bigger contact photo with blur effect."

Summary

Best What are the best full screen caller ID apps for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1CallAppApps 14 Free
2TruecallerApps 12 Free
3WhoscallApps 12 Free
4Mr. NumberApps 12 Free
5HiyaApps 11 Free
6BIG! Full Screen Caller IDApps 8 Free
7Calls BlacklistApps 5 Free
8Call Screen ProApps 4 Free
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