What are the best QR scanners for Android?

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    #1QR & Barcode Scanner

    QR & Barcode Scanner
    QR & Barcode Scanner is a free app developed by Gamma Play which can read code types such as ISBN, URL, location, and e-mail. It features coupon code scanning for receiving discounts from shops.  
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Hemant Nair
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "I am always a little skeptical when downloading new apps to my phone but decided to give this one a shot. I have never been so glad that I took a risk. The app downloaded quickly and easily and did not tie up a lot of valuable space on my phone with unnecessary stuff. This app is extremely easy to use and is like having an entire product library right at your fingertips. "
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    #2QR Code Reader

    QR Code Reader

    QR Code Reader is an app that reads QR codes and scans barcodes. It can also generate new codes, texts, links, emails, and more. Users can even share or save the generated codes. QR Code Reader works with any Android device.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sergey Gaykov
    Written on December 19, 2018
    "I often need a QR Code Reader on my phone and it has always been a problem because PlayMarket is filled with low-quality apps that all consist of annoying ads. And finally, I've found a well-designed app that has great performance. Totally recommend to anybody who need to scan a QR codes on mobile."
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    #3Generator QR Code

    Generator QR Code

    Generator QR Code is a free app developed by Abed Putra in 2017. It supports codes like data matrix, Aztec code, EAN-8, and ITF which includes an easy process in access. An upgrade is available that doesn't contain ads. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kelly Stanley
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "After I used this in shopping clothes, I could say that this is one of the best QR scanner. It contains ads but the efficiency of this app is so fast!"

WHAT'S THE MEANING?

QR code is an abbreviation that stands for Quick Response code. It is a machine-readable type of a 2-dimensional matrix barcode.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that QR codes where first used as a tool for manufacturing cars? It started way back in 1994, when Denso Wave, a subsidiary of Toyota, designed the enhanced barcode. They created it to help track the status of vehicles and parts in the manufacturing phase. Thus, got its name from its high-speed encoding rate feature. After some time, Denso Wave's innovation spurred out more demand for barcodes. It included ones that had more variations and could store more data.

And with smartphones adapting advanced technology today, reading the code is easy. The rise of QR scanners for Android, as well as for iOS, compensates the said increase in demand. In line with that, downloading and installing some apps for mobile phones becomes easy. Why? Modern developers are using QR codes instead of links. You only need to have a barcode scanner app on your device and voila! In an instant, you already have the application installed! As you can see, what started as a utility for speeding up the process manufacturing vehicles and its parts is now used widely worldwide.

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    #4Smart Scan

    Smart Scan

    Smart Scan is a free app developed by Sound Sleep Group that scans QR and barcodes. It features multiple QR scan results with all types, supported by flashlight and document, and history details. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Rose Barnes
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "What I liked with this app is the use of flashlight when scanning codes. It's an amazing feature for me. "
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    #5QR Droid

    QR Droid
    QR Droid is an app developed by DroidLa for scanning QR codes, barcodes, and data matrix. It features auto-sync on Google Drive account, QR code zapping for Wi-Fi networks, and creating XQR codes. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kathleen Jordan
    Written on September 13, 2017
    "Perfect for my Galaxy Samsung phone since this is on the google play store and available for android. I would most likely download this app for a QR scanner. It has 348k reviews and it's not just a no-name app with those numbers of reviews and a solid 4 out of 5 star rating. I've only ever had a need to scan in QR codes which this handles, and I like that it's free!"
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    #6QR Code Reader

    QR Code Reader
    QR Code Reader is an Android app offering code scanning options from your mobile device. With the help of your camera and with a single touch, you can activate your scanner.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Tiffany Wan
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "This does exactly what I needed it to do, just as well as any other app of its kind. I needed a simple app for scanning QR codes, and this does the trick. Glad I found it!"
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    #7QR Scanner & Barcode Maker

    QR Scanner & Barcode Maker

    QR Scanner & Barcode Maker allows you to read and create personalized barcodes. The app supports all major barcode formats. If you want to scan a code, just point the camera at the code and it will show you the information available.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jacqueline Cruz
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "A QR scanner and at the same time, barcode maker? It is so coooll! I have an online shop and I can now make my own barcodes for my products. "
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    #8ShopSavvy Barcode & QR Scanner

    ShopSavvy Barcode & QR Scanner

    ShopSavvy Barcode & QR Scanner helps you save money by finding the best deal for any product: scan any barcode or search for any product and the app will show you who has the best prices to make sure you're getting the lowest prices. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Marilyn Reid
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "When I used this in my groceries, after scanning, there is a comparison of prices. I can now choose the most efficient product for me."
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    #9Google Goggles

    Google Goggles

    Google Goggles is an app developed by Google LLC that scans pictures or QR codes that provide information. It can also read a text in English, French, Italian, and German by translating it into the desired language. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Tammy Robinson
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "I just discovered that this app that it can also scan QR codes. I just use it for scanning pictures and get details. Now, I can use it for shopping. "
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    #10i-nigma QR and Barcode Scanner

    i-nigma QR and Barcode Scanner

    i-nigma QR and Barcode Scanner is a free application developed by 3GVision in 2015 for Android devices that read DataMatrix, EAN and QR codes. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Kathy Russell
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "This is so good! I don't have to preset code types before scanning a QR code. I can also access it my Facebook. ;)"
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    #11Norton Snap

    Norton Snap

    Norton Snap is a QR code scanner that developed by NortonMobile. It features detecting threats of a website before scanning a code and blocks it to your phone to avoid leaking of personal details. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Alice Porter
    Written on June 29, 2018
    "It just doesn't' scan but also secures my phone from security threats and this is what I use when there are suspicious codes that should be checked."
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    #12QR Code Scanner

    QR Code Scanner

    QR Code Scanner is an app created by Browsio and the free version of QR Code Scanner Pro. This app can read all types of QR or barcodes from URLs, texts, and email which is compatible on Android devices. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Bilal Naveed
    Written on August 27, 2018
    "This app is quite useful and full of featured . the most special feature i like most is you can create your own qr code . you can hide any information behind the qrcode and share it with your friends and family. i really recommend this app"

Summary

Best What are the best QR scanners for Android
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1QR & Barcode ScannerApps 3 Free
2QR Code ReaderApps 2 Free
3Generator QR CodeApps 1 Free
4Smart ScanApps 1 Free
5QR DroidApps 0 Free
6QR Code ReaderApps 0 Free
7QR Scanner & Barcode MakerApps 0 Free
8ShopSavvy Barcode & QR ScannerApps 0 Free
9Google GogglesApps 0 Free
10i-nigma QR and Barcode ScannerApps -1 Free
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