Top 5 Android Apps & Games of the Week (August 19, 2016)


Every week, hundreds of Android apps and games are submitted to the Play Store. If you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff. Every week we will highlight five of the best new or overlooked apps and games. You’re sure to find some hidden gems in these recommendations. Go forth and download!

1. Duo

Duo is Google’s new minimalistic 1-to-1 video calling app. The setup process simply requires you to validate your smartphone’s phone number and then you’ll be able to video call any of your contacts who have Duo installed. Video quality is quite good even on a 3G connection. The app’s standout feature is Knock, Know – a live preview which allows users to see the video of the person calling them before answering.

DOWNLOAD: Duo – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Installs: 500,000 – 1,000,000

2. Sleep Timer

If you like listening to music or watching Netflix while falling asleep, Sleep Timer is made for you. Just set the timer and Sleep Timer will turn off your media when the time runs out. The app is fairly customizable, even allowing you to jump right into the app of choice when starting the timer.

DOWNLOAD: Sleep Timer – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Installs: 1,000,000 – 5,000,000

3. Disney Mix

Disney Mix is a new messaging application for Kids from Disney. Kids can message their friends, challenge them to a handful of built-in games, customize their animated avatar and send hundreds of Disney-themed memes. Disney Mix doesn’t currently support image and video sharing, but the feature is coming in a future update.

DOWNLOAD: Disney Mix – Google Play

  • Price: Free
  • In-app Purchases: No
  • Rating: 4.0/5
  • Installs: 50,000 – 100,000

4. Sports Games

Those who have enjoyed watching the summer Olympics will likely enjoy Sports Games – a fun Olympics-themed game. The controls are simple – just tap the screen when your athlete runs over specific areas to boost his speed or jump. You’ll get to compete in the 100-meter run, hurdles, javelin throw, and long jump. The game can be quite addictive since events start as soon as one is completed.

DOWNLOAD: Sports Games – Google Play

  • Price: Yes
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Installs: 100,000 – 500,000

5. Deus Ex GO


Deus Ex GO is a turn-based stealth puzzle game set in the Deus Ex universe. The game features a light narrative, an immersive soundtrack and intriguing turn-based puzzles to solve in order to move through the game’s levels and defeat the enemy. Just be sure to keep a level head as some of the puzzles appear to be unsolvable at first glance. This is a must download for those who have enjoyed Hitman Go and Lara Croft Go.

DOWNLOAD: Deus Ex GO – Google Play

  • Price: $4.99
  • In-app Purchases: Yes
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Installs: 1,000 – 5,000


More Best Apps & Games

Our Download This series includes the best apps and games you should be downloading. We also have more lists for the best apps and games on Android. Check them out below!



Nick Gray
I'm a life-long tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC. After writing about tech for more than a decade, I jumped at the opportunity to take on the role of Editor in Chief at Phandroid. Please contact me at [email protected].

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