Video call technology, which was first displayed publicly at Disneyland and the 1964 New York World’s Fair, with the first transcontinental video call between the two venues made on April 20, 1964, will be the next big trend in communications using your Android Smartphone and Tablet.
You can use Video call feature to communicate with distant friends and relatives. You can even use video call conference it to hold important group or business meetings. With the recent crash in internet data price and emergence of cheap Android smartphones and tablets, video calling will possible be the replacement of the ‘normal’ Internet calling via VoIP, not to mention the WhatsApp call feature and the Facebook group call which is gaining prominence.
Presently, there are several apps you can use to video call and in this article, we will be discussing the top 5 best apps to video call with your Android smartphones and tablets.
The Top 5 Free best apps to video call with your Android
I am placing it on No. 1 spot because Skype is the most famous app from the list, and for several reasons. Skype actually became synonymous with the concept of video calling. Though the service first video call was really simple, the mobile experience of Skype was for a long time not good. This made it to loose it’s popularity and was less downloaded from Google Play.[irp]
At the end of 2014, Microsoft carried through some important changes on the app making the video quality of calls and the stability of the video calls to improve drastically, and also the design became sleeker. Even at that, several tips to improve your video Skyping has been made available. Although Skype does consume the vast majority of MBs, it is the best app for video calling. In addition, many people and organisation have a Skype account and you can carry out quality video calls at any time with this app.
IMO is a smooth, free v0ice and video calling app, with a very cool and easy to use interface. IMO is so clear and easy to use that you’ll wonder why you haven’t been using it till now, and the good part is that IMO is very data friendly. Since users can send and receive endless numbers of messages and make free video and voice calls. They can save cost on mobile operator charges.
IMO makes use of SSL/TLS security technology to encrypt its video and calls as well as protect its chats, so your chats are totally secured. IMO Messenger app is optimized for Android as the operating system can no longer be wished away as the other alternative by mobile phone application developers. IMO Messenger is easily available on nearly all platforms, which means that you can share videos, send photos, and make high definition video and voice calls over Wi-Fi, 4G and 3G networks.
The Tango app is said to have the best design but is the least popular. It is mostly popular in Asian countries but in Europe, it is not widely known. Tango video calling works surprisingly well and the quality is relatively good too. An interesting feature of Tango is the ability to play games while video calling, ranging from chess to butter, cheese and eggs. It is thereby fun while gaming directly to see the reaction of your opponent.
Viber, with 5 million plus install, is perhaps a bit of an unknown name in this list. Viber messenger uses your phone’s internet connection (whether Wi-Fi or your data plan) to let you send text messages, share photos & videos, add stickers, or make VoiP calls and video chats – all for FREE! The quality of the video calls is okay and not take a lot of data. The desktop apps are also available, which you can also use to Viber video call from your computer or laptop.
Hangouts is the official messages app from Google, which also makes it possible to call people via VoIP and video calling. Hangouts Video calls are easily accessible primarily because almost anyone with an Android phone uses the service. After all; if you have a Google Account, you also have a Hangouts account by default.
The quality and use of data, however, are somewhat disappointing. So the video quality is not very well, and the service consume relatively much data. The advantage of Hangouts is that the app is used by a huge audience as well as very easy to use. The fun about the app is that, while video calling, it is possible to add all kinds of crazy effects like a pirate hat or crown on your head.
Here we go! You can pick from the about list and conclude on which suits you best for video call. However, there are several other apps that supports video but this is just our top 5 best video call apps for Android devices and Smartphones. Which one have you used and what has been your experience?