There is nothing better than a face to face conversation with family and friends. But in our busy lives, that is a rare occasion. However, with the progress of technology, video calling has come to answer that dilemma. Most of the apps today have video calling opportunities.
There was a time when I used to Skype for video calling. But, now it’s become easier. Most of the social networking app and messaging app allow you to do free video call using of VoIP technology.
Nowadays, you will get a lot of video calling app on Google Play store. But, If you have never used then you may not know which will best.
That’s why I have gathered the top 10 best video calling apps for Android to help you select only the best. You would also get basic information about them in this article.
Before I move ahead, let me tell which app that I use when I need to do video call.
I have been using Google Duo since 2017, and most of the time I use Google Duo for video calling. When I am at my home, I use my HyperX Cloud II gaming headset for video calling. Because it has noise canceling microphone via Inline Sound Card. So, it gives me crystal sound. Sometimes I do video calling via Whatsapp.
If you ask me which one is best for me? I would say you can use any one as per your choice. But, still I would suggest Google Duo, or you can use Whatsapp. Most of the Android users have installed Whatsapp on their phone. So, they don’t need to install an additional app just for video calling. Now let me share the best video calling apps for Android.
List Of 10 Best video calling apps for Android
1. Google Duo:
First of all, let’s talk about the Google Duo. This is among the very best in video calling apps segment. The user interface is clean and simple, making your experience even better. Google Duo would automatically identify you about all your contacts that also have the app installed. To make a call, all you need to do is open the app and click on the contact name you want to call.
A unique feature of the app is its tic-toc feature. With this feature, the person you call would be able to see a live video prior to answering your call. The video quality of the call and sound output are the best in class. It is truly worth your phone’s memory.
2. Google Hangout:
Google Hangout is another great option in this segment. Although it is basically a messaging service, do not be fooled by that. It is also one of the best video calling apps out there on the market. It is said to be Google’s bet against Apple’s Facetime.
The video quality and sound output are amazing, which makes it even better.
You can have conference calls with up to ten people. Not only that, but the app can also work cross-platform. That means you can call somebody from your mobile, and they can receive your call on their computer.
The app is free as well. Sometimes it comes pre-installed on your smartphone.
Skype has been arguably the most popular video calling app for Android. It is also one of the very best. The video and sound quality are exceptional. 250 million people are not using if it was not good enough.
The app can work cross-platform as well. So, you can call someone on their phone, tablet, computer, wherever you wish.
On the downside, Skype uses more data than all the other apps on the list. Also, you need an outlook account to use the app. However, this one is a minor problem as almost everyone has an account in Skype.
If you don’t want to have a lot of application on your phone, especially for video calling app, still you can do video calling. In the year of 2016, Whatsapp has launched video calling features for everyone.
As I said, if you don’t want an additional app for video calling then you use Whatsapp. Because 91% Android users use Whatsapp.
5. Video call & chat ICQ:
ICQ is one of the oldest apps on the list. The video calling quality is brilliant beyond any doubt. However, if you compare it to Skype or Google Duo, it falls just a little bit behind. The app has a built-in messaging service as well. The performance of it also good enough.
ICQ app can work on 3G internet connections. Besides, it has a password lock as well. This lets you maintain the privacy of your phone as well.
6. Imo free video calls and chat:
Imo offers you free video and voice calls at a decent quality. The user interface is simple. However, it is just too basic. The video quality is quite good, in fact, it beats Viber in this aspect.
The messaging service also performs quite well. However, the sound output could have been better.
Besides, the app does not offer many features as its competitors such as Google Duo and hangouts, Skype does. Also, as mentioned earlier, the user interface is not up to the mark.
Viber can also be your bet on the best video calling apps for Android. With this app by your side, you can make video calls and VoIP calls. Also, you can send messages from Viber as well.
There is another noted benefit. This app lets you buy Viber Out credits. With that, you can call a person on his or her usual number, even if he or she does not use Viber. Viber supports cross-platform, Android wear, and social media usage.
There is a downside though. It takes a huge data amount. So, I would suggest you use Wi-Fi instead of cellular data when using Viber.
Tango is another big name in the video calling apps for Android. It offers video calls, voice calls, and a messenger service. The user interface is simple, making your work easier. A unique feature of the app is Discovery.
This feature lets you find new people to talk in case you need to. Also, you can participate in group chats with people sharing a similar interest. Besides, the app offers filters on video calls and even a photo editor.
On the downside, the VoIP calls sometimes show significant delay and videos get pixelated. Also, you can not block anyone in this app.
Line is another great video calling app that I have ever used. I just love this app, but as of now, I am using Google DUO for video calling. You can do free VOIP call and instant message to your friends.
You can do group video chat maximum 200 friends simultaneously in your Line group. As of now, Line has more than 200million users worldwide. You can use Line app on your iOS device as well. You will get a lot of emoticons and stickers.
If you want to make some fun while doing the video call, then you can use this app. This will give free instant messaging features, and you can send stickers, Doodle, play games during video calling.
You can do group voice chat; I love this features. However, you can do the same suing LINE app. Another great feature is you can record video and voice call. You can stream live video and share your moment.
So, these are the top 10 best video calling apps for Android. I hope the article was helpful as well as enjoyable. If you think I have missed something, let me know in the comments below. Please share this post with your friends, social media.
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