Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the pic quality gets crooked. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is visible that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not indeed a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Leap to a section

Skype

Skype is very likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated pictures has enlargened significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft possesses Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the yam-sized multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not truly like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see good results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively slick.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The thickest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving photos to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, photo and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly superb tho’). You get decent quality photos and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outward problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much fatter than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very plain, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the plainness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent photo quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This plainness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while challenging apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the picture quality gets crooked. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is demonstrable that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not truly a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Leap to a section

Skype

Skype is very likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated photos has enlargened significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft wields Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the phat multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not indeed like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see superb results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively sleek.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The fattest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving pictures to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, picture and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly fine tho’). You get decent quality pics and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outer problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much fatter than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very elementary, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the plainness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent pic quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This plainness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while contesting apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the pic quality gets contorted. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is visible that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not indeed a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Hop to a section

Skype

Skype is most likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated pictures has enhanced significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft wields Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the big multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not indeed like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see excellent results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively sleek.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The largest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving pictures to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, picture and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly good tho’). You get decent quality pics and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outer problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much fatter than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very elementary, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the plainness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent pic quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This simpleness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while rivaling apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the pic quality gets contorted. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is evident that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not truly a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Hop to a section

Skype

Skype is most likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated pictures has enhanced significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft wields Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the thick multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not truly like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see good results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively sleek.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The largest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving pics to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, pic and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly fine tho’). You get decent quality pics and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outer problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much thicker than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very elementary, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the plainness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent picture quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This plainness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while contesting apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the pic quality gets crooked. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is visible that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not indeed a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Leap to a section

Skype

Skype is very likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated pics has enlargened significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft wields Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the meaty multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not indeed like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see excellent results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively slick.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The thickest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving photos to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, photo and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly fine tho’). You get decent quality photos and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outer problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much thicker than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very plain, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the plainness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent picture quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This simpleness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while rivaling apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the picture quality gets twisted. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is demonstrable that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not truly a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Hop to a section

Skype

Skype is very likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated pictures has enlargened significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft wields Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the yam-sized multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not truly like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see fine results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively sleek.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The largest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving pictures to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, picture and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly superb tho’). You get decent quality photos and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outer problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much fatter than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very ordinary, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the plainness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent photo quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This simpleness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while challenging apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the pic quality gets contorted. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is evident that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not indeed a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Leap to a section

Skype

Skype is very likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated photos has enlargened significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft possesses Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the gigantic multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not indeed like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see superb results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively slick.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The thickest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving pictures to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, photo and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly fine however). You get decent quality photos and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outward problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much fatter than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very plain, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the plainness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent pic quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This plainness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while contesting apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the photo quality gets crooked. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is evident that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not truly a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Hop to a section

Skype

Skype is most likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated photos has enhanced significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft wields Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the thick multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not indeed like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see fine results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively sleek.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The fattest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving photos to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, picture and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly superb tho’). You get decent quality pictures and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outward problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much thicker than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very plain, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the plainness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent pic quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This plainness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while contesting apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the pic quality gets crooked. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is demonstrable that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not truly a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Leap to a section

Skype

Skype is most likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated pictures has enlargened significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft wields Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the meaty multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not truly like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see excellent results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively slick.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The fattest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving photos to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, photo and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly good however). You get decent quality pictures and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outward problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much thicker than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very ordinary, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the simpleness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent photo quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This simpleness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while challenging apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the photo quality gets crooked. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is visible that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not indeed a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Hop to a section

Skype

Skype is very likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated pictures has enlargened significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft wields Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the yam-sized multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not truly like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see fine results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively slick.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The fattest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving pictures to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, photo and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly good tho’). You get decent quality pics and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outer problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much thicker than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very elementary, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the plainness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent photo quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This plainness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while challenging apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the pic quality gets contorted. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is visible that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not indeed a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Hop to a section

Skype

Skype is most likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated photos has enlargened significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft possesses Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the meaty multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not truly like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see superb results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively sleek.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The fattest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving photos to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, picture and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly excellent however). You get decent quality photos and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outer problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much thicker than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very plain, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the plainness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent pic quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This plainness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while rivaling apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Movie talk comparison: Skype vs Messenger vs FaceTime vs Viber vs Duo

Many applications permit you to have voice and movie conversions, which, unlike telephone technology of old, are transmitted via the internet. But how do you choose among all these apps? Read on for which movie talk app you should choose for Android.

Before we present the advantages and disadvantages of each of these applications, it is significant to clarify several things. The quality of the movie and fluidity depends on many factors, ranging from internet connection to the front camera quality.

The worse the connection, the more the call sputters and the photo quality gets twisted. By the same logic, if the picture quality of your front camera is bad, it is evident that you shouldn’t expect miracles, especially when your lighting is poor. The phone’s spectacle may also be a factor, but flagships are not indeed a problem, just low-end devices and some mid-range.

Below are some popular applications to communicate directly in real time with movie.

Hop to a section

Skype

Skype is very likely the most popular application of this list, and it’s not for nothing. This was primarily the big starlet on computers (Windows, Mac and Linux) and, faced with such popularity, a mobile version was obviously necessary.

Unlike other instant messaging applications, Skype does not use your phone number to identify you. You must create an account using an email address, permitting a bit more anonymity. You don’t have to provide your main email address or real name.

Skype permits you to do more or less everything possible from a normal movie talk app: text, audio and movie. The number of emojis and animated photos has enlargened significantly in latest years, making the application a little less unspoiled. Sending files is of course possible, as well as taking photos and movies directly from the application.

Regarding audio and movie calls, I can say from practice that the quality is very satisfactory. Again, it all depends on the device used and the quality of the connection, but overall it’s very fluid on the audio front, slightly less with movie but it also depends on the camera quality. What may appeal to some is that you can make group movie calls.

The quality of a Skype call depends on the device and connection. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Skype

The fact that Microsoft wields Skype may bother some. The Redmond, Washington company has appropriated Skype and obviously uses it in its own way. So confidentiality and management of your privacy may be questionable, like all of the giant multinationals.

The application has been greatly simplified since a while ago when it was rather slow. Today it is a little too simplistic for my taste, even childish. Also, I do not indeed like the light blue (which also reminds me of the old version of TouchWiz). Well, that’s a matter of taste.

Another negative: the complexity of the contacts. Some courier directly analyzes the directory to find out whether the contacts on Skype could be added to your list (and if your contact accepts you). This is not a big effort for most, but for some it can be a little more difficult.

FaceTime

FaceTime is an application designed exclusively for Apple products. It is present by default on all MacBooks, iPads and any iPhone. Unlike other applications of this list, FaceTime has a clear, clean and precise objective: audio and movie communication. Clearly, this application offers no superfluous functions: no smileys, text, gifs, etc. Its interface is uncluttered – to our delight.

Having a minimalist interface and functions is a good idea and through this Apple is able to keep the quality high. It is unlikely to say which application on this list is the best because too many factors come into account, but several of my colleagues consider this application as the best in the field (and these are Android fans!).

FaceTime is the starlet of Apple. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about FaceTime

If you are looking ‘Swiss Army knife’ app that permits you to talk and immortalize moments in pictures, you do not want FaceTime. You can install WhatsApp Messenger, Viber or Skype, but FaceTime will not meet your needs.

Keep in mind that this is an application from Apple, it is designed for Apple users. If you want to make movie calls with contacts that do not have an iPhone or Mac, it will go through another application.

Viber

Viber is an alternative to the giants of communication. In practice, it permits for more or less the same as its competitors: texting, sending pictures, emoji, possibility taking a picture or movie and sending files saved on the phone.

The advantage of this application is that it can be used on numerous platforms, including PC (even Linux). So you can make movie calls your smartphone when you’re outside, and from your computer or tablet when you are home. In addition to this, it scans your Viber contacts (like with WhatsApp). This is very convenient because you do not have to add contacts by hand.

Regarding movie calls, there is nothing special to report since the application does what is expected. Again, do not expect to see superb results if you do not have a quality camera and a good internet connection. But from what I could see (and what you can see for yourself even in the picture below), the picture is clear and the movie relatively slick.

In terms of quality, Viber is pretty good, but unluckily underused. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Viber

Viber requires a lot of permissions, which can cause problems for the most cautious of us. But the real problem is not security but rather the number of application users: many have installed and then quickly uninstalled because their contacts do not use the app. Viber is a typical example of a good application that cannot win against the competition.

(Facebook) Messenger

The fattest advantage to Messenger is that everyone uses it. And since everyone uses Facebook, many people use Messenger. In summary, if you use Facebook, it is very likely that you’ll find all your contacts directly within the application. You can also use the app without your Facebook account, which then necessitates a phone number.

Messenger offers text messaging, emojis and a large number of moving pics to convey emotion lightly. It is possible you to make audio and movie calls for free, as long as you are connected to the internet, of course.

With texts as well as voice communications, you can go through the groups and talk with several people at once, which is a handy feature. Regarding sending files, of course you can access all your files and transfer them to your contacts. You can also share your location or take a photo or movie directly from the application.

As explained in the introduction, photo and sound quality depends on several factors but overall quality on Messenger is good (not particularly superb tho’). You get decent quality pictures and resolution. From what I can tell, this is not comparable to Duo and FaceTime, the quality seems much better on these two applications.

Messenger is the most popular but not the best. / © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Messenger

As often with Facebook (and Google, for that matter), confidentiality and management of private data is often questionable. You either give your number or use Facebook, not to mention the necessary authorizations, data management, etc.

Facebook has improved the safety of its application (and that of WhatsApp) improving data encryption (end-to-end). This certainly protects possible outward problems to the network but not ownership and resale of private data.

Another negative point, it’s not possible to configure notifications by category (message, call, etc.). So you must choose: either you receive all notifications or receive none. The size of this application has often been criticized in the past but Messenger is not much thicker than other instant messaging applications.

Google Duo

The application has only been out a day so it is best to avoid going too far in telling that it is excellent and/or better than another movie talk app. What is certain is that it is considered the FaceTime of Android, the only difference is that calls are only on movie while FaceTime permits audio calls. Google, however, said it also plans to implement a voice call function. Anyway, you can find it on the Play Store.

Like FaceTime, the interface is very ordinary, if not even simpler since Duo has a single large button that permits you to choose the contact to call. A Swipe up permits you to see your latest calls and a menu which can be handy if you plan to use it frequently.

My colleagues told me that movie quality is good but I want to clarify again that this depends very on your connection. As noted by my colleague Hans-Georg in his review, it may be just an attempt to see if such a market is promising to determine whether the application merits further consideration or not. This would explain the simpleness of the application.

From what I could see, Duo offers excellent picture quality. © AndroidPIT

What’s not good about Duo

This simpleness is both a bliss and a curse. Users can lightly understand how it works, but why use an application that you can only movie talk while rivaling apps do the same and more?

While Apple reserves FaceTime for its own customers, Google offers Duo to everyone. Unluckily, unlike its competitor, Apple, Duo can only be installed / used on a single device. Regrettably, not everyone wants to use their smartphone to communicate, many of us would like to use it from our computer or our tablet. Maybe this will switch in the future.

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