Skype for Android

Skype for Android

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 16 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.9.0.315
File Size:
10.02MB
Date Added:
October 25, 2012
Price:
Free; Requires Android phone
Operating Systems:
Android 2.1/2.2
Total Downloads:
279,422
Downloads Last Week:
804
Product ranking:
#3 in SMS Tools
Additional Requirements:
Compatible with 2.1 and above.

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Editors' review

We were already impressed years ago when Skype was first introduced on a full OS, but when its video call features are applied on a mobile OS, it gets even better.

The familiar blue-and-white interface makes a comeback in the mobile version of Skype. Things are a little simplified, of course, but the critical elements are easily accessible. You can quickly build up your contact list with the option to import all of your contact information from your phone's list. The call quality was high in our tests, and the video calls didn't lag and appeared very natural. This version of Skype adds the option to use your back camera as an alternate video feed unit in case you want to show something to the person you are talking to, which helped make calls seem even more dynamic. Skype communication standards are still applicable with the mobile version, so there are no additional charges if you contact another smartphone that also uses the Skype app.

With this version, we think that Skype brings one of the best VoIP experiences that you can have for a mobile unit. Recommended for any user.

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  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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    Results 1-6 of 6

  • 5 stars

    "I like this very much, and I can afford it!"

    August 29, 2014   |   By PortlandTester1

    Version: Skype 4.4.0.34403

    Pros

    It's great - I can call local or long distance for next to nothing!

    Cons

    Sometimes my calls cut out, but I think that's my Internet connection.

    Summary



    Updated on Sep 1, 2014

    Once again, a life saver over the weekend at no extra charge - yay!

    Updated on Sep 1, 2014

    Once again, I used it this weekend to keep in touch with peeps far away - yay Skype!

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic for staying in touch!"

    August 29, 2014   |   By bzieltest

    Version: Skype 4.4.0.34403

    Pros

    Lets me stay in touch with people overseas with ease.

    Cons

    Video and audio can get choppy with low bandwidth connections.

    Summary



    Updated on Aug 29, 2014

    This is an economical way to stay in touch, especially with people in different time zones - much less expensive than long distance mobile costs!

    Updated on Sep 3, 2014

    Wow - this thing is awesome, not sure if I said that yet!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "I use it all the time!"

    August 28, 2014   |   By cbsitestuser

    Version: Skype 4.4.0.34403

    Pros

    I love it - it helps me stay in touch with loved ones overseas.

    Cons

    If you have a slow connection the video and audio will freeze or start/stop, or do this weird audio drag thing - sounds like you're in the matrix.

    Summary

    Cheaper than long distance phone calls, allows for video if everyone's devices and connections can handle it. Wouldn't stay in touch with a lot of my people if not for Skype.

    Updated on Aug 29, 2014

    This is a great, cheap way to stay in touch!

    Updated on Sep 3, 2014

    whoa whoa whoa whoa

    Updated on Sep 3, 2014

    the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy fox

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  • 4 stars

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    August 22, 2014   |   By uploadsecure

    Version: Skype 4.4.0.34403

    Pros

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  • 5 stars

    "I just love skype"

    August 05, 2014   |   By gladinga

    Version: Skype 4.4.0.34403

    Pros

    The best way to communicate with my parents from overseas, and.... for free!

    Cons

    I don't see any con.

    Summary



    Updated on Sep 19, 2014

    very user friendly

    Updated on Sep 19, 2014

    very user friendly

    Updated on Sep 19, 2014

    pretty cool

    Updated on Sep 19, 2014

    pretty cool

    Updated on Sep 19, 2014

    pretty cool

    Updated on Sep 19, 2014

    pretty cool

    Updated on Sep 19, 2014

    pretty cool

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  • 5 stars

    "Love this app forever"

    July 28, 2014   |   By rsugianto

    Version: Skype 4.4.0.34403

    Pros

    Simple yet powerful

    Cons

    No cons of course.. Just love it

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