Skype

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 16 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.4.0.34403
File Size:
10.02MB
Date Added:
November 07, 2013
Price:
Free; Requires Android phone
Operating Systems:
Android 2.1/2.2
Total Downloads:
284,717
Downloads Last Week:
811
Product ranking:
#3 in SMS Tools
Additional Requirements:
Compatible with 2.1 and above.

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Editors' review

Skype brings to your device the essential desktop experience of the immensely popular communications service, making a positive impression with its beautifully simplified interface and the high audio and video call quality it offers. While this app proves to be at least as fun and accessible as the original software, you will have to put up with occasional quirks like dropped calls or app crashes mid call.

Pros

Portability: Skype for Android features the voice/video call and instant messaging with file sharing features of the original app and bundles them up in an accessible UI with a pleasant layout, proving to be more handy to use than the desktop version in many cases.

Gorgeous video calls: If your device comes with a good camera, the fluid, lag-free video call quality this app offers is up there with FaceTime. Moreover, you can use the back camera to share what you see.

Cons

Service issues: From time to time calls are dropped or fail to connect for no good reason. Though this feels more like a server than app issue, it remains annoying.

Crashes: The app is prone to crash occasionally during video calls, especially if the other person uses a desktop or non-Android device.

Bottom Line

This version of Skype for mobile devices proves highly appealing despite its occasional performance issues. Visually and in terms of features, this is probably the best VoIP app for Android. Download it right now, but keep in mind that its performance will likely depend on your specs and OS version.

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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:

    4.8

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 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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