While using Android to face time may have seemed impossible before, the task has now been simplified as face timing comes powerfully on Android with amazing flexibility and customization. For those who may feel there is more needed, there are great apps on Android that serve as alternatives for Facetime and even come with greater versatility.

All the apps in this category have been tested using standard Wi-Fi connection on Galaxy Note 3 and 4G LTE. It is also worth keeping in mind that these apps will need steady Wi-Fi connection to work efficiently.

  1. Hangouts

This app can be given the thumbs up for having come such a pretty long way to what it is currently. However, it has received considerable dislike from a number of users but this has mainly been as a result of vague promises about its features from its developers.

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This app does great at video calls and has very minimal hitches that might come up during running of the app. The video chat feature works pretty well on most devices. Compared to Facetime, this app beats the former with its versatility. However, Facetime stands taller when it comes to user interface.

  1. Skype

This has been rated as the top app for video chats on Android due to a number of reasons, among them being its impressive easy-to-use UI, stability, etc. Despite a few short-comings, this app still stands out with its ability to give a unique chatting experience.

This app also allows you to share videos and pictures as well as files and landline numbers at quite a cheap fee. Compared to Facetime, Skype appears as quite some force to reckon with. However, Facetime gets a bit of the edge over Skype when it comes to OS matters since Skype is not incorporated into any OS.

  1. Messenger

This app was another one of those inventions that felt the blunt edge of mass uproar as it had nothing unique from its main app. However, tweaks have given the app a new look over time with better chatting that allows you to have great video chats and smooth sharing of photos. This app takes contacts from your list of Facebook friends.

Despite having an interface that’s a bit drab, Facebook Messenger still has quite an edge over Facetime mainly due to its ability to allow you connect with all your friends unlike on Facetime.

  1. Imo

This app does not come with any unique feature but its user interface makes it quite simple to use and enjoyable too. It was also noted that calls made using this app never dropped despite the duration, unlike on Skype where calls would drop after about an hour. All you need to do is get familiar with the app.

Imo and Facetime seem to draw in this match and choosing boils down to personal preference. However, one might give more attention to Imo due to its uninterrupted chatting sessions and fun-to-use stickers.

  1. Viber

At first encounter, one would dismiss this app as a Whatsapp knock-off due to its logo. However, encounter with this app will leave you surprised as it comes with much better quality audio, uses less data and has fairly good video chats.

In comparison to Facetime, this app might get the votes for its voice chats but not video chats, which Facetime is better at.

  1. Tango

This app comes with a unique presentation of its theme colors and general design. It also makes work easier for you by putting all the essential buttons at the screen’s bottom. It also provides top-notch quality video calls.

The short-comings of this app is that its call button is a bit too far on the screen’s top which makes one strain a bit when scrolling with one hand. It also comes with background noises that can be a nuisance.

In comparison to Facetime, this app gets the upper hand when it comes to connection as it works well even in low internet connections. However, both have equally good UI.

Other apps such as Oovoo, Whatsapp Messenger, Line and Hike messenger also serve as great alternatives for Facetime. Bottom line is, should you feel you need to explore more features to make the best out of your face timing, then these apps should really give you all the options you need.

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