1. greydarrah's Avatar
    This is not a Nexus 5 complaint...I LOVE my N5!

    Video calling on the last 3 phones I've had (the GNex, the N4 and the N5) has consistently sucked...very choppy, poor video quality, poor audio quality. This is both over a solid wifi as well as a strong cell signal, even on different cell networks. I've always done it using Hangouts. Is there a better way, is it just me, or is it just the way it is?
    11-13-2013 07:59 PM
  2. Zendroid1's Avatar
    FaceTime works great!
    scorpiodsu likes this.
    11-13-2013 08:22 PM
  3. dkhmwilliams's Avatar
    I have thought the opposite. Video chat over hangouts has been great to me. Just as good as FaceTime.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    jsarino likes this.
    11-13-2013 10:00 PM
  4. jsarino's Avatar
    ^^^Ditto. 3rd party apps don't seem to give decent video quality compared to Hangouts or FaceTime (on the Apple side). I use Tango alot to talk to my in-laws overseas (they refuse to use Hangouts), and the video quality isn't much different from video chatrooms from the early days of the internet.
    11-13-2013 10:08 PM
  5. patruns's Avatar
    When you use video chat, you are at the mercy of your phone, your connection speed, your software, the other person's connection speed and their device and software. Not really a lot that you can control.
    11-14-2013 09:39 AM
  6. Umass021's Avatar
    I have used Tango, Skype and Hangouts and they all work great for me.

    Sent from my XT1080 using AC Forums mobile app
    11-14-2013 09:41 AM
  7. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I guess it depends on all of the factors listed above. Facetime and Skype on the iPhone/iPad work very well. I haven't really done much video chatting with any of my Android phones.
    11-14-2013 09:47 AM

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