WhatsApp Video Calling vs Skype vs FaceTime

Article highlights

  • WhatsApp launched video calling recently for it’s users
  • FaceTime consume less data in compare to Whats app and skype during video calling
  • Skype and WhatsApp video calling consume similar amounts of data
  • The calling quality on FaceTime is better than Skype and WhatsApp

Here we are going to compare the data consumption rate of the best video calling apps which are Whats app, Skype and FaceTime. To compare the call quality and amount of data consumption during video calling a test had conducted in Delhi between these three apps.


As we all knows Whats app add the video call facility recently to give a better expeerinec to the users but the Whats app is not the only app offering video calling there are many other apps like skype, Imo, Wechat, Facetime and so many others. But in this comparison we put three apps whats app, skype and facetime to test the video call quality and amount of data consumption.

whats app and skype both work on android and IOS platforms but FaceTime is only available for iPhone users, It is an pre installed app in apple devices. Each of these apps offers secure video calls and smooth interface, and claims to offer good user experience.

So lets find out which app perform better and consume least data during video calling

So if you are using a Wi-Fi network than you don’t need to worry about the data consumption while using video calls but if you used an expensive data network and consider the data charges than you need to consider the data cost of every app. According to the conducted test between three it has found that Facetime consume less data than whats app and skype in video calling. The call quality found best in the test. Whats app and skype consume similar amount of data in video calling.

In this 4-minute video calls test through each app reveal that Apple’s FaceTime consume the least 8.8MB of data in a 4-minute call while the Skype and WhatsApp consumed an average of 12.3MB and 12.74MB of mobile data during video calls. This test was based on the average of three calls from each app and made on Vodafone 3G network in Delhi-NCR telecom circle By NDTV gadgets. 

If we talk about the video call quality than Facetime was better in compare of other two. After switching to other network the call quality on facetime was great and smooth. While the video call quality on both WhatsApp and Skype was not great.

On the approx the cost data of 4 minutes call on Facetime was less than skype and whats app, It was approximately 25 paise per MB average cost of data on Vodafone in the Delhi-NCR on Facetime that means it consume 4-minute roughly Rs. 2.2 in 4 minutes video call – or 55 paise per minute and approximately Rs. 3.1 – or 80 paise per minute – on WhatsApp and Skype.

The comparison is over, i hope this article help you to mange your video calling at an affordable scale by choosing the least data consuming app.

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