Does Skype for Android require a 1 GHz processor and 512MB of RAM?

DrSunil Vaswani March 7, 2013

Is it true that a 1 GHZ processor and 512 MB Random memory is pre-requisite for Skype video on Android?

  1. MiraAngel
    September 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    i dont know if i can activate skype on my phone its called Archos 40b Titanium 512 MB RAM
    Camera Primary 5 MP, 2592 ? 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
    OS Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
    Chipset Mediatek MT6572
    CPU Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
    GPU Mali-400
    - SNS integration
    - MP4/H.264/H.263 player
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
    - Organizer
    - Photo/video editor
    - Document viewer
    - Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
    YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
    - Voice memo/dial
    - Predictive text input
    Battery Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery

  2. Chinmay Sarupria
    March 17, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Samsung Galaxy Y can run Skype. Its specs are ARMv6 and 832 MHz processor.

  3. Prashant Mirjankar
    March 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    skype can run on almost all the android devices starting with OS 2.3 (Gingerbread)

  4. susendeep dutta
    March 9, 2013 at 11:48 am

    The minimum requirements for making Skype video calls are -


    ARMv7 + Neon processor with at least 800 MHz processing power
    Android 2.2 (Froyo) or higher
    the latest version of Skype for Android
    a 3G or WiFi connection*
    So,your phone's hardware must be above the specified minimum requirements to have a good call experience.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 10, 2013 at 9:15 am

      single or dual core processor?

    • susendeep dutta
      March 12, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Since,no processor with 800 MHz existed as a dual core unless it's underclocked(the one in Samsung Galaxy Ace2),so you can safely assume that it's single core.

      The Neon is chosen as it's responsible for fluid motion -

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Skype video call quality depends greater on which of the two : processor or RAM memory?

    • susendeep dutta
      May 29, 2013 at 4:39 am

      Processor as video streaming requires good quality processing power.

  5. Nitesh Badala
    March 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    no there is no such requirements

  6. Nevzat Akkaya
    March 8, 2013 at 11:58 am

    The specs you mentioned are for Skype for PC, not Android version :)

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 10, 2013 at 9:14 am

      you mean shashwat singh's reply about camera or processor?

    • Nevzat Akkaya
      March 11, 2013 at 6:35 am

      I answered for your question, not Shashwat's.

  7. Shashwat Singh Parihar
    March 8, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Your Camera must support skype as there are many smart phones in market which fulfils this requirement but still doesn't support skype.

    Not only clock speed but also manufacturer of processor depends, so Cortex A9 of 800Mhz may support but 1.2 Ghz of unknown manufacturer (or chinese) does not support.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 10, 2013 at 9:13 am

      Which specifications for camera would support skype?

    • susendeep dutta
      March 12, 2013 at 10:00 am

      He might be referring to non VGA cameras.

  8. Hovsep Avedissian
    March 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm
    1) Android 2.1 or higher
    2) At least 27MB of free memory
    3) Minimum CPU 800 MHz.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      March 10, 2013 at 9:16 am

      processor dual core?

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