What cross-platform video calling app use a minimum amount of RAM while running in the background?

DrSunil Vaswani May 19, 2013

Which cross-platform video calling mobile apps use minimum RAM while running in background?
Apps like wechat use a lot of memory even while running in background! I don’t want that!

  1. Réy Aétar
    May 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    fring uses less memory but yes u may get problems when signing in

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

      less memory when in background or during video call?

    • Réy Aétar
      May 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      yes after running for sometimes the ram usage reduces

  2. Réy Aétar
    May 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm


    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Fring occupies least RAM?

  3. Sahal Kabeer
    May 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Try the new wechat for android!

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      May 21, 2013 at 10:16 am

      WeChat is from a Chinese company TenCent ( http://www.tencent.com/en-us/index.shtml ). I would not entrust my VOIP communication with them. Most of chinese company’s have snooping tendencies on communications.

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:29 am

      @Sahal : Wechat occupies lot of RAM

  4. ha14
    May 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

    How much data will Skype use on my mobile phone?
    -Skype-to-Skype calls: 50kbps or around 3MB for one minute of calling
    -Calls to mobile numbers or landlines: 6-20 kbps or around 1MB for one minute of calling
    -Video calls between two mobile phone devices: 500kbps
    -Video calls between a mobile phone and a computer: 600kbps

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 24, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks for ans

      Pl note q is not for during calls but while running in background

    • ha14
      May 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      if you have Skype on your android have you looked how much is using ram?

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:28 am


      Yes pretty good amount of RAM used in background when not in video-call. That is why this question was posted

      It is nice that the RAM usage is considerably light-weight "during video-call period". But which video app would occupy least RAM while running in background?

    • DrSunil Vaswani
      May 28, 2013 at 9:30 am

      The article which you have referenced are about data usage not RAM , is it?

    • ha14
      May 28, 2013 at 6:40 pm

      yap this was just to point how much hard will work on your android phone
      considering background activity i did not see any detailed studies, it is up to you to try some record their backgound activity and the choose the right one for you. if i see something then sure will point it to you.

  5. Reuben Raisor
    May 20, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Skype is the goto app for most people but Whatsapp is another good app for international use. T mobile's Bobsled app is becoming more and more popular. Skype is probably the most common and easy to use service. I have it running continually on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and I have not noticed any performance issues.

  6. Rajaa Chowdhury
    May 20, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Checkout TANGO. http://www.tango.me/

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