How to Make a Skype Voice Call or Video Call on Android Phones

When you ask any users what do you use for video chat and video calls? The answer will be mostly Skype. The mobile phone has transformed into smartphones with capabilities including as that of any notebooks and PCs. The Skype is now available on Android OS and iOS from Apple.

With Skype on your Android phone you can make free Skype to Skype video calls over 3G or Wi-Fi network. You can also make cheaper calls and SMS to landlines or mobiles at the rates mentioned by Skype.Skype Video Call

Supported Android Phones

There is never ending list of supported handsets on Android platform for video calling –

Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Galaxy S Fascinate, Droid Charge, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 (WiFi, Verizon, Sprint, Plus), HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Incredible S, HTC Desire HD, HTC EVO 4G, HTC EVO 3D, HTC Sensation 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC Flyer, Sony Ericsson Xperia NEO, Xperia Pro, Xperia Play, Xperia Ray, Mini Pro, LG Revolution, Motorola Photo, Xoom, Atrix, Acer Iconia Smart and many other mobile phones which supports flash.

Don’t worry if your phone is not listed in the above list, try out going through Android Market and search out for Skype or else you can directly download it from here. We would be going to through installation, setup and using video call feature on Skype from the beginner level user.

Skype Video Calls

Once you have installed this application on your mobile phone you need to tap it to bring it to the front. You would be then prompted to sign into your Skype account, if you have once then do it or else sign up for one.

General App Overview

You can also sync all of your contacts with the Skype contacts. You can ignore that or continue to sync. Once you are done with that, you will be then taken to the Skype main page and you will see four options which are Contacts, Recent, call phone and profile. The “Recent” option shows the recent call history or instant message history of the most recent done things. The “Call Phone” button will take you to the screen where in you can make physical calls and “Profile” option button will let your update your profile and status message.

Skype Video Call

Make a Call in Skype

With Skype you can make calls from Skype to Skype and Skype to Phone. The call from any Skype account to another Skype account is free supporting video and you maybe charged if you are in a limited data plan. The second option of Skype to Phone video calls are charged at various rates from the countries you are calling in and calling to.

To make a call you need to open the Skype Contact list. Now tap on the icon next to where it says “All Contacts” and choose Skype. Now choose the option of Skype Contact and then click on “Call”.Skype Video Calls

If you are looking for a Skype call to a Phone call then tap on the Call phone option. You can also go through your phone contacts, tap the contact and you get the list on what to do, select phone call. Also you can use the number pad to enter the phone number which you want to call. Make sure that you have provided the correct country code. The calls are billed per minute and you will be billed for all the calls made through Skype.Skype Video CallThe video quality is very good and though Gmail is improving in video chat, Skype still provides better video calling features.Skype Video Call

  • alar

    Why video calling is not supported in xperia z2 ?

  • urooj

    is video calling is supported in htc rhyme

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes it supports video calling

  • lindsay

    how can I use the front facing camera by video chatting on samsung galaxy ace?or does even samsung galaxy have one?

  • soso94

    Thx for the subject
    But….i know galaxy mini isnt included in video calling devices since it doesnt have a frontal cam but why isnt it possible to see atleast the other sideee???????? How annoying really.

    • Pradeep Neela


  • Binilms

    my galaxy s   is restarting when i try video call on skype and vtalk as well ..

    • Pradeep Neela

      on which firmware you are on?

  • Dominic

    Can I make video call through Acer A500 iconia tab?

  • anne

    Does SAMSUNG GALAXY w Support Video Call for SKYPE…

  • vijay yadav

    I couldn’t find video call option while using 3G in GALAXY ACE which I have at present.
    I had to install YAHOO messenger for video calling but this was limited to people having yahoo messenger installed on their device.
    It is ridiculous to spend so much money and not be able to video call other people on 3G .
    People using cheaper mobile devices can video call when on 3G but with GLAXY ACE it is simply not possible because it doesn’t have a secondary (front ) camera .
    Video calling is possible on GALAXY ACE only when both sides have some common application downloaded to their devices.
    Isn’t it misleading to say that GALAXY ACE is 3G mobile? An 3G device should be able to video call with another mobile number on 3G, which is not possible in case
    of GALAXY ACE.

  • jibran

    dude, iphone 3Gs supports video call with no fron camera

  • Bbaker1boo

    Does Skype support texting on Motorola Xoom for Skype to Phone?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      no, it doesnt support!

  • bishal

    Is video calling supported on Samsung Galaxy Mini- S5570 ?
    Is there any way for video calling in S5570?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      due to lack of front cam you cannot enjoy the benefit of video calling!


    Very informative. Please also include the problem of video call on skype on so many android devices.

  • Pradeep Bhandari

    I can’t find the video calling option in my samsung galaxy ace ?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      since its not having the front cam you cannot make video calls!

  • Ankit

    How to video call by galaxy ace?
    Does back camera support video calling?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      video call is not supported in ace due to no front camera

      • shailpancholi

        then fring is call is supported on ace