Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
Make video calls with your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active it's very useful to keep in touch with family members and friends who are far away or to have work meetings nowadays since teleworking is increasingly popular or for situations of confinement at home for reasons of public health in addition to keeping a virtual date before meeting in person.
On a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active you can make video calls comfortably thanks to its screen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 16M colors of 5.1 inches (~67.2% screen-to-body ratio) and resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (~432 ppi pixel density).
If you also want to record the videoconference that you are going to do with your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active on video to have it as evidence, memory or to share it with family or friends, click on the following link and follow the indicated steps Record screen on Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
There are many applications for your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active to make videochat or videotelephony one by one or quality group video calls, we indicate some of these apps to install on your Galaxy S5 Active in its internal memory 16 GB (11.2 GB to be in contact through video calls, all the applications shown below are free and therefore allow you to make calls and video calls completely free from your mobile/cell phone:
Skype is the oldest application in the world of video conferencing, but not the most widely used, acquired by Microsoft in 2011, currently it has support for most platforms, including the operating system. Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)| upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) from Samsung from your Galaxy S5 Active.
How to download Skype?
Open the app store on your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active “Play Store”, Search for Skype, click “Install”, once the installation is complete click “Open”. You must have a Microsoft or Skype account, in the event that you do not have a Microsoft or Skype account you can create it by clicking on the link that will appear on the screen of your Galaxy S5 Active “Don't have an account? Create one.”
Skype can also be used from a laptop / notebook or desktop PC using the program for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, from a web browser, from a device with Amazon's Alexa or from the Xbox game console.
Open the application store “Play Store” of your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, search for Google Duo, click on “Install”, once the installation is complete, click on “Open”. You must have a Google account to use it, in your Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)| upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow) You must already have your Google account configured, so you must log in immediately without problems, in the case of not having an account you can create it in a few minutes.
Just open Duo on your Galaxy S5 Active, it will ask you for access to the contacts of the Samsung and permissions to access the camera and microphone, click “allow” to make video calls. It may ask for access to the location, your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active has GPS Yes with A-GPS GLONASS, although it is not necessary to grant this access to make the video call, you can click on “Deny”. It will ask you to enter your phone number, it is necessary to be able to contact other users and make the video call, you will receive an SMS with a confirmation code that you must enter in Google Duo in order to continue.
You will see a very simple but perhaps a little confusing interface, to make a call you must search for a contact by name or phone number, if you cannot find it, it is because that user does not have the Google Duo application installed on their device, you can send them an invitation from the “Invite friends” button.
To make a group video call you must first create a group, click on “Create group”, the group will appear on the home screen, click on the group and then click on “start”.
Once a video call has started, it is not possible to add users to the call, you must first create the group.
One of the advantages of Duo is the possibility of making video calls from almost any device that has a camera, microphone and internet connection. (the Galaxy S5 Active has a connection Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac| dual-band| Wi-Fi Direct| hotspot) since it has an app for iOS, Android, and it is also possible to access it through its website from a laptop, desktop PC or a Smart Display such as Google Nest Hub Max.
In addition to being able to make videos and photos with filters, with this app it is also possible to make video calls with your Snapchat contacts from your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and its selfie camera 2 MP| f/2.4| 22mm| 1080p@30fps, keep in mind that the person with whom you want to make the video call must also have Snapchat installed and have an account in addition to being friends on this social network.
To do this from your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active click on the chat icon located in the upper right of the screen and open a conversation with the person you want to talk to.
Then press the video camera icon in the upper right to start the video call.
In addition to being able to make direct calls, with this app owned by Facebook it is also possible to make video calls with your Instagram contacts from your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and its selfie camera 2 MP| f/2.4| 22mm| 1080p@30fps, we must bear in mind that the person with whom you want to make the video call must also have Instagram installed and have an account in addition to being friends on this social network.
To do this, click on the chat icon at the top right of the screen and open a conversation with the person you want to talk to.
Then press the video camera icon in the upper right to start the video call.
WhatsApp is by far the most widely used application currently to make video calls between friends and family due to its popularity, since practically everyone has a WhatsApp account.
The first thing you must have installed WhatsApp on your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, if you have not already done so click on the following link to see the instructions and then come back here. Install WhatsApp on Samsung Galaxy S5 Active
To start a video call on WhatsApp in a Galaxy S5 Active whether it is a group video call or two people, you must first start the video call with a contact from your phonebook, search for the contact and open a chat with it, in the upper right part of the screen there is a video camera icon click on the and the call will start.
Once the video call has started, you can add more users by pressing the + button located in the upper right of the screen of the Galaxy S5 Active, search for the user and add them to the conversation.
In an existing group you can also make a video call to all the members of the group, for this click on the phone icon in the upper right and select video call, the video call will be made to all the contacts of that group.
In WhatsApp video calls you can choose between the selfie camera video 2 MP| f/2.4| 22mm| 1080p@30fps and the rear camera 16 MP| f/2.2| 31mm| autofocus| LED flash| of the Galaxy S5 Active.
imo is a free application that allows you to carry out written chat conversations and video calls and that is available for devices computers and laptops with the operating system Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10, Android devices and Apple iPhone or Apple iPad so you can use it in your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active with the operating system Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)| upgradable to 6.0.1 (Marshmallow).
It is a little-known functionality of Facebook Messenger, but it is also possible to make video calls with your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active from this application owned by Facebook.
To do this select one of your contacts and press the video camera icon located in the upper right to start the video call.