Counterpath’s Bria is one of the most recognizable softphones on the market. The app first was first developed for Windows and OSX users, offering an all-in-one solution that handled voice, video, and presence under a single roof. Since then, Bria has expanded across multiple mobile platforms, including smartphones and tablets running Android and iOS.
The Grandstream GVC3200 is a video conferencing system with support for popular video conferencing protocols and platforms right out of the box. The GVC3200 is a standalone device, but it must be coupled with a speakerphone for full video conferencing functionality. Any USB or bluetooth speakerphone can be used with the GVC3200.
The GVC3200 comes with Grandstream's GAC2500, an Android-based conference phone, so you won't have to go searching for additional parts as soon as you take the device out of the box. But it's up to you if you want to use a different speakerphone or not. This review will focus entirely on the GVC3200, but if you're interested in the GAC2500, check out our review here.
The following review was conducted in June 2017. The product is Version 188.8.131.5282.
We last looked at Media5-Fone seven years ago, when the phone was in Version 184.108.40.206. At the time, we praised Media5-Fone's technical innovations, because we felt it was the first mobile softphone to take advantage of multi-tasking and the quality of voice communication. Since then, several softphones on the market have offered similar functionality and quality. That's why we decided to re-visit the Media5-Fone to see if it was still a solid competitor in the market.
The following review was conducted in January 2011.
The increasing number of SIP developers working on products in the App Store and the Android marketplace reflects the growing interest in mobile voice over IP solutions. More developers means more competition. More competition will hopefully mean more innovation and better products for the end user. In the end, we all win.
Bria for IPhone version 1.1.0 adds iOS4 multitasking and the inclusion of multiple accounts to the feature list. iOS4 multitasking allows users to receive calls with the application running in the background. It also allows users to remain on a call while browsing their other apps, which might come in handy at times.