The following review was conducted in October 2016 on Bria iPhone Edition, Version 3.8.1 release, Build 36246.
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 220.127.116.1182.
We last looked at Media5-Fone seven years ago, when the phone was in Version 18.104.22.168. 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, and information on subsequent software updates and new version releases may not be reflected within. This review predates OnSIP’s mobile app for iOS and Android, free to OnSIP users, so is not affected by bias.
Acrobits is a mobile software company primarily focused on mobile SIP clients. Groundwire iOS is the business version of its Acrobits Softphone and is marketed as a viable replacement for desktop phones.
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.