Wechat For Nokia, Blackberry, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone Comparison

WeChat is a multi platform application widely used for text, voice and video chat. It has gained huge popularity in a very short span of time – thanks to its complete set of features clubbed with best marketing and advertisements.

Just like Facebook, now everyone using Smartphone is also on WeChat. And why not, WeChat is available for all mobile platforms – Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Nokia Symbian Phones. So what it means is if you have a smartphone (of any OS), you can use WeChat and connect with your friends and family for free (provided they are also using WeChat).

I have started using WeChat and many of my friends keep asking – when we already have Whatsapp and Viber, then whats the need of a new application. Well why would you use multiple applications for different reasons, when you have a single app which does all the tasks. It is Whatsapp and Viber combined. Not only it offers voice, text and video chat – WeChat has some cool lists of features (such as Drift Bottle, Look Around) which are unique.

WeChat started with basic text chatting feature and later rolled in Voice and Video chat. WeChat is available for all mobile platforms – does it offer all the features for all platforms. Does Voice/Text/Video available for all types of mobiles. If yes, then surely WeChat is one of the best communication app. It requires some research.

WeChat Features

This article already covers all the WeChat features in details, so we will just list them down. I will try to see if WeChat app for various mobiles supports these features or not.

  • Basic Text Messaging
  • Voice Calls
  • Video Calls
  • Live Chat Feature (Walkie Talkie)
  • Chat History Backup
  • WeChat Moments
  • WeChat Group Chat – Text/Images/Voice/Video
  • Look Around
  • Shake
  • Drift Bottle
  • WeChat Emoticons – Smiley support

WeChat for Android

WeChat for Android Mobiles and Tablets – Download Link

  • Version : 4.5.1
  • Android 2.1 and up required
WeChat Features Support
Basic Text Messaging With Pictures, Voice Messages
Voice Calls Yes
Video Calls Yes
Live Chat Feature Upto 40 friends
Chat History Backup Yes
WeChat Moments Yes
WeChat Group Chat Yes
Look Around Yes
Shake Yes
Drift Bottle Yes
WeChat Emoticons Animated Smiley Support
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WeChat for iPhone

WeChat for iPhone and iPadDownload Link

  • Does not offer iPad Specific App – have to use iPhone app
  • Version – 5.0.0.16
  • Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5
WeChat Features Support
Basic Text Messaging Picture, Voice – very easy to share
Voice Calls Yes
Video Calls Yes
Live Chat Feature Upto 40 friends
Chat History Backup Yes
WeChat Moments Yes
WeChat Group Chat Yes
Look Around Yes
Shake Yes
Drift Bottle Yes
WeChat Emoticons Animated Smiley Support

WeChat for Windows Mobile

This one is for Nokia Lumia Range!

WeChat for Windows Phone – Download Link

  • Version 4.1.4.0
  • Works on Windows 7.5 and 8
WeChat Features Support
Basic Text Messaging Picture, Voice
Voice Calls Yes
Video Calls No* (No details on App Store)
Live Chat Feature No
Chat History Backup Yes
WeChat Moments Yes
WeChat Group Chat Yes
Look Around Yes
Shake Yes
Drift Bottle Yes
WeChat Emoticons Yes

App Feature Set

– Easy and seamless Facebook Connect log-in
– Fun one-on-one and group chats with voice messages, texts, pictures!
– Quickly and easily expand your social circle; use our location-based services to find users in your area.
– Simple registration via phone number (supports more than over hundreds of regions)
– Snap photos that catch your fancy, embellish with artistic filters, and share your photo journal with friends!
– Power-saving and low data consumption rates.

WeChat for Nokia Symbian Phones

WeChat for Nokia S40 Phones (Symbian) – Download Link
WeChat for Symbian Touch Phones – Download Link

  • WeChat 1.0 for S40
  • (Nokia Asha 303/305/306/307/308/309/310/311, Nokia X3-02/C3-01)
WeChat Features Support
Basic Text Messaging Picture, Voice
Voice Calls Only Voice Messages, No Calls
Video Calls No*
Live Chat Feature No
Chat History Backup Yes
WeChat Moments Not Sure
WeChat Group Chat Yes
Look Around Not Sure
Shake Not Sure
Drift Bottle Not Sure
WeChat Emoticons Yes

WeChat for Blackberry Mobiles

WeChat Features (BB 10 OS)
Support
Basic Text Messaging Picture, Voice Messages
Voice Calls No Voice Calls like Viber
Video Calls No*
Live Chat Feature Yes (similar to voice calls)
Chat History Backup Yes
WeChat Moments No
WeChat Group Chat Yes
Look Around Yes
Shake Yes
Drift Bottle Yes
WeChat Emoticons Animated Emoticons

Conclusion

Overall WeChat has good feature support for all the major platforms (Android, iPhone, Blackberry and Windows Mobile). Voice and Video call feature is something which is new to WeChat and expected to ported to all devices (though it is available for many). If you have a smartphones, then yes you should be switching to WeChat for your communicating needs.

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