Zoom vs FaceTime – Head-to-head Comparison

FaceTime and Zoom – the two most well-known video conferencing services on the market today. Each one has its own unique features and design, but which one comes out on top? I'll be taking a deep look at each service, covering their pricing, features, and conclusion. Is one service better than the other? 


Zoom and FaceTime are two different video chat applications that are both available to download for free on the App Store. Zoom is a video chat app that has the capability to record and broadcast video, while FaceTime is a video chat app that is exclusively for video conversations.

Video Quality

The video quality is better on Zoom. Zoom is capable of 1080p video, which is the highest quality available for this type of video. FaceTime only has 720p video.


The design of Zoom is better than the design of FaceTime. Zoom's design is minimalistic and easy to use. The video chats at the bottom of the screen are easy to scroll through, and the video chat buttons are easy to find. 

The design of FaceTime is more cluttered with buttons and menus, and the video chats are not as easy to scroll through.


FaceTime offers audio and video calling. You can also send text messages to anyone with FaceTime on their device. The only downside is that you can only FaceTime other iPhone/Mac users. 

Zoom is available on all major platforms such as Windows, Mac, Android, IOS, Linux, etc. In Windows and Linux, this app is available in the free version with some limitations. Zoom has an advantage in that you can also call a landline or mobile phone. 


The pricing for Zoom varies depending on how much one pays for the monthly plan. The plans are broken up into packages with different features, which are then broken up into different monthly fees. You can see what each plan offers on Zoom official website.

For FaceTime, it is only available on the App Store for free. Apple's FaceTime is free to use but requires iOS 9 or later and a Mac with OS X Yosemite or later. 


Both FaceTime and Zoom are excellent video conferencing services, but for me, Zoom is the clear winner. Zoom allows me to connect to anyone with a phone number, not just other iPhone users. This means I can connect with clients and colleagues no matter what device they're using. I also love that Zoom offers a free plan with the ability to connect with up to 100 people, which makes it perfect for businesses and startups.