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Score 8.6 out of 100

Skype

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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Webex DX80

The DX80 has a 23-inch Full HD monitor with touchscreen technology and I recommend it for small environments that require a portable or definitive videoconferencing equipment. The DX80 works very well on WiFi, but I prefer to use it connected to an ethernet cable to have a better internet signal quality. The built-in speakers have a great definition of sound in HD.
João Mauricio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

Skype is well suited for quick calls back and forth, in both video and audio, among team members who have it already installed and who know how to use it. It is less well-suited when trying to do a presentation for somebody who does NOT have it installed or who lacks internet speed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.9
High quality audio
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
8.4
High quality video
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
8.1
Low bandwidth requirements
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
6.7
Mobile support
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
8.2

Screen Sharing

Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.8
Desktop sharing
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
8.2
Whiteboards
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.3

Online Meetings / Events

Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.8
Calendar integration
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.8
Meeting initiation
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
8.2
Integrates with social media
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.2
Record meetings / events
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.7
Slideshows
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
8.1
Live chat
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
8.6
Audience polling
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.7
Q&A
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
8.0

Online Events Security

Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.6
User authentication
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.8
Participant roles & permissions
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.3
Confidential attendee list
Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
7.8

Pros

Cisco Webex DX80

  • It's super easy to use.
  • It looks nice.
  • Sound and video quality is great.
  • UI and performance are great.
  • Build quality is great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • The instant chat function is great. Very straightforward, easy to use, easy to learn, no technical issues.
  • Video calls are pretty easy also, user friendly and a mostly stable connection with no issues.
  • Voice calls are easy also, eliminates the need for an external landline or the need to use your cell phone. Clear connections, not really any dropped calls.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Webex DX80

  • Lacking fancy features like background blurrying and MS Teams integration ( available on the desk pro device)
  • During setup the difference between registering the device as either s perdonal or room device wasn't clear untill I wasn't able to perform certain actions such as teansferring a meeting from mobile to dx80. I had to reset and re-register the device in room mode to get it to work as I expected.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • This is really small, but I'd love to see the emoticons updated to emojis.
  • Make calling free like some other communications app providers.
  • Grant the ability to not show that you're online even when you are. Sometimes you want to make a call, but you don't want other people to see you're online and start messaging you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Webex DX80

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 9.8
Based on 5 answers
I think so far there is no reason not to renew the license. We have been using Skype for a long time and are very satisfied with it.
Tejashwi Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Webex DX80

Cisco Webex DX80 8.4
Based on 10 answers
Good for an average mid to upper management user pool, who are in the range of 5 to 6 on tech-savviness factor on a scale of 1 to 10—where 10 is the most tech-savvy and wants the latest and greatest, They will find these endpoints as serving their purpose and needs. Now anyone who is in the 7 to 10 range will be vocal and critical about the limitations and how it is not providing any new features. Only if they knew these puppies were not built to handle newer and the latest razzle-dazzle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

Skype 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Skype is not as good as Facetime in terms of ease to glance at it and figure out how it works. I think that's a result of Skype trying to be too many things at once. A lot of the menu and UI could be streamlined, and I would jettison some of the additional functions that have been tacked on over the years to simplify. That being said, while some options are slightly hard to find, they all work flawlessly once found.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Webex DX80

Cisco Webex DX80 8.4
Based on 18 answers
We have never had any issues so far except that there is some flakiness in the internet bandwidth now that everyone works from home, etc. We have a very good IT team that is on top of any challenges executives face while using the system. They also take care proactively of any updates they need to do to keep everything up and working.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

Skype 7.6
Based on 50 answers
I am not aware of the current support level for Skype for business, as I have never used even though I have the product.However, the support for Skype's personal paid users is not where it could be. Users who pay for Skype features do not have a clear path to reach out to support. So, rating 6, can be better as soon as I need to use Skype for business support and get a good experience. I will say that I will renew Skype for Business subscription, which is a significant inconsistency on my end. The explanation is that Skype for Business comes bundled with Office for Business, with no additional cost, so why not.
Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Webex DX80

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Skype

Skype 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It can be used on the phone via mobile application as well as on the desktop by logging in to the website. Easily installed and ready to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Webex DX80

A huge upgrade from the built-in cameras/microphones/speakers on our laptops for sure. When the network/bandwidth is there to support it, the quality of the conversation is just about indistinguishable from a real-time conversation. Paired with the backend Webex Meetings service platform, it's the most seamless meetings experience on the market.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

Microsoft Teams provides basically the same services. Local number calling is not available (that I know of) but that only matters if you have any need to use it. Teams is a little more stable, especially with a lot of people on a call. Skype is easier to set up and to operate. Skype also has a larger install base.
Tim Daciuk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Webex DX80

  • It helped us get our Sr. Leadership team familiar with and excited about Webex. Then, them spreading the word helped align the company with the new Webex software coming and saved us a bunch on training. When users were more excited about a product, they soak it in better.
  • This device has been a mainstay in our COVID working from home plans. This allows the business to keep running AND meet face to face when it's not safe yet to do so.
Joshua Baever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Skype

  • Overall Skype is a good investment. We use regular Skype so its a product that comes with Windows PC's as a standard app. We dont use Skype for Business so this cuts cost overall.
  • Using the basic functions of Skype and not Skype for business does have some downsides but you do save money. There are many other apps we use as well as Skype in order to accomplish all of our goals.
  • The downside of course is that the more you want Skype to do, the more money it will cost the organization as a whole. It does have many more functions which you have to upgrade to Skype for business for. That is my only criticism.
Nestor Navarro | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cisco Webex DX80

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Skype

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Webex DX80
8.2
Skype
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
9.8

Usability

Cisco Webex DX80
8.4
Skype
7.0

Support Rating

Cisco Webex DX80
8.4
Skype
7.6

Implementation Rating

Cisco Webex DX80
Skype
10.0

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