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Zoom vs Vonage

How do Zoom and Vonage compare? And what does Video SDK offer?

Zoom Video SDK

The Zoom Video SDK provides a reliable video conferencing experience similar to the original Client, but with added flexibility. It encompasses a wide range of services, including audio, video, chat, screen sharing, data streams, server-side APIs, and webhooks. This extensive set of features allows developers to create customized and immersive video communication experiences within their applications.

Vonage

Vonage Video API, formerly known as TokBox, empowers developers to craft personalized video experiences for their web, mobile, or desktop applications. With this API, developers can seamlessly integrate video communication features, offering users a unique and immersive video experience within their respective apps.

How Video SDK make a difference

Zoom and Vonage are SDKs that enable the integration of live experiences into products. Zoom is known for its strong reliability and scalability, while Vonage stands out with its easy integration and UI customization options.

However, Video SDK offers a modern live SDK that combines live video, audio calls, streaming, collaborative features, and more in a single lightweight SDK.

In this comparison, we will examine the pros and cons of Zoom and Vonage to help you make an informed decision. Let's dive in.

Features comparison : Zoom vs Vonage vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
Vonage
Video SDK

No. of participants (Including hosts)

Zoom Video SDK supports limited participants.

Vonage supports limited participants.

VideoSDK supports millions participants.

Ease of SDK Integration

Tough and restrictive

Vonage requires high coding effort.

VideoSDK generally requires more than 2 weeks for SDK integration.

Adpative audio/video quality

Adpative audio/video quality not available in Zoom Video SDK.

Vonage has limited adaptive audio/video quality.

VideoSDK offers adaptive audio/video quality.

Works behind the Firewall, Private Network

No

No

Yes

Role Management, Permissions, Policy and Templates

Zoom Video SDK offer limited Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

Vonage has limited Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

VideoSDK offer Role Management, Permissions, Policy & Templates.

Automatic video and audio track degrade due to bandwidth in-consistency

Not available

Not available

Available

Dynamic Layout for Studio and RTMP Live Streaming

Not available

Not available

In VideoSDK no needed manual configuration.

Build collaborative features like chat, poll, Q & A, whiteboard etc.

In Zoom Video SDK collaborative features are available but it`s limited.

In Vonage collaborative features is not available.

Collaborative features available VideoSDK.

Virtual Background, Live Transcription & ML Middleware

Not available

Not available

Easy integration

Webhooks

Only for a few states

Available but not for everything

Available

Pricing Model

Usage based

Usage based

Usage based Price

Interactive Live Streaming

Zoom Video SDK not supports interactive live streaming.

Yes

VideoSDK supports interactive live streaming.

Cloud Recording

Zoom Video SDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Yes

VideoSDK offers cloud recording capabilities.

Interactive Whiteboard

Zoom Video SDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Vonage not provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

VideoSDK provides an interactive whiteboard feature.

Multi-platform

Zoom Video SDK supports not multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Vonage not supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

VideoSDK supports multiple platforms for a wider reach.

Interactive Participant Support

Up to 300

Vonage not support Interactive Participants.

Up to 5,000

Mobile browser support

Zoom Video only support chrome brower.

Limited

Video support only 90% mobile browsers.

Automatic audio / video degrade, re-connectivity

Zoom Video SDK not supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments.

Vonage not supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

VideoSDK supports automatic audio/video quality adjustments..

Audio & Video powered by AI

No

No

Yes

Independent of Open Source Dependency

Zoom Video SDK is dependent on open source.

Vonage is not dependent on open source.

VideoSDK is not dependent on open source.

Customised RTMP, Cloud Recording, HLS

No

No

Yes

API for building specific features such as collaborative games, polls etc

No

No

Yes

API to build social features such as merging rooms, battles, coins, gifts sending etc

No

No

Yes

Full HD recording

Zoom Video SDK not supports full HD recording.

Vonage supports full HD recording.

VideoSDK supports full HD recording.

Open source templates

Zoom Video SDK not heavily rely on open source templates.

Vonage not rely on open source templates.

VideoSDK heavily rely on open source templates.

Full Custom roles

Zoom Video SDK not support for custom roles.

Vonage has limited custom roles.

VideoSDK offer support for full custom roles.

HLS Streaming

Zoom Video SDK not supports HLS streaming.

Vonage supports HLS streaming.

VideoSDK supports HLS streaming.

Cost-effective

Zoom Video SDK is not cost effective.

Vonage is not cost effective.

VideoSDK is cost effective.

Prebuilt SDK

Zoom Video SDK not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Vonage not provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

VideoSDK provides prebuilt SDKs for easier integration.

Fully customizable UI

Zoom Video SDK not customizable UI.

Vonage has Limited customizable UI.

VideoSDK allows for a Limited customizable UI.

Metaverse platform support

Zoom Video SDK not support Metaverse platform.

Limited

VideoSDK support Metaverse platform.

Session analytics

Zoom Video SDK not offer session analytics option

Vonage has Paid Analytics.

VideoSDK offer session analytics option.

Data Tracks

Zoom Video SDK not offer track data option.

Vonage offer Data Tracks option but it Paid.

VideoSDK offer track data option.

Cost comparison : Zoom vs Vonage vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
Vonage
Video SDK

Volume Discount

Zoom Video SDK not offer the volume discount.

Available, but limited

VideoSDK offer the volume discount.

Video Conferencing

  • $3.5 per 1,000 minutes
  • $3.95 per 1,000 minutes
  • Video SD: $2.00
  • Video HD: $3.00
  • Video Full HD: $7.00
  • Video 2K: $7.00
  • Video 2K+: $7.00

Analytics

No

Paid

VideoSDK offer free analytics.

Separate pricing for video and audio

Yes

Yes

Yes

Free 10,000 minutes every month

No

No

Yes

Minimum price for video calls

$0.0035 per participant minute

$0.00395 per participant minute

$0.002 per participant minute

Minimum price for audio-only calls

$0.0035 per participant minute

$0.0017 per participant minute

$0.0006 per participant min

Advanced Firewall Control

No

Paid

VideoSDK offer free firewall control.

Compliance & Privacy

Zoom provides robust support for Only SOC 2 Type 2 compliance.

Vonage Video provides robust support for Only GDPR but it may be Paid.

Secure real-time audio-video to your app or website with compliance and privacy.

  1. HIPPA Complaint
  2. GDPR Complaint
  3. Data Localization
  4. SOC 2 Type 2
  5. VAPT(Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing,)
  6. CERT-in (Indian Computer Emergency Response Team )

Cloud recording pricing

  • $4 per 1,000 minutes
  • $12.5 per 1,000 minutes
  • Video SD: $15.00 1,000 minutes, No limit on participants
  • Video HD: $15.00 1,000 minutes,No limit on participants

RTMP pricing

  • $3.5 per 1,000 minutes
  • $15 per 1,000 minutes
  • $15 per 1,000 minutes

ILS pricing

NA

  • $0.0015 per participant minute
  • $0.001 per participant minute (Also supports Full HD)

Storage pricing

  • $100 per month
  • $0.023 per GB
  • $3 per 1000 minutes per month

Support comparison : Zoom vs Vonage vs Video SDK

Zoom Video SDK
Vonage
Video SDK

Support

No

Paid

Yes

Cost

  • Plans upto $1900 per month

Plans greater than $5500

Free

Access to Testing

No

Only paid accounts

All paid accounts get access to testing support from Video SDK.

Access to TAM / CS Engineer

No

Multiple tiers plan

Dedicated CS & Solution Engineers

SLAs

No

Multiple tiers plan

Inexpensive SLA with 99.9% uptime

SUCCESS STORY

How ForagerOne built interactive learning platform with Video SDK

See why customers love Video SDK

Shilpa Jain-CEO & Co-Founder at Talk Your Heart Out
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“We switched from a major international player to Video SDK due to their responsiveness to feedback, superior product, and better service. They outshine bigger players in the market and have been excellent in resolving issues promptly.”

Shilpa Jain ,

CEO & Co-Founder at Talk Your Heart Out

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