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    10 Banned Chinese Apps Substitutes ft. WeChat, Weibo, Parallel Space, QQ Music

    1) Bingo Live

    Alternative: Bingo Blitz – Bingo Games

    Ratings in Google Store: 4.5 (600K+ reviews)

    Description: Experience your online bingo game as you never have before, while going on a bingo games adventure, in Bingo Blitz. 

    Pros

    1. Multiplier Included
    2. Mini Games
    3. Optional In-app purchases

    Cons

    1. Requires purchasing energy if you want to play more!
    2. Slow customer support!

    Price: Free

    Other Substitutes: BINGO!, Bingo Abradoodle

    2) QQ Music, QQ Player

    Alternative: JioSaavn

    Ratings in Google Store: 4.2 (22M Reviews)

    Description: JioSaavn (formerly known as Saavn & JioMusic) is the Indian online music streaming service and a digital distributor of Bollywood, English, and other regional Indian music across the world. Since it was founded in 2007 as Saavn, the company has acquired rights to over 5 crores (50 million) music tracks in 15 languages. 

    Pros

    1. Made in India
    2. Variety of Songs
    3. Simple User Interface

    Cons

    1. Not completely free
    2. Low bitrate of songs

    Price: Free

    Other Substitutes: Gaana, Spotify

    3) Baidu Translate

    Alternative: Google Translate

    Ratings in Google Store: 4.5 (7M+ reviews)

    Description: A free translation service provided by Google which can instantly translate words, phrases, speech and  web pages as well. Google Translate is by far the most sophisticated machine translation service available in the market with free access to everybody, everywhere.

    Pros

    1. Support for offline translation
    2. Cross device syncing
    3. Handwriting recognition and translation

    Cons

    1. Susceptible to mistakes
    2. No quality control

    Price: Free

    Other Substitutes: Microsoft Translator

    4) DU Battery Saver

    Alternative: PowerPro

    Ratings in Google Store: 4.6 (190K+ reviews)

    Description: PowerPro, previously known as dfndr battery, is one of the best battery-saving apps out there. Along with a horde of features that help you conserve as much juice as possible, it helps your phone remain cool by reducing power consumption.

    Pros

    1. Easy to use
    2. Highly efficient in increasing battery life
    3. Protects your battery from overcharging

    Cons

    1. Irritating sound enabled video ads

    Price: Free

    Other Substitutes: Kaspersky Battery Life

    5) WeChat, QQ International

    Alternative: Whatsapp

    Ratings in Google Store: 4.3 (117M+ reviews)

    Description: Whatsapp Messenger is a free, cross-platform messaging service owned by Facebook. It boasts a huge user base along with an end-to-end encryption technology which safeguards your privacy and prevents information leak.

    Pros

    1. No charge to send messages internationally
    2. Share your location
    3. Broadcast messages to multiple contacts at once

    Cons

    1. Face filters not available
    2. Cannot share files exceeding a limited size

    Price: Free

    Other Substitutes: Hike Messenger

    6) QQ Mail, MailMaster

    Alternative: Gmail

    Ratings in Google Store: 4.4 (7M+ reviews)

    Description: Gmail app lets you read and send emails from your smartphone while working as a mail organizer simultaneously. It comes with the option to use multiple email accounts, even non-Gmail ones which makes it one the most popular mailing apps on the Play Store.

    Pros

    1. Easy to use
    2. Intelligent software helps block spams
    3. 15 GB free cloud storage

    Cons

    1. Offline mode not available
    2. Google Drive storage being full creates a problem in receiving mails

    Price: Free

    Other Substitutes: Yahoo Mail

    7) Weibo

    Alternative: Twitter

    Ratings in Google Store: 4.4 (15M+ reviews)

    Description: Twitter is, hands down, the best microblogging service with over 2 billion users worldwide. It helps you stay connected to the world and catch up on what’s happening, from sports to breaking news, at the moment.

    Pros

    1. Notifications from latest updates aids you in staying in touch with the situation
    2. Easy to navigate through people and pages using lists
    3. No ads

    Cons

    1. A lot of bots on Twitter who pretend to be real people and spread negativity
    2. More often than not, the information obtained can prove to be misleading

    Price: Free

    Other Substitutes: Gab

    8) U Video, New Video Status, V Fly Status Video

    Alternative: 4FUN

    Ratings in Google Store: 4.2 (392K+ reviews)

    Description: A social media app for creating and searching for video status to be shared on different social media platforms. It also serves as an individual platform itself for sharing videos and chat with different users.

    Pros

    1. Videos available in at least 10 Indian languages
    2. Can be used to edit videos
    3. Chat with strangers for free

    Cons

    1. Poor video quality
    2. Limited effects and filters

    Price: Free

    Other Substitutes: VClip

    9) Parallel Space

    Alternative: 2 Accounts

    Ratings in Google Store: 4.1 (85K+ Reviews)

    Description: 

    2Accounts is the perfect solution for your problem! Users can use 2Accounts to log into two accounts of the same app on a single device. 2Accounts enables two accounts to run in a parallel environment. This ensures that the app data is stored independently and that you won’t miss a single notification from each app. 

    Pros

    1. Maintains parallel storage of two accounts in your smartphone
    2. Ensures security of your accounts info
    3. Supports 99% of the top games listed in Play Store.

    Cons

    1. It may miss out on some of the notifications unless the app is open
    2. Ads

    Price: Free

    Other Substitutes: Multi Account, Clone App

    10) We Sync

    Alternative: Google Drive

    Ratings in Google Store: 4.3 (6M+ Reviews)

    Description: Google Drive is a safe place to back up and access all your files from any device. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.

    Pros

    1. It is versatile, allows saving documents of all form such as files, photos and videos
    2. Compatible with wide-range of devices be it Laptop, Android or Apple

    Cons

    1. Requires a G-mail account
    2. Relies on good internet connection
    3. Limited Storage

    Price: Free

    Other Substitutes: PCloud, OneDrive

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