Technology Turns out Pixel 2's unlimited photo storage has a limit

10:51  06 october  2017
10:51  06 october  2017 Source:   CNET

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Pixel 2 owners will be able to store their full-resolution pictures on Google Photos , but only until 2020.

Google already offers free unlimited cloud storage of photos through its Google Photos app, which it introduced in May of last year; but the deal for non- Pixel phone users is limited to compressed photos . This Article has a component height of 3. The sidebar size is short.

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The company announced on Wednesday that owners of any Pixel phone will be able to store all the photos and videos they want to online in Google Photos for as long as they use a Pixel phone.

That's true, but there's a catch. Not every photo will be as high-resolution as you might want.

For background, Google Photos lets all non-Pixel phone owners upload photos in full, "original" resolution for free. That is, until you hit the 15GB storage limit across Photos, Gmail and Google Drive. You could alternatively choose to upload as many photos and videos as you want at "high quality," with no storage limitations.

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The search engine giant had offered a similar unlimited storage space to the original Pixel buyers, but it was limited only to photos and videos. If the leaked Google Pixel 2 deal turns out to be true, people who use tons of cloud storage will enjoy a lot of savings through 2023.

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Google defines "high quality" as 16-megapixel photos and 1080p videos. When you choose this unlimited storage option, Google will compress any larger photos and videos down to "high quality."

Pixel owners, on the other hand, get a little reprieve. They can upload all of their photos and videos at full resolution for free,  "original quality" in Google's lexicon. That is, until 2020. After that, things change. New photos and videos taken on any Pixel phone after 2020 will be compressed to Google's "high quality"standard (16-megapixel photos and 1080p video).

According to the fine print, "Free, unlimited original-quality storage for photos and videos taken with Pixel through the end of 2020, and free, unlimited high-quality storage for photos taken with Pixel afterwards." It's a little confusing, we know.

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According to Android Police, multiple Google Photos users encountered a limit when uploading “I have around 70K photos and wanted to upload them all using the unlimited storage option (high Google just fixed a Pixel and Pixel XL problem that was driving people crazy. 2 . Entertainment.

There are plenty ways and apps to expand your phone storage to unlimited storage and I have tested out them. But among them, I have pick up the one I have used and recommend for you. 1. Google Photos – Unlimited Photo & Video Storage .

Google confirmed to CNET that after 2020, it won't retroactively compress all your full-resolution Pixel uploads before 2020. Only new uploads will be compressed, and old uploads will stay at original quality.

Google is banking on the Pixel 2's camera quality, and perk of free storage to help it stand out from dual-camera phones like the iPhone X and Galaxy Note 8. In fact, Google thinks its single 12-megapixel is better than those dual-camera phones. The Pixel 2 also scored even higher than the original according to photography testers DxOMark, which awarded it a score of 98.

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are currently available for preorder through the Google Store. Be sure to check out CNET's first impressions of the Pixel 2 phones.

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