1. rxgadget's Avatar
    Am I the only one to question the status of unlimited Full size photos and videos on Google Photos?
    What happens if I change phones to a non Google phone? Do I have to pay whatever cost to keep the photos on Google Photos? What happens to my general Google Drive / Gmail status?
    10-26-2016 02:30 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    The photos that you upload from the Pixel will have unlimited full size storage, those taken from the new device will not.
    Almeuit, ihbsbA, libra89 and 1 others like this.
    10-26-2016 02:36 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    The photos that you upload from the Pixel will have unlimited full size storage, those taken from the new device will not.
    This.
    stanleybb50 likes this.
    10-26-2016 03:20 PM
  4. ihbsbA's Avatar
    My understanding is that the photos taken with the Pixel will be flagged as such and stored forever as promised.
    10-26-2016 03:42 PM
  5. Zendroid1's Avatar
    So if I have an iPhone and Pixel I can have them stored free as long as I upload them from the Pixel (even if I took them on my iPhone)?
    10-26-2016 03:44 PM
  6. Ry's Avatar
    There's no time limit on the Pixel.
    10-26-2016 03:48 PM
  7. Richard Servello's Avatar
    So if I have an iPhone and Pixel I can have them stored free as long as I upload them from the Pixel (even if I took them on my iPhone)?
    Every jpeg has metadata that says what camera took it. More than likely it will only count to shots actually taken with pixel.
    ihbsbA and libra89 like this.
    10-26-2016 03:53 PM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    With photos, isn't hard to tell the difference between full-size and "Google Photos compressed"?
    10-26-2016 03:54 PM
  9. russell1997's Avatar
    I suspect eventually this unlimited will be available for everything not just the Pixel, it's just a matter of time.
    10-26-2016 03:55 PM
  10. strikeIII's Avatar
    So if I have an iPhone and Pixel I can have them stored free as long as I upload them from the Pixel (even if I took them on my iPhone)?
    When you log into Google Photos from your iPhone it will know it's an iPhone and not give you unlimited full res storage and vice versa. It's knows which phone took the pic as well.
    10-26-2016 03:58 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    With photos, isn't hard to tell the difference between full-size and "Google Photos compressed"?
    For photos yes unless you go over 16 MP IIRC -- As for video though you can upload all the 4k you want w/o taking up space.
    10-26-2016 04:35 PM
  12. akin_t's Avatar
    I wish this phone had unlimited or at least 1tb storage for everything. Photos don't really eat up any storage space anyways.
    milehigherik likes this.
    10-26-2016 05:12 PM
  13. trido#AC's Avatar
    can some one check i noticed videos are not be saved to 4 K to google photos?
    10-26-2016 06:33 PM
  14. Dan L2's Avatar
    can some one check i noticed videos are not be saved to 4 K to google photos?
    File size was the same but screen size was something like 240x380 . Strange
    10-26-2016 07:41 PM
  15. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    For photos yes unless you go over 16 MP IIRC -- As for video though you can upload all the 4k you want w/o taking up space.
    I will put this to test . . . . 4K video . . . for days . . .
    10-26-2016 10:59 PM

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