No more: starting in June of next year, the backup of Google Photos at “high” quality (which is not original quality) will be discounted from the Google shared space. That is, unless you have a Google Pixel, no more unlimited free backup in exchange for reducing quality.
Google ensures that it will launch tools so that you can better manage storage and take advantage of the 15 GB free it gives to all users, but if you want to look at alternatives, here you have Seven alternatives to Google Photos to back up your photos and videos.
Microsoft allows you to impersonate many of Google’s applications and services with your own, and the same applies to backing up photos. It is available through the OneDrive application, activating the camera load.
From there, OneDrive takes care of syncing photos and videos automatically and at original quality. Microsoft gives 5 GB free to new accounts and price plans that start at 2 euros per month for 100 GB, the package being especially interesting Office 365, which comes with 1 TB storage in addition to the office suite.
Dropbox is one of the best known names in the world of cloud storage. Your Android application can, like Google Photos, make a backup all your photos automatically (and you can also choose which photos are copied and which are not).
To activate the backup of photos in Dropbox, you must activate Uploads from camera, with the possibility of also selecting videos. They are uploaded to original quality and count on your space. Dropbox gives 2 GB free to new accounts and has 2 TB plans for 119.99 euros per year.
Dropbox: cloud storage
Unlike other apps on our list, Amazon Photos does not have a free version, but is included as an added bonus when you become an Amazon Prime subscriber, which costs about 37 euros a year. That is, if you have Amazon Prime, you have unlimited storage in Amazon Photos.
Amazon Photos makes backup copies of your photos in a similar way to how Google Photos does, being able to choose which folders you want to be included and which not and to original quality, and can also include videos.
In a somewhat more adventurous terrain we have “the Dubox cloud”, a virtually unknown application that belongs to PopIn Inc, which in turn is owned by Baidu Japan. For being so little known, it works reasonably well and allows you to make a automatic backup of your photos (not so for the videos).
Unlike other apps on our list, there are no pricing plans and users receive 1 TB of free space to upload your photos or any other file. The files uploaded there can be consulted both from the app and from the web version.
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Another option is to use MEGA’s controversial service, which gives you 15 GB free storage that can grow in different ways such as adding your phone number to your profile. The app asks for too many permissions when you open it for the first time, although most of them are optional and not necessary to back up your photos.
To activate the backup of the camera, you must activate Camera uploads, which allows you to upload videos too. In the settings you can choose to upload other folders with photos, as well as if you want the original names of the files to be kept or if you want to include location tags.
Mediafire is another cloud file hosting service that has moved to mobile and includes the automatic syncing of photos. The app is a bit old-fashioned in terms of design, but it still works perfectly.
Mediafire gives 12 GB of free storage to users, with the possibility of receiving extra space. The application is a bit basic, allowing you to choose only if you want to make a copy of the camera and if you want it to be done only when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Yandex Disk is something like the Google Photos of Russia, and it has very similar functions and even the interface is somewhat similar. This application allows you to do an unlimited backup of your photos.
An advantage of Yandex.Disk over Google Photos is that it allows you to choose the size of the cache that it stores on your mobile, although uploading videos requires going through the checkout. This cloud storage gives 10 GB free to users