Unlike previous years, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will not come with unlimited original quality photo backups inside of Google Photos.
As you may be aware, Google used to couple past Pixel devices with unlimited cloud storage for original quality photos inside of Google Photos. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case in 2019, with the Google Store specifically listing unlimited storage for “High” quality photos, which is the equivalent of HD photos.
Free unlimited storage*.
Never worry about storing, finding, or sharing your memories thanks to unlimited storage in high quality on Google Photos.
*Google Photos offers free unlimited online storage for all photos and videos uploaded in high quality. Photos and videos uploaded in high quality may be compressed or resized. Requires Google Account. Data rates may apply.
Does this suck? Absolutely. Considering Google always highlights the camera and photo quality on the Pixel, it’s unfortunate that the company wouldn’t again provide unlimited original quality backups through Google Photos.
Does this factor into your purchasing decision?