The new models from home Google Continuing the tradition of improving photography capabilities - but will not offer one of the biggest benefits that winked at photography enthusiasts in the brand's previous three incarnations
A day passed Since the official announcement of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL And the opinions expressed on the net are very divisive, to put it mildly.
Google has dedicated most of its announcement event to various non-smart home productspixel 4, while the minutes focused on the device itself mainly talked about enhancing its photography capabilities, with a new dedicated close-up camera, support for the sky-shooting in the dark, and improvements to theHDR Plus the elaborate.
Among all these details there was no real reference to the fact that the company continues to offer volumes storage Of only 64GB or 128GB with no local expansion option (while some competitors have already advanced to 256GB as a base) - and not that the big advantage of thepixel The original, thepixel 2 andpixel 3 is not exactly available there anymore.
Google has offered unlimited storage services in its cloud platform of images and videos in their original, maximum quality (without any additional compression to reduce the volume they occupy), along with the previous Pixel devices - each with slightly different terms specified in small print and even changed and updated from time to time . This situation has changed as part of the launch of the discounted Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, and now we get verification for that As well as the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL Do not enjoy the free upload of materials to Google Photos of the highest quality.
According to the latest terms on the official website of Google, Owners of the original first-generation Pixel devices will be able to enjoy upload support תמונות And original quality videos with no time limit, while owners of devices pixel The second generation will enjoy it until the end of 2021 and device owners pixel The third generation will enjoy this until the end of 2022 - not a bad benefit at all that may be used by many until the time they decide to upgrade the device in their hands anyway.
The Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 models, on the other hand, enjoy unlimited uploads storage And indefinitely (as of now) of תמונות And videos - but only in high quality, and not in maximum quality - with the explanation that this content may undergo a process of shrinkage and loss of quality if it is too large, depending on the considerations of the cloud platform itself. Maybe you can take comfort in the fact that this is a benefit that is not available in many other flagship models on the market?
s Beyond this relative disadvantage, which will require users to pay for services cloud So as not to be limited by the amount of storage available on smartphones themselves (Google will offer 100GB of storage Free in the cloud for buyers, but only for three months) and do not compromise on quality - you can find quite a few complaints that Google has chosen to maintain a somewhat modest capacity for batteries in the models, remove the fingerprint scanner in favor of using face recognition technologies, give up integration of headphone adapter in cases Devices, giving up a dual selfie camera array that starred inpixel 3 XL and give up a wide angle photography sensor at the back.
the mother The new duo From the company that brought the Android system into the world will succeed in becoming a success story despite the disadvantages? Feel free to write us your thoughts in the comments.