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Pixel 4's Disappointment: Without unlimited photo storage in the highest quality in the cloud

The new models from home Continuing the Photography Capability Tradition - But Will Not Offer One of the Biggest Benefits to Photography Enthusiasts in the Brand's Previous Three Incarnations

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A day passed Since the official announcement of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL And the opinions that are heard on the web are… very divisive, to put it mildly.

Google has dedicated most of its announcement event to various non-smart home products 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 the Plus the elaborate.

Among all these details there was no real reference to the fact that the company continues to offer volumes Of 64GB or 128GB only with no local extension option (while some competitors have already progressed to 256GB as a base) - nor that the big advantage of the The original, the 2 and 3 is not exactly available there anymore.

Google has offered unlimited storage services in its cloud platform of images and videos of their highest quality (without any additional compression to reduce the volume they capture), together with the previous Pixel devices - each with slightly different conditions specified in lowercase and even changed and updated from time to time . This has changed as part of the launch of the discounted Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, and we are now verifying that As well as the Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL Do not enjoy the free upload of materials to Photos of the highest quality.

Unlimited still exists - but not in the same format we knew

According to the latest terms on the official website of , Owners of the original first-generation Pixel devices will be able to enjoy upload support And original quality videos with no time limit, while owners of devices The second generation will enjoy it until the end of 2021 and device owners The third generation will enjoy this by the end of 2022 - not a bad deal at all that may be used by many until they decide to upgrade the device in their hands anyway.

There are many more complaints about the updated Pixel models, and the way they are She chose to display them, which can be encountered in many corners of the network

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 4 models, on the other hand, enjoy unlimited uploads And indefinitely (as of now) of And videos - but only high quality, and not maximum - with the explanation that these content may undergo a process of shrinking and losing quality if they become too large, depending on the considerations of the cloud platform itself. Perhaps you can take comfort in the fact that this is still a benefit that is not available in many other flag models on the market?

Small print About Us Unlimited - in their latest version after the 4
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s Beyond this relative disadvantage, which will require users to pay for services So as not to be limited by the amount of storage available on smartphones themselves (Google will offer 100GB of Free in the cloud for buyers, but only for three months) and not compromise on quality - you can find quite a few complaints that Google has chosen to maintain a modest capacity for batteries in the models, to eliminate the fingerprint scanner in favor of the use of facial recognition technologies, to give up the integration of headphone adapter in enclosures The devices, giving up a dual selfie camera array which starred in 3 XL and give up a wide angle photography sensor at the back.

There's also 100GB for cloud storage Which can be utilized for uploading And videos of their original quality - though the time limit may create users' dependency on the service (monthly or yearly fee) after the benefit ends, which is something not everyone will probably like

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.

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