Pick and choose
So you are saying one version came with…
… extra space!
I use the Pixel 6 Pro as my daily driver. The phone is a year and a half old. I am able to get a full day of heavy use on a single charge. The only thing I don’t love about this phone is the low storage. The camera takes awesome photos and videos, but the storage capacity (in my not so humble opinion) is designed to force users to pay for cloud storage.
For this reason, my next device will likely be a NOS Samsung device with SD card capabilities.
Sadly, most of the “flagship” phones these days don’t come with the option of adding external storage. No doubt a way to lock us into their cloud ecosystems. I think you get 100gb free storage when you buy a new pixel - but that’s nothing. I am subscribed to 2tb of google storage right now. I share it with my family to backup all our phones photos and videos. Alternately, you can keep downloading stuu from your phone to a PC or something.
Found this on google:
If you are somewhat tech savvy, you could always self-host your photo storage as well. thinks like Nextcloud, Owncloud, PhotoPrism, and many more all have fairly mature phone apps to automatically upload photos to their own respective servers. And you can self host those servers on a NAS or old PC at your own house. They all have mostly the same features as Google or Apple do for photo sharing/storage, even AI face recognization. Though their AI isn’t as good as Google’s but it’s a start.
I’ve got a 10tb NAS connected to a Nextcloud instance that I also share with my Family. We can add photos to shared collections and even send out e-mails to allow others to view photos. And I don’t have to pay anyone else for it, or worry about loosing all my photos because something happened to my Google account.
I have a NAS as well. Occasionally I’ll move the Google data over to it. It’s a QNAP. I still have Picasa on an old PC that I use to organize the photos on the NAS. The native qnap app isn’t great for viewing the pics through our home devices.
I like Google photos. I’m typing this on a pixel 7 pro. So I’m familiar with a lot of the features that are available with their software. The magic erase feature is seriously a gimmick. For every pic I’ve tried to use it with - the results show that the image was clearly messed with. But, unblur is a pretty decent feature. And all the search capabilities in photos - love them!
For some reason i read the color as : Stormy Daniels
Tell me if this true. If you get the 2TB google storage subscription, then use more than 15GB, then Unsubscribe, do you lose access to your email as it will probably state you have no space on your account for emails, etc?
just bought a used P6P and I LOVE it. It cost about $250. Best phone I’ve ever used. (Out of 12 mini, Pixel 4a5G, Pixel 3, iPhone 7 and Flip4) only 2 that came close were the Pixels!
Did that happen after you drank a Dark and Stormy?
What happens when that 10tb drive dies? Or do you have that backed up to a second one…?
I said I have a 10tb NAS. That last part is important and means Netowrk Attached Storage. And many NAS devices usually have multiple drives in them and support different types of RAID. Which means Redundant Array of Independent Disks/Drives. In short a RAID will store data over multiple drives in a way so that if one drive fails, you will not loose any data, and can then replace that drive and move along without any dataloss.
Now this is a very high level, over simplified view that glosses over a lot more technical details that can change many parts of how that works. But as far as most people would understand, Yes if one drive fails, my data is in a manner of speaking, backed up on another drive. And now that I’ve said that, I’m sure someone will come along and say “RAID is not a backup solution!!”. Which is true, but I’m also not running an enterprise business that will loose tons of money if there is any downtime or dataloss. So I dont have the money, time, and space to put in a true backup solution. And the reality is a RAID offeres more than enough protections for the average home consumer use.