Since High Quality photo upload support up to a max of 16 MP, most flagship like Pixel, S7, Note5, Note8, S8, U11, V30, G6, OP3, OP5 and all the iPhones wonÂ’t have any issue as it come with 12 or 16 MP.
Doesn't matter either way, because Google can do with your uploaded photos and videos whatever they want, so you'd be pretty stupid to use their services.
That's the case for *all* content in *all* Google services, btw: Google Drive, Google Mail, Google Chrome etc. From their Licence Agreement: (yes, I know no one reads these)
11. Content license from you
11.1 By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services.
11.2 You agree that this license includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.
11.3 You understand that Google, in performing the required technical steps to provide the Services to our users, may (a) transmit or distribute your Content over various public networks and in various media; and (b) make such changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to the technical requirements of connecting networks, devices, services or media. You agree that this license shall permit Google to take these actions.
11.4 You confirm and warrant to Google that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license.
High quality is more than enough for smartphone. Original quality could be original low quality too.
CHAR, 14 Oct 2017what happens when the google pixel is sold or replaced with a new phone after 2 years?do they ... moreSince Google photos is a service from google, after the upload is done, you can access the full quality photo from any device or computer.
All these companies want all the user data they can get, private storage is best
That can be of good value if one desires to keep their 4K videos using Google photos. Otherwise, the "high quality" option is decent enough for photos and 1080p videos.
what happens when the google pixel is sold or replaced with a new phone after 2 years?do they keep the original quality from any device?
I don't think it's a big issue. How many pixel 2 owner will keep the phone beyond 2020? People generally change phones in 2 years and at the most 3 yrs.
but will buying an old pixel now have the same lifetime storage or even buying one now will be up to 2020?
My question is, does anyone have the Pixel 2 currently? Google might change their mind, you know! Lol
Well of course I'm happy being OG Pixel owner but this is so unfair for the Pixel 2 owners!
So Pixel 1 owners get headphone jack and unlimited cloud storage in original quality for life? I probably shouldn't have sold mine then but it wasn't recognized by my Mac. Most of my videos are 720p and lower and pix are 6MP or lower. But what a way to reward the original Pixel owners
Rafe Firmani, 14 Oct 2017So, after 2020 the original photos saved in clouds would be converted to high quality. That's... moreNope. Everything in OQ uploaded before 2020 will stay in OQ. But note that HQ is just crop images to under 16MP and videos cropped to 1080p. So after 2020, the only change for Pixel2 users is that their videos are in 1080 instead of 4K (since the camera is 12MP).