On June 1, the free and unlimited Google Photos storage for most devices ended, a blow to those who had spent years uploading their lifetime of photos to the cloud but so far the Google Pixel had been spared, but with the announcement of the new Pixel 5a, the company has confirmed what was feared: the new Pixel no longer has unlimited storage on Google Photos.

In this way, the new Pixel 5a loses one of its appeal and if its previous models continue to be counted, from the original Pixel to the Pixel 5, they will have unlimited Google Photos storage for life, and have retained this advantage in the new Pixel could increase their sales in the countries where they are offered for sale.

The Pixel 5a without unlimited storage of photos and videos

Late last year, Google itself confirmed that future Pixels wouldn’t have unlimited free storage, but it was hoped that they would launch a special storage plan for their new Pixels, but that didn’t. not been the case. Looking at the Google Store, we see that the new Pixel 5a has 128GB of storage, while the Pixel 4a or Pixel 5 has 128GB with high-quality unlimited storage with Google Photos.

Google did not want to continue with unlimited storage in Google Photos on its new phones, even temporarily, as happened with the original quality backup of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3, which for about three years had ‘unlimited storage in original quality and after the date they went to unlimited storage in high quality. In the new Pixels, they didn’t even want to give a few months of unlimited storage.

Now Google is limited to offering three months of Google One with 100 GB of cloud storage by purchasing a Pixel 5a, this offer is very small compared to the previous Pixels which are still on sale with their unlimited Google Photos storage. It’s a shame that the new Pixels lose this important differentiation from other brands.

Therefore, those who buy a Pixel 5a will now only have 15GB of free cloud storage, which allows us to save around 5,000 photos with the Google Photos backup.

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