Google Photos is a great way for users to backup their photos and sync it across multiple devices, and for the most part the free option is actually more than enough for most people. However there are some who might upload photos that go beyond the free limit in terms of quality, and that’s when you’ve got to start paying for backup.
The good news is that if you are thinking about picking up the Google Pixel 3, Google has confirmed that just like the previous Pixel models, you will be getting free unlimited photo storage at full resolution. “With Pixel 3, you can save all your favorite moments with free, unlimited photo and video storage in original resolution. It’s hassle-free, you don’t have to think about back-ups. Come back to Google Photos later and search for the beach photos you took on your Pixel 3, and they’ll pop right up.”
However Google does note that this free unlimited full resolution backup is only valid until the 31st of January, 2022. This is regardless of when you purchase your phone, meaning that if you really want to take advantage of it you should buy it right now. The Pixel 2 had a similar expiry date, although theirs was set for 2020, but the original Pixel seems to be free for life, which we guess is Google’s way of acknowledging early adopters.