Pixel, Pixel XL owners have unlimited free storage of original photos and videos for life
When the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL models rolled out last year, Google promised owners of the two devices unlimited free storage of original quality photos and videos in Google Photo. No expiration date was ever mentioned. So when the word came from Mountain View that Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL owners will get the same treatment of their photos and videos, but only through the end of 2020, beads of sweat started to drip off owners of the first-gen models. Would their unlimited storage of original quality photos and videos also expire after three more years?
According to Google, the answer is "No!" While pictures and videos taken by Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners will still be stored on an unlimited basis after 2020, the images will be uploaded in "high-quality." Note that this is considered a slight drop-off from original quality.
It is rare when an earlier version of a particular model phone gets a better feature than the newer sequel. But in this case, Pixel and Pixel XL owners will get to store photos and videos in original quality for their lifetime. Owners of the two sequels have only three years to enjoy the same.