Samsung users: do you pay for Samsung Cloud storage?

Samsung users: do you pay for Samsung Cloud storage?
In 2018, the Cloud pretty much takes care of our storage and transfer needs. What started with little-known PC services like and Dropbox was quickly adopted for mobile devices, with Apple's iCloud and Google's Drive pushing hard for our cloud-based future.

Nowadays, there are plenty of cloud providers out there, and some manufacturers also offer the service to their loyal users. Samsung, for example, offers anyone with a Samsung Accound 15 GB of cloud storage for free, with two tiers to upgrade to — 50 GB for $1 monthly, or 200 GB for $3 per month.

But, with Google Drive and Google Photos out there, and with every Samsung user getting 100 GB of Microsoft OneDrive storage for free — does one really need to drop money on Samsung's exclusive cloud? We are not so sure... Do you?

Do or would you pay for Samsung Cloud storage?

Nope, I've got my cloud needs covered by something else
No, I don't do cloud storage



1. libra89

Posts: 2316; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Nope. I have been enjoying the additional 100 gb of storage that comes with Samsung phones for OneDrive. Also, I don't always plan to use only Samsung phones, so paying for their cloud is useless to me.

16. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Does the 100GB with OneDrive for life or is it have a time limited?

3. turk_az

Posts: 75; Member since: May 11, 2012

i use Microsoft's Onedrive.

8. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I have 1TB from them with Office, so I see little point in paying Sammy especially as I am probably going to get a Pixel 3 at the end of the year.

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Nope, first of all I don't really use any cloud service as additional storage, mostly only for backing up contacts, messages or apps data. Second, I got more more than enough of native/sd card storage for me to keep all my photos, videos and music. Third, I constantly backup my files to my pc and external hard disk. Fourth and the last, since I got a Pixel, iPhone, Galaxy and a Lumia, I can't really focus on one single cloud storage.

5. mcdanielvzw

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 10, 2016

I store misc docs and excel sheets on one drive and google drive (business vs personal) but I refuse to sync (free or pay) all my photos and more sensitive information to a public cloud. I just started using Resilio to sync my phone to my PC and vice versa for MP3s.

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No need to pay for cloud storage. Enough options out there to help balance out but I do use Samsung cloud for device level settings, sNote, message and call log back ups.

7. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017


9. twens

Posts: 1184; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

128gb SD card no need for cloud

10. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I ain't living in the Cloud, I keep it real on da ground! I wouldn't touch it with yours lol I remember Samsung turning backup to Cloud after one of their updates, when I saw it I hit the roof!

11. Blazers

Posts: 766; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The OneDrive 100gb is limited time only. After a year, it goes away.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6883; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

The idea is to fill it up as much as possible before the year's end, otherwise you'll lose the space you haven't used. You wouldn't be able to delete and add new files, but it's still a good backup for any important stuff.

12. drained

Posts: 25; Member since: May 01, 2017

I have 1 TB yahoo account for no reason

14. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

Google Drive the only one worth pay for, every thing else has the risk to shutdown one day, except Google

15. PenTiltoKet

Posts: 552; Member since: May 18, 2016

Agree with you.

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