Although the internal memory of mobile phones has increased over time, having all the photos and videos that we have made stored on the device can cause problems. For example, if the mobile phone breaks or for some reason stops working, you run the risk of losing all the files. But to problems, solutions, or rather, Cloud.

The cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google One or OneDrive are old acquaintances. All of them offer some gigabytes of free space and various options to increase said space in exchange for a monthly or annual subscription. To see which is the most suitable option, we have compiled plans and prices of the most popular. Here are the results.

The different cloud storages

When choosing a storage service, the most versatile is Amazon Drive. Amazon is one of the big providers of online storage, so it is normal that it is the most scalable platform. You can choose from 100 GB to 30 TB of storage in hops that go from tera to tera. All in all, 30 TB of cloud storage may be excessive to save photos and videos, especially considering that Amazon Drive is paid annually. Paying 2,990.70 euros in one go can be a significant expense.

The other four recommended options are Dropbox, Google One, OneDrive and MEGA. The reason is simple. They do not have too high plans, the prices are affordable if we take into account the storage offered and they have mobile and desktop applications, so the exchange of files is much easier. All of them have automatic upload of photos and videos when we connect to a WiFi network, so anyone is a good option.

Dropbox, Google One, OneDrive, MEGA and iCloud have mobile applications to facilitate automatic file uploads

Although OneDrive doesn’t offer a 2TB plan, there is one point to keep in mind in your Office 365 Personal plan. It has 1TB of storage, but includes Office 365 and office applications for PC, Mac and smartphones. If you are an app user like Word, PowerPoint or Excel, you may want to sacrifice some space in exchange for being able to access them as a subscriber. Also say that the 6TB plan is for sharing between multiple users.

Samsung Cloud and Huawei Cloud are two services designed to be used almost exclusively on mobile phones. It does not have desktop software or applications for iOS, so they can be useful to take advantage of the free space and make a specific backup, but in general terms, they do not compete in versatility and options with the rest of the alternatives. iCloud, meanwhile, offers 2 TB of storage for 9.99 euros per month, so if you prefer stay in the apple ecosystem, may be an option. Of course, more than 2 TB you can not get.

Cloud Storage Comparison Table

DROPBOX

GOOGLE ONE

ONEDRIVE

ICLOUD

AMAZON DRIVE

SAMSUNG CLOUD

HUAWEI CLOUD

MEGA

FREE

2 GB

15 GB

5 GB

5 GB

5 GB

15 GB

5 GB

50 GB

50 GB

€ 0.99 / month

€ 0.99 / month

€ 0.99 / month
€ 11.88 / year

100 GB

€ 1.99 / month
€ 19.99 / year

€ 19.99 / year
€ 1.66 / month

200 GB

€ 2.99 / month
€ 29.99 / year

€ 2 / month

€ 2.99 / month

€ 2.99 / month

€ 2.99 / month € 35.99 / year

€ 4.99 / month

1TB

€ 7 / month
€ 69 / year

€ 99.99 / year
€ 8.33 / month

€ 9.99 / month

2 TB

€ 11.99 / month
€ 9.99 / month in the annual plan

€ 9.99 / month
€ 99.99 / year

€ 9.99 / month

€ 199.98 / year
€ 16.66 / month

€ 9.99 / month € 119.88 / year

3TB

€ 19.99 / month
€ 16.58 / month in the annual plan

€ 299.97 / year
€ 24.99 / month

4TB

€ 399.94 / year
€ 33.33 / month

€ 19.99 / month

5TB

€ 499.95 / year
€ 41.66 / month

6TB

€ 10 / month
€ 99 / year

€ 599.94 / year
€ 49.99 / month

7TB

€ 699.93 / year
€ 58.32 / month

8TB

€ 799.92 / year
€ 66.66 / month

€ 29.99 / month

9TB

€ 899.91 / year
€ 74.99 / month

10TB

€ 99.99 / month

€ 999.90 / year
€ 83.32 / month

20TB

€ 199.99 / month

€ 1,990.80 / year
€ 166.65 / month

30TB

€ 299 / month

€ 2,990.70 / year
€ 249.97 / month

Amazon Drive is paid annually, so the monthly amount comes from dividing the annual price by 12

Is there a free option?

With the previous alternatives we are assuming that keeping files in their highest quality is a sine qua non condition, but it may not be your case. You may just be looking for a platform to upload as many photos and videos as you want to always have them at hand, although that implies losing a minimum of quality. If so, there are options. Two, to be exact.

Google Photos is free for all users, while Amazon Photos implies being an Amazon Prime subscriber

On the one hand we have Google Photos, the Unlimited Google photo and video storage service that has been between us for a long time. So much so that in Android the Google Photos application has become the gallery application and comes pre-installed on all Android phones. Google Photos allows you to upload as many photos and videos as you want in exchange for slightly compressing the file.

Specifically, the photos drop to 16 MP resolution and the video has its resolution reduced to FullHD. However, the loss of quality is not at all obvious, so do not fear that Google will destroy your images. If you are not Prime and you don’t want to lose a single memory, Google Photos is one of the most recommended options.

On the other hand is Amazon Photos, available free to Amazon Prime subscribers. This service allows you to store unlimited photos and videos without losing quality, although of course, it implies being an Amazon Prime customer, so, at least in Spain, you will be paying about 36 euros per year. If you are already a subscriber, it is one of the advantages that you can take advantage of with Twitch Prime or Prime Video.