Getting a Google Pixel is pretty tempting

Google’s Pixel phones have a lot going for them.

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Are you looking for a smartphone with Google Photos, Chrome, Gmail and Google Drive integration? If so, a Pixel might be a good choice for you. Google offers many iterations of its Pixel phones, including the Pixel 4A and Pixel 5, and now the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro that come with the company’s in-house Tensor chip.

Pixel phones are known for taking great photos. But it isn’t just about having an excellent camera and luxurious hardware: Software and the services that a phone ties into are also important. Let’s get into a few of these.

Read more: CNET’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews

Unlimited storage for Google Photos 

One big reason to get a Pixel is unlimited storage in Google Photos. Unlike other non-Pixel handsets, Pixel phones have no data cap for backing up photos to the cloud. Photos you take on a Pixel will be saved in their original quality, not automatically compressed to save space. The extent of this benefit varies based on the Pixel you pick up: If you can find the first Pixel phone released in 2016, you should be able to upload photos at original quality for the life of the device. 

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Pixel phones will enjoy unlimited storage on Google Photos. Other handsets will not.