Google Cloud Pricing

By John Wallace
When choosing Google cloud services, most users are concerned about Google cloud pricing. Let’s have a look at the following notes about Google cloud pricing before making the final decision.

Introduction

Currently, the most popular Google cloud services are iCloud of Apple, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive of Microsoft. Google Drive and OneDrive have different Google cloud pricing. For example, OneDrive provides customers with 15GB free storage at first. Meanwhile, iCloud offers 50GB free storage with just only $0.99 per month. So which is the best option for users? Let’s compare Google cloud pricing of the most popular Google cloud services at present.

Compare monthly fee of Google cloud services

iCloud
Dropbox
Google Drive
OneDrive
Free cloud storage
5GB
2GB
15GB
15GB
50GB
$0.99
-
-
-
100GB
-
-
$1.99
$1.99
200GB
$2.99
-
-
$3.99
1TB
$9.99
$9.99
$9.99
$6.99
10TB
-
-
$99.99
-
20TB
-
-
$199.99
-
30TB
-
-
$299.99
-
Unlimited cloud storage
-
$15
-
-
Dropbox is used the most popularly, but it offers only 2GB free storage. In the first period of time, Dropbox users will be provided with free storage via some discounts when buying mobile phones, using image introduction and uploading features, but this free storage will be cut after one or two years, and users will have only 2GB of storage. If customers want to have more storage, they will have to pay $9.99 per month for a 1TB package and $15 per month for unlimited cloud storage for the next years.
 
iCloud of Apples offers 5GB free storage, which is fixed for backup versions of iPhone and iPad. So customers can only use 1GB or 2GB free storage or cannot use full storage as it has been taken by backup, they have to delete the backup for more storage. However, if customers pay $0.99 per month, they will have an additional 50GB of storage. 50GB is enough for most people for saving photos, documents, and backup. The three remaining competitors have higher starting prices.
Both Google Drive and OneDrive offer 15GB free storage. But Google Drive is more competitive as it provides many fee-paying choices for different storage packages ranging from 100GB to 30TB. Moreover, Google Drive is also a good and high-speed storage service and can be used alongside with email and image and document storage. OneDrive offers similar services. But when customers buy a 1TB package with $6.99 per month, they will be given with Office 365.
 
However, choosing google cloud services based on their pricing is not enough. Customers need to consider the features that the services offer. We would like to give some comparisons on the features of the leading Google cloud services.

Compare operating system support feature

iCloud
Dropbox
Google Drive
OneDrive
iOS
Android
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
BackBerry
No
Yes
No
No
Window Phone
No
Yes
No
Yes
Windows
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
OS X
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

We can see from the table that: 


  • + Dropbox offers the fewest free storage, but it supports the most operating systems. If you have low demands of storage, you should choose Dropbox as it allows you to synchronize data easily with many types of equipment running different operating systems. Besides, many apps support their data backup on Dropbox.
  • + iCloud is the unique service of iOS, meeting the data storage demands at the medium level. If you have higher demands of data storage, you should consider choosing a 50GB package with $0.99. However, iCloud support fewer operating systems, so you should buy ICloud when you need to synchronize data between iPhone, IPad, and MacBook.
  • + You should choose OneDrive when you are using other services of Microsoft such as Office 365 or Windows Phone. OneDrive supports many operating systems with reasonable prices. OneDrive offers up to 15GB free storage, so customers do not need to upgrade or pay fees for storage services.
  • Google Drive is an outstanding google cloud service as it supports well for both individual customers and business customers. 15GB is enough for most users. If customers have higher demands of data storage, Google will have fee-paying packages ranging from 100GB to 30TB.

We hope that with the comparison of Google cloud pricing and Google cloud features, you have made a right decision for the most suitable Google cloud services.