Google Photos vs Gallery Go by Google Photos – Which One is For You?

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Google recently published a new app Gallery Go by Google Photos. The app is another Photos app. There is already one app Google Photos out there, then why Google has released the new app? With growing internet and fast connections, it has become easier to manage photos saved online, but the fast connection is not available everywhere. The article is all about the difference between Google Photos and Gallery Go by Google Photos. We will compare both the apps and see what’s the difference, what features are missing in Gallery Go, and finally, which one should you use. The article is the final place for Google Photos vs Gallery Go by Google Photos.

Google Photos vs Gallery Go by Google Photos

The step by step compassion follows in the below categories. You can click if you are only interested in a specific part of the comparison.

  1. Interface.
  2. What features are the same?
  3. Missing features in Gallery Go.
  4. Missing features in Google Photos.
  5. Editor.
  6. Storage.
  7. Which one is for me?
  8. In conclusion.

1. Interface differences

Interface differences

Interface differences

Everyone knows about Google Photos. The main interface is the first viewable part of the app, and we have four options down the below. On Gallery Go by Google Photos, there are only two options. The assistant which is my favourite feature as it informs me about past events, memories, suggests to free up memory by deleting the unnecessary media, and creates animations, colleges etc. is missing. The second feature which is missing in Gallery Go by Google Photos is sharing. You can still share the media, but the specific place where you can see and manage all the shared items is missing. When you open Gallery Go by Google Photos, you find the photos sorted in different albums including selfie, nature, people etc. The app is simple to use.

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What features are available in both

Features including sharing media, sorting media in folders, viewing folders, playing videos, deleting media, and editor (limited features in Gallery Go) are available.

What is missing in Gallery Go

As we have already mentioned that the assistant and sharing tab is missing. With those two, you can’t find location settings, search option, back up and sync options, Google Lens and PhotoScan support, and account management options. With those features missing, the app does not require location, telephone, and contacts permissions, making it easier to use and lightweight.

What features are missing in Google Photos

Gallery Go Night Mode GIF 2

Gallery Go Night Mode GIF 2

The app is the parent doesn’t mean that it’s perfect. There is one feature which is missing, but soon Google will implement that in Google Photos. The function is called the dark mode. Gallery Go comes with a dark mode which looks great at all the times. The photo viewing window and the sharing media feature are better in Gallery Go. Tapping on the Share button pops up the three most frequently used apps with the Other button which pops up the basic sharing window.

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Both apps are equipped with an editor. While Google Photos comes with a fully-featured editor, Gallery Go by Google Photos comes with a one-touch auto-enhance option. On Google Photos, you have options including auto-enhance, effects, brightness, contrast, crop, rotate, and advanced tools which we see on the editor screen. Gallery Go, on the other hand, comes with an option to auto-enhance the photo on the media view screen. You can also go to the editor to add effects, rotate and crop the photo and save a copy of it.

Moving to the video editing part of Google Photos vs Gallery Go by Google Photos, the editor in Google Photos has options to trim, rotate, and stabilise the video, while in Gallery GO, you have the only option to trim the video.


Storage difference

Difference in Storage

Storage impacts on the comparison as there is a vast difference. Google Photos take 89.03 MB of storage while Gallery Go occupies 21.97 MB. That means we can install four Gallery Go apps on the place of Google Photos. Also, fewer features and less storage implies the app will run faster.

Which one is for you?

Go with Gallery Go if you are under one or more options.

  • If you have an old device with an old OS and less than 1 GB RAM.
  • If Google Photos is slow.
  • Gallery Go is for you if your phone has less than 32GB of storage.
  • If you don’t have access to the internet all the time of the internet is expensive.
  • If you don’t use Google Drive.

Well if you don’t fall into one of above, then you should continue using Google Photos.

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In conclusion

Here is the end of the Google Photos vs Gallery Go by Google Photos. Gallery Go can save a bunch of space, and it can run quicker, but favourite apps are unreplaceable. I hope the article helped. Thanks for having a read. Which app do you use? Have you tried Gallery Go yet? Please share your thoughts in the comments section. Also, please let me know if any of the information is missing on this page, I’ll update as soon as possible.

Image information: The images used are the property of Google. The images are the original screenshots of the apps. Last modified by Madhsudhan on 22/Aug/2019.

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