Switched to Android, Full Res Pics & Video

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ILowry82, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. ILowry82 macrumors regular

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    I just switched to the Moto Z. Most of my friends and family have iPhones but I prefer android. My question is how do you go about getting full resolution pictures and videos through text messages?
     
  2. timeconsumer macrumors 65816

    timeconsumer

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    Messaging is kind of a mess on Android. Right now your phone uses MMS to send photos/videos to iPhone users which compresses them. Google is trying to get carriers to implement a universal profile for RCS which will basically replace SMS/MMS to provide an iMessage like experience, it will also fall back to SMS/MMS as needed. Apple will also have to build this into their Messages app and I haven't read any information if Apple will support this or not.

    Some workarounds:

    You could upload the photos to Google Photos and send links in text messages to the full resolution photos/videos.

    Could have people install an IM app such as: Signal, WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger.
     
  3. MRU Suspended

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    Send via ....

    WhatsApp
    Allo
    Facebook Messenger
    Skype
    Hangouts

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    Take your pic ;)
     
  4. mclld macrumors 68000

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  5. jdlindsey7 macrumors regular

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    Does Allo compress and share a higher quality of image and video like iMessage?
     
  6. ILowry82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    No, regular Z. The camera is important to me and from what I've seen the camera on the Z play is sub par. Am I wrong?
     
  7. mclld macrumors 68000

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    The Z is tecnically higher end and the camera is better for sure but the Z Play is well regarded, especially for the battery
     

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