Cloud Storage on Windows Phone – which service is the best value?

Earlier today, Google slashed their cloud storage pricing for Google Drive to some insanely low numbers. How low? For just $1.99 a month you get 100GB of storage. If you want to get 100GB on OneDrive you’ll need to pony up $7.49 per month to do that. The pricing wars are now officially on for cloud storage and hopefully the only winners here will be us, the consumers. Let’s check out how some of the major cloud storage services stack up against one another for pricing.

We’ll compare OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and Copy. You already have apps in the Windows Phone Store for OneDrive, Dropbox, Box and Copy. And we’ll see soon have excellent unofficial clients like Google Drive from Rudy Huyn and his new CloudSix initiative.

The pricing we highlight below is what the majority of you will pay as a normal consumer. We’ll ignore enterprise pricing and just look at options available to you today. For the free tier we’ll focus on what’s initially available on the onset. Most services, like OneDrive and Dropbox, offer additional free storage for referrals and other initiatives.


  • 7GB – Free
  • 50GB – $25/year or $4.49/month
  • 100GB – $50/year or $7.49/month
  • 200GB – $100/year or $11.49/month

Download OneDrive from the Windows Phone Store

QR: OneDrive

Google Drive

  • 15GB – Free
  • 100GB – $1.99/month
  • 1TB – $9.99/month
  • 10TB – $99.99/month

CloudSix for Google Drive is an upcoming third-party app that will be available soon for Windows Phone. Google currently doesn’t offer an official app in the Windows Phone Store


  • 2GB – Free
  • 100GB – $99/year or $9.99/month
  • 200GB – $199/year or $19.99/month
  • 500GB – $499/year or $49.99/month

Download CloudSix for Dropbox from the Windows Phone Store.

QR: Dropbox


  • 15GB – Free
  • 250GB – $99/year or $9.99/month
  • 500GB – $149/year or $14.99/month

Copy actually does have an official app out for Windows Phone. You can grab Copy in the Windows Phone Store.

QR: Copy


  • 10GB – Free
  • 100GB – $10/month

Download the official Box app for Windows Phone in the Windows Phone Store

QR: Box

Your turn

We like polling you all and seeing what you think. Let us know which online storage service you’re using in the poll below. Be sure to let us know what you think about Google’s new aggressive pricing and whether or not OneDrive will respond with a comparable move.

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Sam Sabri