Google offers its users a wide array of services that they have cleverly tied and integrated into each other, with the idea being that it would create a more cohesive system that just works across the board. Google Drive is one of the features and acts as the backup of choice for Android, like the photos you take, videos, and even messages.
This doesn’t mean that Google Drive is the best, and if you feel that maybe Google knows a bit too much about you, more than you’re comfortable with, then it might be time to start exploring some alternative options. Some of these alternative backup services are free, some are paid, but maybe there could be something else that you might find that Google isn’t offering.
While Mega might have gotten a bad rep from the early days as being a host for pirated and other questionable content, there’s no denying that it is one of the better free options out there for cloud storage and backup. It offers users a generous 50GB out of the gate, which is typically more than enough for most.
It also helps that the platform was built on a public source code, which means that it is open to inspection by just about anyone, so you know if Mega tries any funny business, or if there are security vulnerabilities, its public source code means that it could, in theory, be detected earlier.