We tested WhatsApp’s new “Best Quality” photo download option; here are the results
Send best quality WhatsApp images
If you are using WhatsApp beta version for Android 18.104.22.168 model, you can set the standard for sending WhatsApp images in the app settings. To set the high quality of popular photography on WhatsApp, go to Settings -> Storage and knowledge. Here you will notice a brand new possibility of “Photo upload quality” under Media to add high quality settings. You can set the high quality addition of photography to Auto, Best High Quality, or Data Saver.
Best quality WhatsApp photo download quality: tested
As promised, we’ve taken a quick tour to show you the fitness of the all-new best high-quality addition. And spoiler alert, it’s disappointing. For this I used a 12MP photo taken on my OnePlus 7T. The photograph has a resolution of 3000x 4000 and a dimension of 3.9MB.
Now I uploaded the same image to WhatsApp with Auto, Best Quality, and Data Saver choices. The image sent in Auto mode was 153 KB in size, while the so-called Best High Quality Image was 178 KB in size. Data saver mode compressed the image to 110 KB.
And for those questions about the decision, each Auto and Best high quality image was 1.9 MP and had a resolution of 1200 x 1600 after uploading them. The image sent in data saver mode was 1.2 MP and WhatsApp resized it to 960 x 1280 decision. As you might expect, the image sent as a file preserved the high image quality and metadata.
So yes, if you plan to send uncompressed images, sending them as news is still the best solution. However, you can use the highest quality option – in case you want to share high quality memes with your family and friends.