Mega vs. iCloud , which is better?

Mega Logo


Mega is a cloud storage and file hosting service offered by Mega Limited, a New Zealand-based company. The service is offered primarily through web-based apps. Mega mobile apps are also available for Windows Phone, Android and iOS.


iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. launched on October 12, 2011. As of February 2016, the service had 782 million users.


Difference and similar



  • €4.99 / mo / 200 GB
  • €9.99 / mo / 500 GB
  • €19.99 / mo / 2 TB
  • €29.99 / mo / 4 TB


  • $0.99 / mo / 50GB
  • $2.99 / mo / 200GB
  • $9.99 / mo / 2T
  • Free / 5GB
File Sharing YesNo
  • €4.99 / mo / 200 GB
  • €9.99 / mo / 500 GB
  • €19.99 / mo / 2 TB
  • €29.99 / mo / 4 TB
  • $0.99 / mo / 50GB
  • $2.99 / mo / 200GB
  • $9.99 / mo / 2T
  • Free / 5GB
Operating system
  • Microsoft Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone
  • Browser extension
  • macOS
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • iOS 5
Initial Release January 19, 2013October 12, 2011
Owner Mega Ltd.Apple Inc.
Language Available
  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Basque
  • Bosnian
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Breton
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Galician
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Malaysian
  • Norwegian
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Welsh

Mega vs iCloud reviews


anh kim



  • 50GB free cloud storage
  • Synchronize folders on your PC
  • Great mobile apps
  • Completely private encryption
  • Attractive, useful web interface
  • File versioning
  • Deleted file recovery


  • Windows only sync client
  • Security features aren’t as newbie friendly as other cloud storage services
  • Doesn’t transcode shared videos




Seamless integration with most of the apple devices that could use, Icloud pioneer several of the most popular uses of cloud service.

Intuitive contacts, notes, reminders & calendar syncing; Iphone and Mac products easy finder, easy backups for Apple devices, storages for pictures or other media.

Small amount of space provided for free accounts, but bigger plans available for purchase.

Integration with Apple's Office software package and availability on mostly every computer, tablet or cell phone


Lady Marina


MEGA has mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Blackberry.

I felt the Android app was polished and easy to use. With it, I could access my cloud files, upload files, move files, and create share links. It does everything the web interface does.

There’s a photo sync feature to automatically backup photos on your phone. A PIN unlock setting adds an additional layer of security, by requiring a passcode before opening the app.

MEGA also has apps for Chrome and Firefox, which are supposed to be faster than using the default web interface. I tested the Chrome app and it was definitely better than using the default web interface. Using the app resolved an issue where large files (many gigabytes in size) failed to download. So I highly recommend you use it, especially if you’re working with large files.




Poor integration with non Apple products, atrocious space provided with the free version; has had security concerns in the past.

Atrocious compatibility with non apple filetypes.




When you’re storing data in the cloud, security is extremely important. After all, you don’t want hackers or government agencies to have access to your data. Only you should have access to your files.

MEGA uses above-average security measures to protect your data. They’re as paranoid about the NSA as you are.

All data stored on MEGA is encrypted end to end. Data is only decrypted once it’s on the receiving device (i.e. your computer). MEGA stores your data encrypted at all times, and never has access to your decrypted data.

Your password unlocks your master encryption key. Without it, you can’t view your data. You can reset your password, but this requires a copy of your encryption key (which you can download as a backup).


Hoang Lam


I love how simple it is to have documents through pages and pictures from my phone synced to the cloud with little or no effort. So simple to move from one unit to the next.




MEGA is very, very fast when uploading and downloading files.

My upload speeds to MEGA averaged 7.8 megabits per second (Mbps), which maxed out my bandwidth. So potential speeds could be even higher.

As far as restore speeds, I downloaded a 10GB test file at 27.3 Mbps, which was just short of my 31 Mbps maximum.


Iron Man


A major dislike is the limited free space. I love how Google Drive allows photos at a certain size to be free. It would be nice if using an apple program if those could be free too like Pages. The other part that is difficult is when moving to a non-apple system is not always as simple.


Jared Blasse


I love that I can store my photos and documents in the cloud. I also like the other features like "Find my iPhone/iPad/Mac" which I have used frequently for my students as we are in a one to one environment with iPads. I also like that I can access from anywhere and any of my Apple devices.


Lady Marina


I wish that photos on my phone/mac would delete once they are backed up onto Apple iCloud. I hate having to manage the storage of my phone when I go to take a picture. I would like the pictures to go to the cloud and then disappear from my phone/mac.