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G Suite Basic and Standard compared.

Compare G Suite editions

G Suite Basic

G Suite Basic is a suite of collaborative productivity apps that offers your business professional email, shared calendars, online document editing and storage, video meetings, and much more.

G Suite Business

G Suite Business is the premium business version of G Suite. In addition to everything available in G Suite Basic, it includes unlimited storage and Google Vault for everyone in your organization, plus additional Drive administration, auditing, and reporting features.

G Suite Free edition (legacy)

Prior to December 6, 2012, Google offered a free edition of G Suite—also known as the Standard edition—that had a reduced set of business features. As of December 6, 2012, Google stopped offering Free edition to new customers.

Comparison of specific Gmail features and capabilities that are available with each edition of G Suite.

Comparison Unlimited G Suite Basic Free Legacy
Google support
Guaranteed up time of 99.978% Yes Yes No
24x7 Google support Yes Yes No
Email usage
Email storage (shared with documents and photos) unlimited* 30GB 15GB
Maximum recipients/day per user (outside your domain) 3000 3000 500
Mailing lists (user controlled) Yes Yes No
Email security and business controls
Custom filtering and content policies Yes Yes No
Email retention policies Yes Yes No
IP address whitelisting Yes Yes No
User-managed blacklists Yes Yes No
Enforced compliance footers Yes Yes No
Option to disable IMAP/POP access Yes Yes No
Android for Work
Ability to manage employees work profiles on mobile devices Yes Yes No
Other email delivery options
Email routing (user and domain level) Yes Yes No
Inbound gateway Yes Yes No
Outbound gateway (for entire domain) Yes Yes No