Best Of 2020

Discover the Finest Digital Picture Frames of the Year – Our Top 5 Photo Frames

Your Favorite Photographs Displayed In The Best Light

Digital picture frames are the future of displaying your most loved photos and artwork in your home. Through a memory card or USB connection, they create instant slide shows showcasing your favorite visuals. Some frames can even add video and audio playback, WiFi or Bluetooth.

Here are a few pointers of what to look for when buying a digital picture frame;

  • Always choose the best resolution – 640 x 480 pixels or higher
  • Screen size is usually 7 – 10 inches
  • Aspect ratio – this describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. The most common are 4:3, 16:9 or 15:9

After our tests, these are our top choices for digital picture frames:

1) NIX Advance Digital Photo & HD Video Frame

Overview

With a variety of sizes available, we opted for the 8” widescreen large picture frame. This black picture frame looks smart, well made and comes with batteries – a solid start.

What We Like

The programmable motion sensor is a great idea, and it can be set to switch off after 1 minute up to 1 hour, once the room is vacated. This feature can, of course, be disabled should you choose to do so. The picture quality is great once you’ve got the contrast, brightness and settings to your liking, while the slideshow scrolls smoothly and at a perfect speed (which is adjustable). We love the sophisticated dark color on the frame – it makes any image “pop”.

What Needs Improving

It would be great if the NIX photo frame came with a memory card, but they’re easy and cheap enough to order. Other than that, our main complaint is that the photos are not displayed in the order we put them onto the drive; but with a tweak in the settings, this can be easily resolved.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is a smart, sophisticated digital frame, with smooth lines and great display functions. Overall an outstanding product.

NIX Advance 8 Inch USB Digital Photo Frame Widescreen - HD IPS Display, Auto-rotate, Motion Sensor, Remote Control - Mix...

Last update was on: September 25, 2020 2:36 am
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2) Nixplay Seed Digital Picture Frame

Overview

This modern, digital photo frame is a winner. Fully compatible with Alexa, we rate it’s technical abilities and beautiful resolution.

What We Like

All the family will love this interactive digital picture frame. Select which photos to display, and the frame will even sync photos when it senses that you’ve entered the room. It comes with a simple remote that’s easy for anyone to control.

What Needs Improving

We couldn’t find anything wrong with this beautiful digital photo frame. It delivers on all its promises.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

First impressions count and we sure were impressed with this digital picture frame. Make sure that your images are in high resolution to really make the most of it. Perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Nixplay Seed 10 Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame - Share Moments Instantly via App or E-Mail

6 used from $109.99
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Last update was on: September 25, 2020 2:36 am
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$149.00 $169.99

3) Aura Digital Photo Frame

Overview

This white digital picture frame is a beauty to behold. Coming at the top of Oprah’s favorite things list, we couldn’t wait to try it out – and it didn’t disappoint.

What We Like

Let’s start with image quality. Our pictures are displayed in the highest resolution and most vivid color that we’ve experienced so far. Truly, this picture frame will celebrate your most loved photographs. Then there’s the advanced technology. This smart digital frame allows you to instantly share photos via WiFi (that’s right, no more USB’s and memory sticks!). It comes with unlimited storage, so you’ll never run out of space. It also offers facial recognition technology – allowing the Aura to recognize your closest relationships and allows you to share photos between the people you love. This is a real minimal effort frame that won’t ever show photos that are blurry or too dark (unless you tell it to).

What Needs Improving

Take care! This is a delicate photo frame so it’s prone to toppling over. All you need to do is to place it thoughtfully to keep it safe.

9.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This ultra modern and sleek digital picture frame is an instant hit. It showcases your photographs in the most amazing resolution and comes packed with advanced features. You, your friends and your family will enjoy this one.

Aura Digital Photo Frame, 10” HD Display, 2048 x 1536 Resolution with Free Cloud Storage, Oprah's Favorite Things List 2018,...

Last update was on: September 25, 2020 2:36 am
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4) MRQ Digital Photo Frame

MRQ 14 Inch Full HD Digital Photo Frame Native 1080P High-Resolution IPS Screen, Digital Picture Frame with 180° Viewing Angle, Motion Sensor, Auto-Rotate, Display Photos Via SD, USB

Overview

This is a solid looking frame and arrived really nicely packaged, with very clear instructions.

What We Like

The motion sensor is brilliant – very responsive and it didn’t get flummoxed by us testing it to the ninth degree. The image resolution, and slideshow are both excellent, and it’s easy to use. With auto-rotate, clock and calendar, plus loads of other features, this is a great choice.

What Needs Improving

The frame would be enhanced with the addition of WiFi, however, we don’t consider this a problem when compared to the high quality.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

We like this – it’s simple to use, great picture quality and has some really useful features that all work well. Very good price.

MRQ 14 Inch Full HD Digital Photo Frame Native 1080P High-Resolution IPS Screen, Digital Picture Frame with 180° Viewing Angle,...

1 used from $85.49
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Last update was on: September 25, 2020 2:36 am
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5) Nixplay Digital Photo Frame

Overview

The featured frame works very well whilst looking and feeling really nice, appears to be plastic, but we like the fact that it’s quite wide and gives off the appearance of a conventional picture frame. The instructions are very straightforward.

What We Like

Nixplay have made a nice picture frame for the price – the image quality is good, video playback works well, and the slideshow scrolls nicely.

What Needs Improving

Okay, here goes – there is no built in memory, battery, no touch screen and no remote control.

9.4Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Another good digital frame. If you want something cheap and cheerful, get this.

Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch - Share Moments Instantly via E-Mail or App

5 used from $122.90
Free shipping
Last update was on: September 25, 2020 2:36 am
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$169.99 $179.99

FAQ’s

1. How can I get a collage picture frame?

Collage picture frames are a great way of celebrating your favorite photos, and you won’t even need to choose between them! You can either create your collage prior to displaying it in your frame, or choose a multi-photo digital frame. The choice is yours. You can also look into the basic facts about digital frames to make sure you make the best out of them.

2. What is an electronic photo frame?

An electronic or digital photo frame simply means displaying your photos in a digital format. You can import photos through a Wi-Fi connection, cloud storage or using an SD card.

3. Can you get digital glass picture frames?

At the moment there are hardly any glass picture frames that can display digital photographs. However, there are digital photo frames that can look almost identical to glass! If you do some searching, you will surely find a design you love.

4. Where can I get cheap picture frames?

The best place to buy is Amazon, hands down. You can even buy multiple digital photo frames at low cost. Delivery is fast, returns are easy and you still get the same level of customer care as with buying from a store.

5. How can I get a custom picture frame?

Custom picture frames are easy! All you need to do is buy a digital picture frame in the size you want. You can then personalize it with your own photos. Your picture frame will look unique, like it was made for you.


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