Gold Award
Sungale
$96.95
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2
Pix-Star
$140.00
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3
Nixplay Edge
$129.99
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4
Nixplay Iris
$199.00
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5
Aluratek
$35.50
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Nixplay Seed
$99.99
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8
Micca
$119.99
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Digital Foci
$99.00
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9.03
/ 10
8.78
/ 10
8.53
/ 10
8.28
/ 10
8.10
/ 10
7.68
/ 10
7.35
/ 10
6.95
/ 10
6.88
/ 10
5.90
/ 10

Specifications

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Wi-Fi Connectivity
Screen Size (inches)
7
10.4
8
8
8
7
8
10
10
8
Multiple Frame Colors
Best Digital Photo Frames: We spent 50 hours testing 15 digital photo frames, comparing the same set of photos in the same lighting to find the 10 best frames.
If you are like most people, you have so many pictures that you can't decide which ones to display. A digital photo frame is the perfect answer.

Display

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Photo Quality
100%
93%
88%
100%
100%
90%
86%
90%
61%
58%
Internal Memory
4 GB
4 GB
2 GB
8 GB
512 MB
8 GB
128 MB
0
2 GB
4 GB
Resolution
1024 x 600
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
800 x 600
1024 x 600
800 x 601
1024 x 768
1024 x 768
800 x 600
Aspect Ratio
16:9
4:3
4:3
4:3
4:3
16:10
16:9
4:3
4:3
4:3
Screen Type
LED
LED
IPS
IPS
LCD
IPS
LED
LCD
LCD
Portrait
Landscape
Internal Gyroscope
Audio
Video
Movies
Content via Email
Facebook
Instagram
Flickr
Picasa
Dropbox
Photobucket

User Experience

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Overall Ease of Use
80%
80%
75%
75%
100%
75%
90%
95%
100%
25%
Setup Ease of Use
50%
75%
75%
75%
95%
50%
75%
95%
100%
30%
Phone App
Touchscreen
Remote Access
Remote Control
Motion Sensor

Versatility

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Display Intervals Range
2 Hours
12 Hours
30 Minutes
55 Minutes
1 Hour
30 Minutes
57 Seconds
15 Minutes
120+ Hours
24 Hours
Number of Transitions
4
12
4
16
11
2
7
10
1
Desk Display
Wall Display
SD Card Slot
USB Flash Drive Port
Games
Audio Messages

Help & Support

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Warranty
1 Year
2 Years
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
1 Year
Email
Phone
Chat

Best Digital Photo Frames

Why Use a Digital Photo Frame?

We spent 50 hours scrutinizing the same photos on 15 digital photo frames in the same lighting and, with the help of four photo experts, narrowed the field to 10 terrific frames. Our favorite was the Sungale Cloud Frame, a 7-inch Wi-Fi electronic picture frame that gave us stunningly crisp, clear photos. This multipurpose device can easily access photos from Facebook, Dropbox, Google Plus and Twitter and store them in the cloud. You also can stream movies, web content and TV shows using this electronic picture frame.

We also liked the Nixplay Seed. You can use different settings for your pictures, and the frame can shuffle pictures, do photo transitions, show captions, serve as an attractive clock and display your most recent photos. This Nixplay comes with different frame colors, unlike its competitors that offer only black.

Another great choice is the affordable Aluratek, which would be a fine gift for non- tech types since it doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi. It works like a breeze when you simply plug in a flash drive or camera card. This digital picture frame also includes speakers so you can enjoy music along with your photo slideshows.

For overall best value, we favor the Sungale Cloud Frame. This handy frame sits nicely on a nightstand, desk or end table, or you can hang it from a wall. This multi-functional frame not only shows photos, but can also stream movies, TV shows and web content to entertain you and your loved ones.

How We Tested Digital Photo Frames

We selected the best of the best digital picture frames for our four expert reviewers to examine. We lined the frames up in the same lighting and compared the quality of each picture in each frame. We scored the frames based on how well they reproduced each picture onscreen, looking for clarity, how much screen glare emerged, and several other factors including how well different pictures from different sources were displayed. These sources included pictures from smartphones and flash drives, vintage photos and digital versions of old slides.

Important Features to Consider

As we researched digital photo frames, the smallest amount of storage we encountered was 200 photos. Most frames in our comparison can store and display thousands of photos, and setup doesn’t take long. You just plug in a memory card and enjoy your pictures. Some manufacturers make digital photo frames that also play music and videos along with still images.

Since this will become part of your decor, it is worth thinking a bit about a digital picture frame's appearance. The range of electronic photo frame looks is not likely to accommodate all styles since it is generally pretty limited, but you can zero in on one that comes closest to what you like. The quality of the photo display is the most important thing, of course, so you may be willing to get a frame that doesn't perfectly match your home's aesthetic if it is excellent in the most important ways.

All the frames we compared will help free your photos from the phones and hard drives where they hide, and you can have beautiful photo displays in your house without the clutter that comes with a bunch of framed prints. The right digital photo frame can help you house all of your memories in one organized display.

Contributing Reviewer: Linda Thomson