A digital photo frame is an ideal gadget for displaying photos you love without the need for printing them first. These photo frames are designed to look exactly like normal photo frames that have been used for centuries to house paintings and pictures. The problem with normal photo frames is that they are designed to show only a single picture, and changing the picture displayed is a tedious process that involves taking apart the whole frame to insert another photo. Digital photo frames, however, use digital memories to store several photos that can be displayed in a sequence set by the user. The factors that determine how good a digital photo frame includes its aesthetic appeal, the number of connectivity options it has, its weight and physical size and the number of digital formats that it can display. In this article, we will give reviews for the top 10 best digital photo frames available in 2018.
1.Micca 7-inch digital photo frame
This is a 7-inch digital photo frame that is relatively lighter and smaller than most photo frames available in the market. It is about an inch thick and it supports external SD cards and USB drives of up to 32GB. It also has an inbuilt calendar and clock feature.
- It uses very little energy (5 watts)
- Has a lightweight and is very portable
- The 7-inch display may be too small for some users
2. Nix Lux 13.3-inch digital photo frame
This is a 13.3-inch photo frame that comes with a beautiful wood grain detailing on the edges. This frame is able to play full HD videos and has an integrated motion sensor which automatically switches it off when you leave the room.
- It is able to play all video formats, including full HD
- It can be mounted on a wall
- The frame has in-built speakers
- It has a large display
- It lacks Wi-Fi support
3. PhotoSpring 10-inch digital photo frame
This digital frame comes with a built-in battery and supports Wi-Fi connectivity. Its display is also touch-enabled, making it easy to operate without the use of buttons and keys.
- It is able to display videos and pictures broadcasted over a Wi-Fi network
- It contains a long-lasting built-in battery
- Comes with pre-installed software to enable connectivity to iPhone and Android gadgets
- Does not have an automatic sleep function
4. Tenker 7-inch digital photo frame
The Tenker 7-inch frame is among the most popular digital photo frames. It comes with a remote control that enables you to scroll through photos from a distance and a built-in speaker to provide background music to your pictures.
- Automatically rotates photos to achieve the most desirable orientation
- Comes with an external remote control
- Can play video files of all formats
- Lacks an inbuilt battery
5. Azorpa 10-inch digital photo frame
This photo frame has an elegant minimalist look with a slim design. It also comes with a remote control and a 3.5mm audio jack port, making it compatible to all external speakers and headphones.
- It has a sleek external design
- Has remote-control capability
- It is light and easy to operate
- It struggles to display full HD videos
6. Pix Star 15-inch digital photo frame
This large digital photo frame has a 4GB inbuilt memory capacity and comes with an extra 64GB external SD card. It is also Wi-Fi enabled so you can display pictures and videos straight from the internet with minimal fuss.
- It has a large internal memory capable of storing up to 15,000 pictures
- The 15-inch display is wide enough to display large portraits clearly
- Wi-Fi connectivity enables you to send and receive pictures from e-mail addresses and picture-hosting websites
- It is relatively heavier than other frames available in the market
7. Nexgadget 10.4-inch digital photo frame
This frame from Nexgadget is designed with an interactive touch control panel at the bottom of the frame that can be used to scroll through pictures and play video files. It also has a motion detector which turns off the display when no one is in the room. Although it lacks an internal memory, It is capable of supporting memory cards and USB sticks of up to 32GB.
- The touch-sensitive panel makes it easy to operate
- It can be used to read e-books written in text format
- Has an external remote control
- It cannot play full HD videos
8. Panadigital 8-inch photo frame
This frame has a stylish design that easily blends into any home or office setting. It has an in-built 2GB internal memory storage and users can change the language settings to any of the 6 pre-installed languages for easy operation.
- The 2GB internal memory means you don’t have to buy extra memory sticks to use
- It has an elegant design
- It lacks Wi-Fi connectivity options
9. Andoer 17-inch LED digital photo frame
This photo frame comes with a large 17-inch display which renders photos and videos with unrivaled clarity. It also has a wide range of connectivity options that include HDMI, meaning you can display pictures straight from your computer.
- It has a large, vivid display that can show all photo and video formats
- It supports HDMI connectivity
- It comes with a desktop stand and can also be mounted on a wall
- It lacks Wi-Fi connectivity options
10. Meural digital canvas limited edition
The Meural digital canvas is a high-end photo frame that combines a superior aesthetic appeal with state of the art technological features. The extra-large 27-inch display is surrounded by a real wood finish and the frame has an inbuilt 8GB storage memory.
- The 27-inch display makes it one of the widest digital photo frames available
- It has Wi-Fi connectivity which gives you access to over 20,000 artworks available on the company’s website
- It has a unique gesture-control feature which enables you to scroll through photos from a distance without touching the photo frame through the use of gestures
- This is a limited edition photo frame which means that there are only a few units available for purchase.