The best digital photo frames in 2024

The best digital photo frames are essential if you have photos stored on your smartphone that you want to bring to life. And while this technology seems somewhat outdated, it has certainly come a long way. Nowadays, the frame displays are high definition, with vibrant colors that pop out. 

But, with so many brands and models of digital photo frames out there, how can you tell which will offer you the best image and design? To help you decide, we’ve tested a range of digital photo frames to find the right options for every need, then selected 12 of the best for this guide. 

As a quick guide to what we tested, the Pix-Sat 15-inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame came in as the overall winner, with a mid-price point at $219. However, if you’re looking for a budget model, the Atatat Digital Photo Frame performed well and is available for under $60. However, if image quality is your top priority, take a look at the Aura Mason Luxe Frame. The image quality is outstanding, and the software is easy to set up, too. If you are looking to gift a digital photo frame to grandparents, the Skylight Frame was a winner, as it provides all the premium specs and is perfect for those who aren’t so tech-savvy.

Whatever your needs, check out our reviews to discover which digital photo frame is best for you.

The quick list

Here’s the best digital photo frames you can buy right now based on our testing and reviews. Scroll on for our full in-depth reviews. 

The best digital photo frames you can buy today

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Pix-Star 15-inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame (Image credit: Pix-Star)
Best digital photo frame overall

Specifications

Resolution: 1024 x 768
Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 1.2 inches
Wi-Fi: Yes
Touch screen: No
Remote: Yes
Built-in storage: 4GB
Motion sensor: Yes
Music player: Yes
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: Yes/Yes
Cloud Services: Google Photos, Facebook, Flickr, Smugmug, Instagram, Dropbox, Shutterfly, OneDrive, Photobucket, Verizon

Reasons to buy

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Handy email features
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Photos look sharp and clear
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Connects with major social networks
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Facilitates multiple frame accounts

Reasons to avoid

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Low-resolution video playback

The best thing about the Pix-Star 15-inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame is its stunning photo quality. With the 4:3 aspect ratio on a 1024 x 768-pixel screen, images look crisp, bright and clear. You can make adjustments to the LED backlit screen for brightness, hue and contrast depending on ambient lighting.

The Pix-Star has many smart extras. You can stream broadcasts from a number of international radio stations to play music over a slideshow, and there are many transitions available to customize image presentation. You can also set reminders, use the built-in calculator and play simple puzzles, Sudoku and other games.

From a single account, this gadget allows you to link up to 25 frames, where you can send and receive images and audio messages directly to and from connected frames. You can also view pictures from web albums, including Google Photos and Facebook. Another bonus is the frame's 4GB of in-built memory, which also supports USB thumb drives and SDHC/SDXC camera cards.

Overall, the Pix-Star is the best digital photo frame you can buy.

Read our full Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame 15-inch review

Best value digital photo frame

Atatat Digital Photo Frame photo librarybest value

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Best budget frame

Specifications

Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.42 x 3.43 inches
Wi-Fi: No
Touch screen: No
Remote: Yes
Built-in storage: No
Motion sensor: No
Music player: Yes
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: Yes/Yes
Cloud Services: No

Reasons to buy

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Beautiful high resolution matte screen 
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Easy, non-connected set up 
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Supports images, movies, and music over a slideshow 

Reasons to avoid

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No internal memory 
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Strict specifications for SD cards and USB drives 
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Remote is slow 

The Atatat Digital Photo Frame impressed us with its visual quality, offering a vibrant display without artificially punching up the colors. While it’s a small screen, the widescreen format gives the impression of shots being bigger than they actually are. It’s quite a versatile design too, with calendar utilities and the ability to play images, movies and music over a slideshow. 

This model comes with a separate remote control, rather than a touch screen — so you don’t need to worry about marring the screen with fingerprints. It’s also very easy to set up and intuitive to use, as there’s no software or app connectivity necessary; simply plug in a memory card or USB drive, and it does the rest. It would appeal to a non-technical audience for this reason. 

Bear in mind that there’s no internal memory though, so you’re limited by what your SD card or USB thumb drive can hold. Having said that, at less than $70, this is a great entry-level digital photo frame which will cover the basics and do it well. 

Read our full Atatat Digital Photo Frame review.  

Best image quality

Aura Mason Luxe Frame on shelfTom's Guide Awards 2022 logo

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Best image quality

Specifications

Resolution: 2048 x 1536
Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.8 x 1.9 inches
Wi-Fi: Yes
Touch screen: No
Remote: No
Built-in storage: No
Motion sensor: No
Music player: No
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: No/No
Cloud Services: iCloud, Google Photos

Reasons to buy

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Beautiful high resolution semi-matte screen 
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Swipe interface appeals to non-technical users 
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Software is easy to set up and use 
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Supports still images and movies 

Reasons to avoid

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No motion sensor
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No internal memory

If image quality means more to you than anything, the Aura Mason Luxe Frame is the one to beat. With a resolution of 2048 x 1536 on its 2k screen sealed within a 9.7-inch frame, its quality can only be described as outstanding. Colors couldn’t be more vibrant or realistic and coupled with its two touch bar controls, the operation of this frame is as intuitive as it gets. True, there’s no touchscreen, but that only saves the screen from oily fingerprints obstructing the view in our opinion.

The only downside to this frame is the lack of a motion sensor and internal memory, both of which our winning frame, the Pix-Star features. While it can adjust the screen based on ambient light, a dark room doesn’t necessarily mean it’s unoccupied. No internal storage also means you have to rely on cloud input. But, other than that there’s little to argue against this digital photo frame. It looks great on display and supports both video and sound as well as still images. 

Read our full Aura Mason Luxe Frame review

Best touch screen digital photo frame

Nixplay Smart Photo Frame 10.1 inch Touch sitting on mantle

Nixplay Smart Photo Frame 10.1 inch Touch sitting on mantle (Image credit: Tom's Guide)
The best touch screen digital photo frame

Specifications

Resolution: 1200 x 800
Dimensions: 10.55 x 7.4 x 1.53 inches
Wi-Fi: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Remote: No
Built-in storage: 8GB (minus pre-installed software)
Motion sensor: Yes
Music player: Yes
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: No/No
Cloud services: Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr, Google Photos

Reasons to buy

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Excellent high resolution image quality
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Touch screen makes navigation easy
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Good online/social media image access via apps
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Includes a motion sensor

Reasons to avoid

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No onboard SD cards or memory sticks

The Nixplay Smart Photo Frame 10.1 Inch Touch is the latest addition to company's range of digital frames. It offers a compact midsize design which will fit in to most rooms and the display is bright enough to add character to your images and really make the landscapes 'pop'. It won't waste electricity, thanks to the voice and motion activated sensors, and it couldn't be more easy to use with the touch screen navigation. Because of this, it would suit those who are new or experienced with this kind of product. 

Friends and family can easily upload photos to this frame from their own Nixplay account or email them in directly. There's great social media image access as well, including Facebook, Google Photos, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr, and Verison. There's very little to complain about this frame, other than the lack of onboard SD cards or memory sticks. There's no remote to lose, it's intuitive to operate and design is simple, yet sophisticated. 

Read our full Nixplay Smart Photo Frame 10.1 Inch Touch Review

 

Most versatile digital photo frame

Photospring 10 digital photo frame

Photospring 10 digital photo frame (Image credit: Photospring)
The most versatile digital photo frame

Specifications

Resolution: 1280 x 800
Dimensions: 13.1 x 9.9 x 1.6 inches with outer frame/11.1 x 7.9 x 1.1 inches with inner frame
Wi-Fi: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Remote: No
Built-in storage: 16GB
Motion sensor: No
Music player: No
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: Yes/Yes
Cloud Services: Google Photos/Flickr/iCloud

Reasons to buy

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Clear, bright screen
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Touch screen facilitates access to photo/video playlists
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Platform stand offers sturdy base for landscape or portrait viewing
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Accepts media from a variety of sources

Reasons to avoid

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Peg leg stand fits poorly
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No motion sensor
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Separately purchased hardware needed for wall mounting

If you want the options of a classic matt style, or a more contemporary look, PhotoSpring 10 offers the best of both worlds. Equipped with two different visual frame modes, it has a matted look with a black, gallery style outer frame and a streamlined modern mode to switch between. In our review, we were impressed by the quality of the plain white frame and how nicely it sets off your images, however, this down to preference.  Currently, this frame is for tabletops only, but if you wanted it wall mounted, the company advises you purchase a separate power cable with a 90-degree magnetic connector.

PhotoSpring’s flexibility extends to its mode of input, allowing the user to send up to 30MB of photos directly to the frame via email, proprietary app, text, photos app share button, or from a browser. All media uploaded to the frame is automatically stored on the device. High-resolution videos of up to five minutes in length (or 1GB file size) play automatically in an integrated slideshow, though the frame does not recognize Apple’s Live Photos as videos, only stills. 

Various onscreen controls are accessible via a subtle green dot at the upper right corner. It's not the easiest to get to grips with at first, and it may require you checking the instructions.  However, when you discover it and tap, it will show the current image zooming out to reveal handy on-screen controls. These will let you hide, delete, alter rotation, favorite, adjust formatting, or mail images to or from the frame. A settings menu facilitates the management of cloud accounts like Google Photos for sync or backup or Flickr for sync. 

The interface also lets you invite friends to upload images to your frame, change brightness and volume levels, schedule the frame on and off, and set up parameters for viewing slideshows and onscreen EXIF info for each image. We tested the Premium version of the frame, which features four hours of battery life, as opposed to the standard version, which you must keep plugged in. 

PhotoSpring is easy to use with most tasks accomplished with a quick tap and simple on/off switches — ideal for its non-technical target audience. Image quality is high resolution for the frame’s size, and because you can schedule on-off intervals, a motion sensor is not sorely missed. 

Read our full PhotoSpring 10 Digital Photo Frame review

Best midsize digital photo frame

Nixplay 10.1 Inch Smart Digital Picture Frame

Nixplay 10.1 Inch Smart Digital Picture Frame (Image credit: Tom's Guide)
Best midsize widescreen connected frame

Specifications

Resolution: 1280 x 800
Dimensions: 10.55 x 7.36 x 1.22 inches
Touch screen: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Remote: Yes
Built-in storage: 8GB (cloud)
Motion sensor: Yes
Music player: Yes
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: No/No
Cloud Services: Facebook, Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr, Google Photos

Reasons to buy

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Good online/social media image access via apps
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Alexa integration
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Built-in wall mounting
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Magnetic remote attachment

Reasons to avoid

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No USB or SD slots
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Requires subscription for all features

Nixplay's 10.1 inch Smart Digital Picture Frame, with its 1280 x 800 pixel display, and wide 16:10 aspect ratio, makes your photos and videos pop with dazzling color and detail. Watch photos and videos a part of a playlist and set up slideshows with multiple timed transitions for endless entertainment in either portrait or landscape orientation.

While as a free-standing frame, it’s compact enough to sit nicely on a desk or living room mantle, it’s also specifically wall mountable by removing a small cover from the back and re-attaching the cord. On the tabletop, Nixplay’s remote can magnetically adhere to the back of the frame so it stays securely within reach.

The frame’s mobile app lets you lets you connect to and control your frame from anywhere, which is especially useful for elderly or non-technical family members. Because it works via Wi-Fi, there’s no physical input, such as SD cards or USB sticks, but the frame does have 8GB of onboard memory for direct storage of photos and video.

Read our full Nixplay 10.1 inch Smart Digital Picture Frame review. 

Best art gallery digital photo frame

Meural WiFi Photo Frame

Meural WiFi Photo Frame (Image credit: Future)
The best digital photo frame that's also an at-home art gallery

Specifications

Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Dimensions: 16 x 10 x 1.68 inches
Touch screen: No
Wi-Fi: No
Remote: No
Built-in storage: 4GB
Motion sensor: Yes
Music player: No
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: No
Cloud Services: No

Reasons to buy

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Stunning display
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Motion gestures work well
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Expansive fine art library with membership

Reasons to avoid

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Gesture performance varies
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Requires subscription for all features
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No motion sensor or physical inputs

The Netgear Meural WiFi Photo Frame is a more compact, photo-focused version of the museum-worthy Netgear Meural Canvas II. While the Canvas II excels at bringing art from the louvre to your living room, the charcoal grey WiFi Photo Frame drops the mat framing for a homier look. 

Of course, to maintain a gorgeous 1920 x 1080-pixel display the WiFi Photo Frame is rather large compared to many of the best digital photo frames. As a result, it might not fit well on some side tables or desks. But if you have the space for this 15.6-inch full HD display, you won't be disappointed. 

What's more impressive is the Meural WiFi Photo Frame anti-glare coating. This enables the frame to display a clear picture from any angle, while responsive gesture controls let you navigate your photo albums and settings. In addition, you can control the frame with the Meural app, which offers both Meural's expansive library of art and a suite for creating collaborative photo albums for your frame.  

Read our full Meural WiFi Photo Frame review

Best digital frame with wifi

Facebook Portal (Image credit: Tom's Guide)
Best for video calling and Alexa integration

Specifications

Resolution: 1280 x 900
Dimensions: 10.2 x 7 x 0.8 inches
Touch screen: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Remote: No
Built-in storage: None
Motion sensor: Yes
Music player: No
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: Yes/Yes
Cloud Services: Facebook, Instagram

Reasons to buy

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Excellent at video calls through Facebook and WhatsApp
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Innovative camera-tracking feature
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Displays photos from Facebook and Instagram
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Alexa is integrated

Reasons to avoid

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Facebook voice assistant not as good as Alexa
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Ongoing privacy issues with Facebook

The Facebook Portal displays your photos from Facebook and Instagram on a 10-inch touchscreen that's easy to use. But you can also use this device to make video calls using Facebook or WhatsApp. The Portal's smart camera is smart enough to follow you around (by panning and zooming) as you move. Plus, you can apply fun filters to add some personality to your chats.

The Portal also has Alexa built in, so you can can ask the assistant anything you would ask one of Amazon's smart speakers or use the Portal to check who's at the front door. When you're not viewing photos, making calls or chatting with Alexa, the Portal can stream music from several services, including Pandora and Spotify.

To help protect your privacy, the Portal comes with a switch to shut off the camera, and you can delete any recordings the Portal has heard. Or you can just have the portal not save any of your recordings. Overall, the Portal is a pretty good deal given everything this device can do.

Read our full Facebook Portal review.

Best for grandparents

Skylight Frame sitting on desk

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Best digital frame for grandparents

Specifications

Resolution: 1280 x 800
Dimensions: 12 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
Wi-Fi: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Remote: No
Built-in storage: 8GB
Motion sensor: No
Music player: No
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: No
Cloud Services: Skylight server via the Skylight app (with subscription)

Reasons to buy

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High-resolution glass touch screen 
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Flexible image uploading via email, app, or web 
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Can view photos without a Wi-Fi connection 

Reasons to avoid

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No ambient light sensor 
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No motion sensor
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Must buy a $39 per year subscription to access some features

If you want to invest in one of the best digital photo frames, but you’re not particularly tech-savvy, the Skylight Frame is the one to get, especially for grandparents. It provides all of the premium specs you would expect, including a detailed 1280 x 800 resolution display, Wi-Fi connectivity, touch screen control and video playback, while still being easy to access and use. 

Photos can be uploaded using a single email address, or via the free mobile app. Organizing the images once they’re in your library is straightforward too — you can create albums, rotate images and even crop shots by pinching the screen. It’s also great that you can keep viewing your images should the Wi-Fi stop working, thanks to the 8GB internal storage. 

However, be aware that there’s no ambient light sensor and no motion sensor. That means it’s not exactly energy-efficient. You will have to adjust the brightness of the screen manually, and rely on the sleep setting to switch it off. As with some other digital photo frames, you won't have access to everything unless you take out the yearly subscription as well, without which you can’t upload and view videos, store and back up photos in the cloud, add photo captions, and create discreet albums. 

These restricted features are why the Skylight Frame features lower on our list. However, if you won't miss them, this frame offers a brilliant balance of image quality and ease of use. 

Best midsize connected frame

Dragon Touch Classic 10 Digital Picture Frame

Dragon Touch Classic 10 Digital Picture Frame (Image credit: Jackie Dove)
Best midsize connected frame

Specifications

Resolution: 1280 x 800
Dimensions: 11.40 x 8.2 x 1.50 inches
Wi-Fi: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Remote: No
Built-in storage: 16GB
Motion sensor: No
Music player: Yes
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: Yes/Yes
Cloud Services: No

Reasons to buy

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Multiple ways of adding photos and videos to the frame
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Has a headphone jack
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Plenty of built-in storage 
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Home screen has the date, time, weather, and an alarm function

Reasons to avoid

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Frame case damages easily
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No motion sensor
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App can be glitchy

If you're after a versatile frame, the Dragon Touch is a good option. The frame’s 10.1-inch, 16:10 touch screen allows you to view a variety of things. These include static images and slideshows with special effects transitions, to 30-second video clips. What's more, it comes with a headphone jack for audio, and multiple ways to upload images, including an SD card, USB thumb drive, and Wi-Fi modes.

The OurPhoto app is the easiest way to upload photos to the frame. You can also add remote users to the frame to let friends and family upload images via the app.

And if you're looking for enhanced, color quality, you'll find a impressive image quality with bright detail. The Dragon Touch has some cool goodies, including video with sound, an alarm, calendar, and local weather. While there is no motion sensor to power down the frame when there’s no one in the room to view it, you can set a schedule. 

The frame casing does not seem especially durable, as the paint started to chip on our model. And many frames shipped to addresses in the U.S. arrive with European or Asian power connections that do not fit into wall sockets. I received one of those for review, but was able to use it with an adapter that I had on hand. 

Read our full Dragon Touch Classic 10 Digital Picture Frame review

Best compact digital photo frame

Feelcare 7-Inch Smart WiFi Digital Picture Frame (Image credit: Jackie Dove)
Great connected touch screen small frame

Specifications

Resolution: 1024 x 600 IPS Panel
Dimensions: 7.99 x 5.59 x 0.87 inches
Wi-Fi: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Remote: No
Built-in storage: 8GB
Motion sensor: No
Music player: No
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: Yes/No
Cloud Services: No

Reasons to buy

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Small and compact for tight spaces
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Photos look sharp and clear
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App lets up to 500 contacts add photos directly from a smartphone

Reasons to avoid

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Can only physically load images via micro SD card or micro USB drive
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Videos play for only 15 seconds
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No motion sensor

The Feelcare is a compact, handy picture frame that displays your images beautifully. Its black matte plastic exterior is low key and subtle so it looks nice in any room. With a 1024 x 600, 16:9 picture, image quality is crisp and clear, and you can use the touch screen to adjust brightness.

The frame operates via a proprietary app for iOS or Android, or you can manually load images via a micro SD card directly into the frame, which has 8GB of internal storage. The frame saves the photos and videos to the built-in memory and you can use the touch screen to delete, hide, and adjust photos. Note that videos play for only 15 seconds.

You can send photos from the Frameo app or from the photo sharing utility in your smartphone gallery and add up to 500 friends who can also send photos to your frame. The lack of a motion sensor is a drawback, but there is a timer. Despite a dearth of extras, Feelcare’s basic operation is flexible enough for its target audience of non-technical family members. 

Read our full Feelcare 7-Inch Smart WiFi Digital Picture Frame review.

Best non wifi digital photo frame

Aluratek 8-inch LCD Digital Photo Frame (Image credit: Aluratek)
A good non-connected budget pick

Specifications

Dimensions: 8.5 x 7 x 1 inches
Resolution: 800 x 600
Touch screen: No
Wi-Fi: No
Remote: No
Built-in storage: No
Motion sensor: No
Music player: No
Video: No
USB/SD slots: Yes/Yes
Cloud Services: None

Reasons to buy

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Very easy to use and set up
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Screen is bright with intense pleasing colors
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Inexpensive

Reasons to avoid

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Low-resolution screen
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Does not play video
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Viewing angle is limited

There's not much to the Aluratek 8 inch Digital Photo Frame except extreme simplicity, which is why it's still one of the best digital photo frames for some users who just want to display some photos and not mess with networks.

The unit has no touch screen, no built-in memory and no remote control. The 800 x 600 TFT LCD screen resolution offers some basic adjustments for positioning images on screen, how long each image lingers and the screen brightness. You can plug in SD camera cards (up to 32GB) or a USB stick.

The navigational controls are on the back of the unit and each command registers with a toy-like click, but you must put your hands on the frame to change controls. Strangely, you can't change any of the controls unless all SD cards and USB drives are removed from the unit.

The unit features a generic plastic frame that comes with a screw-in plastic stand, but there is no hole for wall hanging. Normal-size USB drives stick out of the frame's side. You have the option of 11 transition styles to choose from, and display photos from 3 seconds to 1 hour.

Read our full Aluratek 8-inch LCD Digital Photo Frame review

How we tested the best digital photo frames

We test the best digital photo frames on a variety of criteria. First, we assess at image quality and aspect ratio. The digital recreations of photos must look sharp and realistic, while maintaining a natural-looking crop. We look for a high resolutions with colors that ‘pop’.

Ease of use is another element we consider while reviewing the best digital photo frames. If a frame is simple and intuitive to set up and navigate, it often has more value. However, an expansive offering of connected features is important, too. For instance, does it offer motion sensors and , if speakers are included, how is the sound quality? We think most of the photo frames on this list strike a solid balance. 

We didn’t forget about the basics either. When is comes to uploading and removing images from the gallery the process should be seamless, ideally with compatible Cloud services.

Additional specs we look at are storage and sensors. Some digital photo frames feature onboard memory, while others rely on Wi-Fi streaming, USB thumb drives or camera SD cards. If you must use a camera card or a USB stick, be sure that the frame's body adequately keeps them out of sight. 

Meanwhile, a motion sensor is practically a must. Digital photo frames do not need to waste energy by playing all day long if no one is in the room to view them.

We even assessed the stability of the frame and the likelihood of a messy display if it features a touchscreen. 

Many frames offer calendar, clock, reminders, games, calculators, weather app widgets and speaker ports. These features aren't expectations, but make nice extras.

How to choose the best digital photo frame

First of all, you need to consider what you want from your digital photo frame. Regardless of how much you're looking to spend, the images should look realistic and appear of a high quality on your display. You should be aiming for a high resolution (we recommend 1024 x 768 as a minimum), vibrant colors and a sharp focus. Be cautious of frames which display dull colors, low contrast and soft images. 

You should also take account of how technical you are and where your photos are stored. Non-connected frames tend to be the easiest to use because you don’t have to set up accounts or networks to transfer the images. Instead, you can insert camera cards or USB thumb drives directly into the frame and load up to 32GB of footage. 

However, if you do opt for a connected frame, these offer much more flexibility in sourcing and sorting your images, whether from social media sites or directly from your phone. If your images are scattered on social media rather than concentrated on thumb drives, you will be better off with a connected digital photo frame. 

How we test digital photo frames

We test the best digital photo frames on a variety of criteria. First, we assess at image quality and aspect ratio. The digital recreations of photos must look sharp and realistic, while maintaining a natural-looking crop.

Ease of use is another element we consider while reviewing the best digital photo frames. If a frame is simple to set up and navigate, it often has more value. However, an expansive offering of connected features is important, too. We think most of the photo frames on this list strike a solid balance.

Additional specs we look at are storage and sensors. Some digital photo frames feature onboard memory, while others rely on Wi-Fi streaming, USB thumb drives or camera SD cards. If you must use a camera card or a USB stick, be sure that the frame's body adequately keeps them out of sight. 

Meanwhile, a motion sensor is practically a must. Digital photo frames do not need to waste energy by playing all day long if no one is in the room to view them.

Many frames offer calendar, clock, reminders, games, calculators, weather app widgets and speaker ports. These features aren't expectations, but make nice extras.

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Specifications compared
Row 0 - Cell 0 ResolutionDimensions (inches)Wi-FiTouch screenRemoteStorage (GB)Motion sensorMusic playerVideoUSB/SD Slots
Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame1024 x 76815 x 11 x 1.2YesNoYes4YesYesYesYes/Yes
Atatat Digital Photo Frame1920 x 10808.9 x 6.4 x 3.4NoNoYesNoneNoYesYesYes/Yes
Aura Mason Luxe Frame2048 x 15369.8 x 7.8 x 1.9YesNoNoNoneNoNoYesNo/No
Nixplay Smart Photo Frame 10.1 Inch Touch1200 x 80010.5 x 7.4 x 1.5YesYesNo8YesYesYesNo/No
PhotoSpring 10 Digital Photo Frame1280 x 80013.1 x 9.9 x 1.6YesYesNo16NoNoYesYes/Yes
Nixplay 10.1 Inch Smart Digital Picture Frame1200 x 80010.5 x 7.3 x 1.2YesNoYes8YesYesYesNo/No
Meural WiFi Photo Frame1920 x 108016 x 10 x 1.6NoNoNo4YesNoYesNo/No
Facebook Portal1280 x 90010.2 x 7 x 0.8YesYesNoNoneYesNoYesYes/Yes
Skylight Frame1280 x 80012 x 8.5 x 0.9YesYesNo8NoNoYesNo/No
Dragon Touch Classic 10 Digital Picture Frame1280 x 80011.4 x 8.2 x 1.5YesYesNo16NoYesYesYes/Yes
Feelcare 7-Inch Smart WiFi Digital Picture Frame1024 x 6008 x 5.6 x 0.9YesYesNo8NoNoYesYes/No
Aluratek 8-inch LCD Digital Photo Frame800 x 6008.5 x 7 x 1NoNoNoNoneNoNoNoYes/Yes

Digital photo frame FAQs

How much should you spend on a digital photo frame?

Digital photo frames can start from as little as $40, and go as high as $250, so there’s quite a difference in price depending on the brand and the design that you choose. Generally speaking, the more you’re willing to spend, the more features you will have access to. Premium features include video playback along with built-in speakers. To get the best display resolution, you need to be prepared to spend a little more as well. Although, as our test results show, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get one of the best digital photo frames.  

You shouldn’t be tempted by special features which add to the price tag. Unless you intend to specifically use those extras, it's a waste of cash. Instead, we recommend that you have a solid budget in mind as well as a list of the key specifications you’re after before you start browsing. That way, you can stay on target and ensure that you don’t overspend. Even if you know what you’re looking for, there are so many options on the market that it can be intimidating to search. If you want a hand finding the best digital photo frame for you, check out our list above. We’ve considered every circumstance and budget. 

How many photos will a digital photo frame hold?

Most digital photo frames will offer in the region of 4-8GB of internal storage, which equates to storing approximately 30,000 photos, depending on their quality and size. However, many offer cloud storage, so you can store all the images you need without having to worry.

How do you clean a digital photo frame?

Just like any other photo frame, a digital photo frame will become dusty over time, and it will also collect a few fingerprints if you tend to pick it up. Before giving it a clean, unplug the device and then carefully wipe away any dust and fingerprints with a soft cloth. You can also use a specialist LCD cleaner designed for electronic screens. Although don’t apply the cleaning solution directly to the screen, apply it to a soft cloth first.