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Aeezo Digital Photo Frame review

Budget digital photo frame checks all the boxes for image quality and aesthetics

Aeezo Digital Photo Frames on shelf
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Tom's Guide Verdict

The Aeezo Digital Photo Frame is a fine candidate to consider for a budget pick. It has all the functionality needed for a basic frame.

Pros

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    Respectable looking budget frame

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    Image quality is impressive

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    Supports both images and videos

Cons

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    No motion sensor

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    Glitchy touchscreen performance

Aeezo Digital Photo Frame: Specs

Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
Touch screen: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Remote: No
Built-in storage: Yes
Motion sensor: No
Music player: No
Video: Yes
USB/SD slots: Yes/Yes
Cloud Services: No

The Aeezo Digital Photo Frame, a 9-inch IPS touch screen digital photo frame — also known as Portrait 01 — offers a gallery-type black photo frame at a reasonable price. It lets you view both images and videos up to 15 seconds long and comes with 16GB internal storage, though about 4GB is occupied by the operating system and not available for photo storage. The frame operates via 2.4GHz Wi-Fi alongside the Frameo app for iOS or Android, which is used by a number of photo frame companies.  It also accepts images via SD card and USB thumb drive.

This model gives you brilliant colors and sharp images with an extra wide viewing angle. Software slider bars, available from the on-frame settings panel, let you adjust video volume and screen brightness for comfortable viewing in any environment. You can hide or show date and time, likes, and captions. Despite its relatively small size, you can also mount this frame for wall hanging. Read our full Aeezo Digital Photo Frame review to see if it’s worthy of being one of the best digital photo frames

Aeezo Digital Photo Frame review: Price and availability

The Aeezo Digital Photo Frame is a Wi-Fi-enabled budget model available in black or white with a classic, nearly flat gallery style design. At $89 on Amazon (opens in new tab), it offers viewing options which are superimposed on the image, including favorites, captions, and date and time. It has both SD card and USB inputs so you can post photos from your Camera Roll or Gallery and allow friends and family to do the same. 

Aeezo Digital Photo Frame review: Design

There’s nothing special about the Aeezo’s design — the nine-inch model is generic in appearance. The bezel is fairly narrow in plain, slightly curved matte black or white. The good part is that it’s neutral and does not call attention to itself. It blends in pretty much everywhere and is especially nice for a desk or living room end table. A small speaker on the back projects plenty of volume and is joined by the on-off button and a small punch hole in the plastic, should you want to mount the frame on the wall. It balances properly on a flat surface in both horizontal and vertical positions, with the image adjusting automatically for the orientation. 

Back of Aeezo Digital Photo Frame

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Instead of black bars, the background colors of the image blend into the sides of the photo for a more pleasing, natural look. You can choose to have your photos displayed in their original orientation, or you can fit your photos to the frame.

Aeezo Digital Photo Frame review: Image Quality

Image quality is quite good, delivered in 1280 x 800 pixels on a 16:9 aspect ratio and powered by the Quad-core Cortex TM-A7 chip. The images look crisp and clear with vibrant colors. Using a slider bar in the settings lets you adjust the brightness, while the IPS screen ensures that there’s no image fade or color dimming regardless of where you are in the room. 

Aeezo Digital Photo Frame displaying photo

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Despite the small speakers, the volume for videos — as well as the startup chime — can get loud. Photos and videos can play in the same slideshow, as opposed to separate photo and video modes.

Aeezo Digital Photo Frame review: Interface

Aeezo's touch screen has an extensive set up panel, accessed with a finger tap on the frame's screen. Top level controls let you add a friend, access settings, or turn the frame on or off. You can also favorite, hide, fit a photo to the frame, rotate a photo, or view your photo gallery. The settings panel lets you manage all aspects of your frame, including its name, the date and time, and importing and exporting photos from an SD card or thumb drive.

Aeezo Digital Photo Frame displaying menu

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You can arrange the viewing order to display photos and videos according to the date downloaded to the frame, date taken, or shuffle. When you import from your phone, you get to choose the center of gravity for your photo and thus adjust the composition to your liking.

Many frames, like the Aura series, do not have physical inputs and thus avoid some of the glitches we encountered on the Aeezo. I found the frame took a dislike to one SD card in my collection; I had to turn the frame off and then remove the card in order to continue using the frame. The touch screen seemed a bit moody at times, especially after encountering errant removable media, wherein the screen froze and did not respond to taps. Do not persist in using an incompatible card, because the operating system will shut down — which seems like a good safety precaution, as the offending card got too hot in its slot.

There are few options if a camera card malfunctions, as there is no way to upload photos from your computer. While there’s no motion sensor, you can set a schedule to turn the frame on and off. It is not sensitive to ambient light.

Aeezo Digital Photo Frame review: App

The Frameo software built into the frame isn’t the most intuitive, though with a couple of taps, you can generally figure out the right moves. The easiest way to add images to the frame is via the mobile app — though you must use the on-frame interface directly to remove photos. 

Aeezo Digital Photo Frame displaying library

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The Frameo app, which also runs the Feelcare frame, is available both on iOS and Android. The mobile apps worked well for the most part, and is the only way to import videos into the frame. You cannot import videos into the frame using physical storage like your SD camera card or USB drive.

Aeezo Digital Photo Frame review: Verdict

The Aeezo Digital Photo Frame is a fine candidate to consider for a budget pick, offering clear, colorful visuals that deliver anywhere in the room. At a mid-sized nine inches, it has all the functionality needed for a basic frame.

It also shares some features with our favorite Pix-Star frame, though in a much smaller and cheaper package. It includes both photo and video viewing and offers adjustment options for brightness and volume, a variety of physical and wireless inputs, extreme viewing angle, app based contributions from far-flung family and friends, and a neutral looking exterior that blends into any room. 

Jackie is an obsessive, insomniac tech writer and editor in northern California. A wildlife advocate, cat fan, and photo app fanatic, her specialties include cross-platform hardware and software, art, design, photography, video, and a wide range of creative and productivity apps and systems. Formerly senior editor at Macworld and creativity editor at The Next Web, Jackie now writes for a variety of consumer tech publications.