What is the best digital photo frame-WiFi and non-WiFi?

Richard Zhang
May 27 · 4 min read

As digital picture frames become popular, competition becomes even fierce among various brands. Giant players are as below: Pix-Star, Nixplay & NIX, PhotoSpring, HDgenius, Aluratek, Micca, etc.

Pix-Star Rating 4.5/5

Pix-star has two digital picture frames available now, -15 inch and 10.4 inches, all are WiFi digital frames.

Pix-Star 10.4 inch Wi-Fi cloud digital photo frame is a photo-mails frame. First, you need to configure its Wi-Fi connection, it is quick and easy. Software installation is not a must option. For seniors that always had technology challenges, the frame sends and shares pictures by email with attachments. It features an automatic rotation, slideshows playing and other functions as well.

HDgenius Rating: 4.4/5

HDgenius is a newly-emerged brand that specializes in the smart home industry. Its products range from Wi-Fi digital picture frame, smart clock to the smart voice remote, etc.

10 inch Wi-Fi photo frame is its first product. It features easy to use and high-res image quality. 3 steps to connect: connect wifi wireless network, download app, and start share photos.

As for storage, it has an internal 4GB NAND flash and supports USB2.0/SD card(up to 64GB storage). Custom slideshow and sleeping schedule are available and a great feature to make your wifi photo frame unique and cool.

Nixplay & NIX Rating: 4.4/5

Nixplay is one of the major digital picture frame brands. With a web page and Android/iOS mobile app, Nixplay seed Wi-Fi 10.1-inch digital picture frame uploads photos from computer, tablet, and smartphone. And it also supports social media platforms access. The built-in speaker makes it compatible with any Alexa-enabled device.

Nixplay is a higher end brand for Wi-Fi enables digital frames, Nix is for lower price customers. Nix frames are all non-wifi frame, users can only transfer photos with SD card or USB flash drive. Nix series products price usually under $100 for 10 inches and less. Nixplay series products price range 149.99–249.99 USD(8”-13”)

PhotoSpring Rating: 4.3/5

PhotoSpring 8 inch Wi-Fi cloud digital picture frame is battery-powered, it frees you from cable restriction. It adds, sends and shares photos via a free app on iPhone, Android, Mac or PC. Besides photos, it can also play videos seamlessly.

PhotoSpring has 2 wifi photo frames available, 8 inches and 10.1 inches, the display is 1280*800 pixels IPS panel.

The price from $119.95-$199.95 bases on different size and built-in storage. Users amazed with this wifi frame’s screen quality to slideshow great picture quality and easy use. The tech support is super too.

Aluratek Rating: 3.8/5

Aluratek 8 inch LCD digital photo frame equipped with an LCD panel at 800 x 600 resolution. It supports various formats and can automatically recognize them. Once the frame powered on and a memory card inserted digital photos will automatic slideshow. It supports SD / SDHC memory cards (up to 32 GB). The only weakness is that it lacks a touchscreen or built-in memory.

Pro: Very competitive price(from $26.99 on Amazon), easy to use

Cons: No touchscreen, no built-in storage, low-res screen

Micca Rating: 3.9/5

Micca NEO 15 inch digital photo frame plays photos and popular video in various formats including MP4 and MKV encoded with H.264 and MPEG4 at resolutions up to 720p. It has a storage of up to 10,000 Photos. All settings can be achieved via built-in buttons or an included ergonomic remote. It offers table/shelf stand as well as VESA 75mm wall mounts.

Many users are satisfied with the picture displayed on the screen, some users are not satisfied with the durability.


The basic functionality of these digital picture frames are overall the same, but they vary some in specific features like WiFi connection, video play, Google photo support, Facebook support and etc.

10 inch WiFi picture frame is a balance of convenience, good price, and size. 13 inch or bigger size large digital pictures are great gifts for the elderly.

You can select the digital frame on your own taste and budget.

Richard Zhang

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Writer and freelancer. Operate a small B2C business retail wifi digital picture frame and other smart gadgets https://www.hdgenius.com

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