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The 10 Best Digital Photo Frames on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve written before about the best digital cameras, gifts for photographers, and an affordable tripod, here we’ve rounded up the best digital photo frames that you can buy on Amazon for displaying all of your photos. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best overall digital photo frame

NIX Advance 10-Inch Widescreen Digital Photo & HD Video Frame
$110 at Amazon

“I wasn’t looking for a digital frame with its own email address or a frame that was going to call me to remind me to go on another vacation. I wanted superb picture quality, and I needed a frame that would recognize portrait orientation and adjust accordingly. My old frame cut off the tops on all portrait pictures. Well, this frame has better picture quality than I could have imagined, was a breeze to set up, and does adjust portrait pictures to display the entire image. It sits on my desk at work, and I am blown away by things I’ve never seen in some of these pictures. I usually only write reviews on products I hate, which tells you how much I love this frame.”

Best digital photo frame with Alexa integration

Nixplay Seed 10-Inch WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
$180 at Amazon

“I bought this as a Christmas gift for my 70-year-old parents. They absolutely love it. We assisted them in setting it up and linking it to their Wi-Fi. They are able to give the app and account information to their three kids and ten grandkids, and everyone can send pics whenever they want. The screen shows a text saying you have a new photo added, so they know if one of us has sent something new. My son recently traveled to visit his cousin (one of their other grandkids) and the two of them were able to send their grandparents pics of their time together. The best thing about this frame is that, once it’s set up, it can basically be hands-off for the person who has it. I think it’s a great gift for anyone, but it’s especially good for those who may be less tech-savvy.”

Best motion-sensing digital photo frame

Micca NEO 15-Inch Digital Photo Frame With 8 GB Storage
$140 at Amazon

“I bought this for my 80-year-old mother, who has memory and eyesight problems. It was easier for her to see the enlarged JPEG photos, and she was able to turn the device off and on — one button in the back. It also has an auto on/off feature that senses light and motion, so it will go off automatically, too. She loved it. She was able to look at old photos that she hadn’t seen in over 20 years. I strongly recommend it for older people who have a difficulty seeing old, faded photos or who may have memory problems, but retain visual memory.”

Best metallic digital photo frame

Nixplay Iris 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Frame
$180 at Amazon

“This is actually my second Nixplay frame, the first one I bought for my desk at work and was thinking of getting a second to give to my parents so we can send them pictures of their granddaughter. The frame itself looks great, it’s a copper look; solid, not cheap-feeling, and the screen isn’t overpowering like some digital frames. All in all, the package just looks great. The frame has some nice features, like sound activation and light sensors to turn the frame on and adjust it as needed automatically. I love walking into my office and having the frame pop on, showing me my recent pics. It’s a great feature and my folks will love this when they get it. At the end of the day, it’s a great frame and I highly recommend it. Very easy to set up, and the fact that I can administer the photo album via the website or the app on my phone is slick. I really like this.”

Best music-playing digital photo frame

Tenker 7-Inch HD Digital Photo Frame
$50 at Amazon

“My family loves this digital photo frame, especially my two little daughters. They like to watch the photos when they come back from school. It has a calendar, which is very convenient for daily use. There are USB ports, too, that you use to insert more photos and even music. You can save your favorite songs as background music for your favorite photos. Very cool design!”

Best touchscreen digital photo frame

PhotoSpring (16 GB) 10-Inch Digital Picture Frame
$160 at Amazon

“Super easy setup and the picture quality is great! We got this for my dad for Christmas and setting it up couldn’t have been easier. Best thing is, instead of having to make or update an SD card, I just upload new photos through the app. I especially love how you can use it as a touchscreen and go through the pictures at your own pace, much like a tablet. The quality of the pictures is really nice. A lot of these digital photo frames tend to look grainy or far too bright, but this is just like looking at pictures on an iPad. This is a great gift for anyone … yourself included.”

Best digital photo frame with social-media integration

Nixplay Original 15-Inch WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
$240 at Amazon

“Husband loves his new toy! Great price and quality. We love that we can use his Android phone or my iPhone’s app to upload photos from anywhere. I especially enjoy the ability to upload from Instagram, since I can filter those pictures and they are more visually pleasing on this larger digital frame. Easy to use. Arrived well-packaged and quickly. Would buy again.”

Best email-enabled digital photo frame

Pixal Pix-Star 15-Inch WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
$200 at Amazon

“I bought this frame as an early Father’s Day gift for my dad, who is going to be 81 this year. In less than 20 minutes, we had the frame set up and connected, and he was emailing himself his favorite photos off his iPhone. He loved seeing his favorites on the big screen of this frame. When he realized he could type ‘captions’ by describing the photo in the subject line of each email, he was thrilled. Next, I texted all my siblings and a few grandkids and they started sending him photos right away. He loved it. We spent some time changing the transitions and intervals, and he learned how to look at older photos that we put on an SD card. I so often give him gifts that just don’t quite work out (too techie for him or not quite what he would want). But this frame was PERFECT.”

Best high-res digital photo frame

Nixplay Edge 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame With Hi-Res Display
$130 at Amazon

“From the minute I uploaded my pictures and the display started, I was blown away by the quality and clarity of this digital frame. I bought the 8-inch to put on my desk at work and loved it so much, I bought my parents and myself the 13-inch widescreen for our homes and will give them theirs for Christmas. I’ve never bought my parents a digital frame because it would be a hassle to keep theirs updated, but with the ease of sending through email, Facebook, Instagram, or the app on my iPhone, it’ll be a breeze, and how fun to be on vacation and have the ability to send pictures directly to them. I’ve uploaded to the website and sent through my iPhone and it was so simple. I’ve been a photography hobbyist since around 2001 and have tons and tons of pictures that sit on my hard drive or filed away on DVDs. Now I can enjoy them every day on my frames.”

Best backlit digital photo frame

Sony DPF-D810 SVGA LCD Digital Photo Frame, 8-Inch
$99 at Amazon

“I started looking at digital picture frames four or five years ago, back when they were $200-plus. They’ve come down a lot since then, thankfully, so it was time to start looking again. This Sony frame is great … The 16:9 resolution is outstanding, even better than my computer monitor. The biggest surprise was how much the backlit screen makes pictures pop, vivid colors and excellent picture depth. I really like the options for memory; it has a slot for an SD card as well as USB. I use one of the dozens of smaller USB sticks I have lying around that just aren’t much use these days as they’re only 256 MB, but they work perfectly for this. All in all, I’m really happy with this purchase and this Sony picture frame. The price was right and the functionality and operation are outstanding.”

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The 10 Best Digital Photo Frames on Amazon