NIX Advance Digital Photo Frame

Last updated date: August 13, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

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We looked at the top 1 Digital Photo Frames and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including New York Times Wirecutter, Top Ten Reviews, Review Lab, BestReviews, Wiki EZ Vid, Top Guide Pro, ShotKit and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Digital Photo Frame you should buy.

Overall Take

With a wide range of frame size options, you can choose the NIX Advance Digital Photo Frame that fits your own preferences. This model doesn't offer Wi-Fi connectivity, so all of your photos will have to be moved over using an SD card or USB storage device. However, the discounted price may make it well worth it for those who don't plan to use Wi-Fi. In our analysis of 83 expert reviews, the NIX NIX Advance Digital Photo Frame placed 4th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 13, 2019:
Checkout The Best Digital Photo Frame for a detailed review of all the top digital photo frames.

Expert Summarized Score
8.7
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.4
4,544 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
If you prefer loading your images via SD card or USB stick instead, Nixplay’s Nix Advance will save you a significant bit of cash while still providing all of the other benefits of our top pick, aside from wireless connectivity. You get the same great screen, motion sensor, and remote, along with easy setup and operation.
- New York Times Wirecutter
The NIX Advance X08E is a wonderful device that produces accurate colors and beautiful image clarity. The slim design and easy-to-use setup makes this a good choice for any home.
- Top Ten Reviews
July 25, 2018 | Full review
The NIX Advance isn’t quite as feature rich as the Pix-Star but it does have one killer feature – a motion sensor. Through this facility, the frame will switch on every time you enter the room, switching back off the moment you leave.
- Review Geek
March 1, 2019 | Full review
It automatically adjusts photo orientation for the best viewing. The motion detector automatically turns the frame on and off so you save on electricity. Setting up or choosing a slide show is no problem with the easy to use remote control.
- Review Lab
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Good display, but the price and features make this one of our favorites.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
The Nix X08E is the best option for most people, with its ability to mix both video and photos into the same slideshow displayed on a beautiful IPS LED screen. It comes with a remote control, quality speakers, and can function as a clock or calendar, too.
- Wiki EZ Vid
It also has a sensor that turns it on when someone enters the room, USB and SD ports, an intuitive remote control and other functions like clock, calendar and stereo speakers.
- Top Guide Pro
The frame has a motion sensor with the help of which the gadget scans the room, and if there are no any movements, it switches off the device for the period from 5 to 60 minutes (you can set the time yourself). Note that the frame also boasts clock and calendar functions that are also very useful. Finally, if you want to change the picture but you're far away from the frame, you can do it using a remote control.
- Best Advisor
February 15, 2019 | Full review
One great feature not necessarily unique to the NIX Advance, but still very well implemented, is the ability to view HD videos and photos in the same slide show. Videos need to be in MPEG-4, the format that most cameras and smart phones record in natively.
- ShotKit
What experts didn't like
The lack of Wi-Fi means you’ll be loading images via SD card slot or USB port.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Since this digital photo frame doesn't connect to Wi-Fi, you cannot view YouTube videos or other social media sites on the screen.
- Top Ten Reviews
July 25, 2018 | Full review
No Wi-Fi or cloud storage. This frame does not support Wi-Fi or cloud storage. All photos have to be on either a memory stick or card. However, that does make it inexpensive.
- Review Lab
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Smaller display than some of the more impressive models (8"); menu system can be confusing. No internal memory.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
If you’re looking for a digital picture frame with Wifi, you should skip this product and move on down to the next one.
- ShotKit

From The Manufacturer

NIX is the leading brand for Digital Photo Frames in the U.S. With 10 years of experience and dedicated customer service team, we are committed to delivering high quality frames and services that allow you to display digital memories in a sophisticated way. To assure you of the quality and service we provide, we give you a full 1 Year Part's & Labor Warranty at the time of purchase. Need to display all your digital photos? The NIX Digital Photo Frame is the most simple and affordable solution to display all your digital moments. Just plug in your USB stick or SD/SDHC card and see all your photos play in front of you! It’s that easy. This frame is perfect for everyone from professionals, to parents and grandparents who just want a frame that works with the convenience of not having to actually operate it. Combined with an intuitive remote, it’s a breeze to get started. NIX Digital Frame With a High Resolution LED Backlit Display, enjoy all your (JPEG) photos with amazing detail and clarity. The Frame can also be used to play (MPEG-4 / AVI) videos. When the frame activates after sensing movement it can either play photos or videos. Combined with a simple, clear remote control, it's a breeze to get started. Hu-Motion Sensor For ultimate convenience, the frame comes with our trademarked ‘Hu-Motion’ Sensor that turns the frame on when you enter the room and off when you leave the room! Set the frame to switch off after sensing no movement in time increments from 5 minutes to 1 hour.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Nixplay Seed 10 Inch WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 17
2. Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 11
3. PhotoSpring 10-inch WiFi Cloud Digital Picture Frame
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 8
4. NIX Advance Digital Photo Frame
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Skylight Frame WiFi Digital Picture Frame
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 6
6. Micca 8-Inch Digital Photo Frame
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 7
7. ViewSonic 10.2-Inch Digital Photo Frame
Overall Score: 7.0
Expert Reviews: 3
8. Pandigital Panimage LED Digital Picture Frame
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 2

An Overview On Digital Photo Frames

Digital photo frames are nothing new. In fact, they’ve been around since the 1990s. But if you haven’t shopped for one of these innovations for a while, you may not realize just how far they’ve come. Today’s digital photo frames are built for the way consumers store their photos, often relying heavily on Wi-Fi connectivity and online photo importing.

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The first feature to note when buying a photo frame is resolution. When you’re pulling photos in from various sources, you probably won’t always have them in the highest resolution available. Some frames will also automatically orient your photos, avoiding that annoying issue of photos displaying sideways.

Getting photos onto the frame is the biggest challenge. Most frames connect to Wi-Fi, but you can often save significant money by opting for a version that relies solely on USB devices for photo importing. If you choose Wi-Fi, make sure you also have a USB option if that’s important to you. You should also research whether a frame will pull photos from your social media feeds, as well as whether you can email photos directly to your frame.

Kristin Forte/Simplemost Media

No matter which model you choose, storage space is an important factor. Some frames let you use cloud storage, but with many, you’ll be limited on the number of photos you can store on the actual frame. Some frames come with an online photo management tool that lets you store all your photos in the cloud, eliminating the need to rely on onboard storage.

Once you’ve nailed down the features, your choice may boil down to how the frame actually looks. Many of today’s frames have sleek, classy designs that look more like a small computer monitor than a traditional photo frame. Some come in multiple color options, as well, making it easier to find one that matches your own home or office décor.

DYWM Fun Fact

Thanks to smartphones, we’re now taking more photos than ever before. But there’s a flipside to that. Of the 1.2 trillion photos captured by cameras and smartphones combined in 2017, only a fraction were developed as actual print photos. We’re taking pictures, but we aren’t developing them. But there is a growing market for printing photos onto canvas and metal for hanging. Consumers have also embraced personalized photo products, such as mugs and T-shirts. Although buying on these items has slowed down in recent years, they show how the concept of photo-sharing has changed in an era of social media and online shopping.

The Digital Photo Frame Buying Guide

  • Whether it’s photos of your last vacation or your child’s soccer game, you want your images to display as vividly as possible. This comes down primarily to resolution. The Nixplay Seed WiFi Digital Photo Frame has a high-resolution 1024 x 768 display that offers vivid colors and contrast. The Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame, by comparison, offers only 800 x 600 resolution.
  • Since many of today’s photos are taken using a smartphone camera, Nixplay Seed WiFi Digital Photo Frame uses a 4:3 aspect ratio that matches the aspect ratio on a smartphone.
  • Frame size is also a factor. Nixplay Seed WiFi Digital Photo Frame gives you a choice of an 8-inch, 10-inch, 10-inch widescreen or 13-inch widescreen frame. With the Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame, you can choose between a 10-inch, 10.4-inch or 15-inch model. With the NIX Advance Digital Photo Frame, you get a variety of options, from 8-inch to 17.3-inch frames or 8-inch to 13-inch widescreen frames.
  • One unique feature of the Nixplay Seed WiFi Digital Photo Frame is that its power cord doubles as a stand, which eliminates the need to figure out where to put the cord so that it’s out of the way.
  • Whether you choose portrait or landscape mode for your frame, you won’t want to have to waste time manually rotating all your photos so that they face the right direction. The NIX Advance Digital Photo Frame automatically flips your photo orientation to what it needs to be based on how you’ve set up your frame.
  • At one time, a new digital photo frame required a setup process. Today’s frames make it much easier to get up and running. With the Nixplay Seed WiFi Digital Photo Frame, you can use the Nixplay app to pull photos from your social media, email and cloud accounts. The Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame can access photos from more than 20 online providers, including Facebook.
  • Another feature found in many modern digital frames is the ability to email a photo directly to your frame. With the Nixplay Seed WiFi Digital Photo Frame, you can share photos through either email or a smartphone. If you capture a photo on your phone, you can set the frame up to immediately import it. The Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame also lets you email your photos.
  • The NIX Advance Digital Photo Frame doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi at all. To load photos onto the frame, you’ll need to use either an SD card or USB port, which means you’ll have to load them up manually. This also means you won’t have access to cloud-based storage.
  • If you plan to store photos directly on the frame, you’ll need to find one with plenty of built-in space. The Nixplay Seed WiFi Digital Photo Frame builds in 8GB of internal memory for storage. The Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame provides only 4GB, but you can also add to that storage by hooking up a USB device or memory card.
  • Although price varies among different makes and models of digital photo frames, you’re sure to find one that fits within your budget.