Nixplay Seed 10 Inch WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame

Last updated date: August 13, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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We looked at the top 1 Digital Photo Frames and dug through the reviews from 17 of the most popular review sites including New York Times Wirecutter, Lifewire, New York Mag, Windows Central, Top Guide Pro, Engadget, HighTechDad, Top Best 7 Pro, Listderful, Best Products, 10 Best Reviews, Warm Reviews, Top 10 Rec, Best Pickers, Critic Pick, Ideaing and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Digital Photo Frame you should buy.

Overall Take

The Nixplay Seed 10 Inch WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame offers higher resolution than competitors, as well as built-in support for the 4:3 aspect ratio used by smartphone cameras. One of the most interesting features of the Nixplay Seed 10 Inch WiFi Cloud Digital Photo Frame, though, is that its cord doubles as a stand, which comes in handy. Once connected to Wi-Fi, you can import photos from social media and other online sources, as well as email them to your frame. In our analysis of 91 expert reviews, the Nixplay Nixplay Seed WiFi Digital Photo Frame placed 1st 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
9.7
17 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
632 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Its 10-inch display produces pleasing color and contrast in a 4:3 aspect ratio that’s perfect for smartphone photos. Setup is quick and foolproof, and built-in Wi-Fi lets you import photos from your social media, email, or cloud accounts. And a clever cord/stand design lets you position the frame in either portrait or landscape orientation.
- New York Times Wirecutter
November 20, 2018 | Full review
With 8GB of internal memory, there’s more than enough storage for thousands of images, including ones uploaded from multiple online sources such as Facebook, Instagram, Picasa, Dropbox and Flickr. You can even create playlists from favorite images and choose any combiation of images to appear on the display.
- Lifewire
February 28, 2019 | Full review
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.”
- New York Mag
February 19, 2019 | Full review
One particularly great feature Nixplay has going for it is company longevity. The online features of internet-enabled picture frames usually rely on the host company keeping the lights on.
- Review Geek
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Its 10-inch display produces pleasing color and contrast in a 4:3 aspect ratio that's perfect for smartphone photos.
- Windows Central
February 23, 2018 | Full review
But, the digital picture frame also has a sleek design to ensure that it fits anywhere in your home or office.
- Top Guide Pro
July 20, 2018 | Full review
Its 10-inch display produces pleasing color and contrast in a 4:3 aspect ratio that's perfect for smartphone photos. Setup is quick and foolproof, and built-in Wi-Fi lets you import photos from your social media, email, or cloud accounts. And a clever cord/stand design lets you position the frame in either portrait or landscape orientation.
- Engadget
December 16, 2016 | Full review
The initial setup of the Nixplay Seed is quite straightforward and easy to do.
- HighTechDad
November 10, 2017 | Full review
You can easily connect this frame to your smart phone for pictures to show and you can also download it directly from email.
- Top Best 7 Pro
Can connect to several social media platforms. Photos can be shared via email or phone. It promises high-resolution display (1024*768). Comes with a motion sensor.
- Listderful
The 8-inch Nixplay Seed digital photo frame has an IPS display with a resolution of 1,024 by 768 pixels, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity. The latter allows you to sync your favorite images from Facebook, Dropbox, and Google Photos (among others) from anywhere in the world.
- Best Products
May 1, 2019 | Full review
The display offers 1024x768 resolution in 4:3 format on a high-quality TFT screen. The included 4GB of internal memory has room for more than 3000 photos and allows for both photos and video playback.
- 10 Best Reviews
This unit is available in four elegant colors that have a beautiful design to fit stylishly anywhere at home or perhaps at the office. It also comes with a power cord that if flexible and acts as a frame stand that allows for adjustable viewing. On top of that, users can also capture photos and display them immediately using the Nixplay Mobile App for Android and iPhones as well.
- Warm Reviews
This Nixplay Seed Frame is accessible in four elegant colors with a gorgeous design to fit elegantly anywhere at your own home or office. The power cord used is flexible and can act as a frame stand which permits for modifiable viewing angle. The ideal gift is designed to bring you a smile as well as to your loved ones.
- Top 10 Rec
The best thing about the Nixplay Seed Photo Frame is the simple and super intuitive design. While other frames are complicated, this one is designed to make managing your digital photos as easy and as convenient as ever.
- Best Pickers
December 19, 2016 | Full review
The photo frame also comes with a flexible power cord that acts as a frame stand and enables an adjustable viewing angle.
- Critic Pick
Also, this frame is cool because the cord will actually act as a stand so you don’t have to prop it up against something or find a way to tuck the cord away, both of which are helpful.
- Ideaing
What experts didn't like
Nixplay frames do not support automatic slideshows from social media accounts and previously did not support any shared folders.
- New York Times Wirecutter
November 20, 2018 | Full review
Unfortunately, Photobucket users and YouTubers are left on the sidelines since there is no video or audio capability.
- Lifewire
February 28, 2019 | Full review
It’s odd there’s no NAS/network file support.
- Review Geek
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Have to edit a lot of pictures since there are limited format and resolution support.
- Listderful
Glitching screen.
- Top 10 Rec
Flimsy stand construction. Frame may be too small for some consumers.
- Best Pickers
December 19, 2016 | Full review
Some users note the design itself could be a bit more attractive.
- Ideaing

From The Manufacturer

Nixplay Seed is a connected, Wi-Fi enabled digital picture frame that allows you to share and display your memories from your phone and social media with your loved ones. The Nixplay photo frame can be controlled through the Nixplay iOS/Android mobile app as well as through the Nixplay web app and Amazon Alexa.

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.