Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame

Last updated date: August 13, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2

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We looked at the top 1 Digital Photo Frames and dug through the reviews from 11 of the most popular review sites including Lifewire, BestReviews, Wiki EZ Vid, The Droid Guy, Top Guide Pro, Top Best Product Review, The Smart Consumer, Your Gigi Memories, Top Best 7 Pro, Listderful and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Digital Photo Frame you should buy.

Overall Take

The Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame offers easy importing of all of your online photos. Simply connect to Wi-Fi, and you'll have access to more than 20 different online providers, including Facebook. You'll get 4GB of storage, which you can increase by inserting a USB storage device or memory card. In our analysis of 85 expert reviews, the Pix-Star Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame placed 2nd 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
9.4
11 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
1,994 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The real highlight of this photo frame is the Wi-Fi-based functionality that allows photos to be received and displayed via a multitude of methods. The Pix-Star can accept photos by e-mail over Wi-Fi and then stores them to its included 4GB of memory, which can hold up to 20,000 pictures. Additionally, the Pix-Star supports USB, SDHC and SDXC cards for even more storage.
- Lifewire
February 28, 2019 | Full review
Besides offering a high quality screen that ensures your images look clean and crisp on screen, its connectivity options are extensive. You can send your photos via email, utilizing the frame’s 4gb onboard memory, as well as the device’s dedicated email address.
- Review Geek
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Plenty of display modes that are highly customizable: display is detailed, sharp and large; remote control is actually useful.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Reads from usb stick or memory cards. Can connect to social media accounts. 800 x 600 resolution is a bit low.
- Wiki EZ Vid
It supports USB, SDHC, and SDXC cards, so it’s good to go as soon as you plug it in. It also comes with a remote if you’re looking to change pictures and videos on the frame from a distance. It also comes with 4GB of storage, which can hold up to 20,000 photos, so you’re good to go if you’re directly looking to add photos to it.
- The Droid Guy
February 1, 2019 | Full review
The high-quality display and backlit LED that consumes little power are the highlights of this photo frame. However, it also features a multi-frame capability that lets you control up to 25 frames, Wi-Fi connectivity and you can send pictures from the internet directly. It also has all the basics such as SD and USB ports and a web album view that lets you access more than 20 online providers including Facebook.
- Top Guide Pro
July 20, 2018 | Full review
This digital photo frame is also spacious and can easily store hundreds of photos. This is because it has a storage space of about 4GB. In addition to this, it also comes with a remote control and you will easily control the photo selections.
- Top Best Product Review
The killer feature of this frame is the ability to easily email a photo to the frame (from my phone or computer) and it will automatically be added to the frame’s collection of photos.
- The Smart Consumer
April 11, 2018 | Full review
We are particularly impressed with Pix-Star’s online photo management tool. There is no charge for using the dedicated web service, there is FREE unlimited storage for your photos and one account can be used to manage up to 25 different digital photo frames.
- Your Gigi Memories
With 4 GB memory, this frame supports pictures up to 20,000 pictures. If you want to send the pictures from the frame directly to email, you can also do it right from the frame easily and quickly.
- Top Best 7 Pro
Anyone can update the frame with pictures from around the world via email. Supports USB sticks and SDHC and SDXC cards which make it extremely convenient.
- Listderful
What experts didn't like
Needs to be plugged in at all times. Old-school interface.
- Lifewire
February 28, 2019 | Full review
One of the more expensive frames.
- Review Geek
March 1, 2019 | Full review
More expensive; but you are paying for a very rich feature set.
- BestReviews
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Perhaps one of the main things we do not like about the Pix-Star Digital Photo Frame was the inability to disconnect it from the AC power supply.
- Your Gigi Memories
Low resolution and dpi compared to its size.
- Listderful

From The Manufacturer

Digital photo frames are the perfect gift idea for parents and grandparents because they make it easier to enjoy their children's, grandchildren's and other family pictures. However, updating pictures to the frame is usually not convenient; most of the time, the only way to do this is to use a USB or a SD card, or to connect the frame directly to a computer. Grandparents and technologically-challenged relatives struggle with this; and this cannot be done remotely. Pix-Star Wi-Fi frames addresses this issue in a very smart and simple way, by using photo-mails. Pix-Star provides users with multiple convenient possibilities to transfer pictures to the device, the easiest one being to send pictures as an attachment by email (photo-mails) to the frame’s own and dedicated email address. It’s as simple as that! This frame is part of the Pix-Star's desire to make photo sharing easier and to bring generations together through easy technology. Now, no matter where your photos or the photos of your friends and family reside, you can be certain you will be able to access them. Sharing pictures is now easier than ever. Pictures are taken everyday, most are shared on social networks or forever doomed to stay on a digital camera or computer. Thanks to the connectivity and ease of use, Pix-Star brings generations together and helps reduce the feeling of loneliness and distance. The Pix-Star PXT510WR04 FotoConnect XD 10.4 inch is part of the family of easy-to-use Wi-Fi and email photo frames from Pix-Star. With the ability to receive and send photo-mails directly from the frame, a computer becomes unnecessary. No monthly fee is required. Configuring the Pix-Star frame’s Wi-Fi connection is quick and easy and can be done using a few buttons on the compact remote control. Turn on the frame and ensure it is located within reach of the network you want to connect to. The Wi-Fi network configuration is automatically detected and all you need to know is the network password if your Wi-Fi network is encrypted. There is absolutely no software to install. Once configured the frame works without the need of a computer. It displays beautiful 800 x 600 resolution photos on a nice 10.4-inch screen. The Pix-Star PXT510WR04 FotoConnect XD 10.4 inch LED LCD displays better images with crisper, brighter and more natural colors. Its 4:3 ratio display is perfectly suited for most digital camera photos as they appear in full screen... No more black strips! It has a 4 GB internal memory, which can store up to 20,000 pictures (may vary depending on picture type). Enjoy the best shots of your family in full screen and full resolution!

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.