Build quality? Display size? Resolution? Wi-Fi and cloud compatibility? User interface and experience? Do you know exactly what to look for in each of these topics and several other important aspects? Our digital photo frame buying guides are crafted to make the confusing and overwhelming process effortless and simple.
We have browsed through dozens of digital photo frames and studied them to find what matters most – so that you don’t have to. You’ll find all the essential areas worth focusing on laid out in detail. We also take the time to explore unfamiliar topics and areas of digital picture frames like cloud-related features, web albums, and more; along with their impact and influence on how real people like you will use the frame.
Learn What Digital Photo Frame Features Matter
Features, features, features! Digital photo frames are loaded with features. From mobile apps and web interfaces to viewing the weather and listening to the radio, digital picture frames can be extremely versatile – but is that a good thing?
Our digital picture frame buying guides dive into which features you should focus on to get the best value for money. We also cover which features enable a frame for specific need sets, including elderly users (or the non-tech-savvy), big families, families that are spread over several states/countries, and for the individual or isolated users.
You’ll find what matters most and who it matters most for. There’s no point in getting a digital picture frame with a touchscreen if your grandma is going to be the one using it all the time. We also know that individual needs matter and that what works for you, might not work for your uncle. This is why our digital photo frame buying guides try to look at each frame from a variety of different perspectives. Our goal is to enable you to choose a frame that’s well-suited to you, your home, and your unique family setup and life.
Big Frame, Small Frame, or No Frame at All
You’ve probably seen how popular 10.1-inch frames are at the moment – but why is that? We dive into what different digital photo frame sizes have to offer you, and which type of frame best suits your unique needs.
You might also be on a budget and are stuck between getting a smaller frame with more features, and a larger digital picture frame that sacrifices a bit of versatility. Our digital photo frame buying guides cover the trade-offs you have to make at different sizes and if it’s worth the sacrifices made.
Then there’s the common question of using a tablet, computer display, or TV in place of a digital frame. It’s a logical step to take as you might think you’re hitting two birds with one stone – but is that how it turns out in the real world? We pit the common options (TVs and tablets) against some of the best digital picture frames on the market to show you what you might be missing.
The Eternal Debate: Price vs. Performance
We’re well aware that not everybody is on an unlimited budget. We also know that you might be struggling to choose between several similarly priced options. These digital photo frame buying guides aim to bring you clarity by deep diving into the small differences between the frames such as subscriptions & recurring fees, the robustness of the offered features, multimedia support, and more.
Although many digital picture frames might seem very similar at face value (especially if you’re new to the digital photo frame market), there is often a lot of key differences between them. We explore these differences and show you how important they are for the overall value and balance between performance and price!
Where Should You Buy a Digital Picture Frame?
Should I buy my next digital photo frame from Amazon or Walmart? Do I need to test a digital picture frame in person before buying? What if I don’t like the frame I chose? Is the frame I’m interested in available at Best Buy? These are all important questions, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Choosing the right place to buy a digital picture frame from is crucial – especially if you’re buying online. Since the pandemic began, online shopping has scaled incredibly fast and will likely only continue to grow as we readjust to the new normal.
It’s often not possible to test out a digital picture frame before buying it (in a store-front). Learning how to leverage all the information offered on Amazon and other online shopping platforms will help you get the frame you and your family need. Our digital photo frame buying guides tackle these key choices to help you get better value for money and a regret-free purchase.
Is it okay to buy a digital picture frame online?
It depends on where you choose to buy the frame. Amazon is one of the best online purchase spots due to the depth of information and reviews available on each frame. You can read through hundreds of reviews from verified buyers and browse through loads of questions and answers. Additionally, you can ask a question you haven’t found an answer to. Reviews are accompanied by a star rating to help you better understand the review and to put it into perspective.
Are cheap digital photo frames any good?
This is a very broad question and can vary a lot depending on the merits of the brand or model of the digital picture frame you’ve chosen. The most important fact to keep in mind is that buying cheap digital photo frames comes with trade-offs. You can expect to get the best of everything from a frame that costs significantly less than premium models. That being said, if you focus on one or two of your most important needs/planned uses, there’s a better chance you can find a decent value cheap digital photo frame.
Are digital photo frames with touchscreens good?
Touchscreens are significantly more expensive than normal non-touch displays – especially with bigger displays (larger than around 8-inches). It reaches a point where large digital photo frames with touchscreen outprice themselves. This difference in cost needs to be recuperated from other areas of the frame’s operation or performance – most commonly in the number of features/functions.
That’s not to say that you can’t find great touchscreen digital photo frames. You should be aware of the issues that come with touchscreens; namely, they’re fingerprint magnets, need to be cleaned often, can affect the viewing quality, aren’t as durable, and are more prone to scratching and damage than non-touch displays.