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Is the Fullja Digital Frame as Good as It Seems on Paper?


Is the Fullja digital frame a high-end photo frame?

On paper, the Fullja digital frame is a high-end frame. It has features that compete directly with top digital frames like the Pix-Star, Nixplay, Skylight, and Aura frames.

These features include free cloud storage, access to a mobile app, Wi-Fi & cloud functionality, USB/SD card support, 16GB of internal storage, frame sizes ranging from 9 to 19-inches, and more.

Sadly, this robust feature set doesn’t live up to expectations in the real world. Quality control is a fraction of what you’d expect, most features don’t work for long, and the software is sub-par.

Fullja digital frames don’t last long. They have one of the worst review distributions on sites like Amazon, with around 14% of buyers awarding it a 1-star rating.

There are too many issues and inconsistencies for the Fullja frame to be considered premium. The mobile app is extremely hard to get working, the touchscreen often stops working, and more.

When you consider that the Fullja digital frame costs almost the same – and often more – than digital frames like the Pix-Star, it’s almost impossible to recommend them highly. There is a lot of work still to be done.

We recommend avoiding the Fullja digital frame, instead of sticking to premium, high-end frames with a long, proven track record of high-quality and reliable performance.

How to send photos to the Fullja digital frame?

The Fullja digital frame offers several ways to send pictures. The most commonly used of these is the supported VPhoto mobile app. It’s a 3rd party app that lets you send pictures from your phones to the Fullja frame.

Another common photo-sharing method includes email photos. This is the better choice when sending photos from various devices or if you can’t get the app to work (which happens almost all of the time).

Fullja supports USB/SD cards, though there isn’t a plug & play feature. This means that you can’t play slideshows directly from the USB/SD card (as you can do with competing frames like the Pix-Star frame). You need to copy its content to the Fullja frame’s internal storage first.

Finally, there’s an included USB cable that lets you connect directly to a computer. Here you can drag and drop photos to the frame’s 16GB or 32GB internal storage (depending on which Fullja frame you have).

Unfortunately, sending pictures to the Fullja digital frame is very difficult. The mobile app rarely works for more than a couple of days. You can only send 9 pictures at a time when it does work.

The email feature, USB/SD card, and USB cable methods also seldom work as intended. Note that USB/SD cards are limited to a maximum size of 32GB.

Is the Fullja digital frame better than the Pix-Star frame?

On paper, the Fullja digital frame seems like a great alternative to the Pix-Star frame. You get more internal storage space, a robust feature set, and all at a slightly lower price point. Unfortunately, this doesn’t carry through to the real world.

Fullja digital frames are known for their poor quality control, underperforming features, awful mobile app, and sub-par software. While you do get cloud storage and Wi-Fi, most features don’t work as claimed.

Pix-Star’s frames offer reliable features, a far superior mobile app (Pix-Star Snap), free-for-life cloud storage, 8GB of internal storage, better video, and audio support, and much more.

With Pix-Star, you can use the file explorer to choose specific files and folders to play slideshows from. It’s quick, comprehensive, and ties in neatly with Pix-Star’s unique slideshows and easy-to-use interface.

You can create and manage multi-frame control groups using the Pix-Star web interface. Each frame can be remotely configured using the web dashboard. You can adjust their settings, start slideshows, import photo albums from social media & photo-sharing sites, and much more.

Fullja frames fall far behind in almost every aspect – and not only behind Pix-Star’s frames. Fullja frames fall well short of the mark when you consider their price point. They make claims that they simply don’t live up to in the real world – hence Fullja’s poor ratings on sites like Amazon.

We recommend avoiding the Fullja digital frame, instead of getting a truly high-end digital frame like the Pix-Star, Dragon Touch, Aura, or any other popular top-end option.

How long does the Fullja digital photo frame last?

The Fullja digital picture frame is not very durable. Many users report that the frame stops working after just a couple of days, though most report that they get a couple of weeks before the frame stops working.

Much of this stems from poor quality control, buggy software, and a mobile app with tons of issues. Many features don’t work as intended and the frame – in general – doesn’t deliver enough quality and real-world functionality to justify its price.

Does the Fullja digital frame offer cloud storage?

The Fullja digital frame offers free and unlimited. Note that you have to store photos on the frame’s internal storage before you can view them in slideshows. Fullja digital frames offer either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage space – depending on the model you choose.

Additionally, there’s no file explorer or web interface that lets you manage cloud storage, create playlists, etc. These are typically basic features that competing frames like the Pix-Star offer.

Can the Fullja frame play videos?

The Fullja digital frame can only play 30-second video clips with a maximum file size of 200MB. If you send larger video files, they either fail to deliver to the frame or will be cut off when they exceed the aforementioned length and/or size limits.

Note that the frame only supports up to either 200MB or 30-seconds. For example, you can’t load a video that’s 5-minutes long, but smaller than the 200MB limit.

For reference, Pix-Star’s frames offer support for 2-minute video clips. You can also play audio files over slideshows from a connected USB/SD card. Additionally, you can include video clips in slideshows along with photos. You can set the video to play muted by default when included in slideshows.

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