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The Nexfoto Digital Photo Frame – A Touch Above the Rest?


Does the Nexfoto digital photo frame use a touchscreen?

The Nexfoto digital photo frame uses a touchscreen to navigate the frame, adjust settings, move through slideshows, etc. It’s a multi-touch display, meaning that more than one touch can register at the same time, allowing features like pinch-to-zoom.

We rarely recommend buying a digital photo frame with a touchscreen. In Nexfoto’s case, a touchscreen isn’t a good choice. The glossy is easily overwhelmed by fingerprints and scratches very easily. It’s bad to the point that just after a week or two of standard usage, you’ll start to notice small scratches. This detracts a lot from immersion and the high-resolution display.

To add to the fire, touchscreen displays are very expensive on digital frames with displays larger than 8-inches. Since Nexfoto sells several digital frames larger than 8-inches (10-inch, 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch), touchscreens become very expensive, particularly on their higher-resolution frames.

The higher cost of the touchscreen is often offset by sacrificing other features like remote configuration support, free cloud storage, etc. These are rarely worth sacrificing as they are the primary features that bring digital photo frames out of the past and make them capable of catering to the modern home and family.

Avoid getting a digital frame with a touchscreen to avoid durability issues, confusing navigation, constant cleaning (and scratches), and less robust feature sets. Take a look at the Pix-Star digital photo frame. It’s a great – and far more popular – alternative option to the Nexfoto frame.

Pix-Star’s digital photo frame offers all the features missing on the Nexfoto digital photo frame including free-for-life cloud storage, unlimited USB & SD card size support, more slideshow customizations, extensive remote configuration support, and web album support (importing photos directly from social media & photo-sharing sites to the frame’s internal storage).

How to transfer pictures to the Nexfoto digital photo frame?

There are several ways to transfer pictures to the Nexfoto digital photo frame, the most popular of which is using the VPhoto mobile app. This app lets you send pictures and short 30-second video clips from your phone to your Nexfoto digital photo frame. Other methods include email, USB, SD card, and from your computer via USB cable.

While this may seem like a pretty robust feature set, it’s small when compared to what similarly priced digital photo frames offer. For example, the Pix-Star 15-inch digital photo frame lets you send pictures via mobile app (Pix-Star Snap), through the web interface (as web albums from social media, photo-sharing sites, etc.), USB and SD cards (no size limits and plug & play is supported), email, and more.

Pix-Star also backs up all incoming photos to the cloud automatically. You can remotely access the Pix-Star frame, start slideshows, adjust settings, manage storage, import and update web albums, and much more.

The Pix-Star Snap mobile app is also far more versatile than the 3rd party VPhoto app. Nexfoto’s mobile app is known to be buggy and hard to use, with the frame’s Wi-Fi often cutting off for no reason. Pix-Star’s mobile app lets you send up to 250 photos in several frames at the same time. Additionally, you can send 2-minute video clips and audio recordings directly to any of your Pix-Star frames.

When you consider that Pix-Star’s frames are quite a bit more affordable and that they offer enhanced functionality, slideshows customizations, and allow multi-frame control groups, they’re arguably the best choice for modern homes, families, and elderly users at this price point!

Can my Nexfoto digital photo frame play videos?

The Nexfoto digital photo frame can play videos as long as they are 30-seconds or shorter. Note that you can’t play videos in slideshows alongside photos. You can choose to display either photos or videos. You can play the audio that was recorded with the video but can’t play standalone audio files (over slideshows for example).

For comparison, Pix-Star’s frames are similarly priced, offering both 10-inch and 15-inch versions. Pix-Star’s digital photo frames can play 2-minute video clips and you can include these clips in slideshows alongside photos.

With Pix-Star, you can set video files to play muted by default, and send them to the frame using the Pix-Star Snap mobile app and/or USBs & SD cards.

Note that some of the top digital photo frames like both Nixplay and Skylight frames charge optional monthly subscription fees to unlock video playback or increase their maximum length (e.g., Skylight Plus increases video support from 15-seconds to 60-seconds).

Do you get cloud storage with the Nexfoto digital photo frame?

The Nexfoto digital frame doesn’t offer cloud storage. While some of their frames have a “Cloud album” section in their internal memory, this is for holding pictures transferred to the frame’s internal storage directly from a computer.

If you want to digital photo frame with cloud storage and functionality, the Pix-Star frame is one of the best on the market. You get free-for-life cloud storage, and cloud features (remote management, online access, web album support, etc.) – all without monthly fees or subscription packages.

While other popular high-end digital photo frames like the Nixplay frame and Skylight frame offer cloud storage, it’s locked behind their subscription paywall. As such, we don’t recommend cloud-based digital photo frames that are subscription-based.

Pix-Star’s frames store all photos offline on the frame’s internal storage. You don’t need to worry about losing access to cloud storage as these frames aren’t cloud-only (unlike Aura frames and Skylight frames – as they don’t have internal storage space or USB & SD card support).

Pix-Star’s frames support USBs and SD cards and don’t limit their maximum size. Pix-Star also supports plug & play slideshows, allowing you to play slideshows directly from an inserted USB or SD card without having to copy its content to the frame’s local storage first.

How to remotely update the Nexfoto digital photo frame?

Nexfoto digital photo frames don’t support remote configuration, management, or control. You can’t access your frame online to adjust settings, manage settings, start slideshows, etc. You need to make any changes directly on the frame using the touch screen interface.

If you want to remotely configure and manage a digital photo frame, consider the Pix-Star frame. You can create multi-frame control groups with up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world.

Using Pix-Star’s web interface, you can access, control, and manage any of your Pix-Star frames. This feature allows you to adjust their settings, start and manage slideshows, manage local and cloud storage, update their firmware, import web albums (photo albums from social media, photo-sharing sites, and online storage platforms), and much more.

Remote configuration is ideal for modern homes, and families, and particularly useful for elderly users. You can manage almost every aspect of their Pix-Star frame from anywhere in the world – all while requiring minimal input on their part!

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