Using the right digital frame is important to enjoy your memories without worrying about space in them or anything else. Two of the digital photo frames that have caught our attention are the Aura Carver and the Nixplay Smart Photo digital frame.
Nixplay is a popular name in digital photos mainly because of its combination of good features and price ratio. On the other hand, Aura is best known for its stylish photo frames and sharp photographic quality. However, the prices of the Aura Carver and the Nixplay Smart Photo are quite different and thus it leads us to an important question: which digital picture frame is better?
Well that's what we'll find in this post today as we compare the Aura Carver to the Nixplay Smart Photo Frame and see which one best suits your needs.
Let us begin.
- GIVE AS A PRESENT THE BEST-SELLING FRAME AND STAY CONNECTED: Share photos and videos from your phone or by email to the frame, from anywhere; A great gift for parents, grandparents, newlyweds, college students, or families separated by distance
- SHARE PHOTOS AND VIDEOS (UP TO 15 SEC.) IN PRIVATE SAFELY: Share images with your loved ones and invite them to share photos to your frame; Create a photo sharing network for your family that is private, secure, and GDPR compliant.
- MANAGE THE FRAME USING YOUR PHONE: The Nixplay App for iOS and Android gives you full control over your frame; Connect with Google Photos to ensure that your frame is always up to date; Dropbox, Facebook and Instagram also work from the website
- USEFUL FUNCTIONS TO EASY USE: The HD 1280 x 800 pixel screen adjusts itself to portrait or landscape; The motion sensor turns the frame on or off automatically; can be wall mounted
- HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT: Our Customer Service team is here to help you if you have any questions about your Nixplay frame; we have hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers and we want to do everything we can to make you happy with your frame
Design and interface
Not many years ago, digital photo frames were more like tablets than photo frames. Fortunately, now manufacturers have started adding thick edging and carpet boards to give them a conventional look.
The Nixplay digital frame looks similar to most modern photo frames. A thick bezel surrounds the edges. The only thing that gives it a “digital” look is the motion sensor in the lower right corner.
This frame is lightweight. One of the main advantages is that you can mount the Nixplay frame on the walls. At the same time, the stand (which doubles as a power cord) is flexible and you can easily rotate it to change the orientation of the frame. In short, you can use it in portrait or landscape mode.
Although Nixplay Smart Photo includes a touch screen, it adds a remote control. This little remote control lets you change photos or the playlist easily without smudging the frame. Interestingly, you can also stick the remote on the back of the frame. This way, you don't have to worry about losing the remote control.
Like the Nixplay frame, the Aura Carver has a smart bezel around the frame. Here, the bezels are angular, giving the frame a premium look. Unlike the flat back of the Nixplay frame, the Carver has a pyramid-shaped back (similar to the Amazon Echo Show ). This design makes it easy to support the frame on the tables without additional help. And here, the motion sensor is barely visible.
However, this design has a few small drawbacks. For one, you can't mount the frame on the walls. Second, the layout forces you to use the frame only in landscape mode.
However, the Carver boasts of a clever design. It measures 7.5 x 10.6 x 2.6 inches. The Carver weighs 2 pounds, but you don't have to worry about the frame dropping.
Digital picture frames aren't just about digitally displaying your most precious moments. They also have additional features.
For example, the Nixplay smart photo frame allows you to sync and manage your photos directly through the companion app. The application allows you to choose the photos, the playlist or the transition effects, among others.
In addition to photos on your phone, you can also connect and sync your Nixplay account with services like Facebook, Google Photos, Instagram, Flickr, and Dropbox. In addition, you can also share photos by email.
Yes, this photo frame needs Wi-Fi to work and sync photos. However, the lack of internal memory or USB stick support means it relies on Wi-Fi for constant syncing.
Interestingly, it has a motion sensor, which puts the frame to sleep to save energy when it does not detect anyone nearby.
Like the previous one, Carver also allows you to sync photos from your phone and services like iCloud Photo Library or Google Photos (check out the best iCloud photo backup alternatives). However, Carver does not support Facebook. On the bright side, you can upload photos from your laptop using the web uploader.
Another advantage of the application is that you can choose to invite family members to share your photos. This sharing feature is an added bonus.
Like the Nixplay smart photo frame, the Aura Carver is totally dependent on cloud storage and does not have the means to upload photos via USB sticks or memory cards.
All of the above features are discarded if the frames in question have poor image quality. Fortunately, the Aura Carver and the Nixplay smart photo frame combine quality panels and display your precious photos without pixelation or loss of image quality.
Nixplay Smart Photo comes in three variants. The 9.7-inch metal frame has a 2K display, while the remaining two have FHD and HD displays.
And it's safe to say that the 2K display delivers an adequate result. Images appear sharp and detailed on the IPS panel. The wide viewing angle means you can easily view photos from the side.
At the same time, the Aura Carver features a 1920×1200 pixel IPS LCD screen that delivers sharp, bright photos with accurate color reproduction. Viewing angles are excellent and there are no visible distortions or color shifts when viewed from the sides.
Portrait versus landscape
The Nixplay Smart Photo Frame is versatile. Although it relies solely on cloud storage, this framework brings a lot of nifty features to the table. You can link your Facebook account or Instagram account and share your picture perfect moments in all their glory. At the same time, you can support the frame vertically or horizontally.
Unlike that, the Aura Carver has some limited features. However, the few features it does have have worked like clockwork.
More importantly, the Carver frame has a premium look, all thanks to the angular bezels. Cloud storage is free and the sharp screen is more than enough reason to buy this digital frame.
The entry What is the best digital photo frame? was first published on TecnoTuto .