Nixplay Iris Review

Kelly By: Kelly | Last updated October 3, 2018

Nixplay Iris bronze digital photo frame
Nixplay Iris digital photo frame back

9.4 / 10


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  • Attractive design
  • Available in 3 colors
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Good sensors (activity and light)
  • Simple interface
  • Infra-red remote control included


  • No video support
  • Only comes in an 8-inch display
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The Nixplay Iris is an 8-inch frame with a traditional design but smart features. It comes in 3 colors, it has WiFi, an Android and iOS compatible app and an HD resolution. One drawback to it is the fact that it doesn’t support videos.



Nixplay is a major player on the digital picture frame market. It has several popular models and Iris is definitely one of them.

The Iris frame is a WiFi digital frame with an 8-inch display.

Here are its main specifications:

  • Dimensions (W X H X D): 9.27 x 7.48 x 0.88 inches
  • Weight: 420 grams
  • Resolution: HD (1024 X 768)
  • Aspect ratio: 4:3
  • Storage: 8 GB (25,000 photos)
  • 1 X 1.5W speaker
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Activity sensor
  • Infra-red remote control


The Nixplay Iris has a very attractive design and it is available in 3 colors: silver, bronze and copper. The silver and bronze versions are more expensive than the copper one. Size-wise, it is only available in 8-inch, which might not be to everyone’s liking.

The frame has an 8-inch display, it has a slim, elegant design, a metallic finish and really thick bezels, giving it a more traditional look. The frame has a rigid cable attached on the back, that also acts as a stand and the frame comes with a small infra-red remote control.

You can orientate the frame both horizontally and vertically. The speaker is on the right side.

Features and how it works

Thanks to its built-in WiFi, the Nixplay Iris can be easily set up. You just plug in the frame and follow the steps. You’ll see a welcome screen and you’ll get instructions on how to connect to your WiFi and set everything up. The frame might automatically download a software update.

You have to go the Nixplay website and create an account and also download their app, which is compatible with Android and iOS devices.

First, you have to upload the photos to your Nixplay account and then drag them to a playlist, in order to be synced to your frame.

The Nixplay Iris can also connect to all your social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram and so on, so you can also sync photos that way.

The Nixplay Iris has 8GB of internal memory and you also get 10GB of free cloud storage, on your Nixplay account.

The remote control has four navigation arrows, buttons to power on and off the frame, adjust the brightness, go back and access the settings.

One cool thing about the Nixplay Iris is its activity sensor which detects the noise in the room and allows you to set the frame to turn off when it detects no noise. You can also set the Nixplay Iris to only display the clock. You can adjust the level of the sensor and you can set the frame to go to sleep from 5 to max. 4 hours.

While the Nixplay Iris has all the settings you need, such as transitions between photos (16), settings for the display interval, the order in which images are displayed and more, you can’t edit the photos directly in the app from your smartphone. If you want to edit a certain album, you have to go to your Nixplay account and do it from there. Overall though, the interface of the frame is really user-friendly and maybe even a bit too simplistic.

The Nixplay Iris has an effective light sensor so the frame will automatically adjust its brightness depending on the light in the room.

The Nixplay Iris has an HD resolution (1024 X 768) and the quality of the image is good. There is no video support yet, in spite of the built-in speaker, but maybe that’s going to change in the future.

Overall, the Nixplay Iris is a good looking digital frame, easy to use and the fact that it has WiFi and an app, makes it even more appealing.


The peach copper Iris frame costs $113, while the other two colors are $157. In the box you get the digital frame, an infra-red remote control, a USB power cable, US, UK and EU power adapters and a quick start guide. The Nixplay Iris comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.


Phone: (855)-649-7529; (855)-NIXPLAY

Hours: Monday – Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm (Central Time)

Live chat: Monday-Friday 24 Hours

Saturday-Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm (Central Time)

Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+


The company’s customer support is excellent. You can reach them via phone, live chat and contact form and they are really responsive and helpful. There are also video tutorials on their website, should you need some additional guidance.

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