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Lantern Festival 3D best live wallpapers for android
Live wallpapers aren’t quite the draw that they used to be. Once fancied as “one of the features Apple products don’t have”, it’s since fallen into obscurity a bit. That isn’t to say that live wallpapers don’t have a fan base. The cult following is huge and definitely palpable. There are a ton of live wallpapers and we’re going to take a look at the ten best live wallpaper apps for Android. Of course, it is entirely subjective so if there’s a good one you want to share, tell us in the comments!

3d parallax background best live wallpapers for android3D Parallax Background

[Price: $0.99]
3D Parallax Background by Vinwrap Games is a unique live background that uses the popular parallax effect to give you a subtle, clean live wallpaper that isn’t too busy or ridiculous. It works like you would expect it to with elements that sit solely in a “foreground” and “background”, both of which shift depending on how you move your device. There is even multi-layer support for even more depth and movement. There aren’t a lot of customization features which is the only caveat here, but developers Vinwrap Games make up for it by adding all kinds of battery saving measures to help keep this gem from using all your battery. It’s $0.99 and there is no free version, so make sure you test it inside of the refund time!
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Get it now on Google Play!

device info live wallpaper best live wallpapers for androidDevice Info Live Wallpaper

[Price: Free / $0.99]
Device Info Live Wallpaper by kurousa is not only good looking, but actually functional. You can set it to view all kinds of information about your device, including the date and time, CPU usage, battery charge level, RAM usage, storage space used (on internal and external), network connection state, and plenty of others. The customization options revolve around changing the colors of the app and changing the placement of the information along with what information actually gets displayed. It can be a little busy and it is a bit cluttered by design, but it’s a great option for those who like to see their device stats all the time. The paid version gives you a lot more features as well.
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Get it now on Google Play!

device info live wallpaper best live wallpapers for android

KLWP best live wallpapers for androidKLWP Live Wallpaper Maker

[Price: Free / $3.50]
If none of the live wallpapers on this list are striking your fancy, you could always try making your own with KLWP Live Wallpaper Maker. It uses a WYSIWYG editor where you can make your own live wallpaper and then apply it to your device. There are skins you can download and apply (requires pro version) and the free version has a number of templates, design items, and other tools that you can use to create and customize your wallpaper. It’s a nifty app and the free version has most of the features. It’s definitely worth your time.

Get it now on Google Play!

lantern festival 3d best live wallpapers for androidLantern Festival 3D

[Price: Free / $0.99]
Lantern Festival 3D by Oleksandr Popov is a beautifully done 3D live wallpaper that emulates the Lantern Festival celebration. It features sweeping landscape views that swivel when you swipe home screens. Think of it like a VR kind of effect. There are customization options that let you alter things like the number of boats, time of day, how many lanterns there are, and a lot more. This is very well done and enjoyable even for those who don’t know or don’t take part in the Lantern Festival celebration. What’s even more awesome is that this live wallpaper is also available as a Google Cardboard app. Oleksandr Popov has a lot of other live wallpaper apps that perform similarly to this one which you can check out using the link below.
Check out more Oleksandr Popov apps!

Get it now on Google Play!

minima live wallpaper best live wallpapers for androidMinima Live Wallpaper

[Price: Free / $0.99]
Minima Live Wallpaper by Joko Interactive is a simple, but still very well done live wallpaper. It relies on a kind of parallax effect as well where various elements in the background and foreground move to create a moving picture effect. This one is themed with Material Design in mind so it’s a great choice for people who are on Marshmallow or even Lollipop. The customization settings are fairly simple and revolve around tweaking various elements, colors, and design options. The free version comes with 35 themes while the paid version has over 90 (currently). It’s a good way to go if you want a live wallpaper but don’t want something ridiculously complex and busy. The developer has other live wallpaper options as well if you want to check out their developer page which is linked below.
Check out more Joko Interactive apps!

Get it now on Google Play!

See also:

The best free Android apps

March 2, 2017

muzei best live wallpaper apps for androidMuzei Live Wallpaper

[Price: Free]
Muzei Live Wallpaper by Roman Nurik is one of the most iconic and popular live wallpapers ever. It’s known for providing people with various pieces of classic and contemporary artwork that randomly adorns the home screen. It also provides a bokeh effect so that your icons show up in the foreground and the wallpaper sits in the background which we loved. There isn’t a lot of “live” in this wallpaper as most images kind of just sit still, but they do refresh daily and you’ll find Muzei integrated into tons of other applications as well. You can also use your own photos if you wish. The app is totally free for everyone so enjoy!
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Get it now on Google Play!

raindrops live wallpaper best live wallpapers for androidRaindrops Live Wallpaper HD

[Price: Free]
Raindrops Live Wallpaper HD by Andu Dun utilizes the intensely popular and beautiful raindrop effect as a live wallpaper. Designs like this naturally make good live wallpapers because they look great and aren’t too busy that it overshadows the app icons on the screen. This one is rather simple and doesn’t come with a lot of customizations but to be honest, how many would one need for a wallpaper like this? It looks good and it’s totally free with no pro version or in-app purchases. Andu Dun also does a lot of other live wallpapers, which you can check out using the link below.
Check out more Andu Dun apps!

Get it now on Google Play!

space colony best live wallpapers for androidSpace Colony

[Price: Free]
Space Colony by maxelus.net is one of the best cityscape live wallpapers that we’ve ever seen. It offers up a city seen from the sky and swiping home screens raises or lowers your altitude so you can see more. Various parts of the wallpaper have customization options including the power and color of the Toxic Aura (which the colonists supposedly use to power stuff). You can also customize the lights on the buildings, set different camera paths, and more. This one has a 4.7 rating on the Play Store and for good reason. It’s that good. The developer also has plenty of other live wallpapers that are pretty good so check out the developer link below!
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Get it now on Google Play!

sun rise live wallpaper best live wallpapers for androidSun Rise Live Wallpaper

[Price: Free / $0.99]
Sun Rise Live Wallpaper by Teragon is simple live wallpaper that features a gorgeous sky with silhouetted landscape in the foreground. When you move your device, you get a parallax effect between the foreground landscape and the sky in the background. It’s also one of the most popular live wallpapers on the list with over 10 million installs. It does have customizations although not a whole bunch. You can change the noises the birds make, scene speed, rainbow, and the parallax effect this app uses. There is a free version and a pro version so you can try it before you buy it. Teragon has a few live wallpapers that are just as good as this one and we recommend you check out all of them.
Check out more Teragon apps!

Get it now on Google Play!

sun rise live wallpaper best live wallpapers for android

thunderstorm live wallpaper best live wallpapers for androidThunderstorm Live Wallpaper

[Price: Free / $0.99]
Thunderstorm Live Wallpaper by Kittehface Software is a long time front runner when it comes to lists like these and it’s been around for years. It features a cloudy day with rain and lightning. You can customize all kinds of stuff including the clouds, the lightning (frequency and color), the rain, and more. It’s a fairly simple live wallpaper but it looks as good as it always has. The developer is responsible for some of the most popular live wallpapers of all time, including live wallpapers with koi fish, snowfall, aquarium animals, and far more. A lot of them (including this one) haven’t been updated since 2014 so look out for bugs if you’re using a newer version of Android. They’re still good when they work.
Check out more Kittehface Software apps!

Get it now on Google Play!

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If we missed any great live wallpaper apps for Android, tell us about them in the comments! To see our complete list of best app lists, click here.

Joe Hindy
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