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Change your smartphone wallpaper, and suddenly you’ll feel like you’re holding a whole new device. Changing the wallpaper on your Android is also a straightforward task. What’s hard is finding the right one.

We’ve rounded up some of the best Android wallpapers around. More specifically, these are the stock wallpapers from many of the best devices available in the market. You’re bound to find something you like here, so let’s get right into it!

Also read: The 10 best customization apps for Android

Wallpapers from top Android smartphones

Editor’s note: We’ll keep updating this list of the best wallpapers as new devices launch.


How to download and set your wallpaper

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Let’s start by telling you how all of this works. You’ll need to click on the device and download the full wallpaper from the page you’re re-directed to. Transfer your wallpaper to your phone using something like Google Drive, sending yourself an email, or sending the file over USB or Bluetooth. Once you have your wallpaper on your phone, follow the steps below to set it as your wallpaper.

Note: We came up with these steps using a Pixel 4a running Android 11. Keep in mind each phone operates a little differently, so the steps might be a bit different on your device.

How to set a wallpaper:

  1. Press and hold on any empty space on your home screen.
  2. Select Styles & wallpapers.
  3. Go into My photos.
  4. This will lead you to a third-party file manager or photo app. Pick your app of choice.
  5. Find the wallpaper you’ve downloaded and pick it.
  6. You’ll now be able to modify and move the wallpaper to your preferred position. You can also choose to have different home screen and lock screen wallpapers.
  7. Make your choices and hit the checkmark button.

Wallpapers from Android upgrades

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Here you’ll find the stock wallpapers included in the most recent versions of Android, such as Pie, Oreo, Marshmallow, Lollipop, and a few others.

Note: Most of the other stock wallpapers found on the Pixel phones can be found in Google’s own Wallpapers app.


Asus

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Razer Phone - The best wallpapers

Razer only released a couple of phones: the Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2. Both were pretty good, but the gaming giant has moved away from the mobile market lately. They kept all their wallpapers available for you to download straight from the official website, though! These are very fun wallpapers, especially if you’re into the gaming aesthetics the brand is so well-known for.


Samsung

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Xiaomi Mi 11 hero shot - The best wallpapers
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ZTE logo - The best wallpapers
Google Play Store on smartphone stock photo 1 - The best wallpapers
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Apart from OEM wallpapers, numerous apps are available on the Google Play Store ranging from individual live wallpapers to extensive collections with every wallpaper you can dream of. If you like to change the wallpaper on your smartphone frequently, these apps are definitely worth checking out.