Best wallpaper apps for Android to liven up your phone screen

What makes our smartphone truly ours is not the receipt of purchase rather the apps and third-party mobile launchers that help us customize the device into a gadget that suits our personality.

Nowadays, it is not hard to find good looking wallpaper for your smartphone but the difficulty lies in finding the right app that can reduce the energy it takes to go through millions of options present on the internet and present the one that matches your style.

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With tons of apps claiming to solve this problem for you, we have taken it upon ourselves to test the majority of them and pick out the best wallpaper apps for Android. You can pick any one of the apps from the following list to better customize your smartphone.

KLWP

PROS

  • User-friendly interface
  • Can export the preset you’ve created
  • Highly customizable with tons of options

CONS

  • Can only import presets in the Pro version
  • A bit intimidating for the beginners
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KLWP is one of the best wallpaper apps for Android  as instead of giving us a headache of going through tons of options, it gives us a chance to build our very own custom wallpaper from scratch.

It may seem a bit intimidating in the start but once you get the hang of it, you can design live wallpaper that tells who you are and how you use your smartphone. KLWP integrates the features of launchers and widgets in one single app to create a highly customizable home screen builder on any platform.

If you want to import different presets, then you’ll have to buy the pro-version of the app, if not then you can enjoy it all for free.

AMOLED Wallpapers

AMOLED Wallpapers app

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PROS

  • User can see the size and resolution of wallpaper
  • Top 10 selection to choose from
  • Enable or disable live wallpaper

CONS

  • Excess of darker tones

Many smartphones nowadays are offering AMOLED displays to users especially Samsung which has included this feature in many mid-range smartphones.

AMOLED technology helps enhance colors so no ordinary wallpaper will look good on your phone screen but you don’t have to lose heart as AMOLED Wallpapers is one of the best wallpaper apps for Android lovers who love dark and defining home screens.

The mobile app comes with an easy to use interface and tons of wallpaper choices for users. You can go through different categories like Superheroes, Nature, Space, Stock, etc. to navigate.

Zedge

zedge app

PROS

  • Multi-purpose mobile app
  • Option to customize the wallpaper

CONS

  • Collecting credits is such a hassle

Zedge has one of the coolest collection of video wallpapers that can surely steal your heart away. What makes Zedge one of the best wallpaper apps for Android is the vast collection present in front of the user and the option to further customize those wallpapers to suit your needs.

It is a multi-purpose app, so you do not just get the best wallpapers but you can also receive a vast collection of ringtones to further personalize your smartphone.

The wallpapers are neatly sorted into a number of categories like comedy, Classical, Games, etc. and you can see the popular searches in the app as well. It is essentially a free mobile app but if you want to remove ads, you’ll just have to pay Rs. 119 per month or Rs. 395 per year which is not too bad of a deal.

While most of the wallpapers are free, to get your hands on the premium options, you’ll have to pay with credits which you can purchase within an app or you can watch an add, complete a survey, etc. to fill the wallet.

Walpy

walpy app

PROS

  • Quite thematic photography collection

CONS

  • No live wallpapers

Walpy is one of the lesser known apps but trust us, it can make your smartphone look like a picturesque embodiment of the lifestyle magazine. The app itself is quite simple unlike the ones mentioned above. It features a lot of wallpapers with warmer and lighter tones to lift your spirit.

The wallpaper collection is too aesthetically pleasing and thematic with the option to add a blur effect for some more drama. The app is quite straight forward where users can save their favorite wallpaper for later use.

While many of these wallpapers are free, for some you will still have to pay for some premium ones.

Resplash

Resplash app

PROS

  • Photo statistics and EXIF data are available
  • Great collection of photographs

CONS

  • No live wallpapers

Resplash is another hidden gem and just like Walpy, it is a great source of photography wallpapers. It is a paradise for photography lovers and a great source of everyday inspiration as well when you look at your phne screen.

Its layout resembles Wallpy but in this app, you can see many small details regarding different photos like the make and model of the camera which took the photograph, aperture, ISO and focal length settings, etc.

The auto wallpaper option is also present for users who want a new wallpaper every day but don’t want to go through the hassle of choosing one every single day. You can also download raw photos and find dark na black themes for AMOLED screen as well.

Muzei

PROS

  • A large gallery of artwork
  • Can customize gestures to trigger an action

CONS

  • The interface is a bit tricky
  • Cannot just scroll through the wallpaper options like other apps

It is a live wallpaper app but the user also gets tons of high-quality still wallpapers to choose from. It is quite different from the mobile apps mentioned above. When you open the app, you are greeted by an “Activate button” which will automatically change the current wallpaper of the smartphone.

Muzei is made for artwork buffs as its gallery has an exhaustive amount of artwork but what’s more interesting is that every single piece comes with a small history lesson. SO if you do not know much about art, you can learn small things while making your phone’s screen look pretty.

There are also three effects, Blur, Dim and Grey which can help lower the impact of the artwork as it can be distracting while your searching for apps.

Tapet

Tapet app

PROS

  • Generate your own wallpaper
  • Can be double down as a fun game

CONS

  • Cannot customize too much
  • Not many design options for free users

Tapet is one of its kind wallpaper apps where nothing is taken from the internet but everything is generated within the app itself.

It is quite fun to use where you simply swipe upwards to create a new wallpaper, swipe right to change colors, swipe left to change the pattern and swipe down to generate the previous wallpaper.

The user can generate different designs by frantic sessions but if you want more design options, you’ll have to pay for the premium features. From the sidebar, you can also play with the colors and designs and can save the wallpapers that you have created for future use as well.

Wallp

PROS

  • A large collection of wallpapers from different smartphone brands
  • Easy to find the wallpaper of a particular device

CONS

  • Not every smartphone model is present in the listing

Wallp is another lesser known app but is a great source of stock wallpapers for your Android phone. Sometimes, we like the wallpaper which is featured in another company’s smartphone but with Wallp you can find it by choosing the make and model of the device and set it as your current wallpaper.

It is an amazing app for the minimalist users who like the wallpapers offered by different smartphone brands and don’t want to spend too much time customizing their home screen but still want it to look pretty.

Backdrops app

PROS

  • The diverse variety of wallpapers
  • Notifications for newly added wallpapers

CONS

  • You have to pay for the premium collection

Thanks to its huge collection of custom made designs, Backdrops is one of the best wallpaper apps for Android phones. You can search your desired wallpaper through tags and categories or check out different lists of wallpaper under the collections heading.

While many of the collections are free, you’ll have to pay to unlock the exclusive ones and get rid of annoying ads. The diverse variety of wallpaper makes it easy for people with different needs to find something that they want in a single app.

Backdrops app has wallpaper for a photography buff, artistic people, minimalists, Earth lovers, etc. Though, if you are more into nerdy wallpapers, you can use Zedge to the one you want.

Minimalist Wallpapers

PROS

  • Artsy and creative collection of wallpapers
  • Well balanced themes and content on the wallpapers

CONS

  • Ads popping up every time you want to set a new wallpaper

This app is made for people who believe less is more. Minimalist Wallpapers app offers a large variety of unique as well as creative wallpapers with a simple background to make your phone screen look clean and less cluttered.

You can view different categories by going to the sidebar and choose the kind of wallpaper you are looking for instance typography, food, festivals, games, etc. If you like the simple background for your Android phone, you can choose from gradient or plain colors and rid yourself of the hassle of wallpapers altogether.

Do you think we missed your favorite app? Let us know in the comments which app you are using at the moment for wallpapers.

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