It’s no secret that we love icon packs, wallpapers, and other ways to customize our phones. There’s just something about switching up your wallpaper every once in awhile that adds some fresh flavor to your device, even if you’ve had it for some time.
This is especially true for those of us who don’t have the deepest of pockets and still want a taste of the latest and greatest device. However, for the rest of us, we usually rely on various wallpaper applications.
That brings us to a roundup of some of the best wallpaper apps you can find on the Play Store. Some of these are community favorites so you’ve already heard of them, but there are a few others that may surprise you. Others, should be new to you.
We would be remiss without kicking off this roundup without mentioning the official Google Wallpapers app. The app was released back in 2016, but the cool thing here is that you’ll be able to find the same geographical wallpapers that are found on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Chances that if you have been searching the Play Store for wallpaper apps, you’ve come across Backdrops. This app has been out for a few years and has turned into the best app on the Play Store thanks to the sheer number of different options that are offered. While there is a paid version available, there is an ad-supported version for free.
Read more: Backdrops review: Material to the max
It seems that I have been living under a rock as I have been using Backdrops for so long, that I never noticed Walli. However, this application has become so popular that Google has started using some of the offerings in its own Google Wallpapers app. With a 4.9 rating and 5 million downloads, Walli is a great option.
Material Design has been the bread and butter for Android for some time now, and Wallrox has been the de-facto option when it comes to MD wallpapers. All of the wallpapers offered by Wallrox feature a 2K resolution, and there are over 800 different walls to choose from.
This next application is for those who love having a “minimalist” setup on their devices. Aptly named “Minimal Wallpapers”, This application features more than 1000 different wallpapers and every option features an HD resolution. Plus, the developers have confirmed that regardless of what happens, Minimal Wallpapers will always be free.
Super AMOLED Wallpapers
As indicated by the name of the app itself, Super AMOLED Wallpapers is designed for folks whose devices sport an AMOLED display. The benefit of having wallpapers designed for AMOLED displays is that you should be able to save a bit of battery life while getting some awesome way to show off that excellent display.
Zedge has by far been one of the most popular customization apps on the Play Store for as long as I can remember. Not only does the app feature a slew of high-quality wallpapers, but you can also use Zedge to get new ringtones, app icons, and more customization options. Best of all, Zedge is free and has just recently seen a new update.
Muzei has also been one of the most popular options on the Play Store for a few years, as it offers a different take on “live wallpapers”. Instead of the wallpaper constantly moving, you can use Muzei to change your wallpaper depending upon the time of day, or if you want something fresh every day. Plus, there are a slew of other wallpaper apps that feature Muzei integration, so you aren’t limited to just one app.
Read more: Reimagining wallpapers with Muzei (Review)
Tapet may be the most unique wallpaper app on our list, as it actually generates high-quality wallpapers “right on your device”. The app will generate a unique wallpaper based on your preferences, and the app automatically recognizes the resolution of your display, to ensure that you have the best-looking wallpaper possible.
Obviously, there are so many different options on the Play Store, so this is where we want to hear from you. Be sure to sound off in the comments below and let us know what your favorite wallpaper application is.