I still remember the day I shifted from a Symbian device to my first Android i.e. Samsung Galaxy S. I was amazed at so many new things like the interface, apps, and a camera that made Android so much better than the former device I had. From all the features I explored on my first day with Android, the option to set an animated live wallpaper with which a user can interact with in real-time was the best. I was really drooling for hours when I saw how amazing the 4” of AMOLED display was looking with the Nexus live wallpaper.
Most of us have a feeling that these live wallpapers are just animated GIFs which eat up the battery life of the device for no good reason. Well, I would not completely agree or disagree with the assumption as live wallpapers do drain some extra juice from the battery but only if they are not optimized enough. Today, I am going to share some interesting live wallpapers which are not just some GIF files but provide some interesting features that will really surprise you. These apps are optimized by the developers for minimum battery drain and thus, you can try them and see for yourself how interesting they can be when compared to a boring still wallpaper.
Today, I am going to share some interesting live wallpapers which are not just some GIF files but provide some interesting features that will really surprise you. These apps are optimized by the developers for minimum battery drain and thus, you can try them and see for yourself how impressive they can be when compared to a boring still wallpaper.
1. Device Info Live Wallpaper
Device Info Live Wallpaper has been there in the Play Store for a while and one of the first live wallpaper I ever purchased because of its amazing features. The wallpapers display information like date, time, CPU, RAM, and storage usage along with network state, right on your home screen. It’s like a wallpaper with different widgets. The free version gives you some basic settings to control, but the paid version for just $0.99 brings in a lot more customizations.
You can adjust background color, brightness level along with text color and animation speed. If you have any widgets on the home screen, you can also add blank pages to fit them too. The wallpaper is highly optimized to take less battery drain, but you can disable some of the elements like the compass and CPU history to save.
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2. Chameleon Color Adapting LWP
Chameleon Color Adapting LWP is an interesting live wallpaper that brings in a different pattern based wallpaper for your Android. The pattern will change color depending on your environment and, therefore, the significance of the name Chameleon kicks in.
The app can be bought for US$ 1.21 from the Play Store and there is no lite version which you can try for free. But still, thanks to the Play Store refund policy, you can try the app risk-free for two hours before you commit to it. The app uses the device camera to adjust to the environment and is fully optimized to minimize battery usage. The animations are smooth and you get different material designed wallpaper all the time.
3. Liven Wallpaper Live
Liven Wallpaper Live is another interesting wallpaper that you can try on your Android. This wallpaper takes up your existing wallpaper on Android and adds interesting effects like particles, snow along with filters. This can be useful for people who would like to use their personal wallpaper and add a pinch of dynamic effects to it. You can also add a set of wallpapers that would cycle automatically depending on the configuration set in the app.
The app is free to download but some of the filters and effects are locked for pro version which can be bought from in-app purchases. The app also gives you the feature to configure night and day for different effects and filters depending on the ambient lighting conditions.
4. 500 Firepaper
500 Firepaper is a live wallpaper that will bring in amazing high-quality wallpapers for the home screen and daydream from 500PX. Basically, it will give you still images only, but cycle them before you get bored with it. You can choose specific categories to display the wallpaper or just choose the popular ones. The images will be cached while you are on Wi-Fi and the phone is in charge to minimize battery drain.
Due to 500px’s API usage conditions, the application cannot cache images for longer than 24 hours. As such, if you are not connected to Wi-Fi while either charging or having a near-full battery for more than a day, the application will run out of images to display as those are the ideal conditions for the images to download.
5. Minima Pro Live Wallpaper
Last but not the least, Minima Pro Live Wallpaper is again for the users who need a new wallpaper every day, but this one brings an endless range of shifting shapes and colors to your home screen by generating minimal patterns and that too without any Wi-Fi or cellular data use.
You also get parallel and tilt-shift feature where color and patterns can be controlled by you. It also provides artwork to Muzei Live Wallpaper gallery. There is no free version of the app that’s available and the pro version can be purchased for just $0.99.
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So these were some of the interesting live wallpaper that you can try on your Android with minimal battery drain and maximum features. Don’t forget to comment which one of them will make it to your Android and if you think that we have missed out on any live wallpaper which is as interesting as the ones mentioned above, please do let us know through comments.