Customizing your phone's lock screen and the home screen is probably one of the things that we all do quite often. I switch between 2-3 different home screen backgrounds in a week. And with phone displays getting better by the day, quality wallpapers do bring out the best in these Android phones.
However, sourcing quality and good looking wallpapers can be quite a task. And I am not joking. If you must know, wallpaper apps in the Google Play Store are one of the main targets for malware and other scams. Hence, you must know that the app you are downloading is safe and secure.
Hence, we have taken it upon ourselves to compile a list of the best wallpaper apps for Android phones in 2020.
As it's going to be a long one, let's jump straight in.
1. Darkops AMOLED Wallpapers
If you read my posts often, you might already know about my love for the Darkops AMOLED wallpaper app. It has one of the finest collection of dark wallpapers. And unlike most apps that have images in just two or three shades, this one incorporates a range of vibrant colors on its wallpapers. As a result of which, you get rich and attractive images for your home screen.
All the wallpapers are segregated into categories from where you can pick the ones you like. What I generally do is scroll through the Wall of the Day section.
Or, if I am too lazy, I hit the Randomize button. And hey, don't forget to browse through the Landscapes and Superheroes sections.
If you want a small and simple wallpaper app with diverse options, you should give Wallhub a shot. It has a neat collection of FHD and QHD wallpapers, which amps up the look of your home screen. The cool thing about Wallhub is that all the images appear to be monochrome initially. The actual colors are then imparted into them as you scroll the feed.
Wallhub has a simple and straightforward interface. Initially, you'll see random wallpapers in your feed. But you can always refine your search via the left menu.
If you want your phone's home screen to stand out, you should certainly have a look at Walli. Not only does it have a great collection of custom artworks created by its artist's community, but it also has a cool playlist feature.
The former ensures that you get your hands on unique and unusual wallpapers, and the latter makes sure that your home screen comes alive with different images/wallpapers. The built-in automatic wallpaper changer feature named Walli Playlist lets you add up to 10 images at a time which you can then change as per set time. Quite innovative, I'd say.
What I love about Walli is that it's rare to find such wallpapers on other apps.
Another app that lets you automatically cycle through several wallpapers every hour is RedPapers. What makes this app special is that it sources images from a select subreddit. And well, that explains the name.
There are plenty of customization options. For instance, you can tweak the timing and modify the subreddit selection. Plus, you can also sort the images as per your choice. Once you have done them all, simply hit the Start Service button to set the ball rolling.
The only downside is that you can't select the wallpaper resolution.
I am not that a big fan of Parallax wallpaper, but the sheer magic of these 3D wallpapers are too good to be ignored. The 3D Wallpaper Parallax app has been a popular name for quite some time, and surely it doesn't disappoint.
Thanks to the many layers, the depth effect is quite stunning. Its main highlight is that you can customize the number of layers.
Speaking of the wallpaper collection, it's decent (not great). You will find the usual images of Spiderman and other Marvel heroes like Iron Man and Hulk.
Applying the images as wallpapers is as simple as tapping on the Download and Set buttons.
If you want to have a mix of AMOLED, Neon and Abstract wallpapers, Wallpix is the app you should turn to. This neat little app has a bunch of categories to suit your many moods. Plus, the image quality is way good and I am sure you won't be disappointed.
I especially love the dark tones of the wallpapers, which look great in phones with AMOLED display.
It doesn't have any pop-up ads, as of yet. The free version lets you directly set an image as a wallpaper. But to download a wallpaper, you'd have to get the Pro version.
Cool Tip: Browse through the Dope section if you want your phone's lock screen to stand out.
Have a phone with a punch hole or camera cut-out? If yes, let the Hidey Hole swing into action. This neat little app came to the limelight when the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy S10 launched with their unique punch-hole camera cut-outs.
This app houses creative punch-hole friendly wallpapers that end up giving your Android's home screen a cool look. From Bard Simpson to adorable little Minions and brave Spider-Man (see Spider-Man wallpapers), it has quite the collection. And the best part is that the built-in filter makes it super convenient to check out new images.
If your phone has the punch hole at the opposite side, flip the image and then apply it.
Another wallpaper app that caters to a wide range of phones with punch-hole camera cut-outs is oWall. Though it has a wide array of images, the only issue is that the download time is quite big.