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5 gorgeous parallax-3D wallpapers for Android

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5 gorgeous parallax-3D wallpapers for Android
Also known as “poor man's 3D”, the parallax effect was a thing since Windows Vista at the earliest, but it didn't become a thing until Apple introduced it with iOS 7. Simply put, Apple did it in a way that made us fall in love with it. It makes everything on your screen appear more lively and dynamic, and it's plain old fun twisting the perspective via your device's in-built gyroscope.

Arguably, the best place to get your parallax going on is your wallpaper. You will be looking at it every time you unlock your phone, so you might as well have some fun with it along the way. Alas, the selection of truly beautiful parallax wallpapers that are also free and devoid of intrusive ads isn't exactly rich in the Google Play Store. But you'll hardly find a bad one among the five live parallax wallpapers shown here.

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posted on 10 Jul 2014, 05:43 1

1. jayd3n (Posts: 21; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


are these battery friendly?

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 06:26 3

3. NexusPhan (Posts: 364; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


There is almost no impact to battery. The live wall papers are only using battery when you're on your home screen, which is likely not very much time at all. The rest of the time the animations stop and use no battery at all.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 08:25 2

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5464; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Such things eats a bit more power but that shouldn't be very noticeable.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 05:58

2. joey_sfb (Posts: 2591; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I have ocean hd live wallpaper running.

There is no battery impact on my note. At least I don't feel the difference.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 07:10

4. d1zzyb0y (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Mar 2014)


it only eats some of the ram on your phone

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 08:55

6. alrightihatepickingusernames (Posts: 312; Member since: 29 Dec 2013)


Gyrospace 3D produces one of the best parallax effects that I've seen. I highly recommend trying out the free version.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 09:57

7. promise7 (Posts: 298; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


The second one is from Google's Chromebook Pixel is it? The third and fourth one's are stock wallpapers from iOS 7.

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 16:31

8. TheGenius (Posts: 267; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Using the 3rd one for past few months and it got many people interested.
Bagged myself some compliments with that one.! :D

posted on 10 Jul 2014, 16:44

9. gigaraga (Posts: 510; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


They look fantastic. Thanks for sharing! I esp like the 4th one :P

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