10 free live wallpapers you should try

10 free live wallpapers you should try
Live wallpapers have been making iPhone users envious while beautifying Android home screens since 2009. However, finding one that suits your taste is easier said than done. Sure, the Google Play store is full of live wallpapers, but the good ones usually carry a price tag, and paying for an app that only adds a dose of eye candy to your Android smartphone or tablet is something that not all users are fond of. That is why we decided to do some digging and find the best free live wallpapers you can get from the Play store. Moreover, the live wallpapers we have selected don't come loaded with adware, as some other free offerings do. 

"But wait, don't live wallpapers suck more battery than the normal ones?" Sure they do, but the difference is negligible, especially with newer handsets and tablets. As we stated in our recent article exposing 5 myths about smartphone battery life, having a live wallpaper running accounts for about 2% of the device's battery usage, so no need to worry about running out of juice any quicker.

That said, don't hesitate to check out every single one of the live wallpapers we've put together in today's pick. As usual, in case we've missed a live wallpaper that should have been on the list, just let us know by dropping a comment.

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1. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

For some reason, I like the water one that comes built in to my razr.

14. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

thats my favorite.

2. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Cosmic Flow (Xperia) is the best.

4. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Agree!

10. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I have never changed that wallpaper on my mobile .. will be changing the colour only ..

3. megaSUNNY

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Cosmic flow of xperia.looks very cool.

5. whysoserious

Posts: 318; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

You missed My Beach HD. It's a really great wallpaper.

16. AnnDroid

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Agreed!

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

3D Fireflies, 'nuff said.

7. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

8. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Silly article. You should've stated "on your android". How will WP or iOS users try this? I bet an average iPhone owner doesn't even know live wallpapers are possible on a phone. And they say Android is ugly and non-elegant..sigh

9. technut

Posts: 205; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

The best I've found are available from maxelus. (http://maxelus.net) They have a planets pack and galaxy pack that is absolutely stunning. The cost is just under 2 bucks for each collection, but you can also download most of them free individually through Google play. I never thought I'd pay for a group of 3d animated screen savers... but after seeing the free ones in action on my Nexus 7, I couldn't resist. Give the free ones a shot, and be prepared to be mezmorized!

11. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Thnx! I haven't heard of those wallpapers before. Gotta try them out!

12. Jeromeo

Posts: 135; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

13. GeekMovement unregistered

I usually only download live wallpapers from top developers and that are free of permissions. Agreeing with the comment above, Maxelus and Kittehface Software has some nice live wallpapers. The only other top live wallpaper developer (that I found) is the one who created the My Beach and Season Zen, but I'm not too fond of those since they don't scroll on my SGSIII when I set it to my home screen.

15. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

My Beach HD.

17. AnnDroid

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

During the summer months, with no rain in California, I enjoy Thunderstorm Live by Kittenhface.

18. ngavarta

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 27, 2013

These are epic works. You should try out our 3D Live Wallpaper too - search "God Of Fortune" in Google Play Store We give it out for FREE now.

19. DavidRedpath

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 03, 2013

Inspired by the above I've made a few Live Wallpapers in the past couple of months. If your into Sharks, Neon, Zombies and Birds they are worth checking out for free app8ite com/live-wallpapers/

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