5 gorgeous parallax-3D wallpapers for Android

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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9 Comments

1. jayd3n

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

are these battery friendly?

3. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I have ocean hd live wallpaper running. There is no battery impact on my note. At least I don't feel the difference.

4. d1zzyb0y

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

it only eats some of the ram on your phone

6. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

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

7. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

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

8. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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

9. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

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