Best new icon packs for Android (November 2016)

In case you've been around long enough, you've surely noticed that we here at PhoneArena are suckers for outstanding Android icon packs. Most people swear by "stock is best", and we can see why, but there's something alluring to a well-made icon pack — it just overhauls your interface so well.

Of course, for an icon pack to capture our attention, it needs to be exceptional right out of the bat. We don't care if it comes with 300 or 3,000 icons; we actually care about the visual presentation the most. With Google Play seeping from the cracks with new icon packs every week or so, we've taken upon ourselves to separate the wheat from the chaff and highlight the notable new icon packs that grace Android. Oh, and by the way, you can now use custom icon packs with Android launcher, even stock ones - here's how.

Here are our most recent recommendations:

Pix It

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In case you love the looks of the icons that shipped alongside Google's Pixel and Pixel XL, then lucky you - there are now countless icon packs available for you to download from the Play Store. Pix It is one of the latest to join the ranks of these with its Pixel-ish looks. We like it very much and we feel you'd like it, too.

Project X

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This one is aimed at those who like their icons sporting a darker color palette. We are definitely among those folks as we simply adore darker icons, especially when intertwined in a similarly-styled overall interface theme. Project X is definitely a top pick.


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Here's another icon pack that aims to bring a Pixel/Pixel XL-like looks to your interface. Pixelation is a darker take on Google's newest set of circular minimalist icons. It's uniform and arguably great-looking, so we suggest we give that one a try as soon as possible.


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There are over 1,130 icons aboard this one, and all of them are rather good-looking. True, they might not be unique in any way, but you don't have to be unique to look good, do you? For all intents and purposes, Ango is an excellent icon pack.

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2. epdm2be

Posts: 824; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Most of it looks like the same ugly flat crap as always. Where are the beauties if highly detailed icons with gorgeous colour palettes and soft shadows? Icons that can be distinguished from equally detailed and colourful backgrounds. If I want ugly flat dribble I might as well fire up my Commodore C64 with GEOS :-(

3. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree, they are all ugly.

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