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.
AS USUAL, BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER
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:
In case you're digging the looks of Google Pixel
and Pixel XL's interface looks but still holding on that old Android phone
of yours, then lucky you! There's now an icon pack that lets you emulate the looks of the Nexus' successors on any device that is fitted with a custom launcher (or the Awesome Icons app for that matter).
It's pretty obvious that this icon pack has got some pretty sleek looks. It comes with over 1,400 icons that pay homage to Material Design, but with a twist - you guessed it, the selling points of Mellow Darkness are the darker contrasty hues which make the icons stand out.
Rugos comes with over 1,480 icons on board, which are all styled after crumpled paper. That's definitely not a design style we see that often, making Rugos an intriguing new icon pack for you lot icon lovers to download and apply to your devices!
Let's face it, everyone falls back to circular icons eventually. Even Google did so with its latest Pixel and Pixel XL
. In case you too are looking for a fresh new circular icon pack, we'd suggest giving Lens a try. Have in mind that it only has 300 icons at the moment, so don't have high expectations.
Here's another recent icon pack that also puts faith in the good ol' circular shape. Pixie arrives with over 1,280 icons aboard, all of which have dimensions of 220 by 220 pixels, which means that they'll look good on high-res displays.
More than 1,550 old-school icons in here, folks! Additionally, you get 36 matching wallpapers that are compatible with Muzei and go along pretty nicely with the icon pack.