Wonderwall is my new favorite Android wallpaper app


There is a ton of wallpaper apps on Android, but if you are looking for one that is right for you... good luck looking. You probably already know about some cool wallpaper apps: the trendy Android Wallpapers by Google brings some nice artwork for a wallpaper, and Muzei has plenty of customization options. While these are two great apps, I have recently stumbled upon a simpler app that has a more refined focus: it brings high-quality, portrait-mode optimized wallpapers in a simple and ad-free package.

The app is Wonderwall for Android, and I appreciate the fact that not only you get some stunning high-quality wall art, but all of the works are properly attributed to their author, with the photographer's name, credits and website up and front. I also love the option to have the app change your wallpaper automatically every once in a while, kind of like Bing's daily pictures.

The one key thing that Wonderwall does right where others fall short is focus: all of the images in this app are well... wallpapers. They are perfectly optimized to be shown on a portrait-oriented smartphone display, they are all very appropriate as wallpapers (topics range from landscapes to beautiful skies and seas) and the choices are all safe. It's still frustrating that there are so many Android apps that aim to bring wallpapers, yet so few of them have the quality and the quantity needed from a great wallpaper app. And it's even more frustrating that some phones these days have horrific stock wallpapers. This app allows you to change all that in one install, and you can do that at the link right below.

Download Wonderwall on the Google Play Store


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12 Comments

1. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I often see posts here and other places talking about fancy wallpapers. But if you are actually running applications on your phone how often do you see the wallpaper? It seems to me that wallpapers are just something to show your friends?

3. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Everyone has their phone set up differently. For me, I mostly have the dock with a few folders and a weather widget so I see my wallpaper many times a day. Sometimes I just want to know what the current temperature is.

6. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

OK. My eWeather HD app shows information on the notification bar and lock screen. Or, I can just look at my Pebble watch. For me the only time I see the wallpaper is if I go to the home screen to start an app. So, I rarely see it.

8. libra89

Posts: 2271; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ohh okay, now that you said that, I understand your statement. I use a phone that doesn't not support weather info on the lock screen and I'm fine with that. I'm also one of those oddballs who like looking at my wallpaper for 10 seconds before opening an app because I find it pleasing.

10. Jacksie66 unregistered

It's refreshing to see such a civilized conversation on phonearena..

7. Deadeye37

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 25, 2011

I get a good glance at my wallpaper on my lock screen. Sometimes I take a few moments just to look at the picture before unlocking.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I see it really often.. since it's on lockscreen, home, app-switch screen (blurred), and app drawer..

2. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

To me,Backdrops is the best. It offers all 3 most common type of wallpapers. Minimalistic(material design), landscapes, and Google Earth wallpapers. I happily paid for the pro version.

4. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

i'd feel a little silly paying for a wallpaper app but I'm sure it's great.

5. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1773; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I was using Muzei but this app is just so much better. Much easier to navigate setting the new wallpapers every day, which I love. Also Muzei was crashing on me more lately so this article came just in time. Thanks!

9. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

My wife told me to stop singing Wonderwall... I said maybe

11. jdrch

Posts: 107; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Doesn't allow filtering by resolution, last time I checked. Useless to me.

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