How to set a 3D wallpaper on Android - The Happy Android

Mobile wallpapers can be the most spectacular, but I assure you that not even the best hyper-realistic wallpaper can come close to what we are going to see today. Making use of the gyroscope, a sensor that most modern mobiles incorporate, we can get some 3D wallpapers with parallax effect that will leave more than one with their mouths open. Let's see how it works!

What is the parallax effect exactly?

The parallax o parallax –In English- is an effect of animation that takes advantage of the “deficiencies” of human perception in order to create an illusion of depth with two-dimensional means of representation. In other words, if we have a mobile phone with a gyroscope, the parallax effect will make the background image appear to have a certain depth and change depending on how we are holding the phone. A true visual madness.

It is not the same as an animation or "live wallpaper" that plays in an infinite loop. Backgrounds with parallax effect are characterized by presenting a still and static image that offers various viewing angles. The quality of parallax funds is defined by the number of layers or "layers", which determine the level of angulation that we can apply. Here are a few examples.

How to apply a 3D wallpaper with parallax effect on your mobile

As I mentioned at the beginning of the post, the only requirement to be able to use this type of 3D background is that our mobile phone has a gyroscope. Nowadays even the cheapest Android terminals include this sensor, so unless we have a brick from the Jurassic era we will not have any problem enjoying them.

Note: If we have any questions, we can check the sensors that our phone incorporates with the free application Sensors available on Google Play.

Download QR-Code Sensors Multitool Developer: EXA Tools Price: Free

From here, all we have to do is install an application that offers wallpapers with these characteristics. There are many free applications available for Android, although these are the ones that we liked the most, both for quality and for repertoire and ease of use.

3D Wallpaper Parallax

This application collects a library of 3D wallpapers with quite interesting angular effect. On the one hand, it has a list of wallpapers that we can sort by popularity, downloads, etc. Here we will find backgrounds of current movies and blockbusters, video games, landscapes and "trompe l'oeil" of all kinds.

However, one of its most interesting functions is that "+" button that we find at the bottom of the app, from where we can create our own parallax wallpapers from images and adding their corresponding layers. It takes a lot of work, but if we put the desire we can obtain simply unique results.

Download QR-Code 3D Wallpaper Parallax - 4D Backgrounds Developer: ImaTechInnovations Price: Free

Live Wallpapers HD

This 3D wallpapers app has an advantage over the previous one, and that is that it allows filter images by categories (superheroes, space, cars, sports, animals, nature, fantasy, etc.), which is not bad at all.

Although it has excellent material and a very colorful interface, the fact that it is necessary to swallow an ad every time we want to download a wallpaper plays against it, which can be a bit tedious and forces us to think twice before starting to install wallpapers like crazy.

Download QR-Code Live Wallpaper HD Parallax Hologram Developer: Apps and Live Wallpapers by HelectronSoft Price: Free

3D Parallax Live Wallpaper

The operation of “3D Parallax Live Wallpaper” is very similar to that of “HD Live Wallpaper”. It offers a clean interface where we have to see an ad in order to unlock the animated wallpaper that interests us. However, it has an advantage, and that is that the ads of the latter are much shorter. The library isn't that extensive either, but it does have some pretty spectacular images.

Download QR-Code 3D Parallax Live Wallpaper - 4K Developer Backgrounds: 3d background Price: Free

Finally, it is worth mentioning (I suppose you have already figured it out) that these types of wallpapers consume a lot of battery, since they are always running in the background, considerably reducing the autonomy of the phone. It is very important to take this into account if we are going to be away from home all day or do not have a charger at hand. Otherwise, a visual delight.

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