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Sponsored App Review: Space HD Live Wallpaper

December 6, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

Description: Space HD is a Live Wallpaper for Android smartphones and tablets that aims to replicate the spectacle that is Space and the planets both in and out of our solar system. It works great on both smartphones and tablets, thanks to the fact that HD assets are used and all of the planets look stunning. For those looking for a brilliant live wallpaper for their tablet or smartphone, Space HD is a great option and it looks great. With option add-ons, there’s even more reason to give this live wallpaper a go.

How it Works: As with most live wallpapers, you’ll have to first install it from the Play Store and then apply it like you would other wallpapers.

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From there, you get a preview of the wallpaper and you can apply it or take a look at the settings:

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Some of the settings include the ability to change the view of the theme to either inside the solar system or to the outside of the solar system

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Obviously, the inside view will show planets like the Earth and the Sun on your homescreen like this:

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Meanwhile, the outer solar system theme gives a wider look at space:

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There are a couple of add-on packs available, such as the Dark Nebula pack that lets you see planets being born on your homescreen:

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Then there’s also the customization pack that allows you to put your own stamp on your wallpaper:

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Opinion: While live wallpapers are often small little apps that don’t have much to offer, there’s no better subject to make a Live Wallpaper than outer space. Especially with the high-quality HD assets that are used in Space HD. Few Live Wallpapers look as good as this and few are as fluid as this as well. While it’s clear that some devices struggle more with live wallpapers than others, Space HD runs at a nice pace overall and it never once slowed down my Nexus 5.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – For a Live Wallpaper, Space HD is incredibly fluid and smooth, there’s not a single slow down in sight.
  • Features (4/5) – The two themes included are nice but, there are other add-on packs available to further enhance the look and feel.
  • Theme (5/5) – Live Wallpapers might seem trivial to a great many users but, Space HD looks brilliant and really brings your homescreen to life.
  • Overall (4/5) – Space HD is a great live wallpaper, Sci-Fi fans and casual users alike will like the assets on offer and for the price, it’s well worth it.

Pros

  • Add-on packs allow you to further enhance an already very good live wallpaper.
  • HD assets really help sell the overall feeling of being in space.
  • Runs well on most Android devices and is one of the speediest live wallpapers out there.
  • Isn’t too expensive when you take into account the quality on offer.

Cons

  • More themes included “out of the box” would be nice.
  • Might not work too well on lower-end or older devices but, the developers spent a lot of time testing on various devices.

Conclusion: While some look at live wallpapers as trivial little apps that Google introduced and never really did much with, Space HD just goes to show that they can be worthwhile. The HD graphics at work here are very good-looking indeed, and everything runs nice and smooth which is something we can’t say for other live wallpapers. Add-on packs are available to customize the look even further and for the small one-time fee, Space HD is a great live wallpaper that will bring your homescreen alive.

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