If you ever wanted a cool Android wallpaper and like space this app is pretty cool! It’s called Solar System HD Deluxe.
It will make you be able to have planets in the background as a wallpaper or on your lock screen. You can select between a wide range of Settings. Planet, Star System, Starfield & Stardust.
You can also select if you want an Asteroid field. But this will require a more high end device like Samsung Galaxy S8 or OnePlus 5. Both having the Snapdragon 835 processor. Also if a planet has satellites you can select to enable them too. You also have an option to glow up the planet. And then you have an option for big stars in the background.
My first impressions using this one on my Samsung Galaxy S8 was amazing. Super good performance and smooth. You might have a different experience on a slower device. You need a gyroscope on your phone to be able to use this app if you want it to move around in hand.
In the planet scene you have these different options to choose between. None, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. There are also some bonus options available: Twin Stars, Nox, Orpheus and Magma. Of course earth is my favorite! Seeing our little planet from a space view with the globe spinning around is powerful! My favorite thing with this app is the HD super high quality textures that is being used. And when you pick up the phone it is using the gyroscope to move the scene around!
The Sun is a good scene selection when you wanna have something super bright as a wallpaper. It really does shine up magically and it looks like the sun texture is lovely made so it looks like the sun really is burning!
Venus looks a bit yellow and brown. More easier to the eye than the sun.
Mars looks very red and black. You can also see a planet a bit in the background with the Mars scene.
Saturn looks amazingly yellow and you can see it with it’s beautiful rings. It kinda reminds me about a discoball!
Uranus looks wonderfully blue. It also has it’s blue and light white rings. This one you have to tilt your phone to the side to see because the rings are in a horizontal position!
Neptune’s scene has even more amazing blue color reminds me about Mars but a blue one. Very amazing shades of blue in this one!
Pluto looks very grey.
The bonus Twin Stars features two glowing planets. One the sun and another further away shining white and blue! Nox bonus has a very strange set of colors. I leave it up to you to have a look at yourself!
Orpheus looks very futuristic like. Kind of sounds like an ancient greek planet name and it looks like a new Utopian earth planet!
Maybe Elon Musk should try to find a magical planet like this!
And then we come to the most amazing bonus of all! The Magma planet! Wow wow wow! This one reminds me about planet Mars but this one is way more darker and badass in the red color! Looks like a dark side planet! I love it so much with it’s shade of bright lava red and darker black colors.
So that was a quick review of the planet scene system you can select between.
Next you can select between Star System’s! These you can pick between: None, Crimson Nebula, Azure Galaxy, Golden Galaxy and Milky Way Galaxy.
Crimson Nebula has a futuristic look to it, different shades of blue and dark pink in the background.
Azure Galaxy is a bit similar but with more light stars in the background giving a bright shade of white.
Golden Galaxy is beautiful with lots of bright shining gold colors! It looks like paradise! A very beautiful texture here.
Milky way has tons of circles spinning with stars on them. Very beautiful colors of blue and bright white in the middle. And you also see super many stars all over the place!
I have been mentioning that the Star System was very blue at the top a lot… But you can tweak this! With the Starfield setting you can select between these colors. The blue is the default. The other ones are: Simple, Orange, Green and Dark! I do get a feeling that many of you will switch to dark!
You can also go in and tweak Stardust if you want it calm or boiling. To be honest at a quick glance I didn’t notice a major difference.
You also have some other options. You can select between various focus distances. I didn’t notice a big difference for me. But my favorite tweak here is you can select distance! The default is close to planet. You can change it too Very far or Far. So you can see the full planet in it’s glory! You can also select how much you want the camera to move while you move around the phone. And select movement radius. Again I really enjoy how it has so many options for tweaking the experience.
You also have the options to save battery by limiting the FPS. These are the options: 5, 15, 30, 60 FPS and MAX. Max is for the users who charge their phone 15x a day! You can also select low resolution textures to save even more battery if you feel it’s draining your battery life. But it probably doesn’t drain it as much as the Facebook mobile app!
You can also disable the gyroscope if you want the background to be more fixed but still work in a live wallpaper way.
Overall I am very glad to see the quality of this app. And I highly recommend it if you like space. And wanna see planets on your home screen’s or lock screen. I bet your friends will be impressed. If you have a high end phone that can handle the app.
Some future ideas for the app maybe would be more close up on planet earth! So you can see custom countries more close up! Or amazing views closeup that exists on planet earth. I look forward to all future developments. Here is a link to the app one more time!
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