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Background Wallpapers HD, more Windows Phone wallpapers than you can shake a stick at

Background Wallpapers HD

If you are in need of a new Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen wallpaper or a Windows Phone lockscreen wallpaper, take a gander at Background Wallpapers HD.

While the developer does not offer an exact number of wallpapers available, there is an abundance of wallpapers to sift through. The images are categorized and include nature, abstract, cartoons, pets, gaming characters and more.

Just exploring the wallpaper offerings from Background Wallpapers HD, it comes across as an impressive collection but the navigation could use a little fine-tuning.

Main Layout

When you launch Background Wallpapers HD you will be greeted with the app's Hot Category of images. Along the top of the page is the app's navigational menu and across the bottom is the ad-support banner.

Background Wallpapers HD

The navigation menu has options to view the New and Hot Category of images as well as generating a random selection of images. You also have a menu button that will pull up a keyword search option and the option to view one of the many categories of images.

Images are touch scrollable and when you find an image you like, just tap on it. This will bring the image full screen and present you with a handful of control buttons that will download the image to your Windows Phone Pictures Hub, preview the image as your lockscreen wallpaper, set the image as your lockscreen and tap the image as a favorite.

Background Wallpapers HD

To view your favorite images, just tap the three-dot menu that appears throughout the gallery pages of the Background Wallpapers HD app and choose the link to Favorite option.

Overall Impression

While, like many, I tend to use my own photos as either the lockscreen or Start Screen wallpapers, I have to admit that Background Wallpapers HD has an appealing collection of images.

My only nit with Background Wallpapers HD's navigation could have been better. You will be inclined to tap the Windows Phone Back Button to leave a category of images and return to the main display but that will send you out of the app. I would have liked a more distinguishable navigation menu put into play. You get used to what is in place but you will also find yourself exiting out of the app a few times before that happens.

All in all, Background Wallpapers HD is a nice app to have in your image library. The app gets 4.5 stars in the Windows Phone Store and we won't disagree with that rating. The free version of the app will let you download the first fifty images in each category. To gain access to the remainder of the images, you will need to upgrade to the premium version ($1.99 purchase).

  • Background Wallpapers HD - Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices - 3MB - Free - Store Link

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Reader comments

Background Wallpapers HD, more Windows Phone wallpapers than you can shake a stick at

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I want a picture of a building shot using tilt lenses. That way as I scroll my phone it recreates an elevator feel.

I use ZEDGE Ringtones and Wallpaper. I'm pretty sure you can get all the same wallpapers through that, and they're all free.

The one I enjoy the most is Wall Paper HD 8.1. In my opinion the layout is amazing , you can choose from daily wall papers that they change everyday, it gives different themes to pick from as well. 

IMHO the best is Wallbase. Stunning Navigation UI, HD photos of any dimension that you can crop as you want. I use the imeges also for my desktop on PC!

I prefer Lockscreen Wallpapers, free, fast to use and very simple. You can even combine categories or create new ones.

Not letting me DL any without buying pro version. Don't mind paying but would like to try it first. Uninstalling.

So where is this app accessing "millions" of wallpapers from? Do they have the rights to redistribute and even charge for access to all those wallpapers which I doubt the app developers have made themselves?