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Android customization: Top 3 icon packs for May

by Brandon Russell | May 17, 2015May 17, 2015 9:00 am PST

We aren’t just impressed by the sheer quality of the Android community’s customization efforts, but the quantity, too. We’ve covered a lot of different launchers and icon packs over the months, but there always seems to be something new out there we’ve yet to check out. We’re hoping to make this a more regular monthly feature where we highlight three new icon packs worth checking out. Here are three for May.

Phix: ($0.99)

I’m still a major fan of Moonshine, but I’m tempted to change to something new after seeing Phix. The icon pack follows Google’s material guidelines, which means you can still match the look and feel of Lollipop; it just has that new icon smell. There are 1,500+ icons, 20 custom wallpapers, and a built-in request tool if your favorite icon hasn’t been designed just yet. It’s $0.99—icon packs are typically free. But, hey, a small sum to pay for such beautiful icons.

Mix: ($0.99)

The second is Mix, which also comes in at $0.99. This one is a little different in that the icons are more comic book-style than anything, with bold outlines and some very original designs. It still adheres to the flat approach of Material Design, but it has a unique look that stands out. There are more than 2,000 icons, 30 wallpapers and an icon request tool.

Min: (Free; in-app purchases)

Our last choice for the month is Min, which is much different compared to the two above. Instead of the color and brightness of Lollipop, Min is a more minimal icon pack that offers over 1,100 icons. This one is initially free, though there are in-app purchases. The most recent update came back in March, so it’s always being updated with the latest icons.

We’re always amazed by all the launchers and icon packs out there, and these are just a few of the new ones we’ve found. We’ll be on the hunt for more for next month—if there are any you recommend, let us know in the comments below.

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