What are the best Android launchers with low CPU and RAM usage?

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    #1Nova Launcher

    Nova Launcher

    Nova Launcher is a third party launcher for Android devices. The customizable app has a highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement with the ability to change icons, layouts, animations, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Aaron Taylor
    Written on September 30, 2017
    "I like modifying my Android phone with different software. One way to customize the phone is by using different Android Launches. I originally thought that Nova Launcher was the perfect launches but I found several issues with this software. For instance, the app doesn’t open the keyboard automatically. Also, I discovered many new bugs starting with the latest update. "
  2. 11

    #2Nova Launcher Prime

    Nova Launcher Prime

    Nova Launcher Prime is the premium version of Nova Launcher app developed by TeslaCoil Software. The launcher sets the standard Android experience to all Android devices along with speed and customization.

    Apps

    Android

    $4.99

    Bryan Nelson
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "Having a launcher which allows me to customize my settings, which results in a better experience on my tablet is definitely for me.I am currently unhappy with my stock launcher experience so much that it causes me to use my android tablet less than I would like. With this, I may be able to pick it up and use it more. "
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    #3Holo Launcher

    Holo Launcher
    Full Material Design Android launcher boasting a low usage of CPU and RAM on your phone or tablet. It's fast and consumes little memory.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Cynthia Howard
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "The default launcher on my Android phone was using so much CPU and RAM that it was really taking a toll on my phone's speed. I am so glad I came across Holo Launcher. It really did boost my speed by cutting down on my CPU and RAM usage."
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    #4CM Launcher 3D

    CM Launcher 3D

    CM Launcher 3D is a free theme customizer for Android devices. It provides thousand of 3D themes and transitions, and 2D icons, as well as some security (e.g. lock screen and applock) and performance improvements.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Joyce Barnett
    Written on September 7, 2018
    "Honestly, this is the only launcher that stayed with me all throughout because it never drained my battery and it consumes so little of my space that i almost feel like it is a part of my operating syestem."
  2. 9

    #5APUS Launcher

    APUS Launcher
    With a built-in feature to save your battery, APUS Launcher is one of the lightest launchers for Android, making your device smooth and stable.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Barbara Jordan
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "APUS is a really great Android launcher, one of the best available. It does seem to be lighter than many other free launchers. It has so many features and allows a ton of customization. I like the number of themes they have that are actually ones you want to use. If you're thinking about switching up your interface, this is definitely one that should be in consideration along with the other top launchers."
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    #6Smart Launcher Pro

    Smart Launcher Pro
    Smart Launcher Pro makes your Android more intuitive and organized. It's the premium version of free Smart Launcher for Android, letting you unlock a lot of pro features.
    Apps

    Android

    $4.49

    Phillip Willis
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "Considering how much Smart Launcher Pro does I'm surprised it uses as little RAM as it does. Far too many stock Android launchers feel like they weren't tested on the phones they come with making a replacement necessary and this one feels far snappier on some of my older devices."
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    #7ADW Launcher

    ADW Launcher
    ADW Launcher gives to stock Android tons of customizable options: new ways of managing screens, icons, widgets and shortcuts, UI colors...
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Megan Cooper
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "Offers endless customization, almost too much to deal with unless you really have a specific idea of what you want your phone to look like! Because of the amount of customization you can create, it does actually slow down the program quite a bit, and takes longer to load. So while this is not the most balanced launcher, it's a good choice for those who are obsessive about control! "
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    #8Arrow Launcher

    Arrow Launcher
    Launcher for Android offering fast performance, less battery consumption, and less memory usage. You can customize your Android device and make it as you wish to.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Carl Russell
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "I've been using launcher for a few months now and it has been running flawlessly. It has very smooth animations no matter how many apps I have open. It has great customization as well. I recommend you give it a try."

Summary

Best What are the best Android launchers with low CPU and RAM usage
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Nova LauncherApps 13 Free
2Nova Launcher PrimeApps 11 Paid
3Holo LauncherApps 11 Free
4CM Launcher 3DApps 9 Free
5APUS LauncherApps 9 Free
6Smart Launcher ProApps 4 Paid
7ADW LauncherApps 1 Free
8Arrow LauncherApps -3 Free
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