Yandex shell launcher is by far the best launcher for android. It has an integrated dialer which solves the lag when using the stock dialer. Also it has a lower battery drain than the stock launcher. Not to mention it's fully 3D.
If u want to go the extra mile, Install Exposed Framework than Gravity Box module.
In gravity box module inside Transparency Settings, move the Nav bar slider up to 70-75%
Now press the App drawer button on the homescreen find Shell settings navigate to Wallpaper and enable use system wallpaper.
I have used sslauncher for the last 2 years... although it's a bit of a pain to configure it at the beginning, it gives you complete control to create themes... and it's quite fast and friendly to the battery!
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