Know Your Smartphone Hardware with CPU-Z for Android

When you buy a new smartphone, you usually read about the phone specifications on its box. The specifications mentioned on the box tell you about the CPU, RAM and storage space etc. But many times, this information is a little exaggerated. For example, when you buy a smartphone with 2 GB of RAM, you may not get full 2 GB but instead get only 1.96 GB of RAM (that’s 400 MB less). In order to use your newly bought smartphone effectively, you should find out details about its hardware configuration using the free CPU-Z utility. Just like the CPU-Z tool for Windows, its Android version can give you details about your Android device’s hardware.

As you launch the CPU-Z smartphone, it will show you the SoC information. SoC is short for System on a Chip. Small and mobile computing devices like smartphones, tablets etc. have SoC architecture. The SoC information shows you details about the CPU architecture (e.g., ARM Cortex), number of cores, current clock speeds for each of the cores, CPU load and the GPU chip information.

CPU-Z for Android

Under the System tab, you can see details about your smartphone system as a whole – the model, manufacturer, board type, display resolutions (both in pixels and dp), amount of RAM and the Android version installed.

CPU-Z for Android

Under the Battery section, you can information about your battery – charge level, health, charging status (connected to USB charger or not), type of battery (Li-On etc.), voltage output of the battery, and its current temperature.

CPU-Z for Android

The CPU-Z app also shows you some details about the sensors installed in your smartphone like the proximity sensor, magnetometer sensor, orientation and light sensors etc. Some of these sensors may not be present in your smartphone and in that case, you will not see any values.

Conclusion: The CPU-Z app for Android can show you hardware details for your Android smartphone as soon as you launch the app. It is very useful when you want to know about the hardware configuration, android version or the battery health status of your smartphone.

You can get CPU-Z for Android from