With this article you can easily learn how to check processor type of your Android smartphone. In Android phones, which are essentially computers, the processor is a system on a chip (SoC) designed to support various applications running in a mobile operating system environment. Ideally, a SoC consists of a central processing unit (CPU), graphics processing unit (GPU), modem, multimedia processor, security device and signal processor. With the different architectures in the Android world, it has become quite difficult, or we can say confusing, to figure out which smartphone comes with what sort of processor. To find out, here is a simple procedure you can use.
While installing apps from Google Play Store, it is not necessary to check the processor compatibility with that app. Android automatically installs the app that is compatible with your phone’s processor. On the other hand, if you are side-loading apps then it becomes quite essential to know which variant of the app to download or even find if a specific app is compatible or not. One single app is developed for multiple processors with different versions so that it can easily run on any Android smartphone. So overall, your Android phones CPU architecture becomes an important factor in selection of correct files for your device.
With the advancement in technology, new CPU architecture patterns are being followed in the development of processors. Out of the three, ARM (Advanced RISC Machine) is one of the famous and is mostly seen on many Android smartphones. The devices built with ARM processor mainly helpful in enhancing consumption of battery and it is optimized mostly for battery. ARM64 is the evolution of the ARM processor. The ARM64 architecture supports 64 bit processing which makes your device smooth and fast. Nowadays most of the phones are based on ARM64 architecture due to its powerful computing. Keep reading ahead if you want to know your smartphone’s processor.
How to Check Processor Type on Android Smartphones
Follow the guide below to check the processor of your Android smartphone:
Step 1 – First download Droid Hardware Info by InkWired from Google Play Store. This app will show you all of the hardware that has been installed in your Android smartphone.
Step 2 – After the installation of the app, launch it and go to System tab. There you have note two things, CPU Architecture and Instruction Sets.
Step 3 – Once you have noted the CPU Architecture and Instruction Sets, use the below details to change the CPU Architecture and Instruction Sets into simple processor names:
- ARM: ARMv7 or armeabi
- ARM64: AArch64 or arm64
- x86: x86 or x86abi
With this you have now learned to check the processor of your android smartphone. Drop a comment below if you have any questions.