How to find out the processor on an Android phone?

The processor is one of the main main components of many devices, be it a computer, smartphone or tablet. And also this is one of the most expensive parts of the device, which is also responsible for the speed of the device as a whole.

In order to find out information about the installed processor on your phone or tablet, you can use several ways.

First way

Everything is simple here – we are looking for documentation for our device. For example, go to Yandex.Market, select your device, then go to the characteristics section and find the necessary information.

This method is good because it does not require the installation of additional programs on your device. But there is a minus – the information is not always believable. For example, a device may be marketed with various processors. In order to find out which one is installed in your gadget, you need to install the application.

Second way

There are a huge number of applications that show the characteristics of mobile devices. We will take as an example one of the most famous – CPU-Z.

CPU-Z is a free application for displaying technical information about a user’s device. Initially, the program was developed for Windows, then there was a version for the Android operating system.

You can download CPU-Z on the Google Play Market. You will not have problems with this. After the application is downloaded and installed, launch it.

Before you open the SOC tab, which contains all kinds of information about the processor, including its frequency.

In addition, in CPU-Z you will see other tabs. For example, the BATTERY tab will tell you all about the battery:

The SENSORS tab shows sensor information in real time:


We draw your attention to the fact that applications do not always correctly display technical information. But do not rush to blame application developers, everything is much more complicated. The fact is that there are fakes on the market so high-quality that even a professional will not be able to determine what is in front of him is a fake. Externally, the smartphone copies the original, so, in theory, you can calculate a fake by looking at its characteristics. Oddly enough, the characteristics of a fake can be identical to the original. How is this possible?

This is done approximately like this: the most famous applications for checking the characteristics are sewn into the firmware, but they do not give themselves away. When a user installs an application from the Market, in fact, the version of the program sewn into the firmware with the necessary characteristics that were added by scammers is loaded. Thus, the user sees quite real characteristics for the original, although he holds a fake smartphone in his hands. You can only learn about fraud by installing a not-so-well-known application that scammers could ignore and not sew into the firmware.

Fortunately, such fakes are rare in the market. And still be careful.