CPU-Z tells you all there is to know about your Android hardware

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 15, 2013
Updated • Jun 15, 2013
Apps, Google Android

CPU-Z is a popular software for Windows that provides you with detailed information about the computer's processor, mainboard, and other hardware related information. It is great for finding out which cpu is installed on the system, for instance to look up its overclocking potential or to make sure it is the one that the manufacturer promised it would be.

A beta version of the popular program has been released for the Android mobile operating system. It is available for download on Google Play and compatible with all versions of the operating system from 3.0 on.

The app displays information about the processor on its start page. You can swipe to the right or left to browse the available menus. Besides SOC (System  On Chip) it also provides you with information about the System, Battery and available Sensors.

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  1. SOC Displays information about the processor and graphics processing unit including name and architecture, cores, revision and clock speeds.
  2. System Highlights information about the Kernel, Ram and storage, as well as hardware, Android version and display & hardware serial numbers.
  3. Battery Shows you the level and health of the battery, its temperature and voltage.
  4. Sensors Displays the readings of all sensors the device supports. This may include information retrieved by the light and proximity sensor among others.

The application can be useful for a variety of purposes, for instance to make sure your phone or tablet is not a fake, or if you want to test the sensors of the device to make sure everything is in working order.

It can also be useful for overclocking purposes, as you may use the information to look up information on the cpu to find out if it can be overclocked and if that is the case, by how much.

The program is not displaying all hardware related information at the time of writing. It offers for instance no connection-based information, for instance if Bluetooth or NFC are supported.

It is a beta version on the other hand and it is likely that it will be improved over time. The app comes with an option to send debug information to the developer which you can use to report issues you have encountered in CPU-Z.


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  1. Singgih Arfianto said on November 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Onfortunatelly, nowadays CPUZ is literally known as marketing gimmick of faked cellphone specification. Because the hardware info provided by CPUZ can be modified. Try keyword “galaxy S4 replica” on google, and find some facts out there.

  2. zs5zk said on June 17, 2013 at 10:49 am

    It surely does not work on LG-E612 Optimus.

  3. blue_bsod said on June 15, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    On the PC CPU-Z is quite thorough, but on Android it is missing a few things like Wifi, Channels, Bluetooth, NFC etc… I know my phone has a light sensor, but I wonder how sensitive it is… like can I make an app to use it’s ability to measure LUX, Lumens, or candle power. Can it be used as a light meter for photographers etc…

    1. r2 said on June 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm

      If you want to see details from the sensors on your smartphone, check out Androsens [https://code.google.com/p/androsens/]

      1. blue_bsod said on June 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

        @r2 thanks, but I still wished it was included with CPU-Z

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