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How to know the Android smartphone processor

Android smartphone processor

Since the release of Android Lollipop, the Xposed Framework installation process has become a little more complicated. Not only are there separate installers for each version of Android, but now, you also need to know the processor of an Android smartphone installed on your device to make sure you upload the correct files. In fact, the CPU architecture is becoming a determining factor for making some app updates and of course for installing custom ROMs.

How to know the Android smartphone processor

There are three main CPU architectures used in Android phones. ARM perhaps the most common, as optimized for battery consumption. ARM64 an evolution of the original ARM architecture, which supports 64-bit computing for a more powerful calculation and is quickly becoming the standard of the latest devices. Then there x86, a bit more powerful than both types of ARM CPUs, but not as battery optimization, so the least used of the three. But regardless of all this, if you're not exactly sure you know the processor of an Android smartphone, I'll show you below how to check if it's an ARM, ARM64 or x86 processor.

The verification process is very simple. Just install an app on the device that informs you about some fundamental data related to the processor but also other useful information to learn more about the architecture of your device. The information refers to the CPU, system, memory, camera, temperature, battery and sensor details.

Step 1. Install Droid Hardware Info

The easiest way to find the type of CPU installed on your smartphone is to install an application that provides you with complete information about your device's hardware. Our favorite app sichiama Droid Hardware Infoand available for free on the Google Play Store. To get started, search for the application by name and install it, or go directly to the installation page at the following link.

DOWNLOAD |Droid Hardware Info | Google Play Store

Step 2. Find the CPU architecture and Instruction Set

After installing it, simply open it Droid Hardware Info and go to the card System. From here, you can see two fields in particular: ArchitetturaCPU is Set instructions. Write this information down and use the table in step 3 below to find the name of your CPU type.Droid Hardware Info

Step 3. Convert the information into the CPU name

If the information needs to be used to use it in Xposed, the procedure does not end there, because you will have to find the correspondence between the data taken from the app and the CPU. Proceed in this way. The data provided by the app in the fields of CPU architecture is Set instructions differ from the requirements you will see in the Xposed Installer application. So, to find the exact name of your device's CPU type, you need to match the information you found in Droid Hardware Info with the following list:

  • ARM: ARMv7 or armeabi
  • ARM64: AArch64 or arm64
  • x86: x86 or x86abi

Droid Hardware Infoit not only provides news on the processor, but provides detailed information on many other data on your Android smartphone, which includes the device manufacturer, operating system, internal memory, camera, temperature, battery and details on the various sensors. This is not an app to install and delete, because, being very light, you can keep it installed on your device to constantly check some important data on your smartphone and realize the memory level or the device heating.