apps to know about the hardware

5 free apps to know about the hardware of your smartphone

You may have been curious on some occasion to know what hardware your phone mounts. Know which is the processor that integrates, if it is ARM, ARM64 or x86, the processor model, the battery temperature or the RAM. Data that can be easily known by simply installing an app.

In this case, just go around with Google Play Store and we will see how the application store offers different alternatives. As a general rule, everyone has their favorites and that is why we are going to list the five that in the opinion of this editor are more interesting. They are not the only ones of course, but perhaps they are the most representative.


One of the classics that also offers an application that also allows to know the hardware that our computer mounts. We will look only as far as mobiles are concerned. AIDA64 becomes the heir application of Everest and AIDA32.

The application is more than complete and we can download it from Google Play Store. It is a more than complete application that offers information about the system, the CPU, the phone screen … the list is very wide and appears separated by tabs to facilitate access to all data.


DevCheck is available in the Google Play Store. An application with a nice design based on Material Design with which it achieves a fairly friendly interface. DevCheck stands out because it offers real-time information about the components of our phone.

When we install it we can know the frequency at which each of the cores of our SoC are working, the temperature of the CPU and SoC, the frequency at which the GPU is working, the level and temperature of the battery, the Total and free RAM … the list is very extensive and best of all, it is another free application.

Droid Hardware Info

Droid Info is an app that we can download from this link in the Google Play Store. It is an application that offers clear information about the hardware and in general about everything, that hides the inside of our phone and for this, it uses a fairly classic interface and, that. Yes, not as attractive as other apps on this list.

Once we open the application and grant the necessary permissions so that you can access certain camera information, we will see how the data is grouped by means of tabs such as System, Device, Memory. System is the one that saves the information they generate and in it we see even a section that under the name Instruction Sets, allows to know the architecture of the system.


Another of the most traditional applications is Castro. An app that gives us detailed information about the hardware that mounts our phone and next to it details other interesting data. It refers to temperature, system information, our networks and we can even monitor the memory of our Android (RAM and internal).

The design of the app is quite friendly, perhaps the most differential of all those that appear in this list, which does not prevent it from offering data in a clear and concise way. When you open it we will see a general state of the phone and when you slide on the left side we can take out an accordion menu and see more detailed information of the different sections of our. Castro is also a free application that can be downloaded from Google Play.


We finish with CPU-Z, another mythical application on Android. We can download it from the Google Play Store for free and it offers perhaps a somewhat more pro aspect than others like Castro. This is reflected in a menu perhaps not as flashy but equally effective in providing information.

In this sense, we find more technical and in-depth data. We can know the speed of each core, temperature of the different elements, more detailed information of the device … It is a point more “pro” than Castro, to cite an example is and is a good climax when trying to unravel the secrets of the guts from our phone.