How to find out which processor is installed on the Android smartphone?

Almost all of the smartphone owners know how the processor is important for their mobile device. But not everyone knows how to find out information about him. Below we will talk about the easiest way to get this information.

In the past times, we absolutely did not interest the information about how our phone works with the help of which processor. Much more important was what functions it possesses. But now we live in the era of the widespread distribution of devices based on the Android operating system. Such smartphones are very similar to each other in terms of functionality. But not always they work stably - everything depends on the chipset here. That is why now you need to know how the processor is based that smartphone or tablet to which you laid eyes.

When and why is it necessary?

The processor on the smartphone android plays a very important role. It is he who processes all the teams. What it is more powerful, the faster the device will cope with the solution of certain tasks. Of course, the memory, but the role of chipset is still much more important. Therefore, before buying a smartphone, it is mandatory to learn about the name and structure of the processor. Suddenly, is there any very weak quad-core solution from MediaTek? In this case, you should not put very large hopes on the device - it will definitely be brazed.

It is not superfluous, such knowledge will be the one who has a smartphone already bought. If you read the characteristics of the installed chipset, you can understand which games should download from Google Play, and which you should not spend your time. For example, dual-core solutions gradually go to the past, but the device created on them can still be bought from the hands. If you have such a gadget, you can forget about modern games with three-dimensional graphics. The exception is only Mobile processors Intel - they are made according to special technology, as a result of which power is usually quite enough. But it is possible to meet such chipsets every year more and less often, since the American company almost completely refused to develop this direction.

Types of installed processors

Mobile operating system from Google fully works only on chipsets using Arm architecture. We already wrote about this in an article dedicated to Android emulators on PC . However, a variety of processors can have the same architecture. First of all, they differ from each other in the technical process. The most popular now are chipsets made according to the following process technology:

  • 28 nm - now it is believed that such processors have too large transistors;
  • 20 nm - in such chipsets, the dimensions of the insides are already noticeably smaller, which has a positive effect on power consumption;
  • 16 nm - even smaller transistors provide the processor with almost maximum energy efficiency;
  • 14 nm - this process technology was introduced in the second half of 2016, the chipsets made according to it surpass absolutely all competitors in their power.

It is believed that in the future, the creators will be able to introduce a 10-nanometer process technology, and the laws of physics will not allow to further reduce the internals of the processor, unless the structure of the chipset is changed. However, the current capacity of smartphones and tablets is more than enough, so there is no point in developing this area.

Of course, mobile processors differ not only in the way they are created. They also have other parameters that are different:

  • Number of cores - the simplest chips use one core, while the most powerful ones use ten or even more;
  • Clock frequency — the larger this parameter, the more powerful the computing cores;
  • Graphics accelerator or GPU - it is he who processes graphics in games and videos, in fact, this is a kind of addition to the chipset with its own cores and frequency.

Interestingly, it is mainly the processor that determines whether a smartphone will support fourth-generation mobile networks. Also, not all chipsets are able to recognize two or more SIM-cards. And they differ in their cost - the latest and most powerful models cost smartphone manufacturers 50-60 dollars apiece!


Getting information about the installed processor

you go to Yandex. Market or some other site that specializes in displaying the characteristics of portable gadgets. Here you will definitely find a mention of the model of the installed chipset. And in most cases, the main specifications of the processor are also indicated here - clock frequency, number of cores and the video accelerator used.

If the smartphone or tablet is already in your hands, then you can come even easier. To get acquainted with the information about the installed chipset, it is enoughto go to the settings, select Section "On the phone", and then go to the menu "All Parameters".

The information about the model of the smartphone, the firmware version, RAM and the processor will appear here. If this is not enough, then tryto download some benchmark. For example, it is excellent for these purposes Antutu Benchmark . But it estimates absolutely all the components of the device, in connection with which testing takes a sufficient time. If you are interested only in basic information, download CPU-Z . Initially, this program displays only the data on the processor, although now it can also find information about some other components - for example, about the version of the operating system and the amount of RAM.

To display information about the chipset using CPU-Z, make the following:

Step 1. Download and install the application using the online store Google Play.

Step 2. Run the utility by finding its label on the desktop or in the menu.

Step 3. If you use Android 6.0 or a more recent version of the operating system, then the program may ask to give it permission to Acquaintance with system data. Give it all the required permissions.

Step 4. Next, you can move on tabs with different information. Chipset, its characteristics and loads are indicated in the first tab called SOC (from the word "Socket").

That's all! This utility, like almost all benchmarks, is distributed free of charge, but during its use advertising can be displayed.