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How can I find information on the hardware of my Android device like processor architecture, RAM, etc?

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Android System Info is a free app from the market which will tell you more details about your phone than you ever wanted to know. It has all the details you want about your CPU and Memory and much much more.

Install it, start the app and check the System tab for all the information you are looking for.

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Can you link me to the APK package? For some reason, the apps I can access from the Market is quite limited - there isn't even a simple Terminal. I'm missing many of applications I saw online. – Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 10:25
You may be able to get it through AppBrain: – Martin Feb 25 '11 at 10:39
Nope, got no APK. I'll try Googling for it, thanks. – Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 13:18
@Oxwivi See this question if you want help with things not showing up in the Market:… – Matthew Read Feb 25 '11 at 16:24
@Matthew, it's an interesting app, though the app that I'm looking for is free, thanks! In any case, I already found the APK file of the app with a little Googling. I shale try it out and accept this answer if it solved my problem. – Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 16:46
  1. Run "Menu → DevTools → Terminal Emulator".
  2. Enter the folowing commands:

    cat /proc/cpuinfo
    cat /proc/meminfo
    cat /proc/version
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If there are no dev tools one can install a terminal Emulator Form the play store: – ce4 Sep 8 '12 at 13:43

Settings -> About Phone should tell you most of what you want to know. Failing that, it will at least tell you a model name which you can then search google for more info.

My 'About Phone' lists Model, CPU info (i.e. what CPU) and Memory info among other things. But I am running CM7 with Gingerbread.

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This section on my device (Chinese aPad) only mentions memory size, firmware, kernel version and build number. Model number is also mentioned, but it only says generic. – Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 10:06
I wouldn't have asked this question if I found the relevant info in About. – Oxwivi Feb 25 '11 at 10:07
@oxwivi No one has any way of knowing what you already know or don't know. You already know about Settings > About phone so you think it's an obvious place to look. A user who isn't familiar with that option might find what they're looking for there. We can build a better community if we assume the best of other users! – Amanda Mar 21 '11 at 13:12
@Amanda, I apologise, however to me it felt like something all too obvious to users seeking terminals and stuff. – Oxwivi Mar 23 '11 at 9:42

Check the manufacturer's website or hit up a gadget database like GDGT.

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Quadrant also has system information available within the app. Open it up, tap "System information" displays a list of CPU/GPU and other hardware specs. – thunsaker Mar 1 '11 at 15:28
Do not use URL shorteners here. – Al E. Mar 25 '11 at 12:34
@al-everett: I'll remember that in the future. I'm kind of addicted to – thunsaker Mar 25 '11 at 15:52

Go for It contains specs of almost everyphone

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CPU-Z is available for Android in Google Play Store. You can see your hardware information in it.

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Download SIM - INFO - that will help you to get all the information you want.

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The link appears to be dead. An update is required. – Firelord Feb 24 at 8:05

If you need speed solution without installation just visit this site

It will give you all specifications about your mobile , sure application mentioned in @Martin answer will give you in depth information.

Disclaimer : I own this site .

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I got free 'Droid Hardware Info'. Under 'System' tab, it tells the Processor info, utilization of each cores and more.

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My favorite is the AIDA64 app.

Screenshot of AIDA64

I've been purchasing Android boxes (>10 makes/models in last 6 months) and testing/vetting them for friends. Heard the expression, "Mutton dressed like lamb"? It describes many of what's crossed my bench. The screenshot is of an AIDA64 scan done on an "M8S" box advertised as featuring an Amlogic S812 CPU. This app was one of only 2 describing the CPU/SoC to that degree of detail ("AMLogic Meson8 8726-M8" - the quote is QED).

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@AaronGillion, it's not that opinion-based answers are not allowed on SE, it's that they are not encouraged as they are a bad fit for the Q&A format. I'm editing the post and flagging all your comments as obsolete, so you don't have to delete them yourselves. – Tamoghna Chowdhury Feb 22 at 9:33
The other app was probably CPU-Z, wasn't it? Describe the features of the app you are recommending objectively, as well as it's pricing and options. – Tamoghna Chowdhury Feb 22 at 9:38

Install Droid Examiner from F-Droid. Gives lots of details, though not pretty. FOSS is good.

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