Nowadays, our smartphones and tablets are more like the laptops of five years ago. With dual-core, quad-core, octa-core CPUs and devices with 4GB of RAM hitting the market these days, it can be a lot to keep up with. So, what if you're the kind of person who wants to see what their device is packing? Like seeing those Gigahertz and Gigabytes? Do you want to check you're getting what you paid for? With these Top 10 System Info Apps for Android, you should be able to see just that!
Starting with the beating heart of your smartphone or tablet, CPU-Z is something that PC enthusiasts might remember from their time tinkering with PCs. It basically presents all the information it possibly can about the processor and memory inside of your Android device. It's good fun to find all of this out, but it can also let you know whether or not you have a genuine Galaxy S6 or HTC One by matching up the specifications.
Memory Map â€” Disk Cleaner
Memory Map is a fresh, fun take on how much storage you have left on your Android device. Rather than being just another file explorer, Memory Map makes it easy to see just what's taking up space on your device. It's nice and easy to see just what's on your device, without having to delve down in directory after directory.
Network Signal Info
Another key area of your device is of course its connection to the outside world. Regardless of whether or not that's over 3G, 4G or WiFi, Network Signal Info displays it all. It will show you everything from your IP to your MAC address and it's perfect for troubleshooting network issues. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about your WiFi performance, the more you can do to fix it.
Battery life is a big deal for many of us, and again, knowledge is power. If you're device is powered by a Snapdragon CPU - CPU-Z can help here! - then you can take advantage of Qualcomm's own BatteryGuru app. It not only tells you what's consuming the battery on your Android device, but also helps to fix it, with guaranteed results in a lot of cases.
Do you like graphs? Do you like knowing which app is using how much of your RAM? Then System Monitor is the app for you. It's recently been updated and it comes packed with all sorts of interesting information, all neatly presented in graphs and such. If you want to hunt down the app hogging your RAM, then this can help you track those apps down as well as see detailed history of your CPU's activity, too.
CPU Temperature is an app that could definitely look a little nicer, but it's recently been updated for Lollipop and the graphs get the job done. With all this talk of the Snapdragon 810 overheating, it's no surprise that we're seeing CPU temperature apps step up their game. If you want to see how your CPU reacts to intensive gaming, recording HD video or more, then this is a great indicator of whether or not your CPU is behaving itself.
DU Battery Saver
DU Battery Saver is, for the most part, an app that tries its best to make the most of your battery. However, it also offers a wealth of info about the battery in your device, like how much battery life you have left and which apps are really taking an unfair slice of your battery. We've reviewed this in the past, and it's definitely worth checking out.
So you want to know more about your device, but you want to do it in style? Well, Castro is the app for just that. It's built using Material Design and looks stunning on devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above. It presents you with all the sort of info you'd need from a system app, but cuts out the fluff and looks great in the process. A simple, good-looking approach to letting you know what's under the touchscreen in your phone, Castro is a great option.
Hardware Info is the system info app for those really into their figures. There's not much in the way of graphics here, but all of the statistics are present and accounted for. Including some interesting info about cameras as well as displays, which is something you don't often see in these sorts of apps.
Tinycore - CPU, RAM monitor
Tinycore has been around for quite a while now, and it's a neat little app that displays CPU and RAM usage in your notification area, allowing you to keep a general eye on things no matter which app you're using. When the screen is off, it fades away into the background to use very little resources and is kind on the battery, too.