Knowing the specifications of your device is something that comes up once in a while, whether it is to know if you meet some sort of requirement, to compare your current device with a future purchase, or even just to compare it to other people. However,that information isn’t always trivial to find. Sure, you can always google it and eventually stumble upon it, but often times the information is incorrect, there are missing aspects, or you just can’t find the right information for your particular model. Thus, it’s much easier to have it all available right away and consolidated in a single place, and that’s what we’ll show you how to do today!
To do this, as usual, we’ll use an app, and today’s app is called DevCheck, which you can download for free by using this link. Once you download the app, just open it and you’ll see some basic information right away:
The main Dashboard section displays an overview of some of the most relevant information that you might be interested in, such as RAM, temperatures of the chips and battery, and current CPU and GPU frequency. However, the other sections offer more in-depth information, so keep going. Swiping over to the next tab, you have System:
This section talks about the characteristics of the hardware and software, including information about Android itself but also things like the model, serial number and even IMEI. This is information that is often important to know, especially in case you need technical support or help with your device. It also includes some information about your root status and you kernel, which is handy to know if you like customizing your device and installing custom kernels:
Next, we have Hardware, which is all about the CPU, GPU, RAM and storage:
In here, you can check out information such as the range of frequencies that the CPU and GPU operate and how much storage you have, and how much is available:
Up next, we have Battery, which reports on the current status of the battery, which includes temperature, health, voltage, current and the capacity:
The last couple of sections are about Network and Sensors. Network reports on the status of your connections, so if you want to see some information about your WiFi connection, you can look here. I also has information about your regular SIM data connection, so you can check on your operator and other facts regarding your 3G or 4G capabilities in here. On the other hand, the Sensors section displays all of the hardware sensors that your device supports, displaying data about your accelerometer, for example:
Most of the information in this section is unlikely to be of use to you, but it comes in handy in certain cases. For example, some devices ship with different sensors even across the same model, and some sensors are better than others, so you could check what kind of sensors you have by heading over to this section. Overall, an app like this is great to have around and you never know when you might need it. Whether you’re using it to retrieve your serial number or device model, or for something more simple such as figuring out what kind of CPU or SoC your device has, it doesn’t get much simpler than this. Any questions? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below!