ARM, ARM64, or x86: How To See What Type of Processor Android Has?

Srivishnu Ramakrishnan

In this article, we will tell you how you can easily find out what type of processor/CPU architecture (ARM, ARM64, or x86) your Android device is built with.

Android, as an ecosystem, has grown a lot in terms of both hardware and software. There has been a lot of improvements in all the areas. As with all advancements, comes the complexities. For example, figuring out what type of processor your Android device is running. You would have come across this very specific need to find out your device’s CPU architecture if you tried to download the APK file of any certain app.

Yes, there is a different version of APK file for the same app depending on the type of processor/CPU architecture.

So, if you are into stuff like sideloading ported APK file or any APK file, for that matter, it is important to know the type of processor your Android device is sporting. In this article, we set out to solve that problem. Learn how you can find our your Android device’s processor type in a matter of minutes.

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How to Find Android Phone’s Processor Type?

Follow the below steps to find out the type of process your Android device sports:

  1. Download an application called Device Info HW
    Device Info HW
    Price: Free
  2. Open the app and go to the ‘SOC‘ tab.find-processor-type-android-1
  3. In the SOC tab, you will find two details named Machine and ABI which will help you find out your device’s processor type. The below should help you figure out the processor type:
    Understanding Processor Type

    ARM: ARMv7 or armeabi
    ARM64: AArch64 or arm64
    x86: x86 or x86abi
  4. That’s all!

That is how you can easily identify the type of processor your Android phone has. Now you can download the apps based on the type of processor your Android phone is sporting.

2 thoughts on “ARM, ARM64, or x86: How To See What Type of Processor Android Has?”

  1. This post is not at all helpful. I clicked on it thinking that there’s a better way to check the processor type, but it’s the same old method. Disappointing!

    • Hey Gavin, thanks for the feedback. The method works flawlessly as far as I have tested. Can you let me know if you have faced any difficulties in identifying the processor?


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