We all know that it was important to know whether your Windows PC is a 32-bit or 64-bit version based on which we can check for updates and download applications or software but did you know that the Android OS running on your smartphone also comes in 32-bit and 64-bit which is important to do OS updates unofficially and also install apps from third parties. In real the 32-bit or 64-bit variants of your smartphone are decided by the CPU which your device is powered by. So you can check what type of device your Android smartphone is by looking for the CPU which we will be explaining shortly. The other way to check the variant of your Android smartphone is to check the OS of your smartphone which can be checked easily and we will be explaining that as well shortly.
How to check if your smartphone is 32-bit or 64-bit:
One option is to check the Arm version of the CPU on your smartphone which can help you know if it is 32-bit or 64-bit. A simple search of Google can get you the information and if the CPU on your smartphone is ARMv7-A or anything lower than that the hardware is 32-bit and if the CPU is ARM8 or anything above, it is a 64-bit device.
You can check the Kernel version of your Software to know the details as well. Go to Settings -> About phone -> Software Information -> Check Kernal version
How to check if Android smartphone supports 32-bit or 64-bit Android OS:
This is the easiest way to check if the device is a 32-bit or 64-bit device with the help of an App – AnTuTu Benchmark App which you might have seen in many reviews as it shows the performance of the device and we can even check the Android version as well.
- Install the Application – AnTuTu Benchmark
- Tap on the app and launch it (no need to run any benchmark tests)
- In the bottom of the screen you can find various options, tap on “Info”
- In the Info page you will be able to see the Basic Info of your smartphone, here search for Android (third entry) and to its right you can see the Android version and whether it is (32-bit) or (64-bit) directly.
It is important to know if your android smartphone is a 32-bit or 64-bit supporting device before going for Rooting or getting Apps for the device making it easy for you to finish the process without any glitches or messing up your smartphone.