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Everything but the kitchen sink
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 22 May 2014, tested on Samsung Galaxy S III (LTE)
Powerful functionality, minimalist design
Old fashioned design, needs to be elaborated
CPU-Z for Android is a great utility app for those who need to know basically everything that's going on under the hood of their phone.
CPU-Z has long been a must have utility for Windows, delivering detailed info on just about everything about your computer. Now that same minute level of detail is available for your Android phone. CPU brand, speed, temps, voltage, power source, etc. Basically it gives way more info than most people will need, but the level of detail is impressive. This is a must have for developers and tech nerds who love to know this stuff.
This app neatly displays all the info on very easy to read menus. The layout is simple, snappy with no lags or hiccups. If anything, the app is just a little too dated. It doesn't need a bunch of useless flash and unnecessary animation, however, this app could absolutely benefit form a modern makeover. Just because the info is static, doesn't mean this app has to be. It looks more like an old Win 3.1 program than a modern smartphone app. Yes, that's just a testament of this app's far reaching roots, but a little thoughtfulness into creating a modern look can't hurt any and shouldn't be all that difficult to achieve.
An update added full-screen ads when exiting the app, which has irked just about everyone. (My guess is that decision will be revisited and redesigned lickety split.) But other than that, this is a rock solid app.
ResumeCPU-Z is one of those apps you want to have in case you need it, which won't be often. Great data, but poor execution on the app itself. It should look more like the 21st century and ditch its DOS roots. It's time guys; let it go. Otherwise great.