For many users this change was not appreciated at the time, until the use of APKs (Android applications that are installed manually, outside of Google Play) began to spread; since if you have a 32-bit mobile and try to install a 64-bit application, you will get an error message informing you that you will not be able to continue with the installation.
What is the difference between a 32-bit and a 64-bit Android phone?
Basically the main difference between a 32-bit Android and a 64-bit one is the speed and the ability to handle the RAM ; 32-bit processors can run with up to 4GB of RAM, while Android 64 can seamlessly use 16GB of RAM.
What is the use of knowing?
Know if your android mobile is 32 or 64 bit it will save you headaches when you want to install an APK application, since there is a version for each type of architecture, and if you download the wrong one you will not be able to install it because you will receive an annoying error message; In Google Play this does not happen, because the page automatically analyzes your device.
How do I know if my Android phone is 32-bit or 64-bit?
Know the differences between 32 or 64 bit architectures, in addition to the RAM memory that your Android phone has; In many cases it can be inferred since if you have less than 4 GB it is a fact that you have a 32 bit processor and if you have more than 4 GB undoubtedly your android has a 64 bit processor.
However, if our Android phone has exactly 4GB of RAM, it may have one of two processor architectures; For these cases we have need to use an application that analyzes our device and show us your information to find out quickly and easily if it has 32 or 64 bit.
The perfect application for this task is called AnTuTu Benchmark and its APK can be downloaded from your official website; In just 4 steps you can review all the information on your mobile with just a couple of clicks, such as make and model, OS version, CPU model, screen resolution and much more.
The steps to follow are those:
- Step 1: Visit the website and hit the green “Download” button you see next to the App Store link.
- Step 2: Then let's proceed with the installation of this app on the android phone and boot.
- Step 3: Once the application is open, we search at the bottom of the screen a circular icon that says "Info" and we press it to see the details of our mobile phone.
- Step 4: We will see in the application whether our mobile is 64 or 32 bit in the third section with the title "Android", which shows us the exact version of the operating system and the type of architecture it was programmed for.
You may have problems with Step 2 if you don't have the setup that allows you to install applications from unknown sources, i.e. from the Google Play Store; To change it we need to activate an option by going to: "Settings -> Security -> Install unknown apps".
This will open a list of downloaded programs, from which we select the AnTuTu APK to be able to install it and thus easily know if you have a 32 or 64 bit Android phone; Like this you can quickly check the compatibility of an APK with your mobile.