There’re a lot of tech behind the making an Android smartphone function properly. If one of those is not working properly, the whole experience. The hard thing is pointing out what is wrong with the device. Moreover, you can purchase a new device suffering from defect or fault without knowing it. Testing new devices is extremely important.Whatever the problem your device may be suffering from, there must be a way to figure out what is wrong and how to solve the problem. Even if you are not having a specific issue, it is good to run a check-up to see whether everything is in the right order.

Google Device Assist

This application should be the very first thing to do to check whether your smartphone is working properly. If the app is yet to be availed to your country, download the APK to install it manually.This application does not only check for issues but offers tips and advice to the beginners on how to take advantage of your smartphone. When your boot Google Device Assist, it asks users if they want Basic, Intermediate, or the ‘Advanced’ mode. Don’t panic, this can be changed in the settings.The option you select determines what tips you will have access to. Beginners will be shown how to create folders on their home screen, or turn Wi-Fi on or off, while the advanced users are shown how to tackle obscure features such as remote locking or finding your device.

Test Your Android

Just bought a new Android device? Download this application to test your handset’s features and get all the Android system information. Some of the tests offered by this app include:
  • Sound and vibrate test
  • Back/front camera test
  • Real-time System Monitor for network usage, memory, and CPU.
  • Multi-touch test
  • LCD screen color test with fixing defective pixel Mode
  • Microphone test among others.

Android Sensor Box

This application detects all the available sensors on your device and clearly shows users how they work with amazing graphics. Sensor Box also tells you what sensors are supported by your phone’s hardware.  It also provides useful sensor tools which can be used in our daily life. Some of the sensors offered are:
  • Gyroscope sensor which can measure 6 directions at a time.
  • A light sensor that is applied to detect the light intensity of your environment.


StabilityTest is a GPU, CPU, RAM testing tool for your device, whether unrooted or rooted. It works mathematical calculations in a native code and then verifies the results.             The application has the ability to immediately report errors and saves a log if the handset crashes.If you want to overclock your handset, test your settings with this tool. If you desire a rough estimation of your device’s native CPU power, use the built-in MFLOPS benchmark. The app also has the ability to manually select the frequency scaling range.

Elixir 2

Elixir 2 display hardware information – internal/external storage, battery, CPU, wi-fi, telephony, Bluetooth, input devices, location, audio, NFC, camcorder, etc. It also displays software information such as the operating system, build, accessibility, clipboard, environment variables, configuration, etc. The app provides sensor analysis to a detailed breakdown of internal hardware components.
Source: PC Advisor

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How to check if your Android device is functioning properly

What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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