CPU Spy Reloaded helps identify overheating and battery drain, all in pretty Material Design

CPU Spy Reloaded helps identify overheating and battery drain, all in pretty Material Design
We've written about CPU Spy before, when it was an obscure project over at the XDA-Devs threads, and the final design was just a twinkle in the developer's eye. Well, it's all grown up now, graduated the confines of XDA, and has matured enough to get to the Play Store and earn the title CPU Spy Reloaded (no Matrix throwbacks, please).

CPU Spy is better than ever, with a brand new Material Design for your chipset usage charts and graphs, making it perhaps the most visually appealing of all the humdrum CPU stats apps. It is not only pleasant to look at, but packs a functionality punch galore, too. With CPU Spy you will be able to display vital system info, but also find the culprits for that pesky battery drain or overheating problems. 

The app is capable of showing real-time CPU clock speed, the time and percentage your phone spent in deep sleep, and other useful stats that will be helpful in identifying problems, or just observe how your particular piece of phoning machinery handles the everyday grind.

Developer: Vibhinna Inc.Download: Android
Category: ToolsPrice: Free, with paid Pro version

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20 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

One questions.. no trolling.. why does a user have to worry about these things?... Shouldn't bad apps and hardware problems be google's and manufacturer's problem - not the end users to deal with? That's what you're paying money for, right?

3. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Normal user maybe not but users like me that change clock speed of cpu and other misc things should so this is pretty welcome for me

4. AlikMalix unregistered

OK, why do that then? Is your phone working inadequately? Dont get me wrong - I get it, but it's just a device to get daily things done, right? Can you not get things done without jacking with manufacturers setup?

5. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Alik the phone work. But in android is pretty easy to modify the system

8. AlikMalix unregistered

Well, for me app permissions, more notification options, and app restrictions menu is a better way to modify the system. An OS that gives you an empty platform to add your own functions, vs an OS that you have to clean up before use... I'm not dissing Android - everyone has choices... but I prefer a system I dont have to monitor and maintain just to keep that battery from dying overnight... Just my thoughts...

6. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

The point doing that is to make your phone superior than it actually is. Of course with normal setup I can get everything but with some tweaks I can make a 2013 flagship be like 2015 flagship pretty much. There are millions of people who do the same like me. Same thing with my iPhone 4g, it lags like hell but after jailbreaking it and doing some tweaks it works great now.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

Why didnt manufacturers made the phone more superior if it is possible by a typical nerd? (no pun, read: nerd vs typical user)

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

If they did there would be some overheating and underclocking problems cause what works for me doesnt work for you.

12. AlikMalix unregistered

Ok, I'm actually interested.. What benefits do you get from risking your hardware like that? This question also apples to those who do thise things with iOS/iPhones...

13. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Perfomance and battery saving by a lot, I wouldnt call it hardware risking if you know what are you doing. Example: My S4 can get 4hours SoT but with some tweaks I can easily go on 5-7hours. I can change CPU Governor to make cpu run close to maximun only when playing intensive games and when surfing run lower. Same thing with iOS but its little harder to find a proper way to do it.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

Sorry for bugging you too much ordinary... but I still dont understand, in your example, why would CPU run heavy if you're just surfing? why must you manually speed up CPU and slow it down based on how you're going to use it? I have a nearly 2 year old iPhone 5s, I play RR3 or Modern Combat 5 on that (and on the iPad 3 which is much older) and on both RR3 or MC5 is running great (loads a little longer on iPad). I don't need to speed up my processors to enjoy the game. Viceversa, if I just lock the phone or switch an app, anything opened that I dont need running suspends automatically leaving only tasks like music app or navigation app running in background (including any tracking that I requested my phone to do like "remind me to buy something when I'm at the grocery store") which I can cancel if I need to prolong battery life without the need to tweak CPU or Modems manually.. this suspend feature free's up CPU automatically and allows another heavy task to be initiated and run at full, but keep the other ready exactly where it was left thus makes manual necessity for a "steroid shot" unnecessary -- basically let CPU idle unless needed... So far the only thing I find beneficial is to manually SLOW down the system to prolong battery life but arent there battery optimizing settings ready to use on any modern smartphone to begin with like UPS mode on Samsung? Why the hassle. (I know I may seem annoying, or trying to prove a point, that's not the case - really like to know the benefit for tweaking with a smartphone)... People do with iOS and Android, but besides curiousity - I dont see the point...

16. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

In my post I meant at lowest point possible, on stock it already runs low when doing nothing of course but even lower is great to keep battery life and great perfomance overall. What I meant by CPU governor is that with stock kernel on iOS and Android there isnt drastic changes but rather minor ones. My phone already runs great but I still want better like everyone else in the planet. If you have a device that opens Browser in 2.0sec wouldnt you want a tweak to make it open in 1.0sec or less? UPSM is really a hard mode to underclock device but you wont use it all the time and thats why I consider manual tweaking better cause its set at the same time its booted. In the end you can do what you want but I saw at least 60% or rooted users doing the same like me.

17. AlikMalix unregistered

So, inbetween points instead of This or This...? That makes sense.. thanks for sticking around to answer all the noobie questions..

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

When I had Android I changed CPU frequency and voltage to save some battery, because I don't use my phone for anything else than communicating, checking mail and web, so I didn't need CPU to run like I was playing some intense 3D game, but that was 3 years ago and now everything is optimized much better so I think that playing with all these things is pointless, it's more for fun I guess

10. AlikMalix unregistered

I expect the manufacturer to respond to these needs like Samsung did with Ultra Power Savings mode and now Apple with their version on iOS9 which also allows for cpu throttling on demand to extend battery...

20. waddup121 unregistered

Very nice!

2. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

ikr. .TF, should be natively in Os eg Android M (Milshake). ^Bm ™

14. barcas

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Bit new to this but how do i determine which apps are causing the most battery drain, i have installed this app but cant see anywhere where it names apps?

19. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

My thoughts exactly. I know my LG G Flex 2 runs hot, and I have a huge piece that says 67% but i have no idea what 67% is pertaining to.

18. Cyberchum

Posts: 1066; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Arguments raised with bad intent and false pretense.

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