Take control of your Android device with these apps

| Updated 19 Jan 2016
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If you are an Android power user, then surely you like to keep everything in check. From CPU temperature to data usage, you need the best out of your device, so here is a list of apps that enable you to take control and extract data about your Android device.

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Clean master

This is a very important and essential app to have as it not only monitors your CPU temperature, but it can also cleanup your temporary and unwanted junk files and folder, give you status about apps that are giving error or are restarting and even boost your RAM by killing background processes and more.

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3G Watchdog

3G Watchdog monitors your Mobile and WiFi Internet data usage:

-Counts your Mobile (4G / 3G / Edge / GPRS) & WiFi usage and displays it as graph, text, and table.
-Shows your current usage status as a notification icon (green/orange/red) in the status bar.
-Plan & day usage history with CSV export/import.
-Alerts & optional auto-disable of mobile network
-Data usage widget. Mobile network disable/enable widget
-Real Time traffic graphs (Mobile and WiFi)

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Onavo Count

This app lets you know and control your mobile data. It also lets you compare how much data you use in specific apps.

The features include:
-Allows you to set your monthly cap and billing cycle
-Categorises data in that matter to you like music, maps and videos
-Real-time alerts: Know when you’re approaching your data limit and get an indication of where you stand in your current data cycle with notifications on your phone
-Onavo Extend integration: See how much data you’re saving with Onavo Extend

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Battery Doctor

This is a battery monitoring and saving app with the following features: 

-Accurately estimates battery remaining time
-Task Killer that stops apps that drain power while not in use 
-Widgets support
-Indicates how much battery power will be extended if you shut down Bluetooth/Wi-Fi/etc
-Gives device software and hardware information

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DU Battery saver

This is again essentially a battery monitor and battery saving app with the following features:

-Fast Battery Saver: Instantly find and solve battery problems with the “Optimize” button.
-Simple Battery Saver: Use smart pre-set battery power management modes or create your own to get high performance and great energy savings.
-Effective Battery Saver: Protect your battery with healthy charging to extend life of your battery.
-Convenient Battery Saver: The home screen “Optimize” widget allows you to stop power consumptive background apps with one tap to boost battery life.
-Easy & Powerful Battery Saver: Extend your Android battery life by up to 50% 

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Screen Test

The Screen test app provides you with an array of tools to test your display. Tests can be done to check colours, resolution, sharpness, gamma, convergence, overscanning and more.

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Display Tester

Another interesting and useful app to test your device's display panel. The features of the app include:

-Dead pixel test: detect "dead pixels" by displaying a series of solid background color pages
-Color tests: contrast, gradient (banding) and saturation tests
-Gamma calibration tests (grey/red/green/blue)
-Viewing angle tests
-Multi-touch test
-Display performance tests
-Repair burn in - scrolling black & white bars
-Display measures info: screen size, GPU type, dpi, density-independent pixel size, OpenGL 1.x info, pixel format
-Real world pictures for reference and comparison
-4-color gradient test with orientation change correction (Android 2.2 and higher)

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System Monitor

As the name suggests this is a system monitor app with which you can monitor and manage:
-WiFi Network
-Mobile Network
-Bluetooth
-Your position using GPS
-RAM
-Internal/External Storage and SD Card
-CPU
-Sensors
-Running Apps
-Battery status
-Android OS Info

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Hardware info

If you seek information about all the hardware available in your device then this is the ap you want. The app gives you information about:

- System
- Display
- Processor
- Memory
- Cameras
- Graphics
- Features
- Codecs
- Sensors

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EZ System Info

The EZ System Info app offers you information about your device including battery charging status and temperature, memory (RAM), internal storage and external storage.This app offers a set of widgets which allow you to easily monitor the above right from your homescreen.

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CPU Z

The popular system info software is also available as an Android app giving you information about your device including your CPU, GPU, RAM, sensor, battery, and more.

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Phone Tester (sensors, GPS...)

This is a diagnostic tool for your Android device. With this app you can test:

-Sensors
-Wifi
-Telephony
-GPS
-Battery
-Multitouch

The app also complies system information

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Performance Monitor

It is a simple widget that shows CPU, battery and RAM usage.

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CCleaner

A popular cache cleaner on the PC platform comes to Android. It is a quick and easy app to clean your system cache. It also provides a quick glance of vital system stats like usage and temperature.

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JuiceDefender ultimate

JuiceDefender Ultimate is a must have app for people who want to get the most out of their Android phone battery. You can do the following tasks with this app

- Automated WiFi control (Location-aware)
- Schedule intervals
- Night, peak and weekend schedules
- configurable Apps with interactive mode
- Smart Brightness control with integrated screen filter and "night tint" mode
- Timeout control to minimize the hassle of the lockscreen
- Bluetooth control - it can also automatically reconnect to your headset/handsfree!

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Droid Stats

This app enables its users to keep their calls, messages and data in check. Users can even set limit for each field and keep them in check via its homescreen widgets.

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Data Counter Widget

Data Counter Widget is like the name suggests, a data counter widget. It allows users to view and keep track of their mobile as well as WiFi data. The widgets can be customized in different colours as well.

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