The question is simple: to overclock or not to overclock. To overclock Android is a bit of a pain, and not everyone will benefit from overclocking. Should you?
Just like you can overclock the CPU, GPU and RAM on your PC, you can do similar things on an Android device. To be clear, overclocking your Android device is not recommended. There are many thing that could go wrong. And only older devices, or devices that have a slower CPU will benefit.
To be honest, the perpetration to overclock Android is much more riskier that the overclock itself. Why? Well, you can’t just get an app for overclocking, turn all the dials to 11 and hit save. No. It’s much more complicated. See, first of all, you have to root your device. Then, depending on your device, you have to install different mods, and firmware. One slight mistake, and you can brick your Android device. However, just be careful, and you should be OK.
How much to overclock?
Well, that depends. Overclocking your Android device can significantly effect your battery life. In most cases, 20% overclock is fine. But if battery life is not something you are worried, don’t think you can just crank all the dials to 11 and play everything at 60fps. Too much overclock, and you can get into trouble. First of all, your device can simply die, since you will be pushing more current through the chipset than it’s meant. Furthermore, you can get severe system instability, so it’s really a balancing game of power, battery life and system stability.
So, should you overclock your Android device?
If you have an older device, and need some extra power, then you might wanna give it a go. However, you will lose your guaranty. If you have a newer smartphone, it’s not really worth it.