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How to check Android phone model?

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Knowing the phone model lets you know additional information about your mobile, such as its specifications, features, or compatibility with other devices.

The phone’s model number is a unique identifier that tells you what kind of phone you have and what hardware it uses.

However, finding your phone’s model number on Android can be tricky, as different manufacturers and models have different ways of displaying it.

In this article, we’ll show you how to check the phone model in Android using various methods. But before that, let us first understand why it is important to know it.


Why do you need to know your phone model?

Knowing your phone model can help in various situations, such as:

  • Updating your phone’s software: Some updates may not be available for all models or require a specific model number to download and install.
  • Troubleshooting your phone’s problems: If you encounter any issues with your phone, such as battery drain, overheating, or poor performance, you may need to provide your phone model to get the right solutions or support from the manufacturer or online forums.
  • Buying accessories or spare parts for your phone: If you want a new case, screen protector, charger, battery, or any other accessories, you must ensure they are compatible with your phone model.
  • Selling or recycling your phone: If you decide to sell or recycle your phone, you need to know its model number to get the best price or value.

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How to check the phone model in Android?

There are various methods by which you can check your phone model on Android. In this section, we’ll discuss some of these methods.

Check the phone model on the phone itself

The easiest way to check the phone model is to look at the back of the phone. In some older phones, this sticker might also be inside the device, often behind the removable battery or inside the cover. Some Samsung phones have model numbers printed on the back.

However, not all phone manufacturers provide such information, especially if the phone has a removable cover or logo instead of a name.

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You can check the box if you can’t find the original name and number.

While it may seem evident, checking the phone or its box should provide information about the phone’s model number. Look for a small white sticker on the box, which typically displays the model name and number. If you can’t identify the model name, consider Googling any words or numbers you find on the phone or the sticker.


Verify your order receipt

Whether you purchased your smartphone online, through a mobile network, or from a third-party retailer offering SIM-free phones, you should receive an order receipt via email. This receipt typically contains the exact model number of your chosen phone.

For instance, Amazon and other vendors send an email with the full model name and a link to the handset’s page, ensuring you have the correct model information. Apple also sends out similar emails; other retailers should provide a similar paper trail for reference.

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Use the Settings app

You can find out the phone’s model number on Android via the Settings app. Here’s how to do that:

  • Open Settings and then tap on About phone at the bottom.
  • Now, tap on Model to see the full information regarding your phone’s model and model number.

Use third-party apps

If you’re struggling to locate your phone’s model in the Settings app, you can use third-party apps like Droid Hardware Info, Device Infro, or Phone Info from the Google Play store.

These apps can show you your phone’s model number and other details such as its processor, memory, storage, camera, battery, network, sensors, and more.

Knowing your phone’s model in Android is useful in many situations. Use the methods given in this article to find them at your convenience.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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