How to find out what model of Android Phone you have

In order to find out the model of your device, here’s what to do.

Look For the Model On the Phone Itself

First off, check the phone to see if the model is thereby listed. If you’re using a Samsung or LG phone, turn to the back. There’s a huge bet that the model is listed there.


However, if there is no model number at the back or you require more information on your device, you can find it in the phone’s settings.

Find Your Phone’s Model Number in Its Settings

Getting detailed info about your device can be done from the Settings menu irrespective of the kind of phone you use.

  • Pull the notification shade down, and then tap the gear icon to get there.

Note that on some phones, you may need to pull the shade down twice to expose the gear icon.

  • On the Settings screen, scroll all the way down to the bottom and look for the About Phone section. On some phones—like those running stock Android Oreo (8.x)—you may need to head into the System menu first in order to see the About Phone item.

Left: Samsung Galaxy S9; Center and right: Pixel 2 XL

You should see the most basic info here—like your phone’s name. This is generally the “generic” name of the phone, like LG G5 or Samsung Galaxy S8. The Galaxy S9 has a totally resigned About Phone menu that shows most of the info you need on one screen.

If that’s all you need, then you’re done. But if you need specifics say, the device’s model number, you may need to go deeper. This information could be displayed somewhere else on the About Phone screen, so just scroll down a bit.

Some manufacturers even hide this information one level deeper. If you don’t see the model number on the main About Phone screen, look for a “Hardware Info” entry and tap that.

Use a Third-Party App If You’re Still Having Trouble

Suppose you’re still having issues finding this information on your phone, you can use a third-party app one of which is called Droid Hardware Info.

When you’ve downloaded the app, install it. The very first bit of information you’ll find here should be the model number.

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