How to Find Out What Kindle Model You Have

Over the past 14 years, Amazon has released a lot of slightly different Kindles. If you are wondering whether you have a Paperwhite 3, a Paperwhite 4, an original Kindle, or something else, we will show you how to fine the model.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 31, 2021

Over the past 14 years, Amazon has released a lot of slightly different Kindles. If you are wondering whether you have a Paperwhite 3, a Paperwhite 4, an original Kindle, or something else, we will show you how to fine the model. Let’s explore how this is done in two different ways; on the Kindle, and by your Amazon account.

This is for the Kindle

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Use Your Amazon Account

:First, log in to your Amazon account through a web browser and click here to your Manage Devices page. You can also use the Amazon menu system to get there. Go to

Account & Lists > Content & Devices > Devices

Refer to below image:

Kindle 1
Your Kindle Device(s)

Next, click on a Kindle. Now, click the blue link of your Kindle that you want to find the serial number of. See below image

Kindle 2
Your Kindle Device name

In the Device Summary screen, you will see it next to Serial Number. Each model has its own unique set of prefixes. (The prefix is the set of letters at the beginning of the serial number.). See following image:

Kindle 3
Your Kindle Device Summary

You are looking for the first block of characters. You can see G000T6 in our example, which corresponds to a Kindle Paperwhite 4 (You will be able to compare your prefix in the table at the end).

Note! While the Type is listed as Kindle Paperwhite (10th Generation), we still need the serial number prefix in order to tell which specific model it is.

Use Your Kindle Device

First, to check the serial number on the device itself, go to your Kindle’s home page and tap the three dots hamburger icon in the top right to open the menu. Refer to below image:

Kindle 4
Accessing your Kindle menu

Next, tap Settings in the menu. See below image:

Kindle 5
Accessing your Kindle Settings

Now, on the Settings screen, tap Device Options. See following image:

Kindle 6
Accessing your Kindle Device Options

Next, tap Device Info. Refer to below image:

Kindle 7
Accessing your Kindle Device Info

Now, next to Serial Number, you will see the serial number of the Kindle. See below image:

Kindle 8
Your Kindle Device Info

Note! If you have an older Kindle (or are using an old version of the Kindle software), the menus might look a little different. You are still looking for Device Info.

How to Tell Which Kindle You Have

Once you have your serial number, you can compare its prefix to the options below. This will tell you exactly which device you have. Here’s a table summarizing the various models.

Model NameSerial Number Prefix(es)
Kindle Oasis 3 (10th Generation)G000WL, G000WM, G000WP, G000WN, G000WQ, G0011L
Kindle Basic 3 Kids Edition (10th Generation)G090VB
Kindle Basic 3 (10th Generation)G090WF, G090WH, G0910L
Kindle Paperwhite 4 (10th Generation)G000PP, G8S0PP, G00102, G0016T, G8S16T, G0016U, G0016V, G8S16V, G000T6, G8S0T6, G0016Q, G00103, G0016R, G0016S, G000T1, G000T2, G000T3
Kindle Oasis 2 (9th Generation)G000P8, G000SA, G000P1, G000S1, G000S2
Kindle Basic 2 (8th Generation)G000KA, G000K9
Kindle Oasis (8th Generation)G0B0GC, G0B0GD, G0B0GR, G0B0GU, G0B0GT
Kindle Paperwhite 3 (7th Generation)G090G1, G090KB, G090LK, G090G2, G090G4, G090G5, G090G6, G090G7, G090KC, G090KE, G090KF, G090LL
Kindle Voyage (7th Generation)B013, 9013, B054, 9054, B053, 9053, B02A, B052, 9052
Kindle Basic (7th Generation)B0C6, 90C6, B0DD, 90DD
Kindle Paperwhite 2 (6th Generation)B0D4, 90D4, B05A, 905A, B017, 9017, B0D5, 90D5B0D6, 90D6, B0D7, 90D7, B0D8, 90D8, B0F2, 90F2, B060, 9060, B062, 9062, B05F, 905F, B061, 9061
Kindle Paperwhite (5th Generation)B024, B01B, B020, B01C, B01D, B01F
Kindle 5 (5th Generation)B012
Kindle 4 (4th Generation)B00E, B023, 9023
Kindle Touch (4th Generation)B011, B00F, B010
Kindle Keyboard (3rd Generation)B008, B006, B00A
Kindle DX (2nd Generation)B004, B005, B009
Kindle 2 (2nd Generation)B002, B003
Kindle (1st Generation)B001, B101
Table of Kindle Models

Info on Paperwhite 4 (our example)

The Kindle Paperwhite 4 (2018) is waterproof and has a touch screen with adjustable light. There are three models:

  • An 8GB version with Wi-Fi (G000PP, G8S0PP, G00102, G0016T, G8S16T, G0016U, G0016V, G8S16V).
  • A 32GB version with Wi-Fi (G000T6, G8S0T6, G0016Q, G00103, G0016R, G0016S).
  • A 32GB version with Wi-Fi and Cellular (G000T1, G000T2, G000T3).

It was available in black, sage, plum, and twilight blue.

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