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
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
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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
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:
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:
Next, tap Settings in the menu. See below image:
Now, on the Settings screen, tap Device Options. See following image:
Next, tap Device Info. Refer to below image:
Now, next to Serial Number, you will see the serial number of the Kindle. See below image:
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 Name||Serial 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|
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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