How do I know which kindle fire I have?

Kindle fire is having a wide range of models available. It can sometime be tough to determine that which kindle fire do I have. Here are some tips tricks to tell the kindle models apart based on three parameters Device model, Year Released, Specifications. You can also determine the version with kindle fire serial number

Kindle Fire Device Model
Follow these steps to get the device model
•    On you kindle fire. Slide down the quick menu & tap “Settings” then also tap “Device Options.”
•    Please check at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see “Device Model” and under that you should see, which Kindle Fire generation you have.

Hope now you know the Amazon kindle fire version. If you couldn’t find the model information, then you need to find the release year of your kindle.

Which Kindle Fire Do I have?

Determining the Release Year of Kindle Fire
Release year can be determine by taking a look at the unlock screen/tab (the first screen that comes up when you turn on your Kindle Fire)
•    Unlock tab is a solid yellow-orange arrow, then it was released in 2011
•    Unlock tab is closer to the bottom right corner of the screen with a lock symbol, it was released in 2012
•    Unlock tab is closer to the middle of the screen with a lock symbol, it was released in 2013
•    Unlock tab is a tiny arrow head pointing left, then it was released in either 2013 or 2014 or 2015.

KindleFire versions

As you know, the release year of your kindle, Please try matching the specifications from below list.
Fire HD 10 (5th Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Amazon logo on the back
•    Power & volume buttons on the side
•    Front and rear facing HD camera
•    10-inch HD color touch screen display
•    Released in September 2015
•    16 / 32 GB (expandable by up to 128 GB)
•    Micro SD-card slot

Fire HD 8 (5th Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Amazon logo on the back
•    Power and volume buttons on the side
•    Front and rear facing HD camera
•    8″ HD color touch screen display.
•    Released September 2015
•    8 / 16 GB (expandable by up to 128 GB)
•    Micro SD-card slot

Fire (5th Generation)
Distinguishing Features.
•    It has Amazon logo on the back
•    Power and volume buttons on the side
•    Front and rear facing camera
•    7″ color touch screen display
•    Released September 2015
•    8 GB (expandable by up to 128 GB)
•    Micro SD card slot

Fire HDX 8.9 (4th Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Amazon logo on the back
•    Power and volume buttons on the back
•    Front and rear facing HD camera
•    On-device Customer Support via “Mayday” button
•    8.9″ HDX color touch screen display
•    Released November 2014
•    16 / 32 / 64 GB
•    Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi+4G LTE

Fire HD 7 (4th Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Amazon logo on the back
•    Power and volume buttons on the side
•    VGA Front facing camera
•    Rear facing HD camera
•    7″ HD color touch screen display
•    Released October 2014
•    8 /16 GB
•    Wi-Fi

Fire HD 6 (4th Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Amazon logo on the back
•    Power and volume buttons on the side
•    VGA Front facing camera
•    Rear facing HD camera
•    6″ HD color touch screen display
•    Released October 2014
•    8 / 16 GB
•    Wi-Fi

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ (3rd Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Amazon logo on the back
•    Power and volume buttons on the back
•    Front and rear facing HD cameras
•    On-device Customer Support via “Mayday” button
•    8.9″ HDX color touch screen
•    Released November 2013
•    16 / 32 / 64 GB
•    4G or Wi-FiWi-Fi

Kindle Fire HDX 7″ (3rd Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Amazon logo on the back
•    Power and volume buttons on the back
•    Front facing High Definition camera
•    On-device Customer Support via “Mayday” button
•    7″ HDX color touch screen display
•    Released September 2013
•    16 / 32 / 64 GB
•    4G or Wi-FiWi-Fi

Kindle Fire HD (3rd Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Amazon logo on the back
•    Power and volume buttons on the back
•    7″ HD color touch screen display
•    Released September 2013
•    8 / 16 GB
•    kindle Wi-Fi

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ (2nd Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Kindle logo on the back.
•    Power and volume buttons on the sides.
•    Front facing HD camera
•    8.9″ HD color touch screen
•    Released November 2012
•    16 / 32 / 64 GB
•    Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi+4G LTE

Kindle Fire HD 7″ (2nd Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Kindle logo on the back.
•    Power and volume buttons on the side.
•    Front facing HD camera
•    7″ HD color touch screen display
•    Released September 2012
•    16 / 32 GB
•    Wi-Fi

Kindle Fire (2nd Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Kindle logo at back
•    Power button on the bottom
•    7″ color touch display
•    Released September 2012
•    8 GB
•    Wi-Fi

Kindle Fire (1st Generation)
Distinguishing Features
•    It has Kindle logo behind
•    Power button on the bottom
•    7″ color touch display
•    Released November 2011
•    8 GB
•    Wi-Fi

We hope this article helped you in determining the kindle version. You can also use
kindle fire serial number to check the generation for your device

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