How to identify your Google Pixel phone model
While there have not been many released so far, the Google Pixel is certainly one of the most challenging phones to identify. So, how do you identify your Google Pixel phone model?
Unlike Apple iPhone, Samsung and Huawei, Google Pixel phones do not have any standout features on the back, other than the Google logo. This can therefore make identifying which version of the Google Pixel phone you have very difficult if you cannot power the device on.
Where to find your Google Pixel phone model number
When, trying to identify your Google Pixel phone model, the quickest and easiest way is to go through the settings menu.
→ Settings → About Phone → Model Number.
This screen will tell you the make and model number of your device alongside the IMEI Number, serial number and also the version of Android you are running.
The difficulty arises when you cannot power the phone on. Typically at this point, we would advise checking the back cover of the device. Then search for the model number online in order to identify which Google Pixel phone model you own. However, the Google Pixel opts for a very clean look and does not have much information displayed on the external areas of the device.
On some models of the Google Pixel you can find a model number on the inside of the sim card tray. This will typically start with a “G-“ or “G” followed by a number of digits.
If you are able to find one inside of your sim card tray, consult the table below to find the exact model of your device.
Google Pixel Model Name
Google Pixel Model Number
G020A, G020E, G020B
G020C, G020G, G020F
G020M, G020I, GA01188, GA01187, GA01189, GA01191, GA01189
G020J, GA01181, GA01182, GA01180
Google Pixel 4a 5G
Google Pixel 5
Using features to identify the phone model
If it’s not printed on the inside and you cannot power on the device, then there are a few key features that differ between the various models. These features can be used to identify which Google Pixel phone you have.
Using the colour to find out which Google Pixel phone you have
Google Pixel phones have been produced in a number of rather unique colours.
Whereas the Google Pixel 2 handset came in “Just Black”, “Kinda Blue” and “Clearly White”.
A Google Pixel 2 XL phone came in “Just Black” and “Black and White”.
A Google Pixel 4a only came in “Just Black”.
The Google Pixel 5 came in “Just Black” and “Sorta Sage”.
All of Google’s colour names are unusual and look different across each model.
If you have a unique coloured device, for example, a purple device. You can quickly narrow down which Google Pixel phone you own. In this example, it could only be a Google Pixel 3a.
How to identify your Google Pixel phone model by the camera
Another identifying factor is the camera lens array.
On the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 phones they have a quad camera array.
Whereas the Google Pixel 4a had a duel camera array, set in a quad arrangement.
By checking how many camera lenses there are, you can again narrow down which model of Google Pixel phone you have.
Identifying your Google Pixel phone model overall
Aside from those two details the difference between each model is very subtle. You would need to do a picture-by-picture comparison in order to identify the specific model if you could not power the device on.
If you are unsure of which model your Google Pixel phone is and were looking for a repair, be it screen, battery charging port or something unusual, get in touch with us at We Solve All today and we will do our best to advise you.