Which Kindle Fire Tablet Do You Have?

Kindle Fire Tablet With Question Mark

If you received a Kindle Fire tablet as a gift, won it in a giveaway, or purchased it from somewhere other than Amazon, you may not know which one you have.

That's okay, you're not alone, I've had several site visitors ask me how they can tell which Kindle Fire tablet they have.

And here is where I show you how.


Ten Kindle Fire Tablets

As of the writing of this article, there are currently 10
different Kindle Fire tablets:

  • Kindle Fire 7" (First Generation, 2011)
  • Kindle Fire 7" (Second Generation, 2012)
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" (First Generation, 2012)
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9" (2012)
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G (2012)
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" (Second Generation, 2013)
  • Kindle Fire HDX 7" (2013)
  • Kindle Fire HDX 7" 4G (2013)
  • Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" (2013)
  • Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" 4G (2013)

"But which one do I have?" you ask. Well, let me show you.

Kindle Fire Tablet Infographic

There are a few simple ways to discover which Kindle Fire you have. For fun I created this fabulous inforgraphic (yes, I think it is fabulous- it took me hours to make).

This lovely flowchart asks you questions, you answer yes or no, and it shows you which Kindle Fire you have. (I rock!)

Just click the image below to see the EXTRA LARGE version of this beautiful infographic!

Infographic: Which Kindle Fire Tablet Do I Have?
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This is the second version of this infographic, due to Amazon coming out with their new 2013 tablets. Phew!

It's not perfect and I'm not 100% pleased with the design (I know it could be better) but after spending DAYS working on it, I figured it was better that you have it now than not at all!

Also, it's possible I've missed something or made an error- I know, it's such a rare occurrence ;) - I would be grateful if you'd let me know if you find one. Thanks!

How to Know Which Kindle Fire You Have

Here's another way to know which Kindle Fire you have based on the year each tablet was released.

First, look at the unlock tab on your screen (the one that comes up when you first turn on your Kindle Fire, pictures are farther below):

  • If the unlock tab is orange it was released in 2011
  • If the unlock tab is closer to the bottom right corner of the screen it was released in 2012
  • If the unlock tab is closer to the middle of the screen it was released in 2013

Second, go to the table below and find which features your tablet has in the first column and match that row with the year your tablet was released.

Notes about the features:

  • To know the size of your Kindle Fire screen measure from the inside viewing pane, don't include the outside border that's black.
  • If your Kindle Fire can connect to the Internet without Wi-Fi it has 4G capability. You can tell if your tablet has this option by sliding down the top menu, select "Wireless", and if you see the "Mobile Network" option then your device has 4G.

Which Features?




7" without Camera:

Kindle Fire 7" 1st Gen

Kindle Fire 7" 2nd Gen

Kindle Fire HD 7" 2nd Gen

7" with Camera:


Kindle Fire HD 7" 1st Gen

Kindle Fire HDX 7"

7" with Camera & 4G:



Kindle Fire HDX 7" 4G

8.9" with Camera:


Kindle Fire HD 8.9"

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9"

8.9" with Camera & 4G:


Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G

Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" 4G

Background Wallpaper Images

Still not sure which Kindle Fire you have? See the default background images of each year's release! This will help you have a better idea of what the unlock tab looks like and where it's located on your screen (also note the location of the clock):

2011 Backgrounds:

2012 Backgrounds:

2013 Backgrounds:

Here are links to the entire list of background images, in case you'd like to see more of them:

Your Kindle Fire Tablet

Alright, now you should know which Kindle Fire tablet you own! (If not please post in the comments at the bottom of this page and I'll try to clarify things.)

That's pretty much all there is to it... until Amazon comes out with even MORE versions next year. *gulp*

I ♥ My Fire!

P.S. Be sure to see all my other great Kindle Fire resources including everything the Kindle Fire can do!

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