Get Android Phone Model programmatically


Question

I would like to know if there is a way for reading the Phone Model programmatically in Android.

I would like to get a string like HTC Dream, Milestone, Sapphire or whatever...

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8/4/2018 4:04:49 PM

Accepted Answer

On many popular devices the market name of the device is not available. For example, on the Samsung Galaxy S6 the value of Build.MODEL could be "SM-G920F", "SM-G920I", or "SM-G920W8".

I created a small library that gets the market (consumer friendly) name of a device. It gets the correct name for over 10,000 devices and is constantly updated. If you wish to use my library click the link below:

AndroidDeviceNames Library on Github


If you do not want to use the library above, then this is the best solution for getting a consumer friendly device name:

/** Returns the consumer friendly device name */
public static String getDeviceName() {
  String manufacturer = Build.MANUFACTURER;
  String model = Build.MODEL;
  if (model.startsWith(manufacturer)) {
    return capitalize(model);
  }
  return capitalize(manufacturer) + " " + model;
}

private static String capitalize(String str) {
  if (TextUtils.isEmpty(str)) {
    return str;
  }
  char[] arr = str.toCharArray();
  boolean capitalizeNext = true;

  StringBuilder phrase = new StringBuilder();
  for (char c : arr) {
    if (capitalizeNext && Character.isLetter(c)) {
      phrase.append(Character.toUpperCase(c));
      capitalizeNext = false;
      continue;
    } else if (Character.isWhitespace(c)) {
      capitalizeNext = true;
    }
    phrase.append(c);
  }

  return phrase.toString();
}

Example from my Verizon HTC One M8:

// using method from above
System.out.println(getDeviceName());
// Using https://github.com/jaredrummler/AndroidDeviceNames
System.out.println(DeviceName.getDeviceName());

Result:

HTC6525LVW

HTC One (M8)

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2/21/2017 9:37:35 AM

I use the following code to get the full device name. It gets model and manufacturer strings and concatenates them unless model string already contains manufacturer name (on some phones it does):

public String getDeviceName() {
    String manufacturer = Build.MANUFACTURER;
    String model = Build.MODEL;
    if (model.toLowerCase().startsWith(manufacturer.toLowerCase())) {
        return capitalize(model);
    } else {
        return capitalize(manufacturer) + " " + model;
    }
}


private String capitalize(String s) {
    if (s == null || s.length() == 0) {
        return "";
    }
    char first = s.charAt(0);
    if (Character.isUpperCase(first)) {
        return s;
    } else {
        return Character.toUpperCase(first) + s.substring(1);
    }
} 

 

Here are a few examples of device names I got from the users:

Samsung GT-S5830L
Motorola MB860
Sony Ericsson LT18i
LGE LG-P500
HTC Desire V
HTC Wildfire S A510e


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