Most Motorola products follow the same serial number conventions. As such, this often enables you to determine the approximate manufacture date for a device.

The serial number convention follows the following general format:

123ABC4567

Where 123 is an unique three digit code for each model series, where BC determines manufacture year and month respectively, and where 4567 is a unique four digit serial number for the device in question.

To determine the manufacture year and month, refer to the table below:

Second Letter |
Year |
Third Letter |
Month |

A | 1976/2000 | A-B | January |

B | 1977/2001 | C-D | February |

C | 1978/2002 | E-F | March |

D | 1979/2003 | G-H | April |

E | 1980/2004 | J-K | May |

F | 1981/2005 | L-M | June |

G | 1982/2006 | N-P | July |

H | 1983/2007 | Q-R | August |

J | 1984/2008 | S-T | September |

K | 1985/2009 | U-V | October |

L | 1986/2010 | W-X | November |

M | 1987/2011 | Y-Z | December |

N | 1988/2012 | ||

P | 1989/2013 | ||

Q | 1990/2014 | ||

R | 1991/2015 | ||

S | 1992/2016 | ||

T | 1993/2017 | ||

U | 1994/2018 | ||

V | 1995/2019 | ||

W | 1996/2020 | ||

X | 1997/2021 | ||

Y | 1998/2022 | ||

Z | 1999/2023 |