How old is this cell phone?

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Jul 7, 2013
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The build date MAY be accessible if booted to Recovery. How to do that may vary by device and we don't know what device the OP is asking about...

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Feb 12, 2012
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You can get the release date for most phones at GSMArena, but the build date for the particular phone usually isn't either in the serial number or on the phone. (The manufacturer probably keeps serial number vs ship date for a few years, for the major manufacturers - but the name on the phone may not be the name of the manufacturer.)