Difference Between Make and Model

Main Difference

The words make and model are often used together when we usually ask for general information about any product or something. ‘Can you tell me about the make and model of the phone you have’, it is an example that how both the words are being used in sentence simultaneous when acquiring about a specif thing . Both these words can easily be differentiated. Make refers to the manufacturer or maker of the product, it is the name of the company or the one who has produced the product or thing, whereas model is the specific number or name of the product given by the manufacturer so one can easily differentiate between the particular and other products of the similar company. The model ends up confusion of customers with assigning a name or number to every of the product amid wide range of products.

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MakeModel
MeaningMake refers to the manufacturer or maker of the product, it is the name of the company or the one who has produced the product or thing.Model is the specific number or name of the product given by the manufacturer so one can easily differentiate between the particular and other products of the similar company.
NameGenerally it is a name.It can be both, name or number.
ExampleSamsung, Nokia, Huawei, LGNokia 1112, Nokia 1110, Nokia 3310. The numeric values are the model name.

What is Make?

Make refers to the company name which makes that specific product . For instance, Samsung S7 is the latest phone, when we will talk about the make of this phone, we will name ‘Samsung’ and when we will talk about Samsung’s variant or models we will say ‘S7’. As we know that make means creating, putting parts together or combining substances or forming, though when it is about the make of a certain product it asks about the maker or creator of it. Generally the make is the alphabetic name that the company goes with in the market. Many people misinterpret make as the place of manufacturing or the people making it, it is actually about the company, which created this product and brought this in market. For instance: If Nokia gets manufacturation of phone from Samsung employees, the make of the phone will still be widely called ‘Nokia’.

What is Model?

Model is the specific name or number of the product that is kept by the company so it can be easily differentiated it between the other products of the company. For Example: If you want to take any phone of Huawei company without knowing the specific model, you can get confuse as their might be hundred of phones (models) by Huawei, though if you know about the specific model like P8 than you can easily get the phone just by telling that you want ‘Huawei P8’. One can’t easily get the product of the specific company without knowing the model name, which is typically consists of alphabets along with numeric value. For instance: Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda City or Honda Vezel; Honda is the make in these cases whereas other one are the model-name that are represented through alphabets. Nokia 1112, Nokia 1110, Nokia 3310, Nokia is the make in these cases, whereas the other one are the model name that are represented through numeric values.

Make vs. Model

  • Make refers to the manufacturer or maker of the product, it is the name of the company or the one who has produced the product or thing, whereas model is the specific number or name of the product given by the manufacturer so one can easily differentiate between the particular and other products of the similar company.
  • The model ends up confusion of customers with assigning a name or number to every of the product amid wide range of products.
  • Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda City or Honda Vezel; Honda is the make in these cases whereas other one are the model-name that are represented through alphabets. Nokia 1112, Nokia 1110, Nokia 3310, Nokia is the make in these cases, whereas the other one are the model name that are represented through numeric values.

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