Nokia has been serving up budget handsets for a quite a long time now. Their experience in the budget segment shows in the Nokia 1616, which comes with just the bare essentials and then some. For something so cheap, you wouldn’t believe that it actually packs in a color screen and several extra features. So, just what exactly does the Nokia 1616 have to offer?
Firstly, the 1616 comes with the Nokia S30 operating system, which is very easy to navigate on the 1.8-inch color screen. It even has a built-in FM player and e-mail client, making it a lot more useful during those dull moments that most people tend to have while riding in public transport. The phone is small and lightweight, therefore it is very pocketable and easy to carry around. If you are in a hurry and just need to have some form of communication on your wherever you go, the Nokia 1616 will definitely not be a burden.
There are many other budget phones available in the Nokia 1616’s price range. But few are perhaps equipped with the battery life and build quality that’s normally associated with the Nokia brand. The included battery has a 800 mAh capacity, and should be just about enough for a full day’s worth of use per charge.
Need To Know: Nokia 1616
1. Small and lightweight as to be really portable and easy to use. (The Good)
2. Comes with extra features such as e-mail support and built-in FM radio. (The Good)
3. Small screen may be somewhat difficult to use for some people. (The Bad)
4. Very limited overall feature-set. (The Bad)
Reviews (4/10 Avg. rating)
Perfect for people who just want a phone for making calls and sending text messages
With so many cheap phones on the market, it's hard to decide which offers the best deal. All of the phones we've reviewed recently have been seriously lacking in features, and the Nokia 1616 does nothing to buck this unwelcome trend. It's unquestionably competent when it comes to making phone cal... More
With so many cheap phones on the market, it's hard to decide which offers the best deal. All of the phones we've reviewed recently have been seriously lacking in features, and the Nokia 1616 does nothing to buck this unwelcome trend. It's unquestionably competent when it comes to making phone calls and sending messages, however, and at the end of the day, that's what mobiles phones are for.
Although the Samsung E1170 is a more visually alluring proposition, there is actually very little between them. The Nokia 1616 takes the edge thanks to the inclusion of an FM radio, flashlight and bundled headset. If you're a Nokia fan with nothing but loose change to spare, we'd definitely pick this over the 1661, but don't go expecting a dazzling range of options.
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- Nokia 1616 Manual (PDF)
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