Specs summary


The Nokia 1616's screen is 1.8 inches with 128 x 160 pixels resolution.


The phone runs on the S30 operating system (OS).


This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.


Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 22.5 days standby time, 510 minutes (2G).

Reviews summary

Based on 1 reviews

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.

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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

from Cnet

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... Full review

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Full Specs

Release date October 15, 2010
Regions available USA, Europe
850/900 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System S30
Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
RAM Unknown
ROM Unknown
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.81 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 800 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
510 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 22.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Dark Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.7 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm
(4.2 x 1.8 x 0.6 in)
Weight 79 grams
(2.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 128 x 160 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 1.8 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity 500 entries
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization No
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator No
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps No
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments -
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