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Nokia 1606

Announced
Apr 1, 2008
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 22, 2008

US carrier availability

Discontinued: MetroPCS, Cricket

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.34 x 1.77 x 0.65 inches)

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.65 inches inches)
  • Lacks an e-mail client
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment

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Description

The 1606 is the entry-level model, and lacks camera. The design again is very similar to the 3606, but the front shell only has a simple greyscale landscape display. The keypad is almost the same also, but with dividers between the keys. Though not unique but helpful is the built-in LED light on the hinge which is activated by a button on the front shell, above the screen.

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Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 3.34 x 1.77 x 0.65 inches (85 x 45 x 16.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 2.68 oz (76 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 1.8 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 128 x 160 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 114 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Additional display:

    Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

      • Yes
    • Resolution:

      Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

      • 96 x 32 pixels

Hardware

  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.008 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 700 mAh

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1700/2100, 1900 MHz

Connectivity

  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Polyphonic ringtones (72 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 01 Apr 2008

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