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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

  • Form factor:
    • Clamshell
  • 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 (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control

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

      • Black & White
    • 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 (745 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 20 days (492 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 700 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

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

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Flashlight, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input (T9)
  • BREW:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm

Other features

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

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 04 Jun 2008
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        QMNRH-109 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.58 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.38 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 01 Apr 2008
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