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Nokia 1616 User Reviews

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Call quality9.5/10
Build quality8/10
Text input6.5/10
Everyday usage10/10
UI speed9/10

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posted on 02 Aug 2012, 04:21 (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Aug 2012)


Good phone! Get it.

sandu92 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

Short and clear: this phone is made to just do phone calls, nothing else. It's solid, resistant, reliable and if does what a phone should do, phone calls. It was a good phone.

Now this isn't a phone for Internet users.

Build quality 9/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 2/10
Multimedia 2/10
Camera 1/10 It doesn't have one. And it does not need it for what it's supposed to do.
UI speed 10/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 8/10
Display 8/10
Battery 10/10


  • Never dying battery.


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posted on 19 May 2012, 07:12 (Posts: 0; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Nice basic phone

jnbraga has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

It's a nice phone. If you just want a basic phone for making calls and write (occasionaly) some SMS, it will do the job well. The only "extra" features that I use is the flashlight, it's very handy and powerfull enough for normal use (wandering through the house with the lights out), and the alarm clock that works very well. The two things I don't like: the keyboard buttons are a little hard to press and feel too cheap (for the price you can't be too demanding) and the round edges make it a little slippery.

Build quality 7/10
Reception 9/10
Call quality 9/10
Internet 1/10
Multimedia 3/10
Camera 1/10
UI speed 8/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 5/10
Display 6/10
Battery 9/10

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posted on 26 May 2010, 22:13


An adequate basic phone

With the market saturated with iPhone wannabes, its comforting to note that major mobile manufacturers like Nokia have not forgotten an important demographic: the basic phone segment. There is still a substantial demand for these simple no-nonsense handsets. Not everyone wants a camera, bluetooth , touch screen or microwave oven in their handset, the 1616 has none of those but it does do what a phone was built to do: Make and take calls and send/receive text messages. And it does it quite well.The 1616 also has some very welcome additions to its roster of features. First and foremost is the use of a 3.5" jack input for its headset. No need for those lame proprietary headsets and their non-standard connection jacks. Any garden variety headphone will work with this handset. And although a headset is still needed to enjoy the radio, the sound on loudspeaker mode is quite adequate. It sounds a bit better than an old school transistor radio. And that's saying a lot.The built-in flashlight located on top of the handset is also quite adequate . Though it does pale in performance to the Samsung B2100 Extreme's flashlight, its suitable enough for use up to around a meter or two. It ain't no Surefire flashlight, but it'll do.The Nokia 1616 is not without it's weaknesses though. Some of which can be quite annoying. First and foremost is the options presented to the user after reading a text message. After reading a text message and pressing the "options" key to reply, the first choice on...  

Design 9/10
Features 8/10
Performance 7/10


  • 1) Basic but sleek design.
  • 2) Minimalist look and feel for those who want it.
  • 3) FM radio compatible with 3.5" headphones.
  • 4) FM sound on loudspeaker mode is excellent.
  • 5) Adequate battery life.
  • 6) Flashlight (torch).


  • 1) Some menus are very counter intuitive.
  • 2) Alerts aren't loud enough.
  • 3) Voice calls sound tinny and plasticky.
  • 4) Saves a copy of your sent SMS (thinks its a Sony Ericsson).

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