Nokia 1600 Reviews and Deals

320 customer reviews

+ This mobile phone scores very high on battery life. - It scores very poorly on features.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 320 reviews.
Nokia 1600: Basic phone with 0.3MP camera, Numeric keypad and 6.8 x 96 display. See full product description

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Steve, Macclesfield middle aged, no nonsense

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
As a basic phone it does what it says on the box. Easy to use even for technophobes.
Bad points:
A camera would be nice but you pay for what you get.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 4.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Jan 2008

Michelle, West Sussex

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
very easy to use,
better ring tones than the most updated phones
longer life in battery!
the games much better too
Bad points:
would be perfect if it had a camera
but no bad points really
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Apr 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Cheap, very solid and resists to shocks, very good battery life, reasonably good looking, reliable
Bad points:
No access to mail or special things, just a phone
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 5.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Apr 2008

Gregory, Manchester

Score 5.0/10
Good points:
Bad points:
Just about everything else
Overall rating 5.0
Ease of use 6.0
Features 3.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Apr 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Battery Life
Bad points:
Horizontal Battery Life Indicator incomprehensible. A simple vertical "thermometer" would be MUCH better.
No proper secure on/off switch.
Screen and buttons too small
Ring tones not loud enough yet distorted at maximum volume
Feels flimsy
Lacks any design flair
Dual buttons quirky
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 4.0
Features 5.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Apr 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Competitively priced and good enough quality for someone like me who does not want the latest and most fashionable all-singing, all-dancing gismo. I sinmply want to phone and text and occasionaly require it to be my alarm clock.
Bad points:
I wish the back light would stay on for longer when I am trying to maybe copy a telephone number from it for example. However that is a small point. Overall I am very pleased with this little bargain.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 6.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Nov 2007

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Display bad to see in bright light
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 5.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Feb 2008

Product Features

Operating system proprietary
Screen size (Inches) 1.4
Screen Resolution (pixels) 96x68
Type of phone Basic phone
Shape of phone bar
3G No
Touchscreen or keypad Numeric keypad
Connections USB
Connections Bluetooth
Extra functions Camera
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 6.8
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 96
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 0.3
Talk time (Hours) 5
Stand-by time (Days) 10.0
Depth in cm 1.72
Height in cm 10.42
Width in cm 4.47
Memory card slot Yes
Weight (g) 80
FM tuner Yes
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) No
Java Yes
Release date 2005-11-07

Also known as: VODAFONE

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Manufacturer's Description

The Nokia 1600 is a simple, easy to use and affordable mobile phone. Now with 65k colour screen.

Nokia 1600 features at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 104 × 45 × 17 mm
  • Weight: 85 g
  • Talk time: up to 4 hours
  • Standby time: up to 285 hours
  • Display: 65k colours
  • Dual-band GSM 900 and GSM 1800

Nokia 1600 Simple Budget Mobile Phone

The all new Nokia 1600 phone makes life so much easier! Put yourself center-stage with the 65,536 color screen and spice it up with the MP3 and 20 polyphonic ringing tones. With the speaking alarm and clock, you’ll never miss a party again. Break through your daily routine and enjoy more out of life with the Nokia 1600 phone.
Nokia 1600 Key Features

  • Color screen with up to 65,536 colors
  • Simplified menu and navigation
  • Icon-based phone book
  • Sleek, executive design with chrome details
  • Speaking alarm/clock
  • Polyphonic ringing tones with MP3-grade sound
  • Graphical demo mode for phone features both with and without SIM mode
  • Full-size animated color screensavers
  • Wallpaper and themes – personalize your phone


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