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Nokia 1616

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2859 reviews of Nokia 1616. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The price and size also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the GPS navigation and sound.

usability, size, price, portability, battery

camera, sound, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 1616 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 user reviews of Nokia 1616 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the design and size. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the camera.

usability, price, portability, size, design


77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 1616 Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackNokia 1616 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Jan, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Nokia 1616 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the camera. Reviews about the reliability and screen are different.

portability, usability, price, durability, size


69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: T-Mobile Nokia 1616 Prepaid Cell PhoneT-Mobile Nokia 1616 Prepaid Cell Phone

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: Michael Gabriel (

Nokia 1616


Nokia are famous for making different specced mobiles to cater to a wide range of users around the world, such as its N-Series aimed at businesspeople. The Nokia 1616 is a budget mobile phone, targeting users after a basic mobile, ideal for calling and...

It's a compact, candybar handset, measuring in at just 107 x 45 x 15mm, and weighing a comfortable 78.5 grams. The device is available in 4 different colours, including Black, Dark Red, Blue and Dark Grey. Its design is reminiscent to earlier Nokia...

May, 2010

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Nokia 1616


The 1616’s dimensions are not bulky (107.1 x 45 x 15 mm, weighting 78 g or 4.22” x 1.77” x 0.59”, weighting 2.75oz) and is comparable with other One Thousand Series Nokia phones. The handset fits in the palm of a man's hand and thanks to its size it...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (

Nokia 1616


The 1616 is the cheapest brand-name phone we know of in Australia, and for some this will be reason enough to buy it, but we'd like to see a camera and web browser included.

Solid old-school design ; FM radio and flashlight ; Good battery life

No camera ; No web browser ; Keypad will be tricky for those with enormous fingers

We've described this handset as costing AU$29 throughout this review, but we should point out that it is only available at this price when bought through either Crazy John's or Vodafone and it is locked to these networks.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (

Nokia 1616


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...

May, 2010

Expert review by: (

Nokia 1616


The 1.8" 128 x 160 pixel screen is large enough to be useful, and as it's a TFT display it should be very easy to read. Although this is a very limited resolution compared to most mid-market European phones, the Nokia 1616 doesn't really do anything...

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: Michelle (

Nokia 1616


Broke after just a few weeks.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Beryl (

Nokia 1616


Small. Cheap. Clear screen.

Inclined to jump the gun when sending text messages. Not always easy to follow the procedures and the booklet doesn't help much

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Rita (

Nokia 1616


Small, compact and easy to use. Not too technical for an old fogey!

Colour contrasts not strong enough - have sent texts to wrong people! Must have a fiddle and try and improve them!

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: john (

Nokia 1616


value for money

poor pics for messages

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Julie (

Nokia 1616


Very easy to use, bought as first phone for my 11 year old daughter who loves it and enjoys the few games on it. Battery seems to last a long time. Great value for money. Also very clear, no background noise.

None as yet!

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:MP3
FM radio: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:32
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes


Built-in Camera: No
Rear camera:N


Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):1.16

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: No
Infrared data port: No


Display diagonal:4.57
Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:128 x 160
External display: No
External display number of colours:65536 colours
Orientation sensor: No
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N / No


Compatible memory cards: No
Flash card support: No
Internal Memory:N


MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):No / Yes


Data network:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP:No / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Bundled software:Nokia Life Tools
Headphone outputs:1
Interface:2 mm / 2.0mm
Networking type:EGSM/GSM / GSM / GSM/EGSM
Operating Frequency:1900/1800/900/850 / 850/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900 / 900/1800
Operating system installed:N, S30
Playable formats:MP3
Playback formats:MP3
Smartphone: No
Video capability: No

Phone features

Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology:No / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter / Alarm clock, Calendar / Calendar
Phonebook capacity:500
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Battery Capacity:800
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5C / BL-5CB
Standby time (2G):540
Talk time (2G):8.5 / 8.52 / 8.9

Technical Details

Call management:Y
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Grey
Device lock: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.5 / 10.7 / 4.5
Height :1.5 / 10.7 / 17
Weight:78 / 78.5 / 78.6
Width:10.7 / 4.5
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