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Nokia 1661

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1245 reviews of Nokia 1661. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the performance and portability are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the GPS navigation and reliability.

size, usability, price, portability, performance

reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 1661 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 1661

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 user reviews of Nokia 1661 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The price and portability also get good feedback. The camera and reliability get critical reviews.

usability, portability, price, design, durability

reliability, camera

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 1661 SIM-Free Mobile Phone - BlackNokia 1661 SIM-Free Mobile Phone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 1661

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 346 user reviews of Nokia 1661 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the camera and performance. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas the GPS navigation and reliability get critical opinions.

usability, portability, price, performance, camera

reliability, GPS navigation

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia X2 Prepaid Phone (T-Mobile)Nokia X2 Prepaid Phone (T-Mobile)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Kyle Fortune (recombu.com)

Nokia 1661 Preview

 

This is the Nokia 1661. It measures 108mm tall by 45mm wide by 13.5mm deep and it weighs just 82 grams. The Nokia 1661 is a very basic phone and does not have a camera, it's designed purely for calls and…

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Karl Sharpe (recombu.com)

Nokia 1661 Review

 

"The Nokia 1661 is a very basic phone and does not have a camera, it's designed purely for calls and texting."

This is the Nokia 1661. It measures 108mm tall by 45mm wide by 13.5mm deep and it weighs just 82 grams. The Nokia 1661 is a very basic phone and does not have a camera, it's designed purely for calls and texting. If you like your phone to have all the...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Fone Reviews (mobilefonereviews.co.uk)

Nokia 1661

 

The Nokia 1661 is a stylish and compact designed mobile phone that comprises a 1.8 inch colour TFT display screen with screen resolutions of 128 x 160 pixels, the 1661 doesn't feature any internet connections or a built-in camera function so it is...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (gadgetheaven.co.uk)

Nokia 1661

 

Which is why many mobile phone manufacturers are having an almost ‘back to basics' campaign, with most releasing ranges that recapture the essence of the mobile phone. That it is, first and foremost, a phone and that any other features are useful, not...

The Nokia 1661 is not a phone for those who love their gadgets and optional extras, but it was never designed to be either. What you get with the 1661 is a stripped down, reliable and easy to use phone that is perfect for those that only have...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Nokia 1661 mobile phone

 

Nokia's entry-level 1661 mobile phone has a decent screen, but the keypad is frustrating to use

Cheap, FM radio, decent display, flashlight

Rear cover creaks, cramped keypad, call volume could be louder, no Bluetooth

The Nokia 1661 features a reasonable display and an FM radio, but the cramped keypad is annoying. At this price, though, it’s hard to complain.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Nokia 1661 mobile phone

 

Nokia's entry-level 1661 mobile phone has a decent screen, but the keypad is frustrating to use

Cheap, FM radio, decent display, flashlight

Rear cover creaks, cramped keypad, call volume could be louder, no Bluetooth

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Nokia 1661 - black (T-Mobile) - Prepaid review:

 

As a rule, prepaid cell phones from the major carriers stick to the basics. Just consider the Nokia 1661 from T-Mobile . The candy bar handset won't win any design awards and its feature set is built solely on communication. But unless you're going to...

The Nokia 1661 has a functional feature set and an easy-to-use interface.

The Nokia 1661 has poorly designed controls and keypad buttons. Its call quality is average.

The Nokia 1661 doesn't promise much, but it doesn't offer much either.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: S. R. Obbayi (brighthub.com)

Nokia 1661 Review

 

Here we take a look at the design of the Nokia 1661 and give details about the concept of this Nokia phone as we go ahead and include a walk through of the user interface of the Nokia 1661.

The Nokia 1661 is a phone that offers very little to desire. This Nokia phone is strictly for those on an extremely tight budget or for passing onto your child as a starter phone. Since it lacks either of the basic connectivity features such as...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Nokia 1661

 

There will always be a place for entry-level phones. Despite all the excitement over breakthrough advances in cell phone technology, there remains a significant chunk of the market pie where folks just want a simple phone. Enter the Nokia 1661. It's a...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (mobilegazette.com)

Nokia 1661

 

Nokia's cheapest colour phone, the Nokia 1661 certainly looks good on the surface. But will these basic features be of any use in the real world?

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AMR
FM radio: Yes
Microphone included: No
Music player:No / Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:32
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Visual radio support: No
Voice codecs:AMR, EFR, FR, HR
Voice Recording:No / Yes

Call management

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

Camera

Built-in Camera: No
Built-in Flash: No

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: No
Infrared data port: No

Display

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

GPS Performance

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

Keyboard

Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes
Navi wheel: Yes
Navigation key:No / Yes

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Voice commands: No

Memory

Compatible memory cards: No
Flash card support: No
Internal Memory:4 / 8

Messaging

Chat:No / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):No / Yes
Support for e-mail attachments:No / Yes

Networking

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

Other features

Headphone outputs:1
Headset connectivity:Y
Interface:Easy Flash II / Series 30
Networking type:EGSM, GSM / EGSM/GSM / GSM / GSM, EGSM
Operating Frequency:850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850/900/1800/1900 / 900/1800, 850/1900 / EGSM 900/1800, GSM 850/1900
Playable formats:32 / MP3
Smartphone: No
Standard package includes:BL-4C, AC-3, WH-101
Video capability: No

Phone features

Active toolbar: No
Any key answer: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Direct printing: No
Embedded games:3
Form factor:Bar
Java technology:No / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, events reminder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Phonebook capacity:500
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Slide show: No
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes
VoIP: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:2.5 mm

Power

Battery Capacity:720 / 860
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4C
Standby time (2G):475 / 500
Talk time (2G):3.9 / 4 / 4.1

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / Grey
Device lock: No
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Customisable video ring tones: No
Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.35 / 4.5
Height :1.35 / 10.8 / 4.5
Weight:82 / 84
Width:10.8 / 4.5