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Nokia 1616

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1599 reviews of Nokia 1616. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the connectivity. There are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation and sound.

size, usability, price, portability, battery


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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia 1616


alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of Nokia 1616 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the reliability and battery. The portability and price are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the screen, and many are critical about the connectivity and camera.

usability, price, portability, battery, reliability

performance, sound, camera, connectivity

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 Mobile Phone on Orange / Pay As You Go / Pre-Pay / PAYG - BlackNokia 1616 Orange Pay as You Go Mobile Phone Including £10 Airtime - Black

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia 1616


alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Nokia 1616 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the size and durability. The price and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the camera.

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 PhoneNOKIA 1616 Dark Grey

Jul, 2015

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

Expert review by: Damien McFerran (

Nokia 1616 review


One of the cheapest handsets we've seen so far, the Nokia 1616 is perfect for people who just want a phone for making calls and sending the odd text. Anything more complicated than that is off the agenda, but this could make an ideal gift for an...

FM radio with headphones ; Handy flashlight ; Decent battery life

Cheap design ; Lack of camera and 3G ; No data connectivity or Internet access

With so many cheap phones on the market, it's hard to decide which offers the best deal. All of the phones we've reviewed recently have been seriously lacking in features, and the Nokia 1616 does nothing to buck this unwelcome trend. It's...

Sep, 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: 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

Consumer review by: manwalklikebear (

Great basic or back-up phone.


Works well for what it does, do not expect something great, just functional

Call quality, flashlight, loud ringer

Smallish buttons (especially the soft-key/call buttons), no dedicated volume rocker, super basic

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: ranger0793 (

Good Basic Phone


I bought this as a replacement phone when I lost my other one. This phone has basic functions and carries them out fairly well. It even has a flashlight, not just the screen but an actual flashlight. Battery life is great, the only downfall is speaker...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: (

Nokia 1616 Black Unlocked GSM DualBand Bar Cell Phone


The item is very BAD... I keep getting Insert SIM CARD Message... The phone doesn't work properly.

Consumer review by: Rick Jenkins (

Nokia 1616


It's a great phone and only cost me less than $30 -- and that was nearly 3 years ago. It is built to last. It has been dropped a few times and not one part of it broke. The battery is original and still gives me days of use before it needs recharging...

Small, lightweight, fits easily in the pocket, spreadsheet, flashlight, battery life, good antenna

The reactions it elicits from *some* smartphone users can be annoying but just ignore them and carry on.

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable


Autofocus:Not Applicable
Built-in Camera: No
Built-in Flash:Not Applicable
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Not Applicable


Audio Formats : No
Audio Playback:No / Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: No
XHTML Browser: No


A2DP:Not Applicable
Bluetooth: No
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Dual Band
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: No
Instant Messaging: No
Push email: No


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable