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Nokia 1661

alaTest has collected and analyzed 696 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The battery and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the GPS navigation. Many are negative about the features.

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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 79/100 = Good quality.

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Nokia 1661 (black, T-Mobile, Prepaid)

 

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.

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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...

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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?

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"Actually using Nokia 1618 - not on CNET yet - don't buy"

 

We switched to AT&T Pay as You Go phone bought from Radio Shack. Much better information and activated right there by sales rep. We now use international phone card instead of long distance for calls to Canada now costs us 13.5 cents minute total. A

Relatively easy to use, but learn through trial and error, no directions given

Sells minutes but doesn't say what costs are for local or international

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Actually using Nokia 1618 - not on CNET yet - don't buy

 

We switched to AT&T Pay as You Go phone bought from Radio Shack. Much better information and activated right there by sales rep. We now use international phone card instead of long distance for calls to Canada now costs us 13.5 cents minute total. A

Relatively easy to use, but learn through trial and error, no directions given

Sells minutes but doesn't say what costs are for local or international ; Extremely expensive, 50 cents a minute to Canada, 13 cents local ; No help at retailer for activation, or usage information - terrible

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"REALLY NICE AND FUNCTIONS AWESOMELY"

 

I got this phone in 2009 when i WOULD be doing something rugged just needed a backup phone so I didnt hurt my current when i was doing something. I used this tons and i still have it, but dont use it as much. It works really good. has an fm radio which...

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REALLY NICE AND FUNCTIONS AWESOMELY

 

I got this phone in 2009 when i WOULD be doing something rugged just needed a backup phone so I didnt hurt my current when i was doing something. I used this tons and i still have it, but dont use it as much. It works really good. has an fm radio which...

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"Good Phone For Emergines Only."

 

The Nokia 1661 is good only for little kids or a back up phone. other than that it does not have much use.

Flashlight makes it nice to have for a power outege or natrel diaster. Simple good for ages 7-8 who need a phone to call there parents. Batter Life is good

Bad desine, keys are hard to press. No dedicated ok key. Call quilty is terrible- I have to put it on specker just to hear what people are saying.

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Good Phone For Emergines Only.

 

The Nokia 1661 is good only for little kids or a back up phone. other than that it does not have much use.

Flashlight makes it nice to have for a power outege or natrel diaster. Simple good for ages 7-8 who need a phone to call there parents. Batter Life is good

Bad desine, keys are hard to press. No dedicated ok key. Call quilty is terrible- I have to put it on specker just to hear what people are saying

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Very bad, cheeply made phone.

 

As stated in the "Cons" section, this phone is a very poor one. I had two of the exact model & within one week the battery cover of one of them had broke, simply from trying to put it back on after it had fallen off for no reason. The buttons are very...

Full color screen. Good reception. Radio

Very poorly constructed. Very flimsy design. Very small, hard to use buttons, very low volume

Product Specifications

Nokia 1661 is a practical, reliable, and user friendly phone that makes it easy for you to connect to those close to you.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Battery

Capacity:860mAh
Standby Time (PB):475hours/480hours
Talk Time (PB):250minutes/252minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Calculator

Type:Basic

Cellular

Band:GSM 850/1900 (Dual Band)
Combined with:With FM radio
Integrated Components:FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified/T-Mobile
Technology:GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.3in
Weight:2.9oz
Width:1.8in

Display

Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):4.6cm
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Nokia
Model:1661
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:500names & numbers
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