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Nokia 1661

alaTest has collected and analyzed 701 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and portability. The battery and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the features, and there are some mixed reviews about the GPS navigation.

value for money, usability, battery, portability, design

features

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 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 1661

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 138 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 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, battery, screen, portability

design, features

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 Orange Pay As You Go Mobile Phone Including £10 Airtime - BlackNokia 1661 Black Mobile Phone on Vodafone PAYG

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 1661

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 247 user reviews of Nokia 1661 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, battery, camera, sound

features, GPS navigation

72% 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 1661 Prepaid Phone, Black (T-Mobile)Nokia 1661 Unlocked Phone with Speakerphone and FM Radio - No Warranty - Black

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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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Nokia 1661 mobile phone

 

Providing a similar feature set to the Nokia 1209, Nokia's 1661 improves on its baby brother with a better quality display, a much thinner design and ...

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.

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Nokia 1661 review

 

We'd avoid the Nokia 1661 as we would a Black Death victim. You don't have to accept such poor build quality just because you want a dirt-cheap phone.

Cheap as chips ; Decent user interface ; Long battery life

Keypad is the work of Lucifer ; Looks as cheap as it is

The 1661's shoddy build quality is a particular shame since the remaining aspects of the phone aren't bad. Its basic but functional interface will be immediately familiar to anyone who's used a mid-range Nokia handset in the past, and it offers some...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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