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Nokia 1616 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

by Nokia
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

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  • Touch sensitive screen: N
  • Display resolution: 128 x 160 pixels
  • Display number of colours: 0.065000 M
  • Display: TFT
  • Display diagonal: 4.57 cm (1.8 ")
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 10.7 x 1.5 cm ; 77 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
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  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 1616
  • ASIN: B003L76VYI
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 27 April 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,284 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • Nokia 1616 Sim Free Mobile Phone
  • Battery
  • Charger

Product Description

Nokia 1616: 002S042

The Nokia 1616 is a robust; user-friendly mobile phone with a large colour display and handy features that make it easier to stay in touch.
Keep on talking €" this durable phone is powered by a long-lasting battery. The large colour display adds a touch of class to your connected life.
Play a game while on the move or plug in your headset to tune into music or news with the built-in FM radio.
Communicate effortlessly with the easy-to-use interface; shortcut keys and a large keypad.
- Enjoy lasting quality €" the robustly designed Nokia 1616 has anti-scratch covers and a dust-resistant keypad.
- Unlock the power of simplicity with the easy-to-use interface and shortcut keys;
- Take hold of its compact; ergonomic design;
- Dial numbers and type text messages quickly and easily using the large keypad;
- See everything clearly on the colourful 1.8" display;
- Personalise your phone with changeable covers.
- Enjoy your favourite music or news stations using the built-in FM radio.
Practical tools
- Wake up on time with the built-in speaking alarm clock;
- See in the dark with the built-in flashlight;
- Keep up with your appointments using the calendar;
- Talk longer with the extended battery life.
- Store more €" with space for up to 250 SMS messages;
- Type and send messages quickly and effortlessly with SMS speed dialling and the large keypad;
- Store all of your important contacts with room for up to 500 entries;
- Organise your contacts within multiple phonebooks and easy-to-remember groups.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1,862 of 1,888 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Experience with this PHONE.!! 24 Nov 2010
By David Glasgow TOP 100 REVIEWER
Verified Purchase
Don't know about that other reviewer perhaps, he's having a bad day, lol... Just I cannot for the love of god find any fault with this NOKIA 1616 (SIM FREE) PHONE. (Its Superb) even the Hands FREE has a Wonderful stereo effect....

I was working underneath my car the other day while on "Hands FREE", the phone just sat beside me on the ground. (with perfect reception both ways). 5/5.

Whatever, 'Sim Card' you put in (a part from the 3 network) it will work perfectly...

More important, is the "fabulous (1) week average battery Life..." which is a breeze, saves one having to recharge every other day, (this is much more common with smart-phones with bigger CPU's and much bigger LCD screens, which really drain the battery).

I just was so, impressed with the price I bought another one this morning for an Xmas present to my Girl.

I think Nokia got all the important spec's correct, at the right price point, like I own an 'HTC Desire', so I'm not too fussed if I loose this one, its really just a spare. 'Great reception BTW'.

It's got rubber type gripping at the edges, the Phones fits like a GLOVE in ones hand, it will NOT slip nor slide, its just a Fab Phone at a Fab Price, if you don't need internet, BUY this NOKIA 1616.
+Plus its SIM FREE Which means it never needs unlocked, so you can use, o2, Vodafone, Virgin, T-mobile, Orange, Tesco, etc. and others.!

Thanks for reading...

PS. if you found my review helpful, please kindly Click Yes! appreciated. - cheers!
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94 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and sturdy 13 Jun 2011
Verified Purchase
This is a basic phone, it has no character smiley faces on it, no camera and no facility to add your own ring tones. It does have a torch. Other than that it is a very good quality, very solid and sturdy Nokia mobile. It fits the standard size Nokia charger. If you just want to call and text, the phone is perfect. I bought this for my mum who hates technology and changing phones is always confusing, not with this phone, simple to use with the standard Nokia menu. A great price for a simple phone
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239 of 243 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good little Phone 8 Jan 2011
I wanted a low cost but reasonable quality phone that could be used for talking and texting. Wasn't bothered about a camera. And this little phone did not disappoint. The price was right. The quality excellent. Because it is SIM free it was easy to set up with a PAYG card. The battery standby time is really good - in fact I cannot find fault with it.

I'd recommend anyone to buy this little gem. Here's hoping Nokia continue to make these things and not be seduced by the Dark Side (fancy gadgets etc!)

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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy peasy 5 Jun 2011
i am 69 years old and this is the first phone i have been able to text on, i found all the others so complicated i just did'nt bother, within ten minutes of setting this up i sent my very first text, i was chuffed to bits. it's exactly what iwanted everything is so simple, and well done amazon your delivery times are excellent. i ordered a product one monday morning and it arrived the next day, brilliant.
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134 of 137 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nokia 1616 short review 1 Feb 2011
A robust and simple to use phone. Excellent for people want a basic phone. Great battery life and a handy torch. Its good looking too.
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56 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for OAP 3 July 2011
By Val
Verified Purchase
I am delighted with this Nokia mobile. It is ideal for anybody that is an occasional user like me. It is compact,
easy to use and the screen is larger than on my old Nokia. If you are expecting all the pips and squeaks you won't get it, but is great value for money. I would recommend it to anybody looking for an inexpensive, functional

I did have problems fitting the sim card. The instructions and diagrams are not great in the users handbook so
of course I inserted the sim in the same way I had in my old mobile. This didn't help and I kept getting the message
'Insert Sim'. I contacted Amazon who were absolutely brilliant and said the phone must be faulty and they would
replace it. The second phone arrived promptly but to my dismay the same thing happened. I took it to a
friendly neighbour who discovered the correct way to insert the sim and the phone worked. I was really pleased
but I would tell you to make sure that you place the sim card under the little metal plate. This is not at all
clear in any of the instructions.

Apart from that I am a very happy bunny. I am also impressed with Amazon. They couldn't have been more helpful
and their staff went beyond the call of duty. It is hard to find companies like that these days. Thank you Amazon.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true smart phone 29 July 2011
As long as you know what you're getting, you really cannot fault this phone. It's a no frills, does-what-it-says-on-the-tin mobile that's super reliable and fit for it's purpose.

No, it doesn't have a camera, a HD touchscreen, dozens of apps that get rarely used, or even an internet browser. It's a straight talking classic Nokia. If you literally want a phone to use as a phone, full stop, then this is the one to get. It's small and lightweight, and has that famous Nokia quality solid build, so if you work on a building site or are even just a bit accident prone, it would be a real challenge to break it. The screen is incredibly tough (compared to most modern phones) so you're not likely to have to ever spend anything on repairing this.

The battery life is fantastic, will easily last 4 days straight and the universal charger means that extra ones are dirt cheap and easy to get hold of. I used to have a very expensive smartphone and used this while I was contempating what new one to get, but i've since decided to keep it. It's so quirky and anti-establishment that it's almost cool, despite it's severe lack of features! The thing that impresses me though is the features it does have are actually really useful, and suprisingly none of the modern phones these days have things so simple as a flashlight, or a radio. It would be a perfect phone if you work on site, as the lack of camera would deem it useable and the flashlight is perfect for nightime working, or an ideal phone for a child starting high school, a simple method of contact and a handy torch for those winter walks home.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone
I still use it. It has been dropped plenty of times but is built well and still works fine
This is probably the best model of these type. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Birolli
1.0 out of 5 stars terrible communication
The item arrived quickly and works as intended. However it is impossible to get in touch with buyer to obtain a receipt or VAT invoice. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jane Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy
Does the job, simple text and receive, loud and durable, last really really long on one charge, would recommend anytime
Published 4 months ago by MR A P OLAKOLU
2.0 out of 5 stars wee cheap phone
bought this to take with me when going on holiday rather than taking my more expensive one fine it phone and you can text if you loose it why worry
Published 5 months ago by owlbhoy
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my Mum
Got this for my lovely Mum when her old mobile would not hold its' charge properly - it was ancient. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kerry
1.0 out of 5 stars Sim Free? Then why is there a T Mobile sim included
Sim Free? Then why is there a T Mobile sim included? Goods not as described - I'll be returning this. Read more
Published 8 months ago by P. J. Burke
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice simple phone
If you just want a mobile for calls and texts then this does the job perfectly. I'm not sure about the durability as it's basically all plastic, but hey ho for just over 20 it's... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Mike F
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Cheap phone.
I needed a basic, cheap phone for my work that can be very dirty and can ruin most mobiles. This Nokia fitted the bill perfectly and so far has held up very well. Great value too.
Published 9 months ago by d winth.
3.0 out of 5 stars basic phone
does what its required! says its black but it came in grey colour.
overall okay! my mother likes this phone as it is simple to use, an has got great connection
Published 11 months ago by Ledirah
1.0 out of 5 stars Nokia 1616 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black
Will not work with Orange sim-card so not sim free, will only work with T-mobile, spent hours on the phone to find out its not sim free, NEVER AGAIN!!!! Read more
Published 11 months ago by martin fletcher
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