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The Nokia 1616 is a very low budget phone. As expected with Nokia, it is very intuitive to use, has great battery life and is very durable. A compact and handy phone, for those who just want the basics.

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      07.03.2014 21:19
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      I would recommend the Nokia 1919 to a friend as it performs really well for the price you pay

      -Introduction- The majority of people have heard of Nokia and they are known as the unbreakable phones. The The Nokia 1616 is a basic model of a phone compared to the modern phones you see now a days like the iPhone, it comes with a charger in the set but you have to buy the sim card separately when you buy it on amazon.

      -My experience-
      I got the Nokia 1616 when I dropped my iPhone 4s down the toilet unfortunately so it was just a back up till I could afford another iPhone. I think with this phone you get what you pay for it's a basic phone which the main functions on it are texting and calling so you can't much more for the price. I don't think I could rely on it as my main phone as I've been using the iPhone for a few years now and I couldn't imagine swapping it although the battery life on this is fantastic since I didn't have to charge it everyday like with the iPhone.

      -Advantages-
      - Long battery life
      - Costs only £19.99 for a used Nokia 1919 on amazon
      - well known brand
      - games
      - Large key pad
      - Fm radio
      - Alarm clock
      - Calendar
      - tough screen- hard to break
      - reminders

      -Disadvantages-
      - only has basic functions
      - no camera
      - no ringtones
      - noisy keypad
      - no apps or storage space like expensive phones


      -Conclusion-

      I would recommend the Nokia 1919 to a friend as it performs really well for the price you pay and it has an amazing battery life. I think it would be ideal for a person who isn't really into technology but is on the go a lot so they don't have a lot of time to charge their phone and they just want a phone for calls and texts.

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        18.10.2013 15:49

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        Really good, cheap phone, made for talking.

        I stick with the "A phone needs to be a phone" motto. So i bough something just for talking. This is the perfect phone for it. Just talking. It does what it does really good, no extras you don't need. Like almost every Nokia phone this one is extremely durable, you can drop it, kick it, set it on fire and it will still work.
        I like the FM radio, you can just plug your headphones and tune to your favorite station. Another good thing is the flashlight, it's really helpful when you are stuck somewhere at night without electricity.
        But the best thing about this phone is the battery life, it can last for weeks, literally! For this really low price you get something for talking, that's what a phone is made for, right? + it's extra durable, light, have FM radio and a flashlight. Best choice if you want something cheap and reliable.

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        01.08.2013 12:24

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        Great for ten pounds as a phone for orange wednesday or just as a spare

        While I was getting my phone repaired I need a phone to do the basics of simple texting and calling people and this phone fitted the specification perfect.
        At just under ten pound the price ,its one of the cheapest budget handset that you will find on the market and thus is ideal for young children and the elderly as the large button and long battery life means that you can simple not need to charge with the specification saying that it can last over eight days on one charge which is incredible impressing now a day. But this is mainly due to the simplistic nature of the phone that has no internet ability which would be a problem to many people. And no ability to download apps which means that the adability to the user can be limited. Furthermore another difficulty is that unlike any android phones there is no thread message systems meaning that texts can be difficult to follow. This is especially if you have multiple people texting you at once. This problem is increased with the lack memory on the phone and due to the 10mb of memory meaning only around about 100 text can be held on the phone which really can be annoying. But on a positive I did find the 86g phone was lovely compared to my iphone. So If you're looking for a brilliant phone with a fantastique torch ,that is incredibly useful I would highly recommend this one. But if you looking for something that does everything your simple not going to get it for £10.

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        10.06.2013 19:47
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        An underrated phone.

        The Nokia 1616 is a budget mobile phone and essentially diametric to the Nokia Lumia, both in terms of features and price. However, if your sole purpose for a phone is to ring and be rang then I would very much recommend the former over the latter. A lot of reviews seem to have missed the point of this product. They unanimously acknowledge it as an entry level mobile phone with a considerably cheap price tag, yet then proceed to criticise its lack of camera and applications. Nokia released this phone for those who do not want (or, more precisely, do not care for) a camera on their phone nor unnecessary applications and games. It should therefore be reviewed with regards to its purpose not relative to smartphones which have a completely different target market.

        Weighing just 78g, you can barely feel it in your pocket and in hand it feels small and convenient, and easy to talk for hours on end without discomfort. This of course is the phone's predominant purpose: convenience. Adding to this is the phone's impressive battery life. It has a 22 day stand-by time and will on average require charging just once a week, which heightens its hassle-free image. The design of the phone itself is simple with a comfortable keypad made up of flat, well-sized keys. Importantly, pressing each key is not a chore like some of the old Nokia models; each button will only push down a very short way and responds with a satisfying click upon being pressed. For navigation purposes, the direction keypad is sturdy and reliable, however I did presume the centre would be a confirmation button which unfortunately is not the case, making navigation a little slower. The design overall is straight-forward and its appearance is nondescript, smart and modest.

        As you may have predicted, the features are basic. No camera and no internet are enough to permanently drop the jaws of any young social-network addicts. The menu is clear and easy to use, with neat, simple icons and a changeable layout. The theme can also be altered which gives a different wallpaper and background to the menu, though I think the original is easiest on the eyes. A couple of useful features include the torch and a headphone jack for hands-free. The torch is located at the top of the phone and can be switched on by pressing up twice on the keypad. It provides a powerful blue-white light which I mostly used for directing the key into the front door late at night. You will not find many phones with an external torch! Similarly, you'll be hard pressed to find a talking clock which the 1616 boasts; presumably for any elderly consumers. It does of course also have the original Nokia ringtone and message alerts (standard and special) and the vibration is sufficient for getting your attention without being a nuisance.

        In terms of build quality, from my experience it will survive constant harsh treatment over a long period of ownership. Whilst a smartphone will have a cracked screen and scratched glossy case from one fall, the 1616 can be thrown about with no issues at all. The screen and case are quite flexible and thus will require its user to purposely set out to break it in order to cause any damage.

        Overall, if you require a phone only for its original purpose - ringing and texting - then the Nokia 1616 comes highly recommended. It is approximately 2% of the price of an iPhone 5 and fulfils its purpose as a convenient mobile telephone brilliantly.

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