I have used Nokia 1600 for about 6 years. Never ever let me down and never had to change battery. Latterly some difficulty charging (probably just need a better cable). Perfect for all my mobile needs and just the greatest phone ever. As somebody said... "a friend for life!"
It is a great phone. I have been using it since 2005. That is 8 years now. I dropped it so many times. It is still working well and the original battery is still working well too. It is unbelievable that a 50 euro phone could lasts so long and with great performance. Salute to the Nokia 1600.
i am using this 2006 i did change nothing in this phone its working awesome. i dont even changed the battery..
reallly the mobile is very awesome and it is very user friendly one,,,,
this is no.1 in market compared to any 3g brand mobiles
its very nice goodddddddddddddd
I have been using nokia 1600 without any problem since 2006. I changed battery once. As a simple phone for talking, it is nonparallel.
Still i've using this phone in last 6 years once i changed battery only. Great phone thnx Nokia
App_Dev, 05 Apr 2013Check the battery...will not show anything on the face of phone
My Mom Is Using This Phone From The Last 5 Years Or So.Performance Is Good & Still Going Strong,Only Battery Needed To Be Changed.
WELL DONE NOKIA...CHEERS ^_^
a sweet charming color phone.you will love it since you will have it.you will find all necessary things.i advice you to not hesitate if you find it
Great phone i am Using this phone for 6 years and still in good condition, only the battery i replace 1 time
Anonymous, 16 Jun 2013Remarkable phone! Bought in 2005, I think, and still going strong. Excellent battery life an... moreGreat battery life.very strong . Never had to repair it once in 7 years except for the battery once.It is like a friend forever. My two best phones are Nokia 1600 and Nokia N72-5
I still have one of them. Use it while on offshore trips where cameras are not allowed. Excellent performance, long battery life. Reception and sound clarity as good as my Lumia 920.
Just bought this last Saturday (24 Sep 2005), and cost me US$ 89 (No plan, I'm in Indonesia). Basic phone with great stuff inside. Talking clock for Wake Up alarm!, you'll get annoyed and wake up immediately to shut this phone talking clock. Color and screen just ok, polyphonic great (no mp3 'though). I notice USB connection on the bottom, but dun have the cable data yet. Keypad great, very easy to press and responsive. Screen visibility also great, text easily seen and big enough font (not like 7610, small font for sms....). Overall, BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCKS! Cheap, nice built (look elegant, expensive, and fit in your pocket), easy to use, great battery life (I need 2 hours plus of ringtone+vibrate continous activation to deplete 2 bar of battery before start the 1st charge). Battery is BL-5C, very common for Nokia phone. Much better model compared to 2600 (2600 cheaper by US$ 10).
Remarkable phone! Bought in 2005, I think, and still going strong. Excellent battery life and very tough - has survived several drops without being damaged. Made in Europe; is this a clue why it's so good?!
This phone is actually nearly the same as Nokia 2310 (& maybe some other Nokia's) - even if 2310 & 1600 looks quite different. But u can actually, if u - in some reason want to - exchange the (whole) "electronical cards" between these two phones (if u have bought mobile-screwdrivers). Its nearly only the outside that is different.
2310 has a radio, calender, & that hasnt 1600. But 2310 hasnt a "talking clock" as 1600.
I think that 1600 has a very good design & buttons. (For example - much better than Nokia 2310.)
I wish 1600 was made with a radio & a calender.
(...And without the possibility to change the radio-sound-level & FM-channel with the 4-way-button, when the button is auto-locked. 2310 works like that, unfortunately.)
But. The handsfree to 1600 u mostly have to buy in a second hand shop - if u not find some from friends, or so (that have them deep in some oldbox/drawer, haha). Or, if u are technical competent: change a newer Nokia handsfree - that got the same plug - with a soldering iron.
Nokia 1600 is - still - a quite good phone in this year 2013...even if this phone was made 2005. (I personally dont like Nokia's simplier phones so much nowadays.)