Got this phone a couple of days ago. So far I'm quite satisfied with its basic functions, which is what I was looking for in the first place. If you need a no-nonsense mobile that can make calls and send SMS, then this is your phone.
There are however a couple of counter intuitive things about this phone which I think would-be buyers should be made aware of. They're not deal breakers but they might prove an annoyance to some.
1) Upon receiving a text message, reading it and pressing "options", a list appears first of which is the option: "delete"! Shouldn't it be "reply" first? Having "delete" as the first choice in the list of options, opens a big possibility of accidentally deleting the message. Very counter intuitive!
2) Unlike previous Nokia units, the 1616 always saves a copy of your sent messages. This annoyed me to no end on Sony Ericsson phones and I'm disappointed to find out that there is no way to manually override this function on this Nokia! None!
3) In "Contacts" both the SIM and phone numbers are listed. There is no option to choose either one. Its kinda annoying seeing "duplicates" in your phone book. Of course they're not really duplicates in the true sense of the word, but they're still there. A solution would be to delete a set (phone or SIM) which is not really advisable. Once again, no way to manually override this.
4) The instruction manual is next to worthless. Sure this is a basic phone with basic features, but would it kill them to explain some salient points in the security function? I had to guess the security code on one occasion. And how exactly does one use the "Spreadsheet" function? Sure you'll eventually figure it out, but what's wrong with explaining them in the user's manual?
Like I said, the points I raised may not be deal breakers for some (most?), I just felt bringing them up might to help others make an informed decision.
Hope this helps.
Amit, 15 Apr 2010i bought this phone 2 weeks ago,,bt my xperience is poor,,it is slow sometimes and hang up whe... morewhat multiple process, S30 can only run 1 process at a time.
as for restarting, yes, my 1616 is also sometimes restart, but i don't know why.
Anonymous, 22 May 2010it have some pre-installed mp3 tones. but you can't add new one.correction to my post. it's a polyphonic tunes, not mp3.
its a good phone for school student use and for communication.
This phone is an awesome lil basic phone yo. Too bad when fone is on silent profile after roughly 20 texts my fone doesnt vibrate but vibrates perfectly fine when on silent profile when i get a call so ive sent it off to nokia care service thingy x
It looks like the old E50 & E51. Don't how its going to success in asian market. Also 3.5mm jack will not make much difference in basic segments.
saeed, 20 May 2010Is there a bigger flashlight among other phones? The Samsung B2100 has one of the most powerful flashlight's in a mobile phone.
i like this phone.. coz its very practical and use full for this age....
i am so confused to buy it but i am going to buy it tomorrow i dont no why
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It is a cheap in price cell phone, its display & ringtones are better, its FM raduio is also more claer. it has a good shape. its key pad is a bit too sfot (perhaps better for the ladies), its voise communication is very soothing & desired, its flash light like other phones is a bit too small.
over all I likes it,
This is my phone when i was in 1st year high school until 2nd year high school,..
Amjad, 06 May 2010Actialy Nokia Used On component as a ringer and earpiece. Thats why voice leak from back side.... morehey friend, nokia was a good manufacturer (wrong -nokia is a good manufacturer)... if they are not caring about the voice leakage, they have to pay for it in some way... i mailed them about this leakage issue... they not even considering this as a problem...