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.)
I brought this phone on 20 nov 2006 it is a remarkable phone with a long battery life. . . ! It's keypad is very great and it is a very rough and tough phone
This was my first phone. I bought it in September 30th,2006 and I was very happy and proud. I'd play the soccer and snake game almost every time!. I used it for 3 years with no problem apart from the mouthpiece which I got repaired and it was working again. I sold it in August 2009 with battery still great and bought the Nokia 5130 Xpress music.
Nokia 1600 was first mobile. It was my first mobile and also a coloured phone so i for a week liked it. There is a carrom game and cricket for Indian market. So first some weeks were quite entertaining. Good battery, good reception, good communication. But i wanted more. I was using my fathers CDMA phone 2280 which had a monochrome display but features like wap, so my boredom started. I liked this small handset but it was not dying at all :) so i wont lie that i loved it. There are businessmen who can say they love this phone because of its crystal clear sound and other calling advantages but i was in my youth and i started to move my head around to get hands on a cheaper phone with wap so that i can browse google and send emails download java apps. All above features were not possible in this ultra basic colour handset so i made a mistake of life and bought a 2626 which was a super dull device with buttons like rocks and processor like UNIAC. But overall the phone is still running. I handed it to my brother who currently uses it because of its good voice clarity and back up. :)
it was my first phone with my own number in 2006. steel working to my uncl. ..
This has the best antenna I've ever used on a phone and battery lasts more than a week. For my kind of work, I've to travel and stay at remote villages most times where electricity is very rare to find, let alone charge my phone. I always carry this as a backup phone during my travels because in the end this is the only thing I can trust when I need a phone. Cant say the same for my iPhone 3GS which only lasts a day and a half atmost and has a weaker signal reception or shows no signal at all most times.
whenever I am switching on my phone a black screen appears..n nothing is visible. my phone doesn't show the welcome screen of Nokia whenever I switch on. please help me.........what is the solution to this problem....???
i am using this phone since 6years(97759jgjd65 nokia 1600457) still its performance is best,,really its good....
never had a problem since 2006. used it until 2011 and buy another phone. my friend barrowed it from me for sometime. and her friend also used it for sometime. Now i take my phone back for my girlfriend to use it. it's been 7 years and it still works like the first day.
really its good.......am using it from 6 years.....nothing better than this