Nokia 1600

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Nokia 1600
Nokia1600 01.jpg
Compatible networksGSM-850/GSM-1900 or GSM-900/GSM-1800
Availability by regionLate 2005
Units sold130 million[1]
Form factorcandybar
Dimensions4.09 × 1.77 × 0.67 in (104 × 45 × 17 mm)
MemoryInternal memory 4MB
Removable storageNo
BatteryLi-Ion BL-5C 3.7 V 970 mAh
Standby time - 450 hours
Talk time - 5 hours
Data inputskeypad 0-9 type
DisplayLCD (Color STN) 96 × 68 pixel 65,536 colors[3]

The Nokia 1600 is a part of Nokia's Ultrabasic series of mobile phones released in late 2005. The 1600 is designed for prepaid mobile phone services and is related to the Nokia 1110. It is notable in that it was originally released specifically to be used by customers in developing countries.[4] The phone is noted for its durability and resilience to accidental drops. It sold 130 million units in its lifespan, making it one of the most successful phones to date.[1]

The phone was first announced on June 2, 2005 along with the Nokia 1110.[2]

Additional features[edit]

The Nokia 1600 mobile has a speaking clock, which was a novel feature when the phone was launched in 2005. A user could use the speaking clock by pressing the asterisk ("*") button during the display of the home screen.

The phone also includes a ringtone composer which allows creating custom ringtones. Pre-composed ringtones can be transferred through a data cable.

The phone has a basic calculator which can perform only addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

There are 14 pre-defined themes with 14 wallpapers and menu backgrounds.

The menu features animated icons.


Nokia 1600 includes the following three video games pre-installed on the system:

  • Rapid Roll
  • Dice Games
  • Adventure Quiz

Games differ from country to country:

Game title\world region Asia Europe & Africa Argentina USA Others
Pocket Carrom Yes Yes
Soccer League Yes Yes Yes
Cricket Cup Yes
Snake Xenzia Yes Yes
Rapid Roll Yes Yes Yes
Dice Games Yes Yes Yes
Adventure Quiz Yes


  1. ^ a b "The 20 bestselling mobile phones of all time". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "The Road to Three Billion Subscribers: Nokia outlines strategy to reduce total cost of mobile phone ownership for consumers in new growth markets". 2 June 2005. Archived from the original on 13 February 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  3. ^ Fokin, Vladimir (4 October 2005). "Review GSM phone Nokia 1600". Mobile review. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  4. ^ Momo, Cyrille (May–June 2005). "Wireless in Africa: Insights into Mobile Markets". IT Professional. 7 (3): 34–38. doi:10.1109/MITP.2005.74. Retrieved 2008-06-12.

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