Nokia 1600

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Nokia 1600
Compatible networksGSM-900/GSM-1800 or
Availability by regionLate 2005
Units sold130 million[1]
SuccessorNokia 1208
Nokia 1650
Form factorcandybar
Dimensions104 × 45 × 17 mm (4.09 × 1.77 × 0.67 in)
Operating systemSeries 30 (2005–2013)
System-on-chipDCT4 platform, UPP2M (ARM7TDMI)
200 phonebook entries
BatteryRemovable 3.7 V 970 mAh Li-Ion BL-5C
  • Standby: 450 hours
  • Talk time: 5 hours
Display96×68 pixel CSTN LCD, 65,536 colors[3]
Sound24-voice polyphonic ringtones,
ringtone composer.
Speaking clock and alarm.
ConnectivityPicture messaging
Data inputsFour-way scroll key,
Alphanumeric keypad, 0-9 type
predictive text input
  • Mini-SIM
  • Xpress-on covers
  • reminders, calculator

Nokia 1600 is a part of Nokia's Ultrabasic series of mobile phones announced on 2 June 2005 along with the Nokia 1110,[2] and released in late 2005. The 1600 is designed for prepaid mobile phone services and is related to 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]

Additional features[edit]

Nokia 1600 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 device also includes a ringtone composer which allows creating custom ringtones. Pre-composed ringtones can be transferred through a data cable.

The phone menu features animated icons. There are fourteen pre-defined themes with fourteen wallpapers and menu backgrounds.

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


The games available on the Nokia 1600 differ from country to country:

Game title\world region Asia Europe & Africa Argentina USA Nokia 1110
Pocket Carrom Yes Yes
Soccer League Yes Yes Yes
Cricket Cup Yes Yes
Snake Xenzia Yes Yes
Rapid Roll Yes Yes Yes
Dice Games Yes Yes Yes
Adventure Quiz Yes 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. S2CID 560746. Retrieved 12 June 2008.

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