Nokia 1661 Review


Welcome to the Nokia 1661 review. The 1661 (or 1662 as it is known in some countries) is another one of Nokia’s cheapest mobile phones you can buy outright for not much money. At the time of this write up we saw them going for as low as $59 AUD.  It was released in early 2009 as a ‘Emerging market model’.  This is basically a call and text phone with a fantastic battery life.

The Nokia 1661 is a much better model than the Nokia 1209 previously reviewed as use for a first mobile phone.  A little bit more expensive (not much more) but gives you more features and probably keep you happy longer than the cheaper model.  Construction quality and materials are better than even lower models.  All the functionality is presented in the very easy to use and traditional Nokia icon based menu system.

The best features include a bright TFT screen, a flash light, decent construction materials and also a FM radio.  The speaking alarm clock is also a feature which high end models don’t even have!  The calender with reminders is a bonus.  The worst ‘feature’ is the fake USB port so there isn’t any data connectivity but then no phones in this price range have true PC connectivity either.

Just remember it is still a very basic phone. So if you need a first mobile phone for early teens or a spare one then the Nokia 1661 is probably a good choice.  For the low outright price it is a pretty good deal.  If you are getting the phone as a pre-paid package then expect an even lower price!


  • Nokia 1661
  • Network
    GSM only Dependent on country
  • Design
    Candy Bar
  • L108 x W45 x D13.75 mm
    Weight 82 grams
  • Display/s
    External TFT 128 x 160
  • Camera
  • Video Camera
  • Connectivity
  • CPU
  • Memory
    N/A available to user
    250 SMS messages
    500 phonebook contacts
  • Ring tones
    Midi, MP3-Grade
  • Features
    Calender with reminders
    Speaking alarm clock
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    FM radio
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    Battery BL-4C 860Ah
    Up to 26 days Standby, 8 hours Talk Time
  • Package contents
    User Guide
    Compact/Travel charger
  • Price history
    From $59 AUS 2009 (Outright)