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3.6 out of 10

NEC e616

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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Is it a brick, is it a Rock, no it's a NEC E616

Matty_P, Ciao
1 August 2006
  • Excerpt: "~~~Intro~~~ I bought this phone a month before Christmas from a friend for £20 and by the time Christmas came I was glad to replace it. The phone is a flip phone with many features. ~~~Looks~~~ The phone itself is not ugly looking; it has a sleek and stylish inside (where the buttons and screen are) they are arranged neatly with the navigation circle surrounded by other buttons. But by far the main complaint of the looks is the size it is ...
  • Pros: Internet and Camera
  • Cons: Huge, Hard to Use
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 8
8.0
Durability 2
2.0
Looks 2
2.0

the worst phone ive ever owned

furby-200..., Ciao
24 October 2005
  • Excerpt: "I must admit from day one of owning this phone i had nothing but problems. I was acutally glad for the day it went. 3 where my main problem but the phone itself didn't help. It lost messeges occasionally, after 3 months of 3 tyring to find out what the problem was the phone went back the the shop for an upgrade on the service package. This did help but they could never track down the missing messeges and it made me wonder if any more since ...
  • Pros: the big screen
  • Cons: everything else
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Durability 6
6.0
Looks 2
2.0

No wonder three (3) are a failing network!

dave1de, Ciao
11 October 2005
  • Excerpt: "I got this phone in about october last year, and sold it a few weeks afterwards. It was RUBBISH! I will start with the negatives to get them out the way: - Poor battery life - Could only use 3g in certain places - no games - no selection of ringtones - boring menus - poor reliabilty (often froze, crashed and switched itself off, most of the time when doing something important like writing and SMS) - 3 network are very expensive for ...
  • Pros: Good photos, Good video, camera light
  • Cons: poor reliability, takes ages to charge, phone is HUGE !
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Overall 4
4.0
Durability 6
6.0
Looks 6
6.0
Battery performance 2
2.0

Not bad but not great.

Tori_Fluf..., Ciao
4 September 2005
  • Excerpt: "My previous phone was a sagem, it got this for christmas but the pay as you go 3 tariff was not good at all. After 30 days whatever credit you had was taken away regardless, also you cannot access the internet because 3 managed to block that, also the bluetooth doesnt work on it. Like some phones this was all hype and nothing to back it up. this phone would be good if it was on a contract as my main concern was for the pay as you go 3 not the phone. ...
  • Pros: Easy to use once you get the hang of it .
  • Cons: It lights up when its charges, not good when trying to sleep .
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Durability 2
2.0
Looks 8
8.0

NEC E616 clamshell phone with 3g ---- beware!!!

mlf123, Ciao
21 July 2005
  • Excerpt: "...contract with 3G with the NEC E616 phone has just expired and I am so pleased. The phone itself looks quite nice (some people do say it is a little on the big side) with its large screen. This phone comes with the following features. Bluetooth, Colour Screen, GPRS, IRDA, Infrared, MMS enabled, Polyphonic ringtones, Streaming video, USB connection to your computer, Vibration. The camera picture quality is very grainey and the video streaming lasts ...
  • Pros: easy to use
  • Cons: very poor battery performance .  Customer service bad
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 8
8.0

is it even worth £30?

mattdarbo..., Ciao
19 February 2005
  • Excerpt: "The phone starts off by looking ok, very big and bulky compared to 'normal' 2g phones, and noticably heavier. It has 2 cameras, one on the front and one just above the screen for video calling, you can switch between these easily in camera mode. They are both good quality, but not a patch on Sharp's GX series. The battery life is, well rubbish. You could literally watch the battery life diminish as you play and mp3 or make a call, even navigating ...
  • Pros: LOTS of features, good cameras, mp3 player, SD card slot
  • Cons: extremely complicated to start out with, unreliable
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Durability 2
2.0
Looks 2
2.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Why or why not 3G?

kitaria, Ciao
12 January 2005
  • Excerpt: "This phone is not as good as it has been described. The main advantage of this phone is that it has the video call function however this function charges the user 50p a minute. Other than this function the phone has many disadvantages such as extremely poor reception, it also disconnects the user during phone calls, and frequently prevents the caller from making outgoing calls. The battery also runs out a lot faster than is expected. The photo ...
  • Pros: It is a video phone
  • Cons: Very poor reception
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Looks 6
6.0

Think I made a Huge mistake

ADA123456, Ciao
9 January 2005
  • Excerpt: "...me hook up with a NEC e616V handset... I must admit the wow factor swayed me over the LG8210 (that they also gave me... nice one P4U). The features looked great.... Bluetooth (interestingly named after a Scandanavian Pirate), WAP, MP3 Player, Flash ram (upto 128 MB), two cameras, Java etc. However, after using it I must echo the reviews that are on this site... In my opionion its an awfull phone.... the batery life is shamefull, and the amount ...
  • Pros: Cheap, Cheap & did I say Cheap
  • Cons: Lots
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Overall 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Durability 2
2.0
Looks 8
8.0

NEC 616, good looking phone but bettery not good

bexcoz99, Ciao
23 November 2004
  • Excerpt: "I wanted a clam-shell phone and when I saw this one in April advertised i brought it for a whopping £199!! Now you can buy it for £20 (which is all its worth) I have had nothing but problems since acquiring this phone, it cuts out mid conversation, turns off for no reason, went through a two month period when i was not able to receive any text messages. You need to keep the inbox relatively empty to enable to get texts through. The battery life is ...
  • Pros: comes with two batteries, video camera with great resolution
  • Cons: battery life not good, not that lightweight with bigger battery in, switches off without any apparent reason
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 6
6.0
Durability 6
6.0
Looks 8
8.0

This is the worse phone i have ever had

sammyc197..., Ciao
15 November 2004
  • Excerpt: "I bought this phone 7 months ago on contract, from the minute i had it i wished i hadn't. It over heated, dropped calls all the time, restarted itself, crashed, when i contacted my service provider about this they told me to return it and they would fix it, well i returned it three times, and now i have sent it back. I personally would not recommend this phone to anyone. The only good thing about it was the pictures it took and the fact you could ...
  • Pros: Its good for taking pictures
  • Cons: Everything about the phone
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