M1600 Budget 4G Phone Review – Ultra Thin Body with Metal Outer Frame

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As an OEM smartphone, M1600 is the most-worthy 4G phone for global B2B buyers for its budget price under $90 and beautiful design of ultra-thin body, metal outer frame and double-sided glass. Of course, the hardware and display. To assure that M16000 is a budget 4G phone worthy of purchasing from China suppliers, we review this budget 4G phone with detailed specifications for your reference.

M1600 Review: Connectivity and Availability

M1600 is a dual-SIM mobile phone, supporting two micro-SIMs. For most global B2B buyers, the most concerned point is the connectivity of the smartphones they are planning to purchase. What network bands do the best budget OEM smartphones support? Can the OEM smartphone work in the targeted countries or regions? So here are the network bands that M1600 support:

FDD-LTE 4G networks: Band 1/3/7/8/20 (800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz)

WCDMA 3G networks: Band 1/2/5(850/1900/2100 MHz) by default or band 1/2/8 (900/1900/2100 MHz) (Customizable)

GSM 2G networks: Band 2/3/5/8 (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

As a budget 4G phone, m1600 is able to work in most regions, including continents with developed 4G networks like Europe and Asia, and Africa that is in the fast growing of 4G subscribers. Unfortunately, this budget 4G phone does not support America 4G networks, but we also offer America 4G networks compatible smartphones for buyers who aim at America phone market.

And buyers can find the most common connectivity in M1600, like Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless (2.4G or 5G), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and A-GPS etc.

M1600 Review

M1600 Review: Design and Display

M1600 has a simple and popular design, ultra-thin body with only 6.75mm thickness (the dimensions is 138.9 x 69.7 x 6.75 mm), much thinner than most 4G smartphones among the midrange OEM smartphones. The budget 4G phone looks elegant with popular smartphone design elements, like metal outer frame and double-sided glass. On the front is the 5.0 inch HD touch screen using on-cell full lamination technique and Capacitive multi-touch up to 5 points. Both power button and volume controls are on the right side of this budget 4G phone, and the SIM card slots are one the left side. On the top side of this budget 4G phone is the earphone jack and the USB port is on the bottom side. The 8MP major camera is on the top left corner of back cover with LED flash, and the fingerprint scanned is customizable for buyers’ option. But budget 4G phone with a fingerprint sensor will be much more attractive for most consumers, after all, many best budget mid-range smartphones on the market from top brands provide this function as well.

M1600 Review Design

M1600 Review: Hardware and Performance

MediaTek is one of the biggest chipset makers and its chipsets are used mostly for mid-range and low end smartphones. M1600 equips with a SoC from MediaTek as well, MT6735, a quad core processor of 1.3GHz clock speed, along with an ARM mali-T720 GPU. The single-core score of this processor is up to 643 in Geekbench 3, and the multi-core score is up to 2811. The 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage are not big right now comparing with most of high end smartphones, but it is really competitive point as a budget 4G phone.

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M1600 Review: Camera

The major camera of M1600 is 8 megapixels, not outstanding among most smartphone’s camera, but it uses Sony IMX149 camera sensor of F2.4 apertures and supports LED Flash, Auto Focus and Touch Focus, not bad in the budget 4G phone list. The front 2MP camera uses an OmniVision camera sensor for selfie.

M1600 Review Camera

M1600 Review: Battery

M1600 features a 1900 mAh lithium polymer battery, which is not big but not mall, and common for this budget 4G phone.

Specifications of M1600:

  • MediaTek MT6735 1.3GHz quad core processor, with Mali-T720 GPU
  • 5.0 inch HD touch screen of 1280 x 720 pixels display, on-cell full lamination and Capacitive multi-touch up to 5 points
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB of ROM, with max expansion up to 64GB
  • 8MP rear camera with Sony IMX149 sensor, LED flash, auto focus, touch focus; 2MP OminiVision front camera
  • 138.9 x 69.7 x 6.75mm
  • Android 5.1, haven’t updated to Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual SIMs connectivity, supporting FDD-LTE 4G networks: Band 1/3/7/8/20 (800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz); WCDMA 3G networks: Band 1/2/5(850/1900/2100 MHz) by default or band 1/2/8 (900/1900/2100 MHz) (Customizable); GSM 2G networks: Band 2/3/5/8 (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • 1900 mAh battery


As a budget 4G phones, M1600 doesn’t have much fabulous hardware performance or camera pixels, but it has a really popular design like most of future smartphones, metal frame, double-sided glass, and an ultra-thin phone body, that makes this budget 4G phone unique, even comparing with most top brands. Though it does not support the America 4G networks, it can work in ever-growing Asia and Africa phone market. And if you have any ideas on budget 4G phone, please leave your comment below.

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