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Idea Blade

(Black)
  • 3.2 MP Primary Camera
  • Android v2.2 OS
  • 3.5-inch Touchscreen
  • 600 MHz Scorpion Proce...
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories Idea India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 7,599
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Idea Blade (Black) Price: Rs.7599

Key Features

  • Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS
  • 3.2 MP Primary Camera
  • 3.5-inch TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 600 MHz Scorpion Processor
  • FM Radio
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB
The Idea Blade is a stylishly crafted touchscreen phone. The Blade uses Android v2.2 (Froyo) OS which lets you download applications from the Android market. The smartphone supports a 600 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion Processor, which enhances the performance of the handset.

This phone has a 3.5-inch TFT screen with a WVGA display that gives you visual clarity while handling the device. The Android phone allows you to view images at resolution 480 x 800 pixels. This user friendly handset helps you access applications straight off the home screen.

The Android phone sports a 3.2 megapixel camera with digital zoom that lets you click images with greater clarity and quality. The video recording facility helps you capture videos at 10 fps. Other camera features like auto exposure control (AEC), photo effects, automatic white balance and contrast and brightness enhances your photography experience on this GSM handset.

Storage and Battery

The smartphone is powered by a 1250 mAh Li-Ion battery that provides a talk time up to 3 hours. When fully charged, the Blade gives you a standby time up to 200 hours. The Capacitive touch phone has an inbuilt memory of 512 MB which is expandable up to up to 32 GB using microSD or microSDHC cards.

Multimedia

The Android phone is loaded with a music player which keeps you entertained with your favourite music throughout the day. You can also tune into your favourite FM stations and get the latest updates on new releases. The 3.5 mm audio jack helps you enjoy your favourite music on any generic headphones.

Connectivity and Features

The Blade is set up to run on GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi and 3G so that you can access the web. The preinstalled Opera Mini browser lets you search various web pages on the go. The Bluetooth and USB port facility in the handset gives you the option of sharing videos, music and images with other devices.

The Android smartphone possesses an accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and digital compass, and gives you an immersive experience. You can also stay in touch with your friends through social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The instant messaging application helps you chat with your friends 24x7. The GPS enabled in the Blade provides directions to your desired locations. The Blade also allows you to update yourself with the video releases through the YouTube application.

Specifications of Idea Blade (Black)

GENERAL FEATURES
In the Box Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable, Cover, User Manual
Brand Idea
Model ID Blade
Form Bar
SIM Type Single Sim, GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Keypad No
Business Features Document Viewer
Call Features Loudspeaker
Handset Color Black
Platform
Operating Freq GSM - 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v2.2 (Froyo)
Java Yes
Processor 600 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion
Display
Type TFT
Size 3.5 Inches
Resolution WVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels
Color 262 K
Camera
Primary Camera Yes, 3.2 Megapixel
Secondary Camera No
Video Recording Yes, 640 x 480, 10 fps
Zoom Digital Zoom - 1.6x
Other Camera Features Auto Exposure Control (AEC), Automatic White Balance, Contrast and Brightness, Photo Effects
Dimensions
Size 56.5x114x11.8 mm
Weight 130 g
Battery
Type Li-Ion, 1250 mAh
Talk Time 3 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 200 hrs (2G)
Memory and Storage
Internal 512 MB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Opera Mini
GPRS Yes, Class 12
EDGE Yes, Class 12
3G Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 384 Kbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g
WAP No
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB, v2
Navigation Technology with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Multimedia
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, eAAC
Video Player Yes, Supports MPEG4
FM Yes
Ringtone MP3, MIDI
Other Features
Call Memory Practically Unlimited
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Practically Unlimited
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass
Additional Features Idea TV, Idea Application Store, Navigation, Calculator, Sound Recorder, Notepad, Racing Thunder Game, Idea Customised On and Off Screen, MMS Enabled, Email Clients, Idea Mall, Voice Input
Important Apps Android Market, Social Hub, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Google Search, Google Talk, Gmail Latitude, News and Weather, Google Calendar, YouTube, Ebuddy
Warranty
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
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Reviews of Idea Blade

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★★★★★
★★★★★
20 Jan 2012
rotting and cm7.1.0

ordered the phone with memory card.got the memory card in 2 days and phone in 5 days. thanks flipart. works with any carrier. im using vodafone. no reconfiguration required for putting non idea sim cards.Good screen resolution and very clear display. camera is good(new harware) touch responsive is also good. internal speaker is very loud but distorted at full vol. provided headset is good only for hands-free conversations and not good for music.my skullcandy earphone works great with it. browsing experience is also good.if u use smart phones earlier then this phone's battery is good. charge... ()

ordered the phone with memory card.got the memory card in 2 days and phone in 5 days. thanks flipart. works with any carrier. im using vodafone. no reconfiguration required for putting non idea sim cards.Good screen resolution and very clear display. camera is good(new harware) touch responsive is also good. internal speaker is very loud but distorted at full vol. provided headset is good only for hands-free conversations and not good for music.my skullcandy earphone works great with it. browsing experience is also good.if u use smart phones earlier then this phone's battery is good. charge...
ordered the phone with memory card.got the memory card in 2 days and phone in 5 days. thanks flipart. works with any carrier. im using vodafone. no reconfiguration required for putting non idea sim cards.Good screen resolution and very clear display. camera is good(new harware) touch responsive is also good. internal speaker is very loud but distorted at full vol. provided headset is good only for hands-free conversations and not good for music.my skullcandy earphone works great with it. browsing experience is also good.if u use smart phones earlier then this phone's battery is good. charger looks very pretty. but not good in games performance.so Got rooted and installed a custom rom( cyanogenmod 7.1.0 stable). camera hardware is changed so if u install any custom rom then camera won't work( this is for those who rely on phones camera or use camera often) im waiting for the patch that fixes it.hope i get it soon. except that all other apps works. overcloking cpu @ 710 mhz~748mhz is stable. it can play less memory consuming games smoothly after overclocking and some memory consuming games. stock rom was very slow n even angry bird is choppy. for those who are confused with RAM. its is locked. so u won't get the said 512mb. very less free ram around ~30 to ~(can't say)mb. there is a way to unlock all the ram (don't do unless u are sure) by flashing tpt firmware which also repartitions the phone storage, making more internal storage. this methond works with all models of european ones. it will brick the phone if it falls under Chinese Blades, Russian RTK v8s, or CDMA Blades (v880, x880, u880, n880). so im sorting it right now..! if somebody did this on idea blade plz let me know.

100% of 12 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
30 Dec 2011
clarifications..!!

> this is a gen2 zte blade.
> RAM = 512 MB.
> Idea promises it is upgradable to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
> Comes with Docs To Go application (paid version) pre-loaded.
> Expandable memory upto 32 GB (16 GB in case of Dell XCD 35).
> Idea Mall (Idea's own application store) offers some paid apps for free.
> The phone is not carrier-locked. i.e., sim cards of other network providers can be used.

>> Micro SD card NOT included.

79% of 29 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
08 Jan 2012
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Practical Android Phone Package

To start with I would like to put to rest the RAM Controversy. THIS PHONE IS WITH 256MB RAM, AND 512MB ROM (pg. 117 user manual). Wish flipkart had mentioned this in the specification.

This is an excellent phone for the price you pay. All the features available in the high-end android phones are available.

I am using this with Airtel Sim, this is working perfectly, all the configurations were pushed to the phone by the service provider immediately on connecting.

Display is excellent. The document viewer is preety good and shows all of MS office and PDF documents. It would have been goo...
()

To start with I would like to put to rest the RAM Controversy. THIS PHONE IS WITH 256MB RAM, AND 512MB ROM (pg. 117 user manual). Wish flipkart had mentioned this in the specification.

This is an excellent phone for the price you pay. All the features available in the high-end android phones are available.

I am using this with Airtel Sim, this is working perfectly, all the configurations were pushed to the phone by the service provider immediately on connecting.

Display is excellent. The document viewer is preety good and shows all of MS office and PDF documents. It would have been goo...
To start with I would like to put to rest the RAM Controversy. THIS PHONE IS WITH 256MB RAM, AND 512MB ROM (pg. 117 user manual). Wish flipkart had mentioned this in the specification.

This is an excellent phone for the price you pay. All the features available in the high-end android phones are available.

I am using this with Airtel Sim, this is working perfectly, all the configurations were pushed to the phone by the service provider immediately on connecting.

Display is excellent. The document viewer is preety good and shows all of MS office and PDF documents. It would have been good had the phone come with Indian fonts pre-installed. Specially when this is sold by an Indian service provider. I will deduct a point here.

WiFi, Hotspot, and tethering function like charm. no porblem accessing internet both from the phone and laptop connected to it. It seamlessly switches between by home wifi, office wifi and EDGE connectivity while on the move. full marks

Capacitive touch screen is smoothe as silk. full marks

Absense of 2G uSD is not an issue as anyway one has to purchase a high capacity one to store all the music and videos. No marking here.

Battery is good, lasts for the whole day with WiFi ON, and occasionally falling back to EDGE when out of hotspot coverage. I don't normally play game or listen to music on phone, but frequently check mails and browse the web. 700mA battery charger tops up the 1250mAH battery from 20% to 100% in less than 2 hours. Phone heats up a bit while charging.

Bottom line: Slightly less in feature, while heavily down on price. Go for it!

9 of 10 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
28 Jan 2012
Caution High Radiation

A little known fact that many cell phone buyers do not know is that this cell phone emits much higher radiation than Nokia, Samsung, or LG. Google 'SAR Shield' to get a guide. High Radiation levels are also noted among Videocon, Spice, Karbonn, and Micromax.

Use a headset to reduce the harmful effects of radiation.

80% of 15 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
13 May 2012
rom problems

brought idea blade a month ago, but 256mb ram gives me a lot of trouble, messageing app gets killed due to low ram and i cannot recive sms, even music player also gets killed randomly like every other app...

tried various roms, but cyanogen and most cyanogen based rom have a problem in which bluetooth doesn't switches on.

right now i am using joyos it is the only cyanogen based rom in which bluetooth works properly with an option to lock messaging app in memory..

in other worlds dont buy it as 256 mb ram will give you a lot of trouble....

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.

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★★★★★
22 Nov 2012
If ever there was crap on earth, it's this this this!

No need for pros or cons on this one. Every thing sucks - big time! I've been using this pathetic excuse of a phone for almost a year and found that it's the most god-awful gizmo in the whole wide world. There's not a single redeeming feature on this one, apart from may be its screen resolution.... (View complete review)

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29 Oct 2012
idea blade mobile phone

I am new to the android and started it with this phone yesterday itself. I must say that my experience is "so far so good". The phone has following pros and cons according to me -

Pros :

1) Excellent display/resolution that could be found next in 15k range motorola defy.
2) Very nice...
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★★★★★
★★★★★
15 Oct 2012
Awesome Phone for the price

I have this phone as DELL XCD 35. When it was initially launched it costed me 11500 bucks 2-3 years ago. Now it's less than 5500 on ebay india.

The price here on flipkart is overpriced. But this is a nice phone. The Android OS is upgradable to 2.3 as I have done it. I rooted and installed Andro...
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★★★★★
★★★★★
21 Sep 2012
3rd class phn....

Guyz... Its d worst phn i hav ever used.....

The main prob is of its camera whenever i change my simcard it says-Cannot connect to Camera. After removing and putting battery again & Again it works....

And It works very slow ..... We cant play games....

So i recommend never buy ZTE BLADE.
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