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Idea Smartphone

  • Android v2.3 OS
  • 3.2 MP Primary Camera
  • 3.2 inch Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi Enabled


1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
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Key Features of Idea Smartphone

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 3.2 inch Primary Camera
  • 3.2 inch Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi Enabled
  • FM Radio
  • Expandable Storage Capacity of 32 GB

Idea Smartphone (Black) Price: Rs. 4,499

Idea has introduced Smartphone ID 918 to help you take care of both your professional and personal life requirements. This mobile phone runs Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system on 256 MB of RAM to deliver a smooth multi-tasking experience. The bar-shaped Idea ID 918 comes fitted with a 3.2 inch TFT screen that adds dynamism to the graphics and images with 320 x 480 pixels of resolution. Additionally, this is a capacitive touchscreen that promptly reacts to your touch thus keeping latency at bay.

This Idea Smartphone accommodates two GSM SIM cards to help you efficiently segregate and maintain your professional and personal life. In addition to this, the ID 918 keeps you camera ready with an in-built 3.2 megapixel camera. So, with this mobile phone in hand, you can retain precious memories in impressive visuals and videos. This sturdy looking device tips the scale at 123 g to fit in your hand with the dimensions of 58.6 x 112 x 12.1 mm.

Idea has loaded this mobile phone with some of the most sought after features. The user-friendly nature of this phone gets a boost from gravity sensor and proximity sensor. While the gravity sensor is responsible to adjust the orientation of the display unit from landscape to portrait mode, and vice versa, depending on the positioning of the device, the proximity sensor locks the screen while you are on a call to avoid any accidental touch.

Battery and Storage

The Smartphone ID 918 houses a 1300 mAh Li-Ion battery to meet the heavy duty requirements of all the applications. This battery promises to fuel up to 4 hours of talk time and up to 200 hours of standby time. Apart from this, the Idea Smartphone ID 918 comes with a sufficient storage space to hold all your important files and data. However, you can expand the memory of the Idea ID 918 up to 32 GB with a microSD card to store all your favourite movies and other multimedia files.


This Idea Smartphone has packaged most of the multimedia features to keep you entertained. The ID 918 features a music player and a video player supporting multiple formats to let you enjoy your favourite song or movie while you are commuting from one place to another. The integrated FM Radio allows you to tune into your favourite radio station. This Idea mobile phone comes loaded with a 3.5 mm audio plug that allows you to either connect your headphone or an external speaker for an enhanced audio experience.

Connectivity and Features

The Idea Smartphone ID 918 has bundled most of the modern day connectivity features to bring the world close to you. The GPRS and EDGE enabled Idea mobile phone lets you connect to the internet on 2G network. However, if speed is what allures you more, then surf the net at high speed with the 3G support. Also, WiFi feature of this phone lets you dive into the world of internet through the nearest available WiFi hotspot.

To help you exchange files and data with other devices in your immediate vicinity, this phone has bundled USB and Bluetooth feature. The MMS enabled Smartphone ID 918 allows you to send multimedia messages across the distance with the mediation of the network. Additionally, this smartphone will simplify your access to virtual life with pre-installed social networking and instant messaging applications.

This Idea Smartphone promises to be an ideal companion on your journey through an unknown city with A-GPS supported by Google Maps. So, don’t be afraid of exploring new places and cities. Apart from these features, the ID 918 offers you access to Idea TV to not let you miss out on your favourite TV show while you are away from your TV set. This phone allows you to access Idea Application Store in order to let you download latest applications.

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Specifications of Idea Smartphone (Black)

Brand Idea
Handset Color Black
Keypad No
Form Bar
Call Features Hands Free, Loudspeaker
Model Name Smartphone
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
SIM Type Dual Sim, GSM + GSM, (Dual Standby)
Model ID Id 918
In the Box Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, 2 GB microSD Card, Data Cable, User Guide, LCD Protective File (Screen Guard), Exchangeable Cover
Video Player Yes, Supports MPEG4
FM Yes
Music Player Yes, Supports AAC, eAAC, MP3
Video Recording Yes
Rear Camera Yes, 3.2 MP
Front Facing Camera No
Internet & Connectivity
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser Android
Bluetooth Yes, v3, Supported Profiles (A2DP)
Navigation Technology A-GPS, with Google Maps
Wifi Yes
Internet Features Email
USB Connectivity Yes
3G Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA
Other Features
Sensors Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Phone Book Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Call Memory Yes
Important Apps Social Networking, IM
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
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
Weight 123 g
Size 58.6x112x12.1 mm
Resolution HVGA, 320 x 480 Pixels
Type TFT
Color 262 K
Size 3.2 inch
Talk Time 4 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 200 hrs (2G)
Type Li-Ion, 1300 mAh
Memory and Storage
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Included Memory Card 2 GB
Operating Freq GSM 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Java Yes
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Reviews of Idea Smartphone (Black)

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yatin mungi

Oct 14, 2013

very bad

i purchace idea 3g smart phone , 2 nd morning i replace form my deler , but still having batt charging prob. very bad response from deler . i throw it in dust bin.

sidharth rajben

Oct 4, 2013

awesome smart phone by idea like samsung and micomax but at low cost

guyzz i want to know that there is java supported or not.....but its very good mobile with many features and this my first mobile which is android gingerbead at low cost and its very good for all just grab it from enjoy...:D

Rahul Pradhan

Mar 30, 2013

i hate idea handset

plz plz dont buy any idea mobile because m feeling too regret there are lots of problem in idea mobile and dont think also to buy . i have 3g idea mobile 5 mp camera but compare to other handset it equivalent to 1.3 mp camera . only shape of mobiile is gud but function and others are very bad. GO TO… (View complete review)

Jayant Bishai

Jan 5, 2013

About internal memory

All of the features are good but, its very demerites of the smartphone is that its Internal memory is not sufficent for a smartphone....
please do the about phone......................................................................................................................................…
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Prateek Dabral

Dec 23, 2012

aswome smartphone....

this smartph is very aswome at this price.
full response touch with all latest features of android.
hi speed internet..
must buy this
but camera sound doesnt become silent even at silent mode. this is annoying.

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Midhun R Mohan

Jun 24, 2012


if u r looking for all the below features in a single phone n also worried about ur pocket.. then must go for it:

This phone is very sleek looking and almost has a premium look and feel.
I am using this with idea and bsnl Sim, this is working perfectly, all the configurations were pushed to the phone by the service provider immediately on connecting... super speed EDGE and 3G..
Sim 1 is 3G and other is only 2G sapport slot..

a. Price
b. Good build quality
c. Attractive looking
d. Good quality screen with decent screen size (3.2 in 320x480)
e. Android 2.3.6
f. Good onscreen keyboard


Jun 15, 2012

First to review

Looks awasome and great value for money

Vivek, this phone can be used with any companys sim card .

At 5994, this phone is a great value for money. Not only dual sim, changbale covers and free 2GB memory make this a great buy. i got the demo of this in idea showroom and liked its display also.

Siva%20Naga%20Prasad Tadiparti

Jul 31, 2012

Check this Drawbacks

These Phone Drawbacks
1) There is no Group Ringtone or Contact Ringtone and Contact Birthday info
2) Camera Quality too poor in low lighting & we can’t turn off the cam Shutter sound
3) While talking on one SIM other SIM is out of coverage area.
4) if we load photos taken from a 10 MP Camera and load into the phone, photos are blurred.
5) Main drawback is if we connect to hi-speed Wi-Fi [such as Fiber Optical Connections] the phone can’t install any application from Google Play store. It will show “Memory Full” but there is nearly 40 MB Memory of free space in phone internal memory.
6) W

Khushroo Cooper

Jul 11, 2012

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Great for the price

Bought this as my backup phone. This is not very actively used but here are some impressions.

1. Great value. Good phone for what you pay.
2. Dual SIM. No carrier lock.
3. Good screen. Higher resolution than the competition.
4. Good build. Doesn't feel cheap when handling it.
5. Comes with all the usual accessories.

1. Sluggish processor. 1/2 star deducted.
2. Touch not very responsive due to processor. Of course my primary phone is a Galaxy S2 and hence I understand that I am getting what I paid for.
3. Very limited RAM. After updates and 2 other


Jun 18, 2012

I recommend this strongly.

A great dual sim smartphone. Fully loaded - even scratch guard is provided along with 2GB memory card and inter changable covers . I bought this phone in mumbai and highly satisfied with the use . The issue is that it is not availabl at most of the shops and hence i suggest that u guys can buy it from flipkart.


Jun 17, 2012

Best Phone At 5.9k

i had purchess this phone today and i am fully satisfied its best one of the market go for it everyone all the feature availble in this phone best mobile from best company go for it It's always better to review a product you have personally experienced Idea Smartphone Id 918 Mobile Phone
•Android 2.3 OS
•3.2 MP Primary Camera
•3.2-inch Touchscreen


saurabh sharma

Sep 4, 2012

wow for price

i bought this 2 day before its comparable to htc explore heres some pros and cons


1- great display
2-design is like optimus one material used is of super rubber quality
3-dual sim works like wow
4-great muzik player have various setting like equalizer, virtual sound, bass boosters
5-feels quite sturdy
6-idea 3g plan is great its like your phone has nothing much to do with internet bills
7-sim management is simple and easy u can switch among various options like voice, data
8-screen guard is given and extra front back cover worth what u know better
9-battery is quite satisfactory keep

Ronit Taranekar

Aug 5, 2012

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Nice phone in this price

1 Android
2 3G
3 WiFi
4 Awesome touch
5 Good sound quality ( earphones )
6 Smooth to access
7 Nice look
8 Low price
9 No messenger required for facebook chatting.
10 3.2 screen
11 Pretty good camera quality in different modes.
12 Dual sim

1 No front camera
2 Cannot turn off shutter sound of camera. It sounds at click very loud even when the phone is on silent mode.
3 Cannot set message ringtone of our choice. We can only choose only some given ringtones by phone.
4 Low RAM

It is a nice phone with all of these given features in this price. I don't regret purchasing it. Its a good

stebin pp

Jul 12, 2012

Bad performance

Phone memory is too low only 86.7MB available in new piece,below 80MB ram available for other app.Dual sim active standby in this handset was fake.if you are on a sim1 call the sim2 was not reachable for caller on the other end.i purchased it and lost my cash. dont buy this crap

Diwakar sharma

Jun 26, 2012

Very powerfull mobile

very powerful mobile which u can get under 6k.go go hurry and bye it.far better then samsung or micromax.
1)fast processing
2)good screen resolution
3)nice look
4)3g offers from idea
5)dual sim
7)smooth touch
1)battery problem
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