Idea ID 918 is another dual SIM android phone now available in India. The handset comes loaded with competitive features and with affordable price tag. With the phone you get 2 GB micro SD card, Exchangeable cover and Screen guard absolutely free.

The ID 918 is powered by mere 650 MHz processor running android 2.3. The computing power is similar to what Micromax Ninja A50 has but the screen resolution is better than the A50. The 918 house a 3.2 inch capacitive touch screen display with resolution of 320 by 480 pixels (262 K colours). Now here the resolution is similar to as seen on the Karbonn A7.

The handset has got a premium look with a dedicated physical home button in the center and 3 touch sensitive buttons above it. This Idea smartphone can houses 2 SIM card (dual Standby) of which SIM 1 supports 3G with HSDPA @ 7.2 Mbps and the SIM 2 support s GPRS/Edge networks only.

This smartphone weighs 123 grams. The call quality is good. There is no front camera but the rear camera can capture decent images. The camera resolution is 3.2 MP but is of fixed focus and no LED flash support. Videos can be recorded but are of below average quality.

Idea ID-918 review, features and price

Additional features are Bluetooth 3.0, built in GPS, Wi-Fi (not sure if Tethering is supported), Music / video player and built in FM. There are two sensors the proximity and gravity. There are many apps that come preloaded, including Facebook and IM. The 1300 mAh battery can easily last for over a day of moderate usage.

Price Rs. 5,994 with one year warranty.

Idea ID 918 Review

This handset fits exactly (specification and price wise) between the Micromax A50 and Karbonn A7 / Spice Mi-355. The A50 processor and A7 resolution is what the ID-918 has. It will make sense to spend a little more and get the Karbonn A7 or Spice Mi-355 with a more powerful processor, there is hardly any price difference. The other alternative is the Micromax A52 with 1 GHz power for a bit cheaper price.


By Rajeev Rana

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