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Idea Cellular launches dual-SIM ID 918 at INR 5,994 (Update)

Telecom operator Idea Cellular is going to launch its third 3G Android smartphone later today. Dubbed as ID 918, the smartphone is already listed on the telco’s website and is available at

Idea ID 918 is a dual-SIM GSM smartphone, which runs on Android 2.3, and comes with 3.2 inch capacitive touchscreen. Other features of the smartphone include 3.2MP camera, and 1300 mAh battery.

Idea is also offering special benefits to the ID 918 buyers, who will be getting 3G packages as well as free recharges worth Rs. 2340.

We will include the press note once the smartphone is officially announced along with other details.

Key Specs

  • 3.2 inches display, 262K colours, 480 x 800 pixels
  • 150 MB internal storage, 512 MB RAM, expandable up to 32GB
  • Android 2.3
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, WLAN, USB, Bluetooth
  • 3.2 MP camera
  • 1300 mAh battery

“Idea has always innovated to support the telecom services penetration in the country. In line with this commitment, we have introduced yet another affordable and fully loaded 3G Smartphone ‘ID-918’. Our first 2 smartphones ‘Blade’ and ‘ID-280’ saw higher uptake due to their multitasking capabilities and vast range of preloaded application. We have noticed good response and rapid uptake of our 3G services due to Idea smarphones’, said Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular, in a statement.

45 thoughts on “Idea Cellular launches dual-SIM ID 918 at INR 5,994 (Update)

    1. Ofcourse, it has Android inside it and hence you can.
      But you cannot access the apps made for the ICS as it doesn’t have ICS but there aren’t still may apps that exclusively need ICS

  1. Hello, It seems to be a good phone as compare to its MRP .
    It costs about 5500 Rupees here in local market of JAIPUR .
    You can use it for internet at PC .
    Here i wana ask ..
    1. It comes with in-ear ear phone , or normal ear phone ?
    2. Does it support Multi touch functionality (i.e Pinch to zoom , )
    3. can we receive calls at 2G sim card while using 3G internet service either at PC or phone ?
    4. This phone is SIM LOCKED or UNLOCKED . means to say , can we use other networks SIM in this phone.
    5. It is Dual stand by phone or not…
    6. Does it have GPU (Graphical Processing Unit ) .
    These thing are important to know , Please answer , If u have
    Thank you .
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  2. ID 918N
    I have purchased this phone.
    My Phone shows that RAM 87MB used and 57 MB Free
    It means it has 144 MB of total RAM
    Its a basic phone that comes with out SWYPE keyboard ,
    If u install SWYPE it will consume abt 16 MB of internal memory and 14 MB of RAM .
    and about processor — as i checked the details of this phone at gsmarean – there are not mentioned the manufacture of the processor .
    and as i analised the perfomace , It is really poor .
    Camera Quality – in DAY LIGHT – its ok not good.
    But in night of Low light —- It is very poor.
    PC SUITE FOR THIS — i have downloaded it from ALCATEL website and installed .. It is the worst PC suite that i have ever seen
    I could not manage Contacts.. nothing.
    It does respond at all .. very poor graphics and user interface ….

    and there were four pre-installed application that needed updates…I have not updated due to lack of memory .
    and ya the Key board is not good.
    over all – if u want to see a android phone with IDEA TAG in your hand — then its OK .
    But u want a decent phone that is easy to use and good performance .
    Its not the right choice
    i think micromax or others like them might be better .
    But it is really not a good phone
    in this price range — go for ” Galaxy POCKET or Y Duos”
    I purchased it in 5500 .

  3. THis mobile bateer for samsang Galaxy y and prize bhi achi ha, speed is very fast, icant Bilive but i bilive yar speed for all nokia and samsang

    1. plz connect it by data cable
      then go to notification bar..there is a option for USB
      then click thethring

      it will connect directly with PC..

      there is no need of PC suite…

      1. isse kuch nai hua bhai internet kaise kaam karega koi aur rasta batao bhai with this fone to pc

    2. are iska pc suit konsi side se download karu jo phone to pc internet share kar saku.
      idea id 918 phone ke liye……………………


  4. id 918n is. a 3rd class mo internal memory is only 200mb in samsung 3gb. what will download and delet very low memory how to extend the memory please give me solution

  5. hi friends main jab whatsapp use karta hu tu hindi font usmain nhi pad pata any one give me suggest,that what i have to do?

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