Unboxing and hands-on video of Nokia G11 Plus

So obviously there was a place reserved for a device between the Nokia G11 and the G21, and the result is the Nokia G11 Plus. But for the sake of the model name, I’ll mention the main differences between the G11 Plus and the G11. You get a 50-megapixel camera compared to the G11’s 13 megapixels, a 10-watt charging power supply compared to 18 watts, a rear-facing speaker instead of a down-facing speaker, Android 12 while G11 owners still use Android 11, and a fingerprint scanner instead of the inside the power button. However, I like some other changes the most: no 2 MP macro camera madness and no Google Assistant button.

Check out the video our MrNokia or Abdulla Zaki made:

Here is the sum up of his thoughts if you can’t or won’t listen to his angel voice.

Unboxing and design


The Nokia G11 Plus comes in a box shaped similarly to the G11, and the contents are more or less the same. Not everything you see on the unboxing is universal. Some markets get more things in the box than others. In the United Arab Emirates, for example, a silicone protective cover is included, but you’ll have to check your local Nokia Mobile website to know exactly what your regional variant includes in the box.

Design-wise, the Nokia G11 Plus is quite similar to the G11, but the camera module is designed in such a way that small micro-scratches are not easily visible. From a disassembly video, we learned that this device has an aluminium frame which makes it sturdy.

The phone comes with a pre-installed protective film over the display, which you should be careful to not peel it off when unboxing. The V-shaped notch for the front-facing camera looks dated, but the 90 Hz refresh rate is a nice addition to the budget-friendly device. SIM and microSD card door has two slots for the nano cards SIM and one for microSD, which means you can use the dual-SIM feature without having to expand the phone’s memory.


This device is one of the first to ship with Android 12. There are no pre-installed apps, with the exception of Netflix and a few others that you can uninstall after turning on the phone. The phone runs a Unisoc T606 octa-core processor. It uses its two A75 cores for the quick app launch, while the rest of the work is done by 6 A55 cores that are more power efficient. This means that moderate usage and some light gaming will run smoothly, but for heavier tasks, you should probably go for a phone with more processing power.

Camera and battery

The main camera with 50 MP delivers pictures in a resolution of 12.5 MP thanks to pixel-binning technology. The shots are vivid and suitable for social media. The camera delivers the best details and good lighting conditions, although night shots are pretty decent too. Videos are shot in 1080p which isn’t the best but it will do good. Bear in mind that there is no video stabilisation so you should keep your arms steady while shooting.

The main selling point of this device is the battery life, which can last up to two days on a single charge of the relatively large 5000 mAh battery. That should be enough for 12 hours of screen use, which is very good for such a device.

Let us know what you think about this device. Is the Nokia G11 Plus something you would like to own, or are you more of a fan of the X series?

Nokia G11 website