When it comes to delivering exactly what you need from a low-cost phone, the Nokia G11 gets the job done. It’s not particularly fast, doesn’t capture exciting images, and doesn’t have great features, but it’s fine for basic tasks.

The Nokia G11 is always reliable. It easily delivers three days of battery life with no problem, and it’s also a pretty tough phone that looks like it could take a few knocks.

Nokia G11:

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On May 27, 2022, the Nokia G11 was released in India. The phone costs $255 in the US and £119 in the UK. There are two color combinations to choose from: Charcoal or Ice. The easiest color to find is charcoal, a gray close to black. Ice is a blue-green color currently out of stock in the UK.

The standard Nokia G11 has 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM, which is the model we tested. A second model with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM exists but is not currently available for purchase.

The Nokia G11 is a reasonable size. Its dimensions of 164.6 x 75.9 x 8.5 mm are standard for a smartphone. It weighs 189g, so it’s not particularly heavy. The screen measures 6.5 inches and has an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. Internal storage is 32 GB and RAM is 3 GB.

The phone’s triple-lens camera system sits on the back of the device. The lenses don’t protrude much, which is a good idea when looking for a rugged phone. On the front, the selfie camera is a notch at the top center of the screen. But, again, everything is pretty standard. The power button works as a fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock is also supported.

Cameras

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On the back of the phone are three lenses: the 13-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. On the front is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Unfortunately, taking a photo with the 13MP lens immediately reveals that the Nokia G11 isn’t capable of capturing much detail.

The macro lens is a huge disappointment, and the Nokia G11 also struggles in low-light situations.

The Nokia G11 isn’t as sluggish in day-to-day use, but there’s still a slight pause when you open Chrome or another basic app.

On the plus side, simply unlocking your phone takes a reasonable amount of time, which is helped by the Nokia G11’s relatively pure Android 11 experience. It’s not a gaming device or a device that will blow your mind, but it gets the job done.

Battery life

Apart from the screen, the battery life of the Nokia G11 is another strong point. Nokia promises three days of battery life and easily delivers on that promise.

Plus, when you need to top it up, the 18W charging stand is plenty, with a full charge taking a few hours.