I suggest anyone with a Lumia 800 should put a screen protector on.
This was my 1 week old Lumia 800 after it slipped out of my pocket while I was sitting at a restaurant. It fell only about 1m but it landed face down on to a tiled floor.
It looks like it must have hit on the corner and that shattered all the glass.
the same happened to me! This Thursday, my nokia lumia 800 slipped from my hand when I was trying to get it out of the pouch and it fell face down. I only had it for 3 weeks
It's also badly broken at the bottom left corner. I can still use it though, seems like it only shattered the glass display.
What did you do to yours? I am looking into repairing the glass. I'm with vodafone, they asked me to send it to voda repair centre and it costs $40 to just send it for assessment. Same with Nokia, but they asked for $35..
The guy from voda even suggested me to go to battery world and some mobile accecories & repair kiosk. Sounds dodgy. Anyway, I went to the kiosk as he told me and the kiosk person gave me a quote of $170 to repair it and it'd only take 2 hours if they had the parts needed to repair it.
Mine survived about 3 falls - 2 onto concrete. Yes, I am that clumsy. Then I went and dropped it from a height of about 4ft whilst climbing into a truck, and that broke the glass.
Repairs here in Europe are also quite expensive (About $150) because the glass and display are molded together (You can't just replace the glass).
I don't think it's worth it for me to repair - I'll just put the money towards a 920.
Seems this could be a problem as there are lots and lots of people reporting smashed screens after minor falls.
I had my nokia 800 for about 6 weeks, when I took it out of my pocket, it slipped out of my hand (from hip height) and smashed. I couldn't believe it. For the first time ever, I had phone insurance so for a £50 excess, it was repaired.
I have only been using it again for about 3 weeks - yesterday something unbelievable happened.
My phone slid off the top of my handbag, very slowly and from a height of no more than 6 inches onto a hospital floor, and the screen smashed! This time I can still see some things on the screen, but I can't use it.
I cannot believe it - surely a mobile phone is meant to be used and handled. I'm now wondering if there's a fault in the design of my casing (which DID have a protective cover on), because this is absolutely rubbish.
I have always had nokia phones and my N8 had some serious knocks and was always fine.
Come on Nokia, is the 800 to be admired or used?
For what it's worth, I love the 800 - it's the best phone APART from its incredible fragility.
The curved display may look sleek but does mean it is exposed should the phone drop a cretain way. Also harder scratch resistant glass is more brittle s better for scratch resistant but not so good for shattering. I suggest a good case such as the CC-1031 or CC-3032. Has served me well in the last 12 months.